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ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for "green events" to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California's wilderness and natural beauty.

DENVER, Colo. -- "Over 100,000 key employers now hire primarily from their own websites," according to Steve Madden at the Denver headquarters of Job Market Access Center (JMAC). "For some major firms it is...

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- Van Millwork, New England's leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, is pleased to present The Home Design Seminar Series - three (3) informational presentations by top experts in the home design,...

ATLANTA, Ga. and NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Alti, headquartered in Paris, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, is pleased to announce a joint venture with SAPBUREAU, part of the international ADA Software Group. This collaborative initiative launches a new North American organization called AltiSAP, with the goal of rapidly growing SAP-focused solutions and high-value services.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Identigene, an industry leader in DNA identification testing, has chosen STG Media Corp as their Agency of Record. Identigene is a simple and reliable DNA paternity test that is currently available in 4,500 retail locations nationwide. The test includes swabs for collecting samples from inside the cheek of a child, alleged father and mother, which are then packaged and mailed to the Identigene lab.

AMARILLO, Texas -- This past winter cattle producers experienced record high prices, on the spot market, for supplemental feed. But cattlemen can rest assured that a new website from Forty-Five Cattle will provide decision making tools for contracting feed this fall.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Today, Fare Buzz launched a new, dynamic, web-based hotel booking engine - an industry first - allowing travel professionals to book hotels at net rates in over 100,000 hotel and resort properties.

ANDOVER, Mass. -- Napatech today announces a complete Pattern Matching Adapter based on Tilera's TILE64 Multicore processor. The new Pattern Matching Adapter can be used as a stand alone product or in conjunction with the Napatech series of 1Gb and 10Gb FPGA based high performance network adapter cards.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Joel Miller, the Chief Financial Strategist of Wall Street Capital Funding, Inc., addresses today's statewide meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, Inc., which culminates with dinner ceremonies honoring the 2007 GABB Million Dollar Club members.

ANDOVER, Mass. -- INTEROP Las Vegas -- Napatech today announces the latest software release called TUSCON for its NT series of 1Gb and 10Gb FPGA based high performance network adapter cards. The TUSCON software release included the following new additional features.

PAHRUMP, Nev. -- A new device from JBL Innovations called the Wallmarker may be the answer for couples who cannot hang pictures without arguing or calling a handyman. For couples who are not handy, just hanging a picture may require help from a handyman. Not anymore. A new, inexpensive product called The Wallmarker makes it easy for anyone to hang pictures straight every time.

BALTIMORE, Md. -- HNP Solutions International (HNPSI), an Agile Software Development firm providing complex commercial and business applications, today announced a new and unique approach to outsourced IT services that provides organizations with complete technical and business transparency. Based on an environment of open communication and using a suite of web-based applications, clients are integrated into the delivery process from day one and have access to the same real-time management tools used by the development team.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- James Barclay is living evidence of how vital long term care insurance can be for all employees, not just senior ones. When James joined a major telephone company, he was only 32 and in great shape, climbing mountains and swimming 60 laps a day. His company covered him with a long term care policy, a benefit he thought he would never need until much older.

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Adams Manufacturing announces a new use for resin. Many buyers purchase the classic stacking resin chairs to use during the summer. It's important to remember that stacking chairs can be used all year around. Stacking chairs come out of closets, garages, and basements for all kinds of gatherings, even in the dead of winter.

SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Although political campaigns for national office are hideously expensive these days, you don't necessarily have to spend big to spend smart. South Dakota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Kephart's campaign is employing a unique web-based technology to reach new donors and potential voters.

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. -- The Cove of Lake Geneva All-Suite Resort and Conference Center is proud to announce their "Mother's Day Enter to Win" contest running through May 5, 2008. Entrants are asked to describe, in 500 words or less, why their mother deserves to win a two night stay in one of The Cove's fully-appointed luxury suites.

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Over 2,000 motorcycles are expected to roll past New York's "Ground Zero" on Saturday, May 10, as they participate in the "Freedom Run" motorcycle rally and festival. Riding side-by-side, the motorcycles are anticipated to stretch for five miles and will pay tribute to the 9/11 first responders of the FealGood Foundation who are now gravely ill as a result of their service at the site of the World Trade Center collapse.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- Perillo Tours. America's leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced one of the most aggressive promotions in Italian tourism history - free roundtrip airfare from New York's JFK to Rome, Bologna and Palermo aboard EuroFly airlines. The flights must be booked by June 1, 2008, in conjunction with select Perillo tours and specific departure dates.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Ethan Crownberry announces the release of three great stories. His Poetic Adventures series offers children and adults the opportunity to explore the worlds of Bobby Bumble, an acrophobic bumblebee in "Bobby Bumbles Afraid to Fly" (ISBN: 978-1-4357-0049-9), and a goldfish with a life changing decision in "A Fish with a Wish" (ISBN: 978-1-4357-0050-5).

ATLANTA, Ga. -- This spring, the ALIVE! Expo natural health and wellness event is back with new guest speakers, the country's top environmentally green companies and plenty of cutting edge ways to keep your family in optimal health - inside and out! Now in its fourth successful year in Atlanta, ALIVE! Expo brings the latest in health and wellness to the city's doorstep.

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Adams Mfg Corp asks, "Which colors are best?" For the big, comfortable resin chaise lounges, white is the best color. Dark colors absorb heat more quickly, and can be uncomfortable to use on sunny days. Anyone who's sat on a hot chaise lounge while wearing a bathing suit will insist that their chaise lounges be white and only white.

LONDON, U.K. -- Specialist communications company SentForever Limited is offering an unusual alternative to the traditional greetings card by using radio waves rather than paper to convey messages of love, celebration and remembrance. Personalised messages and announcements can be created online and are transmitted at the speed of light via a dedicated British Telecoms transmission dish.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Following the triumphant lead of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, FL, joins online ticketing agency PTseats as the second casino allowing players to make online reservations for poker tournament seats. Using any major credit card, poker players can securely reserve their tournament seat online at PTseats.com and avoid a wait in line the day of the event.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- A gilded coffin lid bearing Oprah's full-figured likeness by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, designed to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late, lands in Chicago this week. Edwards is offering his latest creation of the television icon to break the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Arclinea Boston, the Italian kitchen design showroom, has won a Watermark Grand Award for kitchens it designed for D4, the luxury condominium development in Boston's South End. Produced by BUILDER and Custom Home magazines, the Watermark Awards honor excellence in kitchen and bath design. Jurors for this year's competition reviewed nearly 150 entries.

DUXBURY, Mass. -- In 2003, Passages 2 received "Directors' Choice of Outstanding Painting" at the Cambridge Art Association. Passages, Ocean to Bay 1 won "Artist of the Year, Painting" at the Cambridge Art Association Members' Prize Show in 2005 and was selected "Best Cape Cod Landscape" at the Cape Cod Art Association in 2007. Today, painter and designer Robert Cipriani continues to evolve his award-winning "Passages" paintings.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consumers stung by the sudden doubling of their minimum required monthly credit card payments are finding new ways to eliminate credit card debt by replacing their card debt with cheaper alternatives such as 401(k) loans, said retirement plan expert, Daniel Lamaute, CEO of Lamaute Capital, Inc.

MESA, Ariz. and LONDON, U.K. -- Capital Market Technologies (OTCBB:CMKT) has reached an agreement with Better ATM Services, Inc. to license the rights to distribute Better ATM Services' patented, groundbreaking technology throughout the European markets. Better ATM Services' breakthrough process enables existing automated teller machines to dispense gift cards and other pre-paid media, premiums, and incentives from ATM trays - just like cash.

Andree BatesNEW YORK, N.Y. and LONDON, U.K. -- Dr. Andree Bates, president of the pharmaceutical analytics company Eularis, will be delivering a presentation on Making the Right Research Decision for ROI - The Link Between Research and Decisions on Bottom Line Return. At 11:44 a.m. on Tuesday 29 April 2008, Dr. Bates will deliver a presentation titled, "How to Tell if You Are Making the Right Research Decision for ROI - The Link Between Research and Decisions on Bottom Line Return."

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Bret Kirwan, a resident of Avon Lake, recently competed on the hit game show "Jeopardy!" which airs on WEWS NewsChannel 5. Viewers can see the exciting episodes featuring Bret beginning this Monday, April 21st, at 7:30 p.m. only on NewsChannel 5, Cleveland.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- On the heels of last year's farewell tour of the King Tut exhibit starts this year's tour of the gilded likeness of talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. "The Oprah Burial Mask" will debut in Chicago April 24th, near Oprah's Harpo Studios at GARDENfresh Gallery, courtesy of NYC's Leo Kesting Gallery.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Gerald Pomeroy of the award-winning firm Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, is one of the distinguished designers featured in the Boston Design Center (BDC) Dream Home 2008. Mr. Pomeroy is designing the Dining Room.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- For health reasons, Americans in the prime of life may be less financially secure than they think, according to Denise Gott, Vice Chairperson of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies. "The sudden need for long term care can erode their best-laid financial plans," she says, "and they're vulnerable on two fronts, not just one, no matter how young they are."

CHICAGO, Ill. -- With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late. Edwards is offering his latest creation to Oprah, to assist the television icon in breaking the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Dream Board Publications LLC today announced that its highly anticipated book "21 Days To Creating Your Dream Life" (ISBN: 978-0-9816275-0-2) will be released on April 28, 2008 in the United States. Now available for pre-purchase at many online book retailers including Amazon.com.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Solving Light Books announced today the release of its new title by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., "Sowing Atheism: The National Academy of Sciences' Sinister Scheme to Teach Our Children They're Descended from Reptiles" (ISBN: 978-0-9705438-5-1). The entire 128-page expose is available now as a free download. The printed version of "Sowing Atheism" will be available April 25th.

MIAMI, Fla. -- The team at Bida Bing announce the launch of a new real estate auctioning application and nicknames their agent members "BidaBingers." REALTORS(R), buyers, lenders and sellers are all invited to list and bid on foreclosures, short sales, estate sales and other distressed properties.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Knowledge Publications, a leading publisher of energy books, has put significant portions of the chemistry content of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org, in full published, printed book form and has done so in full compliance with Wikipedia's GNU Free Documentation License. The book is titled, "The Chemical Educator: for The Chemistry and Manufacture of Hydrogen" (ISBN: 978-1-60322-067-5).

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- When real estate sales are slow, the bargain hunters come out, and their favorite place to look for great deals is at real estate auctions. But not every real estate auction is a foreclosure. Honolulu real estate brokerage firm Elite Pacific Properties is holding a combined live and online auction for a rare parcel of oceanfront land in a highly desirable section of the pricey Diamond Head neighborhood.

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Andre Lampkin, L.D. Bell's 2007 Football Star contacted bacterial meningitis. He has been in the Intensive Care Unit since March 23,2008. The many blood clots that have formed in his limbs makes amputation a real possibility, says the Family of Andre Lampkin.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Specialty food executives and marketing leaders who want to grow their brands faster and learn how to successfully compete more efficiently will attend How to Efficiently Build Your Brand: 5 Ways to Grow BIG, While Spending Small hosted by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's (NASFT) International Fancy Food Show at McCormick Place, in Chicago on April 26, 2008.