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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.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Perillo Tours (www.PerilloTours.com), America's leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the release of their newest Italy and Hawaii vacation brochures for 2008 offering customers a variety of scenic and thrilling vacations to some of the most inspiring places in Italy and Hawaii.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of DSPnano Version 2 for the 16 bit dsPIC(R) Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and PIC 24 microcontroller (MCU) families from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading supplier of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.

HUDSON, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Opti-Sciences, Inc., home of advanced field-portable fluorescence instrumentation, announced today a new high-end multi-mode pulse modulated chlorophyll fluorometer - the OS-5p.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While Republican presidential hopefuls are in Ames, Iowa this weekend shaking hands and jockeying for position among party faithful, two new technology tools are being offered to Iowa voters and political junkies. ElectionMall's eTicketing software and text messaging (SMS) system are being provided through IowaGOP.org allowing supporters to purchase their tickets online to the Iowa Straw Poll and receive results on their cell phone.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Big Sky Technology today announced the ultimate Ajax/Web event - The 2007 Rich Web Experience - to be held in San Jose, September 6-8, 2007. Big Sky Technology, the company behind the wildly successful "No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Series" (NFJS), is host of this year's Rich Web Experience which promises to be the most innovative Ajax/Web event ever held.

DJ Insane and The G-Man albumLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."

Miss Teenage CaliforniaSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Many of today's beauty pageants appear superficial and focus too much on outward appearance, but Danfranc Productions, a special event planning company, has been producing the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant for 29 years with a focus on education. The 29th annual Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for April 18-20, 2008 in L.A.

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Tired of the bar scene? Not crazy about chatting online with people you don't know? FunQuest Adventures provides an alternative to the typical dating scene and offers active singles a fun and safe way to meet people. Internet dating is big business, but with so many predators out there people are becoming more concerned about safety.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.

Abner Finklestein bookRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, "Abner Finklestein" (ISBN-13: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers. To cope with being put down, the main character creates an imaginary friend, and in the process finds that being unique is not so bad after all.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an "empty nest" transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the "real world."

PhotoSpinLONG BEACH, Calif. -- PhotoSpin, a leading royalty free stock subscription service in the United Sates, has added Newstock images to their collection of royalty free images. PhotoSpin's unique subscription model offers thousands of photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound as an annual service; now with thousands of new images uploaded monthly. Annual subscribers pay one fee, and can then download whatever they need.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- InflightPower.com announced today the introduction of a new product for those travelers interested in recharging the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while on the fly. The InFlight Power(TM) iPhone recharging cable has just been released for market sales.

The Beauty TV NetworkBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beauty TV(R), the world's only beauty TV network today announced that it will bring program offerings to Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. Founded in 2006 by Latino entrepreneur Rob E. Angelino, Beauty TV is dedicated to the beauty enthusiast in the ever-growing $150 billion dollar a year beauty industry.

Movie Premiere The MythHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Media Invited to Red Carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth, on June 26th in L.A. The long awaited 96-minute English language version action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (LSE, AIM; OMH) today announced that it has granted a non-exclusive research license to Waltham, Massachusetts, US-based Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation ("Minerva") for use of Osmetech's self-assembling monolayer (SAM) technology in conjunction with Minerva's proprietary nanoparticle technology. Osmetech, a fast developing, international molecular diagnostics business with operations in Boston and Pasadena.

Hitchhiker Media LLCLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hitchhiker Media LLC and Princess Penna, Inc. announced that adult film superstar Penna Piererra will team up with lifestyles company SwappWatch and Penthouse Swimwear where she will be signing autographs at booths 1444 and 1445 (formerly 1424) during the Erotica LA show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 22nd - June 24th.

Haley Schmidt's HaleyBopTeesTRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- Possibly the youngest fashion designer in the country, 7 year old Haley Schmidt has designed and created her own line of T-shirts titled, HaleyBopTees. This inspiring young artist has a flare for fashion and a passion for art, so much so that not only are her T-shirts are sold online at www.haleyboptees.com, they are also sold at Out Of The Bleu children's clothing boutique in Foothill Ranch, California.

life coach Dawn Clare,LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are you happy is a simple question but being blissful seems to elude nearly everyone. Even Oprah on a recent show admitted that she was not 100% happy. Dawn T. Clare seeks to fill this gap through counseling and corporate consulting. Dawn overcame many challenges on her path to bliss.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "When I first read about America Libre, I knew this was an important book," said Veronica Jacuinde, producer/reporter of On The Up at SiTV. "As the debate over immigration becomes more inflammatory, people need to hear the message of this book. It's a warning sign of the consequences of overreaction and prejudice." America Libre (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), is a novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

Craig Rubin in GQHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- On August 16th 2005 Reverend Rubin announced that he'd be seeking the Republican Nomination for the office of President of the United States of America, with the publishing of his book "9021GROW" (ISBN: 0974711004). The opening line of the book prophetically stated that by the time you hear of the Rev. Craig Rubin, he'd either be in the White House or in jail. At the moment it is not hard to guess which scenario is most likely to happen: going to jail.

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (AIM; LSE: OMH) today announced that it has been granted a non-exclusive worldwide diagnostics license from Swiss-based F. Hoffman LaRoche Ltd and its US affiliate Roche Molecular Systems Inc. (collectively "Roche") to use Hot Start(R) polymerase technology in Osmetech nucleic acid diagnostic assays.

LegalizeFerrets.orgSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Epeius BiotechnologiesSAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced the publication of a historic landmark in medical oncology and a definitive benchmark in the emerging field of cancer gene therapy. The first clinical report of its kind, Le Morte du Tumour - was published in the June issue of the International Journal of Oncology.

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the expansion of ongoing clinical trials using Rexin-G(TM) in the United States to include breast cancer and all types of sarcomas that have failed standard chemotherapy. Following on the heels of their landmark clinical trials in the United States and abroad, the US FDA granted Orphan Drug Status for Rexin-G.

Tamir QadreeOAKLAND, Calif. -- Esteem Now Inc is announcing that Tamir Qadree will be appearing on The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show, News Talk 1300 WERE AM. According to Qadree, a best selling author, speaker and Life Coach, "You can tell a lot about a person by the little things they do," and he says he will break it all down in his own "charismatic and inimitable style."

Productionpoint.comLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- Just in time for camping season, the Food Network's series Unwrapped features Java Juice(R), a "machine-less" liquid coffee essence. On the upcoming Unwrapped segment titled "On the Go," foodies will discover why the liquid concentrate was an immediate hit with the outdoor industry.

YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, Inc., a leading provider of pre employment and background screening services announced today it is among a select group of organizations who have achieved the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certification.

evite vs SocializrSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Socializr, Inc. is a three person San Francisco startup founded by Friendster creator Jonathan Abrams. Ticketmaster, owner of event invitation service Evite, has threatened to sue upstart competitor Socializr for alleged copyright infringement.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a Southern California-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Top 10 Hotel Lap Pools in North America." The 10 best hotel lap pools received the company's recommendation after in-depth research on over 3,000 hotels and anonymous personal tours.

Intellikey Tests podcastGLENDALE, Calif. -- Intellikey Labs announced today the launch of their podcast series "Intellikey Tests" now available on the Intellikey corporate website. The podcasts are designed for content providers who want to learn how to apply quality assurance testing to their products to avoid errors that may upset customers and clients.

IACPOWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), proven leaders in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), were selected by the U.S. Air Force to develop a next-generation Engine Vibration Monitoring System (EVMS) for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III's F117-PW-100 engine.

PALMDALE, Calif. -- Senior Systems Technology, Inc., a premier provider of high-end electronic manufacturing services, today announced that it has received the prestigious Boeing Supplier of the Year award in the Electronics / Hydraulics / Mechanical category. Senior Systems was one of 11 companies honored recently at Boeing's annual supplier award ceremony.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.

Core LinksSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A certified Pilates Instructor with a passion for fitness and an artful eye for style, Linda Moeller is launching her 2007 Pilates accessories brand, Core Links by Completely Fit For Life. This jewelry line expresses Ms. Moeller's love for beauty and function in twelve distinct pieces and eleven unique pose charms.