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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

CheapoAir Unveils 24/7 Customer Support

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapoAir.com, a leading budget travel website catering to customers in cheap travel, has announced a sweeping overhaul to its customer service department, a spokesman from the company said yesterday. "Our customers spoke and we heard! We discovered that our customers were genuinely pleased with our products, but preferred reduced hold times," said Ross Bogitch.

Go Back to Cool with Career and Corporate Cool

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- CELEBRATE the first week of autumn on September 25, 2007 with an all (work) day long promotional event that will include exclusive online content, hourly giveaways and more from Rachel C. Weingarten aka Ms. Biz Manners, author of "Career and Corporate Cool(TM): How to Look, Dress and Act the Part - At Every Stage of Your Career" (Wiley; ISBN 978-0-470-12034-7; $21.95; August 2007; hardcover).

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Presents the 35th Anniversary Fall Open House

JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) will host their Fall Open House, at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY, where families can sample for free its culturally and educationally enriching workshops offered year-round. On Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 11 am to 5pm, guests of all ages are invited to take advantage of free dance, music, theater and art workshops.

TripMama Expands Travel Search with the Launch of Hotel Comparison and Car Comparison Search

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- TripMama, a rising star in the airfare comparison arena continues to expand. TripMama launched August 07, 2007 to rave reviews and with some of the most notable travel sites online. TripMama has provided an optimum flight comparison shopping experience to our swelling consumer base.

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. Adds New Service to Ease Engine Installation and Assure Optimum Performance

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle-based Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) - known worldwide for their diesel service and engineering department - now adds a new service to their mix, engine performance analysis and installation of Lehmann & Michels, GmbH (Lemag) measuring instruments. Lemag has been in business since 1911 and is represented in North America by their agent Danica Diesel.

Long Term Care Information by Video: LTC Financial Partners Takes Leadership Role

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Currently, when visitors enter "long term care insurance" into Google Video - Google's new video search engine - three of the top ten "hits" feature information from a single source: LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage.

Intelligent Chaos CEO Offers Insight into SOA Business Value

TAMPA, Fla. -- According to the President and CEO of EMS Consulting - Intelligent Chaos, the future is now for companies and industries looking to implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). "Service Oriented Architecture represents a new standard that assists the overall architecture that's been designed to be replicate-able and reusable."

Howell and ADP Sign Service Provider Agreement

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (Howell) located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania recently signed an exclusive, multi-year service provider agreement with ADP Major Accounts Services, part of the Employer Services Division of Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Howell will distribute, install and support ADP HR/Benefits Solution.

DomRey Cigar, Inc. Awarded U.S. Distribution of Royal Agio Cigar

BRADENTON, Fla. and DUIZEL, Holland -- DomRey Cigar, Inc. is proud to announce that effective October 1, 2007, it will be the exclusive distributor of the Royal Agio Cigar brands, Panter and Mehari's, in the United States. In addition, DomRey Cigar distributes the Cuvee, Cusano, and Perfect Cut brands.

BadFun.com Introduces Sexy Lip Glosses That Do More Than Pay You Lip Service

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Sugar Lips is a collection of high-quality, long-lasting lip glosses that let you unleash both your nice and naughty sides. These moisture enriched glosses with deliciously flirty names like "Kiss My Cinnabuns" and "Ride 'em Raspberry" are the perfect accessory for a polished yet sexy look.

Chicago Chef Pens a Quintessential Classic Cookbook

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chef Michael Baruch, author of "The New Polish Cuisine," creates another winner that touches the heartstrings of the city's ethnically varied soulful cooking style. "Street Food Chicago" (ISBN: 0-9715313-1-5) sizzles with 25 mouthwatering chapters, 375 original recipes, 300 vivid photos and kitchen-friendly instructions.

American Icon Raises the BAR!

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Media Advisory: On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 10 a.m. at the Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Virginia, All American Icon will announce the largest talent search in America. We will be issuing an "Icon Challenge 2007" to the top reality TV shows such as American Idol, Nashville Star, Country Music Showdown and America's Got Talent.

Hawaiian Retreat Makes Bold Health Claim

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Virtually all chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, can be eliminated through diet and lifestyle changes. At least, that is what the management of the Walk of Faith health retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii claims. Walk of Faith, a program of Rational Christian Ministries.

New Website Collects War Stories and Images from U.S. Overseas Troops

AUSTIN, Texas -- The new website, From The Front (www.FromTheFront.org), takes viewers on a tour through the trenches and war camps by combining the soldier blog entries, videos, and images onto one site. From The Front, launched in July, aggregates real frontline experiences from thousands of troops stationed in military hotspots. Any soldier can register their own, already existing blogs.

Film Florida at IFP Market in New York to Tout Filming in Sunshine State; Hosts Annual Wasabi Party at Jellado on...

MIAMI, Fla. -- As Florida continues to attract independent filmmakers to the state, Film Florida will be at the IFP Market in New York to tout filming in the state. To celebrate independent filmmakers at the IFP conference, Film Florida is also hosting its annual Florida Wasabi on Tuesday, September 18 at Jellado.

Low Cost Loans from Credit Cash vs. 100% Interest Rate Cash Advances

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Credit Cash LLC saw a need for lower cost financing for companies that accept credit cards, and has entered the cash advance industry. All of Credit Cash's advances are structured as loans so clients can know exactly what rate they are paying. Alternatively, the industry norm is to structure transactions as a "purchase of future credit card sales."

The Bride of Jesus Unveiled – New Book, You Are At The Time For Love, Released

LONGVIEW, Texas -- The world wants to know if Jesus had a bride named Mary Magdalene. The truth is, not only did he betroth her, he came to earth to purchase a bride. "You Are At The Time For Love" (ISBN: 978-0-9797411-0-4) now reveals His bride. This book was written from a personal experience by the author, Mickey McNew.

Ark-La-Tex Energy Sells East Texas Oil & Gas Properties to Sojitz Energy Venture

HOUSTON, Texas -- Lantana Oil & Gas Partners announced today that Ark-La-Tex Energy, LLC and its partners, including Pinkston Resources, have sold a package of oil and gas producing properties to Sojitz Energy Venture, Inc., an affiliate of Tokyo-based Sojitz Corporation, for approximately $79 Million US.

Astrology Illumined Sheds New Light on Study of the Stars

ARLINGTON, Mass. -- Seeds of Light Publishing announces the release of a new book - Astrology Illumined (ISBN: 978-0-978-3320-0-6) - that seeks to reveal the astrology of the soul. Astrology Illumined fills a niche in the market and makes the complex subject of astrology easy-to-read and to learn. It bridges traditional astrology and brings the reader into the expanded world of esoteric astrology - the astrology of the soul.

deverus, Inc. Presents a New, Revolutionary Integration Tool Kit for Background Check Companies

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus, the leader in background screening technology, today announced that it is ready to launch the new must-have in the background screening industry: an integration tool kit. The new tool is part of the many valuable features of enterpriseMX, deverus' new software release.

New Poll Shows Most U.S. Lawyers Would Not Represent Bin Laden in Court

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- As we mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a new poll conducted by Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing asks lawyers whether they would represent the World's Most Wanted Man, Osama Bin Laden, in court if he were found alive. (The assumption of course being that a criminal prosecution would ultimately ensue.)

New Treatments for Kidney Cancer Offer Hope, but Create Difficult Choices for Cancer Patients

California Kidney Cancer FoundationSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- California Kidney Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Dr. David Minor will present a review of treatments for metastatic kidney cancer as presented at the most recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference. The presentation will be from 3 to 5 PM on September 15, 2007 at California Pacific Medical Center, 2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco.

Jaguar Vodka Ranked No.1 in Vodka Edition Tasting Panel Magazine

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. -- Corporate Responsibility! "Saving the Wild Jaguar & Rainforest" Prestige Imports originally purchased 2,500,000 sq. ft. of Pristine Amazon Rainforest and recently formed an alliance with the Rain Trust Foundation to preserve even more Rainforest in our designated Jaguar Vodka reserve. Each drink and bottle purchased increases the size of the Jaguar Vodka reserve.

Red Herring Names Gameshastra as one of the 100 Most-Promising Private Technology Ventures in Asia

Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awardHYDERABAD, India and BELMONT, Calif. -- Today, Red Herring Magazine announced that Gameshastra, India's largest Game Services provider, has won the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. The Red Herring 100 Asia winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants based in 16 countries/regions including China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Australia, and Vietnam.

Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall Featuring the Nation’s Top Young Black and Latino String Players

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Approximately 25% of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation's professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4% of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

Consumers Tell All on Florida-based Business Web Site

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Consumer Raters, LLC, announces the launch of a new web site, ConsumerRaters.com, that allows consumers to share experiences about businesses throughout the state of Florida. It also provides businesses with the opportunity to collect and share testimonials with prospective clients.

Street Attack to Launch Non-Traditional Marketing Campaign for ThePeeq.com

BOSTON, Mass. -- ThePeeq.com has hired Boston-based alternative marketing agency Street Attack to run its September 2007 launch. ThePeeq.com is a witty "Sex-Centric" online magazine and community geared toward women and men in search of a positive place to talk and learn about sex and related topics.

Abbot Kinney Street Festival Goes Green – To Be Held Sept. 30, 2007

Abbot Kinney Street FestivalVENICE, Calif. -- The Abbot Kinney District Association (AKDA) announces the 23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Street Festival will take place on September 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The family-friendly festival, held between Main Street and Venice Boulevard on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a Youth and Family Court, three musical stages, a "Green Living Tent," three food courts and a beer garden. Admission is free.

Milo’s Wins National Award for Employing Workers With Disabilities

ATHENS, Ohio -- Ohio-based specialty food manufacturer Milo's Whole World Gourmet has just been awarded one of only 7 prestigious national awards for businesses who support integrated employment for people with disabilities. Milo's won the national award in the Small Business category, following its win in the state category for Ohio. Two of Milo's five employees are persons with disabilities.

Voices.com Honored with 2007 CRM Market Award

TORONTO, Canada -- Voices.com, the leading online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of voice over and voice acting services, was named a winner in CRM Magazine's 2007 CRM Market Awards. CRM magazine and the sixth annual CRM Market Awards honored the companies that focused on creating and cultivating rewarding customer experiences.

Futron Awarded NASA JSC Strategic Planning and Business Management Support Contract

BETHESDA, Md. -- On Tuesday, September 4, 2007, Futron Corporation announced the award of the Strategic Planning and Business Management Support contract by NASA Johnson Space Center. This contract will support NASA's Space Shuttle transition and retirement efforts as the Agency moves to retire the space shuttle and develop the next generation vehicle. The contract is for two years with three one-year options.

Disease & Starvation Threaten 50,000 in Eastern Uganda

SOROTI, Uganda -- Three Loaves Fund announces a special appeal on behalf of our partner Pilgrim, a local Ugandan Christian relief organization. Unusually heavy rains in eight districts in Eastern Uganda have left over 50,000 homeless and in danger of starvation and disease, said the Ugandan Red Cross Society, as reported in The New Vision.

Farthing West Promotes Six Sigma Mining Management with SigmaFlow at AIMEX

SYDNEY, Australia and DALLAS, Texas -- Farthing West will highlight its Business Management for Mining Managers program during AIMEX 2007 - Asia Pacific's International Mining Exhibition. This training program, utilizing SigmaFlow's Best Practice Execution System(TM) software, is designed specifically for mining.

Two New Web Sites Provide Free Information and Assistance to Business Managers

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- ROK Southwest, Inc. has recently launched two new web sites to provide free information and resources to business unit managers and business communicators. www.policy-procedure-document-conversion.com/resources focuses on business unit management, project management, business unit IT issues, and the communication of business information.

Solar Communications Invests More Than $10 Million in New Equipment and Capabilities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Solar Communications, a full-service print and production provider, has completed its capabilities expansion begun in 2006, with more than $10 million in capital investments over the past few months. These latest acquisitions further support the company's refined focus as a complete marketing services partner.

LTC Financial Partners Applauds Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for ‘Authoritative’ Advice on Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As longer-living Americans face escalating care expenses, "there's a lot of ignorance about how to pay for it," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. "So it's refreshing," he continues, "to see authoritative advice from Kiplinger's, perhaps the most respected financial publication in the nation."

Whiteflash on Cover of Bridal Guide

HOUSTON, Texas -- Wearing an "A Cut Above" hearts and arrows diamond valued at over $100,000, this month's Bridal Guide cover girl has every reason to smile. Her duchesse satin gown, embroidered with crystals and pearls is accompanied by sizzling marquise and brilliant-cut diamond earrings, a delicate three-stone diamond pendant and a sparkling bracelet with flower-shaped diamond clusters.

M2SYS Partners with Gnosis Medical Services to Provide Accurate Patient Identification in Developing Countries through Innovative Biometrics Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that they have partnered with Gnosis Medical Services to provide a biometric fingerprint solution for patient identification in developing countries.

RENNtech Becomes an Authorized DITEC Center

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DITEC International, a paint preservation and protection company focused on providing cars, airplanes, motorcycles and boats with protection and preservation services, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with RENNtech, one of the nation's foremost authorities on high-end performance cars, which certifies RENNtech as an authorized DITEC Service Provider. This certification gives RENNtech an additional competitive edge in the aftermarket performance industry.

Innovasic Semiconductor’s fido1100 Microcontroller Reduces Ethernet Packet Jitter and Improves QoS Performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Innovasic Semiconductor today announced that in recent lab tests conducted by Schneider Electric, its fido1100 real-time microcontroller achieved a worst-case Ethernet packet jitter of only 130 microseconds. In contrast, an ARM9-based RISC processor running at more than twice the clock rate achieved a worst-case jitter of 760 microseconds.

Beyond Wireless Launches Industry-Unique Prepaid Wireless Program

WESTLAKE, Ohio - Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Call, LLC (dba Beyond Wireless), the company that recently took over the products, trademarks, and tradenames of Beyond Wireless, Inc. has announced that it is launching a revolutionary new prepaid wireless program called JOLT! Rewards. With patents pending, the multi-level rewards program is unique and exclusive within the wireless industry.

The Ultimate Credit Repair Book Reveals Secrets to Creating Economic Independence

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Enterprises, a financial consulting firm, announces its new publishing division, Eagle Publishing, and launches its first book - The Ultimate Credit Repair Book (ISBN: 10-0-9798153-0-4 or 978-0-9798153-0-0). Authored by James Young, the book guides readers who are seeking to repair their credit or to improve their credit score by 120 points or more.

Ash Brokerage Corp. Opens Houston Operation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ash Brokerage Corporation today announced that it is expanding its market presence with the opening of a sales and service office located in Houston, Texas. Ash Brokerage is one of the largest independently owned general agencies and financial service providers in the U.S.

HotGigs Inc. Names Gregg Bjork Executive Vice President of Sales

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HotGigs Inc. (www.hotgigs.com), an innovator in web-based contract workforce solutions, announced that it has appointed Gregg Bjork as its new vice president of sales. Bjork has 15 years of senior management experience and more than 23 years experience in software and technology businesses.

What’s in a Name? Everything to Your Dog

SANDPOINT, Idaho - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The most important thing you can teach your new dog is his name, according to Susan Daffron of Logical Expressions, Inc. If your dog doesn't learn his name, it's almost impossible to teach him anything else. Daffron offers a few naming suggestions based on her book "Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy" (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-2-6; LCCN-2006909898).

Dress Code Violator(TM) Clothing Guarantees Exploitation of Loophole in Many Dress Code Policies

SEATTLE, Wash. - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Students tired of being told what to wear to school may be in luck for the upcoming academic year. Dress Code Violator(TM), a clothing designer with a message, has found a loophole in the mandatory dress code for many schools and is encouraging the exploitation of that loophole through their promotion of Dress Code Violator(TM) shirts.

Lawyer Support Services of America, LLC Fills Necessary Niche in Nevada Market

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lawyer Support Services of America, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that connects consumers with experienced lawyers licensed to practice in Nevada.

Sdoia-Satz Announces Opening of Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians (DIMECC)

MIAMI, Fla. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ms. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, well-known educator, author, pianist, composer, clinician, lecturer and Owner/Executive Director of the prestigious music school, Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School) in Miami, FL has, this week, announced the opening of a new division of the school: DIMECC, the Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians.

Alterian Announces Global Partnership with Return Path

CHICAGO, Ill. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alterian (LSE: ALN), the leading global enterprise marketing platform provider, announced today a strategic partnership with global email deliverability specialist Return Path. Through the partnership, Alterian will integrate Return Path's Sender Score email deliverability and monitoring technology with its own email marketing application Dynamic Messenger, giving users a comprehensive solution for ensuring deliverability success worldwide.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(TM) Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD(TM) (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

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