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Valerie Gotten

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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.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- J.M. Wick and Associates, Inc. has announced the release of P.I.T.: Personalized Income Tracking, a software program exclusively designed for personal at-home use of tracking tips for employees whose income is gratuity based, in addition to meeting the tip reporting needs of employers in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

DAPHNE, Ala. -- Daphne CPA, Lisa Johnson has opened a new office in the Summit Office Complex (located at 29000 U.S. Hwy 98, Bldg C, Suite 102). Lisa helps business owners save thousands of dollars every year in taxes by providing proactive tax planning services. Her clients get a plain-English plan for beating the IRS - legally.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Philadelphia-area homeowners at risk of foreclosure will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their mortgage lender at the free HOPE NOW Home Preservation Workshop on Tuesday, April 1. Philadelphia is one of the early stops of this campaign offering the HOPE NOW workshops, co-sponsored by NeighborWorks(R) America.

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- LRM Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of large plastic and composite structures headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the launch of a new website. The site has a new design and new content, reflecting the expanding offering of LRM's rapidly growing portfolio of technology and products.

MOBILE, Ala. -- Pirate Island Press, an independent publisher of scientific, historical, and military fiction announces the addition of E-Book availability for the thrilling new novel of bioterrorism and national security, "The Jihad Germ." Within days of its release, the downloadable version of the novel is listed by EbookMall at the height of their "Top 100 New Releases."

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Do you think your child has potential to model and you are looking for a big break to launch their career? Would you love to see your child grace the cover of a national modeling book? Would you like to win a trip to the Big Apple with your child including meetings with some of the top modeling industry professionals? TheModelChild.com, an online resource for child models and their parents, is seeking photo submissions to find the cover model for a new guidebook on child modeling.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP) was honored for marketing excellence at the 2008 conference of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, held in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking home four awards, the agency shared the limelight with leading insurance carriers that were also honored. The awards follow a spectacular growth in LTCFP's size and national impact.

PRICE, Utah -- This year, Santa can't wait for Christmas. A small, but dedicated group of rock art preservationists in Utah - the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition - and their allies are fighting to preserve what may be the original Santa Claus. Nine Mile Canyon - Located high on the side of a sheer cliff in a rugged place in central Utah is an ancient petroglyph that dates back over 1,000 years; it has an uncanny resemblance to the modern day Santa, an elf, and his nine reindeer.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Food Business Resource has moved into a new and innovative 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that now allows them to provide exciting and new offerings to food-based clientele to propel their brand's growth in the marketplace.

BOONTON, N.J. -- Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet, an IPTV network, or a mobile handset will generate $70 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the US markets over the next six years, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Streaming media refers to the transmission of digital audio and video files over an IP network or wireless network in real time or on-demand, while prohibiting users from storing the files locally.

LANDOVER, Md. -- SecurWireless, Inc. (SWI), provider of fully integrated wireless surveillance products and services for government, state and local, and commercial applications, and KapLogic Corporation, the security industry's leading developer of security integration software, have formed a joint marketing partnership.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with DAXKO, a leading provider of operations software and services to the YMCA market. The agreement will benefit YMCAs and their members by speeding the flow of critical information.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced its receipt of two distinctive industry honors. The company has been selected to the 2008 START-IT 125, a listing of the most influential technology providers in the manufacturing space, and its CEO, Jim Preuninger, has been named as a "Provider Pro."

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- It may not be fashionable to be seen sporting paper or plastic, but making a statement with ecofashion is in. Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags a year, recycling less than one percent of them, according to the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research and advocacy group in Washington. Perfect for Earth Day and beyond, the new Beleaf tote solves the paper or plastic dilemma.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Most people are aware of the controversy created when professional golfer Tripp Isenhour killed a red-shouldered hawk by intentionally hitting golf balls at it. Mr. Golf Etiquette and Keepers of the Game, along with like-minded golfers around the world are outraged by this callous act.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For its 72nd year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has added Friends of Dogwood Events that will allow festival goers to enjoy a private restaurant tasting, beverage samples and even access to private restrooms during the festival. The perks continue throughout the year with a variety of Friends of Dogwood events and partnerships with other organizations.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk, the first online social network devoted to nightlife, fashion, film, and music announced today that www.Metrofunk.com has officially launched into public beta. All the content of the site will now be freely available for public viewing when non-members go to the site.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- RentMyCar has created a solution to counter the rising gas prices. This solution is based on the idea of person to person car rentals. With the ability to verify the trustworthiness of the person renting the car and to buy short-term car insurance online, RentMyCar.com has made person to person car rentals a viable solution in cutting down the cost of rising gas prices.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Kidsville News! is a publication that promotes literacy and learning for elementary school children. And, literacy rocks! Just ask the million-plus young readers of Kidsville News! ... Ask their parents, who've been thrilled to discover that this children's newspaper makes kids eager to read and learn.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Approximately 80 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain. Second to the common cold, low back pain is the number one reason for a visit to a primary care doctor. And it is the fifth most frequent cause of hospitalization. Dr. Scott Bender, D.C., of the Connecticut Spine & Health Center in Stamford, Connecticut, offers hope for those who suffer from the agonizing, oft-times debilitating pain of low back ailments.

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Authors John and Jeannette Kerr of Focal Impressions are excited to announce the publication of their first book, "Mines, Minerals and Mustangs" (ISBN: 978-0-9809603-0-3), scheduled to be released on April 10, 2008.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- STG Media Corp. is proud to announce it has acquired the internet portfolio and clientele of Salient Digital, Inc., a 7-year-old Internet Development Company. The acquisition will allow STG Media Corp. and STG Retail Direct, Inc., to provide their clients with a wide range of digital marketing services including E-commerce development.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Having healthy air in a home or workplace should not be a luxury, but a necessity. That's why a new web site, SafeHVAC.com(TM), is offering free furnace tests and inspections to demonstrate not only how to improve air quality, but overall health. Home and business owners fill out a simple online form and are instantly registered for a free test; it's that simple.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As the April 15 tax deadline looms, filers should not overlook the deductions allowed for long term care insurance, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency.

BOSTON, Mass. -- IObit Advanced WindowsCare Personal has passed 10 million downloads and ranked in top 50 most popular software at largest download site in the world, Download.com, representing a significant milestone for the best PC repair utility only two years since 2006, and has taken the opportunity to thank its most fervent fans for their work in supporting IObit.

ALTOONA, Pa. -- ALTO Associates LLC has announced the establishment of the Miss Teen, Miss, & Mrs. International Pageant system in New York State. Women from 13 to 56 will compete in one of three pageants for the chance to represent New York in the Miss Teen, Miss, and Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago each July.

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. -- On March 1st, Green Stuff Connection officially opened for online business, offering customers the best in high quality, fashionable clothing, home goods, personal care products and more. Once just a dream of founder Hilda Orosco-Frank, the site has become a reality! Green Stuff Connection is designed to be THE place for green-minded people to shop.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Literacy rocks! Just ask the million-plus young readers of Kidsville News! Ask their parents, who've been thrilled to discover that this children's newspaper makes kids eager to read and learn. Ask the educators nationwide, who have enthusiastically incorporated Kidsville News! as part of their schools' daily curriculum, using it to promote their own character education curriculum.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- On April 18th, Pope Benedict XVI will address the United Nations General Assembly as part of his first visit to the United States as leader of the Catholic Church. In response to this event, the Forum for the Protection of Religious Pluralism (FPRP) is organizing a peaceful march, which will proceed at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18 from the United Nations building to the Gandhi statue in Union Square Park.

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Edward A. Lyon, founder of TaxTuneup.com Inc., announces release of his 2008 Celebrity Deductions list. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called taxes "the price we pay for civilization." But he never said we have to pay retail! As April 15 approaches, let's take a look at what some of our favorite bold-face names might deduct this year.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Costing the global pharmaceutical industry an estimated $30 billion per year and causing an estimated 125,000 deaths per year in the United States, patient non-adherence is a looming issue in the healthcare industry. Eularis has responded to this problem with a new report, available today, titled, "Ensuring Profitable Patient Adherence Programs."

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk.com, the first metropolitan based online social network built by trendsetters for trendsetters, announced today that they will celebrate the company's launch into public beta on Wednesday, March 19th at Club Metrofunk, located at 532 West 27th Street. If the address sounds familiar, that is because it is the address of the popular Manhattan nightclub, Home.

WEST TRENTON, N.J. -- As consumers search for complementary methods for health and well being, holistic and natural care has rapidly increased in popularity and entered the mainstream mindset. At long last a Holistic/Wellness Expo will be held in the West Trenton area of Central New Jersey. Princeton Holistic Clinic and the CHAI Center are pleased to announce the first annual Unity Consciousness Expo.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- NewsChannel 5 and ABC need your help! Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Host Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and are ready to drive that bus into a northeast Ohio neighborhood.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, welcomed guests recently as they arrived at Mike Ditka's Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa to join him in celebrating the opening of Mike Ditka's Runaway Beach Club Resort and Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- An acoustic rock musician from Bardstown, Kentucky will embark on a month-long tour of laundry mats, spanning a number of cities in six states. Matthew Fogle kicks off the promotional expedition, aptly entitled "Spring Cleaning Tour '08" on Monday, March 24th in his hometown of Bardstown.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Southeast Food Services News (SFSN), the leading food service publication for the southeast, announces a new look and feel that promises to enhance the publication's already information-packed features.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. -- Frustrated by employees who surf the net on company time? Many social network sites are designed to create an addictive routine and people find it difficult to stay away. Chronos, a new software package developed by Visionsoft, allows employers to control what sites employees can use and when.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From a Backyard Barbecue to Easter Brunch, Relios Jewelry has got you covered when it comes to fresh and fun new spring jewelry! Reliosjewelry.com has added a special page dedicated solely to the very latest in Spring Fashion. The new section spells out what's new and exciting this season with several different ready-made looks that literally take the guess work out of what to wear.

PARRAS, COAHUILA, Mexico -- TJ's Custom Jeans (Tailormade Jeanswear Ltd.), the global leader in made-to-measure jeans and chinos, has relocated their facilities to Parras, Mexico. The choice of move to Parras de la Fuenta (Parras of the fountain) is significant in that the town which is considered an oasis in the desert has 2 premium quality denim mills and boasts a 100 year old history of weaving denim fabric and sewing jeans.