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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.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Quik Pod(R), created by Fromm Works Inc., the world's first handheld extendable tripod, begins the list of CNBC's "Pogue's Holiday Gadget Picks List" as selected by David Pogue, the personal technology columnist for The New York Times.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss this year's Northeast Motorcycle Expo series, the largest all model motorcycle show in New England. This year, Kev-Marv Productions, LLC, Perewitz Inc, and Bikers for the Cure will join forces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. Starting in Hartford, two of the industries rising stars, Jody Perewitz and Sara Liberte, will be constructing a bobber style custom creation. The young stars will be working onsite, building a hot ride for charity.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As part of ongoing efforts to motivate young people to engage in the political process, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) recently teamed up with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) for an innovative civic participation training at North High School in Des Moines, IA. The youth later participated in the Black and Brown Forum Presidential Debate.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Brass Swan Cosmology, a seminal work of philosophical thought which has been available to the general public and academics worldwide for free download, will not be available for free download after December 31st, 2007, it was announced today by roguewolfinc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that realtime has integrated SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime's bioLock Software to provide biometric authentication and fraud mitigation for SAP applications. To date, bioLock is the only certified technology available for ERP market leader, SAP, that offers biometric access and function control.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Voice Coaches, a voice over educational institution based in Schenectady, NY, has implemented a perfect way for their graduates to start their voice acting careers off by partnering with Voices.com, the industry's online marketplace. Already trained and armed with a voice over demo, the grads from Voice Coaches will be able to manage their own website at Voices.com.

THREE LAKES, Wis. -- The owners of The Northernaire Resort & Spa, popular resort in Three Lake, WI, are inviting the public to send in letters in about a family member, or friend, that you feel really deserves to be pampered. Send a letter to the beautiful northwoods retreat and tell them why someone you know deserves extra special treatment.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nothing says romance like the new designer jewelry collection from Relios. America's leading designer and manufacturer of contemporary sterling silver and genuine gemstone jewelry is introducing "Te Amo" - set to debut on its retail website later this month. Like its name, which is Spanish for "I love you," the new natural lifestyle collection features a fresh take on a traditional expression of romance - hearts.

QUINCY, Mass. -- PowerFlite Communications, an advertising, design, and branding firm headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, has been hired by the NevaSlip(TM) brand to promote that company's recent nationwide expansion.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Ring in the new year in style this year at some of New York City's hottest clubs and venues. BestNewYears.com will be producing over 35 New Year's Eve parties in New York where some of the city's most successful people, socialites and celebrities mingle. Why not add your name to the VIP list?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a one for four stock split of all of the issued and outstanding shares of the company of shareholder of record as of November 28, 2007.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JamesAllen.com, the online diamond retailer, has announced the first in its series of video based contests to be held over the next twelve months. The Best Video Proposal contest invites participants to submit a video explaining or showing their marriage proposal idea. The winner of this contest will collect a diamond engagement ring valued at $3,000.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- In a move that highlights their commitment to equipping their users with the best information on how to lead healthy lifestyles, MyHealthGate, Inc. has partnered with a leading natural foods company, Amy's Kitchen.

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS / LSPS.pk) announced today the resignation of Mr. Roy Vinkemeir and the appointment of Mr. James W. Wishart as Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Wishart has assumed global responsibilities for the Corporation.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today's speech by Governor Romney was in response to concerns many have about Mormonism. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fourth largest church in the USA, is one of the world's fastest growing. It is also one of the least well understood. Reactions range from curiosity to animosity, says author Walter Scott.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

WILKES-BARRE. Pa. -- Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (Howell), with offices in northeastern and central Pennsylvania recently introduced "HowellDIRECT(TM)," a turnkey, web-based employee benefit solution for small and mid-size employers. The product was released on the internet this month and is available to employers in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- OpenNETCF Consulting announces the launch of a new product - Padarn - an ASP.NET web server for Windows CE. Designed primarily for embedded applications requiring remote network access for configuration of data access, Padarn is a lightweight ASP.NET web server designed to run under Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Mike Gilbert jumped into the sexy, competitive world of soft drinks with little more than a dream, and he created one of the most innovative beverages on the market. "The Switch Effect," is the story of how it all happened.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express makes a rare stop - in Iraq - via live satellite during a very special holiday event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California December 2 at 7:15 p.m.

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- Protium Technologies, Inc. and Vanu, Inc. have signed a teaming agreement formalizing their business relationship. Under terms of the agreement, Protium will continue to design, develop and manufacture a line of RF front-end equipment to meet the requirements of Vanu's leading-edge, software defined radio architecture.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- AccessMusicNetwork.com announced today a new and innovative Internet Radio software product being provided as a packaged toolkit for the Entertainment and Leisure marketplace. The company's Internet Radio Station Toolkit for professionals is being introduced with several listening audiences and demographics in mind including women, teenagers, and seniors.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Managing millennials has become a hot topic around the water cooler and a newly-released book questions if your company has what it takes to compete in the 21st century. Intern Bridge, Inc. announces the release of "Total Internship Management: The Employer's Guide to Building the Ultimate Internship Program" (ISBN: 978-0-9799373-9-2).

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in Sterling Heights, Michigan has become the first Detroit-based Medical Spa to offer an exclusive VIP membership program. Dozens of men and women have already signed up and committed to caring for skin and addressing their cosmetic flaws in 2008.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Parents are concerned that their children are not playing outside, and they are willing to pay a lot of extra money for a house in a better neighborhood. That's the conclusion of a new survey published on Playborhood.com, an online community for parents who want their children to play outside in their neighborhoods

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Statistically, the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick has been the best coach in professional football this year, according to the website FootballGenerals.com. Launched today, FootballGenerals provides the only statistical, weekly rankings of NFL head coaches, along with coach-related news.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

FREMONT, Ohio -- Style Crest, Inc. has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology.

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- "Talula Goes To New York" (ISBN: 9781432705381), a new book by Jeanine Altreche, has a little of everything to entice a young reader. Adventure, suspense, fun and excitement including puzzles and clues making it an interactive story. This book will be flying off the shelves. Children will be learning without even realizing it.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The holiday season is here. For some, plans are in motion to visit elderly family members. But if it has been a while since you last visited, you might be shocked at how much they have aged, concerned about their continued safety and well-being and motivated to do something about it, say the folks at Interim HealthCare.

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- This is the new must have item for babies. Stuk On U has created the first ever, patent-pending baby sleep and playwear that opens and closes with the softest-to-the-touch Velcro(R). No more pinchy zippers and snap buttons to button. This is what moms everywhere have been waiting for.

DALLAS, Texas -- ChristmasTreeForMe, LLC, announces the "Christmas Comes Early For California" Event. Just in time for the holiday season, Californians can save 5% on a best-selling artificial Christmas tree. Historically speaking, it's rare to see a special discount on such a popular tree in what is typically the busiest week of Christmas tree sales.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With the ever-increasing pressure to ensure maximum return on investment, sales force effectiveness is becoming a high priority in the global pharmaceutical industry. Reports have shown that while sales forces represent the largest spend in pharma sales and marketing, return on this investment has declined sharply in recent years. To address this alarming issue, Eularis announces the availability of its new report, "Pharmaceutical Sales Force Effectiveness Metrics: Are You Measuring the Wrong Things?"

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash.com, hailed by Kiplinger's magazine as "Lord of the Online Rings," is offering free shipping, a no-hassle refund period and an unmatched lifetime trade-up on diamonds to holiday shoppers, in addition to a rare 10-percent off any setting with the purchase of a diamond: "More and more people are buying online," says Debi Wexler, CEO of Whiteflash.

COLUMBIS, Ohio -- The local Interim HealthCare office of Columbus, OH, frequently holds Wellness Clinics for the community. However, it is not everyday when a wellness screening can save a person's life. That is what happened to two lucky citizens this past Fall at Free Diabetes Clinics offered at two different Kroger stores in the Columbus area.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- On December 4 at 1:00 PM, LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, will host a seminar for executives, human resource managers, and business reporters. The event will focus on an issue of growing urgency for companies of all sizes: how to get the most from their most experienced people, their older employees.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Dr. Andree Bates, president of the pharmaceutical analytics company Eularis, will be delivering a presentation on marketing return at the Pharmaceutical Marketing Society Half-day Conference: ROI or RIP.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- USMotivation, a GA-based incentive management company, today announced the creation of a strategic partnership with MeetingAdvice to better address the needs of the meetings market. USMotivation Meeting Services, LLC will provide an extensive array of services such as meeting consolidation management

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk announced today that their invite-only social network built by trendsetters, Metrofunk.com, has officially launched. Metrofunk.com, a site devoted entirely to the genres of nightlife, fashion, music, and film will provide a centralized place for people to gather information on what is hot and trendy in the genres of their interest.