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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.

DETROIT, Mich. -- While Dr. Mark Berkowitz's patients complain frequently about drooping eyelids, sagging skin, and deep wrinkles, these days their main concerns are how to avoid surgery, anesthesia, lengthy recovery time, and hefty surgical fees. To satisfy his patients, Berkowitz and his Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa now has a cache of non-surgical services to address this wildly growing trend... seen not only here in Detroit, but nationally.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Under the gray skies of today's troubled economy, it's critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reliable, reputable dealers with the staying power to guide them through a lifetime of boating journeys. These consumers now have a trusted source they can turn to, thanks to Boating Industry magazine's third annual Top 100 Dealers.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink is offering special service to the Tournament of Roses Parade on both the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino Lines on New Year's Day. Just take the train to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer for free with a valid Metrolink ticket onto the Metro Gold Line. The Gold Line will take you right to the parade route.

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The newly built church was filled to its capacity of 1500 seats; people were seated in the aisles, standing in the doorways, and waiting in the hallway to hear the music. Traffic around the church was snarled and backed up for six blocks, as more people continued to make their way to hear Trombone Shorty, and his musical guests perform at a free Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans this past week, it was announced today by New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations Inc. today announced that Keith J. Powell has been named vice president of sales. Keith will be responsible for commercial direct sales, enterprise sales and the channel partner sales groups. He will report directly to the company president and CEO. Keith brings his more than 20 years of senior sales management experience in telecom and related industries to Telovations.

DENVER, Colo. -- Therapy Partner Corporation's innovative online billing program is helping psychologists, psychiatrists and other fee-for-service professionals increase private practice revenue. Mental health providers and other professionals working in private practice are constantly searching for ways to increase revenue that won't interfere with the work they're so passionate about.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios, America's largest manufacturer of natural lifestyle designer jewelry has more than doubled its size with a move into a 25,000-square-foot facility in Albuquerque. The move also means that Relios has also more than doubled its production capacity - allowing the major jewelry supplier to expand services to its more than 500 customers.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Retro Television Network (RTN), which is nationally owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:EMDA), announced today that it will partner with Media General to bring RTN programming to Providence, RI. The new affiliate, which is the 5th Media General station to sign with RTN, will launch early next year on a digital stream of WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF), a leading facilities maintenance and infrastructure support services firm based in Philadelphia, has announced Mr. William H. McAfee, III as its new Chief Operating Officer. The announcement, which was issued on Tuesday by the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, James C. Dobrowolski, will take effect immediately.

KIRKLAND, Wash. and CHARLESTON, S.C. -- LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, has more than quadrupled in size since 2005, to more than 400 field underwriters and support staff. That just one sign of what's happening in the long term care insurance field, in the company's experience.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. -- New terror attack? Pandemic? Recession? Killer bees? No! Only positive predictions, please. That's the attitude of Richard W. Samson, founder of SuperLife World Service, a web network that made its debut last month.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus), who was commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the "Ten Best-Mannered People of 2007," as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.

BOULDER, Colo. -- WidowPC(R), a leader in cutting-edge PC hardware, today announced the - in-stock - availability of the long-awaited, Nvidia 8800M GTX powered gaming laptop, the Sting 517D2. The Sting 517D2 gaming laptop, featuring the 8800M GTX DirectX 10 compatible video card by NVIDIA, is the first of it's kind to be offered with NVIDIA's GeForce 8800M GTX graphics processor and marks a new performance benchmark for mobile PC hardware.

WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Greet A Call, LLC, introduces its eloquent verbal greeting cards that are delivered via telephone to the greeting industry. "This heartfelt verbal greeting service leaves Recipients with an everlasting personable impression," says owner Leundrius Arties.

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today their appreciation of the accomplishments of their contemporaries in 2007, a truly remarkable year in terms of biomedical research, scholarship, and gonzo journalism. It was a year in which a definitive meeting entitled "In Vivo Barriers to Gene Delivery" was held at the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where Nobel laureate James Watson presides, or shall we say presided.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Jacob Hill, a 24-year-old songwriter, musician, and model from Plymouth, Massachusetts, will represent the United States in the second Mister International pageant to be held in Kuching, Malaysia from December 20 to 31. In May 2006, Hill was hand-selected by Critical Beauty, a pageant website and pageant consulting firm based in Boston, via an online casting.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As Americans increase their life spans, many eyeing 100-plus, the odds of needing long term care increase. One solution is long term care insurance to pay the care bills. "A better solution," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), "is the insurance plus health habits to keep yourself on your feet as long as possible."

AUSTIN, Texas -- Bantam Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of high mix electronics manufacturing services, including custom systems manufacturing and supply chain management for emerging OEM companies and electronic products, today announced the addition of engineering design and new product integration (NPI) services to its customer offering.

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.