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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.

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Seaweed Systems, Inc., the leading developer and supplier of OpenGL(R) and X Window System embedded graphics solutions for embedded markets, announced today that it has partnered with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense market.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Now there's a newsletter for people who will probably need long term care someday, but want to stay healthy, happy, and solvent as long as possible. The first issue of "Caring is Sharing," to be published quarterly, debuts November 1. By promoting healthy lifestyles and good planning, the 8-page newsletter seeks to extend the vital years while protecting financial assets subject to healthcare drainage.

GARLAND, Texas -- DaveCo Industries recently entered into an agreement to acquire the The Striker(TM) product line from Simmons Tool LLC. The deal gives DaveCo all rights to manufacture and market the innovative stake driving tools both domestically and abroad. Dealers are currently being established in the U.S. and Canada, while international channels are also under development.

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gorell's new Armor Max Plus(TM) hurricane window was awarded a Crystal Achievement Award in the "Most Innovative Window" category by Window & Door magazine. Armor Max Plus(TM) windows are designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Interim HealthCare is partnering with W, the woman's show in an upcoming 30 minute television special program that explores the challenges and choices people face when themselves or loved ones need special care at home due to medical problems or aging. With the focus on the most requested choice - remaining in their home - the special program takes a look at home health care, how it works, who provides it and the many services that are available.

BOSTON, Mass. -- At the ATCA Summit 2007 show in Santa Clara, CA from October 16-18, 2007 (booth #417), CorEdge Networks, Inc., will be demonstrating its newest high-bandwidth, high-availability MicroTCA system (CEN-MICRO-xU14(TM)).

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Executives from Pittsburgh-based GSP Consulting will present to a gathering of economic development leaders from around the country at a national conference this week in Baltimore. Dr. Jerry Paytas, Director of Research in GSP's Economic Architecture practice, will lead a discussion titled "Best TBED (Technology Based Economic Development) Practices...to Avoid," on October 18 at the State Science and Technology Institute's (SSTI) 11th Annual Conference.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Pete Smyth, CEO of Iamota Corporation and Gary Hartwig, President of AppLocation Systems Inc., announced today the availability of location aware mobile content and services. By combining Iamota's proprietary end-to-end mobile marketing, messaging and payment platform with AppLocation's MOBILEFusion(TM) platform, brands can now deliver location sensitive services.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- While many Americans are receiving more vacation time, they are taking less time off. So, vacation planning and business travel is more important than ever. The Residences at Biltmore, located in the heart of Asheville, N.C., is re-inventing the importance of stress-free vacation days and efficient business stays.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- CrossLink Media, an interactive mobile software provider, today announced an exclusive mobile partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), America's largest sports ministry, impacting all levels of sports and sports enthusiasts everywhere. CrossLink Media's proprietary software platform will allow FCA to communicate with its membership anytime, anywhere.

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Atreus Systems(TM), the leading supplier of provisioning solutions for converged IP services, today announced the general availability of release 3.0 of their Enterprise VoIP provisioning solution. The new release is designed to help carriers achieve greater operational efficiencies with Hosted PBX, IP Centrex and Business Trunking applications.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Got talent? Then the Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Oceanside is looking for you! Participate in the Club's first Talent Explosion, a competition featuring on-line voting for your favorite performance on YouTube. Oceanside Rotary Charities is a 501c (3) not for profit organization.

GARLAND, Texas -- DaveCo Industries recently demonstrated its commitment to quality and continuous improvement by achieving certification to AS9100, which has been adopted as the quality standard for the Aerospace Industry. Shortly after the recent certification audit of DaveCo's management system and processes, the company received an audit score of 98.3.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Chicago-based property tax consulting firm Advantax(R) announced today the opening of their new northeast regional office in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The office will be headed by John Palvelko, Jr., Advantax's newly appointed Manager of Client Services.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Prominent, former Hollywood based, international actress / director / producer, Anna Wilding, was injured while walking on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Wilding sustained a broken finger, torn left shoulder rotator cuff, sprained elbow and other associated injuries when she fell due to a pavement grating defect. A notice of claim has been filed by Wingate, Russotti & Shapiro against NYC Transit Authority and the City of New York as result of the injury.

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- DCH Freehold Toyota and parent company, DCH Auto Group, dedicated the Childcare Center at CentraState's new Fitness and Wellness Center on Saturday. John T. Gribbin, President and CEO of CentraState Healthcare System, thanked DCH for its ongoing contribution, presenting a plaque in recognition of DCH's generosity.

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Atreus Systems(TM), the leading supplier of provisioning solutions for converged IP services, today announced the general availability of xAuthority 4.0, the latest release of the company's award-winning provisioning platform. xAuthority 4.0 supports powerful new capabilities designed to meet the stringent performance and scalability requirements of the world's largest carriers.

BOONTON, N.J. -- According to a new white paper by Insight Research, Application Session Controllers (ASCs) are an important new approach to providing efficient and cost-effective application connectivity, application/session call control and the ability to mediate application mash-ups in a mixed networking environment.

AUBURN, Maine -- Panini & KIC Products are pleased to announce the release of the Panini Waffletechnology Check Processor Cleaning Card. This product is designed to work with Panini My Vision X(R) Check Scanners through strategic positioning of the Waffletechnology design. Panini and KIC Products extensive co-development project has produced a method of quickly cleaning critical camera lenses and pathways within the device, used by the banking industry under the Check 21 laws and provisions.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- March Purpose: To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family, and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams' case.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- People's lives are filled with constant challenges and adversities. That's why author Ricardo Estrada, founder of Tumi Publishing, has launched the first in a planned series of books that celebrates the human spirit - "Sticks of Fire: The Turning Point" (ISBN: 978-0979-675508).

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- With its key compound touted as "The Dream Cream" by none other than the famed Washington Post, no one should have been surprised when Tummy Flattening Gel(TM) (TFG), from Sovage Dermatologic Laboratories(TM), began flying off the shelves at prestige retailer, Nordstrom, but they were.

RICHMOND, Texas -- OCuSOFT Inc., producer of the popular ocular-lid hygiene products, OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) and OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS, is responding to a recent advertisement released by Advanced Vision Research (AVR) that was found to be misleading.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Solving Light Books announced today the publication to the Web of 37 images of the Biblical Noah uncovered in ancient Greek art. The surprising Web Presentation includes written commentary by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., author of "The Parthenon Code: Mankind's History in Marble" and most recently, "Noah in Ancient Greek Art" (ISBN 13: 978-0-9705438-4-4).

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- For the first time, comprehensive information on long term care providers plus information on how to pay for it will be available from a single source: a national network of 380-plus long term care specialists. Today, LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, announced a partnership with CareScout, creator of the first quality-of-care ratings on nursing homes.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Marine Exploration Inc. (MEI) begins Pink Sheet trading (stock symbol MEXP) with over $600,000,000.00 in treasure-salvage contracts. MEI joined forces with legendary treasure explorer and salvager, Burt Webber, to begin salvage operations in the Caribbean.

MADRID, Spain -- Cimaware Software has launched their newest product DeleteFIX Photo, a utility for the recovery of deleted digital photos. DeleteFIX Photo recovers deleted photo and video files from most digital cameras and other media including memory cards, hard drives, USB devices, pen drives and other removable devices.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- At this week's annual meeting of the DirectEmployers Association in Las Vegas, Doug Berg, Chief Gigster of HotGigs, Inc. will present a case study reviewing the results achieved by a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company that implemented HotGigs' Jobs2Web career site optimization solution.

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Stabilus, the world market leader in the design and manufacture of gas springs and hydraulic dampers, has appointed Anthony "Tony" Haba as President Stabilus Inc. Mr. Haba will be responsible for Stabilus business operations in the North American market.

KNOXVILLE, Md. -- The continually rising price of gasoline has many people looking for preventative medicine for that ever growing ailment. One area where they are seeking to find relief from the pain at the pump is in their daily commute. For many of a commuter the all-new "BugE" Personal Electric Transport from Harvey Coachworks may be just what the doctor ordered.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- No one wants to talk about it. There is something that politicians don't want you to know. It's understandable considering politicians are not in the habit of displaying weakness. The reality is that many campaign websites are insufficiently protected from hackers and fraudulent sites. ElectionMall CEO, Ravi Singh has pioneered this issue since 2000.

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Author, Popular TV/Radio guest Athena Star (Mystic), says Princess Diana has many messages for us, marking the 10th year anniversary of her passing. Also messages from JFK, Gandhi, Elvis and More! Her new book is: "Celebrities in Spirit - Afterlife Wisdom for Mastery & Success" (ISBN: 978-1434302700, Authorhouse 2007).

REVERE, Mass. -- On October 17th, 7:00 p.m. at Showcase Cinemas in Revere, New Gravity Media will release their latest production "14 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary." Hosted by Mark Veau (Oldies 98.9 WORC), the film touches base with some of the most respected names in paranormal research.

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM(TM)) have announced that Dr. Milton McNichol will assume the role of Medical Director of SIRM-Central Illinois, located in Peoria. Dr. McNichol is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who joins SIRM-Central Illinois from an infertility practice in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

NEW YORK and LONDON, England -- Prince Harry is the symbolic hero of a monument encouraging empathy for the Iraq War in the latest work by controversial New York sculptor, Daniel Edwards. The statue featuring Prince Harry will be unveiled at London's Trafalgar Hotel October 11th during the Bridge Art Fair, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

LOGAN, W.Va. -- Black Lawyers For Justice President, Malik Shabazz, Esq., today announced they will organize and advocate for Federal Hate Crime Charges to be brought against the 6 Defendants in the Megan Williams Kidnap And Torture Case, on behalf of the family. On September 12, 2007 six white residents of Logan County were arrested and charged.

DENVER, Colo. -- Ironman China Ltd. (ICL), announced today that the City of Haikou, Hainan will be the venue for Asia's second Ironman 70.3 series event. Ironman 70.3 China will take place on April 20, 2008 and will be the first time that a full-distance Ironman and Ironman 70.3 race will be staged at the same venue on the same day.

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that CEO, Jeffrey Maynard, will be a speaker at 2007 InnoTech Austin, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Expo to take place at the Austin Convention Center. Mr. Maynard will speak Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. with an innovative presentation entitled "Biometric Solutions for Identity Authentication and Identity Theft."

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Look out American Idol, there's a new game in town. RESCUE, a non-profit 501(c)3, based in Phoenix, had such success with their first pet idol contest at the local level, that this year, they are taking it national. The national pet idol contest will benefit the efforts of RESCUE, an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals on euthanasia lists.

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gorell Windows & Doors has introduced an all-new line of hurricane windows that is especially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather. The new series, called Armor Max Plus(TM), is made in the U.S.