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NBFAA Urges the Inclusion of Fire Detection with Suppression Devices

IRVING, Texas -- A balanced approach to fire protection that includes the installation of both fire detection and suppression systems will save lives according to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and for that reason, NBFAA urges that consumers support two legislative initiatives now pending in Congress.

Austin’s Bantam Electronics Recognized in 2007 Inc. 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas -- Inc. recognized Bantam Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of high mix electronics manufacturing services for emerging companies, on its inaugural Inc....

Pop Singer Claims Songs Stolen, Distributed Online: Obsessive Fans a Reality for Rising Celebrities

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Killian Wells, an up-and-coming young pop singer, songwriter and producer, has allegedly become the target of a stalker from British Columbia, Canada, according to his label Inferno Records. Wells claims the overly zealous fan has e-mailed and made multiple phone calls to his Manhattan recording studio posing as a DJ from a phony radio station.

Subscribers to Telecom Services Continues Growing in 2007, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. -- While industry consolidation has wrought major changes in the U.S. telecommunications industry service provider segments, the wireless carriers stand out as clear winners, though all segments continue to add new subscribers, says a new report from Insight Research. The wireless companies will be adding new subscribers at a rate nearly double the overall telecommunications subscriber growth rate.

Grille Zone is Nation’s First Certified Green Fast Casual Restaurant

BOSTON, Mass. -- Boston's Grille Zone is the first fast-casual restaurant in the nation to be certified green by the Green Restaurant Association. The Boston restaurant, which opened in June of 2007, is the first of several locations. Founders Ben Prentice and Barry Baker are currently entertaining investor inquiries to support plans for four additional locations in Boston and five in Albany over the next five years.

Book Company Start-up Uses IdeaWeaver Software to Produce Three Popular Books in One Year

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A writing and creativity software program called IdeaWeaver from Logical Expressions, Inc. has made it possible for a self-publisher to release three books in a year. Before using IdeaWeaver, the text for these books had been languishing in word processing files for months.

Long Term Care Awareness Week Supported by Facts from Local LTC Experts

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Now there's a week, November 4-10, devoted to thinking about an issue many Americans put out of mind: the possibility of needing long term care someday. "Nobody likes the idea of being incapacitated for an extended period," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners.

New Book from Anttyr Publishing Tells Story of Self Discovery

YORKTOWN, Va. -- Anttyr Publishing, a Virginia-based publishing company, announces the release of a new book "The Day I Found Me" (ISBN: 978-0-9790328-1-3). The book centers on a young girl's struggle to escape a life of abuse and unhappiness; it draws the reader in through a well-documented journey that provides a sense of hope and closure.

Vacation Research and Planning Enhanced with Video from ResortsandLodges

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This was a bond that was just meant to happen. ResortsandLodges.com, a niche portal Web site that provides advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, recently completed a successful pilot program that brings high-quality, full-motion video to Internet users exploring their options in travel. The Web site is now the first and only one in its niche - and possibly in the entire industry.

ACS Data Recovery Launches Nationwide Affiliate Program for PC Repair Centers

TEMPLE, Texas -- ACS Data Recovery, a worldwide leader in hard drive and RAID data recovery services, is proud to announce the official launch of their brand new Regional Affiliate Program for computer service providers and networking professionals. While the company's new program offers robust discounts on data recovery services, it also offers additional PR for the Affiliate.

Eularis Releases Updated Report on Maximizing Pharmaceutical Marketing

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Eularis is announcing the release of an update to its report, "Ensuring Profitable Return-on-Investment (ROI) in Pharmaceutical Marketing: Using Analytics and Metrics to Improve the Bottom Line." Originally offered in February 2007, the comprehensive report has been revised to provide pharmaceutical marketers with a competitive edge and the latest research information.

SilverFast Scanning Software Now Mac OS X Leopard Compatible

KIEL, Germany -- LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 6.5.5 is the only software which now supports the entire range of Linotype Hell / Heidelberg High End scanners, like CHROMAGRAPH 3300/3400, Topaz, Nexscan, Tango/XL and Primescan on the most modern operating system Mac OS X TIGER (10.4) as well as for the announced Mac OS X 10.5 aka LEOPARD.

Street Attack to Launch Social Media Campaign for OurStage

BOSTON, Mass. -- OurStage.com, an online community that allows independent musicians and filmmakers to compete for recognition and prizes by connecting directly with fans, has signed on to work with Street Attack to promote the new OurStage Facebook application. Street Attack will be launching an online viral campaign in November 2007.

Arclinea Boston Wins Two Gold Awards at 2007 Prism Awards Presented by BAGB

BOSTON, Mass. -- Arclinea Boston is the winner of two 2007 PRISM Gold Awards, for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 and Best Remodeling of a Kitchen $50,000 - $100,000. Presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB).

Move to Cable Calling Means Phone Companies Lose $8 Billion Over Five Years, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. -- The top 11 cable operators continue to grab share of the residential phone markets, a move that will cost the incumbent phone companies nearly eight billion dollars over the next five years, says a new market research report from Insight Research Corp. The incumbent phone companies are expected to lose more than three million residential phone lines to cable.

AirSense Launches Addressable Sample Port-Annunciation Smoke Detection System

PORTLAND, Ore. -- AirSense Technology Limited, leading manufacturer of award winning Stratos(R) aspirating smoke detection systems, is proud to introduce MatrixScan(TM), the world's first addressable virtual detector matrix system featuring sample port-annunciation(TM).

Brooklyn: The New Hot Spot For Tots! The New York Kids Club Announces Opening of Brooklyn Heights Location

MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- Brooklyn families have an exciting new enrichment option for their children this season as the New York Kids Club announces plans to open a fifth center in Brooklyn Heights. The 10,000 square foot Brooklyn location will host a 2's and 3's Club drop off program and classes for children 6 months - 18 years old in gymnastics, art, ballet, martial arts, cheerleading, ultimate fitness, as well as, open play, camp programs and one of a kind birthday parties.

Biometric Signature ID Highlights its Biometric Tech to Reduce Identity Fraud, at InnoTech07

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that CEO, Jeffrey Maynard, will be a speaker at InnoTech, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference to take place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Mr. Maynard will speak Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. on a very timely topic entitled "Biometric Signatures to Reduce Identity Theft and Fraud - A New Defense."

LBA Group Makes Premier List of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing U.S. Businesses

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- LBA Group, Inc. announces that it has made Inc. magazine's list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses in the nation with a ranking of 3,613 and a three-year sales growth of 80 percent. Inc. 5,000 lists companies, that when put together, represents the backbone of the U.S. economy.

New Internet College Comedy Series Begins in November

BOULDER, Colo. -- KollegeTV is a series about four college students trying to navigate the path to graduate between classes, parties and relationships. The new online comedy series about college life begins webcasting in November on www.kollegetv.com and will post new webisodes every week.

Memoir of Top Chinese Rights Lawyer Published as His Whereabouts Unknown

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Broad Press USA announced this week the release in English of "A China More Just" (ISBN: 1-932674-36-5), an autobiographical account by Chinese lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Gao Zhisheng. The announcement comes one month after Gao was abducted by the Chinese authorities.

Catch the Fiery Shades of Fall with a New Designer Jewelry Collection from Relios

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, American designer and manufacturer of contemporary sterling silver and genuine gemstone jewelry, is introducing its new designer jewelry collection for Fall, to debut on its retail website later this month. The new collection, "Santa Fe Sunset," showcases purples, oranges, and mixed metals alongside exquisite metalwork.

eDataShield Software Backs up Computer Files with a Click of the Mouse

LA VISTA, Neb. -- Is your computer protected? Property loss threatens everyone. Recent California wildfires have damaged and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed more than 275,000 homes. That's why eDataShield has designed a computer backup system that is secure and easy-to-use.

New Book by Elizabeth Gordon Explores Racial Boundaries and Builds Cultural Bridges

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- What might a well-to-do, middle-aged Caucasian woman have in common with a pregnant, African-American teenager? According to a new book published by Crandall, Dostie and Douglass Books, Inc., and authored by Elizabeth Gordon, plenty. "Walk with Us: Triplet Boys, Their Teen Parents and Two White Women Who Tagged Along" (ISBN: 978-1-934390-30-6) is a twentieth century tale with a message of hope.

Premier Coach of NYC Extends Hospitality On-Line for Their Charter Bus Services

BRONX, N.Y. -- Do you need small or large group ground transportation, but want the ease of on-line shopping without sacrificing personal service? Well Premier Coach of NYC is pleased to announce their newly expanded on-line service at premiercoachny.com.

New Book Shares Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Shelter-Adopted Cat

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to help new, adopted-cat owners get off on the right "paw." "Happy Tabby: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Cat or Kitten" (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-3-3; LCCN-2007906436) tells new owners what they need to know to raise a healthy, happy feline.

Metrofunk: The World’s First Invite-Only Social Network Built by Trendsetters for Trendsetters

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk Corporation announced today that on November 15, 2007 they will launch Metrofunk.com, the world's first invite-only social network devoted entirely to nightlife, fashion, film, and music. Metrofunk was created specifically to allow industry trendsetters such as nightclub promoters, fashion designers, music artists, and filmmakers, the ability to create, build, and monetize their individually branded online social networks.

ResortsandLodges Collects International Award for Superior Website Design

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- ResortsandLodges, a leading niche portal Web site providing advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, has received a WebAward for excellence in Web site design and development from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The company was chosen from among 2,400 entries from more than 40 countries during the WMA's annual WebAward competition.

Marine Exploration Ventures Employs State-of-the-Art Contract to Insulate Against Foreign Interference

MIAMI, Fla. -- Marine Exploration International (OTC Pink Sheets: MEXP / MEXP.pk), through its joint-venture partner, Hispaniola Ventures, LLC, now has the benefit of innovative host country legal contracts; they will be used to protect all marine exploration projects. Through its joint venture and the use of industry-standard setting contracts, MEI sets the standard for protecting its investments.

MODA CUCINA to Continue Manufacturing Luxury Kitchens in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. -- Moda Cucina will continue to manufacture its nationally recognized luxury kitchens and custom furniture designs in its Hyde Park's Westinghouse Plaza facility for another eight years. In recent weeks, there has been speculation as to the status of Moda Cucina's shop after it was announced by a regional newspaper that rumors of a closure had emerged.

D’Accord Music Releases New Software that Allows Users to Download and Recognize Files from Multiple Media Sources

RECIFE, Brazil -- D'Accord Music Software, the Brazilian leader in music software, announces a new version of its award-winning software - iChords - that recognizes and presents chords from any MP3, WMA files or CDs. By using iChords 2.0, the new version, musicians can learn how to play any song on keyboard or guitar. It also exports song videos to iPods(TM) and mobile phones.

The Hottest Sexy Halloween Costumes for 2007 from HalloweenAdventure

BOOTHWYN, Pa. -- According to Halloween Adventure, this Halloween, adults in greater numbers than ever before are choosing sexy over spooky. As a result, leading online costume retailers have increased their offering of sexy Halloween costumes in an effort to scare up extra sales for Halloween 2007.

TripMama Raises the Bar in Travel Comparison: Expands Its Technology and Ad Partners

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- TripMama, a leading travel comparison website, has announced several new upgrades to further improve the extremely popular web site, including new advertiser, Expedia.com. The New York based travel company works with the largest travel websites online to provide bargain hunters with the widest selection of discounted airfares. TripMama.com quickly provides search results and price comparisons from today's top travel sites.

Seaweed Systems, Inc., and Curtiss-Wright Partner on OpenGL Graphics Solutions for Rugged, Mil Aero Platforms

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.

Long Term Care Newsletter Debuts, Published by LTC Financial Partners; Advice on Living Better, Not Just Longer, with Financial Protection

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.

DaveCo Industries Drives it Home with New Stake Driving Tool Line

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.

New Gorell Hurricane Window Named ‘Most Innovative Window’

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.

Interim HealthCare to be Featured in National Television Program

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.

CorEdge Networks Introduces Redundant Half-Terabit Plus MicroTCA System at ATCA Summit 2007

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)).

GSP Consulting Economic Architecture Experts to Present at National Economic Development Conference

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.

AppLocation and Iamota Corp. Team to Deliver Location Aware Mobile Content Services

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.

North Carolina’s Concierge Condo: The Residences at Biltmore Redefines Luxury Hotel Accommodations

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.

CrossLink Media and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Partner to Deliver Mobile Content and Services to Members

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.

Atreus Systems Delivers Next Generation Enterprise VoIP Activation Solution for Service Providers

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.

Florida Rotary Club Puts ‘Fun’ Back in Fund Raising

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.

DaveCo Achieves AS9100 Certification

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.

National Property Tax Consulting Firm Opens North East Regional Office in Pennsylvania

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.

Anna Wilding, Actress, Producer and Director of Buddhist Film Takes Dangerous Fall in New York City

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.

DCH Auto Group Dedicates Hospital Childcare Center in New Jersey

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.

Atreus Helps Carriers Simplify Deployments and Manage Subscriber Growth with New Service Provisioning Release

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.

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