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Wikipedia(R) Chemistry Knowledge Released for First Time in Book Format

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Knowledge Publications, a leading publisher of energy books, has put significant portions of the chemistry content of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org, in full published, printed book form and has done so in full compliance with Wikipedia's GNU Free Documentation License. The book is titled, "The Chemical Educator: for The Chemistry and Manufacture of Hydrogen" (ISBN: 978-1-60322-067-5).

Hawaii Real Estate Auction Could Yield a Bargain for Rare Diamond Head Oceanfront Land

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- When real estate sales are slow, the bargain hunters come out, and their favorite place to look for great deals is at real estate auctions. But not every real estate auction is a foreclosure. Honolulu real estate brokerage firm Elite Pacific Properties is holding a combined live and online auction for a rare parcel of oceanfront land in a highly desirable section of the pricey Diamond Head neighborhood.

Texas Freshman Football Player Andre Lampkin Faces Possible Amputation After Contacting Bacterial Meningitis

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Andre Lampkin, L.D. Bell's 2007 Football Star contacted bacterial meningitis. He has been in the Intensive Care Unit since March 23,2008. The many blood clots that have formed in his limbs makes amputation a real possibility, says the Family of Andre Lampkin.

Food Brand Expert Tammy Katz Leads Workshop at International Fancy Food Show, Chicago

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Specialty food executives and marketing leaders who want to grow their brands faster and learn how to successfully compete more efficiently will attend How to Efficiently Build Your Brand: 5 Ways to Grow BIG, While Spending Small hosted by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's (NASFT) International Fancy Food Show at McCormick Place, in Chicago on April 26, 2008.

Arrowmid to Bring SecurWireless Video Innovation to Israel

LANDOVER, Md. -- SecurWireless, Inc., provider of seamless wireless surveillance solutions for government, state and local, and commercial applications, has named Arrowmid Group Ltd., an Israel communications, security and defense firm, to its SecurVAR program. As the program's first international Value Added Reseller, Arrowmid is the first to market SecurWireless' best of breed wireless surveillance products outside of the United States.

World Heavyweight Champion Joe Hip to Coach Indian Youth at Wisconsin Olympic Hopefuls Benefit

SPOONER, Wis. -- Native Voices Foundation (NVF) is hosting a "Future Olympian's Day" Benefit in Spooner, Wisconsin, on April 16, at their Northwest Sports Complex. "Thanks to Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Joe Hip (Blackfeet), and 2003 Native American Heavyweight Champion, Harry Funmaker ('Ho-Chunk Hammer') coaching the region's rising stars, this may be a launching pad for Indian youth finally getting coaching to compete in future Olympic," according to Olympic skier, Suzy "Chapstick" Chaffee, NVF's organizer.

New Jersey’s Namaste Holistics Begins Education Initiative to Promote Good Health

JAMESBURG, N.J. -- Namaste Holistics, a company focused on guiding and supporting people in reaching their health goals through small manageable lifestyle changes, announced today that it has begun a comprehensive community education. The company offers a variety of services which are complementary to modern medicine, such as integrative nutritional consultations, perspective counseling, massage therapy, meditation, nutritional seminars, and spiritual workshops.

Boston Filmmaker Turns Teacher in Paranormal Seminar Series

BOSTON, Mass. -- Michael J. Baker, co-founder of New Gravity Media, and the director and writer of the successful film "14 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary" has officially announced his plans to instruct a series of dynamic educational seminars on the scientific theories and principals involved with paranormal investigation.

Book by Alaskan Author Jenn Lewis Translates Intricate Language of Dogs

WASILLA, Alaska -- "The Human Pack" (ISBN: 978-1-4196-7578-2) serves to educate readers about the intricate language of canines as well as how best to use this knowledge in order to create a harmonious "Human Pack." Clinician Jenn Lewis also explains how to deal with canine behavioral problems in a way consistent with her gentle approach to training and bonding with dogs.

Research Website Lays Bare the Unintended Consequences of Genetic Engineering

GHENT, N.Y. -- The Nature Institute has unveiled a new website designed to set the public debate about genetic engineering upon a more accessible scientific foundation. Distilling a voluminous technical literature, the website gathers together -- often in the researchers' own words -- information about both the intended and unintended consequences of transgenic experiments. The emerging picture tells a dramatic story; one that has scarcely begun to inform the public conversation to date.

New Book Publisher Highlights Philadelphia Talent

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Philadelphia literary world will celebrate the launch of two new players today, April 10th: Kay Square Press, a new publishing company focused on Philadelphia-area artists, their stories, and their art; and Kay Square's first release, "With the Rich and Mighty: Emlen Etting of Philadelphia" (ISBN: 978-0-9815129-0-7), a critical biography by Kenneth C. Kaleta, Professor of Cinema Studies at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day to Celebrate the Beauty and Value in All Creatures

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- A day that recognizes the beauty of bulldogs, despite their droopy looks, will challenge people as it conveys a message of acceptance, when bulldogs and their owners celebrate the second annual "National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day" on Saturday, April 26, 2008. "I hope that with the help of these sweet bulldogs, people will take note of how they treat others they deem unattractive," said Jackie Valent, author of the children's book, "Stinky the Bulldog."

Texas’ Southern Bleacher Lands Top Talent Pat Summerall

GRAHAM, Texas -- For years, Pat Summerall has provided analysis and color commentary for the premier talent from around the nation. Whether broadcasting 16 Super Bowls or providing in-depth analysis of top high school talent via his nationally syndicated Sports Stars of Tomorrow and Future Phenoms, Pat Summerall knows talent when he sees it.

Florida’s Golf Green Media Launches Medium Worthy of Corporate ‘Green’ Marketing Message

ORLANDO. Fla. -- Golf Green Media delivers the ideal environment to tell a company's sustainability story; an outdoor and mostly "Green" environment: the golf course. Imagine being able to tell a company's sustainability story to one of the most educated, affluent demographics available. Imagine targeting these "Green-Boomers" with a captive media placement. Imagine your "Green" message being presented to these premium consumers, while sharing four hours with them, one-to-one, in an outdoor environment of their choosing.

nPulse Network Systems PCAP Express Delivers Simple Multi-Gigabit Acceleration

RESTON, Va. -- nPulse Networks, a leading developer of high-performance sensors for government, telecom and enterprise networks, has announced the release of PCAP Express, a high-performance implementation of the popular PCAP API, delivering multi-gigabit throughput to applications which otherwise become CPU-bound at much lower traffic rates.

In 2008, Hispanics and Other Ethnic Markets will Spend $60 Billion on Telecom

BOONTON, N.J. -- In 2008, U.S. ethnic communities will spend $59.8 billion on telecommunications services, accounting for over one-third of all residential telecom expenditures, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. The largest minority group, Hispanics, representing 14.8 percent of the total U.S. population, will spend the most.

Memorabilia Guru Brian Cataquet Says Baseball Mementos Remain Strong in a Weak Economy

BRONX, N.Y. -- Baseball memorabilia guru Brian Cataquet, who runs Tobeeecat Auctions, a well known online sports card and memorabilia company, has received hundreds of emails from baseball fan collectors who are a little wary about their sports investments, asking the same question. "Has the weak economy hurt the baseball card and memorabilia industry?" To answer this question in one word, the answer is, No!

Your Restaurant Direct Provides Consumer and Business Services for Food Industry

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Visiting a new city? Not familiar with the area? A new restaurant directory, YourRestaurantDirect.com - launched by directory experts YCD, LLC - can help you zero in on what you are searching for. With over 170,000 national listings there is sure to be something for everyone.

HostBridge Technology Achieves Record Revenue in 2007 with CICS(R) Applications

STILLWATER, Okla. -- HostBridge(R) Technology, the leading provider of mainframe-based software that allows companies to integrate mainframe CICS(R) applications with any type of distributed application, achieved a 28% sales increase in 2007 resulting in the highest annual revenues in company history. The company experienced an increase in revenues through both product sales and services to new customers.

GoldenCare USA Provides CareOptionsOnLine to Bring Comprehensive LTC Planning to Policyholders

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- GOLDENCARE USA now offers CareOptionsOnLine(TM), a comprehensive, interactive, care planning tool, to their policyholders. CareOptions has been helping patients, caregivers, and families make informed decisions about their care for over 20 years. Because GOLDENCARE USA believes the importance of long-term care planning cannot be over looked, their policyholders will receive CareOptions at no cost.

Natural Salt Crystal Lamps More Popular Than Ever with Holistic Crowd

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- The Himalayan Salt Shop announced today that 2007 fourth quarter sales of its Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps have doubled from the previous year. Coverage of these lamps in the November 2007 issue of Woman's World magazine and the December 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine helped fuel the increase in revenue.

Business Leaders Expect No Growth from the Private Equity Market Over Next 12 Months

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- An international survey launched today by global business performance consultancy, McKinney Rogers, finds that senior business executives believe the private equity market will remain stagnant for at least the next 12 months.

Black Unity Family Commemorates King Assassination with ‘Letter to Fellow Americans’

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Black Unity Family, a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of groups and individuals co-convened by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and Melanie L. Campbell, released the following "Letter to Fellow Americans."

Retail Closeout Mall Helps Shoppers Give Themselves a Raise by Spending Less

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- In these tighter economic times, consumers can give themselves a raise by spending less at the discount shopping source Retail Closeout Mall. This online store offers closeout, liquidated, overstocked, surplus, and discontinued merchandise. Since October of 2007, the online store has continued its growth, tripling the number of products being offered and increasing its customer base fourfold.

Visionsoft PowerOut Improves Carbon Footprint and Saves Businesses Money

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. -- Soaring gas prices, a looming recession, and higher energy bills all add more pressure to businesses to effectively make money. However, Visionsoft is doing their part to help these businesses to save energy while positively affecting their bottom line.

Dallas-Based Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc. Wins National SEAA Award for Work on New Nationals Ballpark

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a very, very good spring for John Bosworth and Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc., the steel erection company he heads. Innovators in steel construction and modification, Bosworth Steel Erectors just won class III project of the year honors at the recent SEAA Convention (Steel Erectors Association of America) for steel erection on the new Nationals Ballpark in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Application, My Military Experience, Enables U.S. Military Personnel and U.S. Veterans to Locate and Communicate with Colleagues

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Electronic Allies LLC, operators of the military career advice community SmartSoldier.com, today announced the availability of the My Military Experience Facebook application. The application, launched for final beta testing last week, allows Facebook users with military experience to display details of their military service within a seamlessly integrated box on their Facebook profile.

Patio Season: How to Select the Best Resin Chair

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Adams Manufacturing has discovered that many consumers want to know more about which resin chair is best for them. Basically, all stacking resin chairs come in three sizes. The smallest are called low-backs. They're the most economical. They're usually about 31 inches high at the back, and they weigh about five pounds. They're a good value. They last for years, and don't need to be painted, sanded, or maintained.

New Mexico’s Relios Jewelry Sets the Stage for Effortless Mothers Day Sales

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Mothers Day sales just got a little easier with the addition of two new jewelry display options by Relios. The company's most popular collection - "Loving Family(TM)" - can now be presented using a larger fabric-covered display easily suited for jewelry stores and bigger retail venues, or a smaller pewter-colored wire display that fits nicely in gift shops and specialty boutiques.

Software Program Offers Solution to Recordkeeping for Gratuity Based Income Employees and Employers

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.

New Alabama Accounting Office Introduces New Approach to Tax Savings

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 Homeowners to Get Foreclosure Prevention Help at Free Workshops

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.

Florida’s LRM Industries Launches New Web Site for Patented TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming

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.

Pirate Island Press Announces Bioterrorism E-book, The Jihad Germ

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."

Nationwide Casting Call: Looking for Child to be Cover of a New Book

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.

Washington LTC Insurance Agency Wins 4 ‘Marketing Excellence’ Awards

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.

Ancient Utah Petroglyph May be Key to Christmas Legend

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.

New Kansas Facility Fuses Consumer Strategy, Creativity and Culinary Technology

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.

IPTV, Streaming Movie and Music Industry to Generate $70 Billion Over Six Years

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.

SecurWireless and KapLogic Team on Turnkey Wireless Security Solutions

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.

M2SYS and DAXKO Partner for Fingerprint Software Solutions Targeting YMCAs

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.

New Jersey Based Management Dynamics Honored with Two Industry Awards

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."

Pledge to Tote Green on Earth Day with the Beleaf Tote

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.

Mr. Golf Etiquette and Keepers of the Game Suggest Sanctions for Hawk-Killing Golfer

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.

Friends of Dogwood Fundraising Efforts: Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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.

Metrofunk Social Network for Trendsetters Launches into Public Beta of Metrofunk.com

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’s RentMyCar.com Announces a Solution to the Rising Price of Gas

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.

Advertisers Love Children’s Newspaper with One Million Kid Readers: Kidsville News!

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.

Back Pain Treatment Proven 86-Percent Effective

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.

New Book Honors Disappearing Way of Life: Wild Mustangs and Nevada Prospectors

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.

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