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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

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.

Service Providers Cut Application Connectivity CAPEX / OPEX Using Application Session Controllers, says Insight Research White Paper

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.

Panini and KIC Products Announce the Release of a Panini Waffletechnology Check Processor Cleaning Card for Use in the Panini My...

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.

Call to Action for Megan Williams: National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism – Starts in W. Va.

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.

Tumi Publishing Launches First Novel in Uplifting Series that Celebrates the Human Experience: A Novel of Recovery and Redemption

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).

A Slimming Gel that Really Works? Demand for Sovage Takes Retailer, Nordstrom, by Surprise

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.

OCuSOFT Refutes Comparison Time-Kill Study Released by Advanced Vision Research

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.

New Discovery Impacts Creation – Evolution Debate: Images of Biblical Noah Uncovered in Ancient Greek Art

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).

LTCFP Engages CareScout to Bring Comprehensive Long Term Care Solutions to Clients

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.

Marine Exploration Inc. Announces Pink Sheet Trading Stock Symbol MEXP

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.

Cimaware Software Releases DeleteFIX Photo

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.

HotGigs Co-Founder to Present at DirectEmployers Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

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.

Stabilus Appoints Anthony Haba to President

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.

Harvey Coachworks Offers All-Electric Commuter Vehicle

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.

Campaign Security Goes On High Alert as 2008 Presidential Race Heats Up

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.

New Book: Mystic to the Star Reveals Celebrities’ Truths

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).

Premiere of ’14 Degrees – A Paranormal Documentary’ – Do You Believe in Ghost Hunters?

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 Fertility Center Announces Change in Management – Sher Institute Appoints New Medical Director

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.

Artist Protests ‘Iraq War Apathy’ with Prince Harry Statue – Sculptor Daniel Edwards to Unveil Latest Political Spectacle in London

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.

Megan Williams Kidnapping and Torture Case: Advocates and Family Call for Federal Hate Crime Charges

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.

Ironman 70.3 China Set to Coincide with Ironman China 2008 Race

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.

Biometric Signature ID Launches its Biometric Signature and Gesture Technology Called BioSig-ID(TM) Authentication Products at 2007 InnoTech Austin

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."

RESCUE Hosts National Pet Idol Contest to Support Animal Rescue Efforts

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.

New Specially Designed Hurricane Windows Offer Maximum Protection, Energy Efficiency and More

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.

Jacob Holtz Company Acquires Table Shox(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Jacob Holtz Company has acquired the product line Table Shox(R) from Fundamental Design, Inc., a British Columbia Corporation. Table Shox is an automatic, self-adjusting, hydraulic glide that replaces manual table glides.

CYNACON/OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.) Names Katherine M. Mastrota, M.S., O.D. to Medical Scientific Advisory Board

RICHMOND, Texas -- CYNACON / OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.), a company specializing in ophthalmic research, development and supply to ophthalmologists and optometrists, is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Mastrota, M.S., O.D., to its Optometric Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Mastrota is the Center Director of Omni Eye Surgery in New York City. She is dedicated to playing a key role in the center's development and growth through her commitment to excellence in patient care.

Consumers Adopting Dual Mode Phones for Fixed Mobile Convergence While Enterprises Lag Behind, says Insight Research Corporation

BOONTON, N.J. -- Led by consumer demand, fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is taking off around the world, even as businesses watch from the sidelines, says a new study from Insight Research. According to the new market research report, over the next five years FMC will generate more than $35 billion in revenue for service providers and hardware vendors.

HotGigs Welcomes Consultant Member 100,000 to its Online Staffing Exchange

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- HotGigs Inc., an innovative provider of staffing solutions and services, announced that it achieved a membership milestone on the HotGigs Staffing Exchange, when Minneapolis-based business planning and management consultant Craig Kalscheur registered as the 100,000th consultant member.

deverus Launches enterpriseMX, the Newest Version of Their Advanced Background Check Technology Software

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus, Inc. today unveiled its newest ziptuit software version, enterpriseMX, the most complete software solution specifically addressing the dynamic needs of the background check industry. enterpriseMX is deverus' most significant new software version release in over 7 years. MX is the result of deep industry insight, technology expertise, and proven ability to execute and innovate.

Van Gilder Creates Joint Venture with EnRisk to Provide Risk Counsel and Insurance for Energy Industry

DENVER, Colo. -- Parent companies Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, of Denver, and EnRisk Services Inc. of Fort Worth, have created a new firm, vangilder | enrisk, which will specialize exclusively in risk mitigation and insurance for the energy industry in the western United States.

William the Garbage Truck and Crew Introduces Going Green to Children

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Written by author James Martin II, "William is Going Green" (ISBN 978-0-9799465-1-6) is an 860 word children's book introducing William the Garbage Truck, a kelly green eco-friendly cartoon character determined to make the planet a safer and cleaner place to live. William often rhymes when he speaks. "William is Going Green" is the first in a series of books that follow the adventures of William and his friends.

A Mysterious Cargo on the Top of Mount Everest: The Book of Human Dreams

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- At the end of March 2008 from the Himalayas in Nepal will start a special expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The participants of the Himalayan Message Project expedition will be carrying the most precious cargo in the History of Mankind - the Book of human dreams, hopes and joys, the words of commitments, prayers and messages sent by people from all over the world.

Jewelry Designer Carolyn Pollack Laces Up Her Shoes in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, America's largest manufacturer of authentic American-made designer jewelry, is offering something special to their web customers - a "purchase with a purpose." Now through October 31st, 10% of all jewelry purchases from the Relios Breast Cancer support jewelry selection will go toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

DCH Auto Group Supports N.J. CAR’s ‘Driven to Read’ Campaign Promoting Literacy

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. -- DCH Auto Group is driving more than cars this fall. At the suggestion of N.J. CAR (New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers), the DCH dealerships in New Jersey are supporting the 2nd Annual "Driven To Read" campaign promoting literacy by serving as collection locations for donated children's books between October 1 and November 30, 2007.

Custom Jeans Company Expands Product Line, Caters to All Shapes, Sizes and Physical Disabilities

MUMBAI, India -- In a world filled with people of all shapes, sizes and varying physical needs, the fashion industry has to recognize that not everyone is a perfect size. Make Your Own Jeans is a fashion-savvy company that recognizes the importance of non-conforming, eye-catching styles.

Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids Expands to Rockies, Renames Dynamic Drilling Fluids Operations

HOUSTON, Texas -- Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids announced today that Dynamic Drilling Fluids of Denver, Co. will combine with the company, expanding Spirit's operations into the Rocky Mountain region. The company will be renamed Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids, LTD and will be a key component in Spirit's expansion from the Gulf Coast into the significant petroleum basins of North America.

M2SYS Technology Partners with TeraCorp Enterprises to Provide Added Security within Check Cashing Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS Technology, a leading biometric technology research and development firm, announced today its partnership with TeraCorp Enterprises, a leading provider of check cashing and verification solutions, to integrate the M2SYS Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint solution into TeraCash, a cutting-edge check cashing system.

Executive Search Firm Opens New Office in Everett Washington

EVERETT, Wash. -- Sales Talent Inc., a national executive search firm, opened its second office Sept. in Everett to provide consulting services to local and national companies. "Our philosophy is simply to align ourselves with growing, top-tier companies and develop long-term relationships with them," said Chris Carlson, president of Sales Talent Inc.

Nearly 3,000 in Attendance as the Black Knights of Towanda Baptize Their New Stadium and Multipurpose Complex Constructed by Southern Bleacher

TOWANDA, Pa. -- What better way to kick off a football season than to do so in winning fashion in front of nearly 3,000 spectators all seated in a newly constructed stadium and multipurpose complex? The Black Knights of Towanda, Pa. certainly can't think of a better way! And the Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, was pleased to partner with the dedicated architectural firm Highland Associates.

Bridge Art Fair: Prince Harry ‘Dead’ in Iraq War Memorial

LONDON, England -- A war-mutilated Prince Harry is the symbolic fallen hero in a memorial honoring those willing but unable to serve in the occupied Iraq conflict. Harry, the youthful brother to Britain's future king, was poised to be the most celebrated soldier of the Coalition forces, but due to the "specific threats to kill or kidnap him," he was kept home. However, Prince Harry will be remembered for his intended tour of duty in a memorial to be unveiled at the Trafalgar Hotel October 11th courtesy of Bridge Art Fair.

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