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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.

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.

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.

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.

Former Pope of Pot, Christian Minister On Hunger Strike

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In Los Angeles Superior Court today Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled from the bench that Minister Rubin of Temple 420 had to expose himself twice a month as part of his probation requirements. The minister of the Hollywood cannabis church offered to submit to a hair test stating, "I am not trying to avoid the responsibility of drug testing, I only want to have some human dignity by not having to expose myself to this gentlemen that is my probation officer."

Garrett Stafford of Detroit Red Wings Endorses Vitamin Supplement, 1st Step for Energy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

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.

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.

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