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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.

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.

STG Media Corp. Combines Forces with Salient Digital, Inc. to Form STG Interactive

TEMPE, Ariz. -- STG Media Corp. is proud to announce it has acquired the internet portfolio and clientele of Salient Digital, Inc., a 7-year-old Internet Development Company. The acquisition will allow STG Media Corp. and STG Retail Direct, Inc., to provide their clients with a wide range of digital marketing services including E-commerce development.

Chicago Air Quality Company Provides Free Furnace Testing and Inspection to Ensure Safe Air

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Having healthy air in a home or workplace should not be a luxury, but a necessity. That's why a new web site, SafeHVAC.com(TM), is offering free furnace tests and inspections to demonstrate not only how to improve air quality, but overall health. Home and business owners fill out a simple online form and are instantly registered for a free test; it's that simple.

TAX ALERT: 2008 Deductions for Long Term Care Insurance Premiums

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As the April 15 tax deadline looms, filers should not overlook the deductions allowed for long term care insurance, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency.

Boston’s IObit Celebrates 10 Million Downloads of Advanced WindowsCare Personal

BOSTON, Mass. -- IObit Advanced WindowsCare Personal has passed 10 million downloads and ranked in top 50 most popular software at largest download site in the world, Download.com, representing a significant milestone for the best PC repair utility only two years since 2006, and has taken the opportunity to thank its most fervent fans for their work in supporting IObit.

International Pageant System Comes to New York State

ALTOONA, Pa. -- ALTO Associates LLC has announced the establishment of the Miss Teen, Miss, & Mrs. International Pageant system in New York State. Women from 13 to 56 will compete in one of three pageants for the chance to represent New York in the Miss Teen, Miss, and Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago each July.

Green Stuff Connection, the Eco-Friendly Retailer, is now Live: Earth and Fashion Friendly!

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. -- On March 1st, Green Stuff Connection officially opened for online business, offering customers the best in high quality, fashionable clothing, home goods, personal care products and more. Once just a dream of founder Hilda Orosco-Frank, the site has become a reality! Green Stuff Connection is designed to be THE place for green-minded people to shop.

Kidsville News! Children’s Newspaper Tops the Million Reader Mark

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- 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. Ask the educators nationwide, who have enthusiastically incorporated Kidsville News! as part of their schools' daily curriculum, using it to promote their own character education curriculum.

Pope Visit to U.S. Prompts Peaceful Protest March for Protection of Religions from Exclusivism

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- On April 18th, Pope Benedict XVI will address the United Nations General Assembly as part of his first visit to the United States as leader of the Catholic Church. In response to this event, the Forum for the Protection of Religious Pluralism (FPRP) is organizing a peaceful march, which will proceed at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18 from the United Nations building to the Gandhi statue in Union Square Park.

‘Funniest Tax Guy in America’ Releases 2008 Celebrity Tax Deductions: Paris Hilton Acting Lessons?

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Edward A. Lyon, founder of TaxTuneup.com Inc., announces release of his 2008 Celebrity Deductions list. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called taxes "the price we pay for civilization." But he never said we have to pay retail! As April 15 approaches, let's take a look at what some of our favorite bold-face names might deduct this year.

Eularis Exposes Hidden Barriers to Patient Adherence with New Pharmaceutical Industry Report

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Costing the global pharmaceutical industry an estimated $30 billion per year and causing an estimated 125,000 deaths per year in the United States, patient non-adherence is a looming issue in the healthcare industry. Eularis has responded to this problem with a new report, available today, titled, "Ensuring Profitable Patient Adherence Programs."

Metrofunk.com Launches Club Metrofunk

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk.com, the first metropolitan based online social network built by trendsetters for trendsetters, announced today that they will celebrate the company's launch into public beta on Wednesday, March 19th at Club Metrofunk, located at 532 West 27th Street. If the address sounds familiar, that is because it is the address of the popular Manhattan nightclub, Home.

Unity Consciousness Expo Brings Holistic and Natural Care Event to New Jersey

WEST TRENTON, N.J. -- As consumers search for complementary methods for health and well being, holistic and natural care has rapidly increased in popularity and entered the mainstream mindset. At long last a Holistic/Wellness Expo will be held in the West Trenton area of Central New Jersey. Princeton Holistic Clinic and the CHAI Center are pleased to announce the first annual Unity Consciousness Expo.

NewsChannel 5 and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Wants Cleveland!

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- NewsChannel 5 and ABC need your help! Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Host Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and are ready to drive that bus into a northeast Ohio neighborhood.

Former NFL Coach Offers Introductory ‘Tell Them ‘Da Coach’ Sent You’ Golf Packages In Celebration of his two new Orlando Resorts

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, welcomed guests recently as they arrived at Mike Ditka's Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa to join him in celebrating the opening of Mike Ditka's Runaway Beach Club Resort and Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa.

Bardstown, KY Musician to Embark on Month-long 6-state Tour of…Laundry Mats?

BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- An acoustic rock musician from Bardstown, Kentucky will embark on a month-long tour of laundry mats, spanning a number of cities in six states. Matthew Fogle kicks off the promotional expedition, aptly entitled "Spring Cleaning Tour '08" on Monday, March 24th in his hometown of Bardstown.

Southeast Food Service News Delivers Information that Food Service Professionals Crave

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Southeast Food Services News (SFSN), the leading food service publication for the southeast, announces a new look and feel that promises to enhance the publication's already information-packed features.

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