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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.

New Treatments for Kidney Cancer Offer Hope, but Create Difficult Choices for Cancer Patients

California Kidney Cancer FoundationSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- California Kidney Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Dr. David Minor will present a review of treatments for metastatic kidney cancer as presented at the most recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference. The presentation will be from 3 to 5 PM on September 15, 2007 at California Pacific Medical Center, 2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco.

Jaguar Vodka Ranked No.1 in Vodka Edition Tasting Panel Magazine

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. -- Corporate Responsibility! "Saving the Wild Jaguar & Rainforest" Prestige Imports originally purchased 2,500,000 sq. ft. of Pristine Amazon Rainforest and recently formed an alliance with the Rain Trust Foundation to preserve even more Rainforest in our designated Jaguar Vodka reserve. Each drink and bottle purchased increases the size of the Jaguar Vodka reserve.

Red Herring Names Gameshastra as one of the 100 Most-Promising Private Technology Ventures in Asia

Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awardHYDERABAD, India and BELMONT, Calif. -- Today, Red Herring Magazine announced that Gameshastra, India's largest Game Services provider, has won the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. The Red Herring 100 Asia winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants based in 16 countries/regions including China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Australia, and Vietnam.

Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall Featuring the Nation’s Top Young Black and Latino String Players

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Approximately 25% of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation's professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4% of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

Consumers Tell All on Florida-based Business Web Site

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Consumer Raters, LLC, announces the launch of a new web site, ConsumerRaters.com, that allows consumers to share experiences about businesses throughout the state of Florida. It also provides businesses with the opportunity to collect and share testimonials with prospective clients.

Street Attack to Launch Non-Traditional Marketing Campaign for ThePeeq.com

BOSTON, Mass. -- ThePeeq.com has hired Boston-based alternative marketing agency Street Attack to run its September 2007 launch. ThePeeq.com is a witty "Sex-Centric" online magazine and community geared toward women and men in search of a positive place to talk and learn about sex and related topics.

Abbot Kinney Street Festival Goes Green – To Be Held Sept. 30, 2007

Abbot Kinney Street FestivalVENICE, Calif. -- The Abbot Kinney District Association (AKDA) announces the 23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Street Festival will take place on September 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The family-friendly festival, held between Main Street and Venice Boulevard on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a Youth and Family Court, three musical stages, a "Green Living Tent," three food courts and a beer garden. Admission is free.

Milo’s Wins National Award for Employing Workers With Disabilities

ATHENS, Ohio -- Ohio-based specialty food manufacturer Milo's Whole World Gourmet has just been awarded one of only 7 prestigious national awards for businesses who support integrated employment for people with disabilities. Milo's won the national award in the Small Business category, following its win in the state category for Ohio. Two of Milo's five employees are persons with disabilities.

Voices.com Honored with 2007 CRM Market Award

TORONTO, Canada -- Voices.com, the leading online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of voice over and voice acting services, was named a winner in CRM Magazine's 2007 CRM Market Awards. CRM magazine and the sixth annual CRM Market Awards honored the companies that focused on creating and cultivating rewarding customer experiences.

Futron Awarded NASA JSC Strategic Planning and Business Management Support Contract

BETHESDA, Md. -- On Tuesday, September 4, 2007, Futron Corporation announced the award of the Strategic Planning and Business Management Support contract by NASA Johnson Space Center. This contract will support NASA's Space Shuttle transition and retirement efforts as the Agency moves to retire the space shuttle and develop the next generation vehicle. The contract is for two years with three one-year options.

Disease & Starvation Threaten 50,000 in Eastern Uganda

SOROTI, Uganda -- Three Loaves Fund announces a special appeal on behalf of our partner Pilgrim, a local Ugandan Christian relief organization. Unusually heavy rains in eight districts in Eastern Uganda have left over 50,000 homeless and in danger of starvation and disease, said the Ugandan Red Cross Society, as reported in The New Vision.

Farthing West Promotes Six Sigma Mining Management with SigmaFlow at AIMEX

SYDNEY, Australia and DALLAS, Texas -- Farthing West will highlight its Business Management for Mining Managers program during AIMEX 2007 - Asia Pacific's International Mining Exhibition. This training program, utilizing SigmaFlow's Best Practice Execution System(TM) software, is designed specifically for mining.

Two New Web Sites Provide Free Information and Assistance to Business Managers

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- ROK Southwest, Inc. has recently launched two new web sites to provide free information and resources to business unit managers and business communicators. www.policy-procedure-document-conversion.com/resources focuses on business unit management, project management, business unit IT issues, and the communication of business information.

Solar Communications Invests More Than $10 Million in New Equipment and Capabilities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Solar Communications, a full-service print and production provider, has completed its capabilities expansion begun in 2006, with more than $10 million in capital investments over the past few months. These latest acquisitions further support the company's refined focus as a complete marketing services partner.

LTC Financial Partners Applauds Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for ‘Authoritative’ Advice on Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As longer-living Americans face escalating care expenses, "there's a lot of ignorance about how to pay for it," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. "So it's refreshing," he continues, "to see authoritative advice from Kiplinger's, perhaps the most respected financial publication in the nation."

Whiteflash on Cover of Bridal Guide

HOUSTON, Texas -- Wearing an "A Cut Above" hearts and arrows diamond valued at over $100,000, this month's Bridal Guide cover girl has every reason to smile. Her duchesse satin gown, embroidered with crystals and pearls is accompanied by sizzling marquise and brilliant-cut diamond earrings, a delicate three-stone diamond pendant and a sparkling bracelet with flower-shaped diamond clusters.

M2SYS Partners with Gnosis Medical Services to Provide Accurate Patient Identification in Developing Countries through Innovative Biometrics Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that they have partnered with Gnosis Medical Services to provide a biometric fingerprint solution for patient identification in developing countries.

RENNtech Becomes an Authorized DITEC Center

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DITEC International, a paint preservation and protection company focused on providing cars, airplanes, motorcycles and boats with protection and preservation services, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with RENNtech, one of the nation's foremost authorities on high-end performance cars, which certifies RENNtech as an authorized DITEC Service Provider. This certification gives RENNtech an additional competitive edge in the aftermarket performance industry.

Innovasic Semiconductor’s fido1100 Microcontroller Reduces Ethernet Packet Jitter and Improves QoS Performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Innovasic Semiconductor today announced that in recent lab tests conducted by Schneider Electric, its fido1100 real-time microcontroller achieved a worst-case Ethernet packet jitter of only 130 microseconds. In contrast, an ARM9-based RISC processor running at more than twice the clock rate achieved a worst-case jitter of 760 microseconds.

Beyond Wireless Launches Industry-Unique Prepaid Wireless Program

WESTLAKE, Ohio - Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Call, LLC (dba Beyond Wireless), the company that recently took over the products, trademarks, and tradenames of Beyond Wireless, Inc. has announced that it is launching a revolutionary new prepaid wireless program called JOLT! Rewards. With patents pending, the multi-level rewards program is unique and exclusive within the wireless industry.

The Ultimate Credit Repair Book Reveals Secrets to Creating Economic Independence

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Enterprises, a financial consulting firm, announces its new publishing division, Eagle Publishing, and launches its first book - The Ultimate Credit Repair Book (ISBN: 10-0-9798153-0-4 or 978-0-9798153-0-0). Authored by James Young, the book guides readers who are seeking to repair their credit or to improve their credit score by 120 points or more.

Ash Brokerage Corp. Opens Houston Operation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ash Brokerage Corporation today announced that it is expanding its market presence with the opening of a sales and service office located in Houston, Texas. Ash Brokerage is one of the largest independently owned general agencies and financial service providers in the U.S.

HotGigs Inc. Names Gregg Bjork Executive Vice President of Sales

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HotGigs Inc. (www.hotgigs.com), an innovator in web-based contract workforce solutions, announced that it has appointed Gregg Bjork as its new vice president of sales. Bjork has 15 years of senior management experience and more than 23 years experience in software and technology businesses.

What’s in a Name? Everything to Your Dog

SANDPOINT, Idaho - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The most important thing you can teach your new dog is his name, according to Susan Daffron of Logical Expressions, Inc. If your dog doesn't learn his name, it's almost impossible to teach him anything else. Daffron offers a few naming suggestions based on her book "Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy" (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-2-6; LCCN-2006909898).

Dress Code Violator(TM) Clothing Guarantees Exploitation of Loophole in Many Dress Code Policies

SEATTLE, Wash. - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Students tired of being told what to wear to school may be in luck for the upcoming academic year. Dress Code Violator(TM), a clothing designer with a message, has found a loophole in the mandatory dress code for many schools and is encouraging the exploitation of that loophole through their promotion of Dress Code Violator(TM) shirts.

Lawyer Support Services of America, LLC Fills Necessary Niche in Nevada Market

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lawyer Support Services of America, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that connects consumers with experienced lawyers licensed to practice in Nevada.

Sdoia-Satz Announces Opening of Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians (DIMECC)

MIAMI, Fla. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ms. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, well-known educator, author, pianist, composer, clinician, lecturer and Owner/Executive Director of the prestigious music school, Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School) in Miami, FL has, this week, announced the opening of a new division of the school: DIMECC, the Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians.

Alterian Announces Global Partnership with Return Path

CHICAGO, Ill. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alterian (LSE: ALN), the leading global enterprise marketing platform provider, announced today a strategic partnership with global email deliverability specialist Return Path. Through the partnership, Alterian will integrate Return Path's Sender Score email deliverability and monitoring technology with its own email marketing application Dynamic Messenger, giving users a comprehensive solution for ensuring deliverability success worldwide.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(TM) Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD(TM) (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

HostBridge Technology Accepted Into the IBM SOA Specialty

STILLWATER, Okla. - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HostBridge Technology today announced its acceptance to the IBM SOA Specialty after successfully completing IBM's rigorous SOA technical and business requirements. With this achievement HostBridge integrates with the IBM software and strategy for SOA.

Paradigm Multimedia Partners with AG Neovo to Provide Health Care Market with Superior LCDTV Product

EUGENE, Ore. - Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In-room, hospital entertainment has never been so satisfying. Paradigm Multimedia today announced that it has teamed up with AG Neovo, a cutting-edge LCD manufacturer, to deliver the ultimate 19-inch health care LCDTV.

Smart Car Preview at NJ’s Ray Catena Motor Cars

EDISON, N.J. - Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The diminutive smart car (the company prefers the lowercase letters) that will be coming to the U.S. market early next year, made a sneak preview yesterday at The Ray Catena Mercedes Benz Center in Edison. Smart is touring America with their "Street Smart" 2007 smart USA Road Show. Hundreds of smart car enthusiasts lined up for the chance to take a test drive in half a dozen 2008 smart fortwo models (for two people).

Presidential Candidate Roland Aranjo – 50 States in 100 Days

DENVER, Colo. - Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Democratic Presidential candidate and author Roland Aranjo (democracyrevival.com/RolandAranjoBio.pdf) starting in his home town of Denver Colorado, will kick-off a national Democracy Revival Tour, 50 States in 100 Days. "I will be traveling across America, holding local democracy discussions, listening to local concerns and sharing my vision for our democracy," stated Aranjo.

Little Scoops Dishes Up Three New Franchises

NANUET, N.Y. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children's birthday parties spell success for Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, the co-founders of L.S. Franchise Corp., announcing today the opening of three more franchised units located in Rye Brook, NY, Aberdeen, NJ, and Happy Valley, OR. There are 8 Little Scoops party businesses open in the NY and NJ area, with the Happy Valley location representing their first west coast location.

Meriden Connecticut Attorney Continues Work at United Nations

MERIDEN, Conn. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Bar Association ("ABA") recently re-appointed Houston Putnam Lowry as one of their representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council ("ECOSOC"). Attorney Lowry has represented the ABA (and other organizations, including the Economic Commission of Europe) at the United Nations for years on a variety of topics.

Sedona Citizens Fight to Save Starry Skies

SEDONA, Ariz. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over two hundred Sedona citizens overflowed City Hall Chambers on August 15, to plead with City Council members and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to preserve their renowned dark and starry skies. Led by Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.(KSB), a local conservation organization, Sedona residents enlightened their leaders "on alternatives to putting up 76 sodium light poles that would add to global warming and cancer, while turning this magnificent town into a Las Vegas strip," according to Native Voices Foundation co-chair, Olympian Suzy "Chapstick" Chaffee.

Perillo Announces the Release of All New Italy and Hawaii Vacation Brochures and DVD for 2008

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Perillo Tours (www.PerilloTours.com), America's leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the release of their newest Italy and Hawaii vacation brochures for 2008 offering customers a variety of scenic and thrilling vacations to some of the most inspiring places in Italy and Hawaii.

DSPnano Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 16 bit dsPIC(R) DSCs and PIC24 MCUs

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of DSPnano Version 2 for the 16 bit dsPIC(R) Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and PIC 24 microcontroller (MCU) families from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading supplier of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.

Opti-Sciences Introduces High End Multi-mode PAM Chlorophyll Fluorometer for Field Use

HUDSON, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Opti-Sciences, Inc., home of advanced field-portable fluorescence instrumentation, announced today a new high-end multi-mode pulse modulated chlorophyll fluorometer - the OS-5p.

ElectionMall.com Makes History by Offering Ames Straw Poll Tickets Online with Results via Cell Phone Messaging

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While Republican presidential hopefuls are in Ames, Iowa this weekend shaking hands and jockeying for position among party faithful, two new technology tools are being offered to Iowa voters and political junkies. ElectionMall's eTicketing software and text messaging (SMS) system are being provided through IowaGOP.org allowing supporters to purchase their tickets online to the Iowa Straw Poll and receive results on their cell phone.

2007 Rich Web Experience – Event for AJAX and Web 2.0 Coming to San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Big Sky Technology today announced the ultimate Ajax/Web event - The 2007 Rich Web Experience - to be held in San Jose, September 6-8, 2007. Big Sky Technology, the company behind the wildly successful "No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Series" (NFJS), is host of this year's Rich Web Experience which promises to be the most innovative Ajax/Web event ever held.

CRAZED + DAZED is Title and Description of New Album by DJ Insane and The G-Man

DJ Insane and The G-Man albumLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."

Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant Announced for 2008

Miss Teenage CaliforniaSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Many of today's beauty pageants appear superficial and focus too much on outward appearance, but Danfranc Productions, a special event planning company, has been producing the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant for 29 years with a focus on education. The 29th annual Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for April 18-20, 2008 in L.A.

2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

Tracey Henk Joins Social Networking Software Firm as VP of Sales and Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

Freeze Tag and Gameshastra to Develop PC, Web, and Mac Versions of Classic Etch A Sketch Game

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.

San Diego Singles Tired of Internet Dating Turn to FunQuest Adventures for Entertainment Options

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Tired of the bar scene? Not crazy about chatting online with people you don't know? FunQuest Adventures provides an alternative to the typical dating scene and offers active singles a fun and safe way to meet people. Internet dating is big business, but with so many predators out there people are becoming more concerned about safety.

Entrepreneur Sarkis Chakarian Launches Memory Foam Mattress Outlet for ‘The Masses’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.

New Author Aimee Schmidt Writes Children’s Book Touting the Value of Being Unique

Abner Finklestein bookRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, "Abner Finklestein" (ISBN-13: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers. To cope with being put down, the main character creates an imaginary friend, and in the process finds that being unique is not so bad after all.

New College Grads Can Get Career Coaching from Boomer Specialist Rinker and Associates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an "empty nest" transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the "real world."

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