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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.

Boston HR Consulting Firm KGA Inc. Hires New Account Executive

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- KGA Inc., a human resources consulting firm based in Framingham, Mass., has hired Betsy Pratt as its account executive. According to KGA President Kathleen Greer, the newly created position involves overseeing approximately half of the company's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accounts, as well as improving upon and building new client relationships.

M2SYS Introduces Revolutionary Biometric Artificial Intelligence Technology to Reduce Fingerprint Software False Reject Rates

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today the release of their newest fingerprint biometrics innovation: Bio-AI(TM). This exciting new artificial intelligence enhancement uses a unique "dynamic profiling" technique to learn about a person's fingerprints over time. This knowledge enables the fingerprint software to take actions that mitigate the chance of generating a false reject following a fingerprint scan.

LocaModa Connects Social Networks to Social Locations with Interactive Out-of-Home Platform

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc. today introduced breakthrough social connectivity to its interactive Out-of-Home platform. LocaModa 3.0 enables mobile consumers to control and interact with social media around them using any mobile phone on any network, while also giving their friends online a window into what's happening via websites such as Facebook.

Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- If you suddenly have to care for an incapacitated parent or spouse, the impact can be life-changing. Rising care costs can devour your estate or inheritance. And your loved one's daily needs can make you into a full-time caregiver.

Gluten-Free Restaurant Recommendations Double in Less Than 3 Months on Glutenfreeonthego.com

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Based on the exploding demand for special diets supported by the gluten-free and food allergy communities, Glutenfreeonthego.com has more than doubled its North American listings within a 3-month timeframe. The world's largest on-line directory of gluten-free eating establishments now includes 1000-plus gluten-free pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, spas and even breweries across the U.S. and Canada!

STG Media Corp and STG Retail Direct Push the Limits on National Beverage Distribution

TEMPE, Ariz. -- STG Media Corp and STG Retail Direct are taking the beverage market to the next level by launching the Extenze Beverage, the first and largest male enhancement drink on the market. "We are very excited to bring this product to market. It's a one of a kind product, and while it's targeting the male consumer, it still brings something for the ladies," COO of STG Media, Kristen Orton said.

Imagine Tomorrow Attains One Third Share of Early Childhood Computer Education Market

WESTWOOD, N.J. -- Imagine Tomorrow, a leading provider of computer classes developmentally designed for young learners, announced today that the company has attained a 33 percent share of the computer-based early childhood education market.

AERC.com, Inc. Bolsters Com-Cycle’s HIPAA Data Compliance Services with Key Acquisition

FLANDERS, N.J. -- AERC.com, Inc., the nation's leading full-service secure data management and recycling company, announces the expansion of its secure data destruction and disposal operations as a result of assets acquired Monday, January 7, from DynTek, a leading technology services provider.

LuraTech Improves Performance of Document Processing Solution

BOSTON, Mass. -- LuraTech, Inc., a leading provider of open, ISO-compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology, has added to new features to its robust LuraDocument(R) PDF Compressor Server document processing solution. The first feature - multi-core processor support - enables users to process documents faster while avoiding per page usage charges with LuraTech's unique unlimited usage licensing structure.

The Vacation Never Ends with Unique New Travel Group Planner

DENVER, Colo. -- Can't get everyone together at the same time? Trying to juggle schedules to organize a family reunion? Help is on the way. Vacation Never Ends, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that brings together family and friends for easy trip and event planning.

Fair Trade Retailer Ten Thousand Villages Promotes Shopping Locally to Help Women Globally

AKRON, Pa. -- Every year on March 8, millions gather in rallies and parades around the world to honor the achievements of women on International Women's Day, an occasion relatively unknown in the United States. Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will join forces with a national domestic violence prevention organization to celebrate the event in March.

Unison SoC Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s Microcontrollers

NUREMBERG, Germany -- RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of Unison(TM) Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32(R) micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog semiconductors.

Public Service Emergency Care Seminars Offered in Virginia

HEATHSVILLE, Va. -- Safe Return! Wilderness Emergency Care & Survival Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center, is offering schools, groups, and organizations with outdoor and public safety interests free medical emergency care seminars as an outreach and public information service.

Chicago Broker Thomas J Bradley to Acquire $30M in Restaurants

CHICAGO, Ill. -- As Chicago's specialist for restaurant and tavern transactions, Tom Bradley, Broker, will be seeking a "multi-location transaction" or the purchase of a small restaurant chain. Thomas J Bradley & Associates owns and operates the BradleyBrokers.com website which generates Illinois' largest, most targeted, web traffic in this brokerage segment.

Stephen W. King Joins LocaModa to Strengthen Sales Team as Social Platform Offerings Take Off

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., a leading out-of-home social platform provider, announced today that Stephen W. King has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Mr. King has over 10 years of experience selling interactive advertising and social media at Dotomi, Monster and Facebook.

Biometric Signature ID CEO Jeff Maynard to Speak at InnoTech San Antonio on Identity Fraud Reduction

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that its CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at InnoTech, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference to take place at the Norris Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Maynard is scheduled to speak on Thursday March 6, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. on a very popular topic entitled "Biometric Signatures for Identity Authentication and Reduction in Identity Fraud."

Petrobras is World’s Most Sustainable Oil/Gas Company 2008 According to M&E

MADRID, Spain -- Petrobras is the world's most sustainable oil/gas company according to the 5th annual oil/gas ranking by the sustainability research and rating firm Management & Excellence (M&E, Madrid & Sao Paulo).

Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Promotes New Resorts in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, will soon celebrate his latest victory with the official grand opening of the first two Mike Ditka Resorts in Orlando, Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa and Runaway Beach Club Resort.

Boston HR Company KGA Inc. Faces Pandemic Potential Head-On

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- It's the worst-case scenario: a dangerous outbreak, a devastating man- or nature-driven disaster. KGA Inc. (www.kgreer.com), a Greater Boston human resources consulting firm, appreciates the potential for a crisis to affect not only its clients, but also its own internal operations. On January 14, 2008, KGA Inc. tested a plan to ensure the company remains operational in the event a pandemic or catastrophe prevents employees from accessing its headquarters.

Passers-by and Web Users Interact with Jumbli(TM) on Times Square Digital Screen

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., pioneers of mobile and web-based interactive out-of-home media, today announce their platform integration with Clear Channel Spectacolor's giant 40' by 40' digital screen in New York's premier Times Square location. LocaModa's platform enables out-of-home signage to be controlled by mobile consumers and visible from the web.

Outspoken Willie Nelson: Impeach Bush, ‘Throw The Bastards Out’

AUSTIN, Texas -- American icon Willie Nelson says he supports efforts to impeach President Bush and "throw the bastards out," adding that the administration will do anything to stay in power, including staging an event to cancel the election. In his second appearance this month, Nelson told The Alex Jones Show today that he supported Dennis Kucinich's attempt to impeach Bush.

Two Oregon Men, Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe, Cleared of all Sex Charges

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Washington county judge Steven L. Price said he had questions regarding the accuracy of the accuser's testimony. The judge's statement came after 5 days of trial (case #C061748CR) where he found Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe not guilty of all charges.

IBC Energy Saving Insulated Electrical Box Expected to be Incorporated Into New Homes

BREVARD, N.C. -- Insulation Business Consultants announced today that the firm has developed a means of maintaining the thermal integrity of exterior walls, eliminating the voids in the insulation where electrical boxes (switch and receptacle boxes), create significant holes in the residential thermal envelope.

TenthGate International Retains Sandler Communications

BRADENTON, Fla. -- TenthGate International, Inc. (PINK:TGTI / OTCPK: TGTI), ("TenthGate"), an innovative medical holding company uniquely positioned to acquire and for development of life changing technologies, announced today the engagement of Sandler Communications, LLC ("SC"), a financial communications company, to assist TenthGate with its public and investor communications.

Recent Study Suggests ‘Diet Pill’ May Reduce Acne Breakouts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- As crazy as it sounds, recent studies conducted at Stanford and Wake Forest Schools of Medicine suggest there's a connection between stubborn stress-related belly bulge, unsightly acne flare-ups and the so-called "Belly Fat" pill, Relacore(R)... and that link is stress. By now we've all heard that stress increases cortisol and cortisol increases "belly fat." While this may be terrible news for millions of us who seem to be stressed-out even on the best of days, it turns out to be great news for the Carter-Reed Company.

Internationally Acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova Coming to New Jersey

SUMMIT, N.J. -- Internationally acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova is coming to Summit, New Jersey. He will be in Summit on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 to unveil a new collection of Plein-Air paintings. The masterworks collection is featured in the new book of his paintings entitled "Miradas"; the third monograph published featuring the works of this phenomenal artist. Cosmopolitan Fine Art will host a reception and book signing for the artist.

Titan Wood Announces Opening of Americas’ Headquarters in Texas

DALLAS, Texas -- Titan Wood has announced the official opening of its Americas' headquarters office in Dallas, Texas. The company's CEO and several other top executives will be based in Dallas. "In light of demand throughout the Americas, we are pleased to be increasing our presence in the U.S.," Willy Patterson-Brown, Chairman, Titan Wood, said.

Deficit Reduction Act Makes LTC Planning a Must for Small Business Owners

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- In February 2007, "President Bush signed into law a significant piece of legislation, the Deficit Reduction Act," says Todd Grove, Maine-based Partner of LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency. "This one act is causing the majority of small business owners to seriously evaluate the financial risks posed by an extended illness -- to themselves, their families, their assets and their companies."

John P. Casciano Joins OMNIPLEX as President of its Subsidiary, OMNISEC International Investigations

CHANTILLY, Va. -- OMNISEC International Investigations, Inc., the trusted leader in personal security investigations services, today announced that Major General (USAF Retired) John Casciano has joined the company as President of its wholly owned subsidiary, OMNISEC International Investigations, Inc. General Casciano will be a member of the OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation Executive Team and lead the day-to-day operations of OMNISEC.

Insight Research says Corporate Phone Bill Will Hit $133 Billion in 2008

BOONTON, N.J. -- Spending by businesses on wired and cellular calling will hit $133 billion by the close of 2008, says a new market research report from Insight Research. The study predicts that cellular calling will account for nearly 39 percent of the corporate phone bill for telecommunication services in 2008, and is the fastest growing expense area.

Martha Rose Construction, Inc. Joins U.S. DOE Secretary Bodman to Launch Builders’ Challenge in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Martha Rose Construction, Inc, joined today with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative - the U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge. Martha Rose was at the Builders Challenge kick-off event held at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

Telovations Extends Hosted Voice Services to Tech Data Resellers Throughout the U.S.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations Inc. and Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq GS: TECD) today announced a strategic partnership designed to extend Telovations' Managed Voice Services to select Tech Data resellers in 16 U.S. markets. Tech Data will offer its resellers the ability to promote Telovations' Managed Voice Services to their customer base.

Version 2.1 of the Chemistry Labacus(R) Provides Instant Write-Ups

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Abacalab, Inc. releases Version 2.1 of the Chemistry Labacus(R) mobile laboratory assistant for chemists. Labacus(R) fills a key gap in laboratory information management between the notebook or desktop computer and the physical laboratory environment where chemistry actually happens.

Wacky-Wacky Parking Fees at Waikiki Hotels Are a Gotcha for Hawaii Vacations

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- You might get a great deal on a rental car on the island of Oahu. But if you stay in Waikiki, as almost all visitors to Oahu do, you may pay as much as $25 (plus tax) to park your car for the night, according to a survey of Waikiki hotels conducted by Travel Hawaii LLC in Honolulu, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service.

Florida P.I. John Krause Coaches on How to Start Up an Investigative Agency

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Is your inner P.I. waiting to be released? Do you question your neighbors, rent Magnum P.I. reruns and have an obsession with dark corners and disguises? If so, John Krause's recently re-released, "The Private Investigator's Guide" (ISBN: 978-0-615-13411-6), may be just what the doctor ordered.

CorEdge Networks Introduces Cavium Networks’ OCTEON Option for its CEN-RL20 20Gbps AMC

BARCELONA, Spain -- At the Mobile World Congress show, CorEdge Networks Inc., the industry's leading developer of essential building blocks for MicroTCA solutions, introduces a Cavium Networks' OCTEON(TM) Multicore MIPS64 processor powered daughter card option for its CEN-RL20(TM) 20Gbps AdvancedMC (AMC) line card.

Luscious Lips Improve Valentine Celebrations – Detroit Cosmetic Surgeon Offers Lip Tips You’ll Love

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Dr. Mark Berkowitz, Medical Director of Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, is just in time to prepare pouty lips and transform thin lips for a special Valentine's Day. Berkowitz has just released a free, fact-filled report, entitled: "Lip Tips You'll Love" - an in-depth review of today's lip enhancing options sure to dispel common myths and leave Detroiter's smiling seductively.

A New Romance Travel Guide for Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. -- Phyllis Johnson Innovative Strategies, LLC announces Sedona Romance Travel, an online travel newsletter that captures the spirit of Sedona. A personal journey that guides the reader and describes why Sedona is a special place for romancing the spirit and nourishing the soul. A place where lives and relationships can change forever.

eMarketing ‘Personal Trainers’ Strengthen Digital Delts, Partner with Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group Teams in Tech Circuit Training

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Brand teams at a leading New York healthcare communications group are taking their digital skills to the next level at a day-long Tech Fit fair on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group (SSHCG) headquarters in lower Manhattan.

Top 10 Super Bowl Ad with Justin Timberlake features Intro from JSM Music, Inc.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JSM Music (www.jsmmusic.com), the largest commercial music production company in America, scored a major touch down at the Super Bowl having provided music for one of the top ad-spots during the game. JSM's music was featured on Pepsi's "Magnetic Attraction" advertisement which showcased the musical and acting talents of superstar performer Justin Timberlake.

Willie Nelson Challenges Official Government Account of 9/11 Attacks on Alex Jones Show

AUSTIN, Texas -- Willie Nelson appeared Monday, February 4, 2008, on the nationally-syndicated Alex Jones Show in a ground breaking interview where the country music legend said the twin towers were imploded on 9/11. "I saw those towers fall and I've seen an implosion in Las Vegas - there's too much similarities between the two, and I saw a building fall that didn't get hit by nothing."

Cengea acquires Inform Network for Systems Management Limited

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Cengea Solutions Inc. announces today that it has acquired the assets of Inform Network for Systems Management Limited. Cengea and Inform have been the two dominant suppliers of spatially enabled information systems to the forest products industry in Canada and have had growing success in providing systems to the forest products industry in the United States.

New Version of Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB) Now Available

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Backbone Security, the industry leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, announced the latest version of their market leading Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB) at the opening of The Computer Forensics Show in the DC Convention Center.

New Copper Bonding Products for Telecommunications Will Grow Carrier Ethernet and Wireless Backhaul Markets

BOONTON, N.J. -- A new class of hardware product that bonds together multiple slower-speed copper circuits into a high-speed link promises to extend the worldwide market penetration of carrier Ethernet services as well as lower backhaul costs for wireless and DSL services, says a market analysis study from Insight Research.

Meteorologist and Mom Susanne Horgan Returns to NewsChannel 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Meteorologist Susanne Horgan returns to NewsChannel 5's Good Morning Cleveland on Wednesday, February 6th. Following the birth of her first child Thomas in December, Susanne spent her maternity leave learning the ropes of motherhood away from the Power of 5 weather center.

StegAlyzerAS(R) Effective for Law Enforcement and Forensic Use – Digital Forensic Tool Passes DCCI Test

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Backbone Security, the market leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, proudly announced their industry leading steganography application detection tool, Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner, passed rigorous testing by the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI) at the opening of The Computer Forensics Show today.

‘Bringing Home the Baking’ Book Provides Inside Scoop on How to Start a Licensed Home-Based Baking Business

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Author Quincella C. Geiger, announces the release of her new book, "Bringing Home the Baking," (ISBN: 978-0-615-14518-1) that reveals the secrets to setting up a successful home-based baking business. Starting a business can be expensive, but starting a home-based baking business is smart and cost-effective.

2008 Mavericks Surf Event Uses SecurWireless Water Cam

LANDOVER, Md. -- SecurWireless, Inc., provider of wireless video surveillance solutions for government, state and local, and commercial applications, partnered with live web casting company, iTV360, to provide live video coverage of the 2008 Mavericks Surf Contest, that began January 12th, in Half Moon Bay, California. Strapped to the back of a jet ski, SecurWireless' waterproof Water Cam provided live video coverage from the water of the famed surfing event.

Northeast Motorcycle Expo with Billy Lane and the Garage Girls Hits Boston

BOSTON, Mass. -- Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss this year's Northeast Motorcycle Expo in Boston, MA. This year, Kev-Marv Productions, LLC , Perewitz Inc, and Bikers for the Cure are joining forces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Starting in Hartford and continuing at our Boston show, two of the industries rising stars, Jody Perewitz and Sara Liberte, will be constructing a bobber style custom creation.

Backbone Announces Partnership with ADF Solutions, Inc.

FAIRMONT, W.V. -- Backbone Security, the industry leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, is pleased to announce their partnership with ADF Solutions to provide a steganography SearchPak(R) for use with ADF's revolutionary digital forensic triage tools. These tools are currently deployed at law enforcement agencies, government organizations, and commercial corporations worldwide.

North Carolina’s Haywood County Tomatoes Travel the Internet

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. More and more, people are receiving messages that communicate "thousands of miles fresher," "buy local," and "support sustainable agriculture."

Freedom and Focus Play Equal Roles in Artist Robert Cipriani’s Abstract Paintings

DUXBURY, Mass. -- One informs the other; the other informs the one. "As an abstract painter, I am very influenced by my life's work as a graphic designer. Alternatively, my approach to painting impacts my design work in a way that makes it richer and more interesting," explains artist Robert Cipriani, whose abstract painting, Red 2, received an honorable mention award at the Cambridge Art Association's "Red" show in November 2007.

Ohio TV: Save Money This February On Good Morning Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Watch NewsChannel 5's Good Morning Cleveland during the month of February and save money. Consumer Specialist Angie Lau reveals 29 ways to save during the 29 days of the month. From lowering your utilities to saving on meals, viewers throughout northeast Ohio will learn unique and practical ways to put money back in their pockets.

Ballantine Corporation Releases 2008 Direct Mail Format Report

WAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation, a full-service direct mail production company, announces the release of their 2008 Direct Mail Format Report. With the recent postage increase, deciding on effective direct mail formats is financially important to a company's well being. That's why the Ballantine Corporation surveyed their marketing contacts and clients and asked them what direct mail formats they plan to test in 2008 and why.

Kitchen Design Firm Arclinea Boston Named #1 by Local Citysearch.com Users

BOSTON, Mass. -- Arclinea Boston, the area's premier contemporary custom kitchen design firm, has been voted best in the "Home Decor" category by visitors to Citysearch.com's Boston website for the second year in a row. "Arclinea's contemporary kitchen designs have been recognized worldwide as the standard for meticulous craftsmanship and technological innovation, and since opening in Boston, we've been honored to receive many prestigious design awards."

Gold and Diamond Pendants by James Allen Add to Rich Valentine’s Day Tradition

FREDERICK, Md. -- With less than two weeks to Valentine's Day, Internet jewelry sales leader Jamesallen.com announced today that it has added 150 new gold and diamond pendants and lockets to its online jewelry offerings. These stunning gifts - with many gold and diamond variations available - offer both value and higher-end shoppers many options as Valentine's Day approaches.

PTseats.com Announces $90K No-Limit Hold ’em Poker Tournament at Trump Taj Mahal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As the first and only online poker tournament seat reservation system, PTseats.com proudly presents the inaugural $90K event to be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on February 16, 2008. PTseats.com offers avid poker players the opportunity to securely reserve their seats in advance using any major credit card. The convenience of PTseats.com allows players to claim their reserved seat and arrive to the tournament with ease, without the hassle of waiting in line.

Expand-A-Lung Breathing Resistance Exerciser: It’s Good News for The Lungs!

MIAMI, Fla. -- The Expand-A-Lung Breathing Resistance Exerciser has successfully accomplished the crossover from the sports respiratory fitness training market into the respiratory therapy market for COPD patients. Jorge Brouwer, President of Expand-A-Lung, Inc., and inventor of the most compact (4") breathing exerciser, originally marketed this product for athletes.

Radio Host Imus’ Disparaging Remarks Overshadow Last Words Ford Left the World

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Don Imus' disrespectful and disparaging remarks about President Gerald R. Ford a month after his death carried a weight of historic proportions, according to FlatSigned Press, Inc.'s Chairman of the Board Tim Miller. "Because of Don Imus' actions, much of the public never heard about the new information President Ford left the world regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy," says Miller.

Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die – Barbaro’s Central Park Unveiling by Controversial Artist

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. "The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

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