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Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Remedy for the ‘Last Child in the Woods’ Crisis: Controversy Flares as Outdoor Education Offers Human-Nature Psychology Antidote to Improve Mental Health

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘A form of insanity grips modern, consumer-oriented cultures; it is a nature-deficit sickness that can only be cured by genuinely reconnecting with the natural world that nurtures us,’ reflects Dr. Charles Yaple, Editor, in his June column in ‘Taproot,’ the Journal for Education in the Outdoors at SUNY, Cortland. Disputing noted science writer Alan Caruba, Yaple and his experts say that we have lost the sanity to bond with things of lasting value in nature so we stressfully pursue endless temporary fixes.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

Florida Native’s Invention Prevents Wildfires

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ashtray for the ‘outside’ of vehicles is the smokers’ solution to flicking butts. As we’re entering a severe dry/fire season and last summer’s four hurricanes put more kindling on the ground the X-tray (www.x-tray.com) from inventor Mark Sloan is ‘an idea whose time has come.’

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Installed in Much Anticipated New Residential Developments

BOSTON, Mass. – June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com), the first flagship showroom in the United States for kitchens designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, will provide custom designer kitchens for three upcoming condominium developments throughout Boston, including Yoo D4 by Starck in the South End, 360 Newbury in the Back Bay, and First+First in South Boston.

Author Explores Debate Over Whales in Fishing Gear – Tensions Rise Amid Whale Deaths, Lawsuits, and Proposed Regulations

BAR HARBOR, ME – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several endangered right whales have been found dead in recent months, prompting federal officials to move quickly to propose sweeping new regulations on fisheries and shipping. Whale advocates and fishermen are again at odds in the debate over the critically endangered whale. In her new book, ‘Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen,’ Tora Johnson digs into the conflict over whale protection and lends insight into new developments. On tour this summer, Johnson will offer background on the issue and discuss recent developments.

Jesus Found Plastered in Man’s Bathroom

PITTSBURGH, PA – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenPalace.com, the Internet casino famous for outrageous eBay purchases, has acquired a water-stained piece of plaster from a Pittsburgh man’s bathroom that bears a remarkable resemblance to the image of Jesus Christ. GoldenPalace.com spent $1,999.99 for the divine stain.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Offbeat
 

Lumen Software Introduces Lumenation(tm) Hyper-Portal – A New Portal Category Emerges

KANSAS CITY, MO – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumen Software (www.lumensoftware.com) announced today the creation of the next generation in Portal Technology; the Hyper-Portal. Lumen Software defined this new term within the Technology Industry to capture the multi-dimensional capabilities of the Lumenation(tm) Hyper-Portal that expands well beyond standard portals.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

M2SYS Delivers Integrated Biometric Technology to Largest Detention Center in Southeast For Process Improvements and Tightened Security

ATLANTA, GA – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, a global leader in biometric technology research and development, announced today that the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in Atlanta, GA has selected the M2SYS fingerprint recognition solution for use within its 3,636-bed detention center. The biometric system is integrated into DeKalb’s correctional facility management software provided by Digital Solutions Inc. (DSI), an M2SYS strategic partner.

iExplore Announces 2005 Top Ten World Travel Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill. – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a mid-year update, iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announces the list of ‘Top Ten World Travel Destinations’ in 2005 (to date) as determined by bookings of its adventure and experiential travelers between January 1, 2005 and May 31, 2005.

Brainchild Software Launches NuTrak, a Revolutionary Life Tracking System

PHOENIX, AZ – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brainchild Software, Inc. (www.NuTrak.com), a computer consulting firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, today announced the launch of NuTrak 1.0, a unique lifestyle tracking and nutritional analysis program designed to help users keep track of nutrients, supplements, medications, and activities in order to achieve their health and fitness goals.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

‘Iran and America: Rekindling a Love Lost’ by Iran Expert Urges Us to Give Peace a Chance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — East-West Understanding Press today announced the publication of ‘Iran and America: Rekindling a Love Lost’ (ISBN: 0974217204) by Dr. Badi Badiozamani, an Iranian-American scholar who has lived half of his life in the United States. The book is a historical analysis of the relationship between these two great nations. It calls for a rejuvenation of the friendship between Iran and America.

New Service Delivers Live Phone Transferred Local Hispanic Auto Leads to Car Dealers Spanish Speaking Staff

LOS ANGELES. Calif. – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Hispanic live mortgage lead provider, Spanish Lead Services announced today they have officially launched their automotive lead product to provide auto dealers with local brand-specific Hispanic auto buying leads. This service is perfect for dealerships that are looking for a new and cost effective way to build more sales to Hispanics. Spanish Lead Services offer car dealers two different methods of receiving leads. A live direct telephone connection to local Hispanics who want to buy their brand of car, and e-mail or fax as a lead delivery method.

Reaction Biology Corporation Awarded NIH Kinase Grant

MALVERN, PA – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) today announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop its new microarray kinase screening technology for testing compounds in nanoliter reactions.

For Patients with Primary-Progressive MS, Diamonds Really are a Best Friend

FRESNO, Calif. – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kaizer Diamonds International, Inc., an industry leader in quality wholesale diamonds and diamond jewelry, today announced that they are beginning another Mystery Auction on eBay (eBay user ID – kdi-inc) to benefit research into new treatments for Primary-Progressive MS. The hidden treasure chest, prepared by Kaizer Diamonds, is guaranteed to contain items worth at least $100,000. All mystery items will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity as well as an appraisal.

FILED UNDER: Auction | Fresno Business
 

Tom Arnold Inspires High School Graduates Who Have Overcome Learning Disabilites

CULVER CITY, Calif. – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor and comedian, Tom Arnold, will address the Class of 2005 graduating from the Kayne Eras Center (KEC) School on June 22. All 23 graduates are youngsters challenged by learning, developmental or emotional disabilities who have overcome many obstacles to arrive at this significant milestone. Of the graduating class, 15 students are already enrolled for the fall term in area colleges and trade schools.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

George Washington, Other Military Sculptures will Bivouac at Boston Expo

BOSTON, Mass. – June 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A three-day exhibit of Historical Figures(R) by artist and historian George Stuart will open on Friday July 1, 2005 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The sixteen sculptures are quarter life-sized, highly detailed, three-dimensional portraits of history’s most famous as well as notorious military figures. Stuart’s work will be featured as part of the World Model Soldiers Exposition. At a seminar on Saturday July 2, the California artist will discuss his work and techniques.

Sharrow Group Helps Homebuilders Optimize Mortgage Programs

ROCHESTER, NY – June 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the addition of Jim Graf as VP and Partner, the Sharrow Group (www.sharrowgroup.com) is expanding its homebuilder services to include all aspects of profitable in-house mortgage programs. According to Graf, ‘A well-designed mortgage program can reduce construction cycles by up to four weeks and give builders more control over closing dates, carrying costs and customer satisfaction. That’s in addition to increasing total profits by at least one percent per home.’

Espionage Expert Presents ‘From Pigeons To Predators’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — History is a Hoot, Inc. (www.historyisahoot.com), has announced that noted espionage historian, and Emmy winner, Linda McCarthy, will be a featured speaker during the National Archives’ June technology month. Her presentation ‘From Pigeons to Predators: How SIGINT Helped Shape American Espionage’ will be held in the McGowan Theater on June 23, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Organist Keith Thompson plays THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER VARIATIONS by Dudley Buck in SF Concert June 25 and 26

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keith Thompson will play music including popular composers, Elgar, Pachelbel, Brahms, Gershwin, Rodgers and Buck on the Skinner Symphonic Pipe Organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on the June 25 – 26 weekend, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, (www.echoesofheaven.com) announced today.

Henning Hansen New CEO of FIRM

NEW YORK, NY – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FIRM today announced the appointment of Henning Hansen as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Hansen will take the helm of the world’s leading provider of survey & reporting software for Market Research (MR) and Enterprise Insight Management (EIM).

Innovative, Economical, Environmental Friendly System that Dramatically Increases Cash Flow from Wells by Pumping Oil, Water, and Gas More Efficiently than Current Systems

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DynaPump, Inc. has announced the newest addition to its line of innovative pumping systems; the Natural Gas DynaPump Power Unit. It allows all producers of fluid from the ground to pump fluid more efficiently than with current systems. Thousands of oil and gas wells can be operated more efficiently and cost effectively by using the natural gas power unit instead of an electric unit freeing up electricity for other needs. The DynaPump natural gas power unit provides the best solution for producing the maximum flow at the lowest lifting cost.

FILED UNDER: Energy Oil Gas and Solar
 

THE MACX LLC, a Building Products Distributor in Fort Myers, Introduces ProCell Dock and Deck Systems to South and Central Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — THE MACX LLC (www.themacx.com) has formed an alliance with ProCell LLC of Foley AL. for the exclusive distribution of their ‘new generation’ composite dock and deck products in South and Central Florida. Caloosa Yacht and Racket Club in Fort Myers, an upscale yachting community, recently selected ProCell for a complete renovation of their marina.

Digital Solutions Inc. Partners with M2SYS to Address Demand for Robust Biometrics System from Law Enforcement Customers

ATLANTA, GA – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, announced it has finalized a long-term partnership agreement with Digital Solutions Inc. (DSI), a criminal justice and public safety automation industry leader, to integrate the M2SYS patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) into DSI’s Offender Management System(TM). The technology is now available to DSI’s growing customer base of detention centers throughout the U.S., and has already been adopted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office detention center; the largest in the southeast, processing 80,000 to 100,000 inmates annually.

Long-Term Care Insurance Could Soon Be 100% Tax-Deductible; Early-Bird Steps Can Assure Benefit

KIRKLAND, Wash. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers, announced an early-bird cost minimization program. The aim is to help millions of Americans secure the best long-term care coverage while preserving assets, and eventually deduct the entire premium expense on their Federal tax returns.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

News Broadcasters Worldwide Choose INTELLIscribe 3.2 for News Script Printing

IDAHO FALLS, ID – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brooks Internet Software, Inc. (www.brooksnet.com) today announced the immediate availability of INTELLIscribe(R) 3.2, a program designed to make document distribution and printer management simple and inexpensive.

Book Offers New Perspective on the Distracted-Driving Issue with Life Saving Ideas from Scientists and Top Driving Instructors

CHAPEL HILL, NC – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Know a distracted driver… chatting on a cell phone, eating a fast food meal, or reaching into the back seat to deal with kids? Recommending ‘Disciplined Attention: How to Improve Your Visual Attention When You Drive’ (ISBN: 0-942267-29-X) from Profile Press could save their life (www.disciplined-attention.com).

VanityTel.com Helps Customers Hunt for Buried Treasure in Their Telephone Number

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vanity Tel Corp. (www.vanitytel.com) today announced the launch of their new online service, designed to connect people who have valuable and desirable telephone numbers with the people, professionals or corporations who want to buy them.

Schuur Metals Inc. Announced Today that the Company Supplied the Special Temper Copper for the ‘Impactor’ on the ‘Deep Impact’ Spacecraft

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The special temper copper for the ‘Impactor’ on the ‘Deep Impact’ spacecraft was supplied by Schuur Metals Inc. (www.schuurmetals.com) in San Clemente, California. The Impactor on the Deep Impact vehicle is scheduled to collide with Comet Tempel 1 80 million miles from Earth on July the 4th, 2005. The Impactor and the Tempel 1 will collide at a relative speed 23,000 mph and will impact at a force of 4 1/2 tons of TNT.

FILED UNDER: Aerospace and Aviation
 

Three Time Super Bowl Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach Endorses XTREME Performance

LITTLETON, Colo. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XTREME Performance Inc., the designer and developer of innovative, safe, and natural performance enhancing nutritional products, today announced the formal endorsement of strength and conditioning Coach Tom Shaw.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Newburgh, NY Eye Surgeon Offers Alcon’s AcrySof(R) ReSTOR(R) Intraocular Lens for Cataract Correction

NEWBURGH, NY – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mary Davidian, M.D., of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading ophthalmic surgeon in Newburgh, announces the offering of Alcon’s AcrySof(R) ReSTOR(R) Intraocular Lens (IOL) for cataract patients.

The Newcomen Society and the Harvard Business School Jointly Honor Michelle Craig McDonald with Postdoctoral Fellowship

EXTON, Penn. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Newcomen Society (www.newcomen.org) and the Harvard Business School recently awarded Michelle Craig McDonald with the prestigious Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Business History.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

Fresno Home Ownership Program Celebrates Success and Announces New Home Buyer Workshop Schedule

FRESNO, Calif. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Pacific Housing & Finance Agency, joining with City Councilmember Cynthia Sterling, congratulate 11 Fresno families who took a major step toward home ownership during the past year through the Public Lease-Purchase program Sterling launched in Fresno last June.

FILED UNDER: Fresno Business | Real Estate
 

It’s in the Juice – 1ST STEP for Energy Liquid Multivitamin: A Safe Alternative to Anabolic Steroids

HOUSTON, TX – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the midst of scandal surrounding the athletic world concerning anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs, a company has quietly become a leading player with a safe alternative, yielding extraordinary results. High Performance Fitness, Inc. is quickly dominating the market after proving itself effective among highly competitive athletes with 1st STEP For Energy, its liquid multivitamin and mineral supplement.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

O’Connor Hospital Selects the Xpediator JRepository(R), an Innovative Web-Based Tool that Automates Continuous JCAHO Readiness and Quality Improvement for the Healthcare Industry

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xpediate Consulting, LLC (www.xpd8llc.com) announces O’Connor Hospital, a principal provider of health care for Silicon Valley, and an affiliate of the Daughters of Charity Health System, as one of its latest marquee clients in California. O’Connor Hospital has selected Xpediate Consulting, LLC to implement the Xpediator JRepository(R) software, one of the nation’s first truly web-based JCAHO survey readiness and standard-based quality improvement solutions.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

New Zealand Company Auctions off the Chance of Becoming ‘The 8th Wonder of the World’

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reprazent Clothing Company, a New Zealand innovator in interactive clothing concepts, is currently conducting an online auction which may well prove to be a world first. Internet auction site eBay is expected to field bids from around the globe, for the opportunity to become the first organization to be marketed around the world in this possibly revolutionary marketing campaign.

FILED UNDER: Auction
 

Ad Campaign Climbs to New Heights – Internet Casino Sponsors ‘Spiderman’s’ 62-Story Skyscraper Ascent

HONG KONG – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If anyone in the real world can get away with the nickname ‘Spiderman’ it is French climber Alain Robert. The daredevil free-climber scaled Hong Kong’s 62-story Cheung Kong Center skyscraper with his bare hands on Saturday, wearing the ever-popular tattoo of online casino GoldenPalace.com on his naked torso.

Connecting Through Dance Celebrates 5 Years of Partnering with the Visually Impaired

OAKLAND, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, July 16, Bay area ballroom dancers will gather to honor Connecting Through Dance’s fifth year anniversary and raise funds for the non-profit organization that has used dance to bridge the gap between the visually impaired and sighted communities.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Secrets of Those July 4th Songs: The G-Man Reveals the Truth About the Top Patriotic Tunes of All Time

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some of America’s best-loved music wasn’t written in this country. Two different songs were considered to be the national anthem. One flag-waving tune took 20 years to compose. In an article available for use online and in print, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) reveals some surprising facts.

ThrowThings.com to Sponsor Skillet and Cow Chip Throwing Contests at the Hillbilly Days Festival

RAVENNA, OH and LEBANON, MO – June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ThrowThings.com LLC (www.ThrowThings.com), a leading provider of ventriloquist dummies, promotional products, and unusual items, today announced that it has been named the Official Sponsor of the Skillet Throwing Contest, and the Cow Chip Throwing Contest, to be held as part of the 32nd annual Hillbilly Days Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, June 16th-19th. This weekend-long event will take place in downtown Lebanon and Bennett Spring State Park. Proceeds from most games and food sales at this year’s Festival will benefit The American Cancer Society.

Kaizer Diamonds Announces Mystery Auction to Fund Multiple Sclerosis Research

FRESNO, Calif. — June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kaizer Diamonds International, Inc., an industry leader in quality wholesale diamonds and diamond jewelry, today announced that it will begin holding mystery auctions on eBay to benefit MS research. The hidden treasure chest, prepared by Kaizer Diamonds, is guaranteed to contain items worth at least $100,000.00.

FILED UNDER: Auction | Fresno Business