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Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — In an effort to leverage the historic youth voter turnout in 2004, a cadre of young activists across the country have identified issues important to them and are visiting state representatives to discuss how they will address those issues. The task is a pre-conference assignment for the Fifth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Conference, Hip Hop Activism: Revolutionizing Black Power, April 7-9, at the National Education Association in Washington, DC.

Doritos Chip That Looks Like The Pope’s Hat Up For Auction

SALEM, MA /Send2Press Newswire/ — A Doritos(R) Chip that amazingly resembles the Pope’s Mitre (a.k.a. His Holiness’ ‘really tall hat’) was found in a bag of Doritos ‘Nacho Cheesier Doritos’ this evening, according to The Chadwick family of Salem, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Offbeat
 

Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects Take Phoenix’s New Club Palazzo from Wedding Days into Disco Nights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and PHOENIX, Az. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects (www.wildfirefx.com), a world leader in the creation of ultraviolet visual effects for themed architectural and entertainment based venues, today announced that they will provide UV sensitive dual- image scenic art and high powered UV lighting fixtures for world renowned designer Steven Rodgers’ new club Palazzo, Phoenix’s premiere wedding spot and now hottest nightclub.

Snow Hero of San Bernardinos Gifted With Joy of Skiing

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — ‘All We Need Is a Miracle’ played on the Snow Summit Lodge’s loudspeaker when Bennie LeBeau (local Serrano-Eastern Shoshone), arrived for his ski lesson gift over the weekend. ‘He was treated like a homecoming hero for leading the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony on November 15th, 2004, which helped restore the magnificent lake, trees, springs, and best snow in 35 years,’ reported Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

SilverJewelryClub.com Celebrates Grand Opening with a Sterling Gemstone Jewelry Give-Away

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — D.G.P.J., Inc., a Los Angeles based jewelry manufacturing company today announced that in celebration of the launch of their new website, www.SilverJewelryClub.com, they will offer pieces from their newest collection of silver gemstone jewelry for free.

Impulsesoft’s Bluetooth Audio Suite brings Wireless Music to Microsoft Windows(R) Mobile Platform

HANOVER, GERMANY – CeBIT 2005 /Send2Press Newswire/ — Impulsesoft, the world’s leading Bluetooth stereo solution company, announced the release of iWALTZ(tm) – Impulsesoft Wireless Audio Suite for Windows(R) Mobile. iWALTZ enables OEMs to bring multimedia phones quicker to market by leveraging Microsoft’s Bluetooth infrastructure and Impulsesoft’s market-leading technology for wireless multimedia.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

Somebody Good, Inc. Hires Maura Murphy-Barrosse as Head of Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Somebody Good, Inc. Legal Secretary Referral Service announced today that Maura Murphy-Barrosse has been added to their team as head of marketing. Somebody Good, Inc., based in Culver City, has been has been referring temporary and temp-to-perm legal secretaries and general office personnel to law firms in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and the Valley since 2001.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Mr. Service Home and Repair Announces New Unlimited Home Service Package Which Includes Plumbing, Electric, and A/C Services

MIAMI, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Mr. Service Home and Repair Corp. (www.mrserviceonline.com), a Miami-based company, which has been developing and delivering high quality outsourced property maintenance solutions for residential property owners since 1998, today announced their new Gold Card membership package which includes unlimited plumbing, electric and A/C service for one low membership fee of $199 a year.

FILED UNDER: Real Estate
 

Hip Hop Newcomer Chopper to Promote New Line of Rap Snacks

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Bad Boy recording artist Chopper, a.k.a. Young City of the worldwide platinum rap group ‘Da Band,’ recently signed on as the spokesperson for Rap Snacks Pork Skins and Cracklins, a new product line being launched by the Chicago-based Evans Food Group (www.evansfood.com) and Rap Snacks, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia.

FILED UNDER: Food and Beverage
 

Group Midwest Adds Innovative Allworx Products to Its Lineup

ROCHESTER, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Allworx(R) partners with Group Midwest. Group Midwest, a worldwide leader in telecommunications and information technologies products, has expanded its product range with the popular Allworx portfolio.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

Sharrow Group Helps Home Builders Assess the Cost of Turnover

ROCHESTER, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ – Sharrow Group, a national executive search and consulting firm serving the home building industry, announces an innovative, online Turnover Cost Calculator to help builders understand the true impact of turnover on their bottom line. With home building turnover averaging 20 to 25% annually, successful companies know the competitive advantage of reducing its cost.

Small Businesses Pioneer the Use of Video in On-line Marketing

CINCINNATI, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ — One might not expect small businesses to be pushing the envelope in terms of using video to market online, but they are. Small to mid-size businesses nationwide have turned to Internet Video Commercials for the first time this year. ‘The use of internet video as a promotional tool is one of the fastest growing segments of the internet,’ explains Jim Schmidt, president of eMediaGroup, Inc.

Michigan Families Support Their Local Schools with Help from Net4Kids

ROSE CITY, MI /Send2Press Newswire/ — Net4Kids.com, a division of Michigan based M-33 Access, today announced the launch of their Dial-Up Internet Access Program for Michigan families which donates 10% of their monthly service rate to a Michigan school of their choice.

CorEdge Networks To Demonstrate Industry’s First AdvancedTCA-Compliant Cutaway Carrier Card

SAN RAMON, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — CorEdge Networks, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports network switching equipment; over $30M has been invested since 2000 by private equity investors to develop CorEdge technology and products. CorEdge will be demonstrating a working prototype of its AdvancedTCA-compliant cutaway carrier card at the PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) pavilion (booth #657) at the CTIA Wireless 2005 trade show in New Orleans on March 14-16, 2005 at the Ernet N. Morial Convention center.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

Neotrope Chosen to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for New York Computer Technology Firm S & R Network Consulting

NEW YORK, NY and TORRANCE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York computer network and database integration firm, S & R Network Consulting (www.sr-network.com), to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

90-year-old Women’s Peace Organization Sees Middle East Peace, Water Resources as Key Issues: New Programs Launched on International Women’s Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is launching two new cutting-edge programs to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day, 2005. This begins its tenth decade of organizing to end war. WILPF has addressed the root causes of war and called for negotiated settlements to end them since its founding at The Hague in 1915.

FILED UNDER: Womens Interest
 

Top Ten ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Trips – Baby Boomers Acquiring More Experiences, Less Assets, in 2005

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today a list of Top Ten ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Trips, as determined by unique travel inquiries at iExplore over the last year.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Ukraine’s Maidan International Election Observation Group: Moldovan Parliamentary Elections Flawed

KYIV, Ukraine /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Maidan International Election Observation Group (the Maidan Group) believes that some parts of the Parliamentary Election in the Republic of Moldova were free and democratic but with violations reported in several parts of the country.

Christian Author to Bill Moyers: Renounce Campbell or Christ

ANNAPOLIS, MD /Send2Press Newswire/ — In an open letter to Bill Moyers sent today, author Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. of Solving Light Books, has called upon the PBS icon to cease promoting the work of atheist mythologist Joseph Campbell or renounce Christ, one or the other.

The Restaurant Review(tm) Launches Dallas/Fort Worth Edition of Successful New England On-line Restaurant Directory

MANSFIELD, MA and DALLAS, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Restaurant Review today announced the launch of the Dallas, TX edition of the Restaurant Review restaurant directory. The Web site www.restreview.com has an entertaining and innovative approach to locating the perfect restaurant. Gourmet magazine style content, food and wine related news, cookbook reviews and a multi-media directory of hundreds of restaurants provide a source for the growing number of people who choose where they dine by using on-line resources.

Dr. Barry J. Kaplan Published for Breast Augmentation Using Only Local Anesthesia

WINTER PARK, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. is pleased to announce that its founder and director, Barry J. Kaplan, D.O., was published in the June 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for an original article.

School for Autism Receives International Award

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA /Send2Press Newswire/ — The New England Center For Children (NECC) of Southborough, MA has been chosen to receive the 2005 SABA Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis. NECC (www.necc.org) will accept the prestigious award at the opening event of the 31st Annual Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) Convention, Saturday, May 28, 2005 in Chicago.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

Los Angeles County Coroner Launches E-Commerce Site??

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ is the Los Angeles County Coroner’s gift shop, now online at www.LACORONER.com. Located in the administration building of the Department of Coroner, the gift shop helps fund the department’s special programs and public relations efforts. Some of these programs include the Youthful Drunk Driving Visitation Program (YDDVP), a court ordered alternative sentencing program for youthful offenders.

Mexico’s Largest Restaurant Company Retains Quantified Marketing Group

ORLANDO, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Known as the nation’s only full-service strategic marketing and public relations firm exclusively focused on the restaurant industry, Orlando-based Quantified Marketing Group has crafted a niche that has dramatically increased revenues over the last year. The company’s growth received a significant boost when Mexico’s largest restaurant company recently announced that Quantified Marketing Group was named its outsourced marketing department.

Man Who Was Dead for 90 Minutes Recounts Journey to Heaven in New Book

GRAND RAPIDS, MI /Send2Press Newswire/ — Life after death has been chronicled in a new book, ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ (ISBN 0-8007-5949-4; $12.99). Immediately after being killed in a car accident nearly fifteen years ago, Don Piper went to heaven. EMTs on the scene determined he had been killed instantly after a semi had swerved into his lane, crushing his car. But Piper was unaware of the chaos swirling around his body on earth – he knew only that he was surrounded by loved ones and friends, magnificent light, a sense of pure peace and the most glorious music he had ever heard.

FILED UNDER: Religion and Churches
 

Pretrieve(tm) Puts Public Records at the Public’s Fingertips

ATLANTA, GA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Pretrieve (www.pretrieve.com) today announced the launch of their free, comprehensive public record search engine, making the collection of information about people and businesses from free internet sources more efficient and accessible to consumers. Pretrieve’s unique service connects researchers to a variety of county, state, and national public records through categorized links that deliver users directly to their search results, not just the homepages.

There is Life After Death

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Life after death has been chronicled in a new book from Revell (a division of Baker Publishing Group) entitled ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ (ISBN 0-8007-5949-4). Immediately after being killed in a car accident nearly fifteen years ago, Don Piper went to heaven. EMTs on the scene determined he had been killed instantly after a semi had swerved into his lane, crushing his car. But Piper was unaware of the chaos swirling around his body on earth – he knew only that he was surrounded by loved ones and friends, magnificent light, a sense of pure peace and the most glorious music he had ever heard.

Global Medical Research Announces Breakthrough Technology to Prevent Post-Surgical Adhesions

ORLANDO, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Global Medical Research, LLC (www.gmrllc.com), a Central Florida-based company dedicated to developing and commercializing intellectual properties that address problems in the biomedical field, today announced the launch of breakthrough technology designed to prevent post surgical adhesions. GMR’s Internal-Tissue Engineered Membrane Product (i-TEMP(tm)), is now poised for advanced phase animal testing to support the expectations of a broad spectrum of uses.

Maryland Author’s Book Selected for National Recognition by Barnes and Noble

ANNAPOLIS, MD /Send2Press Newswire/ — Barnes and Noble Bookstores has announced ‘The Parthenon Code: Mankind’s History in Marble’ by Annapolis author Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. as one of five books selected for special recognition nationwide during its Small Press Celebration throughout March. The publisher, Solving Light Books, is also located in Annapolis.

Euro Leaders Support Native American Olympic Inclusion

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland and ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — At French Princess Caroline Murat’s recent ‘1st Ski and Music Festival in Veysonnaz’ (part of 4 valleys, including Verbier), a team of Europe’s Who’s Who stepped up to champion Native American inclusion in future Olympic Games as Sovereign Nations, announced Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Mediaguide and Focus Marketing Partner to Create New Tool to Help Focus Radio Promotions

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Focus Marketing, a leader in the application of information analysis and information-driven marketing for the music business, and Mediaguide, the most advanced monitoring and reporting system for radio airplay, just announced their partnership.

Health Experts, Fashion Designers and Businesses Unite to Promote Black Women’s Heart Health

WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Heart and Style: Sisters Living Long and Living Well, a one-day heart disease prevention conference and fair aims to combat high risk of heart disease among African American women with a healthy dose of education, fashion and style. Produced by Public Square Communications in partnership with the Office on Women’s Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Heart and Style is being held in observance of February’s American Heart Month.

Olga Horvat Announces Personalized Fantasy Portraits for Children

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Olga Horvat Art (www.olgahorvat.com) today announced that it has made the leap into high-end digital photography with the addition of their new Fantasy Portraits line for kids. Fantasy Portraits allow children to become whatever they’ve dreamed of being in their everyday life, and immortalizes their fantasy in a beautiful and artistic keepsake.

Parenting Expert Offers ‘Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child’…No Supernanny Required

NASHVILLE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Parents fighting the constant battle to get their children to eat, sleep and behave will breathe a sigh of relief with the release of Taming Your Family Zoo: Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child (Revell, May 2005), by Donna Jones. In just six weeks, Donna teaches parents how to raise well-mannered children through the powerful tools of Rehearsing, Reminding, Reinforcing, and Reflecting.

Atlanta Author Looks To Inherit Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Legacy With Fast-Pased Thriller Based On Mysteries Of French Monestery

ATLANTA, GA /Send2Press Newswire/ — With his novel The Pegasus Secret, Gregg Loomis delves into a facinating modern-day mystery based on the secrets of a real-life 19th century priest, his association with the enigmatic Knights Templar, and how a Nicholas Poussin painting is rumored to contain hidden messages leading to buried treasure.

Internet Radio Network Adds Podcasting Reaching Over 100,000 Listeners a Day

OMAHA, NE /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Enigma Radio Network recently added a podcasting division to their popular programming lineup of Internet radio shows. This addition helped the network reach over 100,000 MP3 downloads per day on February 21, 2005.

Alien Apparatus Company Solo Performer Show Controller 2.0 Adds MIDI Control and More

PHILADELPHA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.0. 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.

Design Build Contractor Emmanuel Cabrera Unveils Model for a New Airport Security and Screening Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Design/build contractor Emmanuel Cabrera today announced his plans for a new Airport Security and Screening Facility (ASASF), a more efficient and effective design for a security and screening chamber which can be installed and utilized without any major structural alterations to the existing structures of airports, federal buildings, hospitals, and commercial buildings around the country and the world.

Ohio Native Capitalizes on Trend toward Local Web Searches

DAYTON, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ — Ohio Adnet LLC capitalizes on local Web searches by Ohio consumers. Ohio Adnet.com provides you with important purchase information on items such as homes and automobiles through its real estate search and auto search areas. The job search area connects you with Ohio employers and other career resources. Additionally, the personals search area connects you with other Ohio singles for romance, friendship, or marriage.

Lincoln and Washington More Different Than Alike, Say Psychologists Who Study the Presidents

HOUSTON, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Washington and Lincoln were both admirable men, but were more different than alike according to psychologists Steve Rubenzer and Tom Faschingbauer of the Foundation for the Study of Personality in History (www.TestingThePresidents.com). And despite their pre-eminent status in American history, there have been other presidents who had more personal assets for the job.

FILED UNDER: General Editorial