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Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Consummates the Purchase and Acquisition of Certain Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. Strategic Business Assets Including Its Customer Base

Author: Prime Companies, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 25 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “YUBA CITY, Calif. - Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed a binding agreement; and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets including the customer base from Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT). Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT) is a fast growing hardware and software company currently serving the Dental and Medical industries in Colorado and the Midwest.”



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YUBA CITY, Calif. - Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed a binding agreement; and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets including the customer base from Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT). Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT) is a fast growing hardware and software company currently serving the Dental and Medical industries in Colorado and the Midwest.

PRMCNorbert J. Lima, President and CEO of Prime Companies is quoted as saying "CRT's leading edge Digital Dental Technology products will afford Prime Companies' subsidiary NACC-TEL, CORP. the opportunity to become the provider of choice for both Digital Voice and Data Products to the Dental Industry. We see this acquisition as a revenue increasing opportunity of geometric proportions, catapulting Prime into profitability!"

As a Samsung Dealer, NACC-TEL, CORP. currently markets business telephone and voice mail systems. With CRT's product line, NACC-TEL will augment its product and service portfolio to include a total, turn key telecommunications solution to the Dental Industry. This is inclusive of certain CRT software and hardware proprietary products.

About PRIME COMPANIES, INC.:

Prime Companies, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NACC-TEL, CORP., currently provides Broadband and telecommunications services (Voice and Data) to both commercial and consumer customers in the Northern California market area. The services offered include, Broadband, Data Networks, Interconnect, Voice Over the Internet (VoIP), and Voicemail Services. More information: www.primecompanies.com.

About COMPUTER RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIES:

Computer Resource Technologies, is a hardware and software company currently serving the Dental and Medical industries in Colorado and the Midwest with niche hardware and software products to better facilitate doctor patient ergonomics and incorporating total record, billing and practice management integration.

Statements in this news release regarding Prime Companies, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause such statement to differ materially from actual future events or results. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The following factors, among others, could cause Prime Companies, Inc.'s actual results to differ materially from those described in a forward-looking statement: limited history of offering Prime Companies, Inc.'s services in its current form; history of losses; increasing competition from existing or new competitors; increased telecommunications costs resulting from the expansion of Prime Companies, Inc.'s services; rapid technological change; possible unavailability of financing as and if needed; dependence on a limited number of vendors, including without limitation third-party vendors for the provision and roll-out of the Prime Companies, Inc. broadband service; inability to achieve telecommunication cost savings through efficient hardware utilization; possible industry consolidation; and potential fluctuations in quarterly and annual results. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. Readers are referred to the reports and documents filed by Prime Companies, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of these and other important risk factors.


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CyberTouch Announces 19-inch Wide-Screen LCD Touch Screen Monitor

Author: CyberTouch
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEWBURY PARK, Calif. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of the Orion 19 - the latest addition to its line of touch LCD monitors. Available now, this 19-inch diagonal touch screen LCD monitor is ideal for banking, entertainment, hospitality, kiosk and point-of-purchase applications.”



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NEWBURY PARK, Calif. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of the Orion 19 - the latest addition to its line of touch LCD monitors. Available now, this 19" diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio) touch screen LCD monitor is ideal for banking, entertainment, hospitality, kiosk and point-of-purchase applications.

19-inch touch screenThe wide-screen aspect ratio allows designers to display more information on one screen and reduce the number of screens while increasing interactive efficiency. Orion 19 is designed for desktop, wall-mount and VESA arm-mount applications.

Presently offering a wide range of open-frame and enclosed touch monitors, CyberTouch is the leading US designer and manufacturer of custom and standard touch screens and touch systems. Orion 19 is the latest addition to the CyberTouch family of 10.4", 15", 17", 20.1" and 32" touch monitor product line.

*(Photo Caption: Orion 19 Wide-Screen LCD Touch Screen Monitor.)

Utilizing the NEC LCD 195WVXM MultiSync flat-panel monitor, Orion 19 is offered in both USB and Serial touch screen communication interface. For more information about Orion 19 please visit: www.cybertouch.com/ORION19.html.

About CyberTouch

CyberTouch designs and manufactures specialty touch screens and related products for the commercial, medical, industrial, aerospace, military and other harsh-environment industries. Founded in 1982 as a custom touch screen manufacturer, CyberTouch offers more than 300 standard touch screens, open-frame and desktop touch-LCD monitors and added value services such and turn-key touch integration.

The CyberTouch Advance Product Design Department designs and builds prototypes in less than three weeks.

For further information, please call 805-499-5000 or visit: http://www.CyberTouch.com


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Legal and Law

CheapBooks Retains Law Firm Dickinson Wright to Argue Domain Name Disputes

Author: CheapBooks Inc
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CheapBooks.com(TM), a Web site that creates competition among book sellers, recently retained the law firm Dickinson Wright, PLLC, to represent them in areas of domain name disputes and acquisitions.”



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SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CheapBooks.com(TM), a Web site that creates competition among book sellers, recently retained the law firm Dickinson Wright, PLLC, to represent them in areas of domain name disputes and acquisitions. CheapBooks provides consumers access to low-cost books over the Internet. It compares the prices of many major online bookstores such as Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Half.com.

"We have retained Dickinson Wright because they have successfully argued cases for domain names that have acquired meaning," David Tiberio, owner and founder of CheapBooks.com(TM), said. "The firm has won tough World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) cases identical to ours."

In addition, Dickinson Wright has been very successful in winning cases related to Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Polices (UDRP).

"Our firm is excited about working with CheapBooks.com," Nicole M. Meyer, attorney for Dickinson Wright, said. "It is a company committed to encouraging reading and literacy for everyone."

Meyer is a member of Dickinson Wright and specializes in intellectual property law.

"CheapBooks.com has created a name for itself over the past decade and I look forward to working with them and protecting the company's rights and the goodwill established in the Cheapbooks.com trademark," Meyer explained.

Dickinson Wright, (www.dickinsonwright.com), based in Michigan, was founded in 1878 and has grown to be one of the most respected law firms in the region. The firm offers comprehensive legal services to a broad range of clients, from very large corporations to small businesses, new ventures, individuals, and governmental units.

Dickinson Wright has a tradition of serving the civic and charitable needs of its communities and a long-standing commitment to the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession.

CheapBooks.com(TM) is popular among college students because it offers the most competitive prices at-a-glance. In addition, at CheapBooks.com(TM), students can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship, search online for degree programs and apply for financial aid.

CheapBooks.com also offers an array of book clubs to customers in genres such as: thrillers, politics, romance, science fiction and home and garden.

According to Tiberio, he turns down offers for people interested in purchasing the domain name, CheapBooks.com, on a monthly basis. In the next few years he plans to do an initial public offering.

To learn more about CheapBooks.com visit: www.CheapBooks.com.

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Fine Art and Artists

Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ to Central Park: ‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in NY

Author: Capla Kesting Fine Art
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that an unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his 'deathbed' may be the last opportunity to say 'farewell' to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait,' described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, Jose Marti.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that an unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his "deathbed" may be the last opportunity to say "farewell" to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. "Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait," described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, Jose Marti­.

Fidel Castro's Deathbed PortraitPhoto Caption: The colossal scaled clay model for the gilded 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait,' by and Copr. © Daniel Edwards, to be unveiled in Central Park November 8th.

Inspiration for the gilded head of Castro, large enough to belong to a 25 foot man, comes from Harlem, New York's acclamation for Castro's contributions to civil rights. "Harlem is perhaps the only community in the U.S. that proclaims an admiration for Castro - the Central Park unveiling of his portrait is an attempt to bring Harlem's adoration for Castro to the rest of the world," said a spokesman for the unveiling.

Depiction of the ailing Cuban icon was made with deference to the conflicting points of view between Harlem and Miami, explained spokesman, David Kesting. "With respect to Harlem, the portrait celebrates Castro's humanitarianism and with respect to Miami, it celebrates the end of a long regime," said Kesting.

Reportedly, Miami's Little Havana celebrated in the streets to wild rumors from anti-Castro exiles that Castro had died while Harlem celebrated Castro's 80th birthday in August. The portrait of Castro is scheduled for display in Miami by Capla Kesting Fine Arts in early December.

Harlem's friendship with Castro started in 1960 when he was famously evicted from Manhattan's Shelburne Hotel and then welcomed by Harlem's Hotel Theresa. The Shelburne Hotel was extended the opportunity to exhibit Castro's portrait as a way to make amends to the Cuban President for the eviction, but the hotel firmly declined the offer.

Artist Daniel Edwards, who was also inspired by final visits to his ailing grandfather, said, "When I saw him on his deathbed I remembered only the good things."

A short documentary about the "deathbed portrait" titled "Castro in Central Park," produced by Goodnight Film and directed by Argentine-born filmmaker A.D. Calvo, appears on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zGNXLexxT8.

Location for the unveiling of "Castro's Deathbed Portrait" is just west of Wollman rink and north of Central Park's Artist's Gate entrance on 59th street between Columbus Circle and Grand Army Plaza.

For more information contact Capla Kesting Fine Arts at 917-650-3760, or visit online at www.CaplaKesting.com or www.GoodnightFilm.com/Castro.htm.


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Alliances and Partnerships

Incredible Discoveries, Through Their Strategic Partnership with Interglobal, Secures Overseas TV Spots for the Didi Car

Author: Incredible Discoveries
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Incredible Discoveries today announced, they have secured overseas television distribution for one of their newest product discoveries, The Didi Car. Incredible Discoveries is a leading DRTV company with multi-channel distribution services, who partners with all types of manufacturers to bring products to market.”



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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Incredible Discoveries today announced, they have secured overseas television distribution for one of their newest product discoveries, The Didi Car. Incredible Discoveries is a leading DRTV company with multi-channel distribution services, who partners with all types of manufacturers to bring products to market. The Didi Car, an award-winning kid powered riding car, will have its infomercial featured internationally thanks to Incredible Discoveries' strategic alliance with Interglobal International Ltd, a leading service company in the Electronic Retailing Industry.

"We are delighted that the Didi Car will be receiving international distribution through Interglobal," said Doug Campbell, Vice President of Funding for Incredible Discoveries. "This company is one of the largest and most respected international distributors of U.S. produced infomercials and home shopping products. With clients such as Nautilus, Interglobal, has the talent and expertise to introduce the Didi Car to millions of children overseas."

The Didi Car, which was featured in Time Magazine, is an exciting car-like toy that operates by a child's own motion -- no pedals, no batteries, no motors. Kids simply sit, lean and roll; their own movements magically power the car's mobility.

About Interglobal
Interglobal International Ltd. offers complete outsourced International sales services to US product developers and show producers of spot, infomercial and home shopping products. Strategically positioned geographically to communicate at all times with the international market place, Interglobal has worldwide offices in the UK, U.S. and Latin America providing "on the ground" sales support to a network of the leading and most professional international customers.

About Incredible Discoveries
Incredible Discoveries (www.IncredibleDiscoveries.com), a division of Immediate Capital Group, is a fully integrated production and investment partnership company that introduces new products to consumers through infomercial development and management. ID offers funding opportunities for selected product manufacturers, in addition to multi-channel distribution options through their strategic partnerships with leading national and international retail distribution firms, catalog and credit card insert distribution firms and the country's highest rated live shopping networks.

ID hosts a team of dynamic professionals with years of direct response ingenuity and expertise. Their fresh innovative approach has lead to successful products launches including the Black &Decker "Infrawave Speed Oven," the Magic Juice Filter and the Didi Car.

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Alliances and Partnerships

Phoenicia Group Partners with The Beyster Institute to Bring MEET U.S. Program to Libya

Author: Phoenicia Group Libya, LLC
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “TRIPOLI, Libya - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, (phoenicia-group.net), the U.S-Libyan diversified business and consultancy firm, today announced its partnership with the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego, in organizing and implementing the MEET U.S. Program 2007 in Libya.”



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TRIPOLI, Libya - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, (www.phoenicia-group.net), the U.S-Libyan diversified business and consultancy firm, today announced its partnership with the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego, in organizing and implementing the MEET U.S. Program 2007 in Libya.

Phoenicia Group LibyaMEET U.S., or Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S., is a unique training program designed to identify, develop and sustain a new corps of business leaders for the MENA region.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the MEET U.S Program is organized by the Beyster Institute and will be implemented in Libya by Phoenicia Group and the Libyan American Business Council, in association with the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.

Ryad Sunusi, President & CEO of Phoenicia Group, and founder of the Libyan American Business Council, described the partnership as "a natural outflow of strengthened links between U.S. and Libyan companies, trade and business advocacy groups, educational and research institutions, and government and social organizations."

"We envision future partnerships and cooperation in building cross-cultural educational and business exchange with our U.S colleagues; and are planning a similar event in association with the Waa'tisimo Foundation to invite U.S. government, academic, and business leaders to learn more about the unique Jamahiriya model of governance and social development," he said, in a released statement from Tripoli.

The MEET U.S. Program will comprise two intensive three-week training programs, with an IT and Business focus, in March and May 2007 respectively, with each group of 25 participants chosen for leadership skills, community involvement, and growth potential in their respective fields.

It is the first time Libyan applicants are eligible to participate.

Phoenicia Group began providing commercial advisory and risk management strategies to improve a competitive position for U.S companies wishing to do business in Libya in 1999, after relaxation of the Iran Libya Sanctions Act under President Clinton allowing the export of U.S. agricultural products and medicines to Libya.

Phoenicia Group expanded rapidly since into the oil & gas, communications, financial, retail, construction, and tourism sectors, making it the leading Libyan private company and consultancy group; and sponsoring the spin-off of the Libyan-American Business Council in 2004 to promote U.S.-Libyan trade and business exchange.

About Phoenicia Group Libya, LLC

Phoenicia Group, a U.S.-Libyan consultancy and risk management firm, focuses on providing integrated business solutions to U.S. and international firms wishing to establish a foothold for commerce in Libya. More information: www.phoenicia-group.net.



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Insurance

Long Term Care Could Surpass Childcare as Challenge for American Business

Author: LTC Financial Partners
Dateline: Sun, 22 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KIRKLAND, Wash. - Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long term care is starting to rival childcare as a problem affecting the business focus of American employees, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. As the American workforce ages, more employees may be called away to tend to an incapacitated adult than a needy child.”



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Program Targets an Estimated $34 Billion in Lost Productivity Due to Long Term Caregiving

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long term care is starting to rival childcare as a problem affecting the business focus of American employees, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. As the American workforce ages, more employees may be called away to tend to an incapacitated adult than a needy child.

Dan Cahn"Already, in many companies, we find that workers are more concerned with caring for a parent than a child," says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President of Business Development for LTC Financial Partners. (Cahn was formerly a manager in the Carter Administration's Employment and Training Department.)

*(Photo Caption: Dan Cahn, Senior VP of LTC Financial Partners.)

Cahn points to a 2006 study conducted by the MetLife Mature Market Institute(R) which found that American companies lose a total of $33.6 billion per year as a result of demands on employees who must care for an incapacitated loved one, such as an aging parent. The losses stem from a combination of absenteeism, workday interruptions, unpaid leave, and other productivity-related causes including replacement cost when employees quit to tend a loved one full-time.

"With 77 million Baby Boomers set to retire, an ever greater percentage of workers will be distracted by elder-care needs," says Cahn. "The childcare crisis was solved by day care centers, flextime and such. Now we need to face the long term healthcare crisis." Cahn's organization offers companies a turnkey educational program that addresses the new need. It's called the LTC Outreach and Education Program(TM) (LTCOEP(TM)). The program guarantees every employee, family member and retiree access to a long term healthcare specialist to explain the options for long term healthcare planning. Cahn points out that most employees mistakenly think that Medicare or their health insurance covers long term care needs. "Our program corrects this misperception and helps employees make the proper preparations," says Cahn.

"Any employee can be distracted by the needs of a debilitated loved one," says Cahn, "and the greatest impact on the company can be at the top, because your most valuable senior people tend to be older and more liable to have care needs. Fifty-something's and sixty-something's are the ones with parents or spouses susceptible to prolonged incapacity."

When a loved one can no longer handle the tasks of daily living, such as moving around or preparing meals, the employee must either provide the care personally or hire professional services. "Workers who can't afford round-the-clock care have to fill in by doing much of the care themselves," says Cahn. "That means rushing tasks to leave work on time, taking crisis calls during business hours, and worrying about the loved one instead of job issues." Even for workers who can afford nursing-home or in-home care, "there are those emergency calls that distract one from the job."

When employees have proper long term care protection, these problems do not occur, says Cahn. "Employees no longer have to worry about providing care services personally. They have the money, from their insurance policy, to pay professionals to do it." The federal and state governments concur with the need for Americans to provide for their own long term care protection. "Legislators have signaled that ordinary citizens, except for the truly indigent, cannot count on Medicaid to pick up the tab."

Through LTCOEP(TM), "Companies don't have to pay for long term care insurance," says Cahn. "All they have to do is make the education available to their employees so they can act in their own behalf." Both the employees and the companies stand to benefit big time, he points out. "The companies can save thousands or millions in productivity, while employees protect their earning capacity, nest eggs, and peace of mind."

The worksite educational program is offered free to companies of all sizes. It consists of multiple options for printed, electronic and online interactive materials; seminars or group meetings in webinar format; and individual meetings to help employees with sound long term healthcare planning. Human resource managers and owners of smaller businesses may request information at - www.eranova.com/LTCFP/LTCexperts.htm.


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Uncategorized

Say ‘Boo’ to Diabetes with Halloween Adventure’s Expanded Fundraising Efforts to Support JDRF

Author: Halloween Adventure
Dateline: Sat, 21 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Oct. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE Costume Superstores has expanded its fundraising efforts for 2006 in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a chain-wide rollout of JDRF Sneaker Sales in 100 costume stores, and the launch of online fundraising efforts via the company's 2 e-commerce websites.”



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Contributors can donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Halloween Adventure Costume Superstores Coast to Coast, and Online at halloweenadventure.com

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Oct. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE Costume Superstores has expanded its fundraising efforts for 2006 in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a chain-wide rollout of JDRF Sneaker Sales in 100 costume stores, and the launch of online fundraising efforts via the company's 2 e-commerce websites.

Halloween AdventureSince 2004 Halloween Adventure has raised funds to support JDRF's research to find a cure for diabetes via sales of paper "Sneakers" in its seasonal Halloween Costume superstores each September and October. In 2005 Halloween Adventure owners, Bruce Goldman and Joe Purifico, served as Corporate Recruitment co-Chairmen for JDRF's Greater Philadelphia / Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.

"This year we've raised the bar," says Bruce Goldman, Halloween Adventure founder. "To achieve our increased fundraising goals we've stepped up efforts in all of our stores from New York City to Los Angeles; and are also inviting customers to purchase JDRF sneakers in our online costume stores."

Online Halloween costume shoppers can donate $1, $5 or $10 to JDRF when they visit: www.halloweenadventure.com or www.newyorkcostumes.com. Customers who visit one of the 125 Halloween Adventure Costume Superstores in the US, can purchase a JDRF paper sneaker, sign their name to it, and post it on the in-store "JDRF Cure Wall."

100% of all funds generated by JDRF Sneaker sales both online and in Halloween Adventure stores goes directly to JDRF; and more than 80 cents of every dollar donated to JDRF goes directly to worldwide research and education.

"Halloween is all about fun. It's a celebration of playing make-believe and being a child, no matter what age you are," says Halloween Adventure CEO, Joe Purifico. "For children with Diabetes everyday life can be challenging... By supporting JDRF's mission to find a cure we hope to help bring an end to those challenges."

Halloween Adventure has increased its JDRF fundraising donations each year; generating $20,000 in 2004, and $75,000 in 2005. The company's goal in 2006 is to raise $125,000.

Halloween Adventure is a division of MASQUERADE, LLC, headquartered in Boothwyn, PA. The company operates 125 Seasonal Halloween Costume Super Stores from Coast to Coast in the US, and year-round stores in Philadelphia, PA and in New York City's East Village (www.halloweenadventure.com).

NewYorkCostumes.com is an online retailer of costumes, masks, makeup, accessories and more. Headquartered on Broadway in New York City newyorkcostumes.com ships worldwide (www.newyorkcostumes.com).

JDRF is the world's largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes research, providing more than $80 million to diabetes research in 2003. Almost 1.5 million Americans have juvenile (type 1) diabetes, the most severe form of the disease. Diabetes is the single most costly chronic disease, accounting for more than $132 billion in healthcare costs in the United States annually. More than 500,000 people participate in walks to cure diabetes at more than 200 sites in the U.S. and abroad. JDRF is the world's largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes research, providing more than $80 million to diabetes research in 2003 (www.jdrf.org).



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Online Shopping Sites

Before Kids…is Born – Offering Fun Gifts for Parents

Author: Before Kids
Dateline: Fri, 20 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Oct. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Do you remember life before kids? Or, perhaps before your friends had kids? Enter that sweet bundle of joy and late night parties and gourmet meals are traded for sleepless nights and drive-thru dinners. ”



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Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Launch Gift Company That Reflects on Life before Children

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Oct. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Do you remember life before kids? Or, perhaps before your friends had kids? Enter that sweet bundle of joy and late night parties and gourmet meals are traded for sleepless nights and drive-thru dinners.

After hearing so many friends comment, "before kids, I..." it occurred to Abby Miller, a Pittsburgh parent of two, that it would be fun to capture those sentiments in a line of gifts for parents that would make even the most stressed-out mom or dad laugh out loud. Enter business partner, Kitty Cheatham, who thought the idea was a solid one, and Before Kids,,, was born. Before Kids... gifts for parents include coffee mugs, t-shirts, aprons and notepaper, which are emblazoned with fun reflections on parenthood.

"The reality of parenthood is that, while it's the greatest job in the world, it's hard work," said Miller. "Even the most organized parent occasionally looks back fondly on those freedom-filled days before children. Our gifts for parents aim to remind them of that time in a fun, lighthearted way."

Before Kids... gifts are unique because of their clever sayings, some of which include:
    Before Kids...whine was a beverage.
    Before Kids...I thought I was busy.
    Before Kids...work ended at five.
    Before Kids...three in bed was risque.

Knowing they hit on a great gift idea for parents, Miller and Cheatham are dedicating all their time and focus on growing Before Kids... The company's full line of gifts for parents is available online at www.BeforeKids.com and in local Pittsburgh shops. Priced from $8-$30, Before Kids... offers a great selection of gifts for parents just in time for the 2006 holiday season.

"The level of positive response we've received from moms, dads, the press, and the baby product industry has been tremendous," Cheatham commented. "We knew this was a great idea but we had no clue how much the Before Kids...messages would resonate with people."

Before Kids...gifts are perfect for hostess gifts, stocking-stuffers and baby shower favors or gifts.

While Miller and Cheatham are currently Before Kids... only employees, the team is working with about a dozen consultants and vendors in Pittsburgh, and their line of gifts for parents are carried in several local stores including Doodlebugs in Blawnox, Gifted in Mt. Lebanon and McMurray, and Contemporary Concepts in Squirrel Hill. Their online presence allows Before Kids... gifts to be purchased worldwide which has resulted in national media coverage as well as buzz in parenting and baby blogs such as www.babyboyblog.com and www.thedailystroll.com.

Miller and Cheatham are excited about the potential Before Kids... has and are looking to expand their line with additional sentiments more products and even complementary lines that offer more for dads and grandparents. Right now the pair is conducting important market research by attending soccer games and PTA meetings - where it's common to hear parents sigh, "before kids, I...."

To pick the perfect gift for moms and dads in your life, visit http://www.BeforeKids.com or call 412-956-0806 for store locations.


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Patent and Trademark

ACell Wins Again in Federal Appeals Court

Author: ACell, Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 19 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “JESSUP, Md. - Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACell, Inc., the owner of highly valued extracellular matrix (ECM) patents, along with co-defendants Dr. Stephen Badylak and Dr. Alan Spievack, today won another legal victory against Cook Biotech, Inc. (Cook) and Purdue Research Foundation (Purdue) when the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Cook's and Purdue's Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc.”



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Federal Appeals Court Denies Cook Biotech's and Purdue Research Foundation's Petition for Rehearing in ACell's Victory on Patent Infringement

JESSUP, Md. - Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACell, Inc., the owner of highly valued extracellular matrix (ECM) patents, along with co-defendants Dr. Stephen Badylak and Dr. Alan Spievack, today won another legal victory against Cook Biotech, Inc. (Cook) and Purdue Research Foundation (Purdue) when the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Cook's and Purdue's Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc.

In the Petition Cook and Purdue had requested both the original Federal Circuit three judge panel and the entire Federal Circuit Court to reconsider a detailed 29 page written opinion issued on August 18, 2006. In that opinion the three judge panel unanimously reversed a July 2005 finding against ACell of patent infringement, holding instead that ACell's product does not infringe Purdue's patent. The Federal Circuit is the federal court which specializes in patent law and provides guidance to federal district courts on patent law issues.

ACell's ECM is a graft material that can be implanted at the site of an injury or damaged tissue in order to stimulate a unique healing response. The graft attracts the body's own progenitor cells which have the potential to diversify into site specific tissues. Consequently, instead of the body's default healing mechanism of scar tissue formation, the body heals by remodeling with new tissue almost as if the injury had never occurred.

Because ACell already has multiple Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals allowing its ECM to be placed in humans, the victorious conclusion of this litigation eliminates a major hurdle to the use of ACell's technology for solving a wide range of medical problems in various fields including orthopedics, cardiovascular, urology, gastrointestinal, general surgery and wound care.

"ACell's plan is to accelerate the development and commercialization of advanced medical therapies involving our unique ECM technology by partnering with leading companies in the life sciences industry," explained Jim DeFrancesco, ACell's CEO and President. "This litigation was the biggest impediment to our ability to finalize partnerships. The difference in the way we are being perceived within the industry now that these victories are behind us is remarkable. We are delighted to finally be receiving the attention that we always felt we deserved."

Miles Grody, ACell's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, commented "Cook and Purdue have had their day in court, and there can be no question now that ACell's technology is completely independent of the claims they have made. Despite extensive document reviews and depositions during this three year litigation they failed to raise any legitimate material issue of fact meriting a trial. This attempt by Cook and Purdue to deprive ACell of its proprietary technology has completely failed, and we are glad to have it behind us."

About ACell, Inc.
ACell, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in June 1999 for the purpose of developing, manufacturing, and marketing products in the field of regenerative medicine. These tissue engineered products are based on naturally occurring ECM scaffolds. The Company's proprietary ECM technology changes the fundamental healing response by encouraging the body's own regenerative capabilities to repair tissues and restore them to natural health.

ACell's business plan involves building strategic relationships with leading companies in the life sciences field to make valuable ECM products available across a broad range of medical applications.

More information: www.acell.com



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