Legal and Law

1-800-SKI VAIL Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Associates

Author: Eric Hanson / SKIusa, LLC
Dateline: Wed, 12 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- On January 3, 2005, Vend-Tel-Co, Ltd., a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won a federal trademark lawsuit against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the lawsuit, Judge Matsch of the U.S. District Court determined that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL. The small business makes well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers.”



A R T I C L E:

'Small Business Takes on Conglomerate in Modern-Day David vs. Goliath Case'

DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- On January 3, 2005, Vend-Tel-Co, Ltd., a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won a federal trademark lawsuit against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the lawsuit, Judge Matsch of the U.S. District Court determined that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL. The small business makes well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers ranging from 1-800-SKI ASPEN to 1-800-SKI TELLURIDE.

Vail Associates first became aware of the business in 1995, but it was not until 2001 -- when the 1-800-SKI VAIL trademark became registered -- that Vail Associates felt threatened by the business and filed suit to try to stop the 1-800-SKI VAIL telephone number. In the lawsuit, Vail Associates claimed the use of 1-800-SKI VAIL constituted trademark infringement, unfair competition, and a deceptive trade practice. It also requested that the 1-800-SKI VAIL trademark registration be canceled. In the Judgment filed January 3, Judge Matsch sided with the owners of 1-800-SKI VAIL on all counts. Noting that Vail Pass predated the Vail ski area, the Federal Court rejected each of Vail Associates' claims and awarded the Defendant their costs.

Commenting on testimony by one of Vail Associates' witnesses, the Court found that contrary to what Vail Associates was trying to prove, their own witness showed that "most people can't identify a specific company with the purchase of their ski vacations products. They are familiar with places to ski as a place, not a company." Commenting on Vail Associates' position that any association between skiing and Vail should be prohibited, the Court stated: "This claims too much." It found that there was neither actual confusion nor a likelihood of confusion by 1-800-SKI VAIL. The Court rejected the claims against 1-800-SKI VAIL because if granted, they would create a monopolistic empire requiring anyone who offers any type of recreational service to seek a license from Vail Associates.

The Court noted that this would go "far beyond the purpose of trademark law" and was "contrary to the public policy of promoting economic competition." The Court also noted that Hanson's use of 1-800-SKI VAIL was not unfair competition and was not a deceptive trade practice. Further, it refused to cancel Mr. Hanson's 1-800-SKI VAIL trademark registration and it still stands as the valid U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration No. 2,458,894.

Of the victory, Mr. Hanson stated: "This shows economic competition is alive and well in America. Now consumers can get the best deal. Our business - where one call can do it all - shows that the American Dream still exists. It takes real resolve to fight this type of battle on moral principle, but now we can get down to business and give the consumer what they deserve, the best value in accommodations by calling 1-800 SKI VAIL or any one of our many other 1-800-SKI numbers."

Vend-Tel-Co and Mr. Hanson were represented by the trademark and patent firm of Santangelo Law Offices, P.C. (Luke Santangelo and Kay Collins) and the trial firm of Thomas R. French (Thomas French), both in Fort Collins, Colorado. Vail Associates was represented in the matter by the Denver branch of the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP.


Note to Editors: The lawsuit is captioned: "Vail Resorts, Inc., Vail Associates, Inc., and Vail trademarks, Inc. v. Vend-Tel-Co and Eric A. Hanson." It is Case No. 01-M-1172 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, assigned to Judge Richard P. Matsch. The case was filed by Vail Associates June 25, 2001. Trial was held December 6 through 8, 2004, and Judgment dismissing all of Vail Associates' claims and awarding Vend-Tel-Co and Mr. Hanson all costs was filed January 3, 2005.



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Attend the Auto Shows, See Cars, Watch People

Author: HHR Club
Dateline: Wed, 12 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LONG BEACH, Wash. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- America's newest retro car, the 2006 Chevy HHR, gets its own club and web site: HHR Club (www.hhrclub.org). Most who travel to the big auto shows in Los Angeles and Detroit in January each year go to see the new cars. HHR Club's founder, Mike Challis goes to watch the people looking at the new cars.”



A R T I C L E:

LONG BEACH, Wash. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- America's newest retro car, the 2006 Chevy HHR, gets its own club and web site: HHR Club (www.hhrclub.org). Most who travel to the big auto shows in Los Angeles and Detroit in January each year go to see the new cars. HHR Club's founder, Mike Challis goes to watch the people looking at the new cars.

True, Mike's a car guy known inside the industry as a master mechanic. He also is known as an advisor to, and participant in, car clubs, organizations that people by the thousands join to exchange ideas with other owners, get high-level advice and ideas, and occasionally to form caravans to far-away places.

This year, Mike came away from the Los Angeles show in early January astonished by the interest people had in a crossover vehicle (that is, a kind of car/wagon/suv) called the 2006 Chevy HHR. Even before heading to Detroit for the next show, Mike created a web site called HHR Club. He's that certain.

What's surprising about the HHR Club is that so far, there are no HHR owners.

However, Mike is absolutely certain there will be, in the tens of thousands, and that they'll be the kind of owners who want to see it all online.

If you've never heard of an HHR, there's good reason for that. It is planned for introduction after mid-2005. Right now, there are a few auto-show versions around, and General Motors' Chevrolet Division owns them all, including an intriguing customized version tuned by Los Angeles-based West Coast Customs. TV viewers may know West Coast Customs from the MTV show called "Pimp My Ride."

"The HHR is ideal for customizing," Challis said. "I told my wife that this is a car for people who always thought they were born too soon, or too late and need to create their own place in this world. The basic HHR has a little retro, a lot new, and is designed so owners can add, subtract, or modify features to make it uniquely their own - you can transport yourself to your own moment in time."

"HHR Club is a place on the Internet where those interested in the HHR can meet, compare notes, think about custom features and later this year get ideas, comments and experiences of HHR owners," Challis said. "You don't have to own one, but you may want to."

Chevrolet is a little less poetic about it. They said the HHR resembles a cross between a 1949 Chevrolet Suburban and today's Chevy SSR roadster. But they know it's hot. GM is ramping up to produce 100,000 a year.

Mike's advice: go to www.hhrclub.org and see it for yourself.

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Management Dynamics Acquires BridgePoint

Author: Management Dynamics, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 11 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Management Dynamics, Inc., the market leader in price and contract management solutions for the international transportation industry, today announced it has acquired BridgePoint, an established provider of supply chain visibility and event management solutions. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to create a portfolio of on-demand solutions that manage and optimize global supply chains. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.”



A R T I C L E:

Strategic acquisition to enhance global supply chain management solutions for importers, exporters and logistics service providers

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Management Dynamics, Inc., the market leader in price and contract management solutions for the international transportation industry, today announced it has acquired BridgePoint, an established provider of supply chain visibility and event management solutions. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to create a portfolio of on-demand solutions that manage and optimize global supply chains. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



BridgePoint solutions for supply chain visibility, booking, and performance management are proven with over 3,000 users in 63 countries and 20 million transactions per month.

"The efficient management of global supply chains depends upon information flows that fully integrate suppliers and service providers with internal operations," said Jim Preuninger, CEO of Management Dynamics. "The BridgePoint acquisition offers Management Dynamics' customers a strong foundation of proven solutions that synchronize supply chains to deliver faster cycle times, fewer stock-outs, and lower transportation costs."

The recognized leader in the area of data quality management, BridgePoint offers the most accurate and reliable source of supply chain information to synchronize inbound and outbound logistics processes. The company's clients include Apple Computer, Best Buy, FedEx Supply Chain Services, Hyundai Motor America, Levi Strauss & Co., Procter & Gamble and the WorldWide Retail Exchange.

"Obtaining timely, accurate, and complete information regarding the entire order-to-deliver process is becoming more critical as companies increasingly source, manufacture, and deliver goods on a global basis," said Adrian Gonzalez, Director, Logistics Executive Council, ARC Advisory Group. "This acquisition combines the complementary strengths of Management Dynamics and BridgePoint to offer clients a differentiated value proposition."

The BridgePoint acquisition expands the portfolio of Management Dynamics' on-demand solutions which enable importers, exporters, logistics service providers, and carriers to efficiently manage complex, global supply chains.

"BridgePoint provides our customers with complete visibility to their shipments at all times. Using automated alerts, the system allows my staff to respond quickly to issues and keep cargo moving," said Arnold Da Silva, Executive Vice President, Schenkers of Canada. "Expanding visibility with proven solutions to manage buy rates, automate ocean pricing and proposals, and simplify the freight audit and payment process, has definite appeal to any logistics service provider."



Configurable according to customer need, the following services are available today:



* Supplier Order Management ­ improves vendor compliance with a distributed order management solution to manage the entire purchase order lifecycle.



* Inbound Inventory Management ­ monitor inventory throughout the supply chain and allocates inventory in-transit to improve fill-rates and speed distribution.



* Logistics Contract Management ­ automates contracts with the industry's most accurate rating engine to calculate complete bottom-line shipment costs, improve compliance, and audit freight bills.



* Pricing and Proposal Automation ­ simplifies ocean pricing and management of transaction margins with a solution that quadruples quote productivity.



* Global Transportation Management ­ controls global transportation costs by managing carrier commitments, optimizing carrier selection decisions and automating the booking process.



* Multi-channel Delivery Management ­ integrates outbound fulfillment activities and information across multiple channels to enhance customer service.



* Supply Chain Performance Management ­ measures, analyzes and improves performance of suppliers, carriers and service providers through scorecards.



"We use BridgePoint to streamline our international pipeline, make earlier and more accurate inventory allocations, and measure trading partner performance," said Chris Aronovici, Logistics Transportation Manager, Best Buy. "We look forward to new solutions that will help us make more advanced cost-service tradeoffs to better manage the impact of capacity constraints and port congestion."





About BridgePoint

BridgePoint is the premier provider of global, multimode supply chain visibility solutions enabling companies to streamline international shipments by better coordinating the activities of partners, systems and resources internal and external to the enterprise. BridgePoint dramatically accelerates supply chain throughput, reducing cycle times, customer service, order financing and product distribution costs. BridgePoint is based in the Research Triangle Community of North Carolina's Raleigh/Durham area.



About Management Dynamics, Inc.

Management Dynamics is a leading provider of on-demand solutions that improves the performance of global supply chains for importers, exporters, logistics service providers, and carriers. The company's solutions synchronize the flow of information among trading partners, optimize supply chain execution decisions and streamline logistics processes.

Management Dynamics is the time-proven solution with over 8,000 global users at some of world's most successful 3PLs, carriers, manufacturers, retailers, and high technology companies. For more information, please visit www.ManagementDynamics.com or call (201) 935-8588.

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MusicOnHold.com Debuts to Connect Buyers of Caller-On-Hold Content and Hardware with a Network of Trusted Suppliers and Agencies

Author: MusicOnHold.com
Dateline: Tue, 11 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DETROIT, Mich. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- MusicOnHold.com launches a new business-to-business Request for Quotation (RFQ) service which enables buyers of on-hold and in-queue messaging to locate trusted and proven suppliers and agencies in their backyard or across the nation. Within hours, buyers can receive up to four competitive proposals so buyers can compare their options side-by-side and make informed decisions about who they want to do business with.”



A R T I C L E:

Free locator service to buyers of on-hold messaging

DETROIT, Mich. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- MusicOnHold.com launches a new business-to-business Request for Quotation (RFQ) service which enables buyers of on-hold and in-queue messaging to locate trusted and proven suppliers and agencies in their backyard or across the nation. Within hours, buyers can receive up to four competitive proposals so buyers can compare their options side-by-side and make informed decisions about who they want to do business with.

Buyers complete a simple 1 minute requirements questionnaire and www.MusicOnHold.com matches those needs against the capabilities of its supplier network.

"MusicOnHold.com is the only service dedicated to matching buyers and sellers in the on-hold message marketplace," said Steven Kaip, Managing Partner of Interaction Factor, Inc., the owner of MusicOnHold.com.

"The feedback from our supplier network partners has been very positive and is well accepted by the buyers using the service."


Rapid acceptance by the buyer community

MusicOnHold.com offers two additional services in addition to the Request for Quotation service. The Business Critical service matches buyers to a single qualified on hold messaging supplier which has agreed to expedite its internal processes to get the buyer up and running in the shortest possible time. For messaging hardware-only buyers, the Hardware Express service matches their hardware and phone system requirements to a list of pre-screened on hold hardware distributors, retailers, and telephone interconnects.

"The real beauty," added Kaip, "is that buyers can pull from the expertise and specialization of suppliers across the nation, rather than be limited to those in their own metropolitan area, without searching in phone books or hoping to find a qualified supplier across the Internet."

Founded in 2003, Interaction Factor, Inc. is a customer experience engineering consultancy specializing in optimizing call center operations and technology. Interaction Factor helps clients define and execute on their branding promise.

For more information on MusicOnHold.com and Interaction Factor, Inc.:
www.MusicOnHold.com
and
www.InteractionFactor.com


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Legal and Law

Dallas Judge Agrees with Lance Armstrong in Legal Case announced by Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P.

Author: Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P.
Dateline: Mon, 10 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AUSTIN, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Austin resident and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong insists he has always played by the rules. Last week, a Dallas district court judge ordered that a sport promotion company involved in a legal case with Armstrong do the same.”



A R T I C L E:

AUSTIN, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Austin resident and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong insists he has always played by the rules. Last week, a Dallas district court judge ordered that a sport promotion company involved in a legal case with Armstrong do the same.

Judge Adolph Canales disqualified French lawyer Thibault de Montbrial, an arbitrator appointed by SCA Promotions in a case brought against SCA by Armstrong and his team owner, Tailwind Sports. In 2004, SCA refused to pay $5 million of a $10 million performance award Armstrong earned by winning six consecutive Tours de France. SCA cited rumors of performance enhancement by Armstrong, despite exhaustive testing at the 2004 Tour and prompt payment of the remaining $5 million of the performance award by two other insurers.

SCA insured $3 million and $1.5 million Armstrong performance awards in 2002 and 2003, respectively, and honored its obligation in both years.

Judge Canales agreed with Armstrong's attorney Tim Herman that arbitrator Montbrial had a clear and ongoing conflict of interest in the case and that his appointment violated the provisions of American Arbitration Association rules which require that all arbitrators be "impartial and independent." Montbrial represents an author and publisher who are both defendants in a libel and slander suit brought by Armstrong in France. Armstrong and Tailwind had asked Judge Canales to disqualify Montbrial.

Attorney Herman argued that SCA's appointment of Montbrial "clearly demonstrated its bad faith in refusing to pay what it owes and made a mockery of the arbitration process." The order striking Montbrial agreed, finding that the evidence revealed "clear, present and ongoing conflict of interest" and that the appointment would "unduly prolong and hinder the efficient conduct of the arbitration proceeding." SCA was given until February 1 to appoint a new arbitrator.

When SCA refused to pay its share of Armstrong's 2004 performance award, Armstrong invoked the contract's arbitration clause in early September. He confirmed that he had "furnished the Tour de France testing protocols and proof of compliance to SCA on August 16, 2004, and again in September shortly after SCA requested test results." The arbitration process was originally to be conducted by 3 arbitrators, one selected by each party and the third selected by both parties together or by the court. Armstrong had appointed Ted Lyon, a former Senator and highly-regarded Dallas lawyer with whom neither he nor his attorneys had any relationship. SCA then appointed Montbrial.

Tailwind purchased the insurance contract with SCA for $420,000 before the 2001 Tour de France, after Armstrong had already won the Tour twice consecutively. To earn the $5 million award under the contract in question, Armstrong had to win another four consecutive Tours, a feat which had never been accomplished.

Until now.


More information: www.hermanhowry.com

Contact: Tim Herman. of Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P., (512) 474-9483, or therman@hermanhowry.com.

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Employment, HR and Outsourcing

Companies Too Catch Flu, and Wrong Cure Can Be Lethal, EraNova Institute Says

Author: EraNova Institute
Dateline: Mon, 10 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall ... swollen costs ... anemic sales ... tired production ... and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters. Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not 'Off-Peopling' Pill But 'Hyper-Human' Injection.”



A R T I C L E:

Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not Off-Peopling Pill But Hyper-Human Injection

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall ... swollen costs ... anemic sales ... tired production ... and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters.

Caption: Book jacket for Mind Over Technology by Richard W. Samson

*Photo Caption: Book jacket for "Mind Over Technology" by Richard W. Samson.


"It's flu season for corporate bodies," says the head of a New Jersey think tank. "At-risk companies, especially the elderly, should take precautions," he advises, "but they're taking the wrong ones." He is Richard W. Samson, director of EraNova Institute (www.eranova.com) which advises companies on healthy growth through employee empowerment.

Common misused remedies include:


- Merger Methadone:
Often prescribed for feverish success addicts, this strong drug can relieve the ache and pain of "no growth by legitimate means," Samson says. "But too many doses can clog the operational arteries."

- Downsizing Decongestant:
This common over-the-counter medication can restore corporate respiration, but only temporarily and with severe side effects. "Over time it seeps into the company's bloodstream, poisoning corpuscles of innovation and enthusiasm."


- Liposuction and Bloodletting:
"These draconian remedies are being taken at the slightest sneeze or just out of habit," says Samson. "But you can remove only so much flesh and blood before the rest of the body weakens and dies."


The misused remedies all involve "off-peopling," a term coined by Samson. Off-peopling, like offshoring, reduces human costs, but does so by squeezing out the human factor entirely, mostly through progressive automation and computerization. The result is never-ending layoffs; increased workloads for remaining workers; downward pressure on pay and benefits; undermined communities; and a new low for the middle class, with 12% of Americans in poverty.

"Off-peopling is okay if you re-deploy your people in smart new ways," says Samson. "But so far most big companies aren't doing that. It's high time they started." Many venerable firms -- in telecommunications, the airlines, manufacturing, retail, and finance -- are entering the intensive care ward, never to recover, he predicts.

The health-promoting alternative to off-peopling is the "Hyper-Human Solution" promoted by EraNova. As tasks are offloaded to technology, people are simultaneously empowered to perform higher-level functions beyond the ability of electronics and automation.

According to Samson, the few companies that have implemented the approach have kept their employees and hired new ones while reducing costs and boosting productivity. And they have seen their revenues and stock values perk up nicely. (Bellwether hyper-human implementers are listed on the EraNova site.)

The hyper-human approach will eventually lead to a Hyper-Human Economy, as predicted by Samson in the September/October issue of The Futurist magazine. The trend was chosen by the World Future Society as #1 of their top 10 forecasts for 2005. In the Hyper-Human Economy, surviving companies will fare even better than yesterday's winners, "not by attacking their employee bodies, but by giving them a new more vital life."

Samson, a specialist on the mind and technology, has published 10 books and contributed expertise to leading organizations including AT&T, Cisco, IBM, and the fast-growing "hyper-solutions" provider, Adea Solutions of Texas.

His most resent book is "MIND OVER TECHNOLOGY: Coming Out On Top as a Wired World Starts to Run On Automatic": Trade paper; 268 pages; ISBN 1-59457-234-8; from BookSurge Publishing, a partner of R.R. Bowker. It may be ordered from Amazon.com, Borders.com, Alibris.com, BookSurge.com, bookstores, and by dialing 866-308-6235. An excerpt is available at www.eranova.com.


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Internet Upstart MyDateLive, Inc. Joins Forces with Renowned Model Sabrina Sikora (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search on NBC) and Sikora Productions to Launch 360Flair.com

Author: 360Flair.com
Dateline: Mon, 10 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Every year thousands of new hopefuls flood the modeling and talent industries hoping to make their mark. Now, with the help of a new partnership between Internet and television media producer MyDateLive, Inc. and model Sabrina Sikora and Sikora Productions, they have a place to start. ”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Every year thousands of new hopefuls flood the modeling and talent industries hoping to make their mark. Now, with the help of a new partnership between Internet and television media producer MyDateLive, Inc. and model Sabrina Sikora and Sikora Productions, they have a place to start.


These two powerful forces have joined together to create and launch 360Flair.com, a new web community and resource center geared specifically toward the professional model.

"Most models don't treat their careers like a business," says Laurie Sikora, manager and primary partner in Sikora Productions, and co-founder of 360Flair.com. Laurie is recognized throughout the industry as an authority on the process of successfully managing fledgling modeling careers.

Sabrina Sikora agrees with her mother, "Most models don't fully realize the potential with which they could self-promote." Sabrina has appeared on dozens of national magazine covers and print ads, been a winner or finalist in several model search competitions, including the 1999 TEEN Magazine/Maybelline Great Model Search, and Elite Model Look 2000 competition, and appeared on a gamut of television shows, most recently as a contestant on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search airing on NBC.

MyDateLive, Inc. President Tony Ferraro sees this as a stepping-stone for those wanting to get a foothold in a difficult industry. "We're taking the digital legwork out of it for our clients, and adding value further by giving them resources they might not have access to otherwise. We want to take people from start-up to stardom."

MyDateLive, Inc. has been operating since 2002, and is the brainchild of Ferraro and his co-founders, Dave Abbitt and Greg Pinto. The company is represented by the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles, and seeks to further the relationship between conventional media and the Internet.

Accessibility and education, the desire to help individuals make a business out of the art of being beautiful, these are the goals of 360Flair.com. Though live now, the site officially launches in early February of 2005.

More information: www.360Flair.com

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Tribes Share Wisdom To Prevent Natural Disasters

Author: Native Voices Foundation
Dateline: Fri, 07 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children's dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen's Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami.”



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ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children's dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen's Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami. NBC Today Show Host, Katie Couric, and Wendy Whitworth, executive producer of the Larry King Show, and their children were among the guests uplifted by Denver's 7 Falls Dancers. The star was two year old Penelope Rodriquez, formerly known as "Sometimes She Dances, Sometimes She Doesn't," fresh from a command performance for the Lieutenant Governors of America.

The co-hosts/producers, UN Eco winner, Joanie Klar, and Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF), then shared about the snow and rain miracles..., which an unprecedented partnership between the ski areas and tribes has been experiencing in the West, according to NVF.


Photo credit: Michael Fuller (Arapaho)

*Photo Caption: (Group shot) Katie Couric, NBC's Today Show host, and her children celebrating New Years in Aspen with Denver's "7 Falls Dancers" at the T-Lazy 7 Ranch. L-R Co-hosts, UN Eco Award winner Joanie Klar and Olympian Suzy Chaffee. Photo credit: Michael Fuller (Arapaho).


The tots, along with their enlightening storyteller, Grandma Carrie Howell and mom Michelle (Pawnee), were treated like heroes, having participated with the Utes in the snowdance ceremony at Denver's SnowSports Expo in November. "Looks like Creator listens intently to the little ones," said Chaffee, in praising them and Creator for helping make Aspen and other Colorado holiday skiers so happy with economic lifting early snow for the last two years. That inspired over 100 U.S. ski areas to want to welcome their local tribes back to share $2 million worth of ski and snowboard opportunities this season, and priceless in sustainable wisdom, snow and rain blessings... Meanwhile Wyoming is considering spending $8.5 million on toxic cloud seeding, even though scientists at the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, concluded there is no scientific evidence that it works. A January 2004 Skiing Magazine article said that cloud seed was "more prayer-based than science," and called NVF tribal way a positive alternative.

Rich had sponsored NVF's events at the Salt Lake Olympics that helped give US Tribal leaders a mainstream voice. Three years later, the skiers and "snow farmers" (ski resorts) are now leading America and the world in opening their hearts and minds to the Indigenous way of finding natural solutions to weather, as well as prevention of natural disasters. The wake up call was inspired by the early snow phenomena that this year spread from the Rockies, to Mammoth, New Mexico, Lake Tahoe and Southern California, related to NVF's tribal snow ceremonies at the Denver, Seattle, Sacramento, and LA ski shows, plus independent ceremonies.

Chaffee and Klar, President of Integrative Sustainable Solutions, shared with the VIP's about November's miracle in Southern California - the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony, where 200 Red, White, Black and Yellow People prayed at the sacred points surrounding the San Bernardino Mountains, led by Eastern Shoshone Bennie E. LeBeau of Wyoming. It gave skiers the best snow in 35 years, and prompted NBC weatherman Fritz Coleman to publicly thank the tribes. And by reconnecting Mother Earth's energy (like acupressure) points, called "ley lines," they are helping restore the springs of their fire-devastated forests. Said Jay Leno of the likely related seven days of downpour this week, "This rain is going to delay brushfire season!"

LeBeau, whose Indian name is Blue Thunder, also said that "the earthquake that caused the Tsunami, reset Earth's ley lines to be on a more true North and South axis. On the positive side, this reharmonizing of how the sacred sites connect, affects the weather, bringing moisture to help repair and restore Mother Earth's hurting environments. The trees, animals, plants, and other life forms are getting powerful blessings, though sometimes at the expense or inconvenience of Man, especially in drought ridden areas in the America's that are getting major amounts of rain and snow. The traditional Elder was also involved in helping prevent a volcanic eruption in the Grand Tetons on May 8, 2004, called the Magnificent 19 + 1 = 20 Medicine Wheel Ceremony, which also helped end droughts in many of the encompassing states. (http://www.teton-rainbows.com/) Next he has been guided "to help educate cultures about the ceremonies at sacred sites that can reweave the fault lines of California," if he can get support.

"We are working on putting together an emergency meeting between ski areas leaders and eco advisors to Governor Schwarzenegger, with LeBeau and Southern Ute Eddie Box Jr., who led the most significant weather ceremonies," said Chaffee. "Given the lives lost by the Tsunami, we must explore our natural, cost-effective options," said Klar, who hopes to film these discussions in a documentary for the public with her award winning filmmaker husband David Bruce, a Cherokee. Couric, Whitworth, and a producer of the Bill Maher Show are among media movers and shakers interested in helping get this vital message out.

Meanwhile to fulfill the wishes of the little snow dancers and help inspire more snow, the guests of Denise and T-Lazy 7 Ranch, teamed up with Aspen SkiCo, Swiss Olympian Stefan Kaelin and the St Regis on rental equipment, and Klar and Chaffee for the coaching, to give the fancy footers a wonderful ski experience the next day. "Thank you Denise and Aspen," chimed the smiling Penelope, Mikah and Lexi to the press.


Photo credit: Jeffrey Finesilver

*Photo Caption: (close-up of Penelope) Two year old Penelope Rodriguez (Pawnee) of Denver's "7 Falls Dancers," melts hearts at Denise Rich's old fashion launch of Aspen's New Year. Photo credit: Jeffrey Finesilver


Native Voices Foundation, a Colorado non-profit 501C3, is a partnership between U.S. Tribal leaders and Olympians "to create joyful unity through sports to help heal Mother Earth for all our children." It was chosen to spearhead the President's Healthier US Initiative in the Great Outdoors on behalf of the "underserved, heroic Native American population." (President Bush)

For more information, visit: www.nativevoices.org

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Help for Garage Builders

Author: Donald J. Berg, AIA
Dateline: Thu, 06 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Architect Donald J. Berg, the author of many books on historic architecture, has just published a Web site about some of today's most popular buildings. It's called aBetterGarage.com, and it's an extensive directory of garage building plans, kits, products and services.”



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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Architect Donald J. Berg, the author of many books on historic architecture, has just published a Web site about some of today's most popular buildings. It's called aBetterGarage.com, and it's an extensive directory of garage building plans, kits, products and services.

"If you're thinking of building a new garage or workshop, the new Web site should be a helpful tool and a good place to start your planning," says Berg,

Find the perfect new garage, carport, RV shelter, car barn, steel garage, carriage house, garage apartment or workshop. Compare hundreds of designs, construction plans and building kits from top US and Canadian designers and manufacturers, or create plans for just the garage you need with simple-to-use software.

Find a qualified contractor in your area, or save cost by building your own garage from an easy-to-assemble kit or with do-it-yourself plans and step-by-step instructions.

Finish your garage, new or old, with elegant carriage-house doors, a pretty cupola and a fanciful weathervane. Find building loans, guidebooks, expert advice, workshop furniture and space-saving garage storage ideas.

Turn on your computer, visit www.aBetterGarage.com, and get started on your new garage today.

Donald Berg is a member of the American Institute of Architects. His fifteen books on American building and landscape design include the new book American Country Building Design, available this March, from Sterling Publishing.

His designs, articles and interviews have appeared on HGTV and in Home Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Building Magazine, Country Life, The Old-House Journal, Family Handyman and many other publications.

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‘Binladin: Where is Your Support for Your Muslim Brothers Now?’ Encourages Californian owning former Binladin Family Website

Author: Shrimpo LLC
Dateline: Thu, 06 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Christopher Curry, Technology Consultant for Shrimpo LLC, has challenged Osama Binladin and the Binladin family to provide aid for those thousands affected by the tsunami disasters in South-East Asia.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Christopher Curry, Technology Consultant for Shrimpo LLC, has challenged Osama Binladin and the Binladin family to provide aid for those thousands affected by the tsunami disasters in South-East Asia.

A website formerly owned by the Binladin family.

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A website formerly owned by the Binladin family, saudi-binladin-group.com now displays proclamation for Binladin support.

The proclamation for Binladin support is announced publicly on the website, saudi-binladin-group.com, a website formerly owned by the Binladin family which coincidentally expired on September 11, 2001. It remains a controversy whether or not the website expiration served as a trigger to the disastrous events which occurred on 9-11.

Curry developed a software mechanism to take control of Osama Binladin family's official website, whose domain registration expired simultaneously with the tragic events of September 11, 2001. His experiences will be included in an upcoming documentary 'Bin Laden: A Dynasty of Terror,' Joel Soler's follow up film to his successful 'Uncle Saddam.'

"Where is Your Support for Your Muslim Brothers Now?" is largely displayed on the former site of Osama Binladin's family empire. To date, there has been no public announcement from Osama Binladin or Al Qaeda regarding support to any of the disaster efforts. The website makes mention of the support offered by Europe, North America and Australia.

"It is fascinating to me and many others about the hypocrisy of a group, such as that of Binladin, which claims to support the aid of humanity and mankind through acts of God or Allah, yet do nothing to offer support to those very victims who may follow his doctrine. His acts of God are nothing but terrorism and hate, which are not acts of Allah," remarks Curry.

"There is no compassion for those he claims to protect; Indonesia, which harbors many Muslim extremists and Al-Qaeda are now ironically benefited by the generosity of the West and not of that of Binladin and his followers. I challenge the rich and very deep pockets of Binladin, family and his followers to put their money where their mouths are and provide support to the thousands of homeless and grieving people in Southeast Asia."

Christopher Curry and Shrimpo LLC are a consultancy group focused on streamlining business communications between the human interface and technology.

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