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Website Releases Top 10 Romantic Lines From New English Students, Celebrates Lighter Side of Learning a Language

Author: InnocentEnglish.com
Dateline: Wed, 02 Feb 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- InnocentEnglish.com, a new website dedicated to collecting and sharing humorous English mistakes, announces the release of its first annual 'Top 10 Most Romantic Lines From New English Language Students' for Valentine's Day.”



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DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- InnocentEnglish.com, a new website dedicated to collecting and sharing humorous English mistakes, announces the release of its first annual "Top 10 Most Romantic Lines From New English Language Students" for Valentine's Day.

"Any of us learning a new language is going to make a lot of mistakes, and a few are going to be funny enough to pass around," said Bryant Oden, creator of the site and author of the new book "Never Lick a Gift Horse in the Mouth: And 400 Other Innocent Mistakes From New English Language Students." "We thought in honor of Valentine's Day we would ‘pass around' this very romantic top 10 list."


The list follows:


Top 10 Most Romantic Lines From New English Language Students:


10. I fell in love with her the first time I sawed her.

9. He had such a worm heart.

8. We were two sheeps passing in the night.

7. We have hated each other for so long. I want to borrow the hatchet.

6. My dentist makes me blush twice a day.

5. I don't know if he will propose, but I am expecting.

4. I have something exciting to tell you. My girlfriend and I got enraged last night!

3. The groom was wearing a very nice croissant.

2. He lifted the veal off her face and gave her a big kiss.

1. I think she is really glad she got marinated.



Other innocent mistakes on the website include:


Recipes: Next, chop all the vegetarians into little pieces.

Health: It is dangerous to smoke while you are becoming pregnant.

Sports: It was so exciting to watch! The cheerleaders threw up high into the air.

Politics: The President got off the plane and gave a big kiss to the first ladder.

Grammar: Should I have a coma in the middle of this sentence?

Music: When he was through singing he had a standing ovulation.

Food: Do you like this food? I made it from scratching!

Parents: My bed has three blankets and a large guilt my parents gave me.

Weather: Rain makes old cars lust. So be careful about that. Once a car starts lusting, there's no way to stop it!

Travel: You can't sleep with me because it is too crowded. But you can probably sleep with my sister. That's what most of my friends do when they visit.



"The website and the book are really just a celebration of the lighter side of learning language," Oden said. "I still remember when I went on a college mission trip to an orphanage in Mexico, and I enthusiastically greeted each of the children with ‘Buenos Dios! Buenos Dios!' After some puzzled looks and a lot of laughter, a friend explained that I wasn't saying ‘Good day.' I was running around to each of these kids shouting ‘Good God! Good God!' The laughter of that moment really broke the ice with the children, and I guess it left a strong impression on me. Since then, I've had an appreciation for the way innocent language mistakes can bring smiles and laughter, and just maybe make someone's day a little brighter."

Oden, who is from Colorado, currently attends the University of Alberta, where he is pursuing a Masters degree in Education. The new book, "Never Lick a Gift Horse in the Mouth: And 400 Other Innocent Mistakes From New English Language Students" (ISBN: 1-932738-13-4, Western Reflections Publishing, $10) is available through most bookstores, amazon.com, and through the website, www.Innocentenglish.com



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MLS Investments Launches Website Offering Investor-Quality Real Estate Listing Information to the Public

Author: MLS Investments
Dateline: Tue, 01 Feb 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN JOSE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- MLS Investments(tm), an innovative Internet-based real estate listing service for investment properties, today announced the launch of www.MLSinvestments.com - a website offering access to reliable and detailed listing information, at no cost to the public or to real estate professionals. At launch, over 600 properties are listed, valued in excess of $470 million.”



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SAN JOSE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- MLS Investments(tm), an innovative Internet-based real estate listing service for investment properties, today announced the launch of www.MLSinvestments.com - a website offering access to reliable and detailed listing information, at no cost to the public or to real estate professionals. At launch, over 600 properties are listed, valued in excess of $470 million.

"MLS Investments is the first website of its kind that provides detailed, investment-worthy property information to the public," said Joanne Conca, Director of Marketing and co-owner of MLS Investments(tm). "MLS Investments gives users the option to include financial data such as property revenue and expenses in their listings. As an investor, I know that financial data is critical to the decision making process for investment property buyers."

On MLSinvestments.com, users can search for real estate investments, advertise their property listings, join an investor discussion forum, find real estate investment articles and tips, and locate service providers. Currently, MLSinvestments.com is advertising over 625 properties valued at over $470,000,000. There is no charge or registration required to access MLS Investments' listings.

To encourage investors and real estate professionals to try out the service, MLS Investments is offering visitors the opportunity to advertise unlimited properties free of charge until April 1, 2005. Visitors may add their investment property listings to the service by visiting the Internet website at www.MLSinvestments.com, registering, and creating a user account.

All property listings may include up to 5 photos. After April 1, 2005, visitors may pay 14.95/month or $150/year to advertise an unlimited number of properties.

"This is an era where real estate investment is becoming more popular, but the unrestricted availability of quality property listing information has been lacking," said MLS co-owner and California real estate broker David Conca, who came up with the idea for MLS Investments with his wife Joanne. "MLS Investments provides a solution, making the kind of detailed and dependable information that real estate investors need to make informed decisions."

MLS Investments(tm), headquartered in San Jose, California, provides the public with full access to property listings for investment real estate posted throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit www.MLSinvestments.com

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Music and Recording Industry

Muzak Shines Spotlight on Music

Author: Muzak LLC
Dateline: Mon, 31 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.”



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CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.



Photo caption: Exterior Muzak Home Office. Copr. (c) Muzak LLC

"There's a powerful connection between music, our memories and emotions. Spotlight certainly adds some value to our product, but it's really about celebrating music and simply having some fun," said Muzak spokesman Sumter Cox.

The company currently has 72 core music programs, covering all genres and eras of music. The programs are designed to capture the energy, mood and style of their clients' brands. (Contrary to the belief of many, Muzak does not play synthetic instrumental versions of popular songs. The songs they include in their programs are the same songs you hear on the radio or in your CD player.)

When Ray Charles passed away last September, the company paid tribute to the beloved artist by increasing the rotation of his music in its Classic Soul, '50s & '60s Hits and Jukebox Gold programs.

"Response from our clients was amazing," Cox said. "They really appreciated that we honored Ray and asked if we could do more things like that in the future."

In response, Muzak has expanded its calendar of events to include important dates in music history, notable birthdays and current events as they arise.

For the official launch of Spotlight, Muzak is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a different African American artist each day. Other artists and events will be featured throughout the year including Eric Clapton, John Lennon and the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid. A full calendar of Spotlight events is posted on the company's website (www.muzak.com).

The company is hosting a launch party for employees at its home office on February 4. The event will include special live performances by local artists and a musical tribute to influential African American musicians.


About Muzak

Muzak is the leading provider of music, on-hold messaging, and sound system design and installation for businesses. The Company has the industry's largest national network with more than 200 sales and service locations, serving approximately 350,000 client locations in the United States. More than 100 million people hear Muzak programs each day.

More information: www.muzak.com

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African American Interests

Bringing African American History into America’s Homes and Schools: How One Entrepreneurial Business Takes on the Challenge

Author: GEEBEE Marketing, Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 28 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HIGHLAND PARK, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- When they first formed GEEBEE Marketing(R), Inc. in 1997, Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey, former colleagues in a large toy corporation, had one common vision: to create a complete line of games, toys, and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America's nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African American descent into homes and classrooms. ”



A R T I C L E:

Black Heritage Series(tm) Games and Puzzles, and Black History School Challenge Fund

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- When they first formed GEEBEE Marketing(R), Inc. in 1997, Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey, former colleagues in a large toy corporation, had one common vision: to create a complete line of games, toys, and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America's nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African American descent into homes and classrooms.



Photo Caption: Product image of 'Black Heritage Trivia Game.'

Today, the company's Black Heritage Series(tm) line includes three games and two puzzle assortments. The products are manufactured for GEEBEE Marketing, Inc. by the Pressman Toy Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The line is distributed by retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores, K-mart, Walgreen's, as well as gift and book stores across the country, online retailers and others. Its success has earned GEEBEE Marketing recognition as a leading marketer of ethnic products.

The company's games include: 1. My First Matching game, for ages 3-6 years, teaches about African American culture, 2. I Can Do Anything(tm) career path game, for ages 4-8 years, a board game that details the many different career opportunities available today, and 3. The Black Heritage Trivia game, for ages 8 through adult, with over 1200 questions on African American history and culture. The puzzle assortments include: Madame CJ Walker 24 piece puzzle, Elijah McCoy 24 piece puzzle, Buffalo Soldiers 100 piece puzzle, and Harriet Tubman 100 piece puzzle.

This year the Black Heritage Series will be featured in promotional main traffic areas during February in over 350 Wal-Mart Stores across the country.

"As an African American child growing up in America, I had to learn about my heritage by myself. Today I can help children grow up aware of the contributions African Americans have made to the development of our great country," said Robert Kersey, creator of the Black Heritage Trivia game.

"The Black Heritage Series is gaining a market share. The interest in black heritage is growing beyond just black families," reported Al Johnson, former manager of the Wal-Mart store in Princeton, New Jersey.

"It actually took us several years to convince retailers of the large potential market waiting for products like ours," said Gayle Brill Mittler, one of the founders of GEEBEE Marketing, Inc. "Today retailers more readily recognize the importance of the African American and other minority markets."

Brill Mittler did not stop her efforts to expand education of African American history with the success of their Black Heritage Series. In 2003, she founded The Black History School Challenge Fund, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. It is based in Highland Park, NJ. The Fund's initial mission was to introduce the Black History School Challenge Contest in schools as a means of gaining inclusion of African American history in public schools, at minimal cost (to the schools), and in a timely manner.

The Black History School Challenge Fund is comprised of educators, business people, and community leaders who are interested in ensuring the study of African American history throughout the school year. Ms. Rochelle Gray, a teacher in Piscataway, New Jersey schools created the Black History School Challenge Contest. The contest is based on the Black Heritage Trivia game's 1200 questions. Ms. Gray adapted the game for usage in in-school competitions. Members of the Fund procured corporate donations to award United States Savings Bond prizes to individual or team winners. Most of the funds donated to date have come from Pressman Toy Corporation and GEEBEE Marketing, Inc.

The first Black History School Challenge Contest was run in the Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Elizabeth, NJ in 2003. Students were divided into teams. Teams competed against each other in a "Brain Bowl" format. Their enthusiasm was overwhelming.

"I wished I'd taped the final game between the two 8th grade teams. It was absolutely wonderful and exciting. The two teams were so pumped up. They had banners and posters while rooting for their teams. You'd have thought it was an athletic event," said Ms. Gray.

After word of the successful event held in Elizabeth spread, the Fund was approached by several other school districts. Some of the contests have been run amongst 5th graders (Conerly Road School in Franklin, NJ), high school students (Project Grad students in Newark NJ), and 8th graders (Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Elizabeth NJ). The Fund now has a waiting list of schools hoping to participate in the program.

"Word is certainly spreading," said Gayle Brill Mittler. "We've been contacted by schools in New York and Virginia who want to participate in the program. This is exactly what we had hoped would happen. The goal is to bring African American history into the mainstream. To have all of our children learn it as a part of American history, not just in February, but all year-round."

Contact: Gayle Brill Mittler of GEEBEE Marketing, Inc. (732) 777-6033.

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Images of Nature(R) announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen and Grand Opening Reception in Scottsdale, AZ

Author: Images of Nature Gallery
Dateline: Fri, 28 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SCOTTSDALE, AZ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Images of Nature(R) gallery at Scottsdale Fashion Square announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen and Grand Opening Reception Saturday, February 19th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making his first personal appearance in Scottsdale and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his travels.”



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SCOTTSDALE, AZ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Images of Nature(R) gallery at Scottsdale Fashion Square announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen and Grand Opening Reception Saturday, February 19th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making his first personal appearance in Scottsdale and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his travels.


(Photo Caption: 'Catch of the Day' by and Copr. (c) Thomas D. Mangelsen)

This is the first gallery location for Images of Nature in Arizona and the seventeenth location in the United States. The Grand Opening Reception will feature collections from Tom Mangelsen's recent expeditions to Antarctica and Alaska, as well as collections featuring the Rocky Mountains, the Tetons and the Hudson Bay area in Canada. Images of Nature offers Mangelsen's work in a variety of formats including limited edition photographic prints, fine art posters, art cards, books, and calendars.

Thomas D. Mangelsen has long been recognized as one of the world's premier nature photographers. His images have been seen and admired by millions. Mangelsen's photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, American Photo, Wildlife Art, and other publications. Mangelsen was honored with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in 2002.

He received the North American Nature Photographer Association's (NANPA) Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year 2000 award, and was named the 1994 Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) as well as British Gas. His work has been displayed in natural history museums across the United States, Canada and Europe.

For more information please visit: www.mangelsen.com

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Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

Author: Neotrope
Dateline: Fri, 28 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.”



A R T I C L E:

Los Angeles PR Firm to Donate Services to Worthy Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.

"This is our way of supporting the numerous organizations we feel need help to 'get the word out' about their efforts," said Neotrope president and founder, Christopher Simmons. "This has been particularly true this winter. Because so many have been making generous donations for Tsunami and disaster relief, many smaller non-profits have been suffering from lower revenues."

Neotrope, and its division Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com), is a contributing sponsor of the 12th Annual Inspired Art Auction, organized by Inspiration Corporation (www.inspirationcorp.org) with over 100 artists contributing to help the homeless in Chicago. Neotrope has also provided discounted newswire services to Necessity Housing (www.necessityhousing.com) which is dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in areas of the world where disaster has left people without adequate shelter; and to Global Resource Alliance (www.globalresourcealliance.org), who is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for Tanzanian AIDS orphans.

Non-profit organizations may apply for free services starting Jan. 28th through Feb. 28th. Organizations will be selected as applications are received, and amount donated to each selected non-profit will vary by need. Additionally, all 501(c)(3) organizations qualify for a 15% service discount program.

The 2005 free services application can be found at http://www.Send2Press.com/non-profit/index.shtml

The 15% discount program for all non-profits is at:
http://www.send2press.com/nonprofit.shtml

Already selected for the 2005 free services program is the Native Voices Foundation (www.nativevoices.org). "Thank you so much for putting Native Voices Foundation under your wings and on the U.S. map as never before," said Suzy Chaffee ("Chapstick"), Olympian, and Co-chair of NVF. "Your encouragement, savvy coaching, and access to the major newspapers in America, has been priceless in getting out our message of the beautiful progress between our cultures, led by U.S. skiers, Olympians, and European royalty. Plus now we can partner with the tribes to help prevent natural disasters."


About Neotrope(R)

Since 1983, Neotrope (www.neotrope.com) has been helping small-to-medium businesses, OTC firms, and entertainment companies establish their brand and grow revenue. Neotrope has developed over 500 websites since March of 1995. The Neotrope marketing team includes Christopher Simmons, who is an award-winning designer, photographer, and digital artist, a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and ASCAP. Also on the team are Beverly West, a best-selling author whose series, "Cinematherapy, the Girls Guide to Movies for Every Mood," has spawned six sequels and daily TV show in primetime on WE, Women's Entertainment; and Vickie Jenkins, an award-winning broadcast journalist with 20 years on-air experience in major broadcast markets.


About Send2Press Newswire

Send2Press(TM) offers best-in-class affordable news distribution and alternative placement of news content to improve its "persistence" versus the traditional one-shot approach. In addition to sending news directly to working journalists, print and broadcast media, and news clipping services, Send2Press places news into online news sources like News.Google(TM), and deep into search engines using proprietary DotComMojo(TM) keyword ranking technology developed over the past eight years.

For more information on Send2Press, visit:
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http://www.send2press.com/news_nonprofit.shtml

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Medical

Sprixx Announces New Unscented Formula for Wearable Hand Sanitizer

Author: Sprixx, DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 28 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sprixx (www.sprixx.com), a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., has announced the availability of a new unscented alcohol hand sanitizer formula for its line of professional body-worn hand sanitizers. Containing 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients, the new product is available for the popular Sprixx XE Dispenser which is delivered in a 1.35-ounce replacement cartridge.”



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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sprixx (www.sprixx.com), a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., has announced the availability of a new unscented alcohol hand sanitizer formula for its line of professional body-worn hand sanitizers. Containing 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients, the new product is available for the popular Sprixx XE Dispenser which is delivered in a 1.35-ounce replacement cartridge.



Caption: Sprixx Unscented Formula Wearable Hand Sanitizer.

The XE personal dispenser looks like a beeper, is clipped to belt or clothing, operates with a single hand, and is ergonomically designed to sanitize hands on-the-go without interrupting workflow. The new unscented formula is also available for the Sprixx HP 2.36 oz spray bottle which fits into the unique HP holster that clips to belt, cloths, or objects.

Sprixx is a hand hygiene breakthrough in the national effort to stem the tide of health care acquired infections. The Sprixx dispensers are the most aggressive expression of Joint Commission's (JCAHO) Patient Safety Goal 7 and the CDC hand hygiene guidelines initiatives. The CDC guidelines Recommendation 8.D calls for health care workers to carry "individual pocket-sized container" in areas of high workload as well as access to wall mount dispensers. Therefore, JCAHO will audit for personal sanitizer containers.

Sprixx goes further to incorporate the intent of Recommendation 8.C. ("...provide HCWs with a readily accessible alcohol-based hand-rub product" and nothing is more accessible than Sprixx) and 8.A. ("Make improved hand-hygiene adherence an institutional priority and provide appropriate administrative support and financial resources"). Finally, the guidelines research agenda makes a call to "Develop devices to facilitate the use and optimal application of hand-hygiene agents."

The new Sprixx Unscented Formula is more appropriate in many professional settings and helps avoid the problem of staff personal preferences and sensitivities. An unscented formula is a better fit for most hospital settings. For example, ICU, NICU, and cancer patients are often sensitive to perfumes of any kind. With a scented formula, there is always a percentage of the staff that will not adapt well to it. The new unscented formula has a slight alcohol scent when first used and then quickly dissipates as the alcohol evaporates leaving only fresh, germ free hands.


Hands the #1 Culprit

The CDC always lists hand hygiene as the number one measure to prevent the spread of infection. Hand hygiene compliance rarely exceeds 40% even in medical settings where everyone is fully aware of the problem and its magnitude.


CDC Recommends Alcohol

After a century of success in Europe, the use of waterless alcohol hand sanitizers has taken the U.S. by storm. In the newly updated "Guidelines for hand hygiene in health care settings," the CDC now recommends the use of alcohol hand sanitizers over hand washing when hands are not visibly soiled. The reason - it is faster, easier to use, less damaging to hands, more effective, and not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem. Since those recommendations, hospitals across the country have been putting up alcohol sanitizer wall mount dispensers.

Key points from the CDC hand hygiene guidelines include:

1) Use an alcohol hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled.

2) Accessibility and ease of use are the keys to compliance.



Hand Transmitted Infections Kill

The CDC estimates that each year 2 million patients develop hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections. An estimated 90,000 deaths are attributed to nosocomial infection each year and 75,000 of which were considered preventable. On average, infections complicate 7% to 10% of hospital admissions. The CDC now places nosocomial infections as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. only behind heart attack, cancer, and stroke. The economic burden of nosocomial infections in the U.S. annually is estimated at more than $5 billion.

New antibiotic resistant mutated bugs such as VRE and MRSA contribute to the problem. Mutating infections have become increasingly difficult to treat even with the most powerful antibiotics.


Additional information: www.sprixx.com

Sprixx is a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., of Santa Barbara, CA. For more information on Sprixx, phone 866-477-7499, visit the special press page at www.sprixx.com/press, or email rcagle @ life-like.com.

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When You Absolutely, Positively Have to Get Off the Phone – SorryGottaGo.com Helps End Unending Phone Conversations

Author: DataOvertheWeb.com
Dateline: Thu, 27 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- DataOvertheWeb has launced a unique website for people desperate to disconnect themselves from unwanted telephone conversations is now available at www.SorryGottaGo.com. The site features a selection of audio clips ranging from: ringing cell phones, barking dogs and crying babies to someone crashing into a fence, to be played in the background for people on the other end of the line.”



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WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- DataOvertheWeb has launced a unique website for people desperate to disconnect themselves from unwanted telephone conversations is now available at www.SorryGottaGo.com. The site features a selection of audio clips ranging from: ringing cell phones, barking dogs and crying babies to someone crashing into a fence, to be played in the background for people on the other end of the line.



"Try it and have some fun," says David Schmucker, site creator and president of DataOvertheWeb.com, a Microsoft Access development and training company. "I had the idea for a while and was encouraged by colleagues to put it together. Test a few sounds before you use them. Then, when you're on the phone with someone and you have to find a way to end the conversation, go to the site, and click away. Be sure your computer's speaker volume is on."

Organized by "Office," "Home" and "Oddball," SorryGottaGo.com sound effects include fire drills, cell phone line static, honking horns, helicopter blades, buzzing flies, coughs that won't quit, and a herd of cows passing by the window.

To repeat an effect for full effect, visitors can hit the link again and again. Visitors can sign up to be notified when new sounds are added, and can email Schmucker with their own ideas for sounds.

More information: www.SorryGottaGo.com

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Images of Nature(R) Announces an Evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen

Author: Images of Nature Gallery
Dateline: Thu, 27 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PARK CITY, UT /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Images of Nature(R) gallery at 364 Main Street in Park City announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen, Saturday February 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making a personal appearance and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his recent travels.”



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PARK CITY, UT /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Images of Nature(R) gallery at 364 Main Street in Park City announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen, Saturday February 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making a personal appearance and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his recent travels.



Caption: "Catch of the Day" (c) Thomas D. Mangelsen

The Artist Reception will feature collections from Tom Mangelsen's recent expeditions to Antarctica and Alaska, as well as collections featuring the Rocky Mountains, the Tetons and the Hudson Bay area in Canada. Images of Nature offers Mangelsen's work in a variety of formats including limited edition photographic prints, fine art posters, art cards, books, and calendars.


About Thomas D. Mangelsen

Thomas D. Mangelsen has long been recognized as one of the world's premier nature photographers. His images have been seen and admired by millions. Mangelsen's photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, American Photo, Wildlife Art, and other publications. Mangelsen was honored with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in 2002.

He received the North American Nature Photographer Association's (NANPA) Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year 2000 award, and was named the 1994 Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) as well as British Gas. His work has been displayed in natural history museums across the United States, Canada and Europe.

For more information please visit www.mangelsen.com

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Couples Hire a New Kind of ‘Matchmaker’

Author: Webster Hill Photography Agency
Dateline: Thu, 27 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Engaged couples are turning to a San Francisco business for help in finding a photographer for their wedding. Founder Natalie Sousa launched the Webster Hill Photography Agency (www.websterhill.com) after years as a professional photographer.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Engaged couples are turning to a San Francisco business for help in finding a photographer for their wedding. Founder Natalie Sousa launched the Webster Hill Photography Agency (www.websterhill.com) after years as a professional photographer.

"Brides are so nervous about picking the right person, and picking the right style, and picking the right package. There's a lot to consider. We want to help our clients find a great photographer and walk them through the entire process, so they can just relax and enjoy themselves."


Sousa and her team help clients select professional photographers and handle all the billing, printing and customer service. The fact that the extra service is completely free usually catches new clients by surprise, according to Sousa. "A client called yesterday, after receiving one of our brochures, and said she just wanted to thank us for even having this service available. We get that 3 or 4 times a week. The company finds its profits from negotiated package rates with photographers and vendors, similar to travel or real estate agencies."

Webster Hill is the region's first brokerage service for wedding photography and offers the only money-back guarantee in an industry dominated by mom and pop shops.

For Sousa, this is more than just a marketing pitch; "If you were shopping for a home, you wouldn't want to drive around for days hoping to find something for sale. You want someone to guide you through it. When you do all your own legwork and try to hire a lone photographer the risk is on you, the customer. With a photography agency, we do the legwork, take on all the risk and make sure the customer is happy."

The business model was a big hit at a recent San Francisco bridal fair, with both clients and photographers flocking to the Webster Hill booth. "Photographers don't really see us as competition," added Sousa, "because they understand we want to help both sides make a good match."

Visit www.websterhill.com for more information on Webster Hill.

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