Friday, November 30, 2007

Healing Bodies one Touch at a time

Healing Bodies one Touch at a time

Enter the New Age of Energy Manipulation and Healing

(PRWEB) January 21, 2003

Press Release, 20/Jan/03

My Dear friendly health Editor,

Your readerÂ’s will be pleased to know; now they can have access to vital information from the new age of energy work and healing.

In this new book by Jay North, The Gift of Touch; your readerÂ’s will find new data on healing that could very possibly help change and improve their lives. They will appreciate seeing the book mentioned in your publication and we will appreciate any mention you give to The Gift of Touch.

We are very happy to send free review copies of the book to the press via e-mail. It is our (environmental) desire to save treeÂ’s that we are offering review copies via email; we will however comply to request for hard copies. Please forward all request to

Marketing IntÂ’l, 805-646-2425 or Jaynorthis1@aol. com

Thank you in advance Christi Wilson

PR, continued

Marketing International

402 W Ojai Ave. PMB 146

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: (805) 646-2425

Email: Jaynorthis1@aol. com

January 20, 2003

Press release,


Changing Lives and Healing Bodies One Touch at a Time

Ojai, CALIFORNIA - Recently, new discoveries on the healing powers of massage therapy, energy manipulation and therapeutic touch have made news all over the U. S., and indeed, the world. What had been considered “alternative” therapies are now gaining popularity in the mainstream.

 Author and therapist Jay North has written a new book, The Gift of Touch, to address these new findings and cover the issues of Healing, Body Work and Light Work for both the beginner and professional therapist.

 JayÂ’s first introduction to massage therapy was in 1968. He took a basic course in massage, primarily dealing with the scalp, face, hands and feet. In 1970, Jay studied at the Santa Monica School of Massage, where he received his certification as a massage therapist. He then completed advanced training with Greta Schmidt of Germany, whose specialty is sports injury therapeutic massage.

 In the years to follow, he pursued education in reflexology, Do`~ In and Shiatsu and became proficient in Reiki levels one and two.

 In 1990, he began is study of herbal medicine under the tutelage of a shaman of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe in Northwest Montana. His interest in the healing arts has spanned over 30 years, in which he has read over 1,500 books on topics such as philosophy, physiology, spirituality, energy work and related fields.

 The Gift of Touch has been a work in progress since 1976, when his first book on the topic, Advanced Breakthroughs in Massage Therapy, was published. The Gift of Touch delves into new and relevant discoveries made from 1996-2002.

 Jay also has experience in organic farming, which gives him a deep respect for the earth and its healing powers.

 In peopleÂ’s search for healing, happiness and a complete opening to a fully conscience experience, the data in this book will be useful and helpful. Many people have deemed it to be accurate and amazingly helpful in their quest for health and vitality.

 An autographed manuscript edition of The Gift of Touch is only $14.95 plus $4.95 S&H. A 30% discount is available to schools and organizations ordering 10 or more copies. The book comes with a 100% money-back guarantee if people are not completely satisfied. Anyone interested in ordering a copy of The Gift of Touch can send $19.90 includes S&H to Marketing IntÂ’l 402 W. Ojai Ave. pmb 146-P Ojai, Ca. 93023


Continued information for the Editor, more data for your readerÂ’s

Therapeutic touch for health and bodywork has been around for thousands of years and, as Jay North—author, social activist, entrepreneur, organic farmer, practitioner of healing arts—believes (with opened memory) for billions of years.

The Gift of Touch is an exciting new work intended to aid those seeking relief, improvement and change in their quest for a more pleasurable life and the evolution of humankind. The Gift of Touch is intended to motivate readers to initiate positive changes in diet and physical activity that can result in improved physical, mental and emotional well being—and in an overall lighter experience.

Jay believes that healing practitioners throughout the world have a unique opportunity through contact with fellow beings to assist in the orchestration of change so that a shift in consciousness may occur. JayÂ’s premise is that simply through the art of systematically touching and handling the bodyÂ’s energies, lives can be dramatically improved.

The focus of this book is the manipulation of energy FLOWS. Energy is what creates and holds in place the material we collectively refer to as reality. When energy flows smoothly and evenly, the body operates at its optimum level. An in-bodied being operating at optimum level equates into a calm, vital, productive, happy individual in harmony with self and other beings, including plants and animals.

But energy in and around the body tends to get locked up due to many factors: injuries, trauma, drug and alcohol use, breaks, strains and so on. Locked or blocked energy is what tends to foul things up in the body and mind. In this book, Jay North reveals how energy in and around the body can be freed up to flow and to be of optimum use and value.

This comprehensive book is filled with interesting facts as well as step-by-step instruction in a variety of healing techniques, covering everything from esoteric concepts such as karma cleansing to basics such as how to give a Swedish massage, (the most widely used and accepted modality in massage therapy throughout the world today),

Jay explores the release of entities (some call them ghosts; others entities, mechanisms, implants, the devil, etc.). JayÂ’s vast experience in the healing arts confirms that no matter what we label them, there is the existence of energies that are not ours, and he explores this topic with insight and his ever-present humor.

The Gift of Touch also delves into the areas of nutrition, fasting, standing meditation, group healing sessions, romantic love, massage for babies, and Native American sweat lodges.

There is an entire chapter devoted to sexuality and sensual massage. Jay asserts that a healthy sex life is one of the most healing therapies for well-being and overall happiness. He states: “Sex is one of the highest degrees of the expression of love we will ever find. For thousands of years, nations, cultures and individuals have designed all sorts of interesting techniques for expressing love and sexuality with one another. Sensual massage does more than just relieve tension… it is spirituality—the act itself, it is two people coupling in order to bring pleasure into this life experience for and with each other.” This Chapter is for couple’s not Therapist and their clients.

There are many books on Healing on the market. What is NEW is a book that increases readers’ ability to be in oneness and to experience oneness in their daily experience of life here on this plane. The Gift of Touch techniques are intended to aid in the quest for beingness and oneness by removing the blocks to oneness. “Our basic path is to return to who we truly are, nothing and everything, aware that we are the creators, temporarily, mistakenly separated from the one that created what we are in order to experience who and why.”

In the chapter entitled “Rites of Passage,” Jay covers the topic of assisted dying with sensitivity and perception, examining how a healing practitioner can ease the transition from this plane to the next.

As Jay succinctly sums up his book: “The purpose of this work is to free people from their minds and allow them the opportunity to expand into a world of Love, Peace and Joy—a world without the need for wars, without insanity, ignorance, compulsion to control or destroy. A world where man/womankind can live freely without the negativity of judgments and projections; where the only standing order of the day is one of goodwill and that you have a truly wondrous day filled with prosperity and joy. The Gift of Touch is real and is powerful.”

The world needs this book. Mayo Morley

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sparks Fly in San Francisco

Sparks Fly in San Francisco

Top Global Design Competition Launches Exhibition

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 7, 2008

A new exhibition opens this week in San Francisco that profiles the work of today's finest design talent.

The Spark 2008 Design Awards put more than 600 entries under the microscope last month, with the best being selected by a jury of prestigious names in global design. The winners are now on display at America's most exciting new design hot spot - the dazzling Autodesk Design Gallery, at One Market Street, San Francisco.

"All the Spark entrants and entries tell wonderful stories," explains Peter Kuchnicki, executive director of Spark. "There were a great number of designs in the competition and it was very competitive. The 14 jurists had a daunting task and did a fine job."

Spark is a fresh, modern qualification system that recognizes new processes and technology and seeks to involve people and ideas from untapped sources. Designers from all levels and skill-sets are invited to participate, be they professional, novice or student. This year's competition attracted designers, art directors, architects, design firms, manufacturers, institutions and ad agencies.

84 designs won bronze, silver, gold or the ultimate Spark! Award. These top 17 winners secured a Spark! commendation:

Haptica Braille Watch (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Haptica. htm)
Designer: David Chavez
"Haptica is a moveable Braille timepiece that provides a quick and accurate time reading. The product is unique in providing a real-time readout in Braille which the reader scans along with their finger to check the time"

Grow Bike (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Grow_Bike. htm)
Designer: Springtime
"Children need a lot of different vehicles in their first 4 years, creating a lot of cost and occupying a lot of space. The GrowBike is actually a set of parts that can be assembled into 4 different bike designs, step by step as your child grows."

Treepac (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Treepac. htm)
Designer: Essential Design
"Ever wonder how many cardboard boxes the world really needs? Treepac is a reusable shipping container intended to replace them for most business-to-business, business-to-customer and person-to-person shipping. The pack is meant to be used like a cardboard box but can serve again and again."

Rainwater Hog (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Rainwater_Hog. htm)
Designer: Sally Dominguez
"Harvesting rainwater is a smart idea but designs have been basic until now. Rainwater HOG is a rain rescue and storage tank designed as a water-filled building block. It was designed by an Australian architect battling with drought who saw a lack of options for domestic-scale urban rainwater catchment."

NYC Condom (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/NYC_Condom. htm)
Designer: Yves Behar, Fuseproject
"Vaguely reminiscent of a condom shape warped into the surface of one's leather wallet, the NYC Condom Dispenser needed to be distinctive anywhere from trendy restaurants to homeless shelters. It has the equivalent impact of that of the fire-hydrant: immediately recognizable for its simple function, in this case to distribute condoms."

Livraria da Vila (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Livraria_da_Vila. htm)
Designer: Isay Weinfeld
"A beautiful bookstore in São Paulo. Whichever direction one looks at, there are books, and an unpretentious feel, like a used-book store, making customers at ease to browse the shelves for the books they want, to leaf through or even read them in the couches and easy chairs scattered around the multiple stories."

Karbon Faucet (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Karbon_Faucet. htm)
Designer: Kohler
"The ultimate tap. Karbon has two water flow options; laminar, chosen for its continuous tube-like water flow, and a spray for cleaning and prep work, controlled by a valve hidden in the countertop and operated by the touch of a joystick with a smooth, elegant motion. It's dynamic, functional, sculpture."

Eton Field Radio (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Eton_Field_Radios. htm)
Designer: Dan Harden, Whipsaw
"Two consumer field radios for use outdoors and in the home. With hand-cranks and solar panels, they are designed to always work, suiting outdoor types and survivalists. There's a two-way walkie talkie, cell phone charger, flashlight, siren, and SOS light beacon."

Dyson Airblade (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Dyson_Airblade. htm)
Designer: James Dyson
"Whilst developing air knives for a different project, Dyson found that the force of air created by its Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) would scrape water from hands, leaving them completely dry. The company has gone on to build the fastest, most hygienic hand dryer on the market."

Swarovski Morpheus (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Swarovski_Morpheus. htm)
Designer: Yves Behar, Fuseproject
"Swarovski challenged Behar's team to 'reinvent' the chandelier for its 'Crystal Palace' collection at Art Basel Miami. The design deconstructs what a chandelier is, and explores what it could be. Rather than just a static, traditional object to be viewed, Morpheus is a chandelier that changes its form, becoming animated, through interaction with the viewer."

Neat Receipts & NeatDesk (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Neatreceipts_Neatdesk. htm)
Designer: Smart Design
"Mobile and desktop scanners that are part of a series of products designed to help you get rid of receipts and paperwork. Best of all, the products feature hardware and software designs that have been stripped of visual noise to simplify the product and process."

Vite - Rescue Stretcher (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Vite_Rescue_Stretcher. htm)
Designers: Kim, Lin & Zea
"A collapsible stretcher designed to rescue the injured patient as fast as possible in the snow. The backpack shell works as a sled, allowing a patient to be carried by one person. Other products on the market are designed to be used by two people. The Vite can be be easily opened in order to minimize the time spent setting up the sled for an injured patient."

OLPC Yoyo (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/OLPC_YOYO. htm)
Designer: Yves Behar, Fuseproject
"An ingenious laptop charger designed to charge the pioneering One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), without the need for mains electricity. Designed like a yoyo toy, the strap is looped through the unit allowing for easy connection to a chair leg, tree branch, etc and resistant against the mechanical force exerted by the user."

OLPC XOXO (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/OLPC_XOXO. htm)
Designer: Yves Behar, Fuseproject
"The XO-2 laptop will be about half the size of the first generation One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), being about the size of a book. The new design is lighter and easier for children to carry with them to and from school or wherever they go. Dual-touch sensitive displays will be used to enhance the e-book experience, with a dual-mode display similar to the current XO laptop."

Moen Cascata (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Moen_Cascata. htm)
Designer: Essential Design
"A bathroom faucet that "pours" by tipping the spout like one would tip a pitcher of water. It's an attempt to recover some of the natural flowing behavior of water and reconnect people with the aesthetic qualities and personal meaning associated with water and cleansing."

Mobile Performance Venue (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Mobile_Venue. htm)
Designer: Various architects
"A lightweight and easily transportable venue that is also a unique and iconic structure. When it becomes the Arts Alliance Productions' home in 2009, it will be the largest mobile venue in the world. A 90m x 60m oval, it ranges from 10m to 17m tall, and has 3900m2 of covered space. The central performance space (2000m2) will hold a standing audience of 3500 people."

Fuego Modular (http://www. sparkawards. com/Entry_Gallery/08_Winners/Fuego_Modular. htm)
Designer: Robert Brunner, Ammunition Group
"A bold, new and customizable outdoor kitchen that expands on Fuego's trendsetting social hub concept. Fuego Modular has an aluminum frame to accommodate grills, burners, warming drawers, storage, and refrigeration units."

Other winners in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories are as follows:

California Academy Sciences Pentagram
Integrated Light Pole SOM
Pearl River Tower SOM
Relief Housing Laura Garofalo
RED Inflight Entertainment Virgin America
Stack City 
Spongecomb Anderson Anderson Architecture
Pae White: ''Lisa, Bright & Dark'' Osborn
OXO Pour & Store Watering Cans Smart Design
Miller Revolution Safety Harness Daedalus
MGX Consequence Lamp One and Co
Flip Video Ultra Smart Design
Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Fuseproject
Adiri Natural Nurser Baby Bottle Whipsaw
100 American Flags Pentagram Design

Light to Form Sohin Hwang
Y Water Fuseproject
Cabin Interior Virgin America
U. S. Census Bureau Headquarters SOM
The Protons IDEO
Teneo BirselPlusseck
SVA Yearbook 2008 School of Visual Arts
SVA Senior Library 07 School of Visual Arts
SpaceStation Blue Lounge
One or a bunch vase Seven02Design
NYC Helmet Fuseproject
Mimique Cell Phone Concept RKS Design
Lock-N-Lift Can Opener RKS Design
Lining Of Forgetting: Internal and External Memory in Art Volume Design
Interrupted Jaekyung jung
Mpala Health Education Sara Hofmann
Hawaii Portable Classroom Anderson Anderson Architecture
Ballona Wetlands Field Lab Otis College Integrated Learning
ERCO Emanon Fuseproject
Ditto PAPER hangers GreenHeartGlobal
Chess Kin Wai & Michael Siu
Botanist Blank Canvas Orange22 Design Lab
A Century of CCA Volume Design
Architec urinal Duravit USA
Formica Lounger SOM
HM LEAF Lamp Packaging Fuseproject

Zon Hearing Aid Stuart Karten Design
Western Digital, My Book 2 IDEO
Tragon Capabilities Brochure Pentagram Design
TOK TAK Taewan Kim
The Sanctuary Blue Lounge
TalkChart Pop-Out Alan Robbins
Sustainable Living Coffin IDEO
Solay Running Shoe Continuum
Smart Touch Salad Spinner RKS Design
SHN Addis Creson
100 Baseball Icons Pentagram Design
Revolution Door Fluxxlab
Qatar Petroleum Mosque SOM
Paperclip Lamp Teague
Panamap Urban Mapping
Mix-n-Measure Measuring Cups RKS Design
Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Seven02Design
Kidfresh Addis Creson
ITC Fashion Show Catalog Frankie NG
GINA Fabric Skin Car  BMW AG
Filtainer Kin Wai & Michael Siu
Coca-Cola Refresh Bin Fuseproject
Chameleon truck Haishan Deng
Cardinal Health Mia Modocarts
Between Earth and Heaven Volume Design

More information can be found at www. sparkawards. com
Media enquiries: contact Mark Charmer


Iatria Day Spa Sponsors DisneyÂ’s Beauty and the Beast

Iatria Day Spa Sponsors DisneyÂ’s Beauty and the Beast

Erika Mangrum, President of Iatria Day Spa, has announced that the firm has been named an official Corporate Sponsor of DisneyÂ’s Beauty and the Beast, produced by the North Carolina Theatre, scheduled for April 30th - May 8th.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 25, 2005

Erika Mangrum, President of Iatria Day Spa, has announced that the firm has been named an official Corporate Sponsor of DisneyÂ’s Beauty and the Beast, produced by the North Carolina Theatre, scheduled for April 30th - May 8th. This sponsorship supports the North Carolina Theatre, which is the largest non-profit professional regional theatre.

“We are delighted to be a sponsor of North Carolina Theatre and a supporter of the arts,” said Mangrum. “We look forward to sponsoring the well-loved family production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”

About North Carolina Theatre:

The North Carolina Theatre is the state's largest non-profit professional regional theatre. Founded by De Ann S. Jones in 1984, NC Theatre blends seasoned Broadway performers with the very best in regional talent on the main state at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. All of NC Theatre's shows are produced in Raleigh, NC using professional talent from New York, North Carolina and across the country. For more information, please call 919-831-6941 or visit the website at www. nctheatre. com.

About Iatria Day Spa:

About Iatria Day Spa:

Erika Mangrum is the President of Iatria Day Spa, which specializes in such services as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, waxing, tinting, laser hair removal, and spa day packages. Iatria Day Spa is associated with Dr. Angela Baylis, DC and Iatria Health Center which offer full service chiropractic and applied kinesiology health services under the supervision of qualified doctors who aid in a clientÂ’s total well being. The firm offers its own line of health and body care products, as well as Caleel+Hayden glō™minerals cosmetic line. The company, which is in the process of developing an expansion model to become the first medically oriented day spa on the East Coast to offer an expansion model for prospective spa owners, has three locations, two in North Raleigh, and one in Cary. A fourth location will open shortly in Downtown Raleigh. For more information, please call (919) 870-1975 or visit the website at www. iatria. com.

Media and Press Contacts:

Patty Briguglio

MMI Associates, Inc.


Patty@mmimarketing. com


New OEF/OIF Combat PTSD Book 'Moving a Nation to Care' a Timely Resource for Citizens, Military Families and Veterans

New OEF/OIF Combat PTSD Book 'Moving a Nation to Care' a Timely Resource for Citizens, Military Families and Veterans

"Moving a Nation to Care brings desperately needed attention to the devastating hidden costs of war. Anyone who wants to 'support the troops' should read this important book," Paul Rieckhoff, author of Chasing Ghosts, and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

Rockford, IL (PRWEB) March 15, 2007

Post-traumatic stress disorder -- a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents or violent personal assaults like rape -- is one of the most serious problems facing our returning combat troops. As the March 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reveals, one-third of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have sought help from the Veterans Administration through 2005 have received a mental health or psychosocial diagnosis. As more than 40,000 have been diagnosed with PTSD, Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America's Returning Troops, available on Amazon. com and arriving in stores nationwide in May, is an important and timely book.

Written with an eye toward "moving a nation to care" about our fighting men and women as they work to return to civilian life, author Ilona Meagher has put together an essential resource for citizens, veterans, military family members and elected officials who want to understand the complex political, social and health-related aspects of PTSD.

"The scandal at Walter Reed highlights the need for this book," says Robert Lasner, publisher of New York-based Ig Publishing. "People have been angered to hear of how veterans have been neglected by our government. One of the problems is that there hasn't been a definitive book that explores the plight of those with psychological injuries. Until now."

An amazing mix of hard-hitting reporting and heartbreaking personal accounts of troops who are suffering with -- and dying from -- PTSD, Moving a Nation to Care is an "insider's look at the issues of PTSD," says Steve Robinson, director of veterans affairs at Veterans for America. "If it creates debate in Congress or causes a parent to fight for the healthcare of their loved one then it has accomplished its mission." Trish Wood, author of What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It, adds that "This is a must read for returning troops and their families. Ilona Meagher's book will save lives."

Ilona Meagher will be doing a national tour in support of the book, including stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, St. Louis, Denver, Boulder, Berkeley and Tempe. Media wishing to interview Ilona Meagher, or seeking an opportunity to review Moving a Nation to Care, should contact the publisher or author directly.

Purchase Moving a Nation to Care from Amazon. com at http://www. amazon. com/gp/product/0977197271/ (http://www. amazon. com/gp/product/0977197271/)

Contact Publisher

Ig Publishing

Robert Lasner

Ph/Fx: 718-797-0676

Http://www. igpub. com (http://www. igpub. com)

Contact Author

Ilona Meagher

Ph: 815-885-4650

Http://ptsdcombat. blogspot. com/ (http://ptsdcombat. blogspot. com/)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Short Term Medical Insurance Survey

Short Term Medical Insurance Survey

MedSave. com surveyed short term medical insurance policies and found wide differences in quality, price and availibility.

Narberth, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2006

MedSave. com, one of the nation's largest enrollment services for low cost health insurance, conducted a survey of the nation's leading short term medical insurance plans. With the average cost of a traditional individual medical insurance policy now than $550 per month, many people are looking for less expensive insurance alternatives without reducing the level of protection. Short term medical insurance is generally recognized as one of the best values in health insurance because premiums are a fraction of the cost of regular insurance and the coverage is more liberal.

The survey turned up some surprising results, according to MedSave. com founder Tony Novak. While the survey able to easily identify the three highest quality insurance plans, getting a handle on prices proved far more difficult. The price of coverage varies dramatically depending on age, location, sex and the issuing insurance company. The monthly rates of policies surveyed ranged from less than $50 per month from Celtic Insurance (www. celticenrollment. com) to almost $400 per month for several other policies.

Another significant finding of the survey is that the eligibility requirements for policies vary widely from one insurance company to another. For those people dealing with even a minor a medical issue, eligibility for insurance often becomes more important than the price or other policy features. The downside of this type of insurance is that you must re-enroll when the policy expires. A short term medical policy lasts from 1 to 36 months. Apparently many consumers do not mind the extra effort to re-enroll in return for the financial savings.

Results of the survey and other articles about short term medical insurance are available at www. MedSave. com. MedSave. com operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and has served over 50,000 users since 1997.


Self-Guide Offers Natural Ways for Living Healthy

Self-Guide Offers Natural Ways for Living Healthy

Fatmah Azam Ali's book acts as a guide for readers to maintain and keep track of their health goals. The guide also provides a two-week health program, which promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health. Many are praising Fatmah's efforts.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 2, 2006

You might be unaware of this, but there are many secret methods for living a healthier and more relaxing life than you could ever imagine. And most importantly, you can achieve all of this naturally without any drugs or surgery.

These various methods can be found in Fatmah Azam Ali's book, 'Tes Sante': Your Ultimate Self-Guide to Weight Loss and Healthy Living.

This book acts as a special guide for readers on shaping and keeping track of their own health goals and well-being. The book also details proper ways to achieve relaxation, nutrition, and even spiritual happiness. Other topics include information on healing, health foods, and the little-known facts on obesity.

In addition, the guide offers a special two-week fit program explaining about seasonal eating, food combining, and practical dieting tips. However this program not only provides measures on staying physically fit and sound, but also provides mental and spiritual well-being as well.

Author Fatmah Azam Ali knows a good deal about health and wellness. Fatmah is a certified health specialist, educator, and health columnist for many print and online publications. With the book, her main hope is to help others strive for physical, mental, and spiritual health while inspiring them to reach their goals on living a healthier lifestyle.

Many are already praising her efforts, says Geraldine Jenson, Editor of Families Online Magazine, "Fatmah ensures that the information she provides is practical and worth reading. She provides excellent information about a variety of alternative health issues including weight loss, food combining, caffeine, and herbs."

Certified hypnotherapist T. Darlene Cheek comments, "Fatmah's writing, performance, and dedication to her work are exceptional!"

Despite the praise, Fatmah is primarily focused on providing useful and natural ways to maintain good health for those wanting to live right.

For more information on this book or for an interview and review, please visit www. outskirtspress. com

Outskirts Press

Price: $12.95

Book dimensions: 5 x 8/Paperback

No. of pages: 128 pgs.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bonfire Communications Named Among 2007 "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area

Bonfire Communications Named Among 2007 "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal named Bonfire Communications, an internal communications consulting agency, one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 1, 2007

The San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal named Bonfire Communications, an internal communications consulting agency, one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area. The top-10 ranking in the category for companies with fewer than 50 employees included only one other firm in the communications field.

The publications designated Bonfire one of the top 10 based on the results of an employee survey covering workplace culture, benefits and opportunity. Bonfire entered the competition for the first time this year. Employee responses earned the fast-growing company a score of 94.8 percent, for a strong debut on the winners' list.

"To be recognized as one of the Bay Area's 'Best Places to Work' by our own employees is the ultimate acknowledgement," said Gordon Rudow, Bonfire's chief executive officer.

"As consultants in the fields of employee engagement and internal communications, we have been consciously supporting our clients in becoming 'best places to work' over the years," added Rudow. "Receiving the award ourselves shows that we walk our talk and truly care about engaging people in the work. It demonstrates that we are modeling the organizational behavior we promote in large companies all over the world."

"Bonfire is a remarkable place to work," shared Carly Jefferson-Dow, a Bonfire employee. "The people here are talented and dedicated and truly love what they do. We work in an intense environment that emphasizes learning and teamwork, where everyone has access to not only the business strategy, but also the metrics that let us know how we're doing."

All Bonfire employees receive benefits such as three weeks paid vacation, performance-based incentive compensation, a 401(k) plan, generous healthcare coverage and flexible work hours. Bonfire also offers the option of a sabbatical after five years of employment and individualized professional development plans.

About Bonfire Communications:
Bonfire Communications is an award-winning internal communications agency and thought leader in the worlds of employee engagement and strategic communications. The agency has helped clients design and implement some of the most interactive and effective employee communication and change management campaigns in business. Bonfire's client roster includes Gap Inc., McKesson, Starbucks, Harrah's Entertainment and Genentech. To learn more about Bonfire, please visit: http://www. bonfirecommunications. com (http://www. bonfirecommunications. com)

About the "Best Places to Work:"
According to the publications, "This year's ranking of the 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area was the most competitive we've seen." Nominations from 464 companies were received. Approximately 161,000 San Francisco Bay Area employees were surveyed in 12 counties. The ranking is based solely on the satisfaction of the company's employees.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Independent Research Firm Gives Ceridian Top Score in Payroll Among U. S. Midmarket HR Management Systems

Independent Research Firm Gives Ceridian Top Score in Payroll Among U. S. Midmarket HR Management Systems

Independent research firm names Ceridian strong performer among HR management system providers in both the multinational and U. S. mid-market space

Minneapolis (PRWEB) November 11, 2008

Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of managed human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced today that Forrester Research, an independent research firm, has named Ceridian a strong performer among HR management system providers in both the multinational and U. S. mid-market space.

In the October 2008 report, The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q4 2008, the research firm evaluated seven HRMS vendors. Each vendor was evaluated against 104 criteria designed to surface the company’s current offering, strategy and market presence. Forrester asked vendors to conduct demonstrations of their product's functionality. They used findings from these product demos to validate details of each vendor's product capabilities. To validate product and vendor qualifications, Forrester also conducted reference calls with three to five of each vendor's current customers.

In the report, Forrester stated, “[Ceridian’s] core HRMS product, Ceridian HR/Payroll Latitude, is supplemented by well-integrated Ceridian payroll processing and outsourced benefits administration capabilities (benefits administration is also available within Latitude).”

“We are very pleased to receive this important recognition from Forrester Research,” commented Brian Wright, Ceridian’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “As a global business services provider, we are focused on providing a comprehensive range of innovative solutions that help our customers lower their costs and focus on what they do best. For Ceridian, software is only part of the value that customers experience. We keep the customer first in all that we do by providing the best care and service in the industry, timely expertise and insight, as well as help with compliance-related issues.”

About Ceridian
Ceridian is a global business services organization that offers a comprehensive range of innovative solutions. From human resources and benefits to accredited employee assistance, work-life and health and productivity services, Ceridian helps organizations maximize their human, financial and technology resources. As a leader in payroll outsourcing, gift cards and controlled spending, Ceridian is also a driving force in payment innovation. Whether partnering to improve employee productivity, save money or minimize financial risks, Ceridian's business is to help organizations stay focused on their business. For more information about Ceridian’s comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit www. ceridian. com or call 800-729-7655.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company listed above.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mangosteen The Queen Of Fruits Comes To America in a Dietary Supplement Juice

Mangosteen The Queen Of Fruits Comes To America in a Dietary Supplement Juice

The scientific name of mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana, family name is Clusiaceae/Guttiferae, but most often the fruit is referred to as the mangosteen.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2005

Mangosteen is an evergreen tree about 30 to 75 feet tall when mature. The mangosteen tree is a small, slow growing tropical evergreen with leathery, glabrous leaves up to 10 inches long.

Fruits are borne on lateral branches. They have a thick rind, which encloses 5 to 7 fleshy segments, in which the seeds are imbedded. Only about 25 to 30% of the mangosteen fruit consists of the edible pulp or rind, with the remainder comprising the tough, bitter pericarp. Each mangosteen fruit usually varies in weight from 75 to 120 grams and normally contains 2 to 3 well-developed seeds. The pulp, the only part consumed, has excellent flavor, proclaimed by many as the best among tropical fruits. Often two crops per year mature, one in the autumn, and one in early summer. The trees often bear sparingly. The tree appears to be adapted best to strictly tropical areas and requires abundant moisture.

The mangosteen fruit may be the best tasting fruit in the world. The latin name for mangosteen is also Garcinia mangostana. The fruit, which originated in Malaysia, is a little smaller than a tennis ball, with a hard exterior purple shell. The inside contains a luscious white/translucent, sectional fruit with seeds. To open the fruit, cut through the skin only, and lightly pull and twist the fruit apart. 

Xango juice is made from Mangostana fruits which has been used & enjoyed in southeast Asia for hundreds of Years. The Mangosteen is one of the most praised of tropical fruits. The flavor of the fruit is acclaimed as exquisitely luscious and delicious. It's difficult to describe the flavor with accuracy. Some people detect a hint of strawberry, while others are reminded of kiwi, pomegranate, or grape. The complex flavor of this sweet, dry beverage, however, wins instant praise from all who try it.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

PL Developments Sends OTC To Vitamin Angel Alliance For Katrina Relief Effort

PL Developments Sends OTC To Vitamin Angel Alliance For Katrina Relief Effort

PL Developments, a leading supplier of over-the-counter, FDA approved products in the analgesic, gastrointestinal, and cough/cold categories, made a major donation to Vitamin Angel AllianceÂ’s Katrina Relief effort, to help the Katrina survivors as they begin to put their lives back together.

Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2005

PL Developments, a leading supplier of over-the-counter, FDA approved products in the analgesic, gastrointestinal, and cough/cold categories, made a major donation to Vitamin Angel AllianceÂ’s Katrina Relief effort, to help the Katrina survivors as they begin to put their lives back together.

Mitch Singer, President of PL Developments said; “Our hearts went out to these people and we knew our products could help them through this challenging time. We are happy to be able to join Vitamin Angels in their relief effort.”

PL Developments shipped an assortment of products for the Katrina relief effort; more than 1,700 cases containing over 54,000 bottles of various OTC products.

Vitamin Angel has been shipping multiple vitamins and children's chewable vitamins to send to the refugees from Hurricane Katrina. To help stave off malnutrition, and lessen the likelihood of opportunistic infections and disease, Vitamin Angels is working with a consortium of companies in the natural products and pharmaceutical industries to help bring in emergency nutritional supplies to the refugees from New Orleans and people affected in the surrounding states.

PL Developments is an industry leader with new and exclusive stand-alone OTC products. PL Developments is known for exciting product launches, innovative marketing, and unsurpassed commitment to quality and service. For more information go to: www. pldevelopments. com.

Vitamin Angel Alliance (www. vitaminangel. org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing basic nutrition to people in need since 1994. Vitamin Angel Alliance responds to the most pressing health concerns identified by the communities requesting its assistance. Nutritional products are contributed to the Alliance by an ever-enlarging association of Vitamin Angels – an alliance of nutritional supplement manufacturers, distributors and retailers. These goods are then donated to charitable health care facilities and programs located in countries across the globe, including the United States. Last year Vitamin Angels donated 23.4 million supplements to people in need in 40 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www. vitaminangel. org.


Air Filtration and Gas/Solid Separation Training by the American Filtration and Separations Society

Air Filtration and Gas/Solid Separation Training by the American Filtration and Separations Society

The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) is offering Air Filtration and Gas/Solid Separation Training on March 22nd in San Antonio, Texas, USA. AFS is holding its 23rd Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. There will be eleven courses held on March 22nd. Five of these courses are on the topics of air filtration, gas/solid filtration and separation, and air filter media.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 11, 2010 –

The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) is offering Air Filtration and Gas/Solid Separation Training on March 22nd in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

AFS is holding its 23rd Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. There will be eleven courses held on March 22nd. Five of these courses are on the topics of air filtration, gas/solid filtration and separation, and air filter media.

In the "Basic Gas/Air Filtration & Separation" (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/gasfiltration. htm) course, attendees will learn the overall spectrum of gas/solid separation. They will gain the basic understanding of the principles behind gas filtration so they can determine what type of filter will meet their requirements. There is an overview of the various competing technologies.

This course will cover; Particles and Particle Properties; Principles of Gas Filtration; Gas Filtration Equipment; Gas Filtration Media; Filter Aids; and Gas Filter Performance, Testing and Standards.

The “Basic Gas/Air Filtration & Separation” course is a full day 8 hour course.

Two complementary courses are “Nonwoven Air Filtration Media” and “Electrostatic Charging and Electrets for Air Filter Media”. These are each half day courses, with one being offered in the morning on March 22nd and the other is held in the afternoon.

In “Nonwoven Air Filtration Media” (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/nonwovenairmedia. html) attendees will be introduced to filtration mechanisms, processes for making fibrous filter media, specifications of filter media and filtration systems. Then they will discover the characteristics of fibrous filter media. These characteristics include packing density and porosity, experimentally calculated pore size, pore size distribution, experimentally calculated fiber size, and theoretically calculated pore size, and air permeability pressure drop.

In “Electrostatic Charging and Electrets for Air Filter Media” (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/electrostatic. html) attendees will discover electrostatic charging methods and improvement of filtration efficiency. This includes corona charging theory, corona charging techniques, triboelectrification, polarization, induction and liquid contact charging.

Attendees will also be introduced to requirements of electrical properties of a material to make an electret, electrical characterization of electret, particle capturing of an electret, properties of electrets by particle loading and effect of fabric defects on the degradation of a filter media.

Two additional complementary courses are “Gas/Solid Separation with Fabric Filters” and “Gas/Solid Separation with Cyclones”. These are each half day courses, with one being offered in the morning on March 22nd and the other is held in the afternoon.

“Gas/Solid Separation with Fabric Filters” (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/fabricfilters. html) introduces the attendee to the mechanisms of filtration, testing of fabric filter, testing of filter for dust retention, effect of nano fibers on filter performance, filtration of ultra fine particles, test methods for reverse pulse jet cleaning, evaluation of bag house for performance, effect of size distribution on the filter performance, types of cleaning, high temperature filtration, and case studies on evaluation of filter fabric for gas solid separation.

In “Gas/Solid Separation with Cyclones” (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/cyclones. html) attendees will discover the types of flow cyclones, performance characteristics, the effect of design variables on the performance of the cyclone, the effect of operating variables on the performance of the cyclone, the effect of inlet duct shape on cyclone performance, a checklist for evaluation of existing cyclone systems, the importance of Vortex breaker, uniflow cyclone performance, uniflow cyclone application, applications of reverse flow cyclone, and case studies in various industries.

All attendees of the short courses receive certificates and are awarded CEU credit.

There are a total of eleven courses with the other six courses related to water and liquid filtration and separation.

A listing of all the filtration and separation training courses. (March 22, 2010) (http://www. afssociety. org/shortcourse/index. htm)

An overview of the American Filtration and Separation Conference (March 22-25, 2010) (http://www. afssociety. org/spring2010/index. html)

AFS is the premier organization in North America dedicated to R&D, problem solutions and technology transfer in filtration and separation for the benefit of industrial processes, individual health and a clean environment.

The AFS conferences and events bring together the industry leaders, presenting the greatest opportunity to meet and hear the newest information in filtration and separation technology.

Over the past two years over 300 organizations have sent representatives to AFS events. These companies understand the value of employees with knowledge of the latest information in filtration and separation technology.

Information on the American Filtration and Separations Society (http://www. afssociety. org/index. htm)

Contact Information:
Suzanne Sower
American Filtration and Separations Society
7608 Emerson Ave S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-861-1277
Fax: 612-861-7959


Friday, November 16, 2007

Consumer Shifts to Premium Varieties Will Buoy Beer Industry, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Consumer Shifts to Premium Varieties Will Buoy Beer Industry, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Increasing affluence, personal wealth and rising average household incomes on a global basis has been a key driver for beer consumption throughout the cyclical fluctuations of economic activity. Subdued demand in developed markets of Western Europe and North America will be offset by surging demand in emerging markets including China, Brazil and Mexico.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2008

Spiraling sales in developing countries, lifestyle shifts, new flavor enhancements, rising interest in organic and imported beer and the development of non-alcoholic beer sector are providing significant impetus for growth in the beer industry. Beer industry is expanding as more varieties and better quality beers become available. Another factor in growing importance has been the specialty and craft beer type, which responds to consumers desire for healthier and differentiated products. Large number of habitual beer consumers, increasing affluent and discerning population, and demographic shifts will continue to fuel consumption in the global beer market (http://www. strategyr. com/Beer_Industry_Market_Report. asp). Moreover, the rise in number of nightclubs and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages along with the expansion of organized retail outlets for alcoholic beverages will further boost up beer consumption.

Globalization of consumer preferences will rub on Western cultures and habits to Asia, providing greater market growth opportunity. Asia will emerge to be a huge market for beer with Japan, China and India being the largest national markets whilst markets for South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand are bubbling with opportunities.

Consumer preferences in recent years have shifted towards specialty beer that are of higher quality, more flavor, and are more stylishly presented. Existing brewers are trading up and new drinkers are being attracted to craft beer market (http://www. strategyr. com/Beer_Industry_Market_Report. asp). The proposition of beer is being redefined from beverage to aspirational product and special occasion to everyday. The compositional shift to premium and super premium beer that is strongly evident in both developed and developing marketplace will continue for next five years driven by the increased affluence of beer consumer and a preference for higher quality.

Innovation in taste and flavors as well as growing consumer demand for more varieties of beer is driving up the non-alcoholic beer market (http://www. strategyr. com/Beer_Industry_Market_Report. asp). The sector is also known as malt-based beverages or soft drinks category. Sales of non-alcoholic beverages are growing strongly in many East European markets such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania and Macedonia as well as in Baltic regions such as Russia.

Global beer industry has faced heightened competition from and within the alcoholic drinks sector with an increasing number of premium wines and strongly branded spirits and wine coolers becoming available to consumers. However, significant investment in marketing effort and distribution relationships will remain key to growth. New distribution channels for beer are developing as direct marketing and selling becomes more prevalent. Online marketing and sales, direct retailing and vertical integration are eliminating the number of intermediaries in the distribution system for beer. These moves are aimed towards cutting costs, reducing the time to market fresh beer (lager). Vertical integration of breweries by way of selling through associated pubs and on-license traders is also aggressively catching on. For small brewers, the Internet and beer tourism will offer alternative channels to enhance their distribution opportunities.

The report titled "Beer Industry: A Global Outlook" provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Annotated with 23 information-rich tables presenting market data findings, and analytical research projections, the entire discussion allows the reader to build a macro-level perception of the industry by gaining insights into selective noteworthy trends, issues, technology developments, recent mergers, acquisitions, corporate developments, and unique regional market dynamics (per capita consumption, leading brands by product category, beer sales by product type, and country, and leading players by sales and production). Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 565 companies worldwide.

For more details about this research report, please visit http://www. strategyr. com/Beer_Industry_Market_Report. asp (http://www. strategyr. com/Beer_Industry_Market_Report. asp).

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AXXel Knutson's VTAR(tm) Newsletter for December 10, 2001

AXXel Knutson's VTAR(tm) Newsletter for December 10, 2001

Our strongest "Strong Buy" issued September 20th appears right on with the strongest November in history for the Dow and Nasdaq. Where do we go from here?

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December 10, 2000

Prices As of 12.7.01

An Update of the 10.1.01 Newsletter

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The Most Important Buy Point Since August, 1981 [10.1.01 & 9.20.01 BBC “World Service”

Update: 10.19.01 No change.

Update: 10.29.01 No change. We expect some weakness in the Nasdaq Composite [1750] and in the Dow [9510]. We are seeing the market broaden out, note the recent strength in the Value Line Arithmetic Index [VLE-1113]. To the upside, oils, natural gas, gold and other precious metals including palladium [see North American Palladium –PAL-5.23]. Intel [INTC-24.18] cutting prices over the weekend zapped the semis.

Update: 12.9.01: I guess that was the most important buy point since 1981 and gave us the best November for the Dow [10,049] and the Nasdaq in history. LetÂ’s review the indices: Dow: very steady progressions since 9.23.01 and no evidence of excessive speculation. Buy. S&P 500: ditto the Dow. Nasdaq Composite gathering strength as we progress now through 2,000 [2,021]. The recent moves may consolidate a little, but not by much. Value Line Index [Arith]. Dow Jones Utilities [15] even here we are gaining strength but that is after a slide in October and November. Nasdaq High Tech IndexÂ…no problems, mate. DJ Transport-constructive if not as explosive, S & P 100 a little dullish vs. the others, but acceptable performance, SOX-X a nice consolidation in November and lifting again. Gold? Blah. SilverÂ…now here is a more bullish story and leads us to Hecla [HL-$0.87 – a buy]. Hong Kong [HDSS-X] bullish, Euro Top 100 IndexÂ…not as bullish as here, but not bad either. Toronto = quite constructive. Tokyo Nikkei Index hit our predictive break of 10,000 crashing sub 9,750 for a new 15- year STRONG BUY SIGNAL. [now 10,796.89]. Mexican Markets: bullish [MEXI-X = 6141.19]. Major Market index: [XMI = 1023.66] bullish. IW-Internet Index = bullish but not the index of old. Singapore Straits Index [SING-X 1628.80] constructive and looking for 2000. Paris Cac-40 Index [PCAC-X 4642.91 also constructive. London Ftse-100 Index [FTSE-X 5164.70] a Strong Buy on September 20th along with the Dow and Nasdaq and we have bounced 800 points to the upside since then with 6000 in our sights. Frankfurt Dax Index [FDAC-X 5199.03 also recommended on the 20th September and we have a move up from the sub 3750 level. Perhaps a break of 5,000 with give us the counter move toward 5500+. Overall-markets are due for a rest.

From 10.1.01:

“In August of 1981 with the Dow at 888 it was a market environment of doom and gloom.

Someone named Granville was predicting a Dow 375 and nowhere was anyone looking for an up moveÂ…well, almost no one. Now 2001: The Dow clunked 685 points on September 17 the first day of resumed trading, 17 more on 9/18 and 144 to the downside on 9/19. During this drop the Fed poured money into the system with $11.7 billion in loans to banks for the week ending 9/12 setting records for liquidity increases by the Fed. On the 14th the Fed stepped up to the plate and bought $80 billion in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities and those of U. S. Agency. Add to this the Fed entered into a $50 billion arrangement with the European Central Bank. In effect the cost of overnight borrowing is down to almost nothingÂ…make that 1%! All of this is inflationary in the intermediate term as government spends money for defense [no bang for that buck vs. investment in private industry related to efficiency]. Rates on 10 Year bonds have already started a move up in anticipation of increasing long-term interest rates. But given the dramatic growth of the 90Â’s the economy can afford this shift as long as it does not become permanent.

A recession is commonly defined as two consecutive quarters of declining GDP and we are likely to see that take place in the second half of 2001 even though the revised GDP numbers for the April-June period were revised upward to a growth rate of 0.3% from the reported 0.2%, hardly a reason to jump for joy. Business investment off the cliff at an un-revised negative 14.6% rate on the heels of the negative 0.2% crunch of Q1 and that represented a decline of 1.99 percentage points in the overall GDP numbers. Inventories continued their shrinkage and posted the largest drop since 1983. Consumer spending rose at the un-revised 2.3% rate-that will most certainly tank in the second quarter and is in part, the reason for the decline in stock prices in the previous week. Imports to the USA dropped 8.4% and that is an upward revision from the previously reported 7.7%

The rate of inflation as measured by the price index for personal consumption rose at 1.3% a slight revision downward. The first quarter was + 3.2%. We have cut rates 8 times this year…look for number nine in October. So we have benign inflation, consumers resisting the need to use plastic and all manner of negative news, war, pestilence, a measurable drop in stock prices on high volume…and we have raised out market signal to “Strong Buy.” This is as important a buy point for U. S. and FTSE shares as we have seen since 1981. We were right then…I think we will be right again.

We can expect that Defense will gain about $70 billion over the most recent budget + $17 ½ billion for airlines and $20 billion for New York City. Nevertheless, in the short-term in a recession [let’s call it what it is] fiscal stimulus is just the ticket at the moment. And now, in 2001 with the Dow not only having seen Dow 3,000 but Dow 11,500+ we can now suggest our long-term objective of Dow 25,000 is still very much a target. On the BBC “World Service” upon which I regularly comment, I moved my market stance from “Accumulate” to “Strong Buy” a week ago Friday, September 21st at about 8300 for the Dow and 1480 on Nasdaq Comp and just under the important break point of 1000 for the S & P 500. With the exception of the Monday following that week, the market has held together and advanced. We think that will likely continue. Here is the 1981 AXXel forecast-See the button below:

Button produced by AXXel Knutson, CEO of The Capital Defense Group in 1981 with the Dow at 888

Not since the malaise of the late 70’s and early 80’s have I seen a buy signal this strong. We have everything in place for that signal…measurable disbelief in our economy’s ability to provide growth and jobs, the biggest weekly decline in the Dow since 1933 off 14.3% to 8,236, a recession in this the third quarter of about –0.5% and –0.7% for Q$-2001. Significant and sustained negative price movement in stocks and dramatic increase in volume-all to the downside, novice investors looking for shorts and puts-look at the VIK index-and horrible news both economic and otherwise. The only thing lacking for a better signal would be if my secretary, Bubbles LaRue quit because she couldn’t afford the repairs on her broken down Rolls [actually, Rolls never “break down.” There are TIMES when they “fail to proceed.”]. The Brits have the marketing down on the Rolls don’t they? Fail to proceed, indeed. This market “failed to proceed.”

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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We are now going to look at the groups, quickly.” Updated comments in BOLD.


Lockheed Martin [LMT-43.30] Strong Buy. The recent $46 high looks easy. Is 60 easy? Probably. Update 10.19.01 $ 47.05 retraced to $45-no change. Update: 10.29.01: $ 52.50. Sell. We have the newsÂ…what more do we want? We will likely come back. Update 12.9.01: $ 45.74. We exited. We will stay that way and discontinue coverage for the moment.

General Dynamics [GD-87] and triple digits the target. Stronger than LMT. Update 10.19.01 $ 82.40 interesting break to the $79+ range. Strong Buy. Update: 10.29.01: $86.50 still in the base. Accumulate. Update 12.9.01: $ 80.20 letÂ’s exit-we have other fish to fry.

Northrop Grumman [NOC-100.45] the top choice in the group. Strong Buy. With the base at $80, it is unlikely to test that range. Large supplier of radars, and the U. S. Air Force’s new F-22 Raptor fighter, the unmanned Global Hawk and the new DD-21 destroyer for the Navy. Update 10.19.01 $ 104.80 – holding well and a buy point could be the break of $100 if it occurs. Update: 10.29.01: $103.45, let’s exit for the moment. Would like to buy sub $90. Update 12.9.01: $ 94.81 the group looks sick. We will exit coverage.

Raytheon [RTN-33.95] the producer of Tomahawk cruise missiles and its radars cruise along with F-14, F-15, F/A-18Â’s and the B-2. Add also the F-117 stealth fighter and the U-2. Strong Buy. Update 10.19.01 $ 35.65 minor break as well and that appears over. Update: 10.29.01: $ 33.85 we can exit here as well. New buy point is a break of $30. Update 12.9.01: $32.00, you should own sub $30, but I think you should take the risk off the table and get the cash back.

Alliant Techsystems [ATK-83.75] is the producer of size of solid=propellant rocket motors and bullets. Call these consumables. The base is $70. Strong buy right here. Update 10.19.01 $85.62 here the break took it to about $83. No change in opinion. Update: 10.29.01: $88.67 we are going to sell to re-buy the break of $75. Maybe it happens, maybe it doesnÂ’t. Update 12.9.01: $ 75.00 we just got the break of $75 but we will give the stock back. Exit.

Drs Technologies [DRS-34.80] Here is the news PARSIPPANY, N. J. -(Dow Jones)- DRS Technologies Inc. (DRS) received a $3.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide infrared thermal imaging systems for Abrams M1A2 battle tanks. In a press release Wednesday, DRS said its Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared system will be part of the system enhancement software on the Abrams M1A2, the Army's fully digital ground combat vehicle. The defense technology company said the system provides day and night

Vision capabilities enhancing surveillance ranges, "increasing target acquisitions and significantly reducing fratricide." The base $20 then $25-28. The recent high about $40. The buy point here and on any break of $30. Update 10.19.01 $ 37.63 a strong break but that appears finished. There was no break of $30, but $32 is close enough. Strong Buy. Update: 10.29.01: $39.00 we shall exit for the same reason as ATK above. To re-purchase sub $30. Update 12.9.01: $ 32.25 we got the break of $30 but we will give it back.

Engineered Support Systems [EASI-46.05] Engineered Support Systems, Inc. engineers and manufacturers a wide range of electronics and military support equipment for various branches of the U. S. military and commercial customers. The base is 35-40 and the lift off is impressive. One can trade it from here and accumulate size sub $40. This tells the story here: “ST. LOUIS, Sep 24, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Engineered Support Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: EASI) has received an order totaling $5.8 million for production of its Chemical Biological Protected Shelter (CBPS) system under an existing contract with the U. S. Army. This order includes funding of certain engineering change proposals (ECPs) on the 113 units currently in production plus the exercise of an option for the production of an additional 10 CBPS units, according to Michael F. Shanahan, Sr., Chairman and CEO. Update 10.19.01 $ 46.25 no break of the forth number, but it now looks as if this is as good as we can do in terms of purchase…so purchase. Update: 10.29.01: $49.27 no change. Update 12.9.01: $ 42.96 we will stay for the moment. Two new orders $13.5 mil and 3.5- not big but we will take it.

Hi-Shear Technology [HSR-2.30] on a watch list only. Here is why: from a recent news release: “Hi-Shear's electronic firing product revenues for the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) anti-missile program doubled during fiscal year 2001 reflecting the significant upgrades that the United States Army is making to its National Missile Defense program. The PAC-3 anti-missile is a surface to air missile, which offers increased range and accuracy as compared to current missile systems. This missile program is scheduled to expand rapidly from low rate production to full production over the next several years dependent on

Defense department appropriations. Hi-Shear's participation is the result of its ongoing investment to provide an array of the most advanced missile firing systems. Update 10.19.01 $ 3.70 more than a worthy trade. Accumulate sub $3.50. Doubtful to see a break of three. Update: 10.29.01: $2.70 we have the break of $3.00 and we are looking for the break of $2.00 for an opinion change from “accumulate” to “buy.” Update 12.9.01: $ 2.10 we got the break of $2.00, so you should own it. Hold.

Allied Research [ALR-15.60] and off the stable base at $9.00. the buy point is sub ten and useful for traders only until then. Here is why: “DJS Allied Research Gets $17 Million In Ammunition/Components Orders VIENNA, Va. -(Dow Jones)- Allied Research Corp.'s (ALR) defense unit, Mecar S. A., received $17 million in new orders from several unidentified customers for ammunition and components. In a press release Tuesday, the defense and commercial electronic security company said the orders call for various types of large caliber ammunition and components ranging from 105mm to 155mm systems.” [Source: Dow Jones]. Update 10.19.01 $13.90 we are not at a break of ten and it is unlikely to go there. But it can break from here and that IS the buy point. Update: 10.29.01: $16.10 a nice move off the correction from $13, but we shall exit to re-purchase sub $12.00. Update 12.9.01: $ 13.69 we got the break sub $12 and we are now on hold. We like the action but stock could give back a point or so from here.

Esco Technologies. Inc. New Comment [ESE-26.65] a terrific double bottom at the sub $23 level. Very nice track record and management positive statements about the quarter moved the stock from sub $23 to the current number. We would prefer to accumulate under $25. Here are the quarterly numbers. ESE is a supplier of engineered filtration products to the process, health care and transportation markets. For the 9 months ended 6/30/01, net sales rose 20% to $257.6M. Net income rose 4% to $12.8M. Revenues reflect growth in all three business segments and an acquisition. Higher income was partially offset

By higher SG&A expenses. Update: 10.29.01: $27.68 sell to re-purchase sub $23. Update 12.9.01: $ 32.10Â… no opportunity to buy. Eliminate from coverage as the stock is over our target buy points

Oshkosh Truck Corp. [OTRKB-33.75] we like this company without military trucks. But with it? A buy. OTRKB engineers, manufactures, and markets a broad range of fire & emergency apparatus and specialty commercial and military trucks under the OshKosh, Pierce, McNeilus and MTM trademarks. Strong Buy. Update 10.19.01 $39.15 no change and unlikely to test under $35. Update: 10.29.01: $ 37.56 no change. In the base. Get it. Update 12.9.01: $ 43.50 we like the action. Add to position.

Simula, Inc. [SMU-5.85] in process of blowing out through the room from the $2.00 base. We have no interest here preferring to see how high it goes before we see the likely crash pattern but we will likely buy that crash pattern and that is suspected to be about the sub $3.50 level Update: 10.29.01: $6.25 too spiky for me. Sell to re-buy sub $3.50. Update 12.9.01: $ 5.65 – the best we could do on the re-purchase was $4.00 – to watch list only.

Kreisler Manufacturing New Comment [KRSL-7.00] with a solid base at the $5.50 level, KRSL rocketed to the nearly ten number in late September. We have, of course, the retracement and it is here that we have a buy interest. KRSL fabricates precision metal components and assemblies for aircraft engines with both military and commercial applications. KRSL products include tube assemblies of multiple sizes & configuration, vane inserts, and blade locks. For the FY ended 6/30/01, net sales increased 30% to $18.7M. Net income totaled $2.3M, up from $305K. Revenues benefited from new customers. Net income also reflects decreased professional fees. Update: 10.29.01: $8.20, sell. Again, too spiky. To re-buy the retracement sub $5.50. Update 12.9.01: $ 7.50 no opportunity sub $5.50 – on watch list.

ICTS International Nv. New Comment [ICTS-9.92] - aviation security services. Large breakaway gap from the stable price base of sub $5.00 to nearly $13. Management is highly suspect but now we have the pullback and we are interested. Operates primarily in Europe & the U. S., providing passenger handling related services to major carriers. ICTS is also engaged in security consulting, training & auditing for airlines & airports. For the 6 months ended 6/01, revenues rose 29% to $90.8M. Net income totaled $32.7M, up from $5M. LetÂ’s put on the watch list. Update: 10.29.01: correction, insert point for this comment was 9.92 not 6.92$8.29. We are looking for the gap fill at just under $5.00. Update 12.9.01: $ 6.52 not there yet. Watch only.

Edo Corporation New Comment EDO-24.84] again we have a solid base and a leap off it post September 11th – in this case from $19 to over $30. We are consolidating that advance and our interest is peaked. This is close enough to accumulate and becomes a “strong buy” upon a break of $20. Here is a recent release of interest: Update: 10.29.01: $28.75 exit-again to re-buy and in this case sub $20. Like out. Update 12.9.01: $ 23.85 no break of $20- we will watch here-positive inclination.

Taser International New Comment [TASR-10.69] the July/August base was $5-6 and the stock has exploded to the current high of 12.26. We have no interest here, but will watch. We have no interest North of ten. Update: 10.29.01: $9.20 and still no interest here eitherÂ…looking for a break of $7.00. Update 12.9.01: $ 12.10 no break of $7.00 the best we could do was a break of $10 prior to the move to $15. The retracement has been orderly and we will now buy.


Paravant [PVAT-1.90] Not a major player but a unique one. Revenues, small, but there and earnings as well-but erratic. PVAT engages in the design, development, production & sales of computer and communication systems, specializing in rugged, hand-held and

Laptop computer products with primarily military applications. For the 9

Months ended 6/30/01, revenues rose 53% to $36.1M. Net income fell 96% to

$33K. Revenues reflect the inclusion of a significant contract. Net income reflects a decreased gross profit due to a change in product mix. Update 10.19.01 $ 2.61 we still like it and like it here and on any break of $2.00 which looks unlikely. Recent high? A little over three. Update: 10.29.01: $2.90 sell and looking for a break of $1.75 for the purchase point. Update 12.9.01: $ 2.55 no break of $1.75 but we can re-accumulate here.

Visionics [VSNX-11.55] and way off the base at four bucks. We will put on the watch list. Here is why: Develops & deploys facial recognition technology and designs and manufactures fingerprint biometric identification systems. For the 9 months ended 6/30/01, revenues rose 30% to $22.3M. Net loss before acct. change rose from $612K to $3.8M. Revenues reflect higher FaceIt license and live scan maintenance revenues. Net loss reflects lower gross margins and higher sales, marketing and product development costs and $2.2M in merger related costs. Update 10.19.01 $ 12.72 looking for the break of ten. The high was $15+ for traders. Update: 10.29.01: $17.10 no break of ten and traders should exit. Still looking for the break of ten for the buy point. Update 12.9.01: $ 12.69 we will step aside and only watch.

Roxio, Inc. [ROXI-14.10] the base is about here with a recent spike to $18. We like it here and on any bounce off $11. Buy. They are selling product. Digital content management software that enable individuals to personalize and store music, photos, video and data onto recordable compact discs, or CDs. For the 3 months ended 6/30/01, revenues rose 29% to $37M. Net income fell 2% to $2.4M. Revenues reflect increased sales of Easy CD Creator 5.0 to distributors. Net income was offset by higher payroll costs and increased stock-based

Compensation expenses. Update 10.19.01 $14.68 no bounce off $11 but $13 ½ is close enough. Move to “buy.” Update: 10.29.01: $13.65 no change. Update 12.9.01: $ 15.65 no change. The stock still shows little speculation. Buy.

Datakey [DKEY-3.07] on watch list because it is a provider of smart card-based information security and digital signature solutions. For the 6 months ended 6/30/01, revenues rose 68% to $2.4M. Net loss from continuing operations increased 38% to $1.9M. Revenues reflect increased acceptance of the Company's information security product offerings. Net loss reflects increased S/G/A expenses due to costs related to the opening and staffing of three additional sales offices. Update 10.19.01 $4.15 a nice move to $6+ but the real buy point is coming up and that is sub three. Continue to watch only. Update: 10.29.01: $4.16 there may be one more spike to just $5.00, but more likely is the break to a new buy point at just under $2.50. Exit to re-purchase. Update 12.9.01: $ 4.39 to watch list.

Identix, Inc. [IDNX-8.18] the move $3.00 to nearly $11.00 was interesting. We have this on our watch list for a break and possible buy sub $5.00. IDX develops, manufactures and markets products that identify individuals through their fingerprints, & products that capture forensic quality fingerprint images. For the FY ended 6/01, revenues rose 11% to $81.8M. Net loss before acct. change applic. to Comm. totaled $27.6M, up from $12.9M. Results reflect higher live - scan systems revenues, offset by $1.9M restructuring charge. No debt and NO EARNINGS. Update 10.19.01 $7.79 a move to $11 [almost] but the buy point is still lower-perhaps a break of $ 6.00. Watching only. Update: 10.29.01: $7.30 and our buy point is a break of $5.00. Update 12.9.01: $ 9.05 no break of $5.00-let’s move to “accumulate.”

Efunds, Inc. [EFDS-15.55] reluctant mover to the downside. We can see why given the growth or earnings and revs in a crummy environment. Here are the quarterly numbers: Update 10.19.01 $ 17.18 we will disconnect from this stock. Appears just boring.

Update: 10.29.01: $17.09Â…maybe not so boring. LetÂ’s buy again. Update 12.9.01: $ 15.23 we may exit, but for the moment a hold.

Intelli Check, Inc. [IDN-11.95] On watch list and no interest North of ten. IDN manufactures and markets an advanced document verification system to determine the customer's age and validity of the ID to detect and prevent the use of fraudulent identification. For the 6 months ended 6/30/01, revenues rose from $47K to $475K Revenues reflect the initial sales of ID-Check terminals and terminal accessories. Higher loss reflects higher personnel-related and advertising expenses. Update 10.19.01 $ 13.10 and we are not yet seriously interested unless we can see a break of ten. That does look likely.

Update: 10.29.01: $16.05 hold, but looking to sell a move to the $20 range-if so - traders out. Update 12.9.01: $ 18.35 we continue to hold. The stock continues to work.

Factual Data Corp [FDCC-10.15] Accumulate the eights and nines. We like the mortgage finance area. FDCC provides a broad range of information services including business-to-business services to the mortgage lending industry For the 6 months ended 6/01, revenues

Increased 63% to $25.8M. Net income totaled $2.1M, up from $199K. Update 10.19.01 $ 9.49 the eights and nines do look right. Move from “accumulate” to “buy.” Update: 10.29.01: $9.25 no change. Update 12.9.01: $ 8.50 – no change.


Helen of Troy [HELE-9.75]. Strong Buy sub ten. Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops and sells hair dryers, curling irons, hot air brushes, brush irons, lighted mirrors, hair setters,

Brushes, combs, hair accessories, women's shavers, footbaths, body massagers and hair clippers. For the 3 months ended 5/31/01, sales rose 20% to $91M. Net income rose 97% to $4.6M. Revenues reflect increased sales in the Tactica operating segment. Earnings also benefited improved margins. Update 10.19.01 $12.11 nice moveÂ…take the profit. Update: 10.29.01: $9.53 pleased with the exit and now to re-buy the break of $7.00. Update 12.9.01: $ 11.40 we will go to only the watch list. It worked onceÂ…that may have been it.


Sketchers [SKX-11.19] and warning and warning again the obvious. Now solidly in the base. Buy. Sketcher U. S.A., Inc. designs and markets branded contemporary casual, active, rugged and lifestyle footwear for men, women and children in over 100 countries. For the 6 months ended 6/30/01, net sales increased 54% to $458.4M. Net income rose 81% to $33.9M. Revenues reflect continued products demand and increased brand awareness and marketing efforts. Earnings also reflect increased gross margins due to reduced

Inbound ocean freight costs. But going forward, the word is moderation. Update 10.19.01 $12.08 no change. Update: 10.29.01: $10.82 no change. StayingÂ…PERIOD. Update 12.9.01: $ 13.83 and glad we stayed. We continue to stay. Buy.

Avon Products [AVP-45.85] a voice from the past. It appears that AVP has figured life out and that is showing up in good numbers in terms of both REVS and EPS. It is a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products including cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries, gifts and decorative apparel, and fashion jewelry and accessories. For the 6 months ended 6/01, revenues rose 4% to $2.82B. Net income before acctg. change rose 12% to $219.7M. Revenues benefited from growth in worldwide beauty sales and increased representatives. Net income also reflects improved operating margins. Update 10.19.01 $ 46.49 no change. Update: 10.29.01: $46.86 no change. Update 12.9.01: $ 48.43 buy.


Church & Dwight [CHD-25.29] from this solid base, a buy. Manufactures and sells sodium bicarbonate-based products which the Company sells under the "ARM & HAMMER" trademark. For the 6 months ended 6/29/01, net sales rose 30% to $513.6M. Net income rose 6% to $25.6M. Revenues benefited from increased consumer product sales due to the addition of USAD acquired brands. Net income was partially offset by a lower margin sales mix and plant and warehouse shutdown expenses. Update 10.19.01 $ 24.96-accumulate. Update: 10.29.01: $26.39. Buy. Update 12.9.01: $ 26.18 we donÂ’t have all year. Exit.


A. C.L. N. Limited. [ASW-22.95] New comment 10.29.2001: this company with a magnificent track record of earnings and revenue growth is rated “Strong Buy.” The stock has been weak since the recent top at near $50 in early September 2001. There appears to be an important intermediate-term buy point. No debt, current ratio of over 4:1, PE of about seven and only 14.2 million shares. The stock is thin and volatile. Update 12.9.01: $33.45 continue to buy, particularly sub $30. Price objective is about ten points North of the previous 52-week high of $50. Strong buy. Here is the latest earnings announcement:

A. C.L. N., Ltd.

Year Over Year Quarterly Revenue Up 93%, Net Income Up 92%,

A. C.L. N.

Limited (NYSE: ASW), a global leader in the logistics of pre-owned automobiles

And trucks, announced today that results in its third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2001 reached record levels, with revenues increasing by 93.6 percent in the quarter and growing 102 percent for the first nine months, when compared to the same periods last year. Net income for both periods grew by 92.8 percent and 74 percent year over year, respectively.

Revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001 was $97.4 million, up from $50.3 million in the third quarter of last year. Net income for this year's third quarter rose to $24.1 million, or $1.69 per basic and $1.65 per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.5 million, or $0.89 per basic and $0.85 per diluted share for the prior year's third quarter, an increase of 90 percent in net income per basic and 94 percent in net income per diluted share.

A. C.L. N. Limited President and Chief Executive Officer, Aldo Labiad said, "Demand for our logistics services was very strong in the quarter, and has continued into the fourth quarter. Volumes of vehicles shipped grew 100 percent year over year, and 37 percent in the third quarter when compared to the second quarter of this year. Our logistics business in West Africa remains solid and has, to date, been unaffected by the unrest reported in the northern regions of Nigeria. In our wholesale business we are on schedule with our deliveries according to plan.

"Recently, we announced the opening of two new ports of origination in Europe, Cuxhaven in Germany and Sheerness in the United Kingdom," Labiad added. "We are expanding and diversifying A. C.L. N.'s business, and positioning the company to address more marketplaces. Our objective is to continue to create opportunities for growth and profitability, and to add to the foundation of our well-established and vigorous logistics and wholesale businesses."

For the nine months ended September 30, 2001, revenues were $239.5 million versus $118.7 million. Net income for the period was $55.5 million, or $3.91 per basic and $3.76 per diluted share. Net income for the nine-month period of 2000 was $31.9 million, or $2.29 per basic and $2.20 per diluted share.

The Company provided logistics services for approximately 70,000 automobiles and trucks in the quarter ended September 30, 2001, an increase of 100 percent from shipments of approximately 35,000 vehicles in the third quarter of 2000.

According to A. C.L. N. Chief Financial Officer Christian Payne, the September 30, 2001 unaudited balance sheet showed cash and equivalents of $117.6 million, total assets of $190.4 million, no long-term debt and shareholders' equity of $176.5 million.

In addition, the Company reported gross margins increased by 18.8 percent in its logistics business from the second quarter of 2001, due to use of larger capacity vessels which are cheaper to charter on a per vehicle basis, and a change in the mix of trucks and automobiles being shipped. Gross margins in the wholesale business declined by 7 percent from the second quarter of 2001 due to the fact that during the third quarter of 2001, the percentage of lower margin automobiles sold was larger than in the previous quarter.

About A. C.L. N. Limited

A. C.L. N. Limited (www. aclnfltd. com) is a global leader in pre-owned automobile and truck logistics, serving six European ports, and fourteen ports of destination in Africa. Founded in 1978, A. C.L. N. currently operates two primary business segments: (i) providing pre-owned automobile and truck logistics services between Europe and Africa, and (ii) purchasing and selling new automobiles in Africa on a wholesale basis. (1) Includes approximately $1.65 million investment in an unaffiliated joint venture which owns a vessel used in our logistics business from time to time.


Beazer Homes Usa, Inc. new comment 10.29.01 [BZH-44.90] we recently recommended BZH with a “Strong Buy” recommendation. We have a very strong pattern of revenue and earnings growth and we see not reason to think with interest rates near or at 40 year lows that this should not accrue to BZH’s advantage. Given also the decline in the price of the stock from the 52-week high of $79+ in July, 2001, we think the risk/reward is very much on the side of the buyer. BZH designs, constructs, markets and sells single family homes in AZ, CA, FL, GA, MD, NV, NJ, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA. Update 12.9.01: $74.15 long-term investors may hold-others may switch to others in the homebuilding arena. If you need suggestions, call or open an account here.

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Surebeam Corp [SURE-15.25] new comment 10.29.2001 a manufacturer of machines to electrically destroy bacteria-now for the U. S. Post Office, is through the roof, of course. We would expect that traders could enter sub ten. The base is at $6.00, but that was quite unusual. Update 12.9.01: $ 11.60 you got your sub-ten purchase. Now sell it. To watch list.

Titan Corp [TTN-27.65] new comment 10.29.2001 parent of SURE but of all the preferred stock. No interest just here. On watch list. Update 12.9.01: $ 27.08-no change.


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