Overland Park story, told through photographs

The newest addition to popular series of Images of America Arcadia Publishing is Overland Park author local kika SoldanEls Oberg and the Overland Park Historical Society. The book offers more than 200 pictures vintage and memories of bygone days.

In 1906, contractor and Builder of railway of New York William B. Strang Jr. has started a unique development of suburban housing seven miles southwest of Kansas City, which he named Overland Park. He chose agricultural land on a high ridge where the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails once Cross and built railway toll for the use of future users and real estate clients.

Announced seductions, like a lake with camping weekly leisure facilities, attracted thousands of runners on its line of Strang to the new community. In 1909, he organized the first plane flight zone that surprises and seduces the metropolitan population. He built the first private aerodrome in the Midwest, where he held the spectacular air shows and extravaganzas like Buffalo Bill's Wild West.

Overland Park has since become the second largest city in Kansas. The highly rated school system has graduated many notable and recognizable figures like Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and former president US headquarters joint general Richard Myers.

Join the author for an autograph session!

When: Saturday, 8 December, from 01:00 - 15:00
Where: Barnes & Noble
11323 95Th Street w., Overland Park, KS 66214

Images selected by F.W. Wagner from various sources, such as the Overland Park Historical Society and the story of co-author kika SoldanEls Oberg show transformations of the "ploughed field" in a first class city.

Available in the bookshops in the region, independent retailers and retailers online, or by Arcadia Publishing the www.arcadiapublishing.com or
-313 (888) - 2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and useful through the publication of books on the heritage of the people of America and places.  Have we done a book about your city?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Penchant for antique furniture - Sourcing, a growing trend

There is nothing more satisfying to walk in a room of your House, lovingly and carefully furnished with an array of antiques, each with its ' own character and individuality. It takes your breath and fills you with joy, no matter how many times you lay eyes on them. But where does that they all come from? So far, individuals spent hours, even years, hunting high and low for the finish of their houses with antiques of their choice. In the troubled world today, people find that they have less time to do so. There was a boom in requesting a specialist source, but without the expensive furniture price a buyer ordered.

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"We have no markets or ask a deduction of any kind. Our customers Tell us what kind of furniture they are looking for and their budget. As We are out and about all the time in the hunt for that elusive song furniture for our Web site, we offer a service of duty no that, if we fall on what we think they may be looking for, that we send them images for them to make their choice, or we take the risk and buy it. We do not guarantee to find, however! On the rare occasion, something we
Search is not suitable for their purpose, we list on our Web site in our stock. We would never buy anything unless we loved and it suited our range of furniture. ' Adds Gail.

As more and more customers are asking for this hard-to-find-gem-of-a-piece, Castle Rustic may change their policy! For now, these small businesses
as Castle rustic, have personal loan and the zeal to keep scouring campaigns to find the antique lovers dream their furniture. Castle rustic brings you antique regardless of local products, individual and parts vintage furniture and home decor, accessories or the French origin and style and English and European origin. This eclectic mix focuses on a handful of deliciously diverse furniture which resulted in styles for all tastes. With echoes of Provençal, rustic, Régence,. Countries, Mas and castles, each item brings its ' own charm and story to tell. We also offer a sourcing service.

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Pumpkins, black cats, scary costumes and sound mark the Halloween party in the world.  Sweet romance, it is the ideal opportunity to present specialized Halloween jewelry as pins them from the vintage collection or the skulls, daggers and amulets in the Night Light Collection of designer Shelley Cooper.

Pilot features of Gothic, Ethereal and mystical drawings for lovers of the dark and macabre side,"Cooper said.  ' Load of money dreams and dark fantasies, this collection combines amulets of romance and fortune with symbols of mystery and faith. ''

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Skull ivory earrings - small skulls glass in Czechoslovakia are paired with a dagger in jet for the perfect "gothy" Crystal charm of the day.

"All your pieces together, black on silver, cross-layer against dragon, swords on hearts," advised Cooper.

Brand new for this season are the Halloween Vintage brooches, a collection including a jack-o'-lantern, a lady vintage with a carved pumpkin, an airborne bat against a starry sky, a red Cape tot, holding a black cat and orange pumpkin and three black cats on the prowl with their lanterns.  These valuable vintage images are mounted on a beautiful dimensional with a Crystal aurora tear smoke dangling below.  Click on shop to http://www.sweetromanceonline.com/category_s/39.htm.

Sweet Romance jewelry making is an American design house and manufacturer which produces lines of jewelry by Sweet Romance and Putalocurax.  CEO Shelley Copper is an artist, artist and historian who weaves the history, beauty and imagination in jewelry design radiating to the authenticity and spirit of many eras of the history of fashion.  Its lines are sold to retailers and wholesalers around the world as well as through the shop of jewelry online at sweetromanceonline.com and shelleycooper.com.

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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Brings Vintage Christmas back to WestWorld in Scottsdale

Calling all vintage lovers, home decorators, antique collectors, and crafters...Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will once again hold its market event on Saturday, November 10th 2012 from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm at the world famous WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This one-of-a-kind shopping event centers on unique and creative local Arizona vendors and includes all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade.  Shoppers may find that perfect vintage dress, a one-of-a-kind piece of antique furniture, handmade holiday decor, or another treasure for their home or garden. There will be fabulous giveaways, great food from the Torched Goodness food truck, live music and infinite amounts of design inspiration.

New for this event, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will also be adding a new ticket feature - VIP entry admission at 7:00 am.  For first crack at all the sweet vintage finds, shoppers can purchase their tickets in advance for $12.  VIP entry tickets will include a limited edition shopping bag and can only be purchased at www.junkinthetrunkvintagmarket.com/vintage-market.  Early entry admission begins at 8:30am, and the admission price is $10.  General admission begins at 10am and is $5 for adults while children under 12 are free all day. The vintage market will be open until 3 pm.  

A portion of all ticket sales will help support Young Life of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Young Life is a non-denominational Christian organization that reaches out to adolescents in the greater north Phoenix and Scottsdale area through caring adults who empower youths to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. Please bring cash as not all vendors accept credit cards.

For more information on the upcoming events and for details on how you can become a vendor, please visit www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.

About Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market:
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market was born from the idea that the greater Phoenix area needed a bit more junk in their trunks.  A vacation for the three founding girlfriends in the summer of 2011 was the starting point of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Markets. The trio found themselves junking their way north from Spokane, WA up through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.  After returning from their trip, they set out to launch their vision by hosting their first vintage market in September of 2011 in the backyard of a north Phoenix residence. With the help of a stellar line up of local vendors, the market’s success proved that there was a demand for a truly unique vintage market that savvy shoppers can put on the calendar and look forward to.  To meet this demand, upcoming Junk in the Trunk Vintage Markets’ events will provide an amazing line up of local vendors, a world class.

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History of Ocean Springs, told through photographs

The newest addition to popular series of Images of America Arcadia Publishing is Ocean Springs of authors Betty Hancock Shaw and Joyce M. Shaw. The book offers more than 200 pictures vintage and memories of bygone days.

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Gulf Coast of Mississippi, lined with beaches of white sand, shaded by trees majestic Oaks and caressed by the gentle sea breeze, Ocean Springs has increased over the century last in a small fishing village and a farming village in a lively artistic community. With rich historical roots beginning with the establishment of a French beachhead in 1699, Ocean Springs was incorporated in 1892 with less than 600 inhabitants and has grown to a population of 17 442 from 2010.

Ocean Springs is a cosmopolitan blend of modern creative arts, gastronomy, light industry and seaside recreation. A visit to Ocean Springs is a pleasant mixture of old and new, quiet streets lined with trees, occupied with galleries and museums, parks relaxing and precious memories of the past.

Highlights of Ocean Springs:
• Fort Maurepas
• Hot Springs
• Oysters, Orange, optics and other companies
• Downtown under the Oaks
• Beaches, boats and bridges
• Fort Bayou
• Gulf Hills Resort and community
• Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Schools and public buildings •

Author Joyce M. Shaw lives and works in Ocean Springs; in fact, the roots of his family in the region start by his grandfather, Hobart Doane Shaw, who settled on the coast of Gulf of Mississippi in the early 1900s and designed the dike that protects the Harrison County. Joyce is the head of the Gunter Library at the research laboratory for the coast of the Gulf (LRAG).

Author Betty Hancock Shaw is a native resident of Gulfport, Mississippi. She became very interested by the historic preservation after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. It is a founding member and President of the historical society of Gulfport, and its preservation efforts have been recognized by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Available in the bookshops in the region, independent retailers and retailers online, or by Arcadia Publishing the www.arcadiapublishing.com or
-313 (888) - 2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and useful through the publication of books on the heritage of the people of America and places.  Have we done a book about your city?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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History of Itawamba County in New Local Book

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Itawamba County from local author Mona Robinson Mills. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Itawamba County takes its name from Chief Itawamba, a prominent leader of the Chickasaw Indians. Formed in 1836 from ceded Chickasaw Indian lands, the county was settled by hardy, industrious pioneers seeking new opportunities in a new land. The legacy of these hardworking settlers continues with the photographic history portrayed in Images of America: Itawamba County.

Beautiful and immense hardwood forests that provided shelter for its pioneers later became the source of a logging boom, with sawmills and oxen being a familiar sight. Life in Itawamba County was not all work and no play, however. The county has a rich musical heritage: local musician Jordan Cockrell won first place in the World Championship Fiddling Contest held at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis; the “First Lady of Country Music,” Tammy Wynette, and jazz great Jimmie Lunceford, known as the “King of Syncopation,” were both born here; and the roots of the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley, go deep in Itawamba County.

Highlights of Itawamba County:
•   The muddy divide
•   Musical heritage
•   Faces from the past
•   Teaching and preaching
•   Sawmills and boom times

Mona Robinson Mills, a sixth-generation Itawambian, is delighted to share this homage to the county of her heritage. A member of the Itawamba County Historical Society, Mona is also a genealogical blogger with a passion for vintage photographs.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

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Fort Smith's story, told through postcards

The newest addition to the series history of the postcard from Arcadia Publishing is Fort Smith local author Kevin L. Jones. The book offers more than 200 vintage and memorabilia from the postcard of old pictures.

History is alive in Fort Smith. Many unique events has occurred along the Avenue of historic garrison and near the areas from 1817 to the present day. The U.S. military influence from 1817 and prison ' Hell on the Border "judge Isaac C. Parker, for the many businesses along the Avenue since the 19th century, this story of postcard of Fort Smith connects the past and present.

In addition, it shows the history of urban sprawl, local churches, hospitals, and cultural centres throughout Fort Smith. The city serves as a military training ground, crossroads of inland waterway transport, a hub of rail activity and of highways and as a catalyst for economic growth. Fort Smith celebrates its past as it looks to the future.

Highlights of Fort Smith:
• Post cards in the book were provided by private collectors, libraries and historical museums.
• Many of the buildings shown in these images were destroyed by natural disasters, fires, or lost time.
• The book is full of 'little known facts' on the history, people and places of Fort Smith.

Kevin L. Jones, PhD, a native of Nixa, Missouri, received a Bachelor's degree in education, a master's degree from Missouri State University and a Ph.d. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Dr. Jones is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith.

Available in the bookshops in the region, independent retailers and retailers online, or by Arcadia Publishing the www.arcadiapublishing.com or
-313 (888) - 2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and useful through the publication of books on the heritage of the people of America and places.  Have we done a book about your city?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Designer jewelry sweet Romance & historian Shelley Cooper this on ShopNBC Friday, 16 November

Ceative jewelry and historian Shelley Cooper presents its line of distinctive jewelry, Sweet Romance, the multichannel retailer ShopNBC Friday 16 November. While incorporating current trends, Cooper designs boast vintage and antique silhouettes that connect the wearer of the lineage of women who have influenced the style through the ages. "Sweet Romance jewelry by Shelley Cooper" is broadcast on 16 November 07, 08, 12, 17 and 18 (EDT) on ShopNBC (check local listings) and www.shopnbc.com.

"I am so happy to be back on ShopNBC at this festive time of the year bringing viewers these new designs of sumptuous and favourites of holidays that they appreciate their gift shopping from the comfort of home," said Sweet creative Romance of jewelry and CEO Shelley Cooper.

Among the new styles to be included are:

·        1930s style filigree necklace glass Prism - Simple and sensual, it looks like a treasure found your great aunt could have bought in the 1930s. Hand wrought watermarks form the framework for a glass Prism, like workshops Czech produced before World War II. Delicate strings of tiny Octagon and round stations take on the appearance of the filigree pendant. Swarovski crystals smoked twinkle from the setting above the Prism. He has an earring matching and is offered in red scarlet, green olivine and teal blue.

·        Crystal & Cultured Pearl Filigree Chartres Cross Necklace - jewelry French restored ecclesiastical themes of the 16th century, which proved to be very popular. The medieval cathedral of our Lady of Chartres has lace ironwork that decorates the Interior Chapel and is the source of inspiration for this necklace. The room has a big Crystal associated watermark that looks like a bible. With beads and large freshwater pearls form the neck chain.

·        Vintage Holiday Pins - old lithographs are browned under glass, the same process used to create when they were new, 100 years ago. Vintage tools, manufacturing hand, Czechs of old stones and Swarovski crystals highlight images of Santa & me, puppies and kittens Vintage Vintage.

"Many people collect jewelry Christmas theme, so I'd like in the production of parts which are found in the hearts and collections of people who love Christmas,", said Mr. Cooper.

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Client London Release Vintage Messenger Bag, Remade In Britain

As well as adding new items to the online shop at http://www.clientlondon.com Client London is also joining up with the successful online fashion store the http://independentboutique.com . The launch of the new boutique is hoped to bring in more 'clients' to the brand and increase sales as it appeals to a wider area, offering Client clothes alongside many other independent designers. One of the latest fashion additions to both online stores is the A/W 2012 Client London messenger bag.

On her adventures and in search of vintage finds, Client director, Kate Holmes discovered an eastern block true vintage gas mask bag circa 1970 and decided this would be the bag to launch this autumn/winter. Under the direction of Kate the vintage military durable gas mask bag was remade in to the Client London Messenger Bag complete with the Client Crossed Hands Logo seen throughout the collection.

With a simple design opening like an envelope, this traditional military khaki green bag features the old serial code and name tag on the inside. All the old interior pockets that once housed the gas mask essentials are still included and the bag has been adapted with a Client engraved button to seal the external lid with the Client Crossed Hands logo embroidered in the corner and a long adjustable thick strap. The external pocket now beautifully repurposed for a mobile phone, originally would have been used for a radio or something different.

The origins of the messenger back date back to New York in the 1950s, where it is rumoured that the heavy duty shoulder bags were being manufactured for telephone lines men by Frank Demartini of Globe Canvas. The bag was designed to be easy to access and hold equipment while the men were working on the telephone poles. Later in the 1970s, bicycle messengers started using the canvas bags for deliveries. By the 1980s due to congestion, bicycles and delivery men became more common in Manhattan and a subculture was formed, shops began to spring up creating small messenger- delivery bags for the growing need as well as for fans of the subculture.

The messenger bag appeals to so many because of its durability, longevity and its reminiscence of the Manhattan bicycle subculture. The appeal of the working class heritage and the ability to carry anything are also reasons why this bag has been so popular all over the globe through our recent history.

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This BAOFENG UV-5R transceiver is a micro-miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability.

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Designers, craftsmen, and art lovers now have a new option when searching for this song perfect royalty free art stock. Falbe Publishing has built a new catalogue of digital images high resolution vintage and fine art at http://falbepublishing.com/royalty-free-images/.

The art inventory catalog is intended to provide affordable images for creative projects by professionals and amateurs. Falbe Publishing owner Tracy Falbe has decided to extend the royalty free stock art market because it identifies the need for low cost, royalty free images in the ads or blog graphics development. It also happens to be an enthusiast for the sale of immovable property where she finds old out-of-copyright books and art prints which are the source for his collection of digital images. As it began to develop the file morgue of her own company, she realized that she could goods his pictures online because it was selling downloads digital ebook for years.

"I noticed that the royalty free stock art market has two segments: cheap and low cost." Lower stock cost art sites have a lot of redundancy in their collections, and I wanted to develop a source of art stock which has different things to offer,"Falbe said.

This vintage and fine art free of charge collection distinguishes itself by offering only 300 dpi high resolution jpeg images. Beneficiaries of the stock art gain versatility to prepare the images for display either print or web.

In addition, Falbe edition differs from some competitors who require the purchase of credits to buy images. In the new catalog, if a person needs only a single image, then that person should buy this single image.

A multitude of people uses art stock. Designers of advertising, bloggers, book cover designers, multi-media artists, scrapbookers and collage artists enjoy an inspiring diversity of legal use images from multiple sources.

The royalty of free status of images sold by Falbe edition means that buyers have no obligation to pay royalties on the images if the income comes from their use. Images are sold for non-exclusive use, because vintage images and historical have no copyright restrictions. However, Falbe Publishing offers value by identifying, scanning, merchandising and deliver versions high resolution. Falbe edition plans to continue to add to his catalogue of art stock. Many images remain to be published, and new hardware will be discovered and developed.

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Les Fans de NASCAR montrent leur loyauté avec les T-shirts Vintage

There may be more loyal than fans of motor racing fans. NASCAR (http://www.vintagebasement.com/Racing-Clothing_c82.htm) and 500-mile Indianapolis are known to follow their preferred with unwavering loyalty driver which includes achieve them in their wallets and spend their hard earned money on pilot SWAG. "Every year is when season races in power, we see a surge in driver and follow t-shirt and hat sales," said Jacki Moss, owner of the basement Vintage, a vintage t-shirt online company. "People are eager to show their driver preferred that they followed their for years, so wearing one of their vintage t-shirts is a way to do it.

"While in the races, fans buy new t-shirts and souvenirs of their favorite driver, nothing of such well broken port, vintage t-shirt or hat to show that you are not a beginner. Fans especially as snagging an autograph of driver on a vintage t-shirt commemorating one of their WINS, "laughs Moss. MOSS says that everything racing fans are very interested in drivers which are tear tracks and leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase right now, they are extremely faithful to the icons of the race, as Dale Earnhardt SR. "we know that when we encounter an authentic t-shirt of Dale Earnhardt Sr., someone will love and cherish this t-shirt. But at the present time, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth are best sellers, "she explains.

In addition to vintage NASCAR and Indy driver t-shirts and hats, racing enthusiasts seem to have fierce loyalty to certain securities as well. "They love the t-shirts of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bristol, Daytona and, of course, Talladega," says Moss. Visitors to the basement Vintage are everywhere in the world and it often say that they go to a certain race and will wear their purchase when it. «Vintage NASCAR and Indy racing t-shirts and hats are hard to get when you live somewhere like the Switzerland», said Moss. "And it can be any also frustrating when you live in a part of the United States as Montana or Oregon to find that everything affecting the race. Races, the NASCAR and Indy fans of living everywhere, and they want to be able to show their allegiance when they participate in a race. They appreciate that they can be sure with us that our t-shirts are authentic and licensed - not counterfeits, "explained Moss.

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BUM-CAKE Vintage Releases A 'Lady' Like Collection

As we get deeper into fall and closer to winter, you can't help but to want to spruce up your wardrobe just in time for holiday parties. After successfully launching Dazed (the 2nd women's collection) at the beginning of summer, BUM-CAKE Vintage, an online destination for restored unique clothing, accessories, and jewelry from the 1920s through the early 1990s, is ready to launch another collection, but this time it's jewelry. The collection will be available for purchase online starting Saturday, October 27th and at the Hester Street Fair (11AM-6PM) at Essex St. & Hester St. in New York City.

BUM-CAKE's new collection includes jewelry as well as a few clothing items from the 1950's through the 1980's. Inspired by feminism and movies such as The Song of Bernadette, Silk Stockings, and Mahogany, this collection is cute, sassy, and all things femme. The Lady collection has the perfect jewelry pieces for any affair as each piece ranges from a neutral palette of black, silver, gold, pearl, and pink, while prices range from $10-$20. The collection can easily transition from day-to-night, which is perfect for any fashionista on-the-go.

About Bum-Cake Vintage

BUM-CAKE Vintage is a Brooklyn-based online destination for restored unique vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry. BUM-CAKE embodies all that is vintage/retro through its unique products, which take you from the 1920's-1990's. Each item is hand-selected from all over the US to ensure high quality and value. For general information visit http://www.bum-cake.com.

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Brewing Up the History of Greater Pittsburgh

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Brewing in Greater Pittsburgh from local author Robert A. Musson, MD. Through more than 200 historic images, Brewing in Greater Pittsburgh looks at the most prominent brewers in the Greater Pittsburgh area, covering Allegheny, Beaver, Westmoreland, and other neighboring counties.

Although Pittsburgh is best known for the many steel mills that have dotted its landscape, it has also been a major center for the brewing of beer and ale throughout its history. Since 1765, when common beer was first brewed for British soldiers at Fort Pitt, the city has produced a tremendous amount of beer to quench the thirst of steelworkers who toiled in the city’s mills.

Brands like Iron City, Duquesne (or “Duke”), Rolling Rock, and Stoney’s are still known in the area today, while old-timers might remember names like Fort Pitt, E&O, Carnegie, and Dutch Club, among others. Many towns surrounding Pittsburgh, such as McKeesport, Latrobe, and Aliquippa, were also home to breweries that thrived for many years.

Highlights of Brewing in Greater Pittsburgh:
•   Many images in this book are from the collections of local residents, as well as the Pittsburgh Brewing Company archives, which have not been available to the public until now.
•   The book covers breweries throughout the 250 years of Pittsburgh’s existence, from the 1760s to now.
•   The book shows a wide variety of early labels, cans, and signs used to market beer, as well as early photos of the buildings, people, delivery wagons & trucks, and equipment used for brewing.

A collector of Pennsylvania beer memorabilia since 1976, Robert A. Musson, MD, has researched the history of the brewing industry of Ohio and Pennsylvania for two decades. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s Brewing in Cleveland and has self-published numerous books on the brewing industry, such as Fort Pitt, That’s It! and Brewing Beer Since 1829.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Author local pens new book of history on the Bests of Chattanooga

The last edition in new imprint of legendary locals Arcadia Publishing is legendary inhabitants of Chattanooga, local author William F. Hull. Filled with an average of 180 images and a new design, this footprint centered on people focuses on merit to be published and notable individuals and groups who have built and shaped their communities.

Since its creation in 1816, Chattanooga has seen the emergence of many extraordinary citizens, including the reverend T. Hooke McCallie, pastor of the civil war; Mayor and industrialist John Wilder; Benjamin Franklin Thomas, who has implemented first Coca-Cola factory bottling of the nation; and Adolph Ochs, a successful journalist who was going to buy the New York Times.

Bessie Smith sang his first blues here, while the railways of the city hummed to the tune of Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Leo Lambert has Ruby Falls to the public, while Tom Thumb Golf of Garnet Carter, first nation miniature golf course, became a part of its future attraction, Rock City. "Ancient Annie" Houston garnered one of the grandest collections of the country of the glassware in his barn on the side of the city.

Celebrities Reggie White and Jackson also grew up in Chattanooga. Locals of the legendary Chattanooga celebrates these and many other personalities who have contributed to make Chattanooga a unique and energetic city. Available in the bookshops in the region, independent retailers and online retailers, or the www.LegendaryLocals.com or 888-313-2665.

Each book in legendary footprint inhabitants Arcadia Publishing delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have had an unforgettable impact on their community throughout its history.

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Wellness Natural Dry Dog Recipes

Whether you are looking for a food for your new puppy or for your long time companion, it is important to understand the benefits of feeding your dog the best recipe to meet his/her needs. Wellness Natural Food for Pets offers a wide variety of foods for different life stages and special dietary needs.

Wellness Dry Dog Recipes are made with carefully chosen, authentic ingredients such as Deboned Chicken, Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, Fruits and Vegetables and does not contain Meat By-Products, Wheat, Corn, Soy or Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives. In addition to Wellness quality proteins and wholesome grains, all Super5Mix recipes include a unique mix of complementary ingredients for overall wellbeing, 5 for Life Supplement System:

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Wellness Super5Mix Chicken Recipe, Lamb, Barley & Salmon Meal Recipe, and Whitefish & Sweet Potato Recipe contain an optimal balance of nutrient-rich whole foods to fulfill the unique health needs of your dog, providing whole-body nutritional support to promote complete health.

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Wellness Super5Mix Just For Puppy - This special recipe provides whole-body nutritional support during the important foundation year, with the optimal balance of nutrient-rich whole foods to fulfill the unique health needs of your growing puppy.

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ShowroomFinder Announces “My Favorite Store” Facebook Sweepstakes

ShowroomFinder.com, the leading online directory for local consignment, antique, vintage and resale stores, announces the “My Favorite Store” sweepstakes to promote its member’s unique consignment, antique, vintage and resale stores. The winner of the “My Favorite Store” sweepstakes will receive a $200 gift certificate to any store of their choice that is listed on ShowroomFinder.com.

To enter, participants will Like the ShowroomFinder page on Facebook and enter their name. One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift card to be used at any store on ShowroomFinder that the winner selects. “ShowroomFinder is an exciting way for shoppers to find unique, one-of-a-kind stores and merchandise in their own town,” says Russell Droullard, director of marketing. “We want people to discover these incredibly diverse stores in their own neighborhood, and to share their finds with others. We think this promotion is a great way to do just that.”

ShowroomFinder taps into today’s lifestyle trends, including bargain shopping, re-using and recycling merchandise, and collecting vintage and heirloom accessories. To promote local businesses that are in synch with these trends, ShowroomFinder limits its membership to only those stores with a physical “brick and mortar” retail presence. Russell Droullard explains, “We respect the unique challenges a small business owner faces with their retail store. So we exclusively promote these retail businesses, because we believe that the best shopping experience for consigned, vintage and antique merchandise is to see and touch it in person.”

The “My Favorite Store” sweepstakes is open to anyone 18 or older and a resident of the United States. No purchase is necessary. The sweepstakes ends December 15, 2012, midnight PST. One winner will be randomly selected from the Facebook entries by December 20.

About ShowroomFinder.com

ShowroomFinder is a website that connects people who are looking for a unique shopping experience with local antique, consignment, vintage and resale shops. Founded in 2003, ShowroomFinder has grown to become the largest online directory of its kind, with more than 1,000 expanded store profiles. Every profile explains with words and photos what makes that store a unique shopping destination.

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Wellness Super5Mix Dry Dog Food

With mighty souls but little bodies, your small breed dog has a unique physical composition that creates special nutritional needs. Many small breed dogs have longer lives than the larger breeds. In fact, it's not unusual for active smaller breeds to live more than 20 years. That's a lot of great companionship - but it also means they have special dietary needs - with special ingredients to support their longer life span. The Small Breed Healthy Weight Recipe is designed to support the unique health needs of smaller dogs through nutrient-rich whole foods.

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Stroud's Time After Time Vintage Store Set To Open at 12.12 on Wednesday the 12th of December 2012

Time After Time has just entered its fifth year of trading. Quite a feat in these difficult times. But there's more. Time After Time has just doubled in size, adding an extra floor that was always there but never used. Now there will be two floors of the most fabulous vintage fashion you'll find anywhere. for both women and men.

Partner Dave Ireland: 'We're in the throes of dressing the upper floor for opening and completion is imminent, so we thought we'd make the opening date as memorable as possible. We're a small shop in a small town, but we're known far and wide, so the date had to be something special.' While the lower floor has been described by customers as an 'Aladdin's Cave' the upper floor will have the wow factor too. Blood red chandeliers, red rugs, jet black floors and white walls. And a tented ceiling.

The decorating team have been working around the clock to get things ready for the big day and all the work has been worth it.  The upper floor will house the Gentleman's Department, plus hats, shoes and bags. And of course the ever changing display of glamorous evening wear that Time After Time are known for.

Dave: 'We're not in London. Our prices are realistic. We begin with lucky dips for one pound and charge a little more for a Prada tote bag or a Chanel twin set.' For those of you who are not lucky enough to be able to visit Time After Time or Stroud in person, there is a wonderful website with even a few pieces for sale on-line.

And in the future there are many new plans. A miniature Wedding Fair in the spring, a Valentine's Week, Sunday Coffee Concerts and so much more. The Time After Time After Time Evenings (imagine a bunch of girls trying everything on after the shop has closed to the public, accompanied by Champagne and canapés and you'll be close).are legendary in The Cotswolds.

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Flamingo Vintage presents The Vintage pop-up Shop

Bringing a vision of fashion cool and glamour at the vintage scene, local artist and fashionista Candice Molayem will debut Flamingo Vintage with a long three weeks pop-up shop, 20 April – 11 may 2013, at the Rebecca Lomography Gallery, 8304 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles.

Flamingo Vintage is a shop focused on the way of life which will envelop you in the splendour of bygone eras. Inventory of the store, organized by Candice, reflects his love for unparalleled craftsmanship and high-quality vintage. It features a collection of great vintage pieces in a wide range of sizes - all in good to excellent condition and ready to wear.  Flamingo Vintage will appeal to collectors, designers, stylists and fashion lovers.

Shop pop - up, designed as an installation art in itself, is not filled with goods. Instead, each piece is carefully selected and with taste displayed as a work of art, paying homage to the time in which it was created. Flamingo features Vintage handpicked clothing designer and accessories unique from the 1940s to the 1980s.  The collections include a variety of vintage dresses, shoes, lingerie, sunglasses, handbags, hats and gloves for ladies, plus vintage men's clothing and a large collection of vintage ties.

Dresses are the core of the unique collection: vintage cocktail dress, evening dresses and glamorous evening gowns, day of spring dresses, dresses funky evening, many beaded pieces and designer of the years 1940-1980.  The majority of the shoe vintage collection is from the years 1960-1980, and most have never been brought. And there are many platforms and heels hands out in a chic style.

Flamingo Vintage boutique also offers a nice selection of vintage blouses and skirts and some nice Emilio Pucci pieces. Handbags include a wide selection of vintage woven from handbags bags beautiful evening years 50-60 and some.  Vintage lingerie collection offers a selection of attractive top full and petticoats, brassieres, bloomers, bustier and sheaths.

Men will find a wide selection of fantastic links vintage 1940s-70s available in all widths. Men's Vintage includes occasional finely crafted, blouse shirts, shirts and pants.  In addition to his vintage merchandise, Vintage Flamingo will have a selection of paintings original fun, whimsical on screen, some available for purchase.

About Flamingo Vintage

A newly formed mode focuses on boutique lifestyle specializes in high quality vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. The shop caters to stylists, fashion lovers and vintage collectors. For more information please visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/flamingovintagela

Phone: 310-595-0624

E-mail: thecolorcandice@yahoo.com

On Candice Molayem

A young artist and painter born and raised in Los Angeles with a passion for vintage things together and a great attention to style, merchandising and set design.

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Personal photo not cooking stir focusing Pulitzer winner

The Chicago Sun-Times made a shocking announcement last week when fired its entire photo staff. The paper says now will rely on freelance journalists to shoot with mobile phone cameras or whatever equipment they have. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John h. White was let go between the nearly 30 full-time photographers. White has spent decades at the Sun-Times. Tell Me More said that the executions have wounded the Sun-Times, but photojournalism's future remains bright.

About the Sun-Times has made the announcement

"We received an email that there would be a meeting, was required and so I thought, ' well maybe we're all going to get new equipment. ' And nobody knew what it was. ... The editor came to 09.30 and made a statement to the point that, as we move towards digital technology and things of this nature, we are eliminating the Department photos — photographers and staff. ' "I think someone said [announcement] was 20 seconds, I don't know. But there was one person who said, ' this is real? She just said that? ' "

Why you don't need to pay for professional photographers in the era of camera phones

"Someone can go around with a camera in your pocket. You could give a camera to an animal. But the photographer, photojournalist captures the soul. You don't just walk into a tragic situation or a situation of sacred and to be the hotshot person because you have a camera in hand. No, it doesn't work that way. Great photographs they take themselves, but the photographers should be there and recognizes him. ... The photojournalist is the person who sees through a different set of eyes: eyes of the heart, the eyes of history. Capture something that is forever. And you know that when you're doing ".

On what does the loss of creative Sun-Times paper

"It's like taking your eyes off the body. My ex-students, there is a team, there is a family. You know, to the Sun-Times, who lost. "We were there because it was a great paper. And Sun-Times won a Pulitzer Prize — the news — just two years ago in 2011. This was before it acquired Sun-Times management. The Sun-Times has always been that light, Lighthouse, symbol of journalism — and the best of journalism. The constant pursuit of excellence. All that photographer, as far as I'm concerned, is to 1 page. And that's the whole idea.

On how photojournalism differs from other professions that have disappeared

"A robot is not going to go and do what we did. Anyone can take a snapshot. ... If someone looks at a photo again, and you look at that, if it is for two seconds or six seconds or a minute, is recorded forever. That doesn't work in all other means ".

Forward movement

"You won't be cursing the darkness. Candles are lit. I live by my three words "F": faith, focus, and flight. I'll be true to life, my purpose in life, my assignment in life. Stay focused on what is really important, what matters ".

On lessons from his father and passing on inspiration

"My father was a great Minister. ... Once he had all of us together, children and everything. It was night, and that was giving us lessons. There was a lightning bug in flight and reached and grabbed one. ... Held in his hand and said: ' what is this lightning bug? ' He said, ' well are doing a light. ' And put it in his jacket and says, ' that's right. It cannot contain his light. Must make that light. And so does the same thing in life. ... Better always pursue the best, search for the best in others and do your best. ' And I live by the motto, ' Good, better, best; never let them rest until your good is better and your better best. ' These are the things that remind my colleagues. There is no hope.

"I love the people. I love older adults and kids love. And to give them a daily dose of, prescription of inspiration — I don't know any other profession where one can enter the hearts and the lives of someone other than the camera. The camera's that universal passport. And I love him ".

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Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dresses: More Than 25 Easy, Pattern-Free Designs for Little Girls (Sweet Seams)

Start with a basic T-shirt; finish with a fun and fashionable garment that a little girl will love! This adorable collection of dresses and tops offers more than 25 amazingly easy projects to stitch and quilt, all using “sew-simple” techniques and affordable, machine-washable fabrics. The designs--all for girls ages 2 to 8--range from an empire-waist party dress with a tiered skirt to a drop-waist hoodie tunic with ruffle trim. There are also ideas for using remnants to embellish jeans and sew hats, purses, and other accessories.

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Software accelerates groundwater simulations

Leading global companies like Schlumberger Water Services, Aquaveo LLC, DHI Water & Environment, Environmental Simulations Inc., and HydroGeoLogic Inc. exploit Fraunhofer SCAI's linear solver library SAMG (Algebraic Multigrid Methods for Systems) for the acceleration of their groundwater simulation software. Groundwater models are the basis for computer simulations for a range of industrial and environmental research themes, such as analyses of pump testing, the diffusion of toxic elements, and the prediction of changes in groundwater levels. The computationally most intensive process during a groundwater simulation is the solution of the extremely large linear systems of equations.

By using the industry-leading library SAMG, computing times can be reduced enormously. SCAI's software allows the user to increase modeling accuracy and at the same time keep compute times manageable. Furthermore, SAMG handles strongly heterogeneous systems like hydraulic conductivity systems where standard solvers fail. SAMG is available for use with the MODFLOW-software from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and visitors to the MODFLOW & More conference to be held in Golden, Colorado in the first week of June will have a chance to find out more about the software.

SAMG is a library of subroutines for the highly efficient solution of large, sparse linear systems of equations. Such systems of equations form the numerical kernel of most simulation software packages. Usually, the numerical solution of these linear systems of equations needs most of the computational time of the whole simulation. SAMG supports both serial and multi-core computations on single PC, workstation or compute nodes.

The work of Fraunhofer SCAI is dedicated to partners and customers involved in software development and applications. In addition to the solver technology, SCAI offers analysis and advice on application problems as well as tailoring of the software to the customers' computer systems, in particular for parallel computers.

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Dutch-sponsored mathematician Valeriu Savcenco has developed new methods for the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. These so-called multirate methods are highly efficient for large systems. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES in Kassel are testing the complex control system of wind turbines under real conditions in the laboratory before they are built into ...

Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have set a high performance computing speed record that opens the way to the scientific. Fujitsu today announced the launch of FEFS (Fujitsu Exabyte File System), a scalable file system software package for building file systems for x86 HPC clusters in Japan. Using only biomolecules (such as DNA and enzymes), scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and constructed an advanced biological transducer, a computing machine capable of manipulating ...

With such a plethora of fancy new features from the iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks operating systems that Apple Inc. unleashed upon the world at this week's Worldwide Developers conference in San Francisco. A video game with a protagonist who controls the world around him by hacking into systems is generating growing buzz, for its eerie parallels with the current storm about US surveillance.

It's a video game more than seven years in the making. It's all about the games for Nintendo. Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system. A French anti-racism group on Tuesday launched a smartphone application designed to speed up the removal of racist graffiti. About 8 in 10 smartphone owners use their phones while in stores to research products and prices before making a purchase, often preferring their mobile devices over a store employee, according to new research from Google.

Frustrated by their inability to stem an onslaught of computer hackers, some companies are considering adopting the standards of the Wild West to fight back against online bandits. The new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a militia base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. With such a plethora of fancy new features from the iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks operating systems that Apple Inc. unleashed upon the world at this week's Worldwide Developers conference in San Francisco.

Dan Brower fished a much-awaited check from his mailbox but didn't have time to swing by his bank's branch. So the Kansas City resident fired up his 2-week-old iPhone, and with just a flick of his finger. A protein used by embryo cells during early development, and recently found in many different types of cancer, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis, report researchers. After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.

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Midcentury Furniture + Grandkid Nostalgia = Modern Trend

Open a design magazine or turn on a home decorating show these days, and it's clear: Midcentury modern is hot. It first showed up in the 1950s and '60s — think low-slung sofas, egg-shaped chairs and the set of Mad Men. My first midcentury modern find was a dining set I bought on Craigslist for $75. There was something about the clean lines and gentle curves of the wooden chairs that got me. I saw the name Drexel Declaration stamped under the table, Googled it and found a world of people in love with 60-year-old furniture.

"It's blazing hot. It really is," says Eddy Whitely, a midcentury modern furniture dealer in Baltimore. "People that are into it are into it." So who are those people? Let's start with who they aren't: baby boomers. According to Stacey Greer, Whitely's business partner, "They just don't want to look at it anymore, they want something different. They grew up with it and their parents had bought it, so they want anything but that. It's definitely more of a younger, urban look."

'People Tend To Like What Their Grandparents Liked'

Martina Alhbrandt loves finding and fixing up vintage pieces, things her parents would call dated or tacky. She's drawn to the simplicity of midcentury design. (She even keeps a blog called My Mid-Century Modern Life.) She describes the style as "clean and functional" and says it reminds her of the values of her grandparents' generation.

"My grandparents were very frugal," Alhbrandt says. "They worked hard and they bought things with cash. And if something were to break, like the drawer of a dresser were to break, they would fix it. They wouldn't just throw it away and go to Wal-Mart and buy a new one." According to Bobbye Tigerman, a curator of design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, nostalgia is a big part of what's driving the trend. "People tend to like what their grandparents liked and reject the taste of their parents," she says.

That same thing happened with art deco a generation earlier. "In the late 1960s, art deco became very popular," Tigerman says. "And the term was actually coined in the '60s; it was not a term used in the 1920s." Similarly, back in the '50s, no one was talking about "midcentury modern" — not even the people who were there creating it.

Plenty Of Midcentury Supply

I tracked down Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart, who designed my dining set. They're both well into their 80s and living in California. I was curious to know what they think of today's midcentury modern craze. It turns out, MacDougall has also been shopping. He's been visiting a site called 1stdibs because it sometimes lists his designs. He says he's bought a few pieces just for fun, but he's not sure why other people would want them. Finally, he settles on this explanation: "I think there is a huge market for nicely designed things."

When I tell Stewart, his design partner, that I see Drexel Declaration all over design blogs and in magazines, Stewart looks at me puzzled. "Really?" he asks. "Maybe because there's so much of it. It's just available." Stewart may be onto something: After World War II, home ownership surged. People who bought homes in the 1950s and '60s would now be in their 70s and 80s. Many no longer want or need houses full of furniture.

Whitely, the Baltimore dealer, says it hits him when he's driving through neighborhoods. "I just look at block after block after block of houses. There's a sofa in every single one of them; there are dining room chairs. So think about it, just the sheer numbers of furniture." That means there are still plenty of chances to find the perfect midcentury modern piece — and, if you're lucky, at the perfect price.

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Yoga to the Rescue for Pain-Free Back, Neck &amp; Shoulders

“Her physical practice is inspiring and her application of yoga therapy is spot on.” —Yoga Journal

Prevent and relieve pain and stiffness in your back, neck, and shoulders with celebrated yoga instructor Desirée Rumbaugh. Recent studies have shown that a regular yoga practice helps combat chronic pain. These two complete programs feature safe, simple, and effective yoga practices to help you heal yourself. Make aches and pains a thing of the past as you reduce stress, fight fatigue, and release tension throughout your body.

Yoga to the Rescue for Back Pain Starting with a simple standing pose, Desirée leads you through a series of therapeutic yoga exercises that will improve your posture, ease pressure, relieve tightness, increase circulation, and make you stronger and more flexible.

Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders This program includes a 30-minute tutorial and a 30-minute flowing sequence. Desirée breaks down each move to teach the proper alignment and positioning. You can do the poses anywhere for instant relief, or perform the flowing sequence regularly to remain relaxed and pain-free. Includes bonus wrist stretch.

Equipment needed: mat, strap or towel, and blankets

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The Story Behind the Credits for ’20 Feet From Stardom’

For the opening credits of “20 Feet From Stardom,” the director Morgan Neville was looking for a playful way to put backup singers, the subjects of the documentary, into the spotlight. He found inspiration in vintage album covers and photographs, but also more surprisingly in the work of the artist John Baldessari. In a homage to Mr. Baldessari’s well-known images of people with dots covering their faces, dots were applied to lead singers to emphasize the performers behind them.

Mr. Neville developed the idea with one of his producers, Gil Friesen, and the music executive Jeff Ayeroff, who came up with the idea of referencing the artist. Initially, Mr. Friesen thought the concept might be too clever for a credit sequence, Mr. Neville recalled, but the director gave it a try anyway. “I printed out some pictures, took some stickers, put them on the faces of lead singers, scanned them back into the computer and did a quick temp version of what it would look like,” Mr. Neville said in a phone interview. “I surprised Gil with it and he loved it.”

The graphic designer Scott Grossman, working with Mr. Neville, built the sequence using, along with the dot-covered faces, album covers featuring the subjects of the movie, all set to the Lou Reed song that calls out his backup singers, “Walk on the Wild Side.” “One thing that Gil and I had bonded over when we started making this film was our love of modern art,” Mr. Neville said. “This was a great, subversive way to get a passion of ours into the movie.” Besides, Mr. Neville said, the sequence makes an important point: “It’s about retraining your eye as much as the film is also about retraining your ear.”

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Sleeping Dogs [Download]

Now in its third edition, this classic guide to software requirements engineering has been fully updated with new topics, examples, and guidance. Two leaders in the requirements community have teamed up to deliver a contemporary set of practices covering the full range of requirements development and management activities on software projects.

  • Describes practical, effective, field-tested techniques for managing the requirements engineering process from end to end.

  • Provides examples demonstrating how requirements "good practices" can lead to fewer change requests, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs.

  • Fully updated with contemporary examples and many new practices and techniques.

  • Describes how to apply effective requirements practices to agile projects and numerous other special project situations.

  • Targeted to business analysts, developers, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process.

  • Shares the insights gleaned from the authors’ extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars.

New chapters are included on specifying data requirements, writing high-quality functional requirements, and requirements reuse. Considerable depth has been added on business requirements, elicitation techniques, and nonfunctional requirements. In addition, new chapters recommend effective requirements practices for various special project situations, including enhancement and reengineering, package solutions, outsourced, business process automation, analytics and reporting, and real-time and embedded systems projects.

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Walter Torous tapped as senior lecturer

 Walter Torous, one of the nation’s top scholars in real estate finance, has been appointed to a five-year term as a senior lecturer in the MIT Center for Real Estate, a joint appointment with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Torous was the Lee and Seymour Graff Distinguished Professor and founding director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has published a number of articles in academic journals on the valuation of mortgage-backed securities and mortgage pass-through securities, mortgage prepayment and default, and the valuation of commercial mortgages.

Currently editor of Real Estate Economics, the official publication of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association ?and associate editor of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, he has previously served as associate editor for the Journal of Housing Economics, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and Economic Notes.

Torous has previously taught at the University of Michigan and the London Business School; at MIT, he is teaching a graduate course in Mortgage Securitization, offered to MSRED and Sloan graduate students. He holds a BMath in economics from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Sunbelt 437383 Torpedo Polycarbonate Assorted

Sunbelt Optics are designed for performance and engineered for safety. Comfort fit frame geometry. Top quality components and materials. 100% UVA/UVB protection. SBPC- Polycarbonate shatterproof lenses. Sunbelt sunglasses meet or exceed U.S.and EU Safety Standards. Spike and Flare have adjustable rubber nose piece. Fast Track has rubber inserts for nose piece. Spike and Tread have rubber ear pieces. Spike is a wire frame.

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Fashionista MD Opens its Flagship Retail Store in Los Angeles, California

Fashionista MD, a premier online retailer of designer clothing, shoes and accessories, announces the opening of its first retail location in Los Angeles, California. Located at 3025 South Flower Street in the upcoming, trendy Figueroa Corridor by the University of Southern California campus, the store will feature all of its designer and trendy items available online as well as exclusive items only carried at this location. In addition, Fashionista MD will begin to buy merchandise and accept consignment items through its retail location with set buying hours and by appointment. Fashionista MD will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, November 17, 2012, with doors opening at 8:00 pm.  

“We are so excited to open our doors to our current and soon-to-be customers in the area as well as those visiting LA from all over the world,” said Gwen Paja, CEO of Fashionista MD. “Though online shopping has become increasingly popular, it is still a different experience when you an feel the softness of a fabric, the warm embrace of a cozy sweater, or when you walk in those perfect shoes to make sure you will be able to dance in them all night. I am so honored to offer our clientele the opportunity to immerse themselves in our unique retail experience.”

The Fashionista MD store will provide online customers the option of free local pick up to save on shipping costs, the chance to try on items before buying to ensure the perfect fit, and an opportunity to bring in their new to gently used designer and trendy items to sell back through their generous buying and consignment programs. Additionally, Fashionista MD will be carrying an assortment of vintage goods, as well as handmade items created by independent designers residing locally, and all over the world. The store will also be the perfect setting for upcoming events such as featured designer showcases, independent artist gatherings, and the occasional runway show.

To celebrate its grand opening, Fashionista MD will be hosting a one-night shopping event filled with music, food and drinks, and giveaways. Attendees will be able to experience the store unveiling and have a chance to purchase exclusive merchandise yet to be displayed on the website.

For event details and to request an invitation, please visit www.fashionistamd.com.

Gwen Paja, CEO
Fashionista MD

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Software Requirements 2

Without formal, verifiable software requirements?and an effective system for managing them?the programs that developers think they’ve agreed to build often will not be the same products their customers are expecting. In SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers amplifies the best practices presented in his original award-winning text?now a mainstay for anyone participating in the software development process.

In this book, you’ll discover effective techniques for managing the requirements engineering process all the way through the development cycle?including dozens of techniques to facilitate that all-important communication between users, developers, and management. This updated edition features new case examples, anecdotes culled from the author’s extensive consulting career, and specific Next Steps for putting the book’s process-improvement principles into practice. You’ll also find several new chapters, sample documents, and an incisive troubleshooting guide.

Discover how to:

  • Set achievable expectations for functionality and quality

  • NEW: Incorporate business rules into application development

  • Employ use cases to discover user requirements

  • Arrest creeping requirements and manage change requests

  • NEW: Deal with requirements on maintenance, outsourced, and package solution projects

  • Curb the impulse to ?gold-plate” your programs

  • NEW: Grow effective requirements analysts

  • Cut revisions?and costs?dramatically

  • Produce better software!

No matter what kind of software you build, or what your role in the development process, SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS, Second Edition, delivers expert guidance and field-tested techniques for engineering software success.

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Online Sales auctions some of the most vintage and rare rock and roll memorabilia ever found.

Twin Cities auction house ONLINE SALES announces their upcoming auction of vintage rock memorabilia, capped off by a rare, signed Beatles document that’s expected to bid well into the thousands!  Think "American Pickers," "Rock and Roll," and add a dash of "dreams really do come true" and you'll be set for this auction. Recently added, is a collection of vintage rock posters that may have been missed -- if not for a quick encounter between auction house owner Paul "Pash" Pashibin, and a delivery woman.

"I had been on an all-day excursion," Pash relates. "I was browsing through my last stop, in the basement of an antique shop, with a handful of old One-sheets. These are old movie posters that are machine folded, and stamped on the back with a number. The number is commonly mistaken by novice collectors as a limited edition, numbered poster. The poster numbering scheme actually works like this:  The first two numbers are the year that the movie came out, and the second set of numbers is the number of movies published by that studio that year. So a poster with 69/112 would be the 112th movie published by that studio, in the year 1969.

I had a few of these older One-sheets in my arms. I was unhappy with my findings that day, and I was crouched down looking through the last boxes, getting ready to leave. Just then a delivery woman came into this back room. She had a dolly loaded with boxes of books. She needed to get past me so she could drop the books in their receiving area. I really had no room, so I contorted my body so she could get past."

And that's when my eyes lit up. By moving to let the delivery go by, there were a set of tubes sticking out of an older book shelf - poster tubes, deeply tucked away.  From Family Dog, to Easy Rider, to Jefferson Airplane and Zappa, I uncovered an amazing treasure. Pash and ONLINE SALES bring MANY of these uncovered posters to auction this January 26th. The majority are in mint condition, as perfect as the day they were silkscreened.

Included in the auction are many Pandora Productions hippy / psychedelic posters from the 1960's, including PIPEDREAM and LOVE IS A FLOWER.  These posters defined the age of Aquarius and the summer of love, and are in amazing condition for being 46 years old. Many other rare and vintage posters and ephemera including children's book plates, movie posters for musicals, original 1977 Star Wars memorabilia, and M.C. Escher prints will go on the block.  The auction is topped of by two very rare and unique items.  The first is an actual brick from the Cavern Club, where the Beatles first performed in Liverpool.  Finally, all four Beatles signed the back cover of a 1964 Beatle Bulletin - and this rare opportunity to own rock and roll history is available to the top bidder.

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Wii Fit Plus - Software Only

Fitness plus fun. Its easy to take the Wii Fit experience to the next level with the Wii Fit Plus. Now you can build your own personal workout or choose from a variety of customized routines based on your own fitness goals. Get active with family and friends in the new multiplayer mode and enjoy over 20 new exercises and activities. Simply choose the workout that works for you with the all-new My Wii Fit Plus. In My Routine, you can select any combination of yoga or strength-training exercises to create your own personalized training routine.

If youre looking for a quick workout, try Wii Fit Plus Routines to choose from a recommended mini-routine based on your fitness goals. See how many calories youve burned after each workout, check your Body Mass Index (BMI), see your Wii Fit Age and track daily progress with your own fitness chart. Shape up and have fun with Training Plus. New yoga and strength-training exercises add power and flexibility to your daily fitness routine. Get active with 15 new, fun and exciting activities for all agesleap from moving platforms on the obstacle course, flap your wings and land on target in birds-eye bulls eye or just hit a few golf balls at the driving range. New Baby Stats and Pet Stats modes allow you to monitor the weight of your baby or family pet.

Wii Fit attracted millions of new players to the world of video games. Now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Players will find a new dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized workout routines, or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available.

Users will also be able to choose from specialized workout routines that focus on all-around individual personal fitness goals or certain target areas. And with the addition of acti

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Shoes, romanticism and art: a reader of walking with books he loves

Longtime readers know that one of my favorite blogs of pop culture ever invented is Smart Bitches Trashy Books, offering a home for readers of romance (they are legion) both love their books and laugh at their books. Is a community of enthusiasts, that is because his boss Sarah Wendell, was the natural ally of a graduate student named Rudi, who did an art project that Sarah has immediately given a simple, evocative title when viewing on its website: "The most awesome shoes in the universe".

They are the heels, decoupaged with small copies of real romance novels, with pink trim at the Sun. And not for display — are to be worn. At first glance, the shoes look just like the most explosive darling display of fantasy that you will ever see in your life, and who, I am sure. Are made with great care and love, you can say, and while decoupage shoes are a fairly common craft project (try an image search for "decoupage shoes"), these are something special.

And what really caught my attention was "education" by Rudi, who complains that readers of the novel are judged so often literally from the covers of their books. Rudi says, "to take an object that maintains a tradition of femininity and sexuality and covering it in images from romance covers that I created a job that allowed me to perform and celebrate my love of romance novels wherever I went in an act of subversion.

There is a special charm to these, for me, because women's fiction has become so linked in pictures of shoes — many of these covers are more traditional romance, but more contemporary romantic (and other fiction marketed for women) is absolutely crawling with covers that prominently feature shoes. To mash up shoes and romance fiction is particularly pointed and big and delicious.

These shoes are cute, but they are not only cute, but I'm also a defiant display enthusiasm, pride of kind-kind reader, good humor and an incredibly distinctive fashion sense, because come on, those are big shoes.

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Yoga to the Rescue for Pain-Free Back, Neck &amp; Shoulders

“Her physical practice is inspiring and her application of yoga therapy is spot on.” —Yoga Journal

Prevent and relieve pain and stiffness in your back, neck, and shoulders with celebrated yoga instructor Desirée Rumbaugh. Recent studies have shown that a regular yoga practice helps combat chronic pain. These two complete programs feature safe, simple, and effective yoga practices to help you heal yourself. Make aches and pains a thing of the past as you reduce stress, fight fatigue, and release tension throughout your body.

Yoga to the Rescue for Back Pain Starting with a simple standing pose, Desirée leads you through a series of therapeutic yoga exercises that will improve your posture, ease pressure, relieve tightness, increase circulation, and make you stronger and more flexible.

Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders This program includes a 30-minute tutorial and a 30-minute flowing sequence. Desirée breaks down each move to teach the proper alignment and positioning. You can do the poses anywhere for instant relief, or perform the flowing sequence regularly to remain relaxed and pain-free. Includes bonus wrist stretch.

Equipment needed: mat, strap or towel, and blankets

Price: $24.99

Click here to buy from Amazon

Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk. This week, they talk about a controversy surrounding the possible sale of fine art in Detroit to settle the city's debts.


And now it's time for BackTalk. That's where we hear from you. Editor Ammad Omar is with me once again. What's going on today, Ammad?

AMMAD OMAR, BYLINE: Hey Michel. Earlier this week we talked about Detroit and there's word there that the city might have to sell off artwork at the famed Detroit Institute of Art because Detroit is almost $16 billion in debt and facing possible bankruptcy. Well, that got the letters coming in from coast to coast, Michel. Cleo Dyer from New York City writes in, I strongly believe that Detroit should sell anything it can to help the city, masterpieces and even land owned by the state are fair game. Collectors and museums would pay millions and the city would benefit.

MARTIN: Listener Jonathon Polan(ph) lives on the other coast. He's in Seattle now but he says he lived in Michigan until he was 18 and he says, quote "I grew up in Detroit and I'm not talking about the suburbs. The DIA is one of a handful of bright spots in the city. One of the few positive memories I have of Detroit is the DIA. If the city were a body, the DIA might be its heart."

And he goes on to say that the residents of Detroit have a history of making terrible leadership decisions and if they think that selling off the DIA is going to save them, they're making yet another one. Thanks Jonathon and Cleo.

OMAR: Well Michelle, I caught up with Michigan Senate majority leader, Randy Richardville. He's a Republican from the southern suburbs of Detroit and he agrees with people like Jonathan who says the DIA is part of the region's identity. Richardville introduced a bill this week that would require Michigan museums to follow the American Alliance of Museums ethics code that would prohibit them from selling artwork for any reason other than raising money to buy other art or to take care of existing collections.

Here's what Richardville says about his idea.

STATE SENATOR RANDY RICHARDVILLE: People are coming up and saying that they like the idea of preserving this art, they like the idea of protecting these iconic ascots that help define the City of Detroit. Now some people question whether or not the state law like this would supersede a federal bankruptcy court and, you know, that's kind of a David versus Goliath situation. But I'm a believer in state's rights and I would remind people though that David did win when he went up against Goliath.

OMAR: Michel, what he's talking about there is this argument that the city might not have a choice in the matter, that these are city-owned assets and creditors could demand that they be sold. Either way, Michigan's treasurer, Andy Dillon has been quoted as saying, "We'll probably know more details about Detroit's plan on how to get out of this $16 billion debt in the next month or so."

MARTIN: Thanks so much.

OMAR: Thank you.

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