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City of Loreto, Baja California Sur Finally Gets an Entire Book of Coverage! Sat, 31 Dec 2005, 02:05 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SPOKANE, WA - Dec. 31 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Riley Books has released the first book dedicated entirely to the travel options surrounding the city of Loreto in Baja, Mexico. Instead of the brief coverage Loreto has received to date, 'You Decide Travel Guide: Loreto' dedicates two full pages of information on each hotel or lodging property along with specific practical information on dining and activity options for you to enjoy during your stay in Loreto. An expanded second edition was released on February 25 of 2005.
Top Long-Term Care Insurance Brokerage Seeks Agents Who Want to Be Owners Tue, 20 Dec 2005, 11:15 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Dec. 20 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Today LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long-term care insurance brokerage, announced the results of a recruiting campaign launched in September: 65 new Partners enrolled to date. 'We're delighted,' says Cameron Truesdell, CEO, 'but we won't be satisfied until we have 300 of the best of the best.' Known in the industry as LTCFP or 'The Partners,' the brokerage now includes 151 independent agents nationwide.
Long Term Care Insurance Video Clip and Guidebook Now Available Fri, 16 Dec 2005, 03:01 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Dec. 16 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Will you or a family member need expensive long-term care someday? Almost for sure -- but if you're like most people, you don't want to think about it. But what if you could turn your mind, instead, to bright, bullish prospects? Visions of sailing or playing golf into your 90's, traveling, eating out ... or sheltering a few hundred thousand dollars from taxes? That's the focus of a video clip and guidebook from LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long-term care insurance brokerage.
Long-Term Care Tax Reminder from LTC Financial Partners Fri, 9 Dec 2005, 12:12 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Dec. 9 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the biggest overlooked sources of tax breaks is long-term care insurance, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's leading agent-owned LTC insurance brokerage. Premiums for tax-qualified policies are deductible as personal medical expenses for taxpayers who itemize, with 2005 amounts ranging from $270 to $3,400 per person, based on age. Some states offer additional deductions or tax credits on state returns.
Nation's Top Long-Term Care Insurance Producers Announced Thu, 17 Nov 2005, 10:44 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Nov. 17 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Long-Term Care Sales Strategies magazine has awarded the 2005 National LTCi Sales Achievement Award to 60 Partners of LTC Financial Partners LLC. The honor recognizes the nation's leading long-term care insurance specialists and was presented at the recent National LTCi Producers Summit, the annual industry conference, held in Kansas City, MO.
Respondus Wins Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award Wed, 19 Oct 2005, 11:46 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons REDMOND, WA - Oct. 19 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Respondus, Inc. announced today that brandon-hall.com has presented the company with a Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award for Innovative Technology. The award recognizes StudyMate(R), an authoring tool that allows users to create ten Flash-based activities and e-learning games using three simple templates.
Magnify OutLoud from Colligo Corporation Enables Easier Reading for Seniors Tue, 4 Oct 2005, 12:49 EDT Edited by Carly Zander BELLINGHAM, WA - Oct. 4 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Magnify OutLoud(tm), from Colligo Corporation, overcomes the reticence of computer use by our seniors. The senior user is the fastest growing segment of the computer industry. However, over 25% of our seniors have either low vision problems in seeing the screen or reluctance to use assistive technology software to magnify the screen.
Sports-Stuff Announces Management and Business Update Mon, 26 Sep 2005, 07:15 EDT Edited by Carly Zander SEATTLE, Wash. - September 26 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Sports-Stuff.com Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: SSUF) is pleased to announce its new president, Mr. Kevin Day, effective immediately. A complete management team is being assembled and will be announced over the coming weeks.
With Government Distracted, Private Program Seeks to Avert New Disaster: Abject End for Millions Wed, 21 Sep 2005, 11:33 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA and KANSAS CITY, MO - September 21 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- In June the federal government ended a pilot program to alert the nation to an impending social disaster: millions of longer-living Americans unprepared to survive longer-lasting incapacities. The pilot, run in five states, grew out of a recognition that government could not afford to fund a yawning gap in health coverage. Since life spans have been increasing and 77 million baby boomers are nearing retirement, bouts of incapacity are expected to explode; and ordinary health insurance doesn't cover it, say the experts at LTC Financial Partners.
Pacific eMarketing Launches E-Commercials on the Internet Tue, 30 Aug 2005, 12:52 EDT Edited by Carly Zander PUYALLUP, Wash. - August 30 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific eMarketing, a provider of high quality streaming Internet commercials, is pleased to announce they are commencing operations throughout the Northwest. Based in the city of Puyallup, near Tacoma, WA. Pacific eMarketing specializes in filming, editing, hosting, and streaming high quality commercials that are used by businesses and organizations to maximize their internet marketing results.
Senator Van de Putte Named President-Elect of National Conference of State Legislators Wed, 17 Aug 2005, 03:58 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons AUSTIN, TX and SEATTLE, Wash. - August 17 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) is being named President-Elect of the prestigious National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Friday at their annual conference in Seattle, Washington. Van de Putte, the first Hispanic and the first Texan ever named President-Elect of the organization, will assume the Presidency of the organization next year.
Seaweed Systems, Inc. Stands Behind Launch of OpenGL ES SC at Siggraph 2005 Tue, 2 Aug 2005, 12:24 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, Calif., and WOODINVILLE, Wash. - August 2 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- Seaweed Systems, Inc. (Seaweed), a leading developer and supplier of OpenGL(R) and X Window System embedded graphics solutions, throws its weight behind the launch at Siggraph 2005 of the OpenGL ES SC 1.0 profile, which specifically addresses the need for an open standard, small footprint OpenGL subset definition ideally suited to embedded applications that have safety or security requirements.
PreViser Adds New Oral Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to the Oral Health Information Suite(TM) Thu, 7 Jul 2005, 07:55 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - July 7 (WASHINGTON STATE NEWSWIRE) -- PreViser Corporation (www.previser.com) announces a major enhancement to their Oral Health Information Suite(TM), incorporating a new tool designed to assess risk for oral cancer. The number of new cases of oral cancer annually exceeds 28,000, and annual deaths total more than 7,000. The good news is that the likelihood of successful treatment is excellent if the disease is detected in its early stages.
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