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The War in Iraq and the War in America
Between the years of 2003 and 2005, 366 police officers have died serving their country in the line of duty. Between 2004 and 2005, there were 37 instances of homicide deaths in schools across our country.

New Study Suggests Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' Best Chance to Win
A statistical analysis of polls from the battleground states suggest that Hillary Clinton has the best chance to win a general election against the Republicans.

Media and the Iraq War, Some Random Thoughts Indeed 2001
Here are some miscellaneous thoughts on issues many of which are opinion and should be looked at as such, some are not even my opinion but opinions of people I have talked with and wished to pass on. The first item I wish to discuss is the World News reporting which is anti-American.

The Options For Regime Change In Iran
If recent speeches by US officials on Iran's plans to become a nuclear power can be seen as part of a build-up to a possible US-evoked regime change in Iran, the intelligence behind it is at once scant and abundant. Whatever the real official US policy toward Iran is aiming for exactly is hard to get clear, but it is noteworthy that off late, US officials have stepped up their campaign of Iran criticism.

Yorkville Advisors Opens Israel Office -- Continuation of Growth, Global Expansion
Yorkville Advisors LLC, the investment manager to Cornell Capital Partners -- a private investment firm that specializes in structured finance and direct investments -- today announced the launch of an Israeli operation as part of its continued global expansion. The move comes on the heels of the firm opening an office in Milan, Italy in March.

Election Season Could Be A Boost For Maine Business


Bangor, ME (PRWEB) July 15, 2004 -- The election season could be a launching pad for two University of Maine graduates who have started a business at UMaine's Target Technology Center in Orono. Ashley Perry and Andrea Duquette graduated from UMaine last May and have created a company, Intellectual Threads, Inc. to market "intellectually savvy" clothing designs.
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While they build the foundation for their new firm with business assistance at the Target Center, they are also working for Electoral College Sportswear and Accessories, Inc., a company owned by John and Marcia Diamond of Glenburn. Perry and Duquette are making arrangements to promote the company's shirts and hats at this summer's Democratic and Republican conventions. They are also managing the company's website, www.electoralcollegeusa.com.
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In Boston, the pair has been getting a lesson in the difficulties of navigating through bureaucratic and retail business channels. The Democratic National Committee had initially wanted to host a vendor fair for businesses to sell products to delegates and other convention participants, says Duquette, but security concerns led city officials to deny approval for the fair.
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Although the convention offers opportunities to reach the public outside the meeting halls, the city advised Perry and Duquette to investigate opportunities to collaborate with existing businesses. The pair is pursuing the possibility of placing Electoral College hats and shirts in businesses near Fanueil Hall.
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"There is also a demonstration zone being set up where we can reserve 50-minute blocks of time. We're thinking of doing that to hold an Electoral College 'Pep Rally' and also having a political trivia quiz with shirts and hats as prizes. That would help us get things out there," adds Perry.
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In New York, arrangements for vendors appear to be more straightforward. "We can buy a city vendor permit and go set up anywhere we can on the street. As long as we don't block the flow of traffic on the sidewalk, we should be all right," says Duquette.
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Electoral College products are printed by the W.S. Emerson Co. in Brewer. During the disputed ballot controversy of the 2000 election, the company increased sales dramatically and was even featured on The Today Show.
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"We worked with Sephone Internet Solutions of Bangor to redo our (Electoral College) website," says Perry. They are also investigating other ways to develop the business.
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"We've been learning a lot about product distribution, retail business, and the benefits of e-commerce," says Duquette. "We're hoping that this will be a launching pad for our own company. Our goal is to do marketing, not to manage the production and distribution end of a business," she adds.
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While both have bachelor's degree in business, Duquette has a master's in public administration, and Perry has a master's of business administration. During their degree programs, they worked as technical assistants at Target, providing grant writing and market research services to business tenants and affiliates.

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