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My Name Is Charley -- New book highlights a family moving past the death of a loved pet and into the paws of another
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- When Marjolyn Pols had to put to sleep her family's Great Dane, Ludo, a gap was left they felt could never be replaced. Besides, they were still were in the happy possession of two Siamese cats, one of which, Byou, was of an advanced age; it would have been unwise to spoil her last few years with the presence of a lively puppy. But her new book My Name Is Charley: An Adventurous Welsh Terrrier (now available through 2stBooks Library) tells a different side of this sad premise.
Edith's Secret -- New Novel Shows The Triumph Of The American Dream
PALM DESERT, Calif., February 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- As the 20th century dawned, people from all over the world streamed into the United States. These immigrants saw something in this country they could not find in their homelands: the chance to pursue their dreams. It is this pursuit that lies at the heart of Edith's Secret (available from 1stBooks Library).
Living with Alzheimer's -- One Daughter's Story of Unconditional Love and Old-Age Dementia
LAS VEGAS, February 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alzheimer's is a difficult disease for the victim and his or her loved ones. What makes the disease so challenging is that the afflicted person, often an aged father or mother, may need care beyond what the family could provide. Living with Alzheimer's is learning to live with the slow process of losing a loved one and finding the best ways to celebrate the late years of life.
Do They Know When Their Time Draws Near? New author presents book of 106 true stories recounting before death experiences
HAMPTON, Iowa, February 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Most everyone has lost a loved one. Family and friends left behind may often ponder the days and hours before the time of death. Those moments can become significant in the mind, perhaps as a matter of comfort, or is it something more? Could it possibly be that the loved one was preparing theirself (and those around them) for their parting? Christina M. Meide believes it is not only possible, but also probable. In her newly released book, Do We Know When Our Time Is Near? (now available through 1stBooks Library), Meide presents 106 separate accounts of individuals who believe their loved one knew that it was his or her time to go.
Stop Sweating and Speak Up -- New Book Helps People Give Speeches More Effectively
SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Everyone fears giving a speech. Palms get sweaty, knees go weak and the words that were once written down are erased from the mind from the saturation of nervous perspiration. Nancy Dill has the solution for the anxiety of public speaking. Her new book, Speak Up: A Practical Guide in the Elements of Effective Speaking (now available through 1stBooks Library) gives the easy-to-follow steps to becoming an effective speaker.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Completes Four-Hour Flight -- Longest Yet
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector continued its successful envelope expansion of the U.S. Navy Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned system with a four-hour mission Feb. 8, the longest flight test to date. Northrop Grumman now has conducted more than 35 flights in the ongoing test demonstrations since May 2002.