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 APH News

*Your monthly link to the latest information on the products, services, and training opportunities from the American Printing House for the Blind.*

February 2009


   Exciting APH Product News!

Read on to learn about these new products - now available!

All-in-One board, dry erase/magnetic sideAll-in-One board, Velcro side

   * APH Winter Wonderland Sale 2009 <#P1>
   * CLOSEOUT! Variable Intensity Study Lamp <#P2>
   * /Weekly Reader/ Large Print Format Is Now in Full Color! <#P3>
   * New! ALL-IN-ONE Board (Magnetic, Velcro, Dry Erase) <#P4>
   * Have You Checked Out the MaximEyes™ Video Magnifier? <#P5>
   * Convenient ToAD Sub-Kits <#P6>
   * Chang Tactual Diagram Kit Is Again Available <#P7>
   * APH Braille Book Corner <#P8>


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   Seeking Field Evaluators for Tactile Town: 3-D O&M Kit

Photo of the Tactile Town Prototype

APH is currently seeking field evaluators for Tactile Town: 3-D O&M Kit that is designed to acquaint young children with concepts related to orientation and mobility (e.g., types of intersections, traffic patterns, environmental features, route patterns, and so forth) using a three-dimensional format. Field testing will begin in March and extend until the end of May 2009. If you would like to be considered for the field evaluation of this product, please contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader, at 800-223-1839, ext. 322 or kpoppe@xxxxxxx <mailto:kpoppe@xxxxxxx> for more information about this opportunity. *Interested field evaluators will be asked to complete a Skills Checklist for each student with whom they expect to use the prototype.* Field test sites will then be selected based upon geographic location, type of setting, number of available students, and skills/concepts that will be addressed. If interested in possibly serving as an evaluator, please contact Karen by February 13, 2009.


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   APH and BANA Collaborate to Improve Early Literacy Transcriptions

A team of eight dedicated transcribers, educators and producers worked together for two days at APH in January to improve the existing document, Promising Practices for Transcribing Early Literacy Textbooks and Materials.

These guidelines have been in use for several years. Through research and feedback from transcribers and educators, we have begun making changes to the document to make it stronger. Discussions on emphasis, graphics, transcriber notes, spacing, and puzzles created a clear path for change.

Later this year the final document will be submitted to the BANA Board for final approval and then made available from the APH and BANA websites for training. For more information on the Promising Practices, you can download the current version from the APH website and the BANA website.

/Photo--Left to Right: Ann Kelt, Dorothy Worthington, Susan Christensen, Betsy Burnham, Jane Thompson, Diane Wormsley, Bonnie Read, Mary Nelle McLennan/


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   Special Guests Visit Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the
   Blindness Field

Michael and Brenda Nelipovich

Charter Hall of Fame Board Member Dr. Michael Nelipovich and wife Brenda spent Friday morning, January 30, in the Hall of Fame, reviewing the 42 bas relief plaques of inductees and the 140 stones on the Wall of Tribute. Michael and Brenda shown here flanking the plaque of one of his mentors: 2002 Hall inductee Alice Raftary.

Remember, your 2009 Hall of Fame nominations are due by March 27.

For details, visit www.aph.org/hall_fame/nominate.html <http://www.aph.org/hall_fame/nominate.html>.


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   APH Visits New York Braille Challenge Regional Event

Mihir Doshi, Apprentice Group, from Princeton, NJ, listens to instructions during his challenge test.

APH Field Services Director Janie Blome was on hand in Westbury, NY, on January 10 when even the threat of an imminent snow storm couldn't stop approximately 20 hopeful students who were competing in the regional Braille Challenge event and eager to qualify for a trip to Los Angeles and the national finals in June.

AFB President Carl Augusto provided rousing opening remarks for the event, which allowed students to compete for slots in the finals and also celebrated braille and braille readers. While the students participated in contests in reading comprehension, spelling, charts and graphs and other areas, their parents and teachers browsed the exhibits, including one hosted by APH. An informal presentation on APH products for the Expanded Core Curriculum was also a highlight of the morning.

The promised snow appeared in the afternoon, so an abbreviated agenda finished out the day with a donated pizza lunch for all and a birthday celebration for Louis Braille!

Thanks to Dr. Sheila Amato for organizing the regional event and inviting APH to be a part of the celebration!

/Photo: Mihir Doshi, Apprentice Group, from Princeton, NJ, listens to instructions during his challenge test./


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   Wicked Weather in Wyoming

Wyoming EOT Susan Egging had planned two day-long APH product training sessions this past week: one in Cheyenne and one in Casper. Day one went well, with teachers from around the state gathering in Cheyenne to learn about APH products and services from Sandi Baker, APH Field Services Representative. ToAD, the Sensory Learning Kit, the Light Box and Math Builders topped the agenda as teachers spent the day listening, interacting, asking questions and getting excited about going back to their classrooms with new ideas.

Day two didn't go quite as planned as Mother Nature dumped 16" of snow on Casper - schools and roads were closed, so the training in Casper had to be postponed until warmer weather.

Thanks to Susan and all who came to the Cheyenne training despite the inclement weather!


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   Early French Braille Translation Project in APH Museum

Photo of a page of the Recueil de morceaux d'orgue

Harvey Miller, a retired music professor from Brevard, North Carolina, recently spent a week at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind to begin the English translation of an early French braille music book that is on exhibit in the museum.

The book, /Recueil de morceaux d'orgue/, was published in 1863 for student use by the Royal Institute of Blind Youth, in Paris, France, the first established school for blind students. The text is a compilation of organ pieces for church service written by blind composers who were or had been professors at the Paris school. Among the composers is Gabriel Gauthier, who met Louis Braille when they were both students at the school and who remained a close friend.

Miller, who is blind and also an organist, will return to the Museum to complete his translation later this year. He plans to have it transcribed into printed music-as far as he is aware, no printed version was ever made-and hopes that it will be performed and recorded in the near future.


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   APH Transcribes Presidential Inauguration Guide Book

APH was selected as the official vendor of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Guide Book printed in braille.

APH Board Chairman Jim Lintner and wife Kathy represented APH at the Kentucky Bluegrass Ball in Washington D.C. the evening prior to the Presidential Inauguration.

The book serves not only as a guide to public activities surrounding the inauguration, but as a document that sets these events in historic context. It contains quotes from President-Elect Barack Obama, and Vice President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; biographies of Barack and Michele Obama, and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Dr. Jill Biden; names of the 56th Inaugural Committee; History of the Inauguration; Calendar of Official Events; 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade Participants; United States Senate & House of Representative Leadership; Official Inaugural Balls; Security Procedures; Access for Those with Disabilities; Places of Interest in Washington D.C.; and Transportation Tips.

"To our knowledge, this is the first time the Presidential Inaugural Guide Book has been transcribed into braille," says Dr. Tuck Tinsley III, President of APH. "We are truly honored to play such an important part in U.S. history."

The guide book is 72 pages in print. The braille version is 118 pages. APH produced 150 braille copies that will be distributed to a select group of people.

In addition to distributing braille copies, the Inaugural Committee has posted an electronic version and a podcast on its website, www.pic2009.org <http://www.pic2009.org>, for visually impaired persons who wish to access the guide electronically.

*/Photo: APH Board Chairman Jim Lintner and wife Kathy represented APH at the Kentucky Bluegrass Ball in Washington D.C. the evening prior to the Presidential Inauguration./*


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   APH Vice President of Development Named

Paul Zurkuhlen

On January 5, 2009, Paul Zurkuhlen was named APH's Vice President of Development, succeeding Don Keefe who retired from the position in late 2008. A native Louisvillian, Paul left his law practice in 1999 to join APH as Director of Planned Giving. His work life has also included service in the U.S. Army, work with the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C., and legal work in Kentucky as a Public Defender and prosecutor. Paul is married with three grown children, enjoys his motorcycle named "Max," and--among other activities--serves on the Board of the Louisville Rowing Club. Since joining APH, he has willingly shared his knowledge of various aspects of development with other non-profit agencies serving the blind. Paul is a strong asset to APH and the fields of education and rehabilitation of the blind.


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APH President Tuck Tinsley visiting his longtime friend, Tony Schenk, President of Enabling Technologies, at the company's headquarters in Stuart, Florida. Enabling Technologies, founded in 1971, manufactures braille embossers.


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   APH Receives Dick Thornton Award

Gary Mudd accepts the award from Dick Thornton

APH was honored by the Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA) with its Thornton Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to public education. Gary Mudd accepted the award on behalf of APH at a luncheon held in Lexington, Kentucky, on November 21. The award will be included in a display of items at APH relating to the 150th anniversary.

Paula Penrod, Public Relations Liaison for the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB), nominated APH for this annual award. In her introduction, Paula spoke to the members of this state chapter about a few APH achievements over the past 150 years. In particular, she mentioned the impact of products developed from the ideas of Kentucky teachers that now reach people around the world teaching daily living skills and complex scientific concepts to people who are blind and visually impaired.

Per Penrod, through leadership in research and partnerships that provide professional development for vision teachers, APH has built a reputation for "producing high quality solutions and products that work for students with disabilities." Additionally, Paula spoke of our "diligent work with Congress," advocating for and securing federal funds to provide equal access through specialized books and materials.

/Photo: Gary Mudd receives the award from Dick Thornton./


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   APH Welcomes New Ex Officio Trustees

*Beverly Roberson Jackson,* the District of Columbia Department of Human Services, replacing Tracie Bullock Dickson.

*Margaret "Meg" Stone,* the Kentucky Department of Education, replacing Cathy Johnson.

*Celia Vazquez Lugo,* the Instituto Loaiza Cordero Para Ninas Ciegos, replacing Nilsa Alicea.

*Denise Warren,* the Utah State Office of Education, replacing Lorraine "Lorri" Quigley.


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   APH Travel Calendar

on the road with APH


     February

February 5-6, 2009
Children & Young Adult Services Annual Luncheon for Educational Professionals at Cleveland Sight Center;
Cleveland, OH

February 9-13, 2009
Legislative Visits on Capitol Hill;
Washington, DC

February 12-13, 2009
New Mexico AER (NMAER) 2009;
Albuquerque, NM

February 24-27, 2009
Celebrating Connections;
Charleston, WV

February 24-28, 2009
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference;
Boston, MA


     March

March 1-3, 2009
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Second Annual Research Conference;
Arlington, VA

March 12-15, 2009
CTEVH;
Burlingame, CA

March 16, 2009
Vacaville Prison On-sight Visit;
Vacaville, CA

March 16-21, 2009
CSUN 2009;
Los Angeles, CA

March 18-20, 2009
KAER 2009;
General Butler State Park, Carrollton, KY

March 19, 2009
Stepping Stones Training;
NY

March 26-28, 2009
2009 TAER (Texas) Conference;
San Antonio, TX

March 31-April 4, 2009
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 124th National Convention and Exposition (AAHPERD);
Tampa, FL


     April

April 1-4, 2009
CEC 2009;
Seattle, WA

April 19-23, 2009
Visual Aid Volunteers of Florida (VAVF) Site Visit;
Orlando, FL

April 22-24, 2009
Penn-Del AER 2009;
Grantville, PA

April 23-25, 2009
National Braille Association Spring Professional Development Conference, 2009;
Boston, MA

April 23-26, 2009
AOTA 2009 Annual Conference and Expo;
Houston, TX

April 25-26, 2009
The Mid-America Conference of Rehabilitation Teachers and The Association of Southeastern Rehabilitation Teachers (MACRT-ASERT);
Chicago, IL

April 27-28, 2009
Power Up 2009;
Columbia, MO


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   APH Winter Wonderland Sale 2009

Winter Wonderland Sale

Explore an avalanche of savings on selected APH products with APH's Winter Wonderland Sale 2009 <http://www.aph.org/products/wonderland.html>, January 1 - March 31. As always, first come, first served.


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   CLOSEOUT! Variable Intensity Study Lamp

*1-08940-00 -- SALE PRICE: $138.00*

Variable Intensity Study Lamp

Brighten up your winter with the old-reliable Variable Intensity Lamp from APH. We are retiring this classic lamp at the end of this run, so, if it's been a good resource for you, we encourage you to order today. This is your last chance to receive this product...and at a very attractive special price.

The Variable Intensity Study Lamp has a dimmer switch for adjustable lighting, 18.5 inch flexible neck for positioning light, 9-foot power cord for reaching desks in a classroom, and a heavy base for stability.


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   /Weekly Reader/ Large Print Format Is Now in Full Color!

Cover of a Weekly Reader issue featuring the International Space Station

APH offers several editions of /Weekly Reader/® in both large print and braille. The large print format is now in full color. We offer: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Senior (Grades 4th, 5th, and 6th), Current Events, and Current Science.

For costs and subscription information, please contact APH at 800-223-1839. Note that unlike the accessible formats of /Reader's Digest/® and /Newsweek/®, we do not offer /Weekly Reader/ free-of-charge.


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   New! ALL-IN-ONE Board (Magnetic, Velcro, Dry Erase)

*1-08836-00 -- $145.00*

All-in-One board, dry erase/magnetic sideAll-in-One board, Velcro side

APH's new ALL-IN-ONE Board (Magnetic, Velcro®, Dry Erase) is intended for classroom use with students of all ages. This multi-platform, easily-adjustable board can be used in combination with either hook-Velcro accessories or magnetic pieces (homemade, obtained from APH, or purchased commercially), as well as with dry erase markers to facilitate a variety of learning activities. The ALL-IN-ONE Board can be positioned at a variety of angles, from nearly flat to fully upright. Target populations include young children, students, and adults with visual impairments, as well as parents and teachers working with these populations.

The ALL-IN-ONE Board can be stored and carried in the included carrying-case. A starter package of dry erase markers is included, as well as a Product Information Sheet and recommended Cleaning/Care Instructions, in both print and braille.


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   Have You Checked Out the MaximEyes™ Video Magnifier?

Photo of a young man seated in front of a MaximEyes Video Magnifier

The MaximEyes™ Video Magnifier is the first of its kind to offer access to printed materials AND multimedia. With up to 60X magnification, you are able to display an enlarged view of whatever is placed on its work surface.


     Features:

   * 60X magnification.
   * Unique 5-button computer mouse manipulation of camera.
   * PenTracker™: An amazing new technology, PenTracker is a small
     clip-on device that is tracked by the camera as you move your pen.
     This means that what is being written stays in the view of the
     camera automatically.
   * Access to remote audio-video presentations through provided inputs
   * With an optional Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera (not available from
     APH) you can see information in the distance, such as a lecturer.
   * View information from a VCR, DVD player, or compatible computers.
   * Picture-in-picture.


     Specifications:

   * 19" LCD screen
   * Up to three additional video and one audio input
   * Five-button mouse controller
   * Includes two corded PenTrackers
   * Base of unit measures 18 inches wide x 20 inches deep -- requires
     less space than other CCTVs
   * One year limited warranty (optional extended warranty available)

*MaximEyes Video Magnifier Unit: 1-03915-00 -- $3,495.00*

*Optional Extended Warranty* (extends the included one-year warranty for an additional year, giving you two years total. Must be ordered within 60 days of the date your product was shipped): *1-03918-00 -- $200.00*

*Replacement PenTracker™, Corded: 1-03917-00 -- $40.00*

*Freight and Insurance Delivery: $74.00*
UPS shipping fee added to all orders within the contiguous U.S. All other shipments will include actual shipping rates based on the point of destination.

NOTE: MaximEyes™ Video Magnifier, extended warranty, replacement PenTracker™, and freight & insurance delivery ARE available for purchase with Quota funds.


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   Did You Know APH Offers Convenient ToAD Sub-Kits?

ToAD cover

ToAD, Tools for Assessment and Development of Visual Skills, is set of standardized tools that aids in performing functional vision evaluations or visual skills development activities. ToAD does not provide a curriculum-there are several excellent curricula available, including ISAVE from APH. The ToAD kit provides tools, toys, and puzzles that assist the educator as he or she performs assessments or activities.

Many customers have inquired about ordering extra light source items or other ToAD items. APH offers ToAD replacement parts, the majority of which are packaged together in sub-kits. A few toad replacement items are available separately. All ToAD items are listed below, with the contents of each sub-kit listed.

*ToAD Complete Kit: 1-08152-00 -- $595.00*

WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.


ToAD kit


     Optional Items:

*/SQUIRE ToAD's Puzzle Book/, Braille Edition: 5-08152-05 -- $26.00
/ToAD Teacher's Guidebook/, Braille Edition: 5-08152-00 -- $36.00*


     Replacement Items:

*/Squire Toad's Puzzle Book/, Large Print Edition: 1-08152-05 -- $26.00
/ToAD Teacher's Guidebook/, Large Print Edition w/CD: 7-08152-00 -- $36.00*


     ToAD Sub-Kits:

*ToAD Object Cards: 1-08152-01 -- $24.00*
Object Card Set, 168 Cards on 14 Sheets; 14 Clear Vinyl Pocket Pages (12 Pockets per Page)

*ToAD Light Source Items: 1-08152-02 -- $93.00*
LED Flashlight; Light-Up Sphere, Amber; Light-Up Cube, Red; Light-Up Wand, Clear/White; String Light, Aqua; LED Keychain Flashlight, Amber (2); Cricket Sound Module; Hook-and-Loop Velcoins®, 3/4 inch (2)

*ToAD Accessory Pack #1: 61-357-051 -- $35.50*
Small Metallic Gift Bags (2); Plastic Slinky; Mug with Handle, Blue; Teaspoon, Stainless Steel (2); Vial with Safety Cap (4); Bell Bracelet (2); Toothbrush (2)

*ToAD Accessory Pack #2: 61-357-052 -- $9.45*
Gloves, Cotton, Black (Pair); Apron, Black; Fabric, 36 x24 inches, Black

*ToAD Accessory Pack #3: 61-357-053 -- $25.50*
3 Balls (one each of Red, Yellow, and Blue); 3 Bowls (one each of Red, Yellow, and Black)

*Foam Puzzles: 61-357-001 -- $64.55*
Apple, 10 x 8 inches, Yellow; Apple, 10 x 8 inches, Red; Butterfly, 10 x 8 inches, Yellow; Butterfly, 10 x 8 inches, Black; Snowflake, 10 x 8 inches, White; Snowflake, 10 x 8 inches, Blue; Sock, 10 x 8 inches, Yellow; Sock, 10 x 8 inches, Purple; Star, 10 x 8 inches, White; Star, 10 x 8 inches, Black

*Mixed Foam Squares: 61-357-002 -- $5.00*
Red, 1.25 inch Square with 3/4 inch Hole (2); Yellow, 1.25 inch Square with 3/4 inch Hole (2); Blue, 1.25 inch Square with 3/4 inch Hole (2); Purple, 1.25 inch Square with 3/4 inch Hole (2); Black, 1.25 inch Square with 3/4 inch Hole (2)

*Lucite Triangle Puzzles: 61-357-039 -- $48.05*
Red Triangles (2); Yellow Triangles (2); Blue Triangles (2); Purple Triangles (2); Puzzle Frames, 12.5 x 9.5 inches, Black (2)


     The following ToAD items are not packaged in sub-kits, but are
     sold separately:

*Pom-Pom, Yellow/Gold: 61-357-028 -- $16.80*

*Tangle Toys (2): 61-257-004 -- $16.00*

*Puppet, Red Billy Bird (2): 61-357-034 -- $16.30*

*FVA Swirly Mats: 1-08154-00 -- $46.00*
3 Mats: Pink/Clear with Color Disks; Red/Yellow with Sea Life Confetti; Green/Clear with Silver Heart Confetti

*CVI Swirly Mats: 1-08153-00 -- $46.00*
3 Mats: Clear with Color Disks; Red/Clear; Yellow/Clear


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   Chang Tactual Diagram Kit Is Again Available

*Chang Complete Kit: 1-03130-00 -- $170.00
Replacement Print Instructional Guidebook: 7-21900-00 -- $24.00*

Chang Tactual Diagram Kit

We are pleased to announce that the Chang Tactual Diagram Kit, which had been out of production due to a fire at one of APH's vendors, is again available for ordering.

The classic Chang Kit is a tactile aid for teachers of orientation & mobility and other curricula, allowing the construction of diagrams and maps using a variety of bright yellow plastic pieces that adhere to a dark felt board. Includes print guidebook and carrying case.

The reintroduced kit has one improvement: the "stick person" figure has been redesigned, with the right hand now having a different shape and texture than the left and the smiley face now incised rather than embossed.


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   APH Braille Book Corner

APH offers a number of recreational books in braille (Quota funds can be used). Each of these titles was originally transcribed and produced by APH for the National Library Service which has graciously granted permission for this offering. As usual, these titles have been added to the APH /Louis/ Database where you can find thousands of titles produced in accessible formats.

/Note: all books are produced upon receipt of orders, therefore, please allow approximately 8 weeks for delivery./

*/El Salvador/*
by Erin Foley, Braille: T-N1714-20 -- $34.50
An overview of Central America's smallest country. Describes the geography and environment of El Salvador and the culture, lifestyle, religion, and cuisine of its people. Also examines the country's turbulent history involving Spanish conquest and civil war, as well as twenty-first-century political and economic practices. Non-Fiction. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #18062, BL 10.6, Pts. 3.0)

*/The Good Guy/*
by Dean R. Koontz, Braille: T-N1733-80 -- $98.50
Timothy Carrier is having a beer at a local bar when a stranger hands him an envelope full of cash to kill a woman in a photograph. Minutes later the actual hit man approaches Tim, placing him in a moral dilemma. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. Ficton. Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #116033, BL 5.7, Pts. 13.0)

*/Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves/*
by Hélène Grimaud, Braille: T-N1713-80 -- $69.00
French-born concert pianist reflects on her passionate connection to music and wolves. Grimaud blends recollections of being a child prodigy with commentary on classical music and wolf lore. Describes meeting her first wolf in 1991 and establishing a sanctuary in upstate New York for her beloved threatened species. Biography.

*/The Light of Evening/*
by Edna O'Brien, Braille: T-N1713-70 -- $83.50
On her death bed in a Dublin hospital, Dilly recalls her brief immigration to America in the 1920s and the accompanying love affair, her return to Ireland, her marriage, and motherhood. Meanwhile her daughter Eleanora, a divorced writer living in England, regrets her own missed happiness. Fiction.

*/The Interpretation of Murder/*
by Jed Rubenfeld, Braille: T-N1692-60 -- $129.00
New York City, 1909. A serial killer is targeting the city's wealthiest heiresses. Dr. Stratham Younger enlists the help of his idol Sigmund Freud after Nora Acton survives an attack but develops hysteria. The two analysts try to unlock her memories while they investigate the crimes. Contains descriptions of violence. Adult Fiction.

*Accelerated Reader quiz number, book level, and point value. For more information on the Accelerated Reader program, see the January 2006 /APH News/ or www.renlearn.com/ar/ <http://www.renlearn.com/ar>


   /APH News/ Credits

President:
Dr. Tuck Tinsley
ttinsley@xxxxxxx <mailto:ttinsley@xxxxxxx>

Designer:
Malcolm Turner, APH Website Coordinator
webmaster@xxxxxxx <mailto:webmaster@xxxxxxx>

Thanks to the following APH staff:

   * Cindy Amback, Support Specialist, Field Services
   * Sandi Baker, Field Services Representative
   * Janie Blome, Director, Field Services
   * Scott Blome, Director, Communications
   * Tony Grantz, Business Manager
   * Jim Hudson, Director, APH Museum
   * Stephanie Lancaster, Graphic Designer, Communications
   * Karen Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader, Research
   * Rebecca Snider, Coordinator, Public Affairs
   * Gwynn Stewart, Support Specialist, Communications
   * Jane Thompson, Director, Accessible Textbooks
   * Roberta Williams, Public Affairs and Special Projects Manager

Editor:
Bob Brasher, Vice President, Advisory Services and Research
bbrasher@xxxxxxx <mailto:bbrasher@xxxxxxx>

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Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:32 AM CST

Welcome to NFB ShareBraille! This site was developed to facilitate the exchange of Braille books through a community-run library. NFB ShareBraille will help connect those who want Braille with those who want to give Braille away, thus increasing the life of Braille materials.

The National Federation of the Blind <http://www.nfb.org>, as part of its Braille Readers are Leaders <http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Braille_Initiative.asp> Literacy Campaign, has committed to an unprecedented effort to increase literacy among the blind. One of the campaign goals is to make Braille resources more available through online sharing of materials, enhanced production methods, and improved distribution. NFB ShareBraille is designed to help in meeting this goal by encouraging blind people to trade Braille books and build their personal library. Frequently, Braille materials in good condition are discarded because a new home for the materials cannot be found. NFB ShareBraille now offers a way for a community to close that gap and keep Braille reading materials circulating. Build your Braille library and help others do the same, share Braille and build literacy.

NFB ShareBraille is a free service provided by the National Federation of the Blind to promote the use and vitality of Braille. To trade your Braille books or to request books from other NFB ShareBraille users, simply create a free account and start exploring the available titles. You do not have to be a member of NFB to use this service.

Click this link to start sharing braille books on http://www.nfbsharebraille.org <http://www.nfbsharebraille.org>.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:30 AM CST

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Jot-a-Dot: The Pocket Brailler <http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/FredsHeadCompanion/%7E3/530960166/jot-dot-pocket-brailler.html>

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 02:57 PM CST

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List of Recalled Products That May Have Been Contaminated by Peanut Butter <http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/FredsHeadCompanion/%7E3/530907682/list-of-recalled-products-that-may-have.html>

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 01:30 PM CST

Below is a list from the US Food and Drug Administration <http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/Salmonellatyph.html> of recalled products containing peanuts that may have been contaminated by the recent outbreak of poisoning. The list below has 134 items that were recalled. Some of these items may be on your shelves and baught recently. We will update this list as necessary, but you should click the link above to see the latest recalls. You may also wish to subscribe to the Food and Drug Administration's Recalls RSS feed <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/rssRecalls.xml>.

   * ISS Research® Announces Voluntary Recall of OhYeah!® Bars Due To
     Potential Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/iss02_09.html> /(February
     3)//* New!*/
   * GloryBee Foods, Inc. announces nationwide recall of Honey Roasted
     Peanut Splits, Whole Raw Blanched Peanuts, Organic Dry Roasted (No
     Salt) Peanut Splits, Conventional Dry Roasted (No Salt) Peanut
     Splits, Dry Roasted Granulated Medium Peanuts, Whole Honey
     Peanuts, Aunt Patty’s Cascade Trail Mix (bulk), and Aunt Patty’s
     Mt. Hood Trail Mix (also known as Aunt Patty’s Banana Split Trail
     Mix) (Bulk) Because Of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/glorybee02_09.html>
     /(February 3)//* New!*/
   * Bindi North America Announces Nationwide Recalls of Peanut Butter
     Gelato, Dream Bomba, and Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Because of
     Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bindi02_09.html> /(February
     2)//* New!*/
   * Thrift Products Recalls Thrifty Nut Brand Honey Roasted and Dry
     Roasted Peanuts Sold in Michigan And Indiana Because of Possible
     Risk To Health
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/thrift02_09.html> (February
     3)/* New!*/
   * Forward Foods LLC Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of DETOUR®
     Branded Bars Containing Roasted Peanuts Due to Possible Health
     Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/forward01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* New!*/
   * Pecan Deluxe Candy Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall
     of Certain Peanut Containing Products (Updated Information)
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pecan202_09.html> /(February
     2)//* New!*/
   * Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall Of Honey
     Roasted Peanuts And Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/austinuts02_09.html>
     /(February 3)//* New!*/
   * Cherrydale Manufacturing LLC Recalls Bartons, Cherrydale Farms And
     Haddington Farms Products That Contain Peanuts Because Of Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/cherrydale02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Hain Celestial Voluntarily Issues Nationwide Expanded Recall of
     Certain Ethnic Gourmet® Chicken Pad Thai Because of Possible
     Health Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hain202_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Walgreens Recalls Café W Brand Trail Mix Containing Peanuts
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/walgreens202_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Earth Island Announces Voluntary Recall on Select Follow Your
     Heart Deli Products That Contain Peanut Butter Because of Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/earthisland02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Umpqua Dairy issues Voluntary Recall on its Tin Roof Sundae Ice
     Cream products Due to Expanded Peanut Recall by Peanut Corporation
     of America (PCA)
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/umpqua02_09.html> /(February
     2)//* New!*/
   * Crown Pacific Fine Foods Recalls Roasted Honey Peanuts, Virginia
     Roasted/Salted Peanuts, Virginia Roasted No Salt Peanuts,
     Roasted/Salted Peanuts, Roasted/Unsalted Peanuts Because of Health
     Risk Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/crownpacific02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Hudsonville Ice Cream Announces a Recall of Candy Bar Whirl Ice
     Cream Distributed in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Because of
     Possible Risk to Health
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hudsonville02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Prairie Farms Dairy Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Because
     of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/prairiefarms02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* New!*/
   * Ocean Spray Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of 1.75 oz and
     48 oz Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/oceanspray02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* */
   * Kashi Initiates Nationwide Recall of Select Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy
     Granola Bar Flavors And Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Cookie Flavors
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kashi02_09.html> /(February
     2)//* */
   * Landies Candies Co. Inc Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Select
     Organic Peanut Clusters Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/landies02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* */
   * Tropical Nut And Fruit Recalls "Granulated Peanuts" Because of
     Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/tropicalnut02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* */
   * Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Select
     Keebler® Soft Batch Cookies and Special K Protein™ Meal Bar Honey
     Almond Flavor and Expansion of the 01/16/09 Recall of Various
     Crackers and Cookies
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg02_09.html>
     /(February 2)//* */
   * Multiple Brands of Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream Recalled as Part of
     Nationwide Peanut Corporation of America Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/supervalu01_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Caribou Coffee® Participates in Voluntary Nationwide Peanut
     Product Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/cariboucoffee01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Cherrydale Manufacturing LLC Recalls Bartons, Cherrydale Farms and
     Haddington Farms Products That Contain Peanuts Because of Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/cherrydale01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Eillien's Candies, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut
     Candy Products Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/eillien01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. Recalls Trail Mixes and Peanut
     Items Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/werner01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * GKI Foods Inc. Initiates Nationwide Recall of Peanut-Containing
     Candies Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/gki02_09.html>
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pecan02_09.html> /(February
     2)//* */
   * Genisoy Food Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Genisoy Organic
     Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Bars Due to Potential Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/genisoy02_09.html>
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pecan02_09.html> /(February
     1)//* */
   * Walgreens Recalls Walgreens Brand Candy Containing Peanuts Sold
      From Jan. 1, 2007 To Jan. 29, 2009
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/walgreens02_09.html>
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pecan02_09.html> /(February
     1)//* */
   * Pecan Deluxe Candy Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall
     of Certain Peanut Containing Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pecan02_09.html> /(February
     1)//* */
   * Velvet Ice Cream Pulling Cone Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/velvet01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Kroger Recalls Peanut Butter Bakery Cookies and Select Cakes Due
     to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kroger401_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Rucker's Candy Announces Voluntary Recall for Customer Private
     Labeled Products Including The Family Choice Labeled Brand
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ruckers01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co.® Announces Nationwide Voluntary
     Recall of Select Products Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/mountainman01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Best Brands Corp. Expands Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Frozen
     Cookie Dough
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bestbrands01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * East Side Entrees Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter & Jelly Meal
     Breaks Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/eastside01_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Zachary Confections, Inc. Announces a Nationwide Voluntary Recall
     of Market Pantry Chocolate Covered Peanuts
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/zachary01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Zachary Confections, Inc. Announces Nationwide Recall of Double
     Dipped Peanuts, Chocolate Peanuts, Bridge Mix, Caramel Nut
     Clusters, and Peanut Clusters due to Possible Peanut Corporation
     of America (PCA) Contamination and Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/zachary201_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Schwan Voluntarily Recalls Ice Cream Citing Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/schwan01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Standard Candy announces Voluntary Recall of Goo Goo Cluster and
     Goo Goo Peanut Butter because of possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/standard01_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Hain Celestial Voluntarily Issues Nationwide Recall of Certain
     Ethnic Gourmet® Pad Thai And Kung Pao Frozen Food Products, And
     Certain Gluten Free™ Café Asian Curry Products, Because of
     Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hain01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Bass Pro Shops® Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Uncle
     Bucks® Burnt Peanut Candy, No Sugar Added Chocolate Peanuts And No
     Sugar Added Peanut Clusters Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/basspro01_09.html> /(January
     31)//* */
   * Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Round Top Sundae Cones
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/publix201_09.html> /(January
     29)//* */
   * Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Produce Snacks
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/publix01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Kemps LLC Recalls Ice Cream Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kemp201_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Pierre's Ice Cream Company Issues Voluntary Recall on its Pierre’s
     Brand Sundae-Cone Style Products Due to Expanded Peanut Recall by
     Peanut Corporation of America (PCA)
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pierre01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Nature’s Path Announces an Expanded Recall of Peanut Butter
     Optimum Energy Bars Nationwide Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/naturepath201_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * HP Hood LLC Recalls Ice Cream Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hood01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Bear Naked Announces Recall of Appalachian Trail Mixes Due to
     Possible Peanut Corporation of America Contamination and Potential
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bearnaked01_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Ice Cream Specialties Announces Nationwide Recall of Ice Cream
     Novelties Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/icecreamspecialties01_09.html>
     /(January 31)//* */
   * Salix, LLC Recalls 6" Peanut Butter Filled Shank Bone Because Of
     Possible Salmonella Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/salix201_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Seven Ice Cream
     Products Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/weis201_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Harry and David Recalls Olympia Delight Trail Mix Because of
     Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/harrydavid01_09.html>
     /(January 29)//* */
   * Perry's Ice Cream Company Adds Products to Voluntary Recall of
     Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products as a result of PCA
     Expanded Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/perry301_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Kroger Recalls Nut Topping Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kroger301_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Clif Bar & Company Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of
     CLIF® and LUNA® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/clif201_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Lesserevil Brand Snack Co. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of
     Lesserevil Brand Peanut Butter and Choco Kettle Corn
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/lesserevil01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Wells’ Dairy Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Blue Bunny®
     Products <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/wells201_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall in Eastern United States
     Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/houseofflavors201_09.html>/(January
     30)//* */
   * NutriSystem Expands Voluntary United States Recall of Peanut
     Butter Granola Breakfast Bar to Include Canada Due to Possible
     Peanut Corporation Of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nutrisystem201_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Turkey Hill Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Ice Cream
     Flavors Following Expanded FDA Investigation of Peanut Corporation
     of America
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/turkeyhill01_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Voluntary Recall Alert: Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk
     Pie <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/saralee01_09.html>
     /(January 30) //* */
   * Simbree Energy Foods RECALLS Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree®
     Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts,
     Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes
     et pistaches Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/simbree01_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Arico Natural Foods Company Announces US and Canadian Recall of
     Arico Peanut Butter Cookies and Cookie Bars Because of Possible
     Health Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/arico01_09.html>
     /(January 29) //* */
   * Galliker Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Rocky Road Ice Cream
     and Sundae Nut Cones Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/galliker01_09.html>
     /(January 30) //**/
   * Rain Creek Baking Corporation Announces An Expanded Voluntary
     Withdrawal of Peanut Butter Turtles, Peanut Butter Baskets and
     Peanut Butter Princesses Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/raincreek201_09.html>
     /(January 30)//* */
   * Orchard Valley Harvest Announces Urgent Nationwide Voluntary
     Recall for Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/orchardvalley01_09.html>
     /(January 29)//* */
   * Country Maid Expands Upon Previous Voluntary Nationwide Recall of
     Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health
     Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/countrymaid201_09.html>
     /(January 29) //* */
   * Hy-Vee Inc. Recalls Two Bakery Products with Peanuts Distributed
     in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hyvee201_09.html> /(January
     29)//* */
   * Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanuts
     and Ice Cream Novelties Citing Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/meijer201_09.html> /(January
     30)//* */
   * Fieldbrook Foods Corp. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of
     Select Ice Cream Novelty Products Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/fieldbrook01_09.html>
     /(January 29) //* */
   * Wells' Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Blue Bunny
     Products Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/wells01_09.html> /(January 29) /
   * Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Recalls Three Bakery Products with
     Peanuts <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/wegmans201_09.html>
     /(January 29)/
   * Uncle Eddies Vegan Cookies Announces Recall of Uncle Eddies Vegan
     Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies Because of Possible Health
     Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/uncleeddies01_09.html>
     /(January 28) /
   * Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut
     Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/peanutcorp401_09.html>
     /(January 28) /
   * H-E-B Recalls H-E-Buddy Snack Packs With a Peanut Butter Dip
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/heb01_09.html> /(January 17) /
   * Isagenix Announces Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Dipped Honey
     Peanut IsaLean® Bar Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America
     (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/isagenix01_09.html>
     /(January 27) /
   * Jenny Craig Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Jenny’s
     Cuisine® Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars Due to
     Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and
     Potential Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/jennycraig01_09.html>
     /(January 27) /
   * Salix Voluntarily Recalls Dog Treat Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/salix01_09.html> /(January
     23) //**/
   * Carolina Prime Pet Announces Nationwide Recall of Dog Treats
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/carolinaprimepet01_09.html>
     /(January 27) //**/
   * ALDI Statement Regarding Peanut Butter Products Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/aldi01_09.html> /(January
     23) //**/
   * Creative Energy Foods, Inc. Recalls Nutrition Bars Due To Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/creativeenergy01_09.html>
     /(January 21) //**/
   * SOPAKCO, Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Certain SURE-PAK 12
     Meals Containing Peanut Butter Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/sopakco01_09.html> /(January
     27) //**/
   * Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms Withdraws Naturally
     Preferred Honey Nut Nuggets
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/falcon01_09.html> /(January
     23) /
   * Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms Withdraws Certain Lots of
     SunRidge Tropical Golden Nugget, SunRidge Chocolate Energy Bar and
     SunRidge Energy Nuggets
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/falcon201_09.html> /(January
     23)/
   * Trader Joe’s Expands Its Voluntary Recall To Include Trader Joe’s
     Sliced Green Apples With All Natural Peanut Butter
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/traderjoe201_09.html>
     /(January 23) //**/
   * Supreme Protein Voluntarily Recalls Supreme Protein® brand Peanut
     Butter Crunch Bars and Caramel Nut Bars
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/supremeprotein01_09.html>
     /(January 23) //**/
   * Voluntary Recall Issued for ShopRite Peanut Butter on Toasty
     Crackers and ShopRite Peanut Butter and Cheese Cracker Snacks
     Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/shoprite01_09.html>/(January
     24) //**/
   * General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of LÄRABAR and JamFrakas
     Peanut Butter Snack Bars
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/generalmills01_09.html>/(January
     19) //**/
   * Whole Foods Market Recalls "Whole Foods Carob Energee Nuggets”
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/wholefoods01_09.html>
     /(January 23) //**/
   * Amway Global Initiates Nationwide Recall of NUTRILITE Energy Bars
     Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/amway01_09.html> /(January
     23) //**/
   * Brent and Sam’s Announces Nation Wide Recall of Two Varieties of
     Archer Farms Brand Cookies
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/brentsam01_09.html>
     /(January 23) //**/
   * Brent and Sam’s Announces a Nationwide Recall of One Variety of
     Sam’s Choice Brand Cookies
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/brentsam201_09.html>
     /(January 23) //**/
   * Trader Joe’s Announces Voluntary Recall of Trader Joe’s Peanut
     Butter Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars, Nutty Chocolate Chewy
     Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars and Sutter’s Formula Cookies Due to
     Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/traderjoe01_09.html>
     /(January 22) //**/
   * Parker Products, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of
     Certain Peanut Butter Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/parker01_09.html> /(January
     22) //**/
   * Arbonne International Voluntarily Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter
     Chews Due To Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/arbonne01_09.html> /(January
     22) //**/
   * Jimmy's Cookies Issues Nationwide Recall of Various Peanut Butter
     Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/jimmy01_09.html>/ (January
     22) //**/
   * Perry's Ice Cream Company Adds Two Products to Voluntary Recall of
     Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/perry201_09.html>/ (January
     22) //**/
   * Kroger Recalls Additional Select Ice Cream Product Due to Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kroger201_09.html> /(January
     20)/ /**/
   * General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary
     Recall of Certain Lots of GNC Triflex Peanut Butter Soft Chews
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/gnc01_09.html> /(January 22)
     //**/
   * Chef Jay’s Food Products Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of
     Products Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/chefjay01_09.html>/ (January
     21) /
   * Rain Creek Baking Corporation Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of
     Peanut Butter Turtles, Peanut Butter Baskets and Peanut Butter
     Princesses Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/raincreek01_09.html>/(January 22)/
   * South Bend Chocolate Company Extends Nationwide Recall of Candy
     Containing Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella
     Contamination
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/southbend201_09.html>
     /(January 22)/
   * Nash Finch Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed
     in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nashfinch01_09.html>
     /(January 20)/
   * Aspen Hills, Inc. Announces Voluntary Product Recall of Certain
     Cookie Dough Products
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/aspenhills01_09.html>
     /(January 22)/
   * Best Brands Corp. Announces Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter
     Frozen Cookie Dough
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/best01_09.html> /(January 21)/
   * Lovin Oven, LLC Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain
     Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/lovinoven01_09.html>
     /(January 21)/
   * Landies Candies Co. Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Select
     Peanut Butter Filled Chocolates Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/landies01_09.html> /(January
     21)/
   * Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Weis Quality (WQ)
     Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and WQ Toasted Peanut
     Butter Sandwich Crackers Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/weis01_09.html> /(January 20)/
   * Blanton's Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Sticks Because of Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/blanton01_09.html> /(January
     21)/
   * Dinners Ready Meridian Recalls November & December Asian Marinated
     Flank Steak, Indonesian Chicken and Chicken Satay Prepared Meals
     Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/dinnersready01_09.html>
     /(January 20)/
   * Boca Grande Foods Announces a Nationwide Recall of POCO PAC®, and
     GRANDE GOURMET™ Peanut Butter Products Because of Possible Health
     Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bocagrande01_09.html>
     /(January 20)/
   * Premier Nutrition Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of
     selected TWISTED and TITAN Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter
     Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/premiernutrition01_09.html>
     /(January 20)/
   * NutriSystem Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter
     Granola Bar Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA)
     Contamination and Potential Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nutrisystem01_09.html>
     /(January 21)/
   * Ready Pac Foods, Inc Announces Voluntary Product Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/readypac01_09.html>
     /(January 20)/
   * PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/petsmart01_09.html>
     /(January 20) /
   * Nature's Path Recalls Peanut Butter Optimum Energy Bars Nationwide
     Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/naturepath01_09.html>
     /(January 20) /
   * Country Maid Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic
     Breaks® Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/countrymaid01_09.html>
     /(January 20) /
   * Evening Rise Bread Co. Recalls Peanut Butter Cookies and Bars
     Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/eveningrise01_09.html>
     /(January 19) /
   * Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of CLIF®
     and LUNA® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible
     Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/clifbar01_09.html> /(January
     19) /
   * Kroger Recalls Select Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health
     Risk <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kroger01_09.html>
     /(January 19) /
   * Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of ZonePerfect®
     Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee Bars and
     NutriPals™ Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in U.S., Mexico, New
     Zealand and Singapore
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/abbott01_09.html> /(January
     19) /
   * Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanut
     Butter Crackers and Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/meijer01_09.html> /(January
     19) /
   * Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut
     Butter
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/peanutcorp301_09.html>
     /(January 18) /
   * Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Wal-Mart Bakery Brand
     Peanut Butter Cookies Because Of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ralcorp301_09.html>
     /(January 18) /
   * Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Lofthouse Peanut Butter
     Cookies, Chuck's Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies And Pastries Plus
     Gourmet Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ralcorp201_09.html>
     /(January 18)/
   * Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Food Lion Bake Shop Peanut
     Butter Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ralcorp101_09.html>
     /(January 18) /
   * South Bend Chocolate Company Recalls Various Candys Containing
     Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/southbend01_09.html>
     /(January 18) /
   * McKee Foods Corporation Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of
     Little Debbie® Peanut Butter Toasty and Peanut Butter Cheese
     Sandwich Crackers Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/mckee01_09.html> /(January 18) /
   * Perry's Ice Cream Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Select
     Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/perry01_09.html> /(January 17) /
   * Hy-Vee Inc. Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed
     in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/hyvee01_09.html> /(January 17) /
   * Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut
     Butter
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/peanutcorp201_09.html>
     /(January 16)/ //
   * Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin®
     and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select
     Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® And Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut
     Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg201_09.html>/
     (January 16) /[En Español
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg201_09span.html>]
   * Peanut Corporation of America Announces Voluntary Nationwide
     Recall of Peanut Butter
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/peanutcorp01_09.html>
     /(January 13)/
   * King Nut Issues Peanut Butter Recall
     <http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kingnut01_09.html> /(January
     10)/

Flush Away Your Dog Guide's Poop Bags! <http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/FredsHeadCompanion/%7E3/530758273/flush-away-your-dog-guides-poop-bags.html>

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 10:21 AM CST


       Flush it, don't dump it!

How many times has this happened to you? You're at a hotel and you've located a great piece of grass to relieve your dog. After he/she does their business, you can't find a garbage can. Now, this leaves a few options. You either have to walk around with the plastic bag in hand, through the lobby, into the elevator and up to your room so you can dump the mess into the toilet. You could go to the front desk and ask for assistance, but what a friendly thing to do to the hotel staff, going up with a bag of poop to their front counter, not exactly something everyone wants to see, and the last option, something one should never do, leave the plastic bag in a corner outside the hotel.

You won't have to worry about any of this again because FlushEze has some products that will solve all your problems. First, let's talk about a bag that can be flushed away, no more dumping the poop and putting the nasty bag in the hotel room garbage to smell for the rest of your stay.

Let me first of all tell you that not all biodegradable bags are created equal. In fact, some biodegradable bags don't even meet new, stricter guidelines for biodegradable products in states such as California and New York.

FlushEze is so biodegradable, you can actually watch it dissolve in water. But you don't have to! You can flush it immediately and you never have to worry about clogging your toilet or pipes.

   * Won't clog pipes or sewer lines.
   * Flushes instantly, no presoak.
   * Strong & sanitary double-bag.
   * Eliminates leaks, conceals & protects.
   * Available in a variety of quantity packs for convenience
     <http://www.pethabitats.com/products/>.
   * FREE samples are available
     <http://www.pethabitats.com/free-sample.html>.

Now, let's say you're out for a walk and there's no bathroom. What are you going to do?


       Go hands-free with the large PoochPouch!

The PoochPouch looks just like a regular fanny pack, but it has a special plastic-lined detachable compartment on the front where you can stash that icky dog poop, after you've wrapped it in a FlushEze of course!

Large PoochPouch product details:

   * Entire PoochPouch is machine washable, but you can also detach the
     external pouch to rinse it out.
   * Detachable compartment can be used for a travel water "bowl"
     (instead of storing dog doodie).
   * Large PoochPouch is big enough to hold a 60-count box of FlushEze,
     or a handful of empty dog poop bags and a water bottle.
   * Includes two small side compartments for cell phone, ID, keys, dog
     treats, whatever!

Click this link to purchase a PoochPouch for your dog guide <http://www.pethabitats.com/pet-waste-products-poochpouch.html>.

Dog Waste Disposal Just Got Easier with the Yard WasteAway System <http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/FredsHeadCompanion/%7E3/530709820/dog-waste-disposal-just-got-easier-with.html>

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 09:04 AM CST

Any dog guide handler will tell you, there's nothing quite more disturbing than the feel of a fresh, warm, squishy pile of dog poop in your hand, through the barely-there protection of an inside-out plastic bag. But it doesn't have to be that way.

The Yard WasteAway system allows for quick, sanitary dog waste disposal, the proper way, by flushing it down the sewer. Never go indoors again! Just scoop the poop in your yard, and flush it down the WasteAway system.

It's easy to install if you're handy around the house and a very quick install for any plumber. It's such a revolutionary idea, you'll wonder why nobody ever invented this before.

Yard WasteAway product details:

   * Packaged as a ready-to-install kit.
   * Mounts to the clean-out pipe in any standard sewer line.
   * Attach any standard garden hose for a primary water source (for
     flushing).
   * Uses three-inch pipe, it won't clog!
   * Simple flap-style lid provides easy access with a waterproof and
     sanitary seal.
   * Includes full five-year warranty.

Have questions? Need advice? Want FREE installation support? Call 800-592-9847 to speak directly with the product inventor and PetHabitats co-founder, Steve Sarver. Click this link to purchase the Yard WasteAway system <http://www.pethabitats.com/pet-waste-disposal-wasteaway.html>.

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