How to improve your Powerball lottery chances for millions


Odd or Evens in Powerball lottery

One of the factors to consider when choosing your Powerball lottery numbers from 39 & # is the ratio between the odd / even lotto numbers.

Looking at the past history of all lottery games & # 39 is a drawing that shows you would be better off not playing all odd or all even numbers.

EXAMPLE playback of all even numbers

Example of playing all odd balls

Over the past 290 Powerball games reviewed on 09/06/08


Powerball even / odd combo analysis


play a mix of hits

5 0 even odd 9 as a percentage of 3,10%

Odd even 1 4 38 13 percentage: 10%

3 2 odd even 88 percentage 30.34%

3 2 odd even 106 percent as 36.55%

1 is odd 4 even 39 percent in the form of 13.45%

0 odd 5 even 10% as a percentage 3.45


Looking at the chart above, you can improve your chances by playing or 3 odd / 2 even or odd even 2/3. These rations accounted for almost 2/3 of all past

30.34 + 36.55 = 66.8%

Or almost 2/3 of the latest award-winning set of numbers should be the rule.

This attitude Powerball lotto is always changing, but this pattern is seen in the Powerball lotto / lottery games.

Which states / jurisdictions to participate in the lottery Powerball?

A: Arizona, Colorado, the Powerball, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, the Powerball, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Okalahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania the Powerball, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota the Powerball, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

Success must swing the bat hit the ball.


Colorado Creative Music Case Study Part 4


Company Situation Analysis Summary and Conclusions

The first element of company situation analysis is overview of strategic performance indicators on a yearly basis, from 1997 to 2000.

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The table composed on the basis of income statement and presented above shows constant sales growth of the company on a yearly basis, which is good indicator. As for the net profit margin indicating company’s cost control effectiveness, the table shows that the highest margin was attained in 1998 and that it tends to decrease. This informs that the company does not perform very successfully at converting its revenues into profits.

Since Darren Skanson is the only investor in the company so far, the return on equity figures are somewhat relative, showing relation between the net income and Darren’s investment into the company. However, the figures, as those of net profit margin, show the trend towards return on equity decreasing. This indicates growing expenses of the firm with relatively stable income, which along with the sales volume grows, but not in the rate comparable to the expenses. To be attractive for potential investors, the company has to leverage its income and expenses figures.

The next issue to be regarded in company situation analysis is SWOT analysis. SWOT analysis was carried out and presented early in the paper; in this section the most important moments will be emphasized.

Among strengths, the most serious factor is of course low cost of recording affordable due to new digital recording technologies. Not only assembly of studio with all necessary equipment and hardware is cheaper, but duplication of CDs, storage and shipping are less expensive as well. Low cost of production, duplication (duplication of 500 CDs ranges from $1.90 to 3.63, duplication of 2000 CDs costs about one dollar per CD), shipping and storage makes the final product less expensive and more affordable for the customers, thus widening the range and scope of the target market. Second important strength factor is constantly growing customer base and developing customer loyalty within the narrow market segment. Third strength can be regarded at the same time as strength and weakness. This strength is positioning of CCM in a distinctive market niche. For a microlabel company wishing to preserve its positions this is strength, but for company striving to grow into independent label, narrow market focus is weakness hindering to expand the customer base. And the last strength is good customer service of the company.

Among weaknesses, the most important one is absence of reliable and traditional distribution channels, absence of clear strategic vision of the movement direction – either towards developing of recording company or towards promotion of the artists’ music by means of other companies’ capabilities; low level of sales, which is supported by limited customer base (the issue discussed in the strengths section); weak promotion and limited financial resources to pursue new goals and possibilities.

In the music industry environment, the opportunities of CCM lie in acquiring new channels of distribution to reach wider customer base exposure, elaborating active presence stategy in Internet through expanding e-commerce and releasing MP3, gaining additional customer groups by expanding co-operation with other artists and enlarging the Acoustictherapy and other product lines with new marketing strategies, developing new technologies of recording for coping with the rivalry.

Along with the opportunities, music industry environment contains such threats for the company as high number of new entrants and growth of other smaller labels due to the digital revolution, the possibility that major labels or independent labels could decide to enter into CCM’s domestic markets and try to drive the smaller labels out of the market. Another threat is possibility to lose sales to substitute products like mp3s or internet downloads. From these, the most important threat is difficulty to stand the competition of large music recording companies with CCM’s limited resources and narrow target market.

The next section of the Company situation analysis is Competitive strength assessment which compares CCM’s assets such as quality/product performance, reputation/image, manufacturing capability, technological skills, dealer network and distribution, new product innovation, financial resources, relative cost position and customer service capability with the major competitors in the industry. The results of the analysis are presented in the table below:

Competitive Strength Assessment

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From this analysis it is obvious that competitive strength of CCM compared to major players in music recording industry is not significant, though fairly decent as for the microlabel company. Thus, the company’s strong points are quality and product performance, technological skills, relative cost position (due to the cheapness of production) and customer service capability. Along with that, the weaknesses of company’s performance are obvious, which include manufacturing capability, dealer network and distribution, financial resources and new product innovation.

From the abovementioned it is possible to conclude that the company’s position in the music recording industry is improving, but not in fast and steady manner. The leaps in net profit margin and return on equity indexes show that the company’s development is not consecutive but rather abrupt. Along with that, the trend towards growing is evident, and sales growth and market share serve reliable proof for that.

The company has such competitive advantages as high quality of products and performance, distinct music and performance style, specialized niche on music market, flexibility in the policy and development strategies, application of nontraditional distribution methods such as internet, catalogs, gift stores and others.

Competitive disadvantages of CCM include little resources in possession, narrow customer base, presence in only one market segment, comparatively low quality of record (digital technology if worse that records of analogue equipment), low popularity of musicians, weak advertisement and promotion, low sales levels.

Therefore, in the first place, the company should address such strategic issues as creating a profitable music recording label with expanded range of artists and performers; positioning Darren Curtis Skanson label to compete with major artists with contracts to Sony Classical. For this, acquiring traditional distribution methods is necessary. The next issue is creating new product line similar to Acoustictherpay which would be saleable and provide funds for the previous two goals. First of all, the company should decide on the major strategy of further development: enhancing the recording studio or promoting the music by selling CCM’s product lines to recording studio larger then CCM, independent of major labels with access to traditional outlets.

Conclusions and Recommendations

The current work contains the discussion and analysis of CCM’s performance and competitive situation in music recording market. From all the information presented above, following conclusions and recommendations can be made.

The first recommendation concerns the need for creating corporate culture within the organization. Corporate culture acts as a tool for achieving organizational goals and helping CCM adapt to challenging external forces. CCM needs to engage HR and create a separate group to focus on corporate culture and inform the employees of the benefits of the changes. Corporate culture and instilling vision in employees is no easy task, small steps will be necessary. First, CCM should begin by creating cross-functional work teams and offer incentives based on company-wide performance versus individual performance. Cross-functional work teams will also help to eradicate some of the silo product teams. CCM should also implement a program that rewards managers and employee alike for what they produce rather than for seniority or specialized knowledge. These will kick-start the move to align CCM along business unit versus product lines. CCM also needs to make an effort to share information and support inadvertent changes in the culture. Additional training will help managers and employees fit into the changing culture and support the organizational vision. CCM needs to make the corporate change successful but also needs to recognize that all employees need to be involved in the change process.

Second, CCM needs to embrace genetic diversity and in response, its organizational culture must be sensitive and make provisions to manage it. If CCM continues to promote from within on an ongoing basis, they will have little, if any, genetic variety in upper management. All of the managers will have the same or similar traits and possibly the same or similar backgrounds, education, management practices, leadership, and many other similar management practices. Although this may be a competitive advantage in some circumstances, it is actually quite the opposite. CCM is under pressure to increase productivity and overall growth. It is this pressure and the ever-changing competitive environment that should force CCM to throw aside their standard management practices and increase the genetic variety of the management ranks. New managerial beliefs and practices will become a breeding ground for long-term success.

Direct sales method in art festivals would be profitable for CCM as it promotes good cash flows. But on the other hand the small business should strive for instantaneous distribution and effort in its served market delays allows the competitors to retaliate, especially big ones, and it drained resources, especially limited capital.

CCM recognized that global competition was increasing and that in order for it to maintain its role as the industry leader; it must diversify and expand its product line and services into other areas without straying from its core competencies. CCM’s manufacturing facilities are models of efficiency, leaner organizational structures, more efficient factories, and a much-improved management of supply and distribution, but its product lines are too dependent on the industry behavior. CCM needs to concentrate on diversifying and growing the company by focusing on the most attractive opportunities that make use of the company’s key strengths.

Therefore, in short-term perspective, the main recommendations on the company’s policy include opening new promotion and advertisement channels for the artists of Colorado Music Creative, finding new distribution channels for the products of the studio. This may be made by signing contracts with major labels for distribution of the music of CCM’s performers. But in long-term perspective such strategy would prove detrimental for the development of the company since signing the contract with other recording company would promote the products but won’t contribute to the development of the studio itself.

That is why, in long-term perspective, the company should aim at enhancement due to financial resources derived either from sales volume increase or from investment into the company’s funds. On this basis, the company has to expand its repertoire, hire new artists and conduct efficient promotion campaign so that the artists become known to the wide public. Also, CCM needs to expand its array of music styles. Now, the leading and only style of music recorded is classical and traditional acoustic. To become independent label, the company should comprise at least three or four music styles, thus acquiring new segments of music market. One more thing to be done for development of the company in the long-term perspective is upgrade of hardware and music recording technologies from the cheapest to more quality equipment, which might include tape recording and other means or genuinely quality analogue sound production.

Read other parts of the series in Marketing [] section.


F Jay Haynes Yellowstone Park Hand Colored photos


While Wallace Nutting was busy photographing relatively tame back roads of New England, F. Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was as busy photographing much less tame western American frontier. With photographic car & # 39; eray, since the mid-1870s, of Haynes photographic tradition passed along to his son, Jack Ellis HaynesThat lasted a few Haynes & # 39; I have business pictures before the 1950s. Both father and son probably contributed more to popularize the Yellowstone National Park than anyone else, and the results of their work actively raising an increasing number of collectors today.

Born in saline, Michigan, Frank Jay Haynes began his photographic car & # 39; career around 1874 in Michigan and Wisconsin, in 1876 he opened his own studio in Moorhead, Minnesota, and in 1879, when it became apparent that Fargo, North Dakota becomes a major city, 26-year-old Haynes transferred main studio there. His early photographic commissions were mostly species portrait. This part of his business turned out to be an immediate success, and at the peak of his early car & # 39; EASURES he had two employees in its creation Fargo, the only goal was to make portraits.

Until the 1870s railways skilled artists typically use drawn sketches or entertainment Western views to exaggerate scenery offered by their respective tracks. Wet plate photography was a standard photographic process at this time. It usually involved a bulky camera negatives of heavy glass plates and portable darkrooms needed for the development of the sensitized negatives almost immediately after their original photographic exposure and difficulty of using this process in the harsh conditions of the western US will be apparent.

Haynes car & # 39; EPA has made a big twist at the end of 1870, when the Northern Pacific Railroad hired him to be their "official photographer". In addition to fair wages, Haynes was rebuilt Pullman car, which became his personal studio rolling. His work has been carefully photographing of & # 39; the objects of the railway, such as stations, bridges, rail yards, cars and rolling stock, and buildings of the company. Haynes also photographed the beautiful countryside, where the railroad tracks went … horse, wild animals, coach, military forts, trading posts, the Indians, wigwams, river boats, etc. the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, then to use the photo Haynes & # 39; in the advertising and travel brochures, hoping to attract more commercial and passenger business for the railroad.

Haynes has also contributed his own photography business during business travel by rail. Recognizing the need for a professional photographer among the rising of the & # 39; settlers volume, which move to the west, of Haynes will advertise in the local newspapers from the North Pacific that Haynes Palace Studio car will be in the city on a certain day, and that his photographic services will be available in cities that do not have a permanent professional photographer. This timely notification allowed seven & # 39; yam to go into town in the family van, dressed in Sunday best, for the annual family photogravure. Companies, traders and those who need photo services can take advantage of its availability. Haynes then execute it develops and processing directly in his car rolling studio, thereby earning as private commissions and the railroad to pay. Haynes traveled to Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington for the North Pacific and in Yellowstone in 1882-1883, taking a large number of ideas, no matter where he went.

He continued to work with Haynes Gallery railcar studio from 1885-1905,. He moved his studio in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1889 and has traveled throughout the West and Alaska earned a reputation as one of the best photographers of the early West.

F Jay Haynes also covers a variety of special events during its car & # 39; EASURES. For example, in 1883, President Chester A. Arthur, together with the party, which included a lieutenant-general, minister of war, and US senator, traveled on horse back tours Ft. Washakie, The Tetons and Yellowstone Park. When fresh horses previously located every 20 miles to ensure traveling party with communication with the outside world, F J. Haynes traveled with this party as the official photographer

Because of his familiarity with photographic requirements necessary for the promotion of Haynes railroad also hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881 as the first official photographer as well. While working in the Canadian Pacific Haynes use stereo cameras and stereo cards sold to idealize the Canadian Pacific route, and was rewarded with free, unlimited use of the railway crossing in honor of his achievements.

But it was the beauty of Yellowstone Park, which would capture most of Haynes life. Haynes work in Yellowstone began in the early 1880s and in 1884 he became the first official photos of Yellowstone. Yellowstone was the first national park ever appointed by the federal government and F Jay Haynes received the first federal license granted for the use of photographic concession in Yellowstone Mammoth Hot Springs. Haynes opened the log Cabin studio, which served as Yellowstone for years selling pictures to tourists.

Photography is not only Haynes business venture in Yellowstone. North Pacific Haynes used a photo to attract tourists to visit Yellowstone and the western US patent, but after they arrived, someone had to take them to the train station in their homes and around Yellowstone Park. Re-enter the F Jay Haynes. later, his short-lived Yellowstone National Park Transport Company was replaced Monida and Yellowstone Stage Line, which became the main carrier of passengers entering through the western entrance to Yellowstone Park. At its peak stage Haynes & # 39 line, there were 18 coaches and surreys and is responsible for transporting almost 40% of all annual visitors to Yellowstone. However, in 1916, control of the newly created national park was transferred to the National Park Service, which terminated the contract of carriage Haynes and replace it with a motorized transport company under their direct control.

Partly due to the closure of its transport business, and partly because of his age, of Haynes retired in 1916, turning control of business photos of his son … Jack Ellis Haynes. F Jay Haynes died in 1921.

Although Jack Ellis Haynes continued to sell hand-colored photographs, negatives made with the parents, most of his work consisted of the construction works of the production of prints of his father, including postcards, tourist brochures, Yellowstone travel books, etc. picture of Jack Ellis Haynes as a rule, not as a collectible, like his father. Jack ran the family business until 1950. He hoped that his daughter will be the third generation to lead something & # 39; and Yellowstone Business Park, but his only child of Haynes Lida, was killed in a car accident in 1952 at the age of 20, Jack Ellis Haynes died in 1964.

On the & # 39; Haynes amount of work was enormous. Attached to 2400 Stereoviews, Haynes released thousands of cabinet cards, thousands of individual and family portraits, as well as tens of thousands of hand-colored photographs. To date, over 24,000 glass negatives from Haynes collection located in the historic community of Montana. They include photographs of Haynes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, many of his paintings of the North Pacific Railroad, and, of course, his images of Yellowstone Park.

What types of Haynes Memorabilia collected today? Probably a lot more than you might think.

Types of Yellowstone Park: Perhaps the Holy Grail F Jay Haynes gathering presentation portfolio Yellowstone early paintings under the title "Types of Yellowstone Park". Henry Vihlein (1844-1922), a nephew of Joseph Schlitz (founder and owner of Milwaukee Schlitz Brewery), commissioned by Haynes to take a series of 12 Yellowstone hand-painted pictures, which were then bound in leather-bound books and high-quality data in a very limited number of his friends and colleagues. We just have personally seen one of these full of books, and they are extremely rare and desirable among collectors Haynes.

Photos and Stereocards: Haynes account card, Carte-de-attended, portraits, and stereo card are highly sought after on the collectors' photographs. Subject and conditions usually determine the value.

Hand-Colored photos: Haynes hand tinted photographs are highly sought after by collectors the early 20th century. hand-colored photographs. Virtually the only hand-colored kinds of Haynes, you will find in from Yellowstone Park, and usually include Old Faithful, other geysers, animal, Great Falls, Lower Falls, and other magnificent views of the entire park. These photos were hand painted in oils in the studio and Haynes, usually sold for visitors to Yellowstone and tourists, and some of them are much less likely than others.

The most desirable from the & # 39 are Haynes early hand-colored albumen print, which often unsigned and unmarked anyway. This early hand colored photo, released himself F Jay Haynes, tend to be more desirable than the later paintings, his son released.

Most often, the photos were impressed with Haynes'Haynes"Name and not signed in pencil or pen. usually "Haynes, Yellowstone Park"Qi"Haynes Studio, St Paul"Struck by the small letters, either in the image or in the matting. Usually no more than 30+ commercial titled Yellowstone Sun have been sold, but they came in a variety of sizes (2.5×5 "to 24×36") and in several different formats (matte and large framed, rectangular and round frames, etc.) . round frame and large size quite unusual.

booksAlthough it is not the author of several books have been written about F Jay Haynes including "after Frontier"(Freeman tilde) and"F Jay Haynes, photographer"(Montana Historical Society). Each of these books include a significant Haynes biographical information and reproductions of many of his photographs.

Yellowstone Park GuidesHaynes manual was published and updated almost every year between 1890-1966. They were widely regarded as the best Yellowstone Guides in print and includes facts and trivia about Yellowstone Park, along with, of course, a lot of pictures Haynes Yellowstone. Most manual Haynes & # 39; were from later Jack Ellis Haynes years.

Printing Machine Made: As time progressed and technology, Haynes & # 39; hand-colored photographs have been replaced with less expensive production car color lithographic prints. These prints were sold both individually and in packaged portfolios. Machine production of prints with the late Jack Ellis Haynes years and as a collector Haynes & # 39; hand-painted pictures.

Postcards, greeting cards and photo printing Folders: Photos Haynes Yellowstone were widely sold through a variety of customized greeting cards, gift cards, and a small folder printing. They were sold both Haynes and through other suppliers Yellowstone. Most of them were from later Jack Ellis Haynes years.

Yellowstone souvenir bookletsOver the years, Haynes released a studio or your own souvenir photo, took some pictures with Yellowstone Haynes & # 39 are in Yellowstone photo albums and booklets issued by others. We have seen at least six of these albums, and, most likely, there are many others. Most of them were from later Jack Ellis Haynes years.

Other Memorable YellowstoneWe also saw other things, not Haynes sold under the name «Haynes» is attached. For example, we have seen "old Faithful"The etching, which carried as the name of the original artist, along with"Haynes"Name. We have seen R Atkinson Fox Yellowstone printing, which carried both "fox"The name of the print and"Haynes"The name hit into the mat. We have seen, government publications Yellowstone, which showed Haynes photos. And we even saw a hand-colored glass frame, designed to attract the sunlight through the old faithful.

So, next time you hear the name "F Jay Haynes"Yellowstone Park and the western part of the United States should immediately come to mind.


Breckenridge Colorado Real Estate – Land Sales


Breckenridge Colorado is a premier ski and summer destination resort community located in Summit County, about a 1.5 hour drive west of Denver, and the Breckenridge Colorado real estate market is feeling the effects of the Great Recession.

Breckenridge homes, condos and land have all seen an increase in the available inventory and a reduction in the number of sales when compared to the market highs during the 2005-2007 time frame. This has lead to a reduction in sale prices for all three property types.

Breckenridge land sales have been especially hard hit. In 2006 there were 260 vacant lots sold in Breckenridge. In 2009 there were only 40. And about half-way through 2010, it would appear that this year is going to be about the same as last.

The decline in land values ​​that have claimed from the reduction in the number of transaction has been dramatic. The following are just a few examples of Breckenridge Colorado land sales during the past year showing the magnitude of the losses that vacant lot Sellers are experiencing:

1. LOT 146 HIGHLANDS AT BRECKECKENRIDGE (835 GOLD RUN ROAD): The Seller had paid $ 550,000 for this land on 05/31/07 and sold it for $ 403,000 on 08/14/09.

2. LOT 200 HIGHLANDS AT BRECKENRIDGE (834 PRESTON WAY): The previous owner of this land had paid $ 427,500 for it on 07/24/07. Now the bank has it under Contract after having listed it for a price of $ 297,900.

3. LOT 109 HIGHLANDS AT BRECKENRIDGE (517 HAMILTON COURT): The previous owner of this vacant lot bought it for $ 435,000 on 10/01/07. Now the bank has it listed for $ 265,500.

The above are just a few examples. There are many more like these in Breckenridge and all through Summit County Colorado. And land value loss paints only part of the picture when it comes to the Breckenridge Colorado land market. Another important aspect of this market is the relation of available land inventory to the number of vacant lot transactions taking place.

As of this writing, there are 283 vacant lots for sale in Breckenridge Colorado. This is more than has ever sold in a single year and is about 6.5 times more than has sold in the previous 12 months. This concept can be further broken down by price range:

  • Between $ 250K and $ 400K, there are currently 51 active vacant lot listings with 8 closures in this price range during the previous 12 months. This equates to about a 6.5 year available inventory.
  • Below $ 250K there are currently 111 active vacant lot listings with 21 sales in this price range during the previous 12 months. This equates to about a 5.25 year available inventory.
  • Above $ 400K there are currently 124 active vacant lot listings with 15 sales in this price range during the previous 12 months. This equates to about a 8.25 year available inventory.

By comparison, there is about a 2 year inventory of single family homes for sale in Breckenridge and about a 2.25 year inventory of multi-family properties (ie condos, townhomes, duplexes, etc.).

Of course all of this is bad news for those who have Breckenridge real estate for sale. But it could be great news for those looking to buy Breckenridge real estate, especially when it comes to those interested in purchasing vacant land.

Copyright 2010 – All rights reserved by Ted Amenta

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Looking for exotic pets for sale


You are unique animals? You want to go for something outside of the box? Then you can try looking at the exotic animals for sale. Exotic animals may seem scary, but most of them & # 39 are friendly and easy to care for especially those that are small, such as kinkajous, chameleons and Coatis. Here, we will talk about the different types of exotic animals that you can have as pets at home.

Each state sets different laws and caring about people who have exotic animals in their area. Attached to the list of exotic animals, maybe you can take care of the house, I'll give you some of the same resources as you can find your preferred exotic animals. Some of the unique animals that you can take home for you and your family & # 39; and include iguanas, alpacas, monkey and other primates, squirrels, snakes, turtles, a tarantula, capuchin and Lama. If you live in a state that a & # 39 is pretty loose about exotic animals could have a large species of these. Since I have already provided you with a list of what you have, let's continue with the path as you can have these pets. In order to effectively discuss this, we need to talk about the laws regarding the possession of domestic animals, and they & # 39 are wild or exotic.

As I said recently, countries differ in terms of the laws that they impose in respect of the owners of exotics. Some states may allow you to easily have one without any fuss or problem while others may have seen something other than a cat or a dog illegal. There are basically four levels of state laws for possession of these animals. In the first place it would be eighteen states have strict rules regarding the ownership of the animals, and they & # 39 are exotic. Some of these states of California, Alaska, Georgia, Colorado, Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico, New York, Utah, Vermont, New Jersey, Tennessee and Kentucky. Next ten states imposed partial bans against an exotic, which means that some animals can be allowed while others may be banned. States that impose these types of laws include Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia, Nebraska, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, Connecticut and Louisiana.

Furthermore, thirteen states require that pet owners must apply for a license or permission from the government before they can have the above animals. These states include Oregon, Indiana, Oregon, Texas, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Delaware, Maine, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. Finally, nine states do not require any license or permit to own animals. These states include Arizona, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island.

You can find out if the exotics with & # 39 is legal in your state, looking at the laws in your area; talk with some government agencies; asking for help from wildlife agencies in your region; and calling your local humane society.


Colorado's Top Five Ski Resorts


Colorado is ski country USA with twenty eight ski resorts that include some of the most famous names in the ski business. Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat Springs just to name a few are all in this fabulous state of Colorado. With twenty eight, how do we widdle it down to the top five?

Everyone has their own little perspective on what makes a great ski resort. Great night life, lots of snow, easy access to on hill lodging, celebrities walking around, high end restaurants are all aspects of what make a ski resort what it is. My perspective is from the skiing side. I like lots of snow, great runs, a mountain that spreads different abilities across different parts of the hill, smaller crowds and did I mention lots of snow. So here goes my top five Colorado ski resorts and why. These are in no particular order as I had enough of a hard time working it down to five.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort: In the southern part of Colorado sits in a great location to catch the best of Colorado's winter storms. It's also a bit warmer than the other top four resorts on this list with an average daily winter temperature of 30F. The mountain is about 50% expert and most of the other 50% is intermediate. This is an old skiers hill that will test your ability. The town is nit overly developed but you can find something for almost everyone here.

Steamboat Ski Resort: In the northwest part of Colorado the mountain is comprated of six peaks, 165 trails spread out over 2,965 acres served by 20 lifts, including four high-speed quad chairlifts and an 8-passenger gondola, rising 3,668 vertical feet. Gladed areas of Sunshine and Storm Peaks are Steamboat's claim to fame, with Champagne Powder snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds. If the snow is falling there is not a better place in the world to ski. A great town with working cattle ranches and an old west feel make this a can not miss destination.

Telluride Ski Resort: Surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 peaks in the US this is a skiers paradise. The small town of Telluride is out of the way enough that you feel as the whole mountain is yours. No lift lines at all and lodging that is almost all slopeslide. Great late season snow and again in southern Colorado where if the weather is right you talk of snow in feet not inches.

Copper Mountain Resort: The oly resort on the list that sits on the I-70 corridor but the mountain is worth dealing with I-70. This is the perfect ski mountain. From skiers left is beginner, middle is intermediate and right is expert. The expert terrain in the Far East area is breath taking. looking down at the valley below the terrain is perfect. Snow is usually very good also.

Winter Park Resort: Only 67 miles from Denver and the best and most snow in the state. Winter Park is as they say Colorado's favorite. Snow rates over 350 inches a year and it is sunny 70% of the ski season. That must mean some big storms !! The Mary Jane side of Winter Park has the best bumps in North America and there is great powder and great tree skiing. Winter Park is the place to go if you like snow so I would have to say WP is the favorite here.

So there is my top five Colorado ski resorts. What are yours lets here in the comments below.


Phone numbers of the lottery winners


Joe Claffy. Joe Denette. Isabel Zelaya. Janet Alnwick. Brad Duke. Neal Wanless. Palmira Nicola. Paul Rosen. What these people have in common? They are all big lottery winners. What else they might have in common? They probably all have received a lot of unsolicited phone calls after the announced winners of the lotto. Do you think that these people wish they were unregistered phone numbers to the previous claiming their prizes? Yes, probably.

Everyone wants they could win the lottery; it would be a dream come true. But many people do not consider the consequences of his fame after claiming the big jackpot. If only they knew what would happen.

Why do people want to phone a lottery winner? Simply, they want money. This may be charitable organizations seeking donations, business people, as financial planners to search for new customers, or even long-lost friends or relatives who suddenly looking to reconnect. This can be a big invasion of privacy for the new lottery winners.

Some people think that if they say that the jackpot anonymously, no one will know your name and, therefore, will not have the opportunity to watch their numbers. But most of the lotteries in North America requires jackpot winners names will be published. It is important for the public perception of the lottery. Thus, you can not qualify anonymously. However, you can get around that in a few selected states. You can qualify anonymously in Ohio, for example. In 2006 year, Mega Millions jackpot of $ 265 million was announced trusts and lottery officials could only say that the winning ticket was sold in the Cincinnati area. This man obviously did not want any phone calls.

There are a few select states with a law requiring the lottery corporations in order to preserve the identity of lottery winners in secret, when required, including Delaware, Kansas, and North Dakota. You do not have to worry about that with the phone number, if you win the lottery, in those states.

If you are not lucky enough to live in one of the states that allow you to qualify for the lottery anonymous, and you value your privacy is probably best that you could do is get the phone number for registration of claims


Population Growth in Colorado, Good or Bad?


Even if inflation threatens the economy, Colorado’s population continues to grow from out of state relocators. As proof from the 2000 Census, Colorado’s population grew by more than 30%. Now slowly but surely, school districts around the state have rebuilt and benefited from economic growth that began in the 1990’s and has yet to slow down. Why Colorado?

Colorado is a melting pot for small business, big business, and entrepreneurs alike. From the likes of microbreweries such as Fat Tire to the footwear pioneers at Crocs, Colorado is a very attractive market, especially for families or individuals looking to relocate.

Logan Chierotti is the owner of coloradohomehelper which is one of the top websites for home buyers in Colorado. Chierotti’s site can be found at the top of search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN. He states, Colorado is a very trendy market, and I think this is attributed to the education programs found within our school systems. 40% of Chierotti’s business is from families relocating from out of state.

Chierroti adds, Colorado is a lucrative and attractive place to live. Even if our economy slows down in the forthcoming months, Colorado will continue to see growth because of how much it has to offer. Since 2002 there has been a huge increase in charter schools statewide from 91 to 142.

Also, teacher’s salaries have increased from $39,184 in 2002 to $44,456 in 2005 (Colorado Department of Education CDE). The increase of charter schools and teachers salaries can be attributed to the influx of out of state relocators. But what has been lost in the shuffle is the increase of high school dropouts since the 2002-2003 school year.

In 2003 the dropout rate was 2.4%, in 2004-2005 the dropout rate increased to 4.8% statewide (CDE). Projections through 2012 have dropout rates increasing along with graduation rates decreasing over this period. Stats for the 2006-2007 Colorado school year will be released in August (CDE).

So the question is, does the recent growth in Colorado directly affect educational institutions, or are there other social and maybe cultural issues affecting increases in dropout rates and decreases in high school graduation?

Although the path is unclear, several counties around the state have initiated many head start programs to help better serve underprivileged children such as Denver County, Adams County, Boulder County and Cherry Creek, if the problem lies with other social or cultural issues at hand. Only time will tell whether or not the current population growth in Colorado will benefit our educational systems, even though current trends advise otherwise.


High School Track & Field – Yes, There Phenom Khasya Jordan, This is the best vacation on Preps


It & # 39; s good to be Jordan Jose Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo (CA). She captured the heart of America and # 39; s working community, competing as a junior in the US Olympic trials last year, not qualifying for the team of Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, but set a national age group and high school overclocking record 4 14:50 1,500-meter semifinal heat.

Hasay this phenomenon, but there are other incredibly talented high school track star who experience their talent and skills in the competition this spring. Here are some of the best remaining:

Laura Roesler from Fargo South High School in Fargo (North Dakota). Khasya Jordan was not only a high schooler in the US Olympic trials. Roesler (pronounced «Race-ler"), a sophomore, was there. She clocked 2: 3:08 in the 800-meter semifinal heat.

Hasay of California on the west coast, the nation and # 39; s largest state with a population of 35 million,% 2B. Rösler from North Dakota in the Midwest state with not even a million people (641,000% 2B in the last resort). Roesler with & # 39 Phenom is also; it just does not get much press. In his freshman and sophomore years Roesler won state titles in the 100, 200, 400 and 800, not bad for a day and # 39; s work.

Chalonda Goodman from Newnan (GA) secondary school. Goodman in rapid way to success, being torn through 100-meter shooting at 11:31, and 200-m at 23:22. She & # 39 is a 3-time protection of the state champion in the 100 and 200, and is looking to capture the headlines again during her senior year.

Donique Flemings from Saginaw High School in Fort Worth (Texas). Donique walk in style after her junior year, setting the car & # 39; EASURES best brands of 13.60 in the 100 Bar & # 39; Jeremiah 40.96 300 Bar & # 39; EASURES and 58.66 in the 400 Bar & # 39; Jeremiah . Its time to set the record 300 Texas high schools. Flemings in the summer and it will be difficult to catch.

Top 5 fastest times 400-meter runners include two runners with Poly High School in Long Beach (CA), Jasmine Joseph (53.15) and Akawkaw Ndipagbor (53.35) and three runners from Florida, Robin Reynolds in Miami Beach (53.10 ), Ebony Eutsey Miami (53.23) and Lanny Whittaker Miami (53.25). How about any of these 4 girls in the 4×400 relay team?

Looking at the stick-outs in the field events? Look no further, try these young female athletes:

Shanay Brisk with Cypress Christian High School in X & # 39; Euston (Texas), in the high jump, she went 6-1.25 as a sophomore when placing 10th in the world Juniors Meet in Poland last year. Shade Weygandt Mansfield (Texas) High School Pole claimed 13-10. Anna Dzhelmini to Shafter (CA) High School thread throwing 183-11. Lauren Chamber Kelly High School in Marietta (GA), season with hammer 184-9. Hannah Carson Dobson High School in Mesa (Arizona), season gavelin 173-7.

Elijah Greer Lake Oswego (OR) High School is shining brightly. Greer ran 1: 47.68 as a junior last year at the World Juniors in Poland. He won the 1500 Oregon title in 3: 57.76, both on the second year and 800 titles in 1: 50.60 as a junior before leaving for the World Cup. Zachary Melon Buffalo (MN) High School ran 1: 48.64. If you do not track down where these guys run, you can not appreciate how quickly they move to 800 meters.

Rynell Parson from Stevens High School in San Antonio (TX) ran 10:23 in the 100 meters. Randall Carroll of Cathedral High School in Los Angeles (CA), covered 200 meters in 20.91 in the past year. Tavares Tate to Starkville (MS) High School toured the 400 meters in 46.39.

Wayne Davis of Southeast High School in Raleigh (North Carolina), ran 13.65 in the 110 hurdles and Reggie Wyatt of La Sierra High School in Riverside (California), with a frequency of 35.71 in the 300 Bar & # 39; EASURES and 50.10 in the 400 Bar & # 39; Jeremiah.

Connor McCullough of Chaminade High School in West Hills (California) dead sur & # 39; ozna refers to the hammer throw; you know, because it scrolls on 260-0 throw last year to set a national record.

Mason Finley with Buena Vista (CO) High School 68-0 shot put and thread salaries 222-1. Marquis Goodwin Rowlett (TX) High School 25-4.75 jumped in the long jump. Bryce Lamb of Chandler (AZ) High School jumped 52-2 in the triple jump. Jack Whitt North High School in Norman (OK) pole vaulted 17-0.

Erik Kynard from Rogers High School in Toledo (Ohio), high jumped 7-3.75 and Ricky Robertson Hernando (MS) High School cleaned 7-3. Justin Shirk Harrisburg (PA) tuck gavelin 221-3 and Johann Swanepoel from Shawnee Mission (KS) records 221-2 throw.

These are just some of the outstanding athletes preparatory to the United States. Each of these in this article, was last year's All-American high school and have to go back to the competition this year.

Copyright © 2009 Ed Bagley