Sunday, November 10, 1996

Colin and Mary get hitched in California -- we're there!

Great wedding! Great couple.

We share the same anniversary.

Colin McKinney, and his two brothers, Kevin and Pat, lived just two doors away from us growing up.

Saturday, October 12, 1996

Prayer for Geri Ann and John -- as they get hitched.

Please respond, Lord, hear our prayer.

For people of all religions everywhere, that we spread God's messages of love and peach though our actions and words. ....

For those hwo have travelled to be with us, may they continue to have a safe journey...

May the love that we witness between John and Geri Ann remind and rekindle the love we share in our own relationships...

For Geri Ann and John, that they grow together as friends, lvoers and soul mates...

For those special people who have come before us in the past and have helped to make us who we are today...

For the creative and artistic people of today, may they all have the confidence of their creativity and let us pray for the creativitiy found in each of us...

For all teachers and wrestlers everywhere. May they have the patience and wisdom to meet their challenges head on throughout all of life.

Tuesday, July 23, 1996

Market Research Software for World Wide Web to be part of New High-Performance Software Bundles

News release from Yearick-Millea, 700 River Ave #216, Pittsburgh

Contact was Mark Rauterkus for SSS.

CHICAGO, July 23, 1996 -- The Planet Group, an Internet Service Provider (ISP), announced today that its Virtual-Poll softwrae will be included in a World Wide Web software package called Village Compass Bundle.

Virtual-Poll is an optimized Web Server that manages the creation and analysis of market research data at a fraction of the cost of phone surveys, focus groups or mailing. The software enable users to collect real-time market data information on the Internet and receive immediate results. It automatically produces, manages and administers the entire market research process. Surveys, tests, evaluations, quizzes and polling of all types can be customized to the end-user's specifications.

Village Compass Bundle is a package of high-performance, service-software-tool sets that help businesses develop or expand sites on the World Wide Web. Virtual-Poll software will be included on Village with as many as 21 other software programs, which exhibit superior product harmony.

"Village Compass Bundles enter the marketplace offering a turn-key solution with some of the most advanced software available on the market today," Mark Rauterkus, organizer of the Village Compass Bundle, said. "Virtual-Poll adds one more highly cost-effective solution to an already strong package of software."

The bundled package of Village software creates dramatic savings for end-users -- as much as 65 percent off retail prices. The initial package, in addition to Virtual-Poll, contains a variety of highly-sophisticated softare functions strategic to building a web site, such as cataloging, information handling, communication, graphic production, and site management and maintenance. Village has numerous bundled software packages, with prices starting at $1,475. Most of the software titles run on Macintosh computers, but some titles are for Windows NT.

A free working copy of Virtual-Poll can be downloaded from the Web by visiting,, or call Plante's customer service.

More information on the Village Compass Bundle can be found at or by sending email to bundle@.

Village Compass Bundle is a worldwide coalition of software developers in six countries who produce products for Web site development. Village was organized by Pittsburgh software and book publisher, Mark Rauterkus.

Monday, January 15, 1996

SSS NDA example

Collected a big binder of NDAs, Non-disclosure agreements. This one is from a helper via NZ.
Stopped doing NDAs, mostly, after this exercise. Never needed to really leverage them. But, our efforts for The Sports Dorm were in plans that went to AOL and elsewhere. 

Sunday, January 07, 1996

Book review: he Treasure Within - A Swimmer's Logbook

Review was published in 1996, January / Feb edition of SWIM.
By Kevin DeForrest, SSS publisher, 178 pages.

Review by Wayne McCauley

This book will appeal to many Masters swimmers who need a better way to focus on their goals. Kevin DeForrest, a top Masters swimmer, uses self discovery and self awareness techniques to develop not only the swimmer within but the whole person. His use of the Four Part hormony model for life may appeal to many. Throughout the book are pages upon page of inspirational quotations, from Einstein, Lao Tzu, and the Bible to Kermit the Frong. There are ten essays in the book coverin gmany different topics not specifically related to Masters swimming.

The author believes all things are connected. He uses goal setting and goal sheets that are swimming specific, conbining these goals with a one week record of daily events. The goal sheets and weekly logs are designed for you to write in the book. Each week you reflect on the data from the log sheets and determine lessons learned and objectives achieved.

Other version of the book scheduled for release are hardcover, spiral binding and audio and computer disk formats. But a goo dreview of a swim video or book focuses on the ideas that are expressed, not the packaging. The ideas contained in The Treasure Within make it an important asset to have and use.