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Subject:TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements From:TECHWR-L Listowner <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com> To:archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 1 Nov 2007 02:05:05 -0600 (MDT)
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Manning Publications Co., a leading publisher of computer books
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