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From: anniebonny4/10/2008 7:04:19 PM
   of 122001
 
Shane Traveller - AERP - Aero Performance

Wonder how long it will be before he steps down???

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

I, Shane Traveller, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-QSB of Aero Performance
Products, Inc.;

(2) Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of
a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the
statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were
made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

(3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial
information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the
financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as
of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

(4) The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for
establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in
Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial
reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the
registrant and have:

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such
disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to
ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its
consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities,
particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such
internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision,
to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting
and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance
with generally accepted accounting principles;

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and
procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness
of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered
by this report based on such evaluation; and

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control
over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent
fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual
report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially
affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and

(5) The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on
our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the
registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of
directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or
operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably
likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process,
summarize and report financial information; and

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other
employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over
financial reporting.

Date: February 13, 2008 By: /s/ Shane Traveller
Shane Traveller, Chief Financial Officer

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To: anniebonny who wrote (103278)4/10/2008 8:47:34 PM
From: StockDung
   of 122001
 
Shane H. Traveller Investor Relations:Geoffrey Eiten
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Aussie Apparel Forms Independent Board Of Directors; Forms New Audit Committee
LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aussie Apparel Group Ltd. (OTCBB:AASI) announced today that it has restructured its board of directors resulting in a majority of its directors becoming independent. The new board of directors, which will be presented to the shareholders for ratification at the next shareholder meeting, now consists of three members, two of whom are independent. Mr. Bruce MacGregor, President & CEO of Aussie Apparel, will continue in his position as Chairman of the board of directors.

The two new individuals appointed to the board, effective May 31, 2003, are Shane H. Traveller and Scott Battenburg. Ms. GiGi Carrano, who had served as company secretary, resigned from the board of directors, also effective May 31, 2003. Ms. Carrano will continue her role as an executive assistant to the board and management team. The Company also announced that the board of directors has formed an Audit Committee consisting of Mr. Traveller and Mr. Battenburg, with Mr. Traveller serving as the Audit Committee Chairman. The newly formed Audit Committee will be responsible for confirming and working with the Company's independent auditor and will have an active role in ensuring that the financial statements accurately reflect the financial conditions of the Company.

Bruce MacGregor, Aussie Apparel's President & CEO, said, "I am pleased that we have been able to attract an independent board of directors of such high caliber. While very few Bulletin Board companies have voluntarily put an independent board of directors in place, we felt it would assist the company in maintaining its drive for excellence at every level. The full implementation of our plan requires that we surround ourselves with a team that has significant financial and operational expertise. By creating a seasoned and independent board of directors we put another strong brick into the foundation of our company which is a critical step in ensuring the continued trust of all of our shareholders."

Mr. Shane H. Traveller is a Certified Public Accountant who has served on several boards of directors and is presently also the Audit Committee Chairman for San Diego Soccer Development Corporation. Mr. Traveller previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Trimedyne, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, after serving as that company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Trimedyne, he was the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Pyro Shield, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Worldwide Investment Network, Inc. Mr. Traveller gained his public accounting experience working for Arthur Andersen, LLP and Corbin & Wertz, LLP, after obtaining his accounting degree from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Scott Battenburg is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Virgin Entertainment Group, Inc., where he is responsible for financial and strategic planning as well as risk and inventory management. Before joining Virgin Entertainment, Mr. Battenburg was Chief Financial Officer of Razor USA, LLP and, before that, was Vice President of Financial Planning for The Money Store. Mr. Battenburg also held several positions with LA Gear, Inc., the last of which was Director of Sales and Marketing Analysis. Mr. Battenburg previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick and has a degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

About Aussie Apparel Group, Ltd.

Aussie Apparel Group is an emerging growth apparel company focused on the rapidly growing extreme-sports apparel market, both domestically and internationally, utilizing a multi-branded and multi-distribution channel approach. According to Sporting Goods Intelligence, the US sports apparel market was an estimated $19.08 billion at wholesale in 2002. The Company currently owns four brands, including Hot Tuna, which is focused on the surfing enthusiast, Xisle, a mid-tier label that targets both the surf and skate market, and Piranha Boy and Piranha Girl, directed at the children's market with surf inspired apparel for the mass-market. For more information visit: aussieapparelgroup.com.

Safe Harbor:

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance development and results of the Company's business include but are not limited to fluctuations in financial results, availability and customer acceptance of our products and services, the impact of competitive products, services and pricing, general market trends and conditions, and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports.

CONTACT: For Aussie Apparel Group, Ltd.
Investor Relations:
Geoffrey Eiten
(781) 444-6100, ext. 613
geiten@otcfn.com

Company information:
(562) 983-8045
info@aussieapparelgroup.com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Keywords: TEXTILES, MANAGEMENT CHANGES

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To: anniebonny who wrote (103278)4/10/2008 8:49:39 PM
From: StockDung
   of 122001
 
Mr. Traveller gained his public accounting experience working for Arthur Andersen, LLP and Corbin & Wertz, LLP, after obtaining his accounting degree from Brigham Young University.

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To: StockDung who wrote (103283)4/10/2008 8:53:24 PM
From: anniebonny
   of 122001
 
Mr. Traveller has done a whole lot of Travellin'. Let's see how good the SEC is re-tracing his Tracks. Maybe that's why he is doing business in the Turks and Caicos Islands now?

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To: StockDung who wrote (103283)4/10/2008 9:06:19 PM
From: anniebonny
   of 122001
 
"February 28, 2005 James B. Terrell and Shane H. Traveller gave resignation letters"..

SECTION 5 - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS.

On February 28, 2005 James B. Terrell and Shane H. Traveller gave resignation letters to the Board of Directors of 21st Century Technologies, Inc (the "Company"). The Company accepted their resignations on March 4, 2005. James B. Terrell served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shane H. Traveller served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Further details are disclosed in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and the resignation letters from James B. Terrell and Shane H. Traveller attached as Exhibit 99.2 and 99.3, respectively.
________
EXHIBIT 99.1

DIRECTORS TERRELL AND TRAVELLER RESIGN FROM 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.'S BOARD

Las Vegas, Nev. - March 7, 2005 - 21st Century Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC: TFCY.PK) today announced that James B. Terrell and Shane H. Traveller have resigned from the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Terrell served as Chairman of the Board and Mr. Traveller served as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

John R. Dumble, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "I am deeply appreciative of the contributions made by Jim Terrell and Shane Traveller during their tenure on the Company's Board of Directors. With their counseling, the Company was able to achieve several of its objectives as a business development company. While I am saddened to see these gentlemen go, I respect their desire to bring new faces onto the Board to help Shepard the Company through the coming months."

The Company is a business development company operated pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940. It holds various enterprises as investments and seeks to grow companies in which it has an interest.

Statements that are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and as are further detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Gemini Financial Communications
A. Beyer, 951-693-4534
(10 a.m.-12 p.m. PT Mon.-Fri.) ir@texn.com

209.85.173.104

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Obviously didn't stop him from being involved in all those other companies (Steve Peacock/Javelin/BEYER) related companies). I wonder if this was about the time he changed the address for Sequoia International? It used to be in the US and changed to the TURKS and CAICOS Islands.

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From: StockDung4/11/2008 1:21:06 PM
   of 122001
 
OVERSTOCK FACES SUIT
Bloomberg

April 11, 2008 -- Overstock.com Inc., the Internet seller of discounted brand-name goods, and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne will be sued for libel by Gradient Analytics Inc., the research firm said.
Gradient was defamed by Overstock.com and Byrne in retaliation for research that criticized the retailer's financial performance, Gradient said in an e-mailed statement.

Gradient will file the complaint when it gets final permission to do so from a California state court judge in San Francisco, spokeswoman Karen Hinton said yesterday in a voicemail message. Earlier yesterday, Hinton said the suit had been filed.

"These bullies have spent two and a half years hiding in the locker room to avoid having to back up their words," Byrne said yesterday in an e-mail. "Now that they've been dragged by their heels kicking and screaming into the ring, they bounce up and begin pounding their chests."

Overstock.com fell $1.31, or 9.3 percent, to close at $12.81.

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From: StockDung4/11/2008 2:01:58 PM
   of 122001
 
Accused fraudster banned from trading
canada.com
Chris Purdy, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, April 11, 2008
Any stock market bans issued out of a pending U.S. securities trial cannot be imposed across the border on alleged fraudster Urban Casavant.

But a previous order issued by the Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission (SFSC) remains in effect, banning the Prince Albert man from dealing securities in the province.

An order preventing Casavant's former diamond mining company, CMKM Diamonds Inc., from selling shares is also in place in Manitoba.

The Alberta Securities Commission held a hearing Wednesday seeking a reciprocal order. That decision is pending.

Casavant, a 51-year-old former prison guard and U-haul franchise owner in Prince Albert, was among 11 people charged earlier this week with fraud and other offences by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The SEC alleges the group conspired to illegally sell billions of shares of unregistered CMKM stock, stealing at least $64 million from 40,000 investors around the world between 2003 and 2005.

The company claimed to hold mineral rights in the Fort a la Corne region east of Prince Albert and sent out phony media releases about its discoveries.

Casavant, running the scheme out a home in Las Vegas, allegedly pocketed $31.5 million and blew most of the money on a lavish lifestyle that included high-roller gambling at casinos.

He resigned from the company in 2007 and returned to Canada.

"He's totally wrongly accused," Casavant's brother Victor said from his home in Vegreville, Alta. on Thursday.

He refused to comment further on the case.

Victor Casavant was sanctioned in Alberta in 1995 for improperly distributing securities from his company Striker Minerals Ltd. He returned $60,000 to one shareholder and paid a $1,000 fine.

The SEC and SFSC both issued temporary cease-trade ordered against Casavant and CMKM in 2004. The following year, Saskatchewan extended its order indefinitely and the SEC issued a final order de-registering the company's stock.

The current SEC charges relate to a civil case seeking fines and the return of what's left of the stolen investment money.

The SEC is also seeking an order preventing Casavant from acting as an officer or director of any public company in the U.S.

chpurdy@sp.canwest.com

© The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) 2008

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From: StockDung4/11/2008 3:55:52 PM
   of 122001
 
Herbalife Shares Drop on Fraud Claims
Herbalife Shares Fall After Fraud Discovery Institute Alleges Fraud
April 11, 2008: 03:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Shares of Herbalife Ltd., which sells nutritional supplements and weight-loss products, dropped Friday after a San Diego-based investigator leveled allegations of fraud against the company.

Shares fell $3.51, or 7.2 percent, to $45.09 in afternoon trading.

Barry Minkow, who now runs the Fraud Discovery Institute after serving a sentence for fraud at his own former company ZZZZ Best Co., released a list of "top 10 red flags for fraud" at Herbalife. The "flags" include senior managers allegedly dumping stock, high supervisor turnover and saturation in the market.

In the report on his Web site, Minkow said he reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission this month that he was shorting the stock to finance his investigation of Herbalife in China and produce You Tube videos of "Herbalife victims." By shorting the stock, Minkow bet the price would decline.

The Institute has accused the company of fraud before, saying Herbalife was operating a pyramid scheme and illegally recruiting distributors in mainland China.

Herbalife spokesman George Fischer said the company stands by the statement it released in November when Minkow made his initial accusation. The statement states "we have confidence in our direct-selling business model, our integrity and transparency as a NYSE-listed company and the fundamentals of our business."

Although investors appeared to be listening to the latest round of allegations Friday, Goldman Sachs analyst Simeon Gutman said in a note to investors he does not view the accusations as "troubling."

He said Herbalife discloses its supervisor turnover rate every year and nearly all insider selling was done with pre-planned 10b5-1 trading plans. Those plans allow a company insider to set up a program in advance for buying or selling shares and proceed with them even if he or she comes into possession of material nonpublic information.

Gutman said he was surprised by the share price drop but added the company's upcoming first quarter earnings report may give investors a reason to forget the allegations.

"In our view, the most effective refutation to any allegation is continued strong operating results," Gutman said.

The analyst said he expects the company to report earnings higher than investors expect

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From: StockDung4/11/2008 4:02:50 PM
   of 122001
 
US senator asks Justice, SEC to probe Bear trading
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:01am EDT
By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic senator said on Thursday that he was asking the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate stock trading prior to JPMorgan Chase's (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) agreement to buy Bear Stearns (BSC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) in a deal engineered by the Federal Reserve.

"Congress must continue to look into this deal and possible illegal behavior," said Montana Sen. Jon Tester.

"I am calling on the proper law enforcement authorities to investigate whether illegal insider trading may have fueled Bear Stearns' downfall," the first-term member of the Senate Banking Committee said in remarks on the Senate floor.

Tester said he was asking the Justice Department and the SEC to investigate and report on "the role that short selling played in the events surrounding Bear Stearns' collapse."

Last week, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat, urged scrutiny of whether short sellers and speculators contributed to Bear's sudden downfall.

At a committee hearing, SEC Chairman Christopher Cox stopped short of confirming an agency probe, but pledged that any necessary enforcement action would be taken.

Cox told lawmakers their hopes for an inquiry into rumors of illegal trading would be "met and exceeded."

Trading in Bear shares spiked in the days before the buyout of what was once the fifth-largest U.S. investment bank.

Bear told the Fed on March 13 that the company would have to file for bankruptcy the next day if it could not secure financing. On March 14, the Fed and JPMorgan announced emergency financing and, two days later, JPMorgan agreed to buy Bear.

The Fed, with the support of the Treasury Department, provided $29 billion of financing in the deal and took control of $30 billion of Bear's less liquid assets -- a highly unusual government intervention to rescue a Wall Street bank.

"We must learn if the Federal Reserve has acted properly," Tester said. "We must be certain that taxpayers did not post a preemptive bailout to cover massive short selling for those to make money in the markets."

(Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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From: StockDung4/11/2008 4:04:23 PM
   of 122001
 
SEC warns ' price-pushing ' brokers

The regulator is pursuing stockbrokers who are trying to push prices of certain illiquid shares and has warned all stockbrokers that such an offence will be penalised under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Act.

"Through the surveillance systems of the SEC, attempts made by some individual stockbrokers to manipulate the opening price of certain relatively illiquid shares using the pre-open mechanism of the ATS system have been observed," a SEC communiqué said.

It further requested those stockbrokers and staff involved in placing such orders to desist from such activity as they are being closely monitored.

"Any deliberate attempt to interfere with or distort the price discovery which ought to be based on actual and genuine supply demand dynamics of the market place constitutes an offence under the SEC Act," the communiqué said.

A stock market analyst noted that the defining characteristic of these shares that are being manipulated are that they have relatively low free float. "Also in most of these shares, the controlling family or the individual holds a massive stake. In absolute terms the shares price is low and the number of shares in the free float is relatively low," he said.

He said that in stocks such as John Keells Holdings, Dialog Telecom and Commercial Bank, price pushing is not possible, because of their fundamentals and the large amount of shares in the float.

"The fundamentals of the companies' whose illiquid shares have been pushed up have not merited the price increases seen in them," he added.

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