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Firefighter Wins $1 Mil on American Inventor
People Magazine - USA - Firefighter Gregg Chavez made a burning dream come true Wednesday night when he pocketed a $1 million check after winning ABC's American Inventor.

The California father-of-six won the top prize when the Guardian Angel fire suppressor he has spent more than a decade developing beat a backless brassiere and a custom toy kit to triumph in the show's season finale.

First Alert president Tom Russo said he would work with Chavez to make his invention a household product.

Chavez was inspired to create his device after seeing a news report of a fatal Christmas tree fire. The image of the father carrying his
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 07:08:10 AM | Permalink
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Firefighter wins American Inventor
TV Squad - Santa Monica, CA, USA - Last night, this summer's winner of ABC's American Inventor was crowned. Firefighter Greg Chavez's invention, Guardian Angel, was voted by Americans as the best invention out of the Top 3 selected by the judges.

When Chavez presented his idea to the judges during the auditions, he hadn't won them all over (Pat Croce voted no) because he didn't have a working model; actually, his brilliant idea was only put on paper. But thanks to his passion and the fact that his idea could save lives if it worked, he got enough votes to not only become a San Francisco finalist but
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 03:08:09 AM | Permalink
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American Inventor Runner-Up Ricky DeRennaux to Work With Toy Leader Spin Master Ltd.
Earthtimes.org - USA - While he may not be a million dollars richer following the results finale of ABC's hit show American Inventor, Ricky DeRennaux is still a big step ahead in his dream of seeing his invention become a reality. When the show's producers wanted to connect Ricky with the leading champion of toy innovation, leading toy company Spin Master Ltd., impressed by Ricky's drive, passion and cool idea, answered the call.

Spin Master will be hosting DeRennaux in their Toronto headquarters later this month to work hand-in-hand with the Spin Master team on getting closer to his dream of seeing HT Racers in
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 12:08:58 AM | Permalink
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Greg Chavez crowned the winner of ABC's 'American Inventor 2'
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA - Greg Chavez, who created the Guardian Angel automatic Christmas tree fire extinguisher kit, was revealed to be American Inventor's second-season champ during last night's finale of the ABC reality competition series.

The firefighter and father from Camarillo, CA was awarded American Inventor 2's $1,000,000 cash prize as the show's winner based on viewer votes cast after last week's penultimate episode.

"We have been providing life-safety devices for families for 50 years," Tom told Greg.  "We would like to help you realize your dream of making Guardian Angel a household product... a product that could save many lives."

"I was hoping for First Alert,"
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 12:08:32 AM | Permalink
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Greg Chavez Named Winner Of 'American Inventor'
BuddyTV - USA - On last night's finale of ABC's American Inventor, firefighter Greg Chavez was named the winner for his Guardian Angel invention.  His idea for the Guardian Angel Christmas Tree fire suppression system first came to him fifteen years ago after seeing on the news that a christmas tree fire had claimed the life of a young child.  Chavez said he could never get the image of the father carrying his child out of the burning home and vowed to make sure nothing like that ever happened again.

Chavez had some stiff competition as one of three semi-finalists.  Ricky DeRennaux, a school teacher
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 12:08:12 AM | Permalink
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Firefighter Wins ABC's "American Inventor"
HispanicBusiness.com - Santa Barbara, CA, USA - The viewers of an ABC television program have picked Greg Chavez, a firefighter, husband and father of six from Camarillo, California, as the nation's top new inventor for his device to make Christmas trees safer.

Voting by viewers concluded Wednesday night in the second season of the program "American Inventor." Having won their tally, Mr. Chavez also takes home the $1 million grand prize, money he says will help him get his Guardian Angel system into production

In reaching the finals, Mr. Chavez was first chosen during a casting call in San Francisco, one of six cities across the country where thousands
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/2/2007 12:08:12 AM | Permalink
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American Inventor Winner Is Greg Chavez
Reality TV Magazine - Scottsdale, AZ, USA - On the season finale of American Inventor 2, the three finalists Greg Chavez, Elaine Cato, and Ricky DeRennaux returned.  Greg Chavez invented the Guardian Angel, which is a fire safety system for Christmas trees.  Elaine Cato invented the 6-in-1 Convertible Brassiere, which is a traditional brassiere that converts into six configurations.  Ricky DeRennaux invented Custom Build Racers, which is a kit to build remote controlled vehicles.

After a review segment on some other inventors, the three finalists stood on center stage waiting to learn who would be the first finalist eliminated.  Host Nick Smith announced that Ricky DeRennaux was the first
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Categories : American Inventor
Posted 8/1/2007 09:08:58 AM | Permalink
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