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Don't forget that we're spending the week trying to track down the hottest people in New York retail for next week's contest. If you'd like to nominate a store owner or sales associate for the title of Hottest Shopkeep, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the person's name, the store where he or she works, and, if possible, a photo. Feel free to nominate yourself, and may the sexiest sex panther win! [RackedWire]