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Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Annuity and Life Re (Holdings), Ltd. -- ANR
BALTIMORE, Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action has been commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Annuity and Life Re (Holdings), Ltd. (NYSE:ANR) between February 12, 2001 and November 19, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Can War Really Lead to Peace? New Book Reveals Hard-Hitting Insights on American Foreign Policy
CORA, Wyo., Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Is war really the answer to September 11? Is war the only solution? Will the annihilation of Afghanistan make things right and quench our thirst for revenge? Vietnam taught us a bitter lesson. In our desire to show the world that we are willing to go to war to achieve peace, we become our own enemy. Veteran political writer Otis Carney, in his new book "Wars R' Us: Taking Action for Peace" (now available through 1stBooks Library), provocatively discusses Americans' political conviction and patriotism for a very elusive objective -- world peace.
Alcohol: Friend or Foe? New Book Details Recent Scientific Data That Is Changing the Widespread Notion That Alcohol Is Just a Harmful Agent
FAIRFIELD, Calif., Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Why do people drink alcoholic beverages? Is it harmful or useful for one's health? "Alcohol: Poison or Medicine?" (now available through 1stBooks Library) authored by Anatoly Antoshechkin acquaints medical practitioners and the reading public with new scientific data showing that alcohol in moderate doses is the number one remedy in preventing stress, cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes. It gives a concise analysis of the most important studies dealing with the effects of alcohol on the central nervous system, the role of heredity and how a person's environment influences alcohol consumption.
Getting Even -- New Novel Portrays the Survival of a Single Mother
CARLSBORG, Wash., Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Laura Starr is a portrait of a woman with a bruised heart and a tormented soul. A battered wife stricken with poverty and family problems, Laura must face yet another battle, this time against a psychotic Austrian named Wilhelm Goehring, who arrives in her small Oklahoma town parading his vast resources. In author Todd Ikard's latest book "Uncivilized" (now available through 1stBooks Library), readers will witness how Laura gains strength and finds the courage to beat the odds and overpower an influential man.
Axfood's Sales, January-November 2002
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- For stores in Sweden owned by the Group, the increase was 6.8% for the month, of which same stores accounted for 2.1%. Consolidated net sales(a) (excluding VAT) for the month of November totaled SEK 2,730 m (2,773), a decrease of 1.6% compared with the same period a year ago.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman, TRW Continue Constructive Discussions with Justice Department
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and TRW Inc. (NYSE:TRW) announced today that they continue to have constructive discussions with the Department of Justice relating to their proposed merger and continue to believe that a mutually acceptable consent decree can be reached within the next several days. Every effort will be made, the parties said, to complete their pending merger promptly following shareholder approval of the merger at meetings on Dec. 11, 2002.
Dobson Communications Corporation
FCC to Refund $16.1 Million to Dobson Communications
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Federal Communications Commission has notified DCC PCS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dobson Communications Corporation (OTCBB:DCEL), that the agency will refund $16.1 million in Dobson deposits related to FCC Auction No. 35. Dobson expects to receive the refund by the end of December.