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Investment Group Successfully Completes Acquisition of U.S. Vision
GLENDORA, New Jersey, Oct. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- U.S. Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq:USVI) ("U.S. Vision") announced today that, following approval of the transaction by U.S. Vision's stockholders at a Special Meeting held on October 30, 2002, the previously announced $33 million acquisition of U.S. Vision by an investment group has been completed. The investment group was formed by George E. Norcross, III, Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., Philip A. Norcross, and members of management including William A. Schwartz, Jr., the founder and President of U.S. Vision. As a result of the acquisition, each publicly held share of U.S. Vision common stock is entitled to receive $4.25 in cash.
The Tragedy that Almost Destroyed the Irish: Historical Novel Offers Wellspring of Information and Inspiration
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Potato Famine which struck Ireland in 1845 forced many Irish to leave their beloved homeland and flee to the United States. During the first two years of the potato famine, more than 1.25 million people emigrated from Ireland with most of them coming to America. More than million people died of starvation. This tragic period in Irish history serves as a memorable backdrop to Paul Downhour's mesmerizing novel "Crying Irish Eyes" (now available through 1stBooks Library).
The Beauty of Romance: New Collection of Romantic Poetry
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Poetry collections are some of the most soul-baring and inventive ways of communicating with people. No other form of writing allows its author to express the deep emotions of the soul as eloquently as poetry. And, while poetry can cover a broad range of feelings and experiences, it is perhaps best known as a powerful expression of love and romance.
Man vs. Microchip: Author Delves Deeply into Bio-Tech Debate
SHELTON, Wash., Oct. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- There can be little doubt that technology, both in terms of industry and in terms of inventions, has exploded in the past 15 years. From the early days of Apple 2Es to today's hand-held computers and voice-activated software, engineers and entrepreneurs have made incredible strides. However, the question remains: how heavily should we as human beings depend upon the power of microchips?
A Heart Without A Home: A Story of Despair and Triumph
ALLENTOWN, Penn. Oct. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in," says Robert Frost in "The Death of a Hired Man". Ideally, this statement should be true. Yet, there are homes where love is absent, like that of author Richard Sipos' parents' home. In this personal book, aptly titled "Thin-line: Without Love" (now available through 1stBooks Library), Sipos shares his own personal experience of living and surviving in a loveless home.