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Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- Port of Houston Authority Delivers Small Business Successes
HOUSTON, June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the second anniversary of the Small Business Development Program (SBDP) with a reception on Tuesday, June 8. More than 500 invited guests including participating SBDP vendors, representatives of the City of Houston, METRO, Houston Minority Business Council, U.S. Small Business Administration and the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance as well as several political and civic leaders attended the celebration at The Grand Room Downtown.
I'm Gonna Make Them Love You -- New Novel Explores Man's Motown Dreams
DERBY, England, June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) --- Just about everyone has a lifelong dream. For George Reynolds that dream is to work for Motown Records, an aspiration that takes him across the Atlantic, from England to America, in the new book, I'm Gonna Make Them Love You! (now available through AuthorHouse), by Wayne G. Edwards.
Work Less, Make More -- Author Proposes New World Economic System
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to "ABC News" and numerous independent studies, Americans work more and vacation less than citizens of any other industrialized nation in the world. This gung-ho, workaholic mentality may be stunting human progress, according to author Bob Blain, Ph.D., whose new book, The Most Wealth for the Least Work Through Cooperation (now available through AuthorHouse), suggests a radical change to economic standards and practices.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Releases Monthly Closed-End Fund Portfolio Data
NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS INVESTMENTS has released the monthly portfolio data for May including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings, sector weightings and other fund characteristics for the CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108), the CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) and the CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (NYSE:CSQ) (Cusip No.: 128125101).
A Tribute to the Stars; Poet and Singer Praises Celebrities in New Book
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla., June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since junior high school, Leila Duchesne has admired movie and television stars. She expressed her admiration for her favorite celebrities through poetry, a pastime that unexpectedly blossomed into a full-fledged singing career. In her new book, Celebrity Poems & Memoirs (now available through AuthorHouse), she includes many of her poems about famous people and offers personal stories about being a singer and meeting entertainment legends.
New Book Examines Early Days of Long Island Town
NEW BERN, N.C., June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Every American town has a history, but some of that has been lost under the plows and asphalt of progress. Nearly 350 years ago, the town of Brookhaven, N.Y., was founded and its inception is the subject of a new book, Setauket, Alias Brookhaven: The Birth of a Long Island Town with the Chronological Records 1655-1679 (now available through AuthorHouse), by Belle Barstow.
Gasel Transportation Lines, Inc.
Gasel Transportation Lines, Inc. Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter 2004
MARIETTA, Ohio, June 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gasel Transportations Lines, Inc. (OTCBB:GSEL), currently operating as a debtor-in-possession under Chapter 11 Reorganization, today announced results for fiscal first quarter 2004. For the three months ended March 31, 2004, freight income revenue totaled $3,605,729 and training school revenue was $163,067 for combined revenue of $3,768,796, representing a 3.73% increase from prior year combined revenue of $3,634,496 and the second sequential year-year increase in the most recent eight reporting periods. Combined revenue for the nine month period ended March 31, 2004 was $10,796,404; a 2.41% increase over $10,541,872 reported for the same nine month period one year prior. The revenue increase is largely a result of increased freight demand, higher prices and the use of additional owner/operators that increased supply without a subsequent increase in associated costs.