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Parker & Waichman
Parker & Waichman Encourages All Current and Former WorldCom and MCI Shareholders to Evaluate Legal Options Before February 20, 2004 Class Action Opt-Out Deadline
NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Judge presiding over the WorldCom class action lawsuit has recently issued a February 20, 2004 deadline for current and former MCI and WorldCom (Pink Sheets:WCOEQ) (Pink Sheets:MCWEQ) (Pink Sheets:MCIAV) shareholders to opt out of the WorldCom shareholder class action. Parker & Waichman and associated counsel believe that shareholders that have been financially harmed as a result of their WorldCom and MCI investments may benefit from filing an individual claim against the defendants rather than participating in the class action lawsuit. Current and former shareholders can learn more about the class action lawsuit and request a free lawsuit case evaluation by visiting www.worldcomstockfraud.com.
Enchanting Vietnam Escorted Tours Starting From Only $1799!!
BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Experience the Enchantment of Vietnam like never before, with this fascinating tour. From the impressive natural beauty of Halong Bay onboard a traditional Vietnamese junk, with its limestone and dolomite islands that rise jaggedly from the sea, to the tranquility and distinct European feel of Hanoi. Continue your adventure to Hoi An and partake in the Ancient night of Hoi An where the city lights go out and lanterns create an atmosphere of 300 years before. You will be whisked away by boat, plane and bus through the bustling cities and ancient towns of this charming country. The deadline for purchase is January 15, 2004 so book your tour today at GoToday.com before this wonderful opportunity passes.
21st Century Technologies, Inc.
21st Century Technologies, Inc. Acquires $2.7 Million Profitable Business Paramount MultiServices, Inc. Becomes a Member of the 21st Family
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today, Arland D. Dunn, President and CEO of 21st Century Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:TFCT) announced the acquisition of Paramount MultiServices, Inc., a Texas-based marketing firm with offices in Duncanville, Corpus Christi and Alliance, Nebraska. Mr. Dunn said, "Paramount comes to us with a substantial history of profitable operations. Paramount has engaged in marketing representation on behalf of major banking institutions, publishers, transportation companies and manufacturers. 21st will be able to integrate the services offered by Paramount with other ventures in our future which will enable Paramount to grow as part of our family. We expect that Paramount's present $2.8 million annual revenues will grow with 21st Century. Paramount adds marketing experience, skills and know-how to 21st Century."
A New World-Leading Mining and Smelting Company - New Boliden - is Born
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Boliden and Outokumpu have today completed the transaction whereby Boliden acquires Outokumpu's mining and smelting operations within zinc and copper and sells its fabrication and technology sales operations to Outokumpu. New Boliden becomes one of the world-leading mining and smelting companies within zinc and copper. New Boliden starts operations on January 1, 2004.
BacTech Enviromet Corporation
BacTech Closes $1.5 Million Flow Through Offering
TORONTO, Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech") (TSX Venture Exchange:BM) announced today that it has completed its previously announced private placement of 1,500,000 flow through units for proceeds of $1,500,000. Each flow through unit consists of one flow through common share and one half of a common share purchase warrant. One whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional common share at $1.25 per share until December 29, 2004.
Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein
Chicago Law Firm Much Shelist Announces Class Period for Class Action Suit on Behalf of Investors in Excelsior Mutual Funds -- UMBIX, UMEQX, UMGVX, UMITX
CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers, redeemers and holders of shares of the Excelsior Mutual Funds set forth below (the "Funds") between November 23, 1998 and November 14, 2003, inclusive ("Class Period").