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Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd
Basilea's Ceftobiprole Highlight of ICAAC Session
BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- With new evidence of its potency against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and broad spectrum of activity, ceftobiprole; in late-stage development by Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd (SWX:BSLN) and Johnson & Johnson PRD, is the highlight of the session "New Beta Lactams" at the 45th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington DC, USA.
China Digital Animation Development, Inc.
Maui General Store CEO to Retire 50,000,000 Shares of Common Stock to Treasury
HANA, Hawaii, Dec. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maui General Store, Inc. (OTCBB:MAUG) announced today that CEO Richard Miller will retire 50,000,000 shares of Maui General Store Common Stock to Treasury Stock as part of its ongoing restructuring and its previously announced Definitive Agreement with Palmera Holdings, Inc. dba Trinity BioGenics. "We are moving purposefully towards a fair and equitable structure for all the shareholders of Maui General Store," stated Mr. Miller, "and the share retirement will work towards balancing ownership within current shareholders while effectively reducing the dilution of the outstanding shares."
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Nash Finch Co. -- NAFC
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Nash Finch Co. (Nasdaq:NAFC) between Feb. 24, 2005 and Oct. 20, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Also included are all those who acquired Nash Finch through its acquisition of Roundy's Distribution Center ("Roundy's").
General Payment Systems, Inc.
Pacific Financial Launches the Silver and Black Fund Affinity Project and Announces Participation in April 2006 Second Annual Celebrity Fund Raiser
LODI, Calif., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific Financial Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PFUO), a leader in providing Cashless ATM and Wireless POS devices featuring Pacific's Point-of-Banking (PBT) terminal technology, Merchant Processing, and stored-value cards, announced today as a result of a recent acquisition, it is launching a Major Pro sports affinity program in cooperation with the Silver and Black Fund (www.silverandblackfund.com). The Affinity program will benefit specific retired Pro football players and will make millions of sports fans aware of the many unspoken physical and financial needs of the less fortunate but deserving retired players.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Delivers Bayport Matters and Inter-Governmental, Service and Partnership Agreements
HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) commission approved several recommendations involving contract awards, bids and proposals, professional services and general administrative and operational matters during its public meeting on Monday, December 19, 2005 at the Lou Lawler International Seafarers Center. Chairman Jim Edmonds presided over the meeting with Vice Chairman Kase Lawal, Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Cheryl Thompson-Draper, and Commissioner Janiece Longoria.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc. Expanding to Dawson and Forsyth Counties
GAINESVILLE, Ga., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTB) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the merger of Mountain Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of the $130-million asset Mountain State Bank of Dawsonville, into GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (GB&T). GB&T is a $1.6-billion asset community bank holding company based in Gainesville, Georgia. Established in 2003, Mountain State Bank has offices in both Dawson and Forsyth counties.
Zink to Become Executive Vice President at Sysco Food Services of Montana, Inc.
HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that William M. Zink has been named executive vice president of Sysco Food Services of Montana, Inc., a broadline foodservice subsidiary located in Billings, Montana. Mr. Zink, who currently serves as senior vice president of operations at SYSCO's Arizona operation, will assume his new responsibilities effective January 1, 2006.
Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC
Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd. Files Class Action Suit Against Diebold, Incorporated
CLEVELAND, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd. (http://www.landskronerlaw.com) announces that it has commenced a class action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of purchasers of Diebold, Incorporated ("Diebold") (NYSE:DBD) common stock during the period between October 22, 2003 and September 20, 2005 (the "Class Period"). Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd.is an Ohio-based law firm whose attorneys are licensed and regularly practice in the federal courts of Ohio.