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When Sleeping Giants Woke --New Book Recounts Author's Firsthand Experience of World War II
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dec. 7, 1941 was an infamous day in American history. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor awoke a sleeping giant and thrust it into a conflict that threatened to engulf the world. But thanks to millions of ordinary heroes, the forces of Hitler and Hirohito were thwarted. The new book, I Was There When the World Stood Still (now available through 1stBooks), gives author K. Ray Marrs's firsthand account of that day and the subsequent war.
Life on Sawtooth Sunset Ranch - New Book Remembers Author's Childhood Growing Up on New Mexico Ranch
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- It wasn't long ago that the Wild West was tamed. The settlers of the early 20th century blazed the land in newly founded New Mexico, building homes, herding sheep and putting up fences. Although life was hard, author Naomi Wadsworth still holds fond memories of her childhood on the ranch, which she relates in her new book, Sawtooth Sunset Ranch: Payne-ful Reminiscing (now available through 1stBooks).
The True Definition of a Strong Man - New book tells how connection to emotions creates stronger men
DOLORES, Colo., Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- For author Charles Hess, divorce and deep self-reflection led him to become a changed man and, in fact, even more of a man, he writes. In his new book, Whatever It Takes: From Fear to Freedom (now available through 1stBooks), he uses his personal story as an example of how men can recapture tenderness and recognize emotion in their lives, which can lead to true happiness.
Cancer Signals - New Book Embarks on Spiritual Journey to Combat Cancer
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Each year, cancer claims millions of people worldwide. It is a mysterious disease that strikes without prejudice or favoritism. Millions of cancer cells multiply within one's body, wreaking havoc that very few medical treatments can alter. However, there may be an alternative to combating disease. The new book, Cancer Signals: Take Charge and Win! (now available through 1stBooks), by Barbara Wolf and Margaret Fikioris suggest a new way to combat cancer that worked for one of them.
First Indiana Corporation
First Indiana Announces Third Quarter Results
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- First Indiana Corporation (Nasdaq:FINB) today announced a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2003. Earnings for the third quarter of the previous year were $6.8 million, or $0.43 per diluted share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2003, First Indiana's earnings were $557,000, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with $20.1 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, for the same period in 2002.
AAMPRO Group, Inc.
AAMPRO GROUP, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Stake in SK Realty Ventures, Inc.
WHITEHOUSE, N.J., Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- AAMPRO GROUP, Inc. (OTCBB:AAPO), an Employee Leasing, HR Outsourcing Services and Payroll Company announced that its subsidiary AAMPRO Financial, LLC acquired a 10% stake in SK Realty Ventures, Inc. The acquisition closed in September and provides AAMPRO Financial with an entry into the distressed real estate arena. Furthermore, AAMPRO acquired the stake to provide additional shareholder value. In addition, AAMPRO is planning to market its PEO and HR Outsourcing services through this new nationwide distribution channel as SK Realty is active in numerous states across the country.
ASM International NV
ASM Receives Orders for Integrated Assembly Lines from Two New Customers; IDEALines to be used for CMOS Image Sensor Products
BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM Internatioanl N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) (Euronext Amsterdam:ASM) today announced that its 54%-owned subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd (Hong Kong Exchanges: 0522) received two orders for its IDEALine, an in-line, integrated-circuit assembly and packaging system, from two new customers. The U.S customer is one of the top five semiconductor companies in America. The lines are scheduled for installations in the United States and Taiwan during the fourth quarter of 2003. The integrated line consists of a die bonder, curing oven, multiple wire bonders and a glass attach system, all equipped with ASM's clean-cell for use on image-sensor products. Clean-cell is ASM's environmental protection system to achieve low particle count. ASM has not previously sold any assembly equipment to these customers. According to Patrick Lam, Managing Director of ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd., "These new customers concluded, after extensive evaluations of our die and wire bonders, that ASM offered the best total solution for their image-sensor chip production needs. With ASM's integration capabilities we are able to offer a clear differentiation from our competitors who only offer stand alone equipment." With an installed base of over 150 lines, ASM's IDEALine is the only fully integrated assembly, packaging and testing line in the industry. The modular lines integrate serial process steps with mechanical and software linkages and can reduce cycle time from days to hours. ASM currently has several integrated lines for assembly of image sensor products, typically used in cameras and cell phones, running volume production for many months at a major customer.