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Direct Response Financial Services
Direct Response Financial Services Launches Infomercial For Direct2own Finance Company
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Direct Response Financial Services, Inc. (OTCBB:DRFL), a leading provider of stored value and debit card products and services to Hispanics and other underserved consumers, today announced that it has started a television infomercial campaign for its Direct2Own division. The infomercial airs on Adelphia cable television in the Southern California marketplace starting today. The Company anticipates running the infomercial continuously, provided sales support the underlying media purchases. Based upon successful media returns from its Internet sales effort, Company management expects the infomercial to continue expanding its reach into other television networks and marketplaces.
Labwire Announces Record Month of Testing
HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Labwire Inc. (Pink Sheets:LBWR), a leading Employee Screening Solutions Provider, today announced that the company ended the 3rd Quarter recording the highest number of monthly transactions since the company's inception. During September the Labwire Platform processed the most drug tests ever, positioning the company to achieve a run rate of $3,200,000.
Keystone Automotive Industries
Keystone Automotive Acquires Automotive Parts Distributor in Massachusetts
POMONA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KEYS) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Veng USA, headquartered in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Veng USA recorded trailing revenues of approximately $37.1 million over the twelve months ended August 31, 2005. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is scheduled to close on October 31, 2005. The closing is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions.
First Horizon National Corporation
First Horizon National Corporation Reports Financial Results For Third Quarter 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) announced earnings of $116.2 million, or $.90 diluted earnings per share for third quarter 2005. This compares to 2004's third quarter earnings of $113.6 million, or $.89 diluted earnings per share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, earnings were $328.1 million or $2.55 diluted earnings per share, compared to $351.3 million or $2.73 diluted earnings per share for 2004.
SmallCap Sentinel: Is a Stem Cell Ethics Compromise in the Offing, Federal Funding to Follow?
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Recent reports splashed across mainstream media indicating that researchers have obtained human embryonic stem cells without aggravating current ethical issues may create a compromise that paves the way for previously prohibited federal funding," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "If ethical and moral issues that have hampered aspects of stem cell research are cast aside and funding is available to previously forbidden research, one would think this greatly brightens the future for stem cell science."
Idaho Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Income
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today Idaho Bancorp (OTCBB:IDBC) reported record quarterly net income of $320,000 for the third quarter of 2005, an increase of 16% over the $275,000 reported in the third quarter of 2004. Diluted net income per share was $.18 for the quarter, compared to $.15 in the same quarter of last year. Earnings per share for 2004 have been restated for the 2-for-1 stock split paid in December 2004.
Neoware and ClearCube Collaborate to Grow PC Blade Market
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. and AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Neoware Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of enterprise software, thin client appliances and related services, today announced that ClearCube Technology, the market leader in PC Blade computing, has selected Neoware to provide its IP-based User Ports for its widely-acclaimed PC Blade solution. ClearCube cited Neoware's use of open standards, remote management software expertise and proven technology as the driving forces behind the choice to partner with Neoware.
AcerMed Releases Proprietary Suite of Software Products
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Irvine, California-based AcerMed, Inc. proudly announces the release of its proprietary suite of software products: AcerMed EMR, AcerMed PM and AcerMed Scheduler. This recent release has been followed by remarkable healthcare industry acceptance.