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Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Medicis to Host Conference Call and Webcast from ASPS
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Medicis (NYSE:MRX) today announced that the Company will host a conference call and webcast live from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, October 9, 2006, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time (11 a.m.-12 noon Pacific Time). Jonah Shacknai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medicis, will host an informal discussion on "The Evolving Aesthetics Marketplace" at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Union Square, 345 Stockton Street, 36th Floor, Bayview Room. Technical experts will also be available. Those who plan to attend the live event should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that seating may be limited. Additionally, due to scheduling conflicts, Mr. Shacknai will not be presenting at the ASPS Industry Forum.
TASER International, Inc.
23rd Product Liability Lawsuit Dismissed Against TASER International
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana, entered an order dismissing with prejudice the wrongful death product liability lawsuit filed by Maxine and Roman S. Pierson, individually and as the Successor in Interest to the estate of Roman G. Pierson, Plaintiffs, against TASER International, Inc. Plaintiffs agreed to a voluntary dismissal of this lawsuit after TASER International provided extensive expert reports establishing that Roman G. Person's death was not caused by the TASER(r) device. These expert reports were consistent with the autopsy report that concluded that the cause of Roman G. Pierson's death was "Cardiorespiratory arrest due to: Acute methamphetamine intoxication." This is the twenty-third wrongful death or injury lawsuit that has been dismissed or judgment entered in favor of TASER International.
StockGuru.com Announces Profile Coverage of Nanoforce
DALLAS, Oct. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- John Pentony, Publisher of StockGuru.com, announced today that the web site has initiated Profile Coverage of Nanoforce, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNFC). Nanoforce's growth strategy is to aggressively pursue Nanotech research opportunities, primarily focused in the area of improving commercial products used in day-to-day activities. By focusing on improvements and innovations in the commercial sector, Nanotech strongly believes that they can come to market with commercially viable products on a more rapid time frame. This business model affords the Company the opportunity to more quickly achieve profitability with a lower degree of risk to our investors. Management's experience is that the most significant nanotechnology progress has been achieved in research involving commercial applications and this sector will provide innovative and evolutionary products that can be ramped up for large-scale manufacture and sale to the general public.
First California Financial Group, Inc.
National Mercantile Reports Increased First Half Earnings Fueled by Strong Loan Growth
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- National Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:MBLA), the holding company for Mercantile National Bank and South Bay Bank, N.A., today reported record profits from core operations for the second quarter and first half of 2006, with strong loan growth and continued excellent asset quality. A change in interpretation of accounting for derivatives resulted in a non-cash charge during the first and second quarters of 2006 and increased earnings in the second quarter and first half of 2005.