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TASER International, Inc.
TASER International Comments On Intellectual Property
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECD), today comments on a desperate tactic by a distressed company. "These attempts by Stinger Systems, Inc. to confuse the market coming from a desperate company with minimal sales of hand-held ECD products in the marketplace demonstrates the dire straits they face as they are not having success with their existing efforts to compete with our TASER(r) devices," commented Tom Smith, Founder and Chairman of the Board of TASER International, Inc. "Customers continue to look to TASER(r) technology as the proven market-leader for electronic control devices. TASER International continues to focus on providing the best technology for our customers while our legal team deals with these day-to-day legal issues as well as expanding our portfolio of 22 granted U.S. patents and another 40 applied U.S. patents covering our core technology and future products. This is in addition to 14 issued foreign patents and another 61 pending foreign patents. This pattern of press releases issued over the last year by Stinger and McNulty is simply an attempt to distract the market and investors and will be dealt with accordingly through appropriate means rather than through responding to each bizarre press release," continued Mr. Smith.
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Sonesta Announces Special Dividend
BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Nasdaq:SNSTA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a special dividend of $1.00 per share on the Company's stock. The dividend will be paid February 12, 2008 to holders of record on February 1, 2008.
Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Micro LPGA Classic Coming to Alabama's RTJ Golf Trail in September 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, along with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), State of Alabama, County of Mobile, City of Mobile and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, today announced the creation of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic. The LPGA event will be played September 8 - 14, 2008 and feature a full field of players. The inaugural Bell Micro LPGA Classic will be played on the Crossings Course at the Magnolia Grove location on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile, Alabama. The tournament, which will also be played in 2009 and 2010, is scheduled to be televised nationally and internationally.
Recent Scientific Publications Confirm Importance of CombiMatrix's Test for Autism
MUKILTEO, Wash., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CombiMatrix Corporation (Nasdaq:CBMX) announced today that a number of recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications (Christian et al., 2007, Hum. Mol. Genet.), including today's in The New England Journal Of Medicine (Daly et al., 2008, NEJM) confirm the validity and importance of ATScan(tm) 1.0, CBMX's array based test for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These published studies clearly implicate specific genomic imbalances with causative association in Autism, and the ATScan tests for these and other specific genomic imbalances. ATScan(tm) 1.0, which was launched in December 2007, is built upon CombiMatrix's clinically validated genomic array platform and is currently available to physicians and patients. We encourage physicians and patients to contact us at 949-753-0624 for more information.
Directors Guild of America
DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Movies for Television, Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children's Programs, Documentary and Commercials for 2007
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Documentaries and Commercials for the year 2007.