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EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Wins Major Satellite Payload Contract
MONTREAL, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) announced today that its Space & Technology/Montreal Division has been awarded a contract from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) of Richmond, B.C., Canada, to provide the Cascade information delivery payload for the CASSIOPE multi-purpose information delivery and scientific research satellite. The Cascade information delivery system will be a "courier in the sky" system, capable of uploading gigabytes of data to the satellite, storing the data on-board and subsequently downloading the data as the satellite passes over a distant ground station.
ALCO Stores, Inc.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports August Sales Increase of 9.8 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the four weeks ended August 28, 2005 (fiscal month of August) increased approximately 9.8% to $31.3 million, compared with $28.5 million in the prior-year month and same-store sales increased 7.4%. The 20 stores previously announced as closing along with other stores where the decision has been made to close them are excluded from sales from continuing operations.
StockGuru.com Announces Profile Coverage for Paradigm Tactical Products
DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- John Pentony, publisher of StockGuru.com, announced today that the web site has initiated profile coverage for Paradigm Tactical Products, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PDGT). Paradigm Tactical Products, based in Georgetown, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of non-lethal defense and homeland security solutions to corrections, law enforcement, and security industry. The Company acquired the exclusive transferable license to manufacture, market, and sell the FriskerPro(r), the only patented, hand-worn metal detection device. As the heightened attentiveness to terrorist and other security threats continues to increase, Paradigm Tactical is ramping up their production and marketing efforts to meet the higher demand for security and inspection systems. The Company has sold over 2,000 FriskerPro(r) hand-worn metal detectors and the FriskerPro(r) is currently being used or tested by 13 federal departments and agencies, six state law enforcement and correctional agencies, and eight local agencies.
MQ Associates, Inc.
MQ Associates, Inc. and MedQuest, Inc. Announce Extension of Consent Solicitations
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MQ Associates, Inc. ("MQ Associates") and MedQuest, Inc. ("MedQuest" and, together with MQ Associates, the "Company") today announced that they are each extending the expiration date for the previously announced consent solicitations to seek certain amendments to (i) the outstanding 121/4% Senior Discount Notes due 2012 of MQ Associates (the "12 1/4% Notes") and the related indenture dated as of August 24, 2004, and (ii) the outstanding 11 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "11 7/8% Notes" and, together with the 12 1/4% Notes, the "Notes") of MedQuest and the related indenture dated as of August 15, 2002.