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ATA Airlines, Inc.
ATA Airlines Announces Upcoming Schedule Changes
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As part of ATA's (ATA Airlines, Inc.) (Pink Sheets:ATAHQ) efforts to create an even more efficient and cost-competitive operating structure, the Company announces it will be ending its service from Chicago-Midway to Boston on Oct. 28, 2005, Newark, N.J. on Oct. 29, 2005 and Minneapolis/St. Paul on Dec. 1, 2005, respectively. ATA will also suspend its launch of new service between Chicago-Midway and Miami and Sarasota, Fla. Service to these markets was scheduled to begin on Oct. 29, 2005.
Western Goldfields, Inc
Western Goldfields: Chief Operating Officer Appointed at Mesquite
RENO, Nevada, Oct. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Western Goldfields (OTCBB:WGDF) and Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX-V:R) are pleased to announce that Mr. Rex Outzen has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Romarco. Mr. Outzen will be overseeing the operations at the Mesquite Mine owned by Western Goldfields and working with the Western Mesquite Mine team to initiate the resource modeling work and pre-feasibility studies.
SmallCap Sentinel: Betting on the Baby Boomers
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "While many fear the lack of investment dollars in the stock market by retiring baby boomers, savvy investors are focusing on the areas where this enormous group will soon be spending their money," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst, D.R. Clark. "Surely, the diminished income of retired boomers will tighten personal spending and investment but it should simultaneously cause a greater consumption of imperative goods and services, led most obviously by health care."
SmallCap Sentinel: In a Time of War, Technology Gets Defensive and Robotic Eyes Assist Aircraft
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Companies are endeavoring to increase their product lines to include homeland security and defense applications," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "And those with true, 'better mousetrap' technologies will separate themselves from the proverbial pack with real contracts and immediate applications. A company with innovative technology that can make ports, airplanes, and life in general safer can succeed in a market dominated by established and well-entrenched competitors," added Clark.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Announces 16% Dividend Increase
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.36 per share of common stock for an annual rate of $1.44 per share, compared to the previous annual rate of $1.24. The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2006 to stockholders of record on December 9, 2005. Occidental has paid cash dividends continuously since 1975.