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S3 Investment Company, Inc.
S3 Investment Company Announces New Chairman of the Board
TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- S3 Investment Company (OTCBB:SEIH) today announced that Chris Berlandier has resigned as the Company's Chairman of the Board and that Chris Bickel, Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chairman. A Current Report on Form 8-K regarding these changes will be filed will the Securities Exchange Commission within the proscribed timeframe.
MotivNation, Inc. and Its Wholly Owned Subsidiary TrixMotive, Inc. Received Contract to Provide Heavy Armor Kit to the SWAT Vehicles
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- MotivNation, Inc. (OTCBB:MOVN) an Orange County, California-based provider and manufacturer of "tools and toys for the automotive enthusiast," announced today that MotivNation's wholly owned subsidiary TrixMotive has received a subcontract for the design, development and initial Armor plating installation for the Tactical SWAT vehicles program.
Vertica Software, Inc.
Vertica Software, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Century Resources, Inc. as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vertica Software, Inc. (OTCBB:VSWI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Century Resources, Inc., now a wholly owned subsidiary of VSWI. Century Resources is an independent oil and gas exploration, production and acquisition company. In existence since 1985, Century Resources' activities have included drilling and development operations of over 6,000 acres of oil and gas producing properties in Texas and Oklahoma.
ASM International NV
ASM International Reports 2004 Third Quarter Operating Results
BILTHOVEN, Netherlands, Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) (Euronext Amsterdam:ASM) reported today the operating results for the third quarter of 2004. Net earnings for the third quarter of 2004 amounted to EUR 3.7 million, or EUR 0.07 diluted net earnings per share compared to a net loss of EUR (9.7) million or EUR (0.20) diluted net loss per share for the third quarter of 2003. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004 net earnings amounted to EUR 22.6 million or EUR 0.44 diluted net earnings per share compared to a net loss of EUR (25.9) million or EUR (0.52) diluted net loss per share for the same period in 2003.
American Legion Department of Florida
American Legion Announces U.S. Senate Candidate Mel Martinez to Speak at Its Fall Conference
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The American Legion, State of Florida, announced today that U.S. Senate candidate Mel Martinez, (R), FL, will speak at its annual fall conference on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the Rosen Centre, International Drive in Orlando. Martinez will speak at the Rosen Centre's Grand Ballroom, sections C and E. About 400 members from across the state are anticipated to attend the event which is set to begin at approximately 10:30 am. Members of the working media are invited to cover the event on behalf of their news organization. For additional information, contact John Newstreet, Department Adjutant, State of Florida, at 407-252-1307.
Obesity Is a Societal Concern -- Why We Must Focus More on Prevention and Less on Diets
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The fight against the bulge is not an individual effort; it is also a societal concern. Kent M. Weeks goes beyond the figures and the causes and analyzes the serious consequences of an overweight and obese nation in his new book A Leaner America, Private Choices and Public Policies. Obesity has just recently been recognized as an epidemic, causing thousands of weight-related deaths in a year and affecting even our children. Private and public policymakers can make this new book a reference in how they can help curb an overweight population and its dire health consequences.