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The Past Revisited -- New Book Explores Colonization, Plantations, and More in South Carolina
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Merlene Hutto Byars is widely known for her love of preserving history and by the books she has authored about the state of South Carolina -- its past and evolution. But her new book Colonization, Plantations and More in South Carolina is distinct from the rest. Here, she presents an intelligent exploration of how America developed and advanced despite political and religious odds and the role South Carolina played in all this.
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Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Hypercom Corporation -- HYC
BALTIMORE, Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action was commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Hypercom Corporation (NYSE:HYC) between April 30, 2004 and February 3, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Pomerantz Firm Obtains $23 Million Judgment In Federal Court
NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Former Broadway producers Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb -- who were responsible for hits including 'Ragtime' -- were ordered by Manhattan federal judge Victor Marrero to pay $23,333,146 to investors who bought notes issued by Livent, Inc., a now-bankrupt entertainment company. Drabinsky was formerly Livent's Chairman and Chief Executive. Gottlieb was formerly Livent's President.
Utility-Sponsored New Home Programs Help Builders Get on the Energy-Efficiency Bandwagon, New Chartwell Report Shows
ATLANTA, Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Educating builders, homeowners and realtors about energy efficiency, providing financial incentives, and helping market energy-efficient new homes and their builders are among the ways utilities have begun stepping into the new home construction industry. Other utilities provide third-party credibility through the inspection and certification of new energy-efficient homes, publicize energy-efficient mortgages to help more potential homeowners qualify for higher financing, or use a variety of other strategies. Details on utilities' efforts in this arena can be found in Chartwell's latest report, Utility Energy-Efficient New Home Construction Programs.
Nicodrops Responds to Charges by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
LA MESA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nicodrops International Inc., a subsidiary of Nicodrops, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NCDP), developer of the world's first drug-free, non-nicotine smoking cessation lozenge, today announced it is standing behind its Nicodrops product and will aggressively defend a lawsuit filed yesterday by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (NYSE:GSK) in Federal district court in Western District of Pennsylvania. The suit seeks to prevent Nicodrops from using its name and providing its products to people who desire to stop smoking by attacking the efficacy on Nicodrops products.
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Billy Martin's USA Exploring New Retail Locations in Japan
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Billy Martin's USA, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BLYM) -- the 26-year-old retail company known for its apparel products with a "western twist" -- is in talks with a potential licensing partner to open upscale boutiques in Japan, according to CEO, Doug Newton, who co-founded the business with Billy Martin in New York City in 1978.