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NOAA Fisheries - Office for Law Enforcement
First Federal Arrests and Convictions for Shark Finning
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- On September 9, Cresento Bacaling and Conchito Cagas, Jr., plead guilty to federal violations of the federal natural resource anti-trafficking law, the Lacey Act and the Shark Finning Prohibition Act. This is the first United States arrest, charge, and conviction for federal criminal violations of the Lacey Act with underlying violations of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act since the shark finning ban was implemented in 2002.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Releases Monthly Closed-End Fund Portfolio Data
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS INVESTMENTS has released the monthly portfolio data for August including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings, sector weightings and other fund characteristics for the CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108), the CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) and the CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (NYSE:CSQ) (Cusip No.: 128125101).
Stock Emporium.com Launches New Website Focusing on Undervalued Companies
OAK HILL, Va., Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stock Emporium.com announced today it has launched a new Website, www.stockemporium.com, specifically focusing on low-priced and under-followed issues targeting the small-cap and micro-cap exchange-related investing community. Currently, company profiles can be found on the Website for Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU), Satellite Phone Source (Pink Sheets:SPHI) and Tropical Beverage (Pink Sheets:TPBV). In addition, Stock Emporium has features on BP International, HEE Corporation, Composite Technology, U.S. Wind Farming and American Dairy.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Air Force Network Centric Solutions Contract
HERNDON, Va., Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and seven additional contractors a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide information technology products and services for the Air Force's Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program. The overall ceiling of this ID/IQ contract is $9 billion.
CEO Council Inc.
CEO Council -- Call for Comment
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The CEO Council, a non-profit organization advocating the interests of small public companies and their shareholders, will attend the 23rd Annual SEC Small Business Forum on September 20, 2004, at SEC Headquarters in Washington.
FoneFriend Acquires an Additional 10,000 New Subscribers
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- FoneFriend, Inc. (OTCBB:FFRD) is pleased to announce that the Company is acquiring an additional 10,000 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) customers from InfiniCom Networks Inc., taking the company's subscriber base to 70,000 paying customers with annualized revenues of $12.6 Million.