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CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (CHI) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.15 per share, payable on February 27, 2004, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be February 11, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 8.45%(1) based on the $21.31 market price as of January 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (CHY) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.1219 per share, payable on February 27, 2004, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be February 11, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 8.61% (1) based on the $16.98 market price as of January 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
United States Basketball League
USBL Releases 2004 Schedule
MILFORD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The United States Basketball League, Inc. (OTCBB:USBL) released their schedule for the nineteenth season of play. The season will begin on Friday, April 16th and will conclude its regular season on Sunday June 20th. Eleven teams will makeup the USBL this season, and will again be comprised in two divisions, Eastern and Midwest. The divisional breakdown is as follows:
Crew Gold Corporation
First Gold from Nalunaq Gold Mine
LONDON, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew," "the Company") (TSE:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (Frankfurt:KNC) (Other OTC:CRUGF) is pleased to report that its 82.5%-owned subsidiary Nalunaq Gold Mine AS in South Greenland, according to the terms of the processing agreement with Rio Narcea Gold Mines SA (RNG), has received its first payment of 50% of the estimated gold content from the initial shipment of gold ore.
First-Annual Silent Film & Music Gala to Raise Funds For Parkinson's Research
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) is anything but silent about their plight to support basic and clinical research into the causes, treatments, and cures for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Their upcoming fundraiser, however, will be partly silent, with the spectacular viewing of the silent film, Girl Shy. The event will kick-off with the authentic 1920's 13-piece band, Mora's Modern Rhythmists. Dean Mora himself, will provide lively accompaniment for the entire screening of the film. The Foundation's first-annual Silent Film & Music Gala will take place on Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m. at the Curtis Theatre in historic Brea, California. The event is expected to draw at least 200 people. Advanced tickets cost $45 a piece and $60 at the door. Student rate is $21. All proceeds will be awarded for Parkinson's research efforts.
Global Electric (WHSL) Secures Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Rights for Lithium/Solar powered homes
Van Nuys, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) --Whistler Investments, Inc. www.globalelectric.com (OTCBB:WHSL); (name change pending to Global Electric) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with RV Systems, Inc., a developer of advanced solar and lithium battery technology. Under the agreement, Whistler acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the advanced Lithium/Solar power system technology developed by Mr. Chaz Haba, for application to residential and commercial properties.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies Opens Sales and Marketing Office in Washington, D.C. Area
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) has announced today the opening of its Washington, D.C. marketing and sales office in Ballston, Va., the heart of Arlington County. The office will serve primarily as a convenient, local presence for EMS's SATCOM, Space & Technology, and Wireless Divisions.