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BICO, Inc. and Aspen Square Management, Inc. Sign to Pilot Video WebPhone
DOVE CANYON, Calif., May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- BICO, Inc. (OTCBB:BIKOE) today announced that it has entered into another pilot agreement, with Aspen Square Management, Inc., to deploy the company's WebPhones and related services at a number of select locations.
LaSalle Bank Corporation
LaSalle Bank Corporation to Offer Improved Services for Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
CHICAGO and TROY, Mich., May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- LaSalle Bank Corporation subsidiaries LaSalle Bank and Standard Federal Bank announced today that they have launched several major initiatives intended to provide easier access to their banking services for individuals with visual impairments. These initiatives include the installation of Talking ATMs, a more user-friendly format on the banks' Web sites, and greater accessibility to printed materials. LaSalle Bank Corporation worked with Equip for Equality and the American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago, two Illinois-based non-profit organizations; Kelly Pierce, a Chicago blind advocate and technology specialist; and Lainey Feingold, a California lawyer who has assisted members of the blind community nationally on this issue, on the plan to convert its entire ATM network over the next three years and to provide other services. LaSalle Bank and Standard Federal Bank operate a combined network of more than 1,500 ATMs in the Midwest. Principal Web sites are www.lasallebank.com and www.standardfederalbank.com.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- PHA Small Business Development Program Delivers Successes
HOUSTON, May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the third anniversary of the Small Business Development Program (SBDP) with a reception on Thursday, April 28. The celebration at the Grand Room Downtown was attended by more than 500 invited guests including participating SBDP vendors, representatives of the City of Houston, METRO, Houston Minority Business Council, U.S. Small Business Administration and the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance as well as several political and civic leaders. KRIV Fox 26 News Anchor Jose Grinan served as Master of Ceremonies.
Business Consulting Group Unlimited
AudioStocks.com Interviews Leading Executives
SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- AudioStocks.com is pleased to announce that it has posted a series of exclusive interviews from leading executives from the following companies on the www.AudioStocks.com website: Syntroleum Corporation: SYNM, Regenerx Biopharmaceutical, Inc.: RGN, Duraswitch Industries, Inc.: DSWT, China Expert Technologies, Inc.: CXTI, Stellar Technologies, Inc.: SLLR, Biophan Tchnologies, Inc.: BIPH.
Market Pulse Announces its Stock Picks for Monday, May 2, 2005: BIPH, PG, JDSU, ORCL
ATLANTA, May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:BIPH), to the investment community! Biophan Technologies is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the biomedical devices market! BIPH has had several excellent news announcements out lately and one again after Friday's bell announcing that they have identified a major cause of pacemaker heating controversy! This could be great news for investors! Other notable stocks that look great lately from a fundamental and technical perspective include:
Comprehensive HealthCare Solutions, Inc.
Comprehensive HealthCare Solutions, Inc. to Deliver more than 300,000 Discount Rx Cards
YONKERS, N.Y., May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Comprehensive HealthCare Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:CMHS) announces over 300,000 Luzerne County discount prescription cards will be delivered May 11, 2005 to Luzerne County, Pa., Commissioners Offices for distribution.
30 DVDs per Hour With Aleratec DVD/CD Auto Loading Duplicator
CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning DVD/CD Optical Recording and Duplicating Solutions announced today the addition of another entirely new product category. Alera Technologies is introducing its new 1:3 DVD/CD Auto Copy Tower(tm) stand alone DVD/CD Auto Loading Duplicators that copy up to 180 DVDs at up to 16x, unattended, with no computer required. The new Aleratec Auto Copy Tower includes a fast and reliable robotic loading mechanism, a 120GB Hard Disk Drive to store frequently used source material, and three of the latest technology 16 x 16 DVD/CD Recorders to assure the fastest possible copies. The new Auto Copy Tower also supports DVD Double Layer recording technology so users can copy 8.5GB DVDs using Double Layer media. The distinctive "professional black" design fits perfectly in any environment, from the computer room to the Hollywood Studio.
Vestin Group, Inc.
Vestin Chairman Extends Tender Offer
LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Michael V. Shustek, chairman, chief executive officer and majority shareholder of Vestin Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:VSTN) announced today that he is extending his all cash tender offer until 12:00 Midnight, EDT, on Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Mr. Shustek has offered to purchase any and all shares of Vestin which he does not presently own for $2.85 per share. Through the close of business on April 29, 2005, the number of properly tendered shares was 316,748. The offer was originally scheduled to close on May 2, 2005.