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Los Angeles World Airports
Crime At LAX Drops For Third Consecutive Year
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law enforcement officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) report that crime dropped 14 percent last year -- the third consecutive year of declining crime. Nearly every main classification of crimes against persons and property at LAX decreased last year, while the airport handled an estimated total of 127 million passengers, visitors and employees (an average 344,000 people daily).
Superscape Group PLC
Superscape to Deliver Universal Pictures' Action-Adventure Van Helsing to Mobile Phone Users
HOOK HAMPSHIRE, U.K., April 26, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Superscape Group plc, leaders in revolutionary entertainment for mobile phones, announces that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop a new 3D game based on Van Helsing. Van Helsing, the new epic action-adventure film from writer-director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), draws inspiration from the studio's classic horror properties and introduces Van Helsing, Bram Stoker's fabled monster hunter, who is summoned to a distant Eastern European land on a quest to vanquish evil. The film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Swordfish) and Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) and opens nationwide May 7, 2004.
Tele2 Launches Its Eleventh GSM Network In Russia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 26, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2A and TEL2B) the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it has launched a GSM-network in Belgorod. Tele2 now offers GSM services in all of the eleven Russian regions where it has mobile telephony operations.
Force Protection, Inc. Inks Contract for Up to 27 Typhoon Mine and Ballistic Protected Military Vehicles
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRCP) announced today that its subsidiary Technical Solutions Group (TSG) has been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver up to 27 Typhoon mine and ballistic protected vehicles. The 27 vehicles, training programs and consumable spare parts have a total value of $9.7 million. Initial deliveries are scheduled to begin in September 2004 and all of the initial release will be delivered before the end of the year.