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MSNBC.com Wins Top Online Journalism Award
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- MSNBC.com received the Online News Association's Online Journalism Award for General Excellence among large news websites. The prestigious award "honors a Web site that successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, maximizes the use of the Web's characteristics and represents the highest journalistic standards." MSNBC.com was chosen out of a group of finalists that included the largest and most distinguished news websites in the country: The New York Times (www.nytimes.com), the Minneapolis Star Tribune (www.startribune.com), Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) and USA Today (www.usatoday.com). MSNBC.com won the same award in 2000.
Associated Grocers Names John Wiedmann Vice President, Logistics
SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Associated Grocers, Incorporated (AG) has announced today that John Wiedmann has been named to the position of Vice President, Logistics. John comes to AG with over 35 years of grocery distribution center experience, including over 25 years managing and directing several of Safeway's northwest distribution centers.
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc.
Aventine Schedules Conference Call for Third Quarter 2006 Results
PEKIN, Ill., Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AVR) today announced that it plans to hold a conference call on November 1, 2006 to discuss its third quarter and nine-month 2006 results. A news release and supporting financial data will be released to the news wire services and the New York Stock Exchange after the market closes on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. The conference call will take place at 9:00 a.m. central (10:00 a.m. eastern) on Wednesday, November 1, 2006. Information to dial in is detailed below. The full text of the news release and supporting financial data will be available the evening of Tuesday, October 31, 2006 on the Company's website, http://www.aventinerei.com, in the Investor Relations section under the "Press Releases" link.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Establishes Premier Missile Defense Engineering Center
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today the company has established a high technology Missile Defense Engineering and Analysis Center (MDEAC), a state-of-the-art capability that will support the nation's integrated air and missile defense mission, at the company's Cummings Research Park complex in Huntsville, Ala.
Viking Systems, Inc.
Viking Systems, Inc. and LiveData Collaborate to Integrate Clinical Data in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Infomatix Offerings
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKSY), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of 3-D and 2-D vision systems for use in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedures, has signed a letter of intent for an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement with LiveData, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. With this agreement, Viking Systems will integrate the LiveData OR-Dashboard product and other associated technologies into Viking's 3-D and 2-D vision systems and exclusive Infomatix(tm) platform.
Panasonic Picks Winners From Oxyride Extreme Online Sweepstakes
SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Panasonic announced Tiffany Ginn, and son Travis Ginn, of Stanford, Florida, as the grand prize winners of Panasonic's Oxyride online sweepstakes for the 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour. The prize includes an all expenses paid weekend to Orlando, Florida and VIP passes to attend the Dew Action Sports Tour's final stop in 2006, the PlayStation(r) Pro. They get to meet Freestyle Motocross Superstar Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg.
Pro Elite, Inc.
Pro Elite, Inc Acquires Real Sports, Inc.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pro Elite, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PELE) announced today the acquisition of Real Sport, Inc. through an exchange of stock (reverse merger) with the shareholders of Real Sport, Inc. Concurrently with the closing of the reverse merger, Pro Elite, Inc. (the "Company") raised $10 million in gross proceeds from institutional investors in a private placement of units. Each unit consisted of 1,500 shares of common stock and one three-year warrant to purchase 500 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $.004 per share. The purchase price of a unit was $3.00. Hunter World Markets, Inc. of Beverly Hills, Calif., acted as the Company's sole placement agent. After giving effect to the private placement and the Reverse Merger, the investors in the private placement received approximately 27% of the outstanding stock of Pro Elite, Inc., and the shareholders of Real Sport, Inc. received approximately 66% of the outstanding stock (prior to any shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding warrants and options).