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A Strange Young Hero, Evil Men, and Magical Creatures -- New Fantasy Novel Takes Readers to the Secret Land of Boovarians
TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wally Wizzlatch was the object of ridicule in school. Even as a child, he was stocky with incongruous physical appearance that it was no exaggeration to liken him to the Neanderthal man. Mentally gifted, Wally learned to deal with the derision and focus on pursuing knowledge. In one of his scientific experiments, Wally is unexpectedly transported to a strange foreign land unknown to the rest of the world, the Dome of Entropy. There he meets an erudite old man who reveals Wally's destiny and tremendous responsibility. When evil forces threaten to wreak havoc on the Dome and the rest of our world, Wally and his newfound friends must find a way to save both worlds. D.R. Caesarson's new science fiction and fantasy novel Scion of the Stone takes readers to a hidden realm wherein lies a mysterious land inhabited by fascinating magical creatures.
The Jordan Company L.P.
The Jordan Company Completes Sale of Permatex Inc.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Principals of The Jordan Company and its affiliates ("Jordan") today announced that Permatex Inc. ("Permatex"), a company formed by Jordan, has completed its merger with a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. ("ITW") (NYSE:ITW). As a result of the merger, Jordan has sold its entire interest in Permatex. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Law Offices of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Atherogenics, Inc. -- AGIX
BALA CYNWYD, Penn., Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law offices of Brodsky & Smith, LLC today announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders who purchased the common stock and other securities of Atherogenics, Inc. ("Atherogenics" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AGIX), between September 28, 2004 and December 31, 2004 inclusive (the "Class Period"). The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
ViroPharma Announces Submission of Investigational New Drug Application for HCV-796
EXTON, Pa., Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq:VPHM) today announced that its partner in the development of antiviral compounds targeting hepatitis C (HCV), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE:WYE) has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate ViroPharma's compound HCV-796, a novel polymerase inhibitor, as a potential new product to treat hepatitis C. Under this IND, a protocol has been prepared to assess the safety and tolerability of HCV-796 in healthy adult volunteers, as well as to gather pharmacokinetic data. Preclinical studies have shown HCV-796 may be more potent than other anti-HCV compounds developed to date between the two companies.
Maxent USA Drives High-Definition Video to The Masses With Integration of ATSC Receivers Into Flat Panel Digital Displays
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maxent USA(tm), a leading provider of value-priced flat-panel display solutions for consumers, today announced that it will begin integrating ATSC receivers into its popular family of affordable, value-packed flat-panel digital displays in Q2 2005, enabling consumers to be able to enjoy high-definition digital content from their cable television providers without the need for an external high-definition converter box. The Smart Card-ready Maxent displays will support high-definition video content from cable providers nationwide.
Launch of High-Performance Sampo Professional Flat-Panel Digital Displays at CES 2005 Marks Reintroduction of Brand Into Market
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sampo, a leading provider of high-end, value-packed flat-panel display solutions for the commercial, education and government sectors, and home theater environments, officially reintroduces the Sampo brand into the digital display market with the launch of the 2005 Sampo Professional line of high-performance, feature-rich flat panel digital displays. Designed to support demanding applications in the commercial, government and education (CEG) sectors, and home theater applications, Sampo Professional displays deliver best-of-class versatility, performance and value.