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General Payment Systems, Inc.
Pacific Financial Launches the Silver and Black Fund Affinity Project and Announces Participation in April 2006 Second Annual Celebrity Fund Raiser
LODI, Calif., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific Financial Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PFUO), a leader in providing Cashless ATM and Wireless POS devices featuring Pacific's Point-of-Banking (PBT) terminal technology, Merchant Processing, and stored-value cards, announced today as a result of a recent acquisition, it is launching a Major Pro sports affinity program in cooperation with the Silver and Black Fund (www.silverandblackfund.com). The Affinity program will benefit specific retired Pro football players and will make millions of sports fans aware of the many unspoken physical and financial needs of the less fortunate but deserving retired players.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Delivers Bayport Matters and Inter-Governmental, Service and Partnership Agreements
HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) commission approved several recommendations involving contract awards, bids and proposals, professional services and general administrative and operational matters during its public meeting on Monday, December 19, 2005 at the Lou Lawler International Seafarers Center. Chairman Jim Edmonds presided over the meeting with Vice Chairman Kase Lawal, Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Cheryl Thompson-Draper, and Commissioner Janiece Longoria.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc. Expanding to Dawson and Forsyth Counties
GAINESVILLE, Ga., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTB) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the merger of Mountain Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of the $130-million asset Mountain State Bank of Dawsonville, into GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (GB&T). GB&T is a $1.6-billion asset community bank holding company based in Gainesville, Georgia. Established in 2003, Mountain State Bank has offices in both Dawson and Forsyth counties.
Zink to Become Executive Vice President at Sysco Food Services of Montana, Inc.
HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that William M. Zink has been named executive vice president of Sysco Food Services of Montana, Inc., a broadline foodservice subsidiary located in Billings, Montana. Mr. Zink, who currently serves as senior vice president of operations at SYSCO's Arizona operation, will assume his new responsibilities effective January 1, 2006.
Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC
Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd. Files Class Action Suit Against Diebold, Incorporated
CLEVELAND, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd. (http://www.landskronerlaw.com) announces that it has commenced a class action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of purchasers of Diebold, Incorporated ("Diebold") (NYSE:DBD) common stock during the period between October 22, 2003 and September 20, 2005 (the "Class Period"). Landskroner Grieco Madden, Ltd.is an Ohio-based law firm whose attorneys are licensed and regularly practice in the federal courts of Ohio.
The End of the Human Race is Near
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- We all know that sometime in the future, life and the world as we know will finally come to an end. There are many factors that can lead to the end of life such as politics, civil unrest, pollution, abusive science, disregard, carelessness and war. The End Of This World: The Beginning of Another, the new book from author Bill Ciampitti, looks at the potential of the end of life and at what people can do to save the world.
`Miss Kitty' Goes Home for the Holidays
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The cat who captured the hearts of Americans with her story of survival and rescue, followed by poignant loss, arrived yesterday to her new loving home in Canada. "Miss Kitty" was trapped with her owner Bill Harris in their Slidell, Louisiana home for three days by floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina. Harris stood on a chair in five feet of water with his beloved cat in one arm and a two-way radio in the other, desperately calling for help. When rescuers arrived, Harris, suffering from chronic kidney failure, was forced to leave the cat behind. An MSNBC crew heard the story and went to Noah's Wish for help. The non-profit organization had arrived in Slidell 72 hours after the hurricane made landfall to rescue animals. After days of searching, a cat wearing a black collar and matching the description Harris provided was found.
Integrated Camera Optics, Corp.
Infotex Holdings Inc. Announces Name, Symbol Change and New Business
BABYLON, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stuart Leviton, President and CEO of Infotex Holdings, Inc., has said that the state of Delaware has approved the Official name change for the Corporation to Integrated Camera Optics, Corp. (Pink Sheets:IGCO) and that Nasdaq has granted the company a new trading symbol, IGCO.