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Leap Wireless International, Inc.
Leap Solicits Competing Bids on Sale of Excess Spectrum in Columbus, Georgia
SAN DIEGO , Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Leap Wireless International, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited local wireless communications services, today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego, California has approved a Bidding Procedures Motion to authorize the sale of 15 MHz of spectrum in the Columbus, Georgia market. As part of its ongoing efforts to maximize value through the sale of excess spectrum, the Leap subsidiary that owns this license, Cricket Licensee (Columbus), Inc., has previously entered into a license acquisition agreement to sell the spectrum to Cingular Wireless, LLC. Leap, which launched its Cricket(r) service in Columbus in June 2001, will retain 15 MHz of spectrum in Columbus, which Leap believes is adequate for its innovative service offerings.
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Financial Information
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTCBB:NBCT) President & CEO Randall L. Fewel today announced fourth-quarter after-tax earnings for the Company of $463,502, a 24.1% improvement over the same quarter last year. Fewel reported that year-to-date earnings for the twelve months ending December 31, 2003 are $1,746,275. This is a 23.1% increase over the $1,418,702 the Company earned the previous year.
Harsco's MultiServ Mill Services Division Adds to Responsibilities at Arcelor Steel Mill in Northern France
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its MultiServ mill services division has been awarded a new three-year contract for on-site coil packaging and handling services at the Arcelor Packaging International steel works in Mardyck, northern France. The contract is valued at approximately $15 million over its duration, with provisions for follow-on extension. Work is now underway and is expected to generate positive Economic Value Added (EVA(r)) benefit from its inception.
Harwood Feffer LLP
Wechsler Harwood LLP Files Securities Class Action on Behalf of Micromuse, Inc. Shareholders
NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wechsler Harwood LLP today announced that it has filed a Federal Securities fraud class action on behalf of persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Micromuse, Inc. ("Micromuse" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MUSEE) between October 24, 2000 and December 30, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The action, entitled Patterson v. Micromuse, Inc., et al., Case No. not yet assigned, is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and names as defendants, Micromuse as well as certain of its senior officers and directors, Lloyd Carney, Michael Luetkemeyer, Stephen A. Allott, Gregory Q. Brown, and David A. Wise. A copy of the Complaint is available from the court or from the Wechsler Harwood LLP website at www.whesq.com.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Airways Reports January Traffic
NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported today that its traffic in January increased 39.7 percent from January 2003, on a capacity increase of 47.0 percent. Load factor for January 2004 was 78.1 percent, a decrease of 4.1 points from January 2003.
Oakley to Webcast Conference Call Discussing Fourth-Quarter & Year-End Financials
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Oakley, Inc. (NYSE:OO) today said it expects to announce on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2003. The company plans to issue a news release that day at approximately 8:00 a.m. EST, prior to the opening of regular stock market trading hours.