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2.7m Passengers Chose Virgin Express in 2003
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In 2003 Virgin Express (Euronext Brussels: VIRE) (OTCBB:VIRGY) carried more than 2.5 million passengers on its scheduled services, i.e. an increase of 5.2% compared with the 2.38 million passengers in 2002. The load factor rose slightly from 80.7% in 2002 to 81.0% in 2003. These figures only include the passengers carried on scheduled flights operated by the Belgian low fare carrier. They do not include charter passengers nor the passengers who booked with Virgin Express and were carried by one of the company's code share partners. If one also takes into account those passengers who chose Virgin Express but who travelled on one of the codeshare partner's aircraft the number remains constant at 2.71 million passengers.
Exciting New Slim Cruise Family from Alera Technologies is 1st with Quad Speed
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced DVD and CD Recording Solutions proudly debuts all new DVD Slim Cruiser Quad and DVD Slim Cruiser Quad Plus that record DVDs at 4x, which is twice the speed of any currently available competitive products. These are the first recorders on the market incorporating the highest speed slim line technology available. The DVD Slim Cruiser Quad's are compact and transportable, less than 1" high, so you can create DVDs instantly, wherever you are.
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Berger & Montague, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against MFS Mutual Funds -- MIGFX, MIGBX, MIGDX, MIGRX
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit was filed in the District of Massachusetts on January 5, 2004, on behalf of purchasers of the securities of the MFS family of funds (the " MFS Funds") operated by Massachusetts Financial Services Company (d/b/a "MFS Investment Management") ("MFS Investment Management"), a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial Inc. ("Sun Life"), between December 15, 1998 and December 8, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Time Lacuna -- New Novel Thrust Readers 125,000 Years into the Future
GARDEN VALLEY, Idaho, January 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- What great evolutionary strides will the Earth make over the next 100,000 years? What will the landscape be, and what will survive? Richard L. Smith transports readers far into the future for a survival adventure in the new science fiction novel, Time Lacuna (now available through 1stBooks).
Out of the Ashes -- Woman Remembers Her Childhood in War-Torn Berlin in New Book
RAMONA, Calif., January 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Berlin, 1945, was a cold and lonely place for Annemarie Reuter Schomaker. The effects of war had left the city in shambles and the streets filled with destruction. From the debris, a young girl rose up from the rubble a woman. Out of the Ashes: Berlin 1930 to 1950 (now available through 1stBooks) is Schomaker's memoirs of war.
The Silence of Secrets -- New book reveals how girl grows up with pain of father's mysterious death
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Rosemary's life in South Philadelphia is spent playing and bouncing around her father's produce store. However, everything changes in Rosemary's world when her father commits suicide, turning her youth upside down. In a new novel by Rosemarie Manes, The Deafening Silence: A Memoir (now available through 1stBooks), Rosemary struggles through the hardships of life and the hidden family secrets that have been shielded from her for years.
Axesstel Provides Guidance on Fiscal 2003 Fiscal Results
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Axesstel, Inc. (OTCBB:AXES), a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-quality, CDMA-based fixed wireless local loop (WLL) terminals, hybrid phones, and engineering solutions to operators worldwide, today announced preliminary results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2003.
Without Vengeance -- Author Recalls Harrowing Life Growing Up in Segregated South
WILLINGBORO, N.J., January 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- J. Oscar Bass knows that even in the face of the most senseless tragedies, there are lessons to be learned. Without Vengeance: The Autobiography of Joseph O. Bass (now available through 1stBooks) is an intriguing story and an account of his pilgrimage from the depths of the segregation era Mississippi cotton fields through the Midwest Bible Belt.