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Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit against Diebold Inc. and the Investigation of Diebold, Inc. 401k Plans -- DBD
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Ohio on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Diebold, Inc. (NYSE:DBD) ("Diebold") between October 22, 2003 and September 20, 2005 (the "Class Period").
Cubic Energy, Inc.
Cubic Energy, Inc. Announces Funding of Initial $2 Million through Private Placement
DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cubic Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:QBIK) ("Cubic" or the "Company") announced today that it closed on $2 Million through an equity transaction, whereby the Company issued 2,500,000 common shares at a price of $0.80/share, and issued warrants, with a five year expiration period, for the purchase of 1,000,000 Company common shares, at an exercise price of $1.00/share.
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
Parker & Waichman, LLP Files Suit Against Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. on Behalf of Victim of Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Parker & Waichman, LLP (http://www.yourlawyer.com) announced that it has filed suit against Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson Inc. (NYSE:JNJ), on behalf of a 19-year-old woman who suffered pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after using the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch for 15 months. In July 2005, the plaintiff began experiencing a fluttering feeling in her chest followed by pain and shortness of breath. On July 7, 2005, the plaintiff was taken to the emergency room at Campbell Health System in Weatherford, Texas after experiencing shortness of breath and sharp discomfort in her mid-chest area. A CT Scan was performed which revealed pulmonary embolism obstructing nearly all of the right pulmonary artery and apparent pulmonary infarction in the right lower lobe. A Doppler venogram was also performed which revealed deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the left common femoral and superficial femoral veins. As a result, the plaintiff was admitted to the hospital for Heparin and Coumadin (anticoagulant) therapy. The plaintiff will likely undergo prolonged treatment with these medications, which may be necessary for the remainder of her life. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. For more information on Ortho Evra please visit http://www.orthopatchlawsuit.com or http://www.yourlawyer.com.
Tyche Energy Shareholders Elect Jean Claude Bonhomme to Serve as Chairman
TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tyche Energy, Inc., a subsidiary company of Biogenerics Limited (Pink Sheets:BIGN), announced today that effective immediately, Jean Claude Bonhomme will serve as Tyche Energy's Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bonhomme, presently Tyche's Executive Vice President, was elected to the position at the Company's recently held annual shareholders meeting.
Aquila Agrees to Sell Two Illinois Power Plants to AmerenUE
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell two peaking power generation facilities to Union Electric Company (AmerenUE) for a total purchase price of $175 million. Aquila expects to record a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $160 million, or approximately $100 million after tax, on the sale of the power plants.
AdZone Research, Inc.
AdZone's OPPS System Extends to Three Northern Virginia County Police Forces
CALVERTON, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- AdZone Research, Inc. (OTCBB:ADZR) today reported that its recently launched Online Predator Profiling System (OPPS) is now operational and in use by three Northern Virginia county police departments, including the Fairfax and Arlington County Police Departments and the Loudon County Sheriff's Office. These represent some of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., and are suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Abrams Hospitality Marketing
'travelgirl magazine' Welcomes Stephanie Abrams, Radio's Leading Travel Expert, to Its Editorial Team, States Publisher and Co-Founder, Renee Werbin
BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Radio show travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, expands her reach from her national presence in broadcasting to print with the January debut of a column in "travelgirl magazine." According to its publisher and co-founder, Renee Werbin, "travelgirl magazine is proud to welcome Stephanie Abrams to our editorial team." Werbin notes that Abrams' vast knowledge of worldwide travel destinations and her wealth of travel experiences will add "depth and insight to our publication. We welcome her wisdom and her expertise. She is one savvy lady and we are delighted to have her input and insights for our readers."
WCA Waste Corporation
WCA Waste Corporation Announces Upgrade of Long-Term Debt Ratings
HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- WCA Waste Corporation (Nasdaq:WCAA) announced today that Moody's' Investors Service upgraded the rating of WCA Waste Corporation. The upgrade acknowledges WCA Waste Corporation's continued progress in implementing its acquisition-based strategy, recent strong relative performance in terms of organic volume and price increases in excess of industry trends and a favorable pricing environment across the industry. Moody's took the following actions:
National Retail Federation
Guest Speakers Light Up the Stage for Shop.org's FirstLook 2006
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The brightest minds in online retailing will come together to discuss best practices from the holiday season and plan for the future at Shop.org's FirstLook 2006, January 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Throughout this year's conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders as they address 2005's biggest trends and look ahead to what the multichannel retailers can expect in the new year.