latest news releases from the newsroom
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Purchasers of the Franklin Family of Funds by Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP -- Deadline: March 5, 2004 -- FKBCX, FKREX, FISEX, TPINX
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP announces that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District of the Northern District of California on February 12, 2004, on behalf of purchasers of Franklin Blue Chip Fund (Nasdaq:FKBBX), (Nasdaq:FBCCX), (Nasdaq:FBCRX); Franklin Capital Growth Fund (Nasdaq:FEACX), (Nasdaq:FKEQX), (Nasdaq:FREQX), (Nasdaq: FKIRX); Franklin Equity Income Fund (Nasdaq:FBEIX), (Nasdaq:FRETX), (Nasdaq:FREIX); Templeton Global Bond Fund (Nasdaq:TGBAX), (Nasdaq:TEGBX); and other securities of the Franklin family of funds (the "Funds") operated by Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) and its subsidiaries between February 6, 1999 and February 4, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Hiram Bithorn Stadium Rolls Out FieldTurf's Green Carpet
DALTON, Ga., Feb. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Finally, some good news for the Montreal Expos. While the Expos "home field" may not be consistent next year (22 games of the team's 81 home games will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico), at least their playing surface will be. Just weeks after the announcement that the Olympic Stadium in Montreal will install FieldTurf for the 2004 season, Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, the Expos home away from home, will convert their natural grass field to FieldTurf in time for the 2004 season as well.
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
Parker & Waichman Encourages all Current and Former Enron Shareholders to Evaluate their Legal Options
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Parker & Waichman, LLP announces that it has been retained by additional plaintiffs and that they have filed a new round of claims against Merrill Lynch on behalf of current and former Enron Corporation (Pink Sheets:ENRNQ) shareholders. These plaintiffs purchased shares of Enron as a result of misleading research and advice from Merrill Lynch analysts and brokers. To date, Parker & Waichman and associated counsel have been retained by hundreds of individuals financially injured by the inappropriate advice of Merrill Lynch. Current and former Enron shareholders are encouraged to visit www.enronstockfraud.com for more information and to request a free lawsuit case evaluation.
Three Crows Hunting and Other Poems -- Poet examines conflict in society and person life
COLUMBIA, Conn., February 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Three Crows Hunting (and other poems about conflict) (now available through 1stBooks) is the first book by author and poet Craig M. Szwed. Rooted in personal experience, the 126 poems and thoughts in this book are from his writings of the past 30 years. Szwed believes that conflict does not begin "out there," or with "them." Rather, he feels it is an expression of personal demands on and responses to life and that each person tends to generate conflict sooner or later. For Szwed, the short title poem (inspired by crows battling on a neighbor's lawn,) sums up the tenor of human conflict: "All sought. One, a mouse, caught. One fought, for naught. One squawked, a lot."