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How Can Mankind Last with the Presence of Evil Nearby?
CONIFER, Colo., May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In every culture in our world, there is always a strong belief that evil exists and lurks around us waiting for a moment to strike and cause chaos. Humanity is always fragile and vulnerable to foreign influence, as such people will always end up struggling to resist temptation and live their respective lives to the best they can. But just how far will mankind last with evil plaguing in it? The answer is revealed in DARKWOOD, the compelling novel from veteran author J. Landon Ferguson.
TASER International, Inc.
15th Product Liability Lawsuit Dismissed Against TASER International
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, entered a judgment ordering the dismissal with prejudice of the product liability lawsuit filed by Kathi Hammock, individually, and as next of friend of Brittani Hammock, against TASER International, Inc. Dismissal with prejudice prohibits the plaintiff from re-filing this lawsuit in the future. This is the fifteenth wrongful death or injury lawsuit that has been dismissed or judgment entered in favor of TASER International in the past 24 months.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Discovery Laboratories, Inc. -- DSCO
HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2006 (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 Pennsylvania on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Discovery Laboratories, Inc. ("Discovery" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:DSCO) between December 28, 2005, and April 25, 2006, inclusive, (the "Class Period").
First California Financial Group, Inc.
National Mercantile 1Q06 Profits Rise 40 Percent
LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- National Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:MBLA), the holding company for Mercantile National Bank and South Bay Bank, N.A., today reported excellent first quarter profits with an expanded margin, improving efficiencies and strong balance sheet performance. First quarter earnings increased 40% compared to the first quarter a year ago and were almost level with the record results posted in the fourth quarter of 2005. Fueled by improving efficiencies and growth in loans and deposits, first quarter net income was $1.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $941,000, or $0.16 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2005 and $1.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2005. The financial results are unaudited for the first quarters ended March 31, 2006 and 2005. All per share results reflect the 5-for-4 stock split effective April 14, 2006, as well as the conversion of the Series A Preferred Shares in June 2005.
Soundair Repair Group, LLC
Soundair Repair Group Awarded FAA AMT Certificate of Excellence 'Diamond Award' for Sixth Consecutive Year
SNOHOMISH, Wash., May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Soundair Repair Group, a licensed FAA Part 145 Repair Station, was presented with the Certificate of Excellence "Diamond Award" for exceeding the minimum AMT (Aviation Maintenance Technician) participation requirements for the FAA training program. Certificates of Training were presented by the Seattle Flight Standards District Office to all eligible AMT's for having met the requirements of this FAA administered program. This represents the sixth consecutive year that Soundair has achieved 100% AMT participation in the Awards program.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.
Nevada Gold Announces Completion of Vernon Downs Acquisition
HOUSTON, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) today announced that Vernon Downs Acquisition, LLC ("VDA") completed the acquisition of Mid-State Raceway, Inc. ("Raceway"). Raceway operates Vernon Downs racetrack and is also the 100% equity holder of Mid-State Development Corp., which operates a hotel at Vernon Downs racetrack.