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Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP Commences Class Action Lawsuit Against FleetBoston Financial Corporation and Certain of its Affiliates on Behalf of Purchasers of the Columbia Family of Funds -- CBLAX, LBSAX, CFGAX, CGWAX
NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP announces that a class action lawsuit was filed in the District of Massachusetts, on behalf of purchasers of Columbia Balanced Fund (Nasdaq: CBLBX), (Nasdaq: CBLCX), (Nasdaq: CBLDX), (Nasdaq: CBALX); Columbia Dividend Income Fund (Nasdaq: LBSBX), (Nasdaq: LBSCX), (Nasdaq: GEQBX), (Nasdaq: GEQAX), (Nasdaq: GSFTX); Columbia Growth & Income Fund (Nasdaq: CFGBX), (Nasdaq: CFGDX), (Nasdaq: LGISX); Columbia Growth Fund (Nasdaq: CGWBX), (Nasdaq: CGWCX), (Nasdaq: CGWDX), (Nasdaq: CGWGX), (Nasdaq: CLMBX) (the "Funds") operated by FleetBoston Financial Corporation ("FleetBoston") (NYSE:FBF), Columbia Management Group, Inc ("Columbia Group"), Columbia Management Advisors, Inc. ("Columbia Advisors"), and Columbia Wanger Asset Management, L.P. ("Columbia Wanger"), between February 13, 1999 and January 14, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP is pursuing remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Dr. Veronica Motiram as the Second Site for Lo-Chol Cholesterol Double Blind Study
NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (APPI) (OTCBB:APPI), a company that utilizes whole plants through a proprietary (patent pending) manufacturing process to develop all-natural whole plant pharmaceuticals and nutritionals, has announced that it will enlarge the original CRL clinical study, by adding Dr. Veronica Motiram, of the Neuropsychiatric Center of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach, Florida as the second site.
COMSYS Information Technology Services, Inc.
COMSYS to Hold Reception for Secure IT Division
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- COMSYS Services LLC, a national leading provider of information technology staffing, services and solutions, announces a reception in honor of its new federal government-focused division, Secure IT. The event will be held February 19, 2004 at the Bethesda Marriott at 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD. The evening allows COMSYS and Secure IT to highlight the division's leadership and success since its inception to clients, prospects, strategic alliance partners and consultants.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Modernize Military Health Systems
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector has been awarded a contract to help implement and modernize several Department of Defense health systems as part of the Defense Medical Information Systems/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services III (D/SIDDOMS III) program.
ASM International NV
ASM Receives Order from China's Global Advanced Packaging Technology Ltd. for Eagle Wire Bonders
BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that its 54%-owned subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd. (Hong Kong Exchanges: 0522) has received an initial order for its Eagle 60 gold wire bonder from Global Advanced Packaging Technology Ltd. (GAPT) in Shanghai, one of China's leading packaging companies. Delivery of the bonders to GAPT's facility will be completed in the current quarter.
Ocwen Financial Corp.
W. Michael Linn To Lead Marketing Efforts For Ocwen Financial Corporation
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- William C. Erbey, Chairman and CEO of Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE:OCN), the mortgage industry's largest third-party global outsourcer, has announced that W. Michael (Mickey) Linn has agreed to lead Corporate marketing efforts. As the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Linn will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships, and directing sales, marketing and channel management.