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Apria Healthcare Group Inc.
Apria Healthcare Announces Preliminary Agreement to Settle qui tam Litigation
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Apria Healthcare Group Inc. (NYSE:AHG) today announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with representatives of the government and the relators (plaintiffs) for the settlement of two previously disclosed civil qui tam lawsuits involving allegations of incomplete or inaccurate documentation supporting a portion of the Company's Medicare billings during the period from mid-1995 through 1998. Under the settlement, Apria will pay the government $17.6 million without any admission of wrongdoing.
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Investor Notice: Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP Has Filed a Shareholder Class Action Against Trex Company, Inc. -- TWP
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Trex Company, Inc. ("Trex" or the "Company") (NYSE:TWP) between October 25, 2004 and June 22, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Trex, Robert G. Matheny, and Paul D. Fletcher are named as defendants.
American Football Alumni
Sports Alumni Inc. Corrects Release Regarding Site of Sports Alumni Golf Tour Final
HENDERSON and LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sports Alumni, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SPNI) announced today that its American Football Alumni division's (www.americanfootballalumni.com) news release of July 25, 2005, prematurely announced the site for its Sports Alumni Golf Tour final as a Harrah's golf course in Las Vegas. Although the finals will be held at a premier course in Las Vegas, Sports Alumni Golf Tour and Harrah's have no formal agreement in place.
PitBOSS Entertainment, Inc.
PitBOSS Entertainment Completes 49 Percent Acquisition of QZAR USA
HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- PitBOSS Entertainment (OTCBB:PBSS) today announced the completion of the contract to acquire QZAR USA (http://www.qzarsystems.com), a Texas-based laser tag and virtual reality entertainment company, with equipment sales worldwide and software development/production in the United States. QZAR USA boasts a global clientele primarily located in Russia, Europe and the United States.
TelePlus Enterprises, Inc.
TelePlus Board Expands; Adds Telecom and Manufacturing Expertise
MONTREAL, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB:TLPE) (http://www.teleplus.ca), a vertically integrated provider of wireless and landline communications products and services across North America, is pleased to announce that Gordon Chow, President of VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd., has joined TelePlus' Board of Directors effective immediately.
Equus Resources, Inc.
Equus Resources Acquires 1st Metro Insurance
ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Equus Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EQUR) ("Equus") announced today the expansion of its Insurance Division with the acquisition of 1st Metro Insurance, an Atlanta-based commercial and personal lines insurance agency. 1st Metro was part of the recent acquisition by Equus of American Career Training Institute.
Roy Jacobs & Associates
Roy Jacobs & Associates Announces Class Action Lawsuit Brought on Behalf of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Purchasers -- PBH
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Roy Jacobs & Associates today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. ("Prestige" or the "Company") (NYSE:PBH) securities from April 1, 2005 through July 27, 2005 (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit, alleging securities fraud, was filed against Prestige, Peter C. Mann, its CEO, and Peter J. Anderson, its CFO.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Conducts First Flight of Modernized, Multi-Mission Hunter UAV
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken a significant step toward modernizing the U.S. Army's fleet of Hunter unmanned systems by conducting the first engineering flight of an enhanced, multi-mission variant of the current RQ-5A air vehicle called the MQ-5B. The 66-minute check-out flight of the upgraded air vehicle, which features extended range, endurance and weapon capabilities, was conducted July 8 at Libby Air Field, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.