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MBT Financial Corp. Updates Full Year Financial Guidance
MONROE, Mich., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- MBT Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:MBTF) reported today that it does not expect its net income per share for the full year to be in the $1.15 to $1.20 range that was reported following its second quarter earnings announcement. A recent development with an individual credit relationship required the company to add $5.5 million to its allowance for loan losses. This additional provision to the company's allowance for loan losses will negatively impact the company's earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2003. The company expects a reduction in earnings per share of $0.19 for the third quarter as a result of this additional provision to its allowance for loan losses. The company now expects its full year earnings per share to be in the $0.95 to $1.00 range. The company plans to announce its third quarter earnings on October 15, 2003.
Go-Today.com Offers Malolo Island, Fiji From $1399!
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Malolo Island is everything one would expect of a tropical paradise and more, with its pristine white-sand beaches, expansive view of the ocean, fresh island cuisine, and comfortable, modern accommodations. A week spent on this island would serve as the perfect time away, whether you are newly-weds searching for some private time alone or over-worked professionals who are looking for an escape from the day-to-day routine and stress of the workplace. Aside from offering you the opportunity to sit at the beach and sip on cocktails, the island resort we have selected for your stay also offers chances of engaging in a dozen different activities, including snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. You might want to extend your stay beyond the five-night package after you have reviewed the full list of what this island paradise has to offer!
God, Caesar and the Freedom of Religion - New Book Looks at the Level of Religious Freedom Throughout World
GLENCOE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The right of religious freedom is the reason why the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. In 1948, the United Nations hoped to extend this freedom around the world with a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, it still seems there is a great deal of religious unrest throughout the world. In her new book, God Caesar and the Freedom of Religion (now available through 1stBooks), author Elizabeth Warren examines 191 countries' efforts to protect religious freedoms.
Relaxing Yoga Poses for Stressed People on the Go; New book offers quick, easy guide for relieving stress almost anywhere
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Thousands of people wish daily that they had more time to relax and de-stress. Without needing special clothing, time or money for yoga classes, people can find relief and relaxation in their desk drawer, golf bag or handbag. In Osha Ray's new book, Yoga WorkMate: A Simple Yoga Program You Can Do Almost Anywhere (now available through 1stBooks), she outlines easy and effective ways to incorporate this 5,000-year-old practice into daily routines.
A Guru, A Biochip and Immeasurable Faith -- New Novel Tells of Group's Independent Fight During the Great Tribulation
AYRSHIRE, Scotland, Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- When the playing of the National Anthem at a baseball game is replaced with a guru's chant, it's enough to cause Sam Elliott to yell with anger. A Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Marine, he is deeply patriotic and is one who is not seduced by "the Guru," a figure that's emerged and taken the hearts of many with his charms and words of wisdom. Others believe the guru is the Antichrist. In Tribulation: These Are the Times (now available through 1stBooks), author Gloria I. Monaghan paints an eerie picture of the "end times."
A New Christmas Tradition -- New book offers 20 thought-provoking short stories for the holidays
BONITA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wrapping gifts and baking cookies are on many people's to-do list around the holidays. For those who discover author Diane Gustafson, reading heartwarming short stories could wind up on that Christmas list, as well. Mary Christmas: Short Stories Spanning Two Centuries (now available through 1stBooks) includes 20 whimsical short stories, and each unique tale revolves around heroines who encounter poignant and compelling situations during the holiday season.
Western States Convene for Renewable Energy Summit; Economic and Policy Summit to Spur Renewable Energy Development in the West
RENO, Nev., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to experts throughout the globe, the world's oil supply may be depleted as soon as the year 2020. However, renewable resources in the form of solar, wind, geothermal and biomass have become economically viable alternatives to continued dependence on foreign fuel sources. A renewable energy summit, focused on policy changes, barriers, challenges and opportunities, will be held in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, October 8, 2003.