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ABCs to Success -- New Book Provides Basics for Management Success
RICHMOND, Va., December 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- A is for achieve. B is for believe, and C is for communicate. People are never too old to learn their ABCs, especially those that apply to the business world, writes C.J. Hutchinson. She teaches the basics of business in ABCs for Management Success (now available through 1stBooks).
Memoirs of a Stripper -- Author and former stripper recounts her fascinating life
ORANGE PARK, Fla., December 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Enter a world of beautiful women, with young, voluptuous bodies, clad only in feathers, fringe and bright sequins. Author and former stripper Lillian Kiernan Brown takes readers back to an era of burlesque beauties, when ladies were treated like treasures and, even scantily clad or in the nude, still behaved as ladies. She tells her fascinating true story in Banned in Boston: Memoirs of a Stripper (now available through 1stBooks).
Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP
Shareholder Class Action Filed Against the Putnam Family of Mutual Funds by the Law Firm Of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP - PAGVX, POGAX, PBLGX, MMC
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Dec. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers, redeemers and holders of shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), Putnam Tax Exempt Income Fund (NASDAQ: PTAEX) (NASDAQ: PTBEX) (NASDAQ: PTXMX), Putnam Tax Exempt Money Market Fund (NASDAQ: PTXXX), Putnam Tax Smart Equity Fund (NASDAQ: PATSX) (NASDAQ: PBTSX) (NASDAQ: PCSMX), Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund (NASDAQ: PTHAX) (NASDAQ: PTHYX) (NASDAQ: PTYMX), Putnam Tax-Free Insured Fund (NASDAQ: PPNAX) (NASDAQ: PTFIX), Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust (NASDAQ: PGSIX) (NASDAQ: PGSBX) (NASDAQ: PGVCX) (NASDAQ: PGSMX), Putnam Utilities Growth and Income Fund (NASDAQ: PUGIX) (NASDAQ: PUTBX) (NASDAQ: PUTMX), Putnam Vista Fund (NASDAQ: PVISX) (NASDAQ: PVTBX) (NASDAQ: PCVFX) (NASDAQ: PVIMX), Putnam Voyager Fund (NASDAQ: PVOYX) (NASDAQ: PVOBX) (NASDAQ: PVFCX) (NASDAQ: PVOMX), and other Putnam Mutual Funds (the "Putnam Funds") from November 1, 1998 through September 3, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Topaz Systems, Inc
SigSmart - MISMO-compliant Electronic Signature Solution for Electronic Mortgages
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Topaz Systems, Inc. has provided an electronic signature solution for mortgage bankers, lenders, and forms generators looking to take advantage of the benefits of electronic paperless mortgages. With signature capture tablets and bundled SigSmart software, mortgage industry professionals have the ability to bind forensic-quality handwritten signatures into legally-binding electronic SMART documents for instantaneous submission and paperless storage of loan applications, RESPAS, closing documents, and real estate contracts.
Source Direct Holdings, Inc.
Source Direct Appoints New Vice President Of Sales
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Dec. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE)-- Source Direct Holdings, Inc (OTCBB:SDRT) announced today that they appointed Gordon Sage to the position of Vice President of Sales. Mr. Sage has 20 years of sales and marketing experience and is considered an expert at launching private label product lines. Over the past 90 days Gordon has served as a distribution consultant to the company.
Schackled Doctor -- Author Finds Flaws and Murder in Modern Medicine
WASHINGTON D.C., December 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The cost of health care has risen steadily over the decades. Today, only about 30 percent of the American population can afford modern health care. Even with a high price tag, the performance and competency of doctors can sometimes vary. Ryan Collins lets readers peek inside a modern hospital to look at the state of medicine in his new novel, Schackled Doctor: A Novel (now available through 1stBooks).
Cauley Bowman Carney & Williams, PLLC
Cauley Geller Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Morgan Stanley and its Morgan Stanley Family of Funds on Behalf of Investors -- ALLAX, ALLBX, ALLCX, ALLDX
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2003 (PrimeZone) -- The Law Firm of Cauley Geller Bowman & Rudman, LLP announced today that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of shares of the Morgan Stanley Family of Funds (the "Morgan Stanley Funds"), which are managed by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MSD) from October 1, 1999 through December 31, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period"). A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court, or can be viewed on the firm's website at http://www.cauleygeller.com/show_case.asp?ccode=185&pcode=10&pp=4.
Cauley Bowman Carney & Williams, PLLC
Cauley Geller Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Federated Investors, Inc. and Its Federated Family of Mutual Funds on Behalf of Investors -- FDBCX, ISHIX, FCMIX, CMIUX
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Law Firm of Cauley Geller Bowman & Rudman, LLP announced today that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on behalf of all purchasers of shares of the Federated Family of Funds (the "Federated Funds"), which are managed by Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII - news) during the period between November 1, 1998 and September 3, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"). A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court, or can be viewed on the firm's website at http://www.cauleygeller.com/show_case.asp?ccode=182&pcode=10&pp=4.