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U-Haul International, Inc.
Photo Release -- Hapgood Premises Dishes Up New Service With the Addition of U-Haul Truck and Trailer Rentals
ARNOLD'S COVE, Newfoundland, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Derek and Ivan Hapgood, owners of Hapgood Premises, located at 228 Main Road, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to their family-owned business. Hapgood Premises, which opened for business in 2006 and is run by Derek Hapgood, not only boasts a convenience store, gas station and take-out food, but now also features U-Haul truck and trailer rentals as part of their mix.
Aquila and Great Plains Energy File Joint Proxy Statement for Proposed Merger Transaction
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) and Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) today filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a joint proxy statement relating to the proposed merger of Aquila and a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy. The joint proxy statement, which is contained in a Form S-4 registration statement filed by Great Plains Energy, will be used to solicit votes from Aquila's and Great Plains Energy's shareholders in favor of the proposed merger. Approval of the merger by the shareholders of both Aquila and Great Plains Energy is required to complete the merger.
Core-Mark to Host First Quarter Conference Call May 11, 2007
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:CORE), announced today that it will host an earnings call Friday May 11, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time where management will review the results of the first quarter ending March 31, 2007. The call is expected to last approximately one hour.
Alta Mesa Holdings, LP
Meridian Provides Operations Update
HOUSTON, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Meridian Resource Corporation (NYSE:TMR) today reported its current status on the momentum of its business plan designed for growth in reserves and production based on a balanced portfolio of high potential and longer-lived reserves.
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Medicis Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Medicis (NYSE:MRX) today announced revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2007 of approximately $95.1 million, compared to approximately $75.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2006. Net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the three months ended March 31, 2007 was approximately $9.3 million, or approximately $0.15 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of approximately $88.5 million, or approximately $1.63 per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2006. This compares to the Company's published guidance of approximately $95 million in revenue and approximately $0.12 in earnings per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2007. Diluted per share amounts are calculated using the "if-converted" method of accounting in accordance with GAAP.
Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
Bob Evans Farms Announces April Same-Store Sales
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOBE) today announced that same-store sales at Bob Evans Restaurants for the fiscal 2007 month of April (the five weeks ended April 27) increased 2.1 percent from the same period a year ago. Average menu prices for the fiscal month were up approximately 1.9 percent.