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Kirby McInerney LLP
Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP Commences Class Action Lawsuit Against Reliant Resources Inc. -- RRI
NEW YORK, June 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Please take notice that the law firm of Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP has commenced a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on behalf all persons who purchased the common stock of Reliant Resources Inc. (NYSE:RRI) in the period between April 30, 2001 and May 13, 2002 (the "class period"), including those persons who purchased shares in the initial public offering of Reliant common stock (the "Reliant IPO").
Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP
Abbey Gardy, LLP: Attention Purchasers of the Merrill Lynch Internet Strategies Fund, Inc.
NEW YORK, June 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- A securities class action lawsuit was filed against the Merrill Lynch Internet Strategies Fund, Inc. ("Internet Strategies Fund" or the "Company") ("MANTX"; "MBNTX"; "MCNTX"; "MDNTX"; "MANTXEMP"; "MANTXFEE"), Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. ("Merrill Lynch"), Merrill Lynch Funds Distributor ("MLFD"), Henry Blodget ("Blodget"), Paul G. Meeks ("Meeks") and several directors of the Internet Strategies Fund, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased shares of the Internet Strategies Fund during the period from March 14, 2000 through October 15, 2001, inclusive (the "Class Period"). On October 15, 2001, the Internet Strategies Fund merged with The Merrill Lynch Global Technology Fund ("MAGTX"; "MBGTX"; "MCGTX"; "MDGTX"). A copy of the complaint is available from the Court or from Abbey Gardy, LLP. Please contact us by phone at 800-889-3701 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church's Chicken Franchisee Purchases 57 Restaurants
ATLANTA, June 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Church's Chicken(TM), a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFCE), has announced the completion of a deal with BAH Texas, LP (Best American Hospitality) to convert 57 company-operated restaurants in the Houston/Beaumont, Texas markets into franchise ownership. BAH Texas, LP is owned by Royal Capital Corp., an Atlanta-based holding company owned and operated by entrepreneur and business developer David Davoudpour. With this purchase, Royal Capital Corp. will operate 111 Church's restaurants, making it Church's largest franchisee.
Lone Star Steak House & Saloon
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. Presentation Available on Web Page
WICHITA, Kan., June 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. ("Lone Star") (Nasdaq:STAR) today announced that the Company presentation at the Thomas Weisel Partners Growth Forum 4.0 will be available on its Web page, www.lonestarsteakhouse.com, under press releases at 4:25 p.m. (PT). Interested parties may link directly to the audio Webcast of the company's real-time presentation during the forum. The presentation will be archived for a period of thirty days.