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Milberg Weiss Announces Class Action Suit Against ImClone Systems, Inc. -- IMCL
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP announces that a class action lawsuit was filed on January 8, 2002, on behalf of purchasers of the securities of ImClone Systems, Inc. ("ImClone" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:IMCL) between June 28, 2001 and December 28, 2001, inclusive. A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court, or can be viewed on Milberg Weiss' website at: http://www.milberg.com/imclone/
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Live Wire Media Offers Tools to Support the Character-Education Provisions of the New Education Act -- "No Child Left Behind"
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The new Education Act is not only about making our kids smart - it's also about making them good. One very important area of emphasis in the new Education Act is Character Education. Character Education is about helping students learn to make good moral and ethical decisions in their lives and to become good citizens. The specific "Elements" of character named in the Act are Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Giving. The Act also provides for materials as well as for classroom instruction of these values.
MTG: First U.S. Network Deal for TV Series
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Modern Times Group MTG AB (Nasdaq:MTGNY), the international media group, today announced that Modern Entertainment, its Los Angeles-based film rights distribution business, has signed its first U.S. network series agreement. Modern Entertainment, which owns the movie and TV rights to Stephen King's best-selling book 'The Dead Zone,' sold an option to TV producer Lion's Gate Entertainment to produce a pilot for a TV series. As a result, a full season 22 part dramatic series of 1 hour episodes has been ordered by USA Network, which broadcasts through its cable network to 85 million homes or 80% of homes in the U.S.
Appointment at Ahold Joint Venture Partner La Fragua
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO) announces the appointment of Harrie Frijters to the position of Chief Financial Officer, CFO, at Ahold's joint venture partner La Fragua in Guatemala, effective January 2, 2002. For the past three years, Frijters has been working as CFO at Ahold Spain. La Fragua is with 131 stores in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras a substantial player in the Central American market.