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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Transactions Granted Early Termination

Trans No. and acquiringAcquiredEntities
JAN. 18, 2000
20000877—Brian L. RobertsMr. H.F. LenfestLenfest Communications, Inc.
20000878—Brian L. RobertsAT&T CorpLenfest Communications, Inc.
20001218—E.I du Pont de Nemours and CompanyBurmah Castrol plcCastrol Indsutrial North America, Inc.
JAN. 19, 2000
20001217—Burman Castrol plcE.I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyE.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
20001268—Safeguard International Fund, L.PGolden Bear Oil Specialties, IncGolden Bear Oil Specialties, Inc.
20001297—Tenet Healthcare CorporationTendex, IncTendex, Inc.
20001303—Centre Capital Investors III, L.PKjell Inge RokkeAmerican Seafoods Company. Frionor U.S.A., Inc. Resource Group International, Inc.
20001305—Centre Capital Investors Ill, L.PJaeger Investment CompanyNJ Vessel Corporation.
20001352—Gerald GormanNetmoves CorporationNetmoves Corporation.
20001355—The AES CorporationThe AES CorporationBV Partners.
20001371—Kirtland Capital Partners III L.PDonald and Barbara BattisAccurate Fabricators, Inc. Profile Realty, Inc., Profile Metal Forming, Inc. S&H Precision Manufacturing Co., Inc., Profile, Inc.
20001372—Global Crossing LtdStorageNetworks, IncStorageNetworks, Inc.
20001373—Dell Computer CorporationStorageNetworks, IncStorageNetworks, Inc.
20001387—Ralcorp Holdings, IncCascade Acquisition, IncCascade Acquisition, Inc.
JAN. 20, 2000
20001266—Office Specialties, Inc. d/b/a/ INSCAPESMED International IncSMED International Inc.
20001378—Thomas H. Lee Foreign Fund IV-B, L.PMJD Communications, IncMJD Communications, Inc.
20001383—Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.PMJD Communications, IncMJD Communications, Inc.
JAN. 21, 2000
20001231—Bristol-Myers-Squibb CompanyOXiGENE, IncOXiGENE, Europe, AB.
20001286—PPG Industries, IncThe Monarch Paint CompanyMonarch Paint Company I, Ltd.
20001306—SOFTBANK,, Inc.
20001357—Nortel Networks CorporationQtera CorporationQtera Corporation.
JAN. 24, 2000
20001255—SunGard Data Systems IncMichael J. & Marianne CassidyCassidy Jones & Co., Inc.
20001256—Consolidated Electrical Distributors, IncDauphin Associates, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership PlanDauphin Associates, Inc.
20001260—El Paso Energy CorporationMCN Energy Group, IncMCNIC CSG Pipeline Company
20001307—The Associates First Capital CorporationKeyCorpKey Bank USA, N.A.
20001334—CheckFree Holdings CorporationBlueGill Technologies, IncBlueGill Technologies, Inc.
20001359—Bill Gross' idealab!,,, Inc.
20001362—Qwest Communications International IncUSInternetworking, IncUSInternetworking, Inc.
20001364—Qwest Communications International IncGlobal Crossing LtdGlobal Crossing Ltd.
20001376—WPG Corporate Development Associates V, LLC*Leonard N. SternCity Pages, Inc Cleveland Free Times, Inc. Long Island Voice, Inc.
Los Angeles Weekly, Inc.
OC Weekly, Inc.
Quickfish Media, Inc.
Stern Publishing, Inc.
VV Publishing Corporation.
20001381—Isle of Capri Casinos, IncLady Luck Gaming CorporationLady Luck Gaming Corporation.
20001384—Corporacion Patricio Echeverria, S.AIngersoll-Rand CompanyThe Corona Clipper Division Clipper of Harrow Products, Inc.
20001388—NOVA CorporationFrank L. FarrarFirst Savings Bank Merchant Division, Inc.
20001430—, IncRoger, Inc.
20001431—Roger,, Inc.
JAN. 27, 2000
20001304—BYOWC Partners LLCBridgeport Holdings IncBridgeport Holdings Inc.
20001316—FS Equity Partners IV, L.PBridgeport Holdings IncBridgeport Holdings Inc.
20001348—Blackstone CCC Capital Partners L.PSirius Satellite Radio IncSirius Satellite Radio Inc.
20001379—Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc (The)NFO Worldwide, IncNFO Worldwide, Inc.
20001389—BCI Growth V, L.PATG Group, IncATG Group, Inc.
20001395—Warren A. Hood, JrOwens CorningFalcon Foam Corporation.
20001396—Clayton, Dublier & Rice Fund VI L.PCarl A. AlbertFairchild Aerospace Corporation.
20001399—Merrill Lynch & Co.,,, Inc.
20001406—WellPoint Health Networks IncRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical CenterRush Prudential Health Plans.
20001407—WellPoint Health Networks IncThe Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaRush Prudential Health Plans.
20001409—Churchill Environmental & Industrial Equity Partners, L.PAllied Waste Industries, IncBrowning-Ferris Industries of Hawaii/Maui Disposal Co., Inc. Maui Disposal Co., Inc.
20001411—L-3 Communications Holdings, IncRaytheon CompanyAMI Instruments, Inc. Raytheon Company.
20001416—Amercian Standard Companies, IncHowell E. Adams, JrGeorgia Air Conditioning Company, Inc.
20001417—United Rentals, IncRonald D. OffuttRDO Rental Co.
20001418—Mohr, Davidow Ventures, IV, L.PChannelPoint, IncChannelPoint, Inc.
20001419—Landmark Communications, IncDavid AltomareBrento Coporation
20001420—Cox Enterprises, IncDavid AltomareBrento Corporation.
20001424—CMGI, IncRaging Bull, IncRaging Bull, Inc.
20001428—Knight Transportation, IncJohn R. FayardJohn Fayard Fast Freight, Inc.
20001429—Willis Stein & Partners II, L.PSOFTBANK CorpZD Inc.
20001432—Whittman-Hart, IncUSWeb CorporationUSWeb Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
20001435—Green Equity Investors III, L.PInterDent, IncInterDent, Inc.
20001438—Magellan Health Services, IncVivra Holdings, IncVivra, Inc.
20001442—Heritage Fund II, L.PGerald YablansP.O.P. Displays, Inc.
20001443—Mr. Robert AlpertCastle Harian Parnters III, L.PLNS Holding Corp.
20001445—Deutsche Bank AGRichard L. GelbThe Charter Corporation.
20001446—Deutsche Bank AGBruce S. GelbThe Charter Corporation.
20001450—Expro International Group PLCTriPoint, IncorporatedTri Point, Incorporated.
20001460—Gilat Communications LtdThe Times Mirror CompanyAllen Communication.
20001464—Career Education CorporationCalifornia Culinary Academy, IncCalifornia Culinary Academy, Inc.
20001468—Mazda Motor CorporationTransnational Motors, IncTransnational Motors, Inc.
20001474—Safeguard International Fund, L.PRichard W. Bowen IIInternational Filler Corp.
20001475—Cliffstar CorporationNorthland Cranberries, IncNorthland Cranberries, Inc. Start Printed Page 17279
20001479—Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer VIII, L.PRedback Networks IncRedback Networks Inc.
20001480—KPCB VIII Founders Fund, L.PRedback Networks IncRedback Networks Inc.
20001481—KPCB Information Sciences Zaibatsu Fund II, L.PRedback Networks IncRedback Networks Inc.
20001482—St. Ives plcGlobal Financial Press, a New York CorporationGlobal Financial Press, a New York Corporation.
20001488—Thoma Cressey Fund VI, L.PPennCorp Financial Group, IncOccidental Life Insurance Company of North Carolina. Pioneer Security Life Insurance Company.
20001490—Torch Acquisition CompanyOracle CorporationOracle Corporation.
20001492—Advance Communications Group, IncRichard O'NealBig Stuff, Inc.
20001497—,, IncGolf Club Trader, Inc. International Gold Outlet, Inc., Inc.
20001498—,,, Inc.
JAN. 28, 2000
20001393—Richard A. BernsteinI. Epstein & Sons, IncI. Epstein & Sons/New York, Inc.
20001415—Bell Atlantic Master TrustBridgeport Holdings IncBridgeport Holdings Inc.
JAN. 30, 2000
20001520—William S. Morris III and Mary Sue Ellis (husband and wife)Mediacom Communications CorporationMediacom Communications Corporation.
20001521—Rocco B. CommissoMediacom Communications CorporationMediacom Communications Corporation.
JAN. 31, 2000
20001319—Healtheon/WebMD CorporationElectronic Data Systems CorporationKinetra LLC.
20001408—Money's Mushrooms LtdVlasic Foods International IncVlasic Foods International Inc.
20001473—George G. BeasleyGeorge G. BeasleyBeasley Reed Acquisition Partnership.
20001500—Cox Enterprises, IncRapid Communications Partners, L.PRapid Communications Partners, L.P.
20001510—Elisabeth BadinterBernard and Miriam Frankel (husband and wife)Frankel & Company.
20001511—Washington Mutual, IncLehman Brothers Holdings, IncAlta Residential Mortgage, Inc.
20001513—Citizens Utilities CompanyGTE CorporationGTE Midwest Incorporated, GTE North Incorporated.
20001539—DICOM Group plcImaging Components CorporationImaging Components Corporation.
FEB. 1, 2000
20001382—Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.PWilliam H. HegamyerPioneer Metals, Inc.
20001507—AT&T CorpAT&T CorpUnited Cable Television of Baltimore Limited Partnership.
20001512—Fremont Partners L.PQualPro, IncQualPro, Inc.
20001517—Crosspoint Venture Partners-1999 L.PSiteLine, IncSiteLine, Inc.
20001523—ASCo Group plcMary Lou ConradVenture Transport Inc.
20001524—Daniel S. AegerterAriba, IncAriba, Inc.
20001526—Siemens AktiengesellschaftMoore Products CoMoore Products Co.
20001541—Transhumance Employee Stock Ownership TrustDonald DeBeyMountain Meadows Lamb Corporation.
20001542—Transhumance Employee Stock Ownership TrustVerner W. AverchMountain Meadows Lamb Corporation.
20001543—Star Gas Partners, L.PAll Star Gas CorpAll Star Gas Corp.
20001545—Outsourcing Services Group, IncDavid G. Knust and Susan L. PurkrabekK.P. Properties. Precision Packaging and Services, Inc.
20001547—Quanta Services, IncDennis G. KlumbArby Construction, Inc.
20001548—RCBA Strategic Partners, L.PPlaytex Products, IncPlaytex Products, Inc.
20001552—Peco Energy CompanyNorthEast Optic Network, IncNEON Communications, Inc.
20001553—Jorge MasMasTec, IncMasTec. Inc.
20001559—Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II L.PHannaford Bros. CoHome Inc.
20001562—Phillip Morris Companies, IncBoca Holdings, IncBoca Holdings, Inc.
20001563—Edward S. RogersAT&T CorpAt Home Corporation.
FEB. 2, 2000
19994747—Allied Waste Industries, IncJames E. GalanteAdvanced Recycling Corp.
Advanced Waste Systems, Inc.
Automated Waste Disposal, Inc.
Diversified Waste Disposal, Inc.
Environmental systems, Inc.
Ny-Conn Waste Recylcing, Inc.
Superior Waste Disposal, Inc.
20001440—Blackstone CCC Capital Partners L.PArunas A. ChesonisPaeTec Corp.
20001441—Madison Dearborn Capital Parnters III, L.PArunas A. ChesonisPaeTec Corp. Start Printed Page 17280
200011489—Odyssey Investment Partners Fund, LPIWO Holdings, IncIWO Holdings, Inc.
FEB. 3, 2000
20001444—Carl C. IcahnPrison Realty Trust, IncPrison Realty Trust, Inc.
20001486—Bank Austria AktiengesellschaftRice partners II, L.PCherokee Sanford Group, LLC.
20001487—Koceram N.VRice Partners II, L.PCherokee Sanford Group, LLC.
FEB. 4, 2000
20000612—Thyssen-Bornemisza Continuity TrustVertex Communications CorporationVertex Communications Corporation.
20001397—Voest-Alpine Stahl A.GBarlow W. Brooks, JrRoll Forming Corporation.
20001398—Voest-Alpine Stahl A.GJ. William BrooksRoll Forming Corporation.
FEB. 7, 2000
20001394—MJD Communications, IncTPG Partners, L.PTPG Communications, Inc.
20001400—BASF AktiengesellschaftRohm and Haas CompanyMorton International, Inc.
20001410—Kyocera CorporationQUALCOMM IncorporatedQUALCOMM Incorporated.
20001421—Entravision Communications Company, L.L.CLatin Communications Group IncLatin Communications Group Inc.
20001433—Emerson Electric CoKnaack Manufacturing CompanyKnaack Manufacturing Company.
20001434—MAPFRE MutualidadAllchurches Trust LimitedChatham Holdings, Inc.
20001437—Federal Signal CorporationPCS CompanyPCS Company.
20001448—Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting FirstSoutheast Telephone Company of Wisconsin, IncSoutheast Telephone Company of Wisconsin, Inc.
20001455—Solectron CompanyAlcatelAlcatel USA Sourcing, L.P. DSC of Puerto Rico, Inc.
20001456—James N. BlueUnicom CorporationCotter Corporation.
20001457—Albert J. LatnerDr. Robert AdamsLabSouth, Inc.
20001465—SOFTBANK CorpSmartAge CorpSmartAge Corp.
20001469—Electronic Arts IncDreamworks L.L.CDreamworks Interactive L.L.C.
20001472—McLeod USA IncorporatedSpiltrock Services, IncSplitrock Services, Inc.
20001476—VHA Southwest Community Health CorporationMemorial Hermann Healthcare SystemBaptist Hospital, Orange. Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.
20001491—Resurrection Health Care CorporationThe Catholic Bishop of ChicagoCatholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
20001494—William L. SauderJoseph S. PalencarM&M Sale Corp.
20001495—ReliaStar Financial CorpThe BISYS Group, IncBISYS Brokerage Services, Inc. BWC Investment Services, Inc.
20001499—Salton, IncGeorge ForemanGeorge Foreman.
20001501—United News & Media plcCarlton Communications PlcCarlton Communications Plc.
20001502—Phillip R. BennettBarry J. LindLind-Waldock & Company.
20001528—EarthCare CompanyWorld Fuel Services CorpInternational Petroleum Corporation.
20001589—Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & CoCommerce One, IncCommerce One, Inc.
20001590—Wells Fargo & CompanyRedback Networks IncRedback Networks, Inc.
20001591—First Reserve Fund VIII, L.PCOR-VAL, IncCOR-VAL, Inc.
FEB. 8, 2000
20001459—Warmer Chilcott Public Limited CompanyBristol-Myers Squibb CompanyBristol-Myers Squibb Company.
20001529—Sanmina CorporationAlcatelAlcatel USA Sourcing, L.P.
20001532—Robert A. DalyNews Corporation Limited (The)Fox Baseball Holdings, Inc.
20001533—The Great Universal Stores P.L.CMr. Timothy J. KeaneRetail Target Marketing Systems, Inc.
20001540—The St. Paul Companies, IncMMI Companies, IncMMI Companies, Inc.
20001549—Flextronics Intermational LtdCabletron Systems, IncCabletron Systems, Inc.
20001564—Vignette CorporationDataSage, Inc.DataSage, Inc.
20001566—Aliant IncN.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum MaatschappijShell Offshore Service Company
20001567—Robert Wood Johnson IVThe Estate of Leon HessThe New York Jets Football Club, Inc.
20001568—Edward WanandiFrank KatzStrick Corporation.
20001570—Prudential plcSusan ZollaPackaging Advantage Corp.
20001572—Avant! CorporationAnalogy, IncAnalogy, Inc.
20001573—Lady Lucky Gaming CorporationAndrew H. TompkinsGemini, Inc. International Marco Polo's Services, Inc.
20001574—USFreightways CorporationTransport Corporation of America, IncTransport Corporation of America, Inc.
20001577—Hoganas A.BChemFirst IncFRM Industries, Inc.
20001580—Fabri-Steel Products IncorporatedTRW IncNelson Stud Welding Division of TRW.
20001584—Clear Channel Communications, IncFaith Broadcasting, L.PFaith Broadcasting, L.P.
20001585—Prudential Insurance Company of America (The)St. Paul Companies, Inc. (The)THI Holdings (Delaware), Inc.
20001588—Haworth International, LtdLaCasse IncLeCasse Inc.
20001594—Loews CorporationGowin Holdings International LimitedGowin Holdings International Limited.
20001595—LaSalle Re Holdings LimitedTrenwick Group IncTrenwick Group Inc.
20001596—DLJ Merchant Banking Partner II, L.PJames D. & Margaret M. Brady-NalloPrecision Offset Printing Company, Inc. Precision Ollan Seal, Inc. Start Printed Page 17281
20001600—The Western and Southern Life Insurance CompanyARM Financial Group, IncIntegrity Life Insurance Company.
20001602—The Shelly CompanyIra L. MorrisWaco Oil & Gas., Inc.
20001606—Guidant CorporationImpulse Dynamics, LLCImpulse Dynamics N.V.
20001607—First Reserve Fund VIll, L.PPreferred Industries, IncPreferred Industries, Inc.
20001609—Gerald W. SchwartzJannock LimitedJannock Limited.
20001612—AutoNation, IncDennis E. BreenHorizon Chevrolet, Inc.
20001615—GPU, IncMYR Group IncMYR Group Inc.
20001617—Paul G. DesmaraisAllmerica Financial CorporationFirst Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company.
20001618—Flextronics International, LtdPalo Alto Products International (Pte.) Ltd. (“PAPI”)Palo Alto Products International (Pte.) Ltd. (“PAPI”).
20001622—Mail-Well, IncAmerican Business Products, IncAmerican Business Products, Inc.
20001623—Golden State Bancopr IncDowney Financial CorpDowney Finance Corp.
20001626—Isle of Capri Casinos, IncBRDC, IncBRDC, Inc.
20001627—Robert S. Goldstein and Susan J. Goldstein (husband & wife)Isle of Capri Casinos, IncIsle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
20001628—Bernard Goldstein and Irene S. Goldstein (husband & wife)Isle of Capri Casinos, IncIsle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
20001634—Sigma Partners III, L.PVignette CorporationVignette Corporation
20001638—John Steven LateAutoNation, IncJack Sherman Chevrolet
20001640—Komatsu LtdRoad Machinery CompanyRoad Machinery Company
20001651—Richard G HaworthSMED International, IncSMED International, Inc.
20001652—CMGI,,, inc.
20001656—Jerry HerbstAlexander W. RangosCar Spa, Inc.
20001659—Charterhouse Equity Partners III, L.PWhitehall Associates, L.PreSOURCE PARTNER, Inc.
20001664—Baker Communications Fund, L.PSequoia Software CorporationSequoia Software Corporation
20001670—Captec Net Lease Realty, IncPatrick L. BeachCaptec Financial Group, Inc.
20001672—Industrial Services Group, IncDale SmithPalestine Concrete Tile Company
20001673—Industrial Services Group, IncDanny SmithPalestine Concrete Tile Company
20001674—Centre Capital Investors III, L.PMichael Lee MalamutAutoland, Inc.
20001690—Bracknell CorporationMichael L. MorrisseySylvan Industrial Piping Of N.J., Inc.
Sylvan Industrial Piping of Tennessee, Inc.
Sylvan Industrial Piping, Inc.
FEB. 9, 2000
20001179—WHX CorporationBethlehem Steel CorporationBethlehem Steel Corporation.
20001402—CBS,, Inc.
20001466—Smiths Industries plcSIHI/EMC Investors LLCEMC Technology LLC
20001555—American Tower CorporationJames A.R. VeederU.S. Electrodynamics, Inc.
20001582—The Edward W. Scripps TrustFreedom Communications, IncFlorida Freedom Newspapers, Inc.
20001597—CPL Long Term Care Real Estate Investment TrustRenaissance Healthcare CorporationOakridge Nursing Home, Inc.
Renaissance-Chapel Hill, Inc.
Renaissance-Fox Chase, Inc.
Renaissance-Hamilton Plaza, Inc.
Renaissance-Iliff, Inc.
Renaissance-Park Manor, Inc.
Renaissance-Valley View, Inc.
20001605—Estate of Charles A. SammonsEstate of Charles C. CarsonE.R. Craven Company.
20001613—BG Distribution Partners, LtdTerk Distributing Company, IncTerk Distributing Company, Inc.
20001616—Bank of America CorporationVeloCom IncVeloCom Inc.
20001636—General Electric CompanyMacklanburg-Duncan CoMacklanburg-Duncan Co.
20001642—Baxter International IncXOMA LtdXOMA Ireland Limited.
20001687—Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.VGrupo Carso, S.A.. de C.VTPC Acquisition Corp.
FEB. 10, 2000
20001556—KKR 1996 Fund L.PIntermedia Communications IncIntermedia Communications Inc.
20001657—Berkshire Hathaway, IncCORT Business Services CorporationCORT Business Services Corporation.
FEB. 11, 2000
20001449—Gerald W. SchwartzInternational Business Machines CorporationInternational Business Machines Corporation.
20001483—Compaq Computer CorporationInaCom CorpInaCom Corp.
InaCom International, Inc.
Sysorex Corporation.
Vanstar Corporation.
20001579—Atlantic Equity Partners International II, L.PTrust u/w/o Edward S. LitchfieldPoly-Seal Corporation.
20001599—Apple Computer, IncEarthlink Network, IncEarthlink Network, Inc.
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For Further Information Contact:

Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 00-7971 Filed 3-30-00; 8:45 am]