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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.

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
20003114News Corporation Limited (The)OmniSky CorporationOmniSky Corporation
20003121Miami Computer Supply CorporationThomas S. RobertsMidwest Visual Equipment Co., Inc.
20003140Ted H. McCourtneyMichael KarpATX Telecommunications Services, Inc.
20003141George S. BlumenthalMichael KarpATX Telecommunications Services, Inc.
20003142J. Barclay KnappMichael KarpATX Telecommunications Services, Inc.
20003143Oryx Capital International, Ltd.Edward C. Lynch and Virginealee LynchPacific Foods, Inc.
20003167Takata CorporationPetri AktiengesellschaftPetri Aktiengesellschaft
20003190Horizon Telcom, Inc.Bright Personal Communications Services, LLCBright Personal Communications Services, LLC
20003249JD Heiskell & Co.Tate & Lyle PLCPM Ag Products Incorporated
20003260John E. McGrathTricon Global Restaurants, Inc.KFC National Management Company
20003308Del MintzMichael KarpATX Telecommunications Services, Inc.
20003310General Electric CompanyMilton M. SmithTPI Aviation Holdings, Inc.
20003335Omnicom Group Inc.MB Techologies LimitedLive Technology Holdings, Inc.
20003336Omnicom Group Inc.Wayne ReuversLive Technology Holdings, Inc.
20003358Wayne JonesTheodore C. HohmanProgressive Industries, Inc.
20003359Wayne JonesJames J. ZawackiProgressive Industries, Inc.
20003276Sumner M. RedstonePeter J. CallahanPalm Beach Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
20003299President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeMerchant's, Inc.Merchant's, Inc.
20003307Clarent CorporationACT Networks, Inc.ACT Networks, Inc.
20003309General Electric CompanyH. Porter BurnsTPI Aviation Holdings, Inc.
20003315Jon MungerCKE Restaruants, Inc.Hardee's Food Systems, Inc.
20003316The Garfield Weston Charitable FoundationLonza Group LimitedLonnza, Inc.
20003320Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VI Limited PartnershipCraig O. McCawICO-Teledesic Global Limited
20003331Berkshire Hathaway Inc.U.S. Investment CorporationU.S. Investment Corporation
20003334BP Amoco p.l.c.Motiva Enterprises LLCFirst Coast Energy, L.L.P.
20003337Photobition Group plcMark ShriroShriro Universal Washington Inc.
20003338B III Capital Partners, L.P.Samuels Jewelers, Inc.Samuels Jewelers, Inc.
20003347Harsco CorporationJohn Mowlem & Company PLCSGB Group plc
20003351Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, L.P.Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.
20003355Network Commerce Inc.Joseph A., Inc.
20003367Cardinal Health, Inc.Rexam PLCRexam Cartons Inc.
20003373Stephens Group, Inc.StaffMark, Inc.StaffMark, Inc.
20003377Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.P.GS Capital Partners II, L.P.MCG Credit Corporation
20003378Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd.GS Capital Partners II, L.P.MCG Credit Corporation
20003381SLM Holding CorporationThomas L. Conland Education FoundationStudent Loan Funding Resources, Inc.
20003389Gateway, Inc.iXL Enterprises, Inc.Consumer Financial Network
20003395Ford Motor CompanyBayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft AGLand Rover Group USA, Inc.; Land Rover Group Limited
20003397Compagnie Luxembourgeoise pour L'Audiovisuel et la FinancePearson plcPearson Television Holdings, Inc. Pearson Television North America, Inc.
20003410GTCR Fund VII, L.P.Coinmach Laundry CorporationCoinmach Laundry Corporation
20003412Reuters Group PLCPedestal Inc.Pedestal Inc.
20003413The LCM Irrevocable TrustThomas L. GegaxTeam Tires Plus, Ltd. Start Printed Page 41994
20003414Grupo IMSA, S.A. de C.V.The Broken Hill Proprietary Co., Ltd. (an Australian corp.)BHP Coated Steel corporation BHP Steel Building Products USA Inc.
20003113Stephan AdamsRobert H. WillardHorizon Outdoor Advertising, Inc.
20003393MBNA CorporationOld National BancorpOld National Bank
20003326BP Amoco Company
20003327Enron Corp.MG plcMG plc
20003350OptiCare Eye Health Systems, Inc.Vision Twenty-One, Inc.Vision Twenty-One, Inc.
20003368David H. MurdockCastle & Cooke, Inc.Castle & Cooke, Inc.
20003370Lynda L. CameronDavid A. New, Sr.American Public Holdings, Inc.
20003375Radio One, IncSumner M. RedstoneInfinity Broadcasting Corporation of Dallas
20003376Dan River Inc.Westdeutsche Landesbank GirozentraleWesTek Inc.
20003380The BOC Group plcJoray CorporationJoray Corporation
20003419BBA Group PLCVolco Filtration Holding, Inc.Snow Filtration Company, LLC
20002914Dexia S.A.White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.White Mountain Holdings, Inc.
20003224Cox Enterprises, Inc.United News&Media plcNational Titles, Inc. UAP Delaware, Inc., UAPnet United Parenting Publications, Inc.
20003233Victor T. DiVelloAllied Waste Industries, Inc.Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
20003325Sumner M. RedstoneBernard WatermanWaterman Broadcasting Corporation of Texas
20003332Fariborz MaseehCorning IncorporatedCorning Incorporated
20003333Corning IncorporatedFariborz MaseehIntelliSense Corporation
20003371William M. CameronDavid A. New, Sr.American Public Holdings, Inc.
20003394CRH plcAshland Inc.APAC, Inc. APAC-Alabama, Inc. APAC-Arkansas, Inc.
20003396W.R. Grace & Co.E.I. du Pont de Nemours & CompanyE.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
20003408Charter Oak PartnersBank of America CorporationPlastic Engineered Components, Inc.
20003409Naspers LimitedSpyglass, Inc.Spyglass, Inc.
20003418Vignette CorporationOnDisplay, Inc.OnDisplay, Inc.
003449SCM Microsystems, Inc.Mr. Kazuo KanayamaMicrotech International, Inc.
20003248Raul Alarcon, Jr.The Marcos and Sonya Rodriguez Family TrustRodriguez Communications, Inc.
20003324Code Hennessy & Simmons, LLCAbington SettlementPrecise Holding Corporation
20003387Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.International Business Machines CorporationInternational Business Machines Corporation
20003399The Chase Manhattan CorporationBeacon Group, LLCBeacon Group, LLC
20003423Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Spiros Development Corporation II, Inc.Spiros Development Corporation II, Inc.
20003424Enesco Group, Inc.Jonathan D. ButcherPrecious Moments by Samuel J. Butcher, Inc. Precious Moments Company Precious Moments, Incorporated
20003427Centennial Communications Corp.Marshall W. PagonMCT Cablevision, Limited Partnership Pegasus Cable Television of San German, Inc.
20003431E. Stanley KroenkeAT&T Corp. Pegasus Media & Communications, Inc.Colorado Avalanche, LLC The Denver Nuggets Limited Partnership
20003432GN Great Nordic ASJABRA CorporationJABRA Corporation
20003437America Online,,, Inc.
20003439First National of Nebraska, Inc.InfiCorp Holdings, Inc.InfiCorp Holdings, Inc.
20003441Haftpflichtverband Der Deutchen Industrie V.a.G.Acceptance Insurance Companies Inc.Redland Insurance Company
20003442GlobeSpan, Inc.iCompression, Inc.iCompression, Inc.
20003444Deutsche Bank AGResun Leasing, Inc.Resun Leasing, Inc.
20003446The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation CompanyFarrell Lines IncorporatedFarrell Lines Incorporated
20003447Royal Nedlloyd N.V.Farrell Lines IncorporatedFarrell Lines Incorporated
20003448CSR LimitedGrupo Mexico, S.A. de C.V.American Limestone Company, Inc.
20003451InterNAP Network Services CorporationCO Space, Inc.CO Space, Inc.
20003454The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.Gordon GundNationwide Advertising Services, LLC
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20003455Societe Cooperative Agricole LImagrainKWS SAAT AGGreat Lakes Hybrids, Inc.
20003467HealthCare Ventures V, L.P.OraSure Technologies, Inc.OraSure Technologies, Inc.
20003476Providence Equity Partners III, LPSoftAware, Inc.SoftAware, Inc.
20003484Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd.NewcoNewco
20003485First Choice Holidays PLCNewcoNewco
20003422Edwards Lifesciences CorporationValentine Acquisition Corp.Valentine Acquisition Corp.
20003458SBC Communications Inc.E.N.M.R. Telephone CooperativePlateau Telecommunications, Incorporated
20003488QLogic CorporationAncor Communications, IncorporatedAncor Communications, Incorporated
20003489Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, IncLifePoint Hospitals, Inc.Riverview Medical Center, LLC
20003490The Hub Group LimitedCornelius J. McCarthyC.J. McCarthy Business Trust
20003491Exchange Application, Inc.Customer Analytics Holdings, Inc.Customer Analytics Holdings, Inc.
20003492Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P.Align Technology, Inc.Align Technology, Inc.
20003385John Rutledge Partners II, L.P.Summit Technology, Inc.Lens Express, Inc.
20003411Republic Services, Inc.Larry J. SchuchmanThe recycling Group, Inc., LAJCG, Inc.
20003430Nippon Telegraph and Telephone CorporationVerio, IncVerio, Inc.
20003469Safeguard Scientifics, IncOPUS360 CorporationOPUS360 Corporation
20003471The Walt Disney CompanyMarcos A. RodriquezHibernia Communications, LLC
20003493Highland 2000, L.PAdelphia Communication CorporationAdelphia Communication Corporation
20003495Rodney L. HaleFinance Enterprises, LtdGrand Pacific Life Insurance, Ltd.
20003498Koninklijke Phillips Electronics N.VMedQuist IncMedQuist Inc.
20003499Marconi plcMiguel G. WinderSystems Management Specialists, Inc.
20003503Ledcor IncPraha TrustMeet Me Room, LLC TRES Management, LLC
20003510Associated Food Stores, IncSibbley Company, LtdDan's Foods, Inc.
20003524GMP Companies, IncMotorola, IncMotorola, Inc.
20003237Carl J. MartignettiBurton J. Miller and Nesha R. Miller (husband and wife)Classic Wine Imports, Inc.
20003238Carmine A. MartignettiBurton J. Miller and Nesha R. Miller (husband and wife)Classic Wine Imports, Inc.
20003239Carl J. MartignettiRobert W. HoffmanClassic Wine Imports, Inc.
20003240Carmine A. MartignettiRobert HoffmanClassic Wine Imports, Inc.
20003271CRH plcManitou Construction Company, Inc.Manitou Construction Company, Inc.
20003415King Pharaceuticals, IncAmerican Home Products CorporationAmerican Home Products Corporation
20003416American Home Products CorporationKing Pharmaceuticals, IncKing Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20003504Carlyle Partners III, L.PAlign Technology, IncAlign Technology, Inc.
20001874Franklin P. PerdueCargill, IncorporatedCargill, Incorporated
20003440The Interpublic Group of Companies, IncCapita Technologies, IncCapita Technologies, Inc.
20003512Novartis Pharma AGVertex Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedVertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
20003513Jerry C. MoyesSimon Transportation Services IncSimon Transportation Services Inc., IncFelix PetrilloFelix Communications Corp., Felix General Contracting Inc., Felix Equities of Fla., Inc. Felix Equities, Inc., Felix Industries, Inc.
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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. 00-17226 Filed 7-6-00; 8:45 am]