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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 Assistance 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
20002276Pfizer Inc.Warner-Lambert CompanyWarner-Lambert Company
20003386Novell, Inc.Redleaf Group, Inc.Redleaf Group, Inc.
20003390Prime 66 Partners, L.PNTL IncorporatedNTL Incorporated
20003398Prime 66 Partners, L.PCoreComm LimitedCoreComm Limited
20003405Lincare Holdings Inc.United Medical, Inc.United Medical, Inc.
20003429Vodafone AirTouch PlcJames R. LeiningerATX Technologies, Inc.
20003443Public Service Enterprise Group IncorporatedPanda Energy International, Inc.Panda Oneta Power, L.P., Union Power Partners, L.P.
Trans-Union Interstate Pipeline, L.P.
20003450COMSYS Holding, Inc.Cotelligent, Inc.Cotelligent, Inc.
20003452KELP—1987 Limited PartnershipBay View Capital CorporationBankers Mutual Mortgage, Inc.
20003457ShopKo Stores, Inc.P.M. Place Stores CompanyP.M. Place Stores Company
20003472The Walt Disney CompanyTimothy P. MayhewHibernia Communications, LLC
20003477Geoworks CorporationScience Applications International CorporationTelcordia Tecnologies, Inc.
20003483Hewlett-Packard CompanyRedswitch, Inc.Redswitch, Inc.
20003494UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.Cignal Global Communications, Inc.Cignal Global Communications, Inc.
20003497Norske Skogindustrier ASAFletcher Challenge LimitedFletcher Challenge Paper Limited
20003501MDU Resources Group, Inc.Philip H. WagnerThe Wagner-Smith Company, Wagner-Smith Pump&Systems, Inc.
Wagner-Smith Equipment Co., Frebco, Inc., Newco, Inc.
20003382Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Edward BridgeBen Bridge Corporation
20003383Edward BridgeBerkshire Hathaway Inc.Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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20003474Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.VRodeer Systems, Inc.Rodeer Systems, Inc.
20003478Science Applications International CorporationGeoworks CorporationGeoworks Corporation
20003486First Union CorporationFirst Albany Companies Inc.First Albany Companies Inc.
20003500The Progressive CorporationPowerSports, Inc.PowerSports, Inc.
20003502FairPoint Communications, Inc.W.B.W. Trust Number OneComerco, Inc.
200035113Com,, Inc.
20003536Michael B. BatesInfoSpace, Inc.InfoSpace, Inc.
20003548Avanex CorporationDavid F. MilletHolographix, Inc.
20003558Teligent, Inc.Alan WidraAmerican Long Lines, Inc.
20003572Chevron CorporationPG&E CorporationPG&E Energy Services Ventures, LLC
20003576Bernard J. EbbersKLLM Transport Services, Inc.KLLM Transport Services, Inc.
20003590Matthew SchoenbergDiageo plcBurger King Corporation
20003609New England Business Service, Inc.Premium Wear, Inc.Premium Wear, Inc.
20003632Mohawk CorpPSC Inc.PSC Inc.
20000238Allied Waste Industries, Inc.Republic Services, Inc.Green Valley Environmental Corp., AAA Disposal of Tenn., Inc.
Republic Ser. of Tenn. I, LLC, Safety Lights, Inc.
York Waste Disposal, Inc., AAA Disposal Service, Inc.
20000239Republic Services, Inc.Allied Waste Industries, Inc.American Disposal Services of Missouri, Inc.
BFI Waste Systems of New Jersey, Inc.
Tom Luciano's Disposal Service, Inc.
20003205CompDent CorporationOHS, Inc.OHS, Inc.
20003214Total Fina Elf S.AApplied Power Inc.Barry Wright Corporation
20003527The BISYS Group, Inc.PRIMEDIA Inc.Pictorial Holdings Inc.
20003535Citadel Communications CorporationDick Broadcasting Company, Inc. of TennesseeDick Broadcasting Company, Inc. of Tennessee
20003540Calpine CorporationEdison InternationalAuburndale Power Partners, Limited Partnership
20003542Scripps HealthSC Physicians Investment Company, Inc.SC Physicians Organization, Inc.
20003545Clear Channel Communications, Inc.Eastern Radio Assets I, LLCEastern Radio Assets I, LLC
20003547Pemstar, Inc.John E. MillerTurtle Mountain Corporation
20003549Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Louisiana-Pacific CorporationLouisiana-Pacific Corporation
20003550Louisiana-Pacific CorporationCasella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
20003552Quanta Services, Inc.IRBY CorpIRBY Corp.
20003554General Electric CompanyM.A. Hanna CompanyCadillac Plastic (Canada), Inc.
Cadillac Plastic Group, Inc., R.A. Products, Inc.
20003594MBNA CorporationBanknorth Group, Inc.The Howard Bank, N.A.
20003321Barry A. AckerleyFisher Companies Inc.Fisher Broadcasting—Fresno, LLC
20003348Yasumitsu ShigetaPixo, Inc.Pixo, Inc.
20003426Fairey Group plcAGIV AktiengesellschaftSpectris AG Sensoren und Systeme
20003428Comtech Telecommunications Corp.Adaptive Broadband CorporationAdaptive Broadband Corporation
20003453Jamal HamdaniAdaptive Broadband CorporationAdaptive Broadband Corporation
20003482Terence H. MatthewsIronBridge Networks IncorporatedIronBridge Networks Incorporated
20003487L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.MPRI, Inc.MPRI, Inc.
20003519Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.LifeF/X, Inc.LifeF/X, Inc.
20003520Varian Medical Systems, Inc.IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc.IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc.
20003525BBA Group PLCLynton Group, Inc.Lynton Group, Inc.
20003526iXL Enterprises,,, Inc.
20003531CRH plcCCI Manufacturing, Inc.CCI Manufacturing, Inc.
20003556Alec E. GoresCabletron Systems, Inc.Cabletron Systems, Inc.
20003559Julie A. DobsonHolding CompanyHolding Company
20003560Gerald T. VentoHolding CompanyHolding Company
20003561Thomas H. SullivanHolding CompanyHolding Company
20003562M Financial IncorporatedBank of America CorporationManagement Compensation Group, Northwest, L.L.C.
20003567IntraNet Solutions, Inc.Inso CorporationInso Chicago Corporation, Inso Kansas City Corporation
20003571Mrs. Ginette DallozMr. John R. LiautaudFendall Co.
20003581Centennial Communications Corp.Raveesh KumraLake Charles Cellteico/Centennial Lake Charles LLC
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20003584Silver Lake Partners, L.P.Girish GaitondeXoriant Corporation
20003585Piedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, L.L.C.Lee Juan & Ethylene LanfordAssociated Hangar, Inc.
20003586JAKKS Pacific, Inc.Pentech International Inc.Pentech International Inc.
20003608Advance Paradigm, Inc.First Florida International Holdings, Inc.First Florida International Holdings, Inc.
20003615BellSouth CorporationDeVlieg-Bullard, Inc., (debtor-in-possession)DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc., (debtor-in-possession)
20003630Southern States Cooperative, IncorporatedAgway, Inc.Agway, Inc.
20003633Joseph Littlejohn & Levy Fund II, L.P.James D. Goldston, IIIGoldston's Incorporated
20003323Danaher CorporationWarner Electric Group, Inc.Warner Electric Group, Inc.
20003417Sonepar, S.A.Viking Electric Supply, Inc.Badger Electric Supply, Inc.
Viking Electric Supply, Inc.
20003516Edison InternationalP&L Coal Fields Holding CorporationCitizens Power, LLC
20003553General Electric CompanyMorton R. French, Jr.Aluplastic do Brazil
Bodega de Plasticos
Chesapeake Plastics, Inc.
Comco Graphics, Inc.
Comco IL., Inc.
Comco Plastics Ltd. (Ireland)
Comco Plastics, Ltd. (U.K.)
Commercial Plastics & Supply Co., Inc.
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp.
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. (P.R)
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of California
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Connecticut
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Florida
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Georgia
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of MN.
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of New Jersey
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Pennsylvania
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Texas
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of TN
Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. of Utah
Commercial Plastics de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Commercial Polymers Corp.
Commercial Plastics (C.P.), Inc.
Day Plas S.A.
Dominicanos (Import) S.A.
Estok Plastics Company, Inc.
Flexlite Corp.
Hyaline Plastics Corporation
Insulgard Corp.
Plasticos Commercial
20003587webMethods, Inc.Active Software, Inc.Active Software, Inc.
20003592Sovereign Bankcorp, Inc.Diamond Lease Co. Ltd.New England Capital Corporation
20003597GTE CorporationSouthern Indiana RSA Limited PartnershipSouthern Indiana RSA Limited Partnership
20003598Citigroup Inc.Marathon Fund Limited Partnership IIICrescent Sleep Products Company
20003600Hubbell IncorporatedSalient 3 Communications, Inc.Gia-Tronics Corporation, a Delaware Corporation
20003601Leucadia National CorporationReliance Group Holdings, Inc.Reliance Group Holdings, Inc.
20003602Odyssey Investment Partners Fund, L.P.Gregory and Elizabeth MadayBristol Investments, Inc.
Conspec Marketing & Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Conspec Performance Products, Inc.
20003604The Chase Manhattan CorporationRobert Fleming Holdings LimitedRobert Fleming Holdings Limited
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20003605Niku CorporationABT CorporationABT Corporation
20003641Vantage-Sheakley TrustHealthPlan Services CorporationAmerican Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc.
Centra HealthPlan LLC
HealthPlan Services, Inc.
National Preferred Provider Network, Inc.
20003664Hanover Compressor CompanyStewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.
20003730MBNA CorporationThe Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaPIC Realty Corporation
The Prudential Bank and Trust Company
The Prudential Savings Bank
20003456Aurora Equity Partners II L.P.Kennerly Plastics, L.P.Supreme Plastics, Inc.
20003459GC Companies, Inc.VeloCom Inc.VeloCom Inc.
20003505ImageX.Com, Inc.Herbert R. Porter, Jr.Howard Press Limited Partnership
20003530LSI Logic CorporationDataPath Systems, Inc.DataPath Systems, Inc.
20003583Investor ABInvesmart, Inc.Invesmart, Inc.
20003599Aventis S.A.Serologicals CorporationSeramed, Inc.
20003612Advanced Radio Telecom Corp.Paul S. BachowBachow Communications, Inc.
20003614Kellogg CompanyKashi CompanyKashi Company
20003617Partek Oyj AbpTimbco Hydraulics, Inc.Timbco Hyraulics, Inc.
20003618Royal Dutch Petroleum CompanyCytec Industries Inc.Aviatrix Corporation, Mivida Corporation
20003619Warburg, Pincus, Equity Partners, L.P.Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.P.WebGain, Inc.
20003620Gucci Group N.V.Schweizerhall Holding AGBoucheron International AG
20003621Vesta Insurance Group, Inc.American Founders financial Corp.American Founders Financial Corp.
20003622Entravision Communications CorporationSunburst Media, L.P.Sunburst Media, L.P.
20003624Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.P.Slugger Acquisition Corp. (Newco)Slugger Acquisition Corp. (Newco)
20003625Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.P.Slugger Acquisition Corp. (Newco)Slugger Acquisition Corp. (Newco)
20003628Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc.Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc.
20003631BellSouth CorporationUnited Road Services, Inc.United Road Services, Inc.
20003635Hampshire Equity Partners II, L.P.Hampshire Equity Partners II,,Inc.
20003636V. Prem WatsaThe Trident Partnership, L.P.Sen-Tech International Holdings, Inc.
20003638Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc.Gilatech Inc.Gilatech Inc.
20003642Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.P.CFW Communications CompanyCFW Communications Company
20003644John C. HamptonIndustry Pacific, Inc.Industry Pacific, Inc.
20003645QIAGEN N.V.Operon Technologies, Inc.Operon Technologies, Inc.
20003650Emanuel E. GeduldMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20003651Quanta Services, Inc.Ronald A. Cindrich, Sr.General Industries, Inc.
20003653BPB Industries plcAsbestos Settlement TrustCapaul Corporation
Celotex Corporation
Celotex Metals Corporation
20003655U.S. BancorpPitney Bowes Inc.Pitney Bowes Bank
20003657Caisse de depot et placement du QuebecWindward Capital Associates, L.P.Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc.
20003658United Auto Group, Inc.Fred D. SchneiderGreat Western Inports, Inc.
Great Western Management Corp.
Lester Goodson Pontiac
20003659PPG Industries, Inc.Apogee Enterprises, Inc.PPG Auto Glass, LLC
20003660Robert C. FanchElantic Communications, Inc.Elantic Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
20003661M/C Venture Partners IV, L.P.Elantic Communications, Inc.Elantic Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
20003662KDZ Holdings, LLCElantic Communications, Inc.Elantic Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
20003663PerkinElmer, Inc.Genstar Capital Partners II, L.P.NEN Life Sciences, Inc.
20003665Media/Communications Partners III Limited PartnershipElantic Communications, Inc.Elantic Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
20003667Brentwood Associates Private Equity III, L.P.Timothy J. BattlesKCS industries, Inc.
20003668Quantum Industrial Holdings, Ltd.Jamcracker, Inc.Jamcracker, Inc.
20003669SIGH Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AGThyssen Krupp AGKrupp Plastics & Rubber Machinery (USA), Inc.
200036703dfx Interactive, Inc.GigaPixel CorporationGigaPixel Corporation
20003671George T. Haber3dfx Interactive, Inc.3dfx Interactive, Inc.
20003691Summit Bankcorp.National Bank of CanadaNational Canada Business Corp.
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20003696United Parcel Services, Inc.James NodineTechnical Service Corporation International, Inc.
TSCI Holdings, Inc.
20003697United Parcel Services, Inc.Stephen McIIvainTechnical Service Corporation International, Inc.
TSCI Holdings, Inc.
20003699Windward Capital Associates, L.P.Richard S. CrawfordCambridge Ind., Inc., CE Automotive Trim Systems, Inc.
Cambridge Industries Holdings, Inc.
20003704Cedar Creek Partners LLCSchaefer Manufacturing, Inc.Schaefer Manufacturing, Inc.
20003713Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P.John Mansfield Group PLCWNA Holding Company
20003714Greenwich Street Capital Partners II, LP.WNA Holding CompanyWNA Holding Company
20003716John E. Group, Group, Inc. Group, Inc.John E FeltlR.J. Steichen & Company
20003719NACCO Industries, Inc.Phillipp Holzmann AGDolet Hills Mining Venture
20003725Huhtamaki Van Leer OyiHuhtamaki Van Leer OyiSirco Systems, LLC
20003726Castle Harlan Partners II, L.P.Castle Harlan partners III, L.P.Taylor Senior Holding Corp.
20003733eBay,, Inc.
20003744V.F. CorporationFruit of the Loom, Ltd.Fruit of the Loom, Ltd.
20003764Tyco International Ltd.Thomas & Betts CorporationAugat, Inc.
20003470Buckeye Partners, L.P.Agway, Inc.Agway Energy Products LLC
20003473RailWorks CorporationHSQ TechnologyHSQ Technology
20003475Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.Redleaf Group, Inc.Redleaf Group, Inc.
20003529Natural Wonders, Inc.World of Science, Inc.World of Science, Inc.
20003555Signet Group plcMarks & Morgan Jewelers, Inc.Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Inc.
20003564Oneida Ltd.Glenn SimonSakura, Inc.
20003569TechTronic Industries Co., Ltd.Ryobi LimitedRyobi America Corporation
Ryobi North America, Inc., Ryobi Motor Products Corp.
20003626Interfoods of America, Inc.Household International, Inc.RMS Family Restaurants, Inc.
20003678Tyco International Ltd.K2 Inc.K2 Inc.
20003708General Electric CompanyLunar CorporationLunar Corporation
20003715GTCR Fund VI, LP.Coram Healthcare CorporationCuraflex Health Services, Inc.
20003391DLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, LP.E R D A, Inc.E R D A, Inc.
20003541Northern States Power Company (a Minnesota corporation)Koch Industries, Inc.Koch Power Louisiana, LLC
20003588Sama Polymer Holding, Inc.Blue Water Plastics, Inc.Blue Water Plastics, Inc.
20003728KKR 1996 Fund L.P.NewSouth Holdings, Inc.NewSouth Holdings, Inc.
20003729First Union CorporationNewSouth Holdings, Inc.NewSouth Holdings, Inc.
20003372Advance Voting TrustMediaNews Group, Inc.MediaNews Group, Inc.
20003438Lafarge S.A.The LTV CorporationPresque Isle Corporation
20003732Swiss Reinsurance CompanyNational Capital Financial CorporationNational Capital Financial Corporation
20003812China Aviation Development FoundationSino Swearingen Aircraft CorporationSino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation
20003515Dean Foods CompanyLand O'Lakes, Inc.Land O'Lakes, Inc.
20003521Cablevision systems CorporationAT&T Corp.MediaOne of Greater New York, Inc.
MediaOne of New York, Inc.
20003522AT&T Corp.Cablevision Systems CorporationCablevision of Boston, Inc.
Cablevision of Brookline, L.P.
Cablevision of Massachusetts, Inc.
20003568Quanta Services, Inc.William G. SchroederFlowers Holding Company, Inc.
20003579Compart S.p.A.Kay Akey & Randolph S. CreechTrust of Kay Akey Creech Dated April 2, 1997
20003613Carlisle Companies IncoproratedUniTrek CorporationUniTrek Corporation
20003623Carl C. IcahnCSX CorporationCSX Corporation
20003627Eramet SASpecial Metals CorporationSpecial Metals Corporation
20003637Cablevision Systems CorporationAT&T Corp.AT Home Corporation
20003649Ronald S. LauderCFW Communications CompanyCFW Information Services, Inc.
20003654Marc Ladreit de LacharriereCelanese AGCelanese Ltd.
20003673Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.Friede Goldman Halter, Inc.Bludworth Bond Holding, Inc.
Bludworth Bond LP
Gretna Cleaning LLC
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Halter Calcasieu, LLC
Halter Gulf Repair, Inc.
Marine Cleaning LLC
20003692Datatec LimitedInaCom Corp.InaCom Communications, Inc.
20003700The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance CompanyWindward Capital Associates, L.P.Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc.
20003701Hibernia CorporationLeslie R. JacobsRosenthal Agency, Inc.
20003702Hibernia CorporationStephen R. RosenthalRosenthal Agency, Inc.
20003703GTCR Fund VII L.P.Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
20003705Dimension Data Holdings LimitedDaily Business Products, Inc.Daily Business Products, Inc.
20003706Pinnacle Systems, Inc.Avid Sports, Inc.Avid Sports, Inc.
20003731Ossama HassaneinCorvis CorporationCorvis Corporation
20003738Greenwich Street Capital Partners, II, L.P.American Financial Group, Inc.Stonewall Insurance Company
20003742The 1818 Fund III, L.P.World Access, Inc.World Access, Inc.
20003743Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.Grupo Financiero Bancomer, S.A. de C. V.Grupo Financiero Bancomer, S.A. de C. V.
20003745Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Partners L.P.Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20003750New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.Richard E. Garman2544 Clinton, Inc.; ABC Paving Co., Inc.
20003754Compass Group PLCGranada Group PLCGranada Group PLC
20003755Granada Group PLCCompass Group PLCCompass Group PLC
20003758Sycamore Networks, Inc.Sirocco Systems, Inc.Sirocco Systems, Inc.
20003759United Auto Group, Inc.General Motors CorporationCerritos Pontiac-GMC Truck, Inc.
20003760XServe, Inc.Anco Insulations, Inc.Anco Industries, Inc.
20003761General Motors CorporationReynolds & Reynolds Co.Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
20003762Atlantic Equity Partners III, L.P.J Herbert Ogden, Jr.Unique Fabricating, Inc.
20003816SCP Pool CorporationArch Chemicals, Inc.Superior Pool Products, Inc.
20003825Mediaplex, Inc.The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.Adware Systems, Inc.
20003833Holding di Partecipazioni Industriali S.p.A.Joseph AbboudHoundstooth Corporation
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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. 00-19351 Filed 7-31-00; 8:45 am]