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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
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/24/2000
20004052Liz Claiborne, IncThe Chase Manhattan CorporationThe Monet Group, Inc.
20004071MAN AktiengesellschaftVodafone Air Touch PlcMannesmann Pipe & Steel Corporation.
20004075Cordiant Communications Group plcDonino, White & Partners, IncDonino, White & Partners, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/25/2000
20003893Cardinal Health, IncBergen Brunswig CorporationBergen Brunswig Medical Corporation.
20003947Waters CorporationVariagencies, IncVariagencies, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/26/2000
20004072The Hartford Financial Services Group, IncReliance Group Holdings, IncReliance Group Holdings, Inc.
20004130Deutsche Bank AGNationsRent, IncNationsRent, Inc.
20004131J.P. Morgan & Co. IncorporatedNationsRent, IncNationsRent, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/27/2000
20003861Molecular Devices CorporationLJL BioSystems, IncLJL BioSystems, Inc.
20003862Lev and Galina LeytesMolecular Devices CorporationMolecular Devices Corporation.
20003878Global Technologies, LtdLitton Industries, IncLitton Industries, Inc.
20003889Valeo S.ARobert Bosch Industrietreuhand KGRobert Bosch GmbH, Zexel Corporation.
20003964Cisco Systems, IncPirelli S.p.AOptical Technologies USA Corp.
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20003966Richard R. RogersMarketing Specialists CorporationMarketing Specialists Corporation.
20004024Applied Digital Solutions, IncComputer Equity CorporationComputer Equity Corporation.
20004033Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Europe Fund, L.PViatel, IncViatel, Inc.
20004039Mitel CorporationVertex Networks, IncorporatedVertex Networks, Incorporated.
20004055Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.PIPWireless, IncIPWireless, Inc.
20004062Northern States Power CompanyDen norske stats oljeselskap a.sFirst State Power Management, Inc. Statoil Energy Power Generation, Inc.
20004064PowerGen plcLG&E Energy CorpLG&E Energy Corp.
20004065Cox Enterprises, IncRobert N. SmithSmith Acquisition Company.
20004067Cox Enterprises, IncHicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III, LPWJAC, Incorporated.
20004074Johnson Controls, IncIkeda Bussan Co., LtdIkeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
20004076Unaxis Holding AGMr. Karl NicklausESEC Holding SA.
20004083DDi CorpCornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.PAutomata International, Inc.
20004084Financial Holding CorporationFremont General CorporationFremont Investment & Loan. Fremont Premier Finance Corporation.
20004085El Paso Energy Partners, L.PEl Paso Energy CorporationCrystal Holdings, Inc.
20004086A. Ahlstrom CorporationDexter CorporationDexter Corporation. Dexter International Corporation. Windsor Locks Canal Company.
20004087Old Mutual PLCUnited Asset Management CorporationUnited Asset Management Corporation.
20004088Newmont Mining CorporationBattle Mountain Gold CompanyBattle Mountain Gold Company.
20004091Pearson plcWashington Post Company (The)Score Learning, Inc.
20004092WinsLoew Furniture, IncArnold BertramCharter Furniture Corporation.
20004093WinsLoew Furniture, IncJames PeppingCharter Furniture Corporation.
20004094Delta Galil Industries, LtdInnerwear Ventures LtdWundies Industries, Inc.
20004095Paul G. AlleniMotors.com, InciMotors.com, Inc.
20004096Aether Systems, IncNovatel Wireless, IncNovatel Wireless, Inc.
20004097Cornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.PNovatel Wireless, IncNovatel Wireless, Inc.
20004098Plassein Packaging CorporationBank of America CorporationRex International, Inc.
20004100Coventry Health, IncDuke UniversityWellPath Community Health Plans, LLC.
20004102Richard L. DuchossoisAnthony GartlandGeneral Clutch Corp.
20004105Crescendo IV, L.PTelegis Networks, IncTelegis Networks, Inc.
20004125Industrial Growth Partners, L.PThe Felters CompanyThe Felters Company.
20004139Associated Freezers Income TrustPatrick A. GouveiaAtlas Cold Storage Holdings Limited.
20004149Vivendi, S.AVivendi, S.AAdvanced Environmental Services, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/28/2000
20003268Entravision Communications CorporationAmador S. BustosZ-Spanish Media Corporation.
20003894Pulitzer Voting TrustWarburg, Pincus Capital Company, L.PWarburg, Pincus Capital Company, L.P.
20003938Marmon Holdings, IncDelta plcDelta plc.
20003968ContiGroup Companies, IncThe Lundy Package CompanyThe Lundy Package Company.
20004046Reinhard MohnBernard A. GoldhirshGoldhirsh Group, Inc.
20004047Dick OlsonAgribio Tech, IncAgribio Tech, Inc.
20004063HMTF Equity Fund IV (1999), L.PRhythms NetConnections IncRhythms NetConnections Inc.
20004070Cablevision Systems CorporationAdvance Voting TrustNews 12 New Jersey L.L.C.
20004077Edward C. Levy, Jr., and Julie LevyJames R. FoleyMichigan Foundation Company, Inc.
20004078Edward C. Levy, Jr., and Julie LevyWilliam J. FoleyMichigan Foundation Company, Inc.
20004080Everett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family TrustPioneer Telephone Cooperative, IncPioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
20004112Horizon Beverage Group, IncJames L. AbramsonCapital Distributing Company, Inc.
20004114The SKM Equity Fund II, L.PWalter E. KalbererWEK Industries, Inc.
20004116EQT Scandinavia LimitedCSI Control Systems International, IncCSI Control Systems International, Inc.
20004119Alon Israel Oil Company, LtdTotal Fina Elf S.AAmerican Petrofina Pipe Line Co., Fin-Tex Pipe Line Co.
20004121Vitesse Semiconductor CorporationKoninklijke Philips Electronics N.VPhilips Semiconductor, Inc.
20004123Royal Bank of CanadaThe Liberty CorporationThe Liberty Corporation.
20004126Peter Kiewit Sons', IncFort Calhoun Stone CompanyFort Calhoun Store Company.
20004127Unicom CorporationWilliam N. NeiheiserReliance Mechanical Corp.
20004129Performance Food Group CompanyCarroll County Foods, IncCarroll County Foods, Inc.
20004133Wisconsin Energy CorporationAnn PalmerPark International Corp.
20004137Merrill Lynch & Co., IncMerck & Co., IncMCCO Corporation.
20004156William L. WallaceAutoNation, IncStuart Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.
20004195Wells Fargo & CompanyFirst Union CorporationFirst Union Mortgage Corporation.
20004199EGL, IncCircle International Group, IncCircle International Group, Inc.
20004208Gerald SchwartzBull SABull Electronics, Inc.
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TRANACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/31/2000
20004021Texas Instruments IncorporatedBurr-Brown CorporationBurr-Brown Corporation.
20004056David S. SmithPSI Holding, L.L.CPSI Holding, L.L.C.
20004115Bowater IncorporatedGeneral Electric CompanyNewsprint South, Inc.
20004136Mine Safety Appliances CompanyWilliam T. McCutcheonCairns & Brother, Inc.
20004140Land O'Lakes, IncAgriBioTech, IncAgriBioTech, Inc.
20004142Media Metrix, IncJupiter Communications, IncJupiter Communications, Inc.
20004143Lincolnshire Equity Fund II, L.PAlan Van VlietUnified Precious Metals, Inc.
20004150HMTF Bridge Partners, L.PVectrix CorporationVectrix Corporation.
20004151PwC Global Investments B.VPwC Global Investments B.VPwCS Holdings, Inc.
20004152Lincolnshire Equity Fund II, L.PTimothy R. FallonFallon Luminous Products Corporation.
20004155Roland Siegfried Hinz and Lita Sullivan HinzSalem Communications CorporationSalem Communications Corporation.
20004158Microsoft CorporationMichael S. EdelleLabor.com, Inc.
20004159Thayer Equity Investors IV, L.PEFTC CorporationEFTC Corporation.
20004160Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership VIForstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership V, L.PIntelisys Electronic Commerce, Inc.
20004161Centennial Fund VI, L.PAgilera.com, IncAgilera.com, Inc.
20004162PMC-Sierra, IncQuantum Effect Devices, IncQuantum Effect Devices, Inc.
20004166SCI Systems, IncOMX, IncOMX, Inc.
20004167Marathon Fund Limited Partnership IVInternational Utility Structures IncIUS Holdings Inc.
20004170William Clay FordFord Motor CompanyFord Motor Company.
20004171William Clay Ford, Jr.Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company.
20004178Forest Laboratories, IncMerz + Co. GmbH & CoMerz + Co. GmbH & Co.
20004251Ford Motor CompanyPaul BaileyPaul Bailey's Ford, Inc.
TRANACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/01/2000
20001126Allied Waste Industries, IncWaste Management, IncCocopah Landfill, Inc. Copper Mountain Landfill, Inc. Local Sanitation of Rowan County, LLC. TransAmerican Waste Industries, Inc. USA Waste of Kentucky, LLC. Waste Management of Kansas, Inc. Waste Management of Mississippi, Inc. Waste Management of Missouri, Inc. Waste Management of Ohio, Inc. Waste Management of South Carolina, Inc. Waste Management of Kentucky, LLC.
20004172Edsel B. Ford, IIFord Motor CompanyFord Motor Company.
20004177Allianz AktiengesellschaftE.ON AktiengesellschaftSchmalbach-Lubeca Aktiengesellschaft.
20004180Swisslog Holding AGKewill Systems PlcKewill Logistics, Inc.
20004182Cortec Group Fund III, L.PAxia Group, IncAxia Group, Inc.
20004183Reliance Steel & Aluminum CoUnited Alloys, IncUnited Alloys, Inc.
20004186Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers IX-A, L.PAuto Trader.com, IncAuto Trader.com, Inc.
20004187Cox Enterprises, IncAuto Trader.com, IncAuto Trader.com, Inc.
20004192Schering-Plough CorporationNovartis AGNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
20004198Worldwide Sports & Recreation, IncSerengeti Eyewear, IncSerengeti Eyewear, Inc.
20004200The Interpublic Group of Companies, IncThe Interpublic Group of Companies, IncGoldberg Moser O'Neill LLC.
20004202Warburg, Pincus, Equity Partners, L.PDime Bancorp, IncDime Bancorp, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/02/2000
20004006Sempra EnergyConectivAtlantic-Pacific Las Vegas, L.L.C.
20004050USA Digital Radio, IncLucent Technologies, IncLucent Digital Radio.
20004051Lucent Technologies, IncUSA Digital Radio, IncUSA Digital Radio, Inc.
20004107Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Venture Partners IV, L.PeOnline, InceOnline, Inc.
20004134Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve CoMetLife, IncGenAm Benefits Insurance Company.
20004157Baker Communications Fund II (QP), LPBroadview Networks Holdings, IncBroadview Networks Holdings, Inc.
20004173Wells Fargo & CompanyFirst Security CorporationFirst Security Corporation.
20004179Deutsche Bank AGVivendi S.AClean Room Technologies, Inc. FTS Systems, Inc. Reinhold Faeth GmbH. The Kinetics Group, Inc. W.H.E. Biosystems.
20004185General Electric CompanyThe Laughton Estate TrustColumbia Communications Corporation.
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20004188Landmark Communications, IncAuto Trader.com, IncAuto Trader.com, Inc.
20004189Automatic Data Processing, IncAuto Trader.com, IncAuto Trader.com, Inc.
20004197John Rutledge Partners II, L.PThe Crom CorporationThe Crom Corporation.
20004207CMGI, IncIndustria Solutions, IncIndustria Solutions, Inc.
20004209HSBC Holdings plcBBA Group plcBBA Friction, Inc.
20004214Clear Channel Communications, IncTriumph Taxi Outdoor, LLCTriumph Taxi Advertising, LLC.
20004216UMECO plcM.A. Hanna CompanyRA Products, Inc.
20004217Providence Equity Partners, III, LPGreat Hill Equity Partners, L.PManagedStorage International, Inc.
20004219John H. Harland CompanyConcentrex IncorporatedConcentrex Incorporated.
20004220Silver Lake Partners, L.PCabletron Systems, IncCabletron Systems, Inc.
20004233SR. TeleperformanceJoanne RussellUniversal Teleservices Arizona; Universal Teleservices F. Corp.
20004241Fremont Partners, L.PResun Leasing, IncResun Leasing, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/04/2000
20004049Celgene CorporationSignal Pharmaceuticals, IncSignal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20004060Crosspoint Venture Partners 1997, L.PCovad Communications Group, IncCovad Communications Group, Inc.
20004061Crosspoint Venture Partners L.S. 1999 L.PCovad Communications Group, IncCovad Communications Group, Inc.
20004113Irish Dairy Board Co-operative, LtdFrederick R. CharleyEurobest Foods Corporation.
20004117Nestle S.ABayer AGBayer AG.
20004174Suez Lyonnaise des EauxCabot CorporationCabot LNG Business Trust.
20004191Datatec LimitedJack FriedmanCAA Technologies, Inc.
20004203Andrew J. McKelveyAffiliated Computer Services, IncACS Technology Solutions, Inc.
20004211APAX Excelsior VI, LPLife Time Fitness, IncLife Time Fitness, Inc.
20004215ING Groep N.VReliaStar Financial CorpReliaStar Financial Corp.
20004226Digital Island, IncSoftAware, IncSoftAware, Inc.
20004230Proha PlcAlec E. GoresArtemis Acquisition Corporation.
20004236WellPoint Health Networks IncCerulean Companies, IncCerulean Companies, Inc.
20004237Ronald E. HuberCecil Van TuylHuber Chevrolet Co., Inc.
20004238Cecil Van TuylVan-Huber, IncVan-Huber, Inc., Courtesy Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.
20004245MTD Products IncRobert SimpsonA.G. Simpson (Tennessee) Inc.
20004246Avnet, Inc.Cadence Design Systems, IncSpinCircuit Inc.
20004247Clark/Bardes Holdings, IncWilliam L. MacDonald, SrCompensation Resource Group, Inc.
20004263IDT CorporationAdir Technologies, IncAdir Technologies, Inc.
20004265Aurora Equity Partners II, L.PDynacast International LimitedSPM Holdings Ltd.; Precision Engineering Co.
20004268Wilmar Industries, IncBarnett IncBarnett Inc.
20004272Enron CorpMedia General, IncMedia General, Inc.
20004273Telefonica S.A.Lycos, IncLycos, Inc.
20004275 AXAAXAFocus Technologies, IncFocus Technologies, Inc.
20004276Three Cities Fund III L.PBusiness Resource GroupBusiness Resource Group.
20004307WPP Group plcElectronic Data Systems CorporationElectronic Data Systems Corporation. Lacek Systems and Software, Inc. The Lacek Group, 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-21187 Filed 8-18-00; 8:45 am]

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