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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 08/21/2000-09/01/2000

Transaction No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination-08/21/2000
20004248E-T-T, IncJackpot Enterprises, IncCardivan Company/Corral Coin Inc.
Corral Country Coin, Inc.
20004282ABS Capital Partners III, L.P@Road, Inc@Road, Inc.
20004321Pfizer IncVirbac S.AVirbac S.A.
20004346BASF AktiengesellschaftTakeda Chemical Industries, LtdTakeda Vitamin & Food USA, Inc.
20004348Skanska ABBarclay White, IncBarclay White, Inc.
20004379Mary Alice TaylorWebvan Group, IncWebvan Group, Inc.
20004383Silgan Holdings IncOCM Opportunities Fund, L.PRXI Holdings, Inc.
20004384Aon Corporationdivine interVentures, Incdivine interVentures, Inc.
20004385Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PRoyal Dutch Petroleum CompanyShell Epoxy Resins Inc.
20004387Broadcom CorporationAltima Communications, IncAltima Communications, Inc.
20004394Cisco Systems, IncKomodo Technology, IncKomodo Technology, Inc.
20004395Partek Oyj AbpTerex CorporationTerex Corporation.
20004396UtiliCorp United IncThe Empire District Electric CompanyThe Empire District Electric Company.
20004400The TriZetto Group, IncIMS Health IncorporatedERISCO Managed Care Technologies, Inc.
20004401IMS Health IncorporatedThe TriZetto Group, IncThe TriZetto Group, Inc.
20004402Marshall W. PagonSRT Communications, IncSouris River Television, Inc.
SRT Communications, Inc.
20004403Linc. net, IncInterCon Construction, IncInterCon Construction, Inc.
20004404Metacreations CorporationComputer Associates International, IncViewpoint Digital, Inc.
20004405Robert J. McGovernTribune CompanyCareer Holdings, Inc.
20004406Robert J. McGovernKnight-Ridder, IncCareer Holding, Inc.
20004409Health Management Associates, IncCharterhouse Equity Partners II, L.PNetCare Health Systems, Inc.
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20004410ABRY Broadcast Partners II, L.PWalter E. Hussman Jr. Family TrustKTAL-TV, Inc.
20004414Rural Cellular CorporationSaco River Telegraph and Telephone CompanySaco River Telegraph and Telephone Company.
20004419Brockway Moran & Partners Fund, L.PDCS Holdings, IncDynamic Cooking Systems, Inc.
20004420Lucent Technologies, IncSpring Tide Networks, IncSpring Tide Networks, Inc.
20004426Safeguard Scientifics, IncKanbay International, IncKanbay International, Inc.
20004430Wind Point Partners IV, L.PTwitchell Holding CorporationTwitchell Holding Corporation.
20004432UBS AG, a Swiss Banking CorporationXelus, IncXelus, Inc.
20004435TCV IV, L.PMicrosoft CorporationExpedia, Inc.
20004436Arthur J. Gallagher & CoJohn P. & Barbara A. WoodsJohn P. Woods Co., Inc.
20004437John P. & Barabara A. WoodsArthur J. Gallagher & CoArthur J. Gallagher & Co.
20004438Berkshire Fund V, Limited PartnershipU.S. Can CorporationU.S. Can Corporation.
20004441The SK Equity Fund, L.PRoundhouse, IncRoundhouse, Inc.
20004442VNU N.VUnited News & Media plcMFI Holdings, Inc.
20004443Internet Capital Group, IncRobert K., Inc.
20004444Robert K. KraftInternet Capital Group, IncInternet Capital Group, Inc.
20004446Long Point Capital Fund, L.PFCP Investors V, L.PColibri Holding Corporation.
20004447John Wood Group, PLCMustang Engineering, IncMustang Engineering, Inc.
20004483Hattiesburg Clinic Professional AssociationPhyCor, IncPhyCor of Hattiesburg, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/22/2000
20004416Alaska Power & Telephone CompanyBell Atlantic CorporationGTE Alaska Incorporated d/b/a Verizon Alaska.
20004448Kenneth R. ThomsonWebCT, IncWebCT, Inc.
20004460ENEL S.p.AEchelon CorporationEchelon Corporation.
20004467Zoho Holding CorporationStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, IncStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
20004468Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, IncZoho Holding CorporationZoho Holding Corporation.
20004484TPG Partners II, L.PDoveBid, IncDoveBid, Inc.
20004494ITXC CorpeFusion, InceFusion, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/23/2000
20004242Summit Capital II, L.PSwitch & Data Facilities Company, IncSwitch & Data Facilities Comopany, Inc.
20004431Eaton CorporationPatrick P. LeeAir-Dro Cylinders, Inc.
Hydro-Line, Inc.
20004449Conso International CorporationCharles S. MeyerLending Textile Co., Inc.
Wm. E. Wright Limited Partnership.
20004453Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve CoNew Mexico Blue Cross and Blue Shield, IncHMO New Mexico, Inc.
New Mexico Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Inc.
20004455Oak Investment Partners VIII, L.PXelus, IncXelus, Inc.
20004461The Bear Sterns Companies Inc., BSCC Employee Fund III, LPManville Personal Injury Settlement TrustJohns Manville Corporation.
20004462Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PManville Personal Injury Settlement TrustJohns Manville Corporation.
20004463HMTF Bridge Partners, L.P. or Hicks, Muse, Tate & FurstManville Personal Injury Settlement TrustJohns Manville Corporation.
20004465Riverdeep Group, plcInternational Business Machines CorporationEdmark Corporation.
20004466International Business Machines CorporationRiverdeep Group, plcRiverdeep Group, plc
20004469InfoSpace, IncGo2Net, Inc.Go2Net, Inc.
20004473ce Consumer Electronic AGSND Electronics, IncSND Electronics, Inc.
20004474IDX Systems CorporationAllscripts, Inc.Allscripts Holding, Inc
20004475Allscripts, Inc.IDX Systems CorporationChannelhealth Incorporated.
20004476Prudential plcAmSouth BancorporationIFC Holdings, Inc.
20004477Telelogic A. BQSS, IncQSS, Inc.
20004479Paul G. AllenInfoSpace, IncInfoSpace, Inc.
20004480Russell C. HorowitzInfoSpace, IncInfoSpace, Inc.
20004481Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.VMr. Issam M. FaresHowe-Baker International, Inc.
20004482Issam M. FaresChicago Bridge & Iron Company N.VChicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
20004490SCI Systems, IncKoor Industries, LtdTelrad Networks Ltd.
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20004491Grand Pacific Petrochemical CorpHyundai Electronics Industries Co., LtdMMC Technology, Inc.
20004493Donald M. TribusFirst Union CorporationFirst Union Corporation.
20004497Debt Strategies Fund II, IncDebt Strategies Fund III, IncDebt Strategies Fund III, Inc.
20004499Debt Strategies Fund II, IncDebt Strategies Fund, IncDebt Strategies Fund, Inc.
20004524American International Group, IncDQE, IncDuquesne Energy, Inc.
20004532Madison Dearborn Capital Partners III, L.PJeffrey A. WolfsonPax Holding Corporation.
20004550Michael E. HeisleyWordPort Communications, IncWorldPort Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/24/2000
20004252Veritas Capital Fund, L.P. (The)Tech-Sym CorporationTech-Sym Corporation.
20004347Advance Paradigm, IncRite Aid CorporationPCS Holding Corporation.
20004375Cephalon, IncAnesta CorpAnesta Corp.
20004381MediaNews Group, IncKenneth R. ThomsonThomson Holdings Inc.
20004439MDU Resources Group, IncStephen J. LoosleyRoseburg Paving Company.
Teeco Corporation.
20004440MDU Resources Group, IncJudy SweeneyRoseburg Paving Company.
Teeco Corporation.
20004500Lincolnshire Equity Fund II, L.PLincolnshire Equity Fund I, L.PVisual Products Corp.
20004501Regal-Beloit CorporationLeeson Electric CorporationLeeson Electric Corporation.
20004502Prison Realty Trust, IncCorrections Corporation of AmericaCorrections Corporation of America.
20004505Reed International P.L.CeCompanies LLCBusiness.Com, Inc.
20004506Elsevier NVeCompanies LLCBusiness.Com, Inc.
20004507Centennial Communications CorpBell Atlantic Corporation d/b/a Verizon communicationsSubsidiary Corporation.
20004508Hagemeyer N.VCameron & Barkley CompanyCameron & Barkley Company
20004510Pearson plceCompanies LLCBusiness.Com, Inc.
20004511Allied Zurich p.l.cZurich Allied AGZurich Allied AG.
20004513Forest Oil CorporationForcenergy IncForcenergy Inc.
20004517AXASanford C. Bernstein IncBernstein Technologies, Inc.
20004519Citigroup IncGeorge KarfunkelAST StockPlan, Inc.
20004520Citigroup IncMichael KarfunkelAST StockPlan, Inc.
20004521Hong Kong Electric Holdings LimitedScottishPower plcEastern Investment Company.
Pan Pacific Global Corporation.
20004522Hutchison Whampoa LimitedScottishPower plcEastern Investment Company.
Pan Pacific Global Corporation.
20004525Overseas Partners LtdReliance Group Holdings, IncReliance Reinsurance Company.
20004528Illinois Tool Works IncHuhtamaki Van Leer OyjVan Leer Flexibles (Texas), Inc.
Van Leer Flexibles LP.
VLF Holding, Inc.
20004535The Boeing CompanyM. Francois PinaultContinental Graphics Holdings, Inc.
20004537Bank One CorporationBISSELL, IncAbilityOne Corporation.
20004540TCV IV, L.PCosmoCom, IncCosmoCom, Inc.
20004542Universal Compression Holdings, IncReuben James HeltonGas Compression Services, Inc.
20004543Interpool, IncAegon N.VTransamerica Leasing Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/25/2000
20003983BP Amoco p.l.cAerie Networks, IncAerie Networks, Inc.
20004147Richland Ventures II, L.PGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20004148Richland Ventures III, L.PGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20004153Steinway Musical Instruments, IncBernhard MuskantorUnited Musical Instruments Holdings, Inc.
20004322Intel CorporationNewcoNewco.
20004368Westgate Equity Partners, L.PEagle OPG, IncEagle OPG, Inc.
20004451MasTec, IncFloyd Flaire Ferrell, JrFlaire, Inc.
20004457Syncor International CorporationUS Diagnostic IncUS Diagnostic, Inc.
20004478M.D. Sass Corporate Resurgence Partners, L.PSeaman Furniture Company, IncSeaman Furniture Company, Inc.
20004489Kurt AbrahamsonMedia Metrix, IncMedia Metrix, Inc.
20004512Everett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family TrustMJ Cellular, IncMJ Cellular, Inc.
20004529DDI CorporationKDD CorporationKDD America, Inc.
20004531Clear Channel Communications, IncStephens Group, IncDR Partners.
20004533Mattson Technology, IncCFM Technologies, IncCFM Technologies, Inc.
20004536The Southern CompanyThe Southern CompanySouthern Company Energy Marketing G.P., L.L.C.
Southern Company Energy Marketing, L.P.
20004551Gene DeRoseMedia Metrix, IncMedia Metrix, Inc.
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20004552Accel VIII L.PComstellar Technologies, IncComstellar Technologies, Inc.
20004553New Enterprise Associates 9, Limited PartnershipComstellar Technologies, IncComstellar Technologies, Inc.
20004558GTCR Fund VII, L.PInfoHighway Communications CorporationInfoHighway Communications Corporation.
20004560Eltrax Systems, IncCereus Technology Partners, IncCereus Technology Partners, Inc.
20004564Marmon Holdings, IncAegon, N.VTrans Ocean Tank Services Corporation.
Transamerica Leasing Inc.
20004570iBeam Broadcasting CorporationNextVenue IncNextVenue Inc.
20004574Illinois Tool Works IncHampshire Holographic Manufacturing CorporationHampshire Holographic Manufacturing Corporation.
20004602SC VIII Management, LLCYahoo! IncYahoo! Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/28/2000
20004270Intuit IncPrinces Gate Investors II, L.PVenture Finance Software Corp.
20004373The Williams Companies, IncStanford N. PhelpsWyatt Energy, Incorporated.
Wyco New Haven, Inc.
Wyn Corporation.
20004579Nortel Networks CorporationAlteon WebSystems, IncAlteon WebSystems, Inc.
20004655MapleWood Equity Partners LPHoldCoHoldCo.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/30/2000
20000801Clear Channel Communications, IncAMFM IncAMFM Inc.
20001205Thomas O. HicksClear Channel Communications, IncClear Channel Communications, Inc.
20001208Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III, L.PClear Channel Communications, IncClear Channel Communications, Inc.
20004297Colonial Pipe Line CompanyBP Amoco p.l.cBP Exploration & Oil Inc.
BP Oil Pipeline Company.
20004447VantagePoint Venture Partners III (Q), L.PAerie Networks, IncAerie Networks, Inc.
20004509Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyWagner Asset Management, L.PWagner Asset Management, L.P.
20004514Martin J. WygodHealtheon/WebMD CorporationHealtheon/WebMD Corporation.
20004515Michael A. SingerHealtheon/WebMD CorporationHealtheon/WebMD Corporation.
20004557Freedom Communications, IncWarburg, Pincus Capital Company, L.PJournal Company, Inc., Journal Register Supply, Inc.
Journal Company, Inc., Journal Register Supply, Inc.
20004559Western Wireless CorporationHickory Tech CorporationHickory Tech Corporation.
20004563IFCO Systems, N.VTexas Pallet, L.PTexas Pallet, L.P.
20004565Garfield Weston Charitable FoundationProcter & Gamble Company, (The)Procter & Gamble Company, (The).
20004566Broadcom CorporationSilicon Spice IncSilicon Spice Inc.
20004567Mr. Vinod DhamBroadcom CorporationBroadcom Corporation.
20004573Cisco Systems, IncCap Gemini, S.ACap Gemini, S.A.
20004583The Emerging Markets Infrastructure Fund, IncThe Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, IncThe Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc.
20004584The Latin America Investment Fund, IncThe Latin America Equity Fund, IncThe Latin America Equity Fund, Inc.
20004590Citigroup IncTitan International, IncTitan International, Inc.
20004591Citigroup IncDelco Remy International, IncDelco Remy International, Inc.
20004596Wells Fargo & CompanyGeneral Electric CorporationGE Capital Mortgage Services, Inc.
20004597Bain Capital Fund VII, L.PIntira CorporationIntira Corporation.,,, Inc.
20004601John Menzies plcOgden CorporationOgden Asia Pacific Services, Inc.
Ogden Aviation Service Company of Texas, Inc.
Ogden Aviation Service Company of Washington, Inc.
Ogden Aviation Services (Chile) Ltda.
Ogden Aviation Services (Venezuela), S.A.
Ogden Aviation Services Dominicana, S.A.
Ogden Cargo Limited.
Ogden Central and South America, Inc.
Ogden Ground Services (Canada) Ltd.
Ogden Ground Services de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Ogden Ground Services, Inc.
Ogden Holdings B.V.
Ogden Peru, S.R.L.
Ogden-Servicos de Atendimento Aeroterrestre Ltda.
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SEITSA Leasing, S.A. de C.V.
20004607Church & Dwight Co., IncUSA Detergents, IncArmus, LLC.
USA Detergents, Inc.
20004620United Rentals, IncNaru Investment TrustHorizon High Reach, Inc.
20004623Brian L. RobertsCAT PartnershipCAT Partnership.
20004625Time Warner IncTime Warner IncTime Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.
Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse.
20004629Internet Captial Group, IncinOvate Communications Group, IncinOvate Communications Group, Inc.
20004630Apollo Investment Fund IV, LPPatrick NolanGTS Transportation Services, Inc.
20004631Apollo Investment Fund IV, LPJeffrey RothsGTS Transportation Services, Inc.
20004641Lehman Brothers Holdings IncSociete GeneraleSG Cowen Securities Corporation.
20004642Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, L.PLucent Technologies IncAvaya, Inc.
20004643Fortis (B)Service Corporation InternationalAmerican Memorial Life Insurance Company.
20004644Fortis (NL) N.VService Corporation InternationalAmerican Memorial Life Insurance Company.
20004651Zale CorporationPiercing Pagoda, IncPiercing Pagoda, Inc.
20004652PETsMART,,, Inc.
20004658Chrion CorporationPathoGenesis CorporationPathoGenesis Corporation.
20004660JOMED N.VEndoSonics CorporationEndoSonics Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/31/2000
20004621Lancaster Colony CorporationPatricia W. BarnesSister Schubert's Homemade Rolls, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/01/2000
20003182BAE Systems plcLockheed Martin CorporationLockheed Martin Corporation.
20003972Winn-Dixie Stores, IncGooding's Supermarkets, IncGooding's Supermarkets, Inc.
20004495Rentokil Initial plcThe ServiceMaster CompanyTruGreen Limited Partnership.
20004562H.F. Johnson Distributing Trust of the Benefit of Samuel JCharles & Jane ButcherThe Butcher Company.
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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. 00-26342 Filed 10-12-00; 8:45 am]