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Notice of Applications for Deregistration under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

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Start Preamble October 31, 2000.

The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of October, 2000. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the SEC's Public Reference Branch, 450 Fifth St., NW., Washington, DC 20549-0102 (tel. 202-942-8090). An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC's Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on November 27, 2000, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer's interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, SEC, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549-0609. For further Information Contact: Diane L. Titus, at (202) 942-0564, SEC, Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549-0506.

Time Horizon Funds [File No. 811-9024]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On August 20, 1999, applicant transferred it assets to Nations Asset Allocation Fund, a portfolio of The Nations Institutional Reserves, based on net asset value. Expenses of $232,024 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant's investment adviser, Bank of America, and/or its affiliates.

Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 26, 2000, and amended on October 25, 2000.Start Printed Page 66788

Applicant's Address: 103 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.

Morgan Stanley Aggressive Equity Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-8504]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make any public offering or engage in business of any kind.

Filing Dates: The application was filed on August 17, 2000, and amended on October 24, 2000.

Applicant's Address: c/o Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Investment Management, Inc., 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020.

Nationwide Investing Foundation [File No. 811-435]; Nationwide Investing Foundation II [File No. 811-4436]; Financial Horizons Investment Trust [File No. 811-5559]

Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On May 9, 1998, each applicant transferred its assets to Nationwide Mutual Funds (F/K/A Nationwide Investing Foundation III) based on net asset value. Expenses of $198,784, $216,597 and $167,098, respectively, were incurred in connection with the reorganizations, with each applicant paying 50% of their respective expenses and Nationwide Advisory Services, Inc., applicants' investment adviser, paying the remaining 50%.

Filing Date: The applications were filed on September 22, 2000.

Applicants' Address: One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Merrill Lynch Emerging Tigers Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-7135]; Merrill Lynch Middle East/Africa Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-7155]

Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On May 22, 2000, applicants transferred their assets to Merrill Lynch Dragon Fund, Inc. and Merrill Lynch Developing Capital Markets Fund, Inc., respectively, based on net asset value. Expenses of $188,907 were incurred in connection with the reorganization of Merrill Lynch Emerging Tigers Fund, Inc., of which applicant paid $113,581 and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers L.P., investment adviser to each applicant, paid the remaining $75,326. Expenses of $145,384 were incurred in connection with the reorganization of Merrill Lynch Middle East/Africa Fund, Inc., of which applicant paid $75,484 and applicant's investment adviser paid the remaining $69,900.

Filing Date: The applications were filed on September 29, 2000.

Applicants' Address: 800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536.

The Bradford Funds, Inc. [File No. 811-5682]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. By August 16, 2000, applicant had made final liquidating distributions to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $100,710 were incurred in connection with the liquidation, of which applicant paid $53,407 and PaineWebber Group, Inc. paid the remaining $47,303.

Filing Date: The application was filed on September 28, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10020.

MuniHoldings Insured Fund III, Inc. [File No. 811-9285]; MuniHoldings Insured Fund IV, Inc. [File No. 811-9557]

Summary: Each applicant, a closed-end management investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On August 14, 2000, each applicant transferred its assets to MuniHoldings Insured Fund II, Inc. based on net asset value. Each holder of each applicant's auction market preferred stock (“AMPS”) received the equivalent number of a newly created series of AMPS of the acquiring fund representing the same aggregate liquidation preference. Expenses of $159,320 and $85,316, respectively, were incurred in connection with the reorganizations and were paid by the acquiring fund.

Filing Date: The applications were filed on October 6, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536.

Virginia Daily Municipal Income Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-9006]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring it has ceased to be an investment company. On September 22, 2000, applicant made its final liquidating distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $3,000 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by Reich & Tan Asset Management L.P., applicant's investment adviser.

Filing Date: The application was filed on October 3, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10020.

Reich & Tang Equity Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-4148]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On June 16, 2000, applicant transferred its assets to Delafield Fund, Inc., based on net asset value. Expenses of $64,357 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by Reich & Tang Asset Management L.P., applicant's investment adviser.

Filing Date: The application was filed on October 6, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10020.

Fidelity Advisor Korea Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-8608]

Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On June 30, 2000, applicant transferred its assets to Fidelity Advisor Korea Fund, a series of Fidelity Advisor Series VIII, an open-end investment company, based on net asset value. Expenses of $138,170 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant.

Filing Date: The application was filed on September 22, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 82 Devonshire Street, Boston Massachusetts 02109.

Hyperion 1999 Term Trust, Inc. [File No. 811-6483]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On December 2, 1999, applicant made a final liquidating distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Distributions payable to unlocated shareholders are being held by EquiServe. Amounts that are unclaimed will eventually escheat to the various states. Expense of $2,120,389 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant.

Filing Date: The application was filed on September 20, 2000.

Applicant's Address: One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, New York 10006.

Gradison-McDonald Cash Reserves Trust [File No. 811-2618]; Gradison Growth Trust [File No. 811-3760]; Gradison Custodian Trust [File No. 811-5198]; Gradison-McDonald Municipal Custodian Trust [File No. 811-6705]

Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. By April 6, 1999, each applicant had transferred its Start Printed Page 66789assets to a corresponding series of The Victory Portfolios based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $658,050, $593,457, $57,930, and $61,926, respectively, incurred in connection with each reorganization were paid by BISYS Fund Services Ohio Inc., Key Corp and The Victory Portfolios.

Filing Dates: Each application was filed on September 23, 1999, and amended on August 18, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 580 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

American Diversified Funds, Inc. [File No. 811-3434]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On September 17, 1999, applicant transferred its assets to Orbitex Growth Fund, a series of the Orbitex Group of Funds, based on net asset value. Expenses of $36,663 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by Orbitex Management, Inc., investment adviser to the acquiring fund.

Filing Dates: The application was filed on August 28, 2000, and amended on October 10, 2000.

Application's address: c/o Orbitex Group of Funds, 410 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

USAllianz Funds [File No. 811-9489]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has not made a public offering of its securities, is not now engaged, or intending to engage, in any business activities other than those necessary for winding up its affairs.

Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 18, 2000, and amended on October 5, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 3435 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

CrestFunds, Inc. [File No. 811-4620]

Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. By May 24, 1999, applicant had transferred its assets to STI Classic Funds based on net asset value. Expenses of $580,272 incurred in connection with the organization were paid by applicant and the acquiring fund.

Filing Date: The application was filed on October 13, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 300 East Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

Global Small Cap Fund Inc. [File No. 811-7814]

Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On January 27, 2000, applicant transferred its assets to PaineWebber Global Equity Fund, a series of PaineWebber Investment Trust, based on net asset value. Expenses of $256,900 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant.

Filing Date: The application was filed on October 19, 2000.

Applicant's Address: 51 West 52nd Street, New York, New York 10019-6114.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-28506 Filed 11-6-00; 8:45 am]

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