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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 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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
20010027United Technologies CorporationDonald DerychA.T. Distributors, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/17/2000
20005058America Online, Inc.Synapse Group, Inc.Synapse Group, Inc.
20005076American Tower CorporationWilliam F. SomersFlash Technology Corporation of America, Modern Technical Service, Inc.
20005127Credit Suisse GroupManufacturers Services LimitedManufacturers Services Limited.
20005139Credit Suisse GroupDuane Reade Inc.Duane Reade Inc.
20005181Waste Connections, IncWaste Corporation of America, IncNorthern Plains Disposal, Inc., Oklahoma Landfill Holdings, Inc., Osage Landfill, Inc., Southern Plains Disposal, Inc.
20005189Credit Suisse GroupDLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PCharles River Laboratories, Inc.
20005191Credit Suisse GroupNextel Partners, IncNextel Partners, Inc.
20005193Aether Systems, IncMotient CorporationMotient Corporation.
20005195Century Aluminum CompanySouthwire CompanySouthwire Company, Metalsco Ltd.
20005199Dover CorporationOK Holdings, IncOK Holdings, Inc.
20010005Alberta Energy Company LtdTransCanada Pipelines LimitedTransCanada Pipelines Limited.
20010007Eastman Chemical CompanyHercules IncorporatedHercules Incorporated.
20010020Mr. Irvine LaidlawTribune CompanyAchieveGlobal, Inc.
20010025Omnicom Group IncIcon Holding CorpIcon Holding Corp.
20010035Brunswick CorporationK2 IncK2 Inc.
20010036K2 Inc.Brunswick CorporationBrunswick Corporation.
20010077Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PYuasa CorporationYuasa, Inc.
20010110Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PHoldCoHoldCo.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/18/2000
20005080Intersil Holding CorporationJohn WaltonSiCom, Inc.
20005132Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (The)Arkansas Best CorporationTreadco, Inc.
20005222The 1818 Fund III, L.PMedSource Technologies, IncMedSource Technologies, Inc.
20010033Harvest Partners III, L.PJohn McSweeneyCFI Holdings, Inc.
20010034Harvest Partners III, L.PTruman BassettCFI Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/19/2000
20005078Tom T. GoresBilling Concepts CorpBilling Concepts Corp.
20005119The AES CorporationKMR Power CorporationKMR Power Corporation.
20005165Mallinckrodt IncBank One CorporationFirst Lafayette Holdings, Inc., Inovision Radiation Measurements, LLC, Victoreen, LLC.
20005187Time Warner, IncSignCast, IncSignCast, Inc.
20005200Enron CorpBaycorp Holdings, LtdBaycorp Holdings, Ltd
20005203Tyco International LtdCIGI Investment Group, IncCIGI Investment Group, Inc.
20005204Sylvan Learning Systems, IncClasswell Learning Group, IncClasswell Learning Group, Inc.
20005212RGS Energy Group, IncAvrimac CorporationAvrimac Corporation.
20005213RWE AktiengesellschaftThames Water PlcThames Water Plc.
20005218Dawn Chemical CompanyJames M. MoranPetro Chemical Products, Inc.,,, Inc.
20005224Vigilant Holdings LLCEarl PaytonCowden International, Inc., Cowden Metal Finishing, Inc., Hitek Product Finishing, Inc.
20005225Earl PaytonVigilant Holdings LLCVigilant Holdings LLC.
20010002Community Newspaper Holdings IncHollinger IncHollinger International Inc.
20010003Eltek, ASACC Industries, IncPower Conversion Products, LLC.
20010006Vulcan Materials CompanyTitan Cement Company S.A.Tarmac Mid-Atlantic.
20010015Wisconsin Label CorporationSuperior Label Systems, IncSuperior Label Systems, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/20/2000
20010026Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, L.PIon Systems, IncIon Systems, Inc.
20010030Brian L. RobertsMaryland Baseball, LLLPMaryland Baseball, LLLP.
20010043Anthony GartlandDaniel M. ProvenzanoTella Tool and Manufacturing Company.
20010060SCI Systems, IncCMS Hartzell IncorporatedCMS Hartzell Incorporated.
20010069Willis Stein & Partners II, LPECCLETTS, LTDGFS Holdings Co.
20010149J.H. Whitney IV, L.PGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/23/2000
20005118Joe FojasekGary R. ChapmanWWLP Holdings, Inc.
20005140VoiceStream Wireless CorporationSTPCS Joint Venture, LLCSTPCS Joint Venture, LLC.
20005145SM Cable Holdings, LLCCox Enterprises, IncPeak Cablevision, L.L.C.
20005164Kohler Family Partnership LtdInternacional de Ceramica, S.A. de C.VInternacional de Ceramica, S.A. de C.V.
20005188Professor Kurt JennyTriPath Imaging, IncTriPath Imaging, Inc.
20010016Superior Label Systems, IncWisconsin Label CorporationWisconsin Label Corporation.
20010021AT&T CorpDana H. DaltonGCI, Incorporated.
20010024VS&A Communications Partners III, L.PThomas L. PhillipsInfotech Consulting, Inc., Knowledge Sciences, Inc., MIN Publishing Co., Inc., Optic Music, Inc., Phillips Business Holdings Limited, Phillips Business Information Limited, Phillips Business Information, Inc., Phillips International Inc., Phillips Management Group, LLC.
20010028VS&A Communications Partners II, L.PThomas L. PhillipsThomas L. Phillips.
20010031Credit Suisee First Boston Equity Partners, L.PMascoTech, IncMascoTech, Inc.
20010037Scott K. GinsburgDigital Generation Systems, IncDigital Generation Systems, Inc.
20010038Digital Generation Systems, IncScott K. GinsburgStarGuide Digital Networks, Inc.
20010040barnesandnoble.cominc.MightyWords, IncMightyWords, Inc.
20010042Primedia, IncMedia/Communications Partners II Limited PartnershipAdam/Laux Company, Inc.
20010044Paradigm Investment Group, LLCCKE Restaurants, IncHardee's Food Systems, Inc.
20010058DHL International LimitedDHL Worldwide Express, IncDHL Worldwide Express, Inc.
20010059KKR 1996 Fund LPLaporte plcLaporte America Inc.
20010067The Edward W. Scripps TrustA.H. Belo CorporationHenderson Gleaner, Inc.
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20010075The Savage CompaniesWaste Management, IncWaste Management, Inc.
20010078St. Joseph's Healthcare System, IncSaint Barnabas CorporationWayne General Hospital.
20010082First Data CorporationKirk E. SanfordCCI Acquisition LLC.
20010083Coming IncorporatedPirelli S.p.AOptical Technologies USA Comp.
20010085Golder, Thoma, Gressey, Raunder Fund V.L.PEquifax IncRMA Holdings, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/24/2000
20010023Sisters of St. Joseph of OrangeProvince Healthcare CompanyBrim Hospitals, Inc.
20010063Motorola, IncNaspers LimitedOpenTV Corp.
20010086J.H. Whitney Fund IV, L.PAffina CorporationAffina Corporation.
20010096John P. RochonNu-kote Holding, IncNu-kote Holding, Inc.
20010098Citizens Communications CompanyGlobal Crossing LtdFrontier Communications of AuSable Valley, Inc., Frontier Communications of New York, Inc., Frontier Communications of Rochester, Inc., Frontier Communications of Seneca-Gorham, Inc., Frontier Communications of Sylvan Lake, Inc., Frontier Subsidiary Telco Inc., Frontier Telephone of Rochester, Inc.
20010102Stewart A. Resnick and Lynda Rae ResnickThe Chase Manhattan CorporationAFS Holdings Corp.
20010103NBA Media Ventures, LLCExca Holdings, Inc.Exca Holdings, Inc.
20010106Minnesota Corn Processors, LLCCorn Products International, IncCorn Products International, Inc.
20010108Kenneth D. TuchmanBoston Communications Group, IncCelluar Express, Inc. Wireless Teleservices Corp.
20010115GN Great Nordic LtdHello Direct, IncHello Direct, Inc.
20010118DLJ Merchant Banking Partners Ill, L.PTelseon, IncTelseon, Inc.
20010127Conning Capital Partners V, L.PComcap Holdings CorpComcap Holdings Corp.
20010129CNET Networks, IncPeter SteinlaufEdmunds Holding Company.
20010130Cedar Creek Partners LLCMr. Donald J. Long, SrImperial, Inc.
20010135McLeodUSA IncorporatedCapRock Communications CorpCapRock Communications Corp.
20010140Alpha Technologies Group, IncMestek, IncNational Northeast Corporation.
20010141Teijin LimitedManville Personal Injury Settlement TrustManville Personal Injury Settlement Trust.
20010147Promotora de Empresas Zano S.A. de C.VTower Automotive, IncTower Automotive Products Company, Inc.
20010177Francisco Partners, L.PCitron Haligman Bedecarre IncorporatedCitron Haligman Bedecarre Incorporated.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/25/2000
20010032Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing CompanyESPE Dental AGESPE Dental AG.
20010053Deutsche Lufthansa AGHawker Pacific AerospaceHawker Pacific Aerospace.
20010160Straub Clinic & Hospital, IncPhyCor, IncPhyCor of Hawaii, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/26/2000
20005179Swifty Serve, LLCElizabeth Wilson CampCamp Oil Company, CHH, Inc., SATFC, Inc.
20005201Michael WoodsAztec Technology Partners, IncAztec Technology Partners, Inc.
20005202O. Bruton SmithGarry W. McKinney Genesis Auto Group, IncBay Meadows Catering, Bay Meadows Operating Company LLC.
20010054Hitachi LtdGrant Thomton LLPGrant Thomton LLP.
20010065Stronach TrustPaine Webber Group, IncBay Meadows Catering, Bay Meadows Operating Company, LLC
20010084Group 1 Automotive, IncThomas W. KelleyKelley Automotive Group, Inc.
20010120Vivendi S.A.Barry DillerUSA Networks, Inc.
20010156Hanson PLCLloyd BablerPacific International Pipe Enterprises of Washington, Inc., Pacific International Pipe Enterprises, Inc.
20010157Watson Pharmaceuticals, IncRhoda MakoffMakoff R&D Laboratories, Inc.
20010159debis AirFinance B.V.AerFi Group plcAerFi Group plc.
20010163GS Capital Partners 2000, L.PHexel CorporationHexel Corporation.
20010176Carlyle Partners III, L.PSteve and Alice Blair (husband and wife)Forged Metals, Inc.
20010186Checkpoint Systems, IncRichard Kam Man NipAuhaus/Wang Hing, Inc.
20010194MCSi, IncIntellisys Group, IncIntellisys Group, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/27/2000
20003546Schlumberger LimitedBaker Hughes IncorporatedBaker Hughes Incorporated.
20005169The Dow Chemical CompanyCargill, IncorporatedCargill, Incorporated.
20010109Dimension Data Holdings plcTimeBridge Technologies, IncTimeBridge Technologies, 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, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 00-29056 Filed 11-13-00; 8:45 am]