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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—12/11/2000
20010684Heerema Holding Company, IncINTEC Engineering Partnership, Ltd.INTEC Engineering Partnership, Ltd.
20010892Cardinal Health, IncMartina NowakInternational Processing Corporation.
20010893Cardinal Health, IncKenneth W. OlsenInternational Processing Corporation.
20010898The Virginia Insurance ReciprocalHealthcare Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance FundHealthcare Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund.
20010912ABN AMRO Holding Global Markets, Global Markets, Inc
20010915Kerry J. Global Markets, Global Markets, Inc
20010922Kamal Global Markets, Global Markets, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/12/2000
20010909Matthew D. Global Markets, Global Markets, Inc
20010925Bernard ArnaultDatek Online Holdings, CorpThe Island ECN, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/13/2000
20010818General Electric CompanyJames A. GlaserACT Communications, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/14/2000
20010563Eastman Kodak CompanyLumisys IncorporatedLumisys Incorporated.
20010613Telecom Partners III, L.PVeloCom IncVeloCom Inc
20010616Centennial Fund VI, L.PVeleCom IncVeleCom Inc, IncRaymond J. and Lewena NoordaProfit Pro, Inc
20010704Raymond J. Noorda and Lewena,, Inc
20010722Trintech Group PLCGlobeSet, IncGlobeSet, Inc J. Driscoll & Associates, Inc
20010731Lone Star Opportunity Fund, L.PGreenbriar CorporationGreenbriar Corporation.
20010750Iowa Farm Bureau FederationThe Kansas Farm BureauThe Kansas Farm Bureau.
20010773NSB Retail Systems PLC3068358 Canada IncSTS Systems, Inc
20010775TeleCorp PCS, IncALLTEL CorporationALLTEL Communications, Inc
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20010776The Kansas Farm BureauIowa Farm Bureau FederationFBL Financial Group, Inc
20010778The McGraw-Hill Companies, IncMayfield Publishing CompanyMayfield Publishing Company.
20010782First Data CorporationWells Fargo & CompanyWells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC.
20010808Scott KurmitPRIMEDIA IncPRIMEDIA Inc
20010824Weyerhaeuser CompanyWilliamette Industries, IncWillamette Industries, Inc
20010897MDMI Holdings, IncAmerican Technical Molding, IncAmerican Technical Molding, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/15/2000
20003935The Valspar CorporationLilly Industries, IncLilly Industries, Inc
20004870Transocean Sedco Forex IncR&B Falcon CorporationR&B Flcon Corporation.
20010334Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.PNOVA Chemicals CorporationNOVA Chemicals Corporation.
20010483French Fragrances, IncUnilever N.VConopco, Inc
20010611Summer M. RedstoneRobert L. JohnsonBET Holdings II, Inc
20010659Pierre FabreAlain MerieuxbioMerieux Alliance, SA.
20010817Wind Point Partners IV, L.PSMR ECR Holding, IncAlexandria Sports, Inc, Burke Sports, Inc Eden Sports, Inc, Leesburg Sports, Inc, Trumbull PT Corp SMR Banyan Tree, Inc, Professional rehab Associates, Inc
20010826Global TeleSystem IncMCT of Russia, L.PMCT Corp
20010827Varco Innternational, IncThe Beacon Group Energy Investment Fund, L.PQuality Tubing, Inc
20010831Cisco Systems, IncActive Voice CorporationActive Voice Corporation.
20010837Dycom Industries, IncPoint to Point Communications, IncPoint to Point Communications, Inc
20010854Dr. Roy J. ShankerWaste Management, IncSignal Capital Sherman Station One Inc Signal Capital Sherman Station, Inc Waste Management, Inc Wheelabrator Cum Services, Inc Wheelabrator Frackville Energy Company Inc Wheelabrator Frackville Properties Inc Wheelabrator Fuel Services, Inc Wheelabrator Hudson Energy Company, Inc Wheelabrator Lassen Inc Wheelabrator Martell Inc Wheelabrator NHC Inc Wheelabrator Polk Inc Wheelabrator Ridge Energy Inc Wheelabrator Shasta Energy Company, Inc Wheelabrator Sherman Station Two Inc
20010855Duke Energy CorporationWaste Management, IncSignal Capital Sherman Station One Inc Signal Capital Sherman Station, Inc Waste Management, Inc Wheelabrator Cum Services, Inc Wheelabrator Frackville Energy Company Inc Wheelabrator Frackville Properties Inc Wheelabrator Fuel Services, Inc Wheelabrator Hudson Energy Company Inc Wheelabrator Lassen Inc Wheelabrator Martell Inc Wheelabrator NHC Inc Wheelabrator Polk Inc Wheelabrator Ridge Energy Inc Wheelabrator Shasta Energy Company, Inc Wheelabrator Sherman Station Two Inc
20010856Duke Energy CorporationBTA Holdings, IncBTA Holdings, Inc
20010871Carson/LIN SBS, L.PWestern New York Public Broadcasting AssociationWestern New York Public Broadcasting Association.
20010872Joe FojtasekWestern New York Public Broadcasting AssociationWestern New York Public Broadcasting Association.
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20010981Metsaliito OsuuskuntaInternational Paper CompanyInternational Paper Deutschland, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/18/2000
20010764Equilease Holding CorpDelta, plcDelta America Inc, United Power Corporation.
20010843PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.ConectivConectiv.
20010903Spectrum Holding, IncBP Amoco p.l.c.BP Amoco p.l.c.
20010919Pharmaceutical Product Development IncAxys Pharmaceuticals, IncPPGx, Inc
20010931Maurice B. ToseXYPOINT CorporationXYPOINT Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/19/2000
20010691Froedtert Health Systems, IncCommunity Health Care Services of Menomonee Falls, IncCommunity Health Care Services of Menomonee Falls, Inc
20010729Bruce WassersteinDresdner Bank AGDresdner Bank AG.
20010780Stephen AdamsPNE Media Holdings, LLCPNE Media, LLC.
20010802eVolution Global Partners L.PAmerican Express CompanyMarketMile, Inc
20010836Manafort Brothers, IncAllied Waste Industries, IncAmerican Disposal Services of Missouri, Inc
20010838Hunting PLCEstate of Charles A. SammonsComposite Thread Protectors, Inc Vinson Supply Company.
20010841C-MAC Industries IncHoneywell International, IncHoneywell International, Inc
20010842Alec E. GoresHoneywell International IncHoneywell International Inc
20010850Tyco International LtdEaton CorporationEaton Corporation.
20010851Hick, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III, L.PABFM CorporationABFM Corporation.
20010852Willis Stein & Partners II, L.PAnthony G. TeleseQuality Metal Works, Inc
20010862SPX CorporationRay Ryan and Nancy RyanCentral Tower, Inc Ryan Construction, Inc
20010863Zahren Alternative Power CorporationNortheast UtilitiesCountryside Genco, LLC, Countryside Landfill Gasco, LLC. Morris Genco, LLC, Morris Gasco, LLC.
20010876Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, L.PInnovance, IncInnovance, Inc
20010906Johnson & JohnsonSK CorporationSK Corporation.
20010917InterCept Group, Inc (The)Shrigovin MisirICPT, LLC., Inc
20010923Reuters Group plcPearson plcFinancial Times Energy, Inc
20010934Artisan Components, IncorporatedSynopsys IncorporatedSynopsys Incorporated.
20010961Republic Services, IncAllied Waste Industries, IncBFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc
20010983Limestone Electron TrustEl Paso Energy CorporationWest Georgia Generating Company, L.L.C.
20010986Nokia CorporationRamp Networks, IncRamp Networks, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/20/2000
20003903Computer Sciences CorporationPolicy Management Systems CorporationPolicy Management Systems Corporation.
20010672The B.F. Goodrich CompanyRaytheon CompanyRaytheon Optical Systems.
20010765Danaher CorporationEquilease Holding Corp.United Power Corporation.
20010792Highland HoldingsBrian L. RobertsComcast Corporation.
20010793Brian L. RobertsHighland HoldingsHighland Holdings.
20010796Harry J. PappasThomas O. HicksSouthwest Sports Television, L.P
20010866SSPS IncShowCase CorporationShowCase Corporation.
20010869Radian Group IncEnhance Financial Services Group IncEnhance Financial Services Group Inc
20010870Morgenthaler Partners VI, L.PInnovance, IncInnovance, Inc
20010874The AES CorporationAndrew R. FellonFellon-McCord & Associates, Inc, Alliance Gas Services, Inc
20010875The AES CorporationJohn C. McCordFellon-McCord & Associates, Inc, Alliance Gas Services, Inc
20010877Azure Capital PartnersInnovance, IncInnovance, Inc
20010904Cree, IncSpectrian CorporationSpectrian Corporation.
20010907Enron Corp.Dr. Roy J. ShankerCabazon Holdings, LLC. Victory Garden Power Partners LLC.
20010910Germain Motor CompanyRichard F. RuhlDick Ruhl Ford Sales, Inc
20010911FL Selenia S.a.r.lPennzoil-Quaker State Company.Pennzoil-Quaker State Company.
20010913Jim RatcliffeImperial Chemical Industries PlcChlor-Chemicals Businesses, Klea and Crosfield businesses.
20010920Pequot Private Equity Fund II, L.PEverest Broadband Networks, IncEverest Broadband Networks, Inc
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20010921Leap Wireless International, IncCentury Tel, IncMVI Corp., Inc, Century Personal Access Network, Inc
20010924Pogo Producing CompanyNORIC CorporationNORIC Corporation.
20010926Capital One Financial CorporationInnoVentry Corp.InnoVentry Corp.
20010928Tyco International Ltd.Simplex Time Recorder Business TrustSimplex Time Recorder Business Trust.
20010929Twin City Co-ops Federal Credit UnionPioneer Plus Federal Credit UnionPioneer Plus Federal Credit Union.
20010932Audax Private Equity Fund, L.PPatrick J. PurcellHerald Media, Inc
20010933Weston Presidio Captial IV, L.PPatrick J. PurcellHerald Media, Inc
20010937SCI Systems, IncTelefonaktiebolaget L M EricssonEricsson, Inc
20010940Telecom Partners III, L.PFormus Communications, IncFormus Communications, Inc
20010942Finisar CorporationShomiti Systems, IncShomiti Systems, Inc
20010945724 Solutions, IncTANTAU Software, IncTANTAU Software, Inc
20010980The Huron Fund LPJordan Industries, IncRiverside Book and Bible House Incorporated. World Bible Publishers, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12//21/2000
20010763El Paso Energy CorporationPG&E CorporationPG&E Gas Transmission Teco, Inc PG&E Gas Transmission, Texas Corporation.
20010433Thoratec Laboratories CorporationThermo Electron CorporationThermo Cardiosystems Inc
20010436Thermo Electron CorporationThoratec Laboratories CorporationThoratec Laboratories Corporation.
20010751Biovail CorporationAventisAventis Pharma, Inc. Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
20010908Franciscan Services CorporationFranciscan Sisters of the PoorThe Franciscan at St. Leonard.
20010947London Bridge Software Holdings plcPhoenix International Ltd., IncPhoenix International A.P. New Zealand. Phoenix International New York, Inc.
20010948Institutional Venture Partners VIII,,,Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/22/2000
20010676Vallence Technology, IncScience Applications International CorporationTelcordia Technologies, Inc.
20010677Science Applications InternationalValence Technology, IncValence Technology, Inc.
20010800The B.F. Goodrich CompanyAutoliv, IncOEA Aerospace, Inc.
20010873MediaNews Group, IncAT&T CorpKearns-Tribune, LLC.
20010878Paul MarcianoGuess?, IncGuess?, Inc.
20010879Armand MarcianoGuess?, IncGuess?, Inc., IncS1 CorporationVerticalOne Corporation.
20010884S1,, Inc.
20010887Ferro CorporationImperial Chemical Industries, PLCIndpoco Inc. (d/b/a/National Starch and Chemical Company).
20010889Robert G. Liggett, JrLouis EliasElias Brothers Restaurants, Inc.
20010890North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, IncDoctors' Hospital of Staten Island, IncDoctors' Hospital of Staten Island, Inc.
20010891William A. RobinsonDHL International LimitedDHL International Limited.
20010894Amerada Hess CorporationLASMO plcLASMO plc.
20010895The Regence GroupNorthwest Washington Medical BureauNorthwest Washington Medical Bureau.
20010899Verizon Communication IncALLTEL CorporationALLTEL Communications, Inc.
20010901Reilly Family Limited PartnershipThomas LeclairAmerican Outdoor Advertising LLC.
20010902Reilly Family Limited PartnershipJonathan LevineAmerican Outdoor Advertising LLC.
20010938The Procter & Gamble CompanyDr. Johns Products, LtdDr. Johns Products, Ltd.
20010946Exelon CorporationRichard E. WennigerThe Wenninger Company, Inc.
20010949Tyco International LtdRollin W. Mettler, JrMechatronics, L.L.C. Molded Interconnect Device, LLC.
20011950Tyco International, LtdJohn H. MettlerMechatronics, L.L.C. Molded Interconnect Device, LLC.
20010951State Automobile Mutual Insurance CompanyMeridian Mutual Insurance CompanyMeridian Mutual Insurance Company.
20010952Delta Galil Industries, LtdNorton SloanInner Secrets Inc.
20010956Advance Food CompanyCargill, Inc.Excel Corporation.
20010957Cargill, IncorporatedAdvance Food CompanyAdvance Retail Holdings, Inc.
20010964State Automobile Mutual Insurance CompanyMeridian Insurance Group, IncMeridian Insurance Group, Inc.
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20010965The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plcRolls-Royce plcCertified Alloy Products, Inc. Trucast Inc. Ross Catherall Group plc and Ross & Catherall Limited. Trucast Limited, Vickers Engineering plc.
20010969Verizon Communications IncJames E. Douglas, Jr. and Jean A. DouglasHLD Cellular Corporation.
20010973James A. RadleyRoyal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plcAlliance Assurance Company of America.
20010974Affiliated Computer Services, IncTyler Technologies, IncBusiness Resources Corporation Capital Commerce Reporter, Inc. Government Records Services, Inc. PRETS Holdings, Inc. RAM Quest Software, Inc. RTS Holdings, Inc. Title Records Corporation.
20010978Anadarko Petroleum CorporationWestern Gas Resources, IncPinnacle Gas Treating, Inc.
20010982The SKM Equity Fund III, L.PWhole Duty Investment, LtdViewpoint International, Inc.
20010985New York UniversityThe Grand Union Company (debtor-in-possession)The Grand Union Company (debtor-in-possession).
20010987DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.PCredit Suisse GroupFocus Technologies, Inc.
20010988Medisys PLCChronimed IncMEDgenesis Inc.
20010989Paul B. PragerThe Montana Power CompanyContinental Energy Services, Inc.
20010990William E. BindleyCardinal Health, IncCardinal Health, Inc.
20010992Safeway IncGenuardi's Willco, IncGenuardi's Willco, Inc., IncApplicast, IncApplicast, Inc.
20010996Leica Geosystems Holdings AGDennis F. NardoniLaser Alignment, Inc.
20010997Reinhard MohnMortimer B. ZuckermanF.C. Holdings, L.L.C. Fast Company Media, LLC.
20010998Gerald W. SchwartzI and K Distributors, IncI and K Distributors, Inc.
20010999International Rectifier CorporationUnisem, IncUnisem, Inc.
20011000Agilent Technologies, IncObjective Systems Integrators, IncObjective systems Integrators, Inc.
20011001SEACOR SMIT IncPhilip G. & Judy C. PlaisancePlaisance Marine Inc., LaSalle Offshore Inc. Seahorse Marine Inc.
20011002L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.Thermo Electron CorporationColeman Research Corporation.
20011005GATX CorporationRolls-Royce Plc.Pembroke Group Limited.
20011008Sesame WorkshopEM. TV & Merchandising AGThe Jim Henson Company, Inc.
20011011GTFC Equity Investors, L.L.C.MicroAge, Inc.MicroAge Technology Services, L.L.C.
20011013Reed International P.L.C.George SchusselDCI Management, Inc. DCI Massachusetts Business Trust. IT Media Group, Inc. O&P Incorporated. Software Lists, Inc.
20011014Elsevier NVGeorge SchusselDCI Management, Inc. DCI Massachusetts Business Trust. IT Media Group, Inc. O&P Incorporated. Software Lists, Inc.
20011017Nextel Communications, Inc.Chadmoore Wireless Group, Inc.Chadmoore Wireless Group, Inc.
20011018Constellation Brands, Inc.Daniel R. BatyCorus Brands, Inc.
20011032Odyssey Investment Partners Fund, L.P.Jeffrey D. ChurchTrevecca Holdings, Inc.
20011036Nordea PlcChristiania Bank og Kreditkasse ASAChristiania Bank og Kreditkasse ASA.
20011037SEACOR SMIT Inc.Rincon Marine, Inc.Rincon Marine, Inc.
20011038NextMedia Investors LLCNextMedia Group II, Inc.NextMedia Group II, Inc.
20011039Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.Plum Creek Manufacturing Holding Company, IncPlum Creek Manufacturing Holding Company, Inc.
20011043National Software CorporationCatapulse, Inc.Catapulse, Inc.
20011045Centrica plcSempra EnergyEnergy America LLC.
20011046Kingspan Group plcDaniel and Patricia Baker, husband and wifeTate Global Corporation.
20011048Francisco Partners, L.P.marchFirst, IncmarchFirst, Inc.
20011050Krug International Corp.Charterhouse Equity Partners, II, L.P.Southern Health Corp./Clanton Hospital, Inc./Dexter Hospital.
20011052Microsoft CorporationUSinternetworking, IncUSinternetworking, Inc.
20011057Bodycote International plcLindberg CorporationLindberg Corporation.
20011059Medline Industries, Inc.Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
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20011060The Drees CompanyAllen G. Zaring, IIIZaring Homes, Inc., Zaring Homes of Indiana LLC. Zaring National Corporation.
20011064Mott MacDonald Group LimitedThermo Electron CorporationThe Killam Group Inc.
20011065IAWS Group plcMarvin M. SchwanOrion Food Systems International, Inc.
20011072Stone Energy CorporationBasin Exploration, Inc.Basin Exploration, Inc.
20011074Toyota Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.Toyota Motor CorporationToyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles, Inc.
20011077The Auto Club Group f/k/a/ AAA Michigan/Wisconsin, IncCornhusker Motor ClubCornhusker Motor Club.
20011082Caterpillar Inc.J. Garner ScottFederal Financial Services, Inc. IronMart, Inc. Pioneer Machinery, Inc.
20011095Boston Ventures Limited Partnership VJeremiah J. HarrisProduction Resource Group, L.L.C., Signal Perfection, Ltd.
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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. 01-1169 Filed 1-12-01; 8:45 am]