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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 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
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/23/2004
20040346Ryder System, IncRuan Financial CorporationRuan Leasing Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/24/2004
20040482Citadel Broadcasting CorporationAlbert J. KanebKIX Broadcasting, Inc, KOOL Broadcasting, Inc.
20040492Royal Bank of Scotland Group plcPeople's Mutual HoldingsPeople's Bank.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/25/2004
20040472Weston Presidio Capital IV, L.PHWH Capital Partners, L.PNBC Acquisition Corp.
20040497Perseus Market Opportunity Fund, L.PWorkflow Management, IncWorkflow Management, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/26/2004
20040114Poydras Street Investors L.L.CMiller Brands of Phoenix, LLCPearce Beverage Company, LLC.
20040431Anthem, IncWellPoint Health Networks IncWellPoint Health Networks Inc.
20040432Leonard D. SchaefferAnthem, IncAnthem, Inc.
20040455Poydras Street Investors L.L.CZeb Pearce CompaniesPearce Beverage Company, LLC.
20040489William A. GoldringMiller Brands of Phoenix, LLCPearce Beverage Company, LLC.
20040490William A. GoldringZeb Pearce CompaniesPearce Beverage Company, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/27/2004
20040372Masonite International CorporationThe Stanley WorksThe Stanley Works.
20040498ChoicePoint InciMapData.com, InciMapData.com, Inc.
20040510Boyd Gaming CorporationHarrah's Entertainment, IncRed River Entertainment of Shreveport Partnership.
20040515GTCR Fund VIII, L.PBonita Bay Holdings, IncPrestige Brands International, Inc.
20040518Kennametal IncConforma Clad IncConforma Clad Inc.
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20040521DaimlerChrysler AGMitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus CorporationMitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation.
20040522California Amplifier, IncVytek CorporationVytek Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/02/2004
20040463Capital Environmental Resource IncFlorida Recycling Services, Inc., an Illinois corporationFlorida Recycling Services, Inc., an Illinois corporation.
20040483Connetics CorporationFritz GerberHoffman-La Roche Inc.
20040516Nexfor IncMeadWestvaco CorporationNorthwood Panelboard Company.
20040520Yucaipa Corporate Initiatives Fund I, L.PPiccadilly Cafeterias, IncPiccadilly Cafeterias, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/04/2004
20040466Lap Shun (John) HuiGateway, IncGateway, Inc.
20040467Gateway, IncLap Shun (John) HuiEM Holdings, Inc.
20040502Dycom Industries, IncThe Berwind Company LLCPrince Telecom Holdings, Inc.
20040504Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.PCastle Harlan Partners III, L.PAmerican Achievement Corporation.
20040507Mitsui & Co., LtdRoger S. PenskeUnited Auto Group, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/05/2004
20040473JP Morgan Chase & CoBank One CorporationBank One Corporation.
20040524J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.PRCS MediaGroup S.p.AEdera Inc., J A Apparel Corp., Nashawena Mills Corp., Riverside Manufacturing Corp.
20040544MBNA CorporationSky Financial Group, IncSky Financial Solutions, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/08/2004
20040491American International Group, IncEl Paso CorporationBonneville Pacific Corporation, Cambria Clean Coal, LLC, Dartmouth Power Holding Company, LLC, Vandolah Holding Company, LLC.
20040513Swiss Reinsurance CompanyLoews CorporationCNA International Life Corp., Continental Assurance Company.
20040514I-trax, IncMeridian Occupational Healthcare Associates, IncMeridian Occupational Healthcare Associates, Inc.
20040530Dow Jones & Company, IncWicks Communications & Media Partners, L.PVentureOne Corporation, Wicks Business Information, LLC.
20040532General Catalyst Group III, L.PVerizon Communications IncBBNT Solutions LLC.
20040535Port Blakely Tree Farms (Limited Partnership)President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeRainier Mineral Company LLC, Rainier Timber Company, LLC.
20040538GENESCO Inc.Hat World CorporationHat World Corporation.
20040541CIENA CorporationCatena Networks, IncCatena Networks, Inc.
20040547Curative Health Services, IncThoma Cressey Fund VII, L.PCritical Care Systems, Inc.
20040549TekelecTaqua, IncTaqua, Inc.
20040555GTCR Fund VII, L.PFifth Third BancorpFifth Third Bank.
20040568KRG Capital Fund II, L.PFleetBoston Financial CorporationInterior Specialists, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/09/2004
20040480Fidelity National Financial, IncWillis Stein & Partners, II, L.PAurum Technology Inc.
20040481Willis Stein & Partners, II, L.PFidelity National Financial, IncFidelity National Financial, Inc.
20040546Neurocrine Biosciences, IncWyethWyeth Holdings Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/10/2004
20040551CIENA CorporationSprout Capital IX, L.PInternet Photonics, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/11/2004
20040495Rent-A-Center, IncRainbow Rentals, IncRainbow Rentals, Inc.
20040536Merck & Co., IncAton Pharma, IncAton Pharma, Inc.
20040552Calpine CorporationBrazosvalley SP LP LLCBrazos Valley Energy LP, Brazos Valley Special Purpose GP Ltd. Partnership, Brazos Valley Special Purpose LP Ltd. Partnership, Brazos Valley Technology LP.
20040554BlueScope Steel LimitedButler Manufacturing CompanyButler Manufacturing Company.
20040559Aurora Equity Partners II L.PAK Steel Holding CorporationDouglas Dynamics, L.L.C.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/12/2004
20040540Ariba, IncFreeMarkets, IncFreeMarkets, Inc.
20040567The Amex Membership CorporationNational Association of Securities Dealers, IncAmerican Stock Exchange, LLC.
20040570Freedom Communications, IncFreedom Communications, IncFreedom Newspapers, Lima News.
20040583Global Private Equity IV, LPLong Term Holdings, IncLong Term Holdings, Inc.
20040595Adelphia Business Solutions, Inc. dba TelCoveAdelphia Communications Corporation (debtor in possession)ACC Telecommunications, LLC, ACC Telecommunications of Virginia, LLC, Adelphia Cable Partners, L.P., Adelphia Cablevision, LLC, Adelphia Cablevision of New York, Inc., Adelphia Cablevision of West Palm Beach IV, LLC, Adelphia California Cablevision, LLC, Adelphia Central Pennsylvania, LLC, Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, Chelsea Communications, LLC, FrontierVision Access Partners, LLC, Lake Champlain Cable Television Corporation, Mountain Cable Company, LP, Multi-Channel TV Cable Company; Grand Island Cable, Inc., Scranton Cablevision, Inc., Southeast Florida Cable, Inc., Telesat Acquisition, LLC, UCA, LLC, Young's Cable TV Corporation.
20040596Group 1 Automotive, IncMr. Charles G. PetersonFLT, Inc., Folsom Lake Used Car Outlet, Inc., Rancho Imports, RMH, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/16/2004
20040500Gerald W. SchwartzGeneral Electric CompanyLAC Holding Corp.
20040501Juniper Networks, IncNetScreen Technologies, IncNetScreen Technologies, Inc.
20040537Hewlett-Packard CompanyNovadigm, IncNovadigm, Inc.
20040542Fisher Scientific International IncDr. Stephen A. ScaringeDharmacon, Inc.
20040594Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, L.PTrover Solutions, IncTrover Solutions, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/17/2004
20040586Boyd Gaming CorporationCoast Casinos, IncCoast Casinos, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/18/2004
20040572Cytyc CorporationNovaceptNovacept.
20040573DigitalNet Holdings, IncYong K. KimUser Technology Associates, Inc.
20040577CapitalSource, IncSecurity Leasing Partners, L.PSecurity Leasing Partners, L.P.
20040584Michael J. GaughanBoyd Gaming CorporationBoyd Gaming Corporation.
20040585Franklin TotiBoyd Gaming CorporationBoyd Gaming Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/19/2004
20040519Cable Design Technologies CorporationBelden, IncBelden Inc.
20040576Charles W. ErgenGemstar-TV Guide International, IncSpaceCom Systems, Inc., Superstar/Netlink Group LLC, Telluride Cablevision, Inc., United Video TV, Inc., UV Corp., UVTV-A, Inc., UVTV-X, Inc.
20040587PP Acquisition CorporationGolder, Thoma Cressey Fund III, L.PPolypore, Inc.
20040593Lightbridge, IncInfoSpace, IncAuthorize.Net Corporation.
20040598Temasek Holdings (Private) LimitedChipPAC, IncChipPAC, Inc.
20040599Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips Company.
20040600Robin J. HardieFreedom Communications, IncFreedom Communications, Inc.
20040601KKR Millennium Fund LPUniSource Energy CorporationUniSource Energy Corporation.
20040606Fidelity National Financial, IncFidelity National Financial, IncHansen Quality, LLC.
20040607Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.PThe Nu-Gro CorporationThe Nu-Gro Corporation.
20040617MemberWorks IncorporatedLavalife IncLavalife Inc.
20040619Ask Jeeves, IncInteractive Search Holdings, IncInteractive Search Holdings, Inc.
20040622Threshie Limited PartnershipFreedom Communications, IncFreedom Communications, Inc.
20040623Sun Microsystems, IncAndreas BechtolsheimKealia, Inc.
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20040624NdTV Holdings, LLCVivendi Universal, S.ANWI Cable, Inc., NWI Direct, Inc., NWI Network, Inc., NWI Television, Inc., NWI Vision, Inc., Universal Television Network.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/22/2004
20040566Yell Group PLCRoberta FeistFeist Publications, Inc.
20040581KKR Millennium Fund L.PSealy CorporationSealy Corporation.
20040588American Capital Strategies, LtdSentinel Capital Partners II, L.PCottman Transmission Systems, LLC.
20040603Atlantic Equity Partners III, L.PGenstar Capital, ULCPrestolite Electric Holding, Inc.
20040615Koch Industries, IncGeorgia-Pacific CorporationBrunswick Pulp & Paper Company, Scott Timber Company, Georgia-Pacific Asia (Hong Kong), Georgia-Pacific GmbH, Leaf River Forest Products, Inc., LRC Timber, Inc., Old Agusta Railroad Company.
20040618CGI Group IncAmerican Management Systems, IncorporatedAmerican Management Systems, Incorporated.
20040626C/R BPL Investment Partnership II, L.PGlenmoor, LtdGlenmoor, Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/23/2004
20040627International Business Machines CorpTrigo Technologies, IncTrigo Technologies, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/24/2004
20040582Gryphon Partners II, L.PJack C. PriegelAutotronic Controls Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/26/2004
20040448Dental Service of Massachusetts, IncMOA Investments, LLCDoral Dental USA, LLC.
20040561Mayne Group LimitedAAIPharma IncaaiPharma LLC and AAI Properties, Inc.
20040602Heroux-Devtek IncGuinn Dale CrousenProgressive Incorporated, Promilling, L.P.
20040625Duke Energy CorporationConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips Company.
20040644Intersil CorporationXicor, IncXicor, Inc.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative

  or

Renee Hallman, Legal Technician

Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-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. 04-8089 Filed 4-8-04; 8:45 am]

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