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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—06/06/2006
20061120Pardus European Special Opportunities master Fund L.PVisteon CorpVisteon Corp.
20061139Ray Investment S.a.r.lMorris B. CartinCapitol Light and Supply Company
20061150American Financial Group, IncCeres Group, IncCeres Group, Inc.
20061155Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer L.PFSB Holdings, IncFSB Hildings, Inc.
20061162Golden Oval Eggs, LLCLand O'Lakes, IncCulter at Abbeville, LLC, Hi Point Industries, LLC, L&W Egg Products, Inc., MoArk Egg Corporation, MoArk, LLC, Norco Ranch, Inc.
20061166ST Holdings, IncNautic Partners V, L.PContec, LLC
20061175Liberty Media CorporationHoward JonasIDT Media, LLC, c/o IDT Corporation
20061181MPM Equity LLCKKR European Fund, Limited PartnershipMPM Luxembourg 2 (c) S.a.r.l.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/07/2006
20060469General Dynamics CorporationAnteon International CorporationAnteon International Corporation
20061063AlcatelLucent Technologies IncLucent Technologies Inc.
20061086The Day & Zimmerman Group, IncDennis McLaughlinAtlantic Enterprises I, LLC, Atlantic Government Services, LLC, Atlantic Services, Inc., Chesapeake Civil Services, Inc.
20061136TPG Partners V, L.PSmurfit-Stone Container CorporationSmurfit-Stone Container Corporation
20061173Shidax CorporationFortunato N. ValentiResturant Hospitality, LLC
20061184Plains Exploration & Production CompanyStone Energy CorporationStone Energy Corporation
20061189J. Joe RickettsTD Ameritrade Holding CorporationTD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/08/2006
20061073America Telecom, S.A. de C.VVerizon Communications IncTelecommunicaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.
20061147Caterpillar IncJPMorgan Chase & CoProgress Rail Services, Inc.
20061167MxEnergy Holdings IncRoyal Dutch Shell plcShell Energy Services Company, L.L.C.
20061177OCM Opportunities Fund V, L.PRichard S. WileyPegasus Aviation Finance Company
20061182Federal Services Acquisition CorporationDelmar J. LewisAdvanced Technology Systems, Inc.
20061185Mr. Sidney KitsonBabcock Florida CompanyBabcock Florida Company
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/09/2006
20061174First Avenue Networks, IncFiberTower CorporationFiberTower Corporation
20061178OCM Principal Opportunities Fund III, L.PRichard S. WileyPegasus Aviation Finance Company
20061199Francois PinaultThe Sportsman's Guide, IncThe Sportsman's Guide, Inc.
20061207Harron Sharing Partners, L.PEastern Connecticut Cable Television, IncEastern Connecticut Cable Television, Inc.
20061211Bradford L. HonigfeldMain Street Restaurant Group, IncMain Street Restaurant Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/12/2006
20061102Aveta IncBER Health Partners Group, IncBER Health Partners Group, Inc.
20061127D. Stephen Sorensen and Shannon P. SorensenRemedyTemp, IncRemedyTemp, Inc.
20061135Wienerberger AGF. George Robinson, JrRobinson Brick Company
20061168Interline Brands, IncGolder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner Fund V, L.PAmSan, LLC
20061205FR X Onshore, L.PNoble Energy, IncNoble Energy, Inc.
20061208The Guardian Life Insurance Company of AmericaRS Investment Management Co. LLCRS Investment Management Co. LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/13/2006
20061151Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.—PetrobrasAlbert FrerePasadena Refining System, Inc.
20061176Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLCThe McClatchy CompanyCircom Corporation, Consumer and Community Publishing, Inc., Job Fair Ventures, Inc., KR Video, Inc., Marketplace Advertising, Inc., Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., Philadelphia Online, Inc., Phillytech, Inc., ProMedia Publishing Company
20061219Charys Holding Company, IncTroy CrochetCrochet & Borel Services, Inc., d/b/a/ C & B Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/14/2006
20061126Teck Cominco LimitedInco LimitedInco Limited
20061194Deseret Management CorporationJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Radio License, LLC, Emmis Radio, LLC
20061214NextWave Wireless LLCWCS Wireless, IncWCS Wireless, Inc.
20061220GGC Investments II (BVI), L.PSSA Global Technologies, IncSSA Global Technologies, Inc.
20061224Wilton Re Holdings LimitedThe Charles A. Sammons 1987 Charitable Remainder Trust #2North American Company for Life and Health Insurance of NY
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/15/2006
20060792Dr. August Oetker KGMr. Sergey GeneralovFESCO Agencies N.A., Inc., FESCO Lines Australia Pty Limited, FESCO Lines Hong Kong Limited, FESCO Lines New Zealand Limited, FESCO Ocean Management Limited, Pacific Conlease Company Limited, Premiere Cliff Shipping Company
20061164U.S. Concrete, IncAtlas Concrete, IncAlberta Investments, Inc., Alliance Haulers, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/16/2006
20061158Omron CorporationAnthony R. LazzaraScientific Technologies Incorporated, Scientific Technology Incorporated
20061170Schmolz + Bickenbach KGArcelor SAUgitech SA
20061190AmSafe Partners, IncGoodrich CorporationAMI Industries, Inc., Walbar Inc.
20061191Kelso Investment Associates VII, L.PElectrical Wholesalers, IncElectrical Wholesalers, Inc.
20061193ITOCHU CorporationKomatsu Ltd.FMC Rents, Inc., Furnival Machinery Company
20061200Apollo Investment Fund VI, L.PCarlyle Partners III, L.PRBS Global Inc.
20061202Johannes KarcherHeritage Fund II, L.PCastle Rock Industries, Inc.
20061203Suzanne Zimmermann von SiefartHeritage Fund II, L.PCastle Rock Industries, Inc.
20061227Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.PProspect Partners, L.PRemuda Ranch Holding Company
20061230Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LPEventide Risk Management LLCEventide Risk Management LLC
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20061231Walgreen CoAlan B. LevinHappy Harry's Discount Drug Stores, Inc.
20061233Century Park Capital Partners II, L.PJohn Ellison, JrSpecialty Manufacturing Company
20061234WLR Recovery Fund III, L.PMontpelier Re Holdings LtdMontpelier Re Holdings Ltd.
20061236SkyTerra Communications, IncMobile Satellite Ventures, L.PMobile Satellite Ventures, L.P.
20061240Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PMobile Services Group, IncMobile Services Group, Inc.
20061242Carl C. IcahnVector Group LtdVector Group Ltd.
20061244Leeds Equity Partners IV, L.PEducation Management CorporationEducation Management Corporation
20061257SPI Petroleum LLCPecos, IncPecos, Inc.
20061258Genstar Capital Partners IV, LPFort Dearborn CompanyFort Dearborn Company
20061259Tom T. GoresAlmendral S.AAmericatel Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/19/2006
20061238McCormick & Company, IncorporatedSeth JacobsonEpicurean International, Inc., Simply Asia, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/21/2006
20061159Kelso Investments Associates VII, L.PBradley J. HausfeldAuto Disposal Systems Inc.
20061160Kelso Investments Associates VII, L.PThomas L. HausfeldAuto Disposal Systems Inc.
20061179ASSA ABLOY ABFargo Electronics, IncFargo Electronics, Inc.
20061201Romesh WadhwaniHummingbird LtdHummingbird Ltd.
20061213Dr. med.Lutz HelmigHeitkamp-Deilmann-Haniel GmbHFrontier-Kemper Constructors Inc.
20061216Enterprise Products Partners L.PRodney LewisCerrito Gas Marketing Ltd., Cerrito Gathering Company, Ltd., Encinal Gathering, Ltd.
20061218Clear Channel Communications, IncDeborah and Mark LiebermanIn-ter-space Services, Inc.
20061243Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.PBravo Development, IncBravo Development, Inc.
20061245Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.PBravo Development, IncBravo Development, Inc.
20061250The Nutting Company, IncSeven Springs Farm, IncSeven Springs Farm, Inc.
20061253Transfield Services LimitedSterling Investment Partners, L.PUSM Holdings Corp.
20061255KKR Millennium Fund (Overseas), Limited PartnershipFlextronics International LtdAvnisoft Corporation, c/o Flextronics International Ltd. Emuzed, Inc., Flextronics Software Systems Limited, frog design, Inc., One Marina Boulevard, Saras Software Systems Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/22/2006
20061210Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdHaynes International, IncHaynes International, Inc.
20061235Flakeboard Company LimitedWeyerhaeuser CompanyWeyerhaeuser Company
20061248William J. Yung IIICasino Queen, IncCasino Queen, Inc.
20061251Herbst Gaming, IncThe Sands RegentThe Sands Regent
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/23/2006
20061225Psychiatric Solutions, IncRonald I. Dozoretz, MDAlternative Behavioral Services, Inc.
20061246New York Life Insurance CompanyRobert H. LyonInstitutional Capital Corporation
20061260Nutting 1997 TrustThe McClatchy CompanyFort Wayne Newspapers, Inc., New Publishing & Journal Gazette Co., News Publishing Company
20061261Sun Capital Partners IV, LPMarsh Supermarkets, IncMarsh Supermarkets, Inc.
20061263Gannett Co., IncTribune CompanyWATL, LLC
20061266Nancy Jane Black MarcilThe McClatchy CompanyDuluth/Superior Newspapers, LLC
20061267Nancy Jane Black MarcilThe McClatchy CompanyGrand Forks Herald, Incorporated
20061268Richard L. ScottThyssenKrupp AGThyssenKrupp Budd Company
20061271SLM CorporationUpromise, IncUpromise, Inc.
20061273NBD Holding CorpBondDesk Group LLCBondDesk Group LLC
20061275Fuji Photo Film Co., LtdMarkem CorporationDimatix, Inc.
20061278Francisco Partners, L.PMr. Erez GorenBlueCube Software, Inc.
20061279Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PTurbo Logistics, IncTurbo Logistics, Inc.
20061292Bank of America CorporationH.I.G. Recycling, IncTFI Holdings, Inc.
20061293Battery Ventures VI L.POnyx Software CorporationOnyx Software Corporation
20061310JLL Partners Fund V, L.PAce Cash Express, Inc.Ace Cash Express, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/26/2006
20061196University of Maryland Medical System CorporationShore Health System, IncShore Health System, Inc.
20061206RIC Coinvestment Fund LPBrookdale Senior Living IncBrookdale Senior Living Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/27/2006
20060863The McClatchy CompanyKnight-Ridder, IncKnight-Ridder, Inc.
20061217Cedar Fair, L.PMr. Sumner M. RedstoneParamount Parks Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/28/2006
20061277Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.VAvent Holdings LimitedAvent Holdings Limited
20061294Macquarie Capital Alliance Trust ARSN 112 638 212Wind Point Partners V, L.PASI Holding Corp.
20061298Alion Science and Technology CorporationGeneral Dynamics CorporationAnteon Corporation
20061300Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund, II L.PWhite Energy Partners, LLCWhite Energy Partners, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/29/2006
20061212Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida IncHealth Care Service CorporationTHIN, Inc.
20061239ADVA AG Optical NetworkingMovaz Networks, IncMovaz Networks, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/26/2006
20061308Taiyo Nippon Sanso CorporationJohn BreslowLinweld, Inc., Linweld Manufacturing, Inc.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative, 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,


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[FR Doc. 06-6135 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]