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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 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.

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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/27/2006
20070272MDU Resources Groupo, Inc.Cascade Natural Gas Corp.Cascade Natural Gas Corp.
20070278Prism Business Media Holdings, LLCPenton Media, Inc.Penton Media, Inc.
20070289RiskMetrics Group, Inc.Institutional Shareholder ServicesInstitutional Shareholder Services
20070291Affordable Residential Communities, Inc.The C. Clifton Robinson Intervivos Assets TrustNLASCO, Inc.
20070300Wellsford Real Properties, Inc.Reis, Inc.Reis, Inc.
20070304Alfred E. MannMannKind CorporationMannKind Corporation
20070315AruzeWynn Resorts, LimitedWynn Resorts, Limited
20070317H.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.P.The Bernard Sherman 2000 TrustThe Harvard Drug Group, L.L.C.
20070322ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.Seitel, Inc.Seitel, Inc.
20070324David GeffenDWA Escrow LLLPDream Works Animation SKG, Inc.
20070325Jeffrey KatzenbergDWA Escrow LLLPDream Works Animation SKG, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/28/2006
20070237Blue Harbour Strategic Value Partners Offshore, Ltd.Community Health Systems, Inc.Community Health Systems, Inc.
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20070249Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P.James E. MauerJEM Sales, Inc. Zartic, Inc. Zar Tran, Inc.
20070284Wellspring Capital Partners IV, L.P.Superior Plus Income FundJW Aluminum Holding Company
20070293Herbst Gaming, Inc.Kirk KerkorianPRMA Land Development Company The Primodonna Company, LLC
20070320Joseph M. GregoryLehman Brothers Holdings Inc.Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/29/2006
20070299Prides Capital Fund I, L.P.Waste Services, Inc.Waste Services, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/30/2006
20070250Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc.OGRS, L.L.C.Oil & Gas Rental Services, Inc.
20070274Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.Chicago Equity Partners, LLCChicago Equity Partners, LLC
20070281SkillSoft PLC2003 TIL SettlementThomson Global Resources Thomson Learning Inc.
200702822003 TIL SettlementSkillSoft PLCSkillSoft PLC and certain assets of Teksid Aluminum Components, Inc. Teksid Aluminum Foundry, Inc. Teksid do Brasil Aluminio Ltd. Teksid Investment Aluminum B.V.
20070309Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V.Questor Partners Bermuda, L.P.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/01/2006
20070295TC PipelinesSierra Pacific Resources Inc.Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company
20070298Nomura Holding, Inc.Silver Lake Partners II, L.P.Instinet Incorporated
20070314Westbury TrustWaste Services, Inc.Waste Services, Inc.
20070316Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.Peoples Energy CorporationCOB Energy Facility, LLC Elwood Energy, LLC Elwood Expansion, LLC
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/04/2006
20070287Micron Technology, Inc.Bali Investments S.a.r.l.Avago Technologies Limited
20070303Hunter's Glen/Ford, Ltd.Affordable Residential Communities Inc.Affordable Residential Communities Inc.
20070310Bank of America CorporationClout Financial Services, Inc.Clout Financial Services, Inc.
20070311SPC Partners III, L.P.Raj BhathalRAJ Manufacturing, Inc.
20070327McKesson CorporationPer-Se Technologies, Inc.Per-Se Technologies, Inc.
20070335Zubair M. KaziYUM! Brands, Inc.KFC U.S. Properties, Inc.
20070337Liz Claiborne, Inc.Newton Holding, LLCKate Spade LLC
20070339PepsiCo, Inc.North Castle Partners II, L.P.Naked Juice Co. Holdings, Inc.
20070342Sandler Capital Partners V, L.P.Dean HazenStarstream Communications Inc.
20070346Catholic Healthcare WestMission Holding CorporationCDS of Nevada, Inc. and Primary Care Plus Mission Holding Corporation Primary Care Plus Foundation Saint Mary's Foundation Saint Mary's Health First Saint Mary's Outpatient Surgery Center at Galena Saint Mary's Preferred Health Insurance Company, Inc. Saint Mary's Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
20070350CHS Private Equity V LPMainline Holding Company, LLCMainline Holding Company, LLC
20070354GWLS Holdings, Inc.Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.P.Greatway Logistics Services, Inc.
20070359W. Jack DavisCitigroup Inc.ERICO Global Company
20070362Abbott LaboratoriesKos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20070363Alexander AbramovOregon Steel Mills, Inc.Oregon Steel Mills, Inc.
20070364Roman AbramovichOregon Steel Mills, Inc.Oregon Steel Mills, Inc.
20070370Audax Private Equity Fund, L.P.Thomas GornyDot5Hosing, Inc. iPower, Inc. StartLogic, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/05/2006
20070259MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (Cayman) II LPOwens CorningOwens Corning
20070260MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II L.P.Owens CorningOwens Corning
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/06/2006
20070328The Bear Stearns Copanies, Inc.Dean VanechDelta Power Company, LLC DPC Atlantis, LLC
20070376Sterling Investment Partners II, L.P.American Capital Strategies, Ltd.WWC Acquisitions, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/07/2006
20070319Bayer AGWarner Chilcott LimitedWarner Chilcott (US), Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/08/2006
20070276Thompson Street Capital Partners II, L.P.Randy MauermannConnecticut Electric & Switch Manufacturing Co. Parallax Power Supply, LLC Tacoma Electric Supply, LLC
20070301Tata Steel LimitedCorus Group plcCorus Group plc
20070312CSL LimitedMedimmune, Inc.Medimmune, Inc.
20070313E.P. Hamilton Trusts, LLCBlackwell Publishing LimitedBlackwell Publishing Limited
20070326Alexander KnasterRichard W. Muzzy, Jr.The Holland Group, Inc.
20070330Harbour Group Investments V, L.P.FdG Capital Partners LLCImplus Footcare, LLC
20070349News CorporationNetherlands Mobile Holdings, B.V.Netherlands Mobile Holdings, B.V.
20070352Fortis SAStuart N. LeafCadogan Management LLC
20070353Fortis N.V.Stuart N. LeafCadogan Management LLC
20070366Diamond Castle Partners IV, L.P.Providence Equity Partners IV L.P.BlueStone TV Holdings Inc.
20070375Green Equity Invwestors IV, L.P.Federated Department Stores, Inc.David's Bridal, Inc. Priscilla of Boston, Inc.
20070382Dynea OyDynea Canada Ltd. Dynea Chemicals Oy Dynea Mexico S.A. de C.V. Marmorandum LLC
20070385Morgenthaler lPartners VII, L.P.Frank GibbsRyan Herco Products Corporation
20070387Morgan StanleyWelsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.P.the Company
20070388InterMedia Partners VII, L.P.Primedia, Inc.Primedia Enthusiast Publications, Inc. Primedia Special Interest Publications, Inc. Primedia Specialty Group, Inc.
20070389J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.P.CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.
20070402AT&T Inc.Comergent TechnologiesComergent Technologies, Inc.
20070405Parallel Investment Partners, PLRicarhd A. GodleyRegional Management Corp.
20070413American Express CompanyOak Investment Partners XI, Limited PartnershipHarbor Payments, Inc.
20070416SIC Investment Co., Ltd.Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.
20070423Cypress Semioconductor CorporationThomas DinwoodiePowerLight Corporation
20070424Thomas DinwoodieCypress Semioconductor CorporationSunPower Corporation
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/11/2006
20070351AEGON, N.V.Clark, Inc.Clark, Inc.
20070356Nidec CorporationValeo S.A.Valeo Equipment 1 Mexico, S.de R.L. de C.V. Valeo Equipment 1 U.S., Inc.
20070418Motorola, Inc.Good TechnologyGood Technology, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/12/2006
20061437Johnson & JohnsonPfizer, Inc.CHC Direct LLC Parke, Davis & Company LIC Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation and Others Pfizer Overseas, Inc. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC Tabor Corporation Warner Lambert Co LLC
20070332Rhone Capital L.L.C.Compar Invest S.A.LWB Refractories Holding GmbH
200703403M CompanyDon SegalSoftMed Systems, Inc.
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20070357BlackRock Kelso Capital Holding LLCJoseph A. MegyJamegy, Inc.
20070361Caxton-Iseman (VNG), L.P.Gary E. WestValley National Gases Incorporated
20070368Great Hill Equity Partners III, L.P.FreightQuote.com Inc.FreightQuote.com Inc.
20070372Q-Comm CorporationJournal Communications, Inc.Norlight Telecommunications, Inc.
20070401Quad-C Partners VII, L.P.Dublin Clark Fund II, L.P.Special Event Services, Inc.
20070408Royal Bank of CanadaRonald H. ShearCAMS GP, LLC Carlin Asset Management, LLC GTP, LLC
20070409Paul G. DesmaraisU.S. BancorpU.S. Bank National Association
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/13/2006
20070393Alan B. MillerTexoma HealthCare SystemTexomaCare Texoma Interstate Ventures, Inc. Texoma Medical Center, Inc. Texoma Medical Center Restorative Care Hospital Texoma Specialty Care
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/14/2006
20070396Pfizer Inc.Embrex, Inc.Embrex, Inc.
20070404West Central CooperativeSoyMor CooperativeSoyMor Biodiesel LLC
20070406The Penderley Charitable TrustOrient Overseas (International) LimitedConsolidated (Terminal Holdings) Ltd. Global Terminal & Container Services Inc.
20070432Reed Elsevier PLCBuyerZone.com, Inc.BuyerZone.com, Inc.
20070433Reed Elsevier PLCBuyerZone.com, Inc.BuyerZone.com, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/15/2006
20070386Abbott LaboratoriesEnanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20070419Premium Holding CorporationIndependent Bank CorporationMepco Acceptance Corp Mepco Insurance Premium Financing, Inc.
20070428Beecken Petty O'Keefe QP Fund II, L.P.Fidelity Investors VI Limited PartnershipTIDI Holdings, LLC
20070430Alleghany CorporationHomesite Group IncorporatedHomesite Group Incorporated
20070436Axium International, Inc.Computer Horizons Corp.Chimes, Inc. Chimes Servicing Corp.
20070439Global Geophysical Services, Inc.Global Geophysical Services, Inc.
20070459Actuant CorporationHubregsem Bonnet Equity Partners, L.P.Maxima Holding Company, Inc.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 06-9865 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]

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