Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

[Federal Register: October 15, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 199)]

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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.

Transaction Granted Early Termination

ET date

Trans num

ET req status

Party name

14-SEP-98........................

19983942 G

STAR Telecommunications, Inc. G

Samer Tawfik. G

PT-1 Communications, Inc. 19984390 G

CMS Holding Company II. G

Linsalata Capital Partners Fund II, L.P. G

Hartzel Manufacturing, Inc. 19984405 G

O. Bruton Smith. G

Dennis D. Higginbotham, as Trustee. G

Halifax Ford-Mercury, Inc. G

Higginbotham Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. G

Higginbotham Automobiles, Inc. G

HMC Finance. G

Higginbotham Jeep-Eagle, Inc. G

Sunrise Auto World. 19984441 G

Sterling Software, Inc. G

Cayenne Software, Inc. G

Cayenne Software, Inc. 19984451 G

UNOVA, Inc. G

Cincinnati Milacron Inc. G

Cincinnati Milacron Inc. G

Cincinnati Milacron U.K. 19984463 G

Emerson Electric Co. G

PCX Corporation. G

PCX Corporation. 19984471 G

Golden Sky Holdings, Inc. G

Sharon J. Lundgren. G

Volconao Vision, Inc. 19984473 G

Whitney Equity Partners, L.P. G

SpectraSite Holdings, Inc. G

SpectraSite Holdings, Inc. 19984474 G

Kenneth A. Hoffman. G

Victor E. Salvino. G

7-S Corporation. 1998491 G

Century Business Services, Inc. G

Beall, Garner, Screen & Geare, Inc. G

Beall, Garner, Screen & Geare, Inc. 19984522 G

CACI International Inc. G

Ques Tech, Inc. 19984522 G

Ques Tech, Inc. 19984529 G

Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust. G

Goodman-Segar-Hogan-Hoffler, L.P. G

Goodman-Segar-Hogan-Hoffler, L.P. 15-SEP-98........................

19984389 G

Bel Fuse, Inc. G

Lucent Technologies, Inc. G

Lucent Technologies, Inc. 19984400 G

Brian L. Roberts. G

Glenn R. Jones. G

Jones Intercable, Inc. G

Jones Education Company. G

Jones Entertainment Group, Ltd. 19984448 G

Jefferson Health System, Inc. G

Frankford Health Care System, Inc. G

Frankford Health Care System, Inc. 19984457 G

Quorum Health Group, Inc. G

Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. G

Medical Center of Baton Rouge, Inc. G

Hospital Development Property, Inc. 19984477 G

GenCorp, Inc. G

Norman E. Alexander.

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G

Sequa Chemicals, Inc. 19984485 G

Thermo Electron Corporation. G

Howard A. Laffler. G

LNR Communications, Inc. 19984486 G

Thermo Electron Corporation. G

John D. Miller. G

LNR Communications, Inc. 19984487 G

Thermo Electron Corporation. G

Scott T. Jones. G

LNR Communications, Inc. 19984489 G

George S. Hofmeister. G

Raul Casares and Nancy B. Casares. G

RC Aluminum Industries, Inc. 19984495 G

Frederik Johannes Diederik Goldschmeding. G

AccuStaff Incorporated. G

Office Specialists, Inc. G

Staffing Resources, Inc. G

Matthews Professional Employment Specialists, Inc. G

CGS Services, Inc. G

CHI Financial Services, Inc. G

Mind Sharp Learning Centers, Inc. G

The Richard Michael Group, Inc. 19984495 G

Staffing Resources (SC), Inc. G

Staff-Additions, Inc. G

Career Horizons Government Services, Inc. G

CH Payroll Services, Inc. G

Temp Force, Inc. G

Temps & Co. Services, Inc. G

Dail A Temporary Services, Inc. G

Century Temporary Services, Inc. G

PL Services, Inc. G

People Systems, Inc. G

CHI Services, Inc. G

HR Management Services, Inc. G

Training Delivery Services, Inc. G

Firstaff, Inc. G

Temps America, Inc. 19984496 G

McKesson Corporation. G

Automated Prescription Systems, Inc. G

Automated Prescription Systems, Inc. 19984497 G

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. G

Binks Sames Corporation. G

Binks Sames Corporation. 19984498 G

LaSalle Partners Incorporated. G

Lend Lease Corporation Limited. G

Compass Management and Leasing, Inc. G

ERE Yarmouth Retail, Inc. 19984500 G

AB Volvo. G

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. G

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. 19984503 G

Trinity Industries, Inc. G

McConway & Torley Employee Stock Ownership Pla. G

MCT Holdings, Inc. 19984504 G

Charles T. Condy. G

Entergy Corporation. G

Efficient Solutions, Inc. 19984509 G

Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, Societe Generale de Belgique. G

Hanson PLC. G

BMS Holdings, Inc. 19984510 G

Transition Systems, Inc. G

Warburg Pincus Investors LP. 19984510 G

HealthVISION, Inc. 19984512 G

Norcross Safety Products L.L.C. G

Siebe plc. G

Siebe North Holdings Corp. 19984517 G

Nortek, Inc. G

NAPCO, Inc. G

NAPCO, Inc. 19984518 G

The 1998 Confederation Trust. G

Wickland Investment, L.P. G

Wickland Oil Martinez, L.P. 19984523 G

Associates First Capital Corporation.

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G

Textron Inc. G

Avco Financial Services, Inc., and 87 Subsidaries. 19984528 G

Nortek, Inc. G

NVP, Inc. G

NVP, Inc. 19984530 G

Harbour Group Investments III, L.P. G

Eli Jacobs. G

Arkansas General Industries, Inc. 19984534 G

ASCo Group plc. G

Frank L. Levy. G

L&L Oil Company, Inc. 19984537 G

First Union Corporation. G

Pneumafil Corporation. G

Pneumafil Corporation. 19984543 G

Crane Co. G

The Dow Chemical Company. G

The Dow Chemical Company. 19984548 G

NKT Holding A/S. G

Aktiebolaget Electrolux. G

White Consolidated Industries, Inc. 19984551 G

McKesson Corporation. G

Richard A. Hess. G

Ephrata Diamond Spring Water Company. 19984565 G

Linsalata Capital Partners Fund III, L.P. G

Evan R. Corns. G

America's Body Company, Inc. 19984575 G

Service Stations Partners, L.P. G

Food-N-Fuel, Inc. G

Food-N-Fuel, Inc. 19984576 G

Gerald W. Schwartz. G

Masayoshi Son. G

Upgrade Corporation of america d/b/a SOFTBANK Services Group. 19984586 G

George S. Hofmeister. G

Fisher Holdings, Inc. G

Fisher Holdings, Inc. 16-SEP-98........................

19984258 G

AGCO Corporation. G

Cargill, Incorporated. G

Cargill, Incorporated. 17-SEP-98........................

19984501 G

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. G

Howard Johnson & Co., Inc. G

Howard Johnson & Co., Inc. 19984502 G

The Valspar Corporation. G

Dexter Corporation. G

Dexter Corporation. 19984544 G

Transamerica Corporation. G

HomeGold Financial, Inc. G

HomeGold Financial, Inc. 19984567 G

Glenn R. Jones. G

Cable TV Fund 12-D, Ltd. G

Cable TV Fund 12-BCD Venture. 19984573 G

MJD Communications, Inc. G

George C. Twombly. G

Utilities, Inc. 21-SEP-98........................

19984467 G

Emerson Electric Co. G

BCE Inc. G

Northern Telecom Limited. G

Northern Telecom Industries Sdn. Bhd. 19984479 G

Scott A. Beck. G

Hollywood Entertainment Corporation. G

Hollywood Entertainment Corporation. 19984483 G

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. G

Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. G

Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. 19984524 G

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. G

Health Hill Hospital for Children. G

Health Hill Hospital for Children. 19984539 G

Carl C. Icahn. G

Stratosphere Corporation. G

Stratosphere Corporation. 19984563 G

Temple-Inland Inc. G

MacMillan Bloedel Limited.

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G

MacMillan Bloedel Clarion Limited Partnership. 19984570 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

ML Media Partners, L.P. G

WINCOM Broadcasting Corporation. 19984591 G

The News Corporation Limited. G

Mr. Keith Rupert Murdoch. G

Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. 19984592 G

The News Corporation Limited. G

Mr. Haim Saban. G

Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. 19984593 G

Genstar Capital Partners II, L.P. G

Donald M. Soenen. G

Sensors, Inc. 19984595 G

Champion Enterprises, Inc. G

Arthur Richter and Sharon Richter. G

Art Richter Insurance, Inc. G

Trading Post Mobile Home, Inc. 19984598 G

DPC Enterprises, L.P. G

Koninklijke Pakhoed N.V., a Netherlands company. G

Van Waters & Rogers Inc. 19984600 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

Xenophon Zapis. G

Zapis Communications Corporation. 19984603 G

VNU N.V. G

SCI-BV Holdings, Inc. G

SCI-BV Holdings, Inc. 19984608 G

Osborne Jay Call. G

Participating Income Properties II, L.P. G

Participating Income Properties II, L.P. 19984609 G

Osborne Jay Call. G

Participating Income Properties 1986, L.P. G

FFCA/PIP 1986 Property Company. 19984612 G

George S. Hofmeister. G

Glassalum International Corporation. G

Glassalum International Corporation. 19984615 G

Western Resources, Inc. G

Centex Corporation. G

Advanced Protection Systems, Inc. 22-SEP-98........................

19983647 G

Tenneco Inc. G

Champion International Corporation. G

Champion International Corporation. 19984439 G

Sinai Health System, Inc. G

Northwest Health System, Inc. G

Northwest Health System, Inc. 19984472 G

TSR Paging Inc. G

AT&T Corp. G

AT&T Two-Way Messaging Communications, Inc. 19984478 G

Media/Communications Partners III Limited Partners. G

Brad A. Evans. G

BRE Communications, L.L.C. 19984505 G

Mr. Carlos Peralta. G

The Mead Corporation. G

Meak Ink Products. 19984536 G

Diageo PLC. G

H.J. Heinz Company. G

Heinz Baker Products, Inc. 19984585 G

First Reserve Fund VII, L.P. G

National-Oilwell, Inc. G

National-Oilwell, Inc. 19984587 G

First Reserve Fund VIII, Limited Partnership. G

National-Oilwell, Inc. G

National-Oilwell, Inc. 19984606 G

Bergen Brunswig Corporation. G

George W. Ransdell. G

Ransdell Surgical, Inc. 19984616 G

Bradford T. Whitmore. G

Stratosphere Corporation. G

Stratosphere Corporation. 19984618 G

Stephen A. Grove. G

Joseph J. Lal. G

Pacific Apple Foods Corporation. G

Pacific Apple Oregon, Inc.

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G

Pacific Apple California, Inc. 19984620 G

The Chase Manhattan Corporation. G

U.S.I. Holdings Corporation. G

U.S.I. Holdings Corporation. 19984622 G

Geotek Communications, Inc. G

Paging Network, Inc. G

Paging Network of America, Inc. 19984623 G

Credito Italiano SpA. G

Unicredito SpA. G

Banca CRT SpA. 19984625 G

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. G

Generation Health Holdings, Inc. G

Generation Health Holdings, Inc. 19984626 G

CRH plc. G

Slusser Brothers Trucking & Excavating Co., Inc. G

Slusser Brothers Trucking & Excavating Co., Inc. 19984627 G

Jacor Communications, Inc. G

Amador S. and Rosalie L. Bustos. G

KZSF Broadcasting, Inc. 19984632 G

Paging Network, Inc. G

Geotek Communications, Inc. G

Geotek Communications, Inc. 19984635 G

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. G

Automated Graphics Systems, Inc. G

Automated Graphics Systems, Inc. 19984636 G

Dole Food Company, Inc. G

Juan Pablo Rodriguez. G

Colombian Carnations, Inc. 19984637 G

Mr. John Fanning. G

COMFORCE Corporation. G

COMFORCE Corporation. 19984640 G

DVI, Inc. G

Irwin Financial Corporation. G

Affiliated Capital Corp. 19984646 G

Anthony A. Marnell II. G

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. G

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. 19984647 G

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.P. G

CCW Acquisition Corp. G

CCW Acquistion Corp. 19984648 G

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VII, L.P. 19984648 G

CCW Acquisition Corp. G

CCW Acquisition Corp. 19984649 G

WCAS Capital Partners III, L.P. G

CCW Acquisition Corp. G

CCW Acquisition Corp. 19984651 G

I.C.H. Corporation G

LR Holdings, Inc. G

Lyon's Restaurants, Inc. 19984656 G

Service Partners, LLC G

Mr. Ruskin A. Vest, Jr. G

Fiberfoil Insulation Company, Inc. G

Vest Insulation, Inc. G

Industrial Products Transport, Inc. G

Industrial Products Co. Inc. 19984658 G

Solectron Corporation G

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation G

Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics America, Inc. 19984661 G

Snyder Communications, Inc. G

Peter A. Trost G

Response Marketing Group, Inc. 19984662 G

Peter A. Trost G

Snyder Communications, Inc. G

Snyder Communications, Inc. 19984663 G

Snyder Communications, Inc. G

B. Stuart Holt, III G

Response Marketing Group, Inc. 19984664 G

B. Stuart Holt, III G

Snyder Communications, Inc. G

Synder Communications, Inc. 19984666 G

ResortQuest International, Inc. G

Abbott Realty Services, Inc. Tops'1 Sales Group, Inc

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G

Abbott Realty Services, Inc. Tops'1 Sales Group, Inc 19984678 G

WorldCorp, Inc. G

Atlas Die, Inc. G

Atlas Die, Inc. 19984681 G

Avery Dennison Corporation G

Charles H. and Helen J. Krauss G

Spartan International, Inc. 23-SEP-98........................

19984384 G

Flowers Industries, Inc. G

President Enterprises Corp., a Taiwanese corporation. G

Presidential International Trade and Investment Corporation. 19984419 G

Alexian Brothers of America, Inc. G

Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. G

Suburban Medical Center at Hoffman Estates, Inc. 19984555 G

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. G

Ambit Design System, Inc. G

Ambit Design System, Inc. 19984597 G

STERIS Corporation. G

Simunico Partners, L.P. G

Hausted, Inc. 19984695 G

Tenet Healthcare Corporation. G

Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundati. G

Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation. G

Allegheny Univ. of the Health Sciences. 24-SEP-98........................

19984404 G

Waste Management, Inc. G

Bruce Leven. G

RST Disposal Co. Inc., Nick Raffo Garbage Co. Inc., al 19984566 G

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation. G

Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. G

Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. 25-SEP-98........................

19984381 G

Proffitt's Inc. G

W.D. Company, Inc. G

Mercantile Stores Company, Inc. G

Dillard's Inc. 19984429 G

Green Bay Packaging, Inc. G

Paul Walker. G

Valley Packaging Corp. 19984449 G

Elf Aquitaine, S.A. G

E.l. du Pont de Nemours and Company. G

E.l. du Pont de Nemours and Company. 19984516 G

The Robert Rosenkranz Trust. G

Christopher M. Whitt. G

Air Systems, Inc. 19984520 G

Carl C. Icahn. G

Becker Gaming, Inc. G

Arizona Charlies, Inc. 19984569 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

Independent Group Limited Partnership. G

Independent Group, Inc. 19984601 G

CRH plc. G

Stanford M. Adelstein. G

Hills Materials Company. 19984602 G

The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Limited. G

Electronic Data Systems Corporation. G

Electronic Data Systems Corporation. 19984607 G

Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.P. G

Simmons Holdings, Inc. G

Simmons Holdings, Inc. 19984634 G

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, VIII, L.P. G

Century Communications Corp. G

Centennial Cellular Corp. 19984639 G

John J. Rigas. G

Tele-Communications, Inc. G

TCID-SVHH, Inc. 19984644 G

MarineMax, Inc. G

John R. Moore, III. G

Treasure Cove Marina, Inc. 19984653 G

ARBY Broadcast Partners III, L.P. G

DMA Holdings Statutory Trust. G

Audio Communications Network, Inc. 19984655 G

Thomas Lord Trust. G

Robert R. Meyer.

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Thermoset Plastics, Inc. 19984667 G

Jones Apparel Group, Inc. G

Eric A. Rothfeld. G

Sun Apparel, Inc. 19984668 G

Eric A. Rothfeld. G

Jones Apparel Group, Inc. G

Jones Apparel Group, Inc. 19984669 G

Carey International, Inc. G

Geroge Jacobs. G

American Limousine Partners Inc. G

Airport Limousine Repair Service, Inc. 19984690 G

American Tower Corporation. G

Richard H. Stewart. G

Wauka Communications, Inc. G

Grid Site Services, Inc. 19984691 G

Mind Spring Enterprises, Inc. G

American Online, Inc. G

Spry, Inc. 19984701 G

Journal Communications, Inc. G

Great Empire Broadcasting, Inc. G

Great Empire Broadcasting, Inc. 19984708 G

Associated Grocers Incorporated. G

Fleming Companies, Inc. G

Fleming Companies, Inc. 19984717 G

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. G

Toy Biz, Inc. G

Toy Biz, Inc. 19984716 G

Triton PCS Holdings, Inc. G

AT&T Corp. G

AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. 19984719 G

Citizens Utilities Company. G

Rhinelander Telecommunications, Inc. G

Rhinelander Telecommunications, Inc. 19984747 G

General Electric Company. G

Pitney Bowes, Inc. G

Colonial Pacific Leasing Corporation. 19984762 G

MBNA Corporation. G

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. G

Citizens Bank New Hampshire. G

Citizens Bank of Rhode Island. 19984768 G

Pittway Corporation. G

Glenn Fischer. G

KingAlarm Distributors, Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

By Director of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-27677Filed10-14-98; 8:45 am]

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