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Volume.com Launches

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:23 by BeautyCare.com
Volume.com Launches

- Community-Focused Portal to Target Urban Youth -

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Volume.com, a community portal targeting
the trend-setting urban youth market, launched today. Focusing on a young,
multicultural demographic, Volume.com provides a neighborhood environment that
serves as a platform for self-expression and social interaction. Volume.com is
funded by Home Box Office.
With its "Live loud" motto, Volume.com will showcase the voices, talents,
and attitudes of the urban experience. The site focuses on community,
entertainment, lifestyle, empowerment, and shopping. Volume.com will be the
place to meet and interact with others, uncover breaking trends, showcase your
talents, discover underground acts, buy hot gear, listen to streaming radio,
and get the latest in news, sports, money, careers, sexuality, and much more.
Kevin Dowdell, CEO of Volume.com, said, "Volume.com will be the ultimate
online destination for urban youth. At Volume.com, our visitors are the
stars. Youth today want to connect with people they identify with, and their
identity is defined not only by the color of their skin, but also by their
shared experiences. The combination of this large, growing audience, our low
cost structure, and HBO backing will add up to a profitable business for us."

Marquee areas on the site will include:
* Black Market: showcase for unsigned artists
* Volume Radio: streaming radio, with hip-hop, R&B, drum 'n' bass,
electronica, comedy, and more
* Message Boards: discussion topics on many issues, including "College
Cool Out," "Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual," "Asians Amplified," etc.
* Indieland: short films by independent filmmakers
* Volume Mall: hot fashions, latest video games, beauty products, and
more, from brands such as The Rucker, Carol's Daughter, Sony
PlayStation2, and many others

Several strategic alliances will add to a superior user experience on
Volume.com. Through a relationship with Epinions.com, Volume.com gives
visitors the opportunity to read and write reviews and earn money.
Epinions.com has more than one million reviews and comments and covers over
200,000 products and services. Volume.com uses Netscape's cutting-edge search
technology, based on the world's largest human-built directory. In order to
provide the best user experience, Volume.com selected Sun Microsystems'
Internet Computing platform to build its technology infrastructure. Other
partners include CNN for continuously updated news headlines, Bullseye Art for
animation, FinanceCenter.com for personal finance tools, and Interactive
Apparel for a shopping mall.
Leading the venture is CEO Kevin Dowdell, the former head of HBO
Interactive Ventures. Volume.com is comprised of a diverse staff, with a
combination of Internet and traditional industry experience. The staff has
come from companies such as hbo.com, AGENCY.COM, MTVi, theglobe.com,
Doubleclick, ugo.com, Blackenterprise.com, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte & Touche,
Teach For America, Barnes & Noble, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and dePasse
Entertainment.
Volume.com is funded by Home Box Office, the premium television
programming division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. Home Box
Office provides two 24-hour premium television services, HBO and Cinemax.
Together, both networks reach nearly 36 million subscribers in the United
States via cable and satellite delivery. Home Box Office's international
joint ventures bring HBO-branded services to more than 45 countries around the
globe.


SOURCE Volume.com

-0- 11/20/2000

/CONTACT: Naeem Mohaiemen of Volume.com, 646-602-4927,

naeem.mohaiemen@volumestaff.com/

Web Site: /http:www.volume.com

http://www.hbo.com/



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Beautysurf.com Announces Grand Opening

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:22 by BeautyCare.com
Beautysurf.com Announces Grand Opening

Beautysurf.com is pleased to announce its' grand opening at
http://www.beautysurf.com.

BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Beautysurf.com is the premiere Internet
destination site for people interested in finding the salon and/or spa best
suited to meet their personal beauty and pampering needs. The site, a
nationwide directory and personal care portal for Salons & Spas is a valuable
resource for consumers who, are traveling, have recently moved into a new
neighborhood, or are just looking for a salon or spa, which meets their
personal requirements. Visitors to beautysurf.com can search by city, state,
products or services.
In addition, people can purchase gift certificates, enter to win a FREE
monthly gift certificate, consult online with a professional beauty expert,
and read about the latest hair & make up tricks the professionals use. And
for those consumers who have their own special tips and tricks, they can share
them with the Beautysurf community as well.
"After listening closely for more than twenty years to thousands of my
customers, it became apparent that people needed a trusted resource they could
rely on, from wherever they were in the world, to access the professional
beauty products and services they were accustomed to," says Frank McDonnell,
Founder of Beautysurf.com, successful salon owner and stylist for over twenty
years.
Beautysurf.com donates a portion of net proceeds to; The Aids Action
Committee, Cancer Breast Research, Coalition for Battered Woman, and H.O.P.E.
Worldwide.

For More Information:
Sharon McDonnell
sharonmcd@beautysurf.com


SOURCE Beautysurf.com

-0- 11/20/2000

/CONTACT: Sharon McDonnell of Beautysurf.com, 781-784-4441,

sharonmcd@beautysurf.com/

Web Site: /http://www.beautysurf.com/



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Snapon.com Makes Holiday Shopping Less 'Wrenching'

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:19 by BeautyCare.com
Snapon.com Makes Holiday Shopping Less 'Wrenching'

Snap-on Has Great Gift Ideas for Do-It-Yourselfers, Car Enthusiasts,
And Homeowners

KENOSHA, Wis., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have a hard-to-buy-for man
or woman this holiday season, tools for the car, garage and home might be the
answer. And this year, for the first time, anyone can shop online for one of
the world's most respected brand of tools-Snap-on(R).
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001121/NYFNSP13 )

At snapon.com, Snap-on tool experts have highlighted some "must-have"
tools for a spouse, relative or friend. Simply browse the online catalog,
click the desired item, and buy.
Here is what the Snap-on tool experts recommend as tools that should be in
any DIYer's or car enthusiasts', or homeowner's toolbox:

* Portable Booster Pack -- This portable power pack aids starting a
vehicle with a dead battery. It features residual power indicator
lights, heavy-duty battery clamps, flexible 24-inch cables, and six-
foot recharge extension with cigarette lighter plugs at both ends.
Carrying case included.

* Ratcheting Magnetic Screwdriver -- Consider this ratcheting magnetic
screwdriver with interchangeable bits -- 13, 20, or 30 pieces -- for
people who enjoy tinkering around the house and garage.

* Cord free Drill Kit -- This 14.4-volt drill holds bits up to 3/8-inch.
Perfect gift for the homeowner.

* Palm Ratchet -- This handy unique ratchet fits in the palm of your hand
for better handling in difficult to reach situations. It is designed
with 82-tooth action that provides less than a 4-1/2 degree ratcheting
angle.

* Adjustable wrench -- The adjustable wrenches come in four different
sizes, ranging from 6-12 inches. They are finished in chrome and are
essential pieces to any complete tool-box.

* Cordless screwdriver -- This screwdriver works in forward, reverse, and
manual modes. It is equipped with a 3.6 volt Ni-Cad battery that
recharges in about 3 hours and has a 1/4-inch slip chuck that
accommodates most 1/4-inch power bits.

* 3/8" drive General Service sets -- Include sockets, ratchets and
extensions. These are good for a wide variety of applications around
the home and the shop.

* Deadblow hammer set -- A patented product line with maximum striking
force with the safety benefit of almost no rebound.

* Premium quality tool chests -- Protect and store tools in a high
quality unit with unique drawer construction and 18-gauge sheet metal
that enhance strength and help prevent sagging under heavy loads.

In addition to those tools, snapon.com has more than 14,000 other gift
possibilities including tool storage units and diagnostics equipment.
No matter what shoppers seek, they can safely purchase Snap-on(R) products
with their credit card and have the choice of ground, second-day or next day
air delivery. If shoppers prefer personalized service, they can also use
snapon.com to request service from a local Dealer.
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and
marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product
lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool
storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the
transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural and
other commercial applications, including construction and electrical.
Products are sold through its franchised dealer van, company direct sales and
distributor channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2+ billion, S&P 500
company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis. It employs approximately 14,000
worldwide.


SOURCE Snap-on Incorporated

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/CONTACT: Richard Secor, Snap-on Incorporated, 262-656-5561; or Louis

Pukelis of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide for Snap-on Incorporated,

312-397-6062/

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Manchester Completes Internet Launch of Branded Product From United-Guardian

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:17 by BeautyCare.com
Manchester Completes Internet Launch of

Branded Product From United-Guardian

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Manchester Equipment Co. Inc.
(Nasdaq: MANC), a leader in e-commerce and database integration, has
successfully completed the initial phase of an Internet marketing campaign for
United-Guardian, Inc. (Amex: UG). The campaign conceived by Manchester
successfully introduced the first branded personal care product in the
cosmetics manufacturer's 60-year history to be marketed directly to consumers.
As a technology solutions provider, Manchester was charged with developing
an Internet platform to test consumer response to U-G's breakthrough shaving
product, Razoride(TM), a unique shaving gel offering superior glide and
extreme lubricity. Manchester's strategy was to create a web presence for
Razoride that would facilitate product sampling and simultaneously build a
customer database for United-Guardian.
The first leg of the strategy involved registering the product with more
than a dozen existing "free stuff" web sites that serve as portals for product
sampling. Customers selecting the Razoride sample were linked automatically to
http://www.razoride.com, a new site created by Manchester to support the
product launch, where customers would supply their shipping information.
The second leg of the strategy "kicked in" when the samples were shipped.
An enticement enclosed with the samples invited customers to return to the
Razoride web site where, in exchange for completing a survey questionnaire,
customers would receive a coupon for free shipping on their first paid order.
The survey allowed United-Guardian to capture invaluable demographic
information about their prospects, providing a customer profile that will help
shape future marketing for Razoride.
"The Razoride launch project for United-Guardian was a terrific
opportunity to put our expertise as a technology solutions provider to the
test, in a make-it-or-break-it situation for a new client," said Bruce
Schneider, Director of Manchester Internet Services, who headed the project
team. "Consumer response was extremely positive, and U-G now has the
preliminary market analysis it needs to proceed to the next marketing level."
United Guardian processed 11 thousand requests for Razoride samples in
less than three weeks. Due to the overwhelming response to its sampling
campaign, U-G temporarily suspended the promotion in order to evaluate initial
results. For a limited time customers can continue to take advantage of the
free shipping offer on the Razoride web site, and United-Guardian intends to
resume the promotion after it has gathered the information it needs to proceed
further.
"The Razoride launch was especially important to us because it was our
first venture into consumer marketing using the Internet," says Kenneth H.
Globus, President of United-Guardian. "Our hope is to introduce a complete
line of branded personal care products down the road, and we are using
Razoride as our test case. Manchester's strategic direction and creative
execution were absolutely instrumental in taking us this far."
Manchester Equipment Co. Inc., founded in 1973, is a single-source
solutions provider specializing in custom networking for mid-sized companies'
information systems needs, by combining comprehensive analysis, design, and
integration services with a complete line of competitively priced products and
peripherals from the industry's leading vendors.
For more information about Manchester, visit the company's web site at
http://www.e-manchester.com.
Razoride is a trademark of United-Guardian, Inc. United-Guardian, Inc. is
a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products,
pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products. For more information, log
onto http://www.u-g.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. Manchester Equipment Co., Inc.'s actual
results may differ materially from the results discussed herein as a result of
a number of unknown factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to,
there being no assurance that the Manchester will be successful in growing its
business through providing services such as Internet design support and
integration or in attracting and retaining highly skilled technical personnel
and sales representatives necessary to offer such services, or that Manchester
will not be adversely affected by continued intense competition in the
computer industry or by any of the other risks set forth in Manchester's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2000 and those set
forth from time to time in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.


SOURCE Manchester Equipment Co. Inc.

-0- 11/21/2000

/CONTACT: Julie Gross Gelfand or Chris Scimone of HLM&S Public Relations,

516-536-2020, jgelfand@hlms-net.com, or Joseph Looney Vice President and CFO

of Manchester Equipment Co., Inc., 631-435-1199, jlooney@mecnet.com/

Web Site: /http://www.e-manchester.com

http://www.u-g.com

http://www.razoride.com/

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iQVC Launches Sporting Goods Store Through Alliance with Global Sports

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:16 by BeautyCare.com
iQVC Launches Sporting Goods Store Through Alliance with Global Sports

Ready Set Sports Offers Over 16,000 Sporting Goods Products to iQVC Customers

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. and WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ --
Global Sports, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSPT), a leading developer and operator of
e-commerce businesses, announced today that it has concluded a definitive
agreement with iQVC, the e-commerce division of QVC, to develop and operate a
sporting goods store for iQVC. Global Sports and iQVC had previously
announced a letter of intent for iQVC's sporting goods store on September 13,
2000. Global Sports also announced that the new Ready Set Sports store has
launched on the iQVC site and features over 16,000 items from approximately
1,000 leading brands. The site features value-added content for the sporting
goods consumer, including product comparison capabilities, Buyer's Guides, and
Pro Tips. The fully integrated shopping cart allows consumers to shop from
the entire iQVC site, including the new Ready Set Sports store, with a single
checkout process.
"We are excited to be working with Global Sports to provide our customers
with an extensive selection of sporting goods at iQVC. The Ready Set Sports
store complements our already vast online offering," commented Steve Hamlin,
Vice President of Operations for iQVC. He continued, "The integrated services
between Global Sports and iQVC allow for a smooth shopping experience for our
customers this holiday season."
Mark Reese, Chief Operating Officer of Global Sports, Inc., commented, "We
worked hard with iQVC to launch the Ready Set Sports store in time for this
holiday season. Our scalable infrastructure allowed us to develop the Ready
Set Sports store for iQVC in the short time frame required and to integrate
the site into our existing technology platform. We are delighted to be
working with iQVC and to expand our customer reach to include the many
dedicated iQVC shoppers."

About QVC, Inc.
iQVC, the Internet's #1 General Merchandise retailer (August 2000
Forrester PowerRankings), is the online retailing division of QVC, Inc. QVC,
Inc., a $3.3 billion company, is an e-commerce leader, marketing a wide
variety of brand name products in such categories as home furnishing, licensed
products, fashion, beauty, electronics and fine jewelry. QVC reaches over
75 million homes in the United States. Other divisions/subsidiaries include
Q Direct, QVC Publishing, Q Records, QVC Local, QVC ProductWorks and Pioneer
Studios. The QVC Studio Tour is located at the company's world headquarters
in West Chester, PA.

About Global Sports
Global Sports, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSPT) (http://www.globalsports.com ) is a leading
developer and operator of e-commerce businesses. Global Sports develops and
operates the e-commerce sporting goods businesses of specialty retailers,
general merchandisers, Internet companies, and media companies under exclusive
long-term agreements.

Statements about Global Sports' outlook and all other statements in this
release other than historical facts are forward-looking statements. Since
these statements involve risks and uncertainties, they are subject to change
at any time and Global Sports' actual results may differ materially from
expected results. Many of Global Sports' forward-looking statements are based
upon certain assumptions, and there are inherent difficulties in predicting
certain important factors that could impact these assumptions. These factors,
as and when applicable, are discussed in Global Sports' filings with the SEC.


SOURCE Global Sports, Inc.

-0- 11/21/2000

/CONTACT: Dana Stein Grosser, Director of Corporate Communications,

Global Sports, 610-491-7000, or grosserd@globalsports.com; or Ellen Rubin,

Vice President, Public Relations of QVC, 610-701-1647, or erubin@qvc.com/

Web Site: /http://www.globalsports.com/

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Manhattan Associates Ensures On-line Shopping Is Child's Play for Top UK Retailer

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:15 by BeautyCare.com
Manhattan Associates Ensures On-line Shopping

Is Child's Play for Top UK Retailer

The Entertainer Selects Manhattan Associates to Provide
Real-time Links to its On-line Customers and Retail Stores

ATLANTA, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Entertainer, the United Kingdom's
largest privately owned toy retailer, selected
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANH), a global leader in providing supply
chain execution and collaborative commerce solutions, to create real-time
links between its shopping Web site, retail stores and Buckinghamshire, UK,
distribution center.
"We only choose suppliers who can see eye-to-eye with us and work with us
to help improve our efficiency," said Gary Grant, operations director for The
Entertainer. "In the toy business, you always have to be one step ahead of
the game. Toy sales are very seasonal; 50% of our annual business is in the
last quarter, so warehousing and distribution is absolutely critical to our
success."
To manage the multi-channel distribution challenges of being the United
Kingdom's largest popular toy retailer, The Entertainer needed a system that
could support its aggressive growth plans. The company chose Manhattan
Associates' PkMS(R) warehouse management system because it required a
functionally rich, user-friendly product that was well recognized within the
industry. With a broad variety of users in the United Kingdom, including
Sainsbury's, Wedgwood and Virgin Cosmetics, PkMS has been specially developed
to handle the high volume of small orders characteristic of e-fulfillment as
well as manage bulk orders that are required when shipping to retail stores.
Also, the modular nature of the software enables businesses to adapt new
functionality and new technology as their business demands evolve.
Bruce Rae, Manhattan Associates' project manager for The Entertainer,
said, "This project showcases PkMS' scalability to accommodate both small and
large multi-channel distribution environments. We will provide the advanced
functionality required for on-line fulfillment and give The Entertainer the
scalability and flexibility to grow. With PkMS, The Entertainer will have the
tools required to exploit its huge growth potential."

About The Entertainer
The Entertainer, which was founded in 1981 when husband and wife team Gary
and Catherine Grant took over an ailing local toy shop, today operates 22
stores in the United Kingdom as well as an e-commerce Web site. Annual
turnover is over 25 million pounds. At both of The Entertainer's shops and on
its 'thetoyshop.com' Web site, customers will always find the latest hot items
and an amazing, ever changing selection of clearance priced toys. For
additional information, please visit http://www.thetoyshop.com .

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates, Inc. is a global leader in providing supply chain
execution and collaborative commerce solutions. These solutions leverage
state-of-the-art technologies, innovative practices and the company's domain
expertise to enhance performance, profitability and competitive advantage.
Manhattan Associates has licensed more than 750 customers representing 1,100
facilities worldwide, which include some of the world's leading manufacturers,
suppliers and retailers. For more information about Manhattan Associates
telephone 770-955-7070 or visit http://www.manh.com .


SOURCE Manhattan Associates, Inc.

-0- 11/21/2000

/CONTACT: Michelle Tank, PR Specialist of Manhattan Associates, Inc.,

678-597-7909, or mtank@manh.com/

Web Site: /http://www.manh.com

http://www.thetoyshop.com /

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Genaissance Pharmaceuticals Signs HAP2000(TM) Agreement With Janssen Research Foundation

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:11 by BeautyCare.com
Genaissance Pharmaceuticals Signs HAP2000(TM) Agreement With

Janssen Research Foundation

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Genaissance Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (Nasdaq: GNSC), a leader in applying population genomics, informatics and
clinical data to the development of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, announced
today that it has entered into a multi-year worldwide agreement with Janssen
Research Foundation (JRF), a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of
companies (NYSE: JNJ).
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001024/NYTU035LOGO )
The HAP2000(TM) agreement covers discovery, development and commercial
applications of Genaissance HAP(TM) Technology. Under the terms of the
agreement, JRF and The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI),
also a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, will gain a
license to the Genaissance HAP(TM) Technology platform. HAP(TM) Technology
will be installed worldwide in multiple facilities at JRF and PRI. In
addition, Genaissance will reserve capacity in its HAPtyping(TM) facilities to
assist JRF and PRI in the determination of HAP(TM) Markers in clinical trial
samples. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are delighted to have JRF and PRI join our HAP2000(TM) program. Our
agreement to apply Genaissance HAP(TM) Technology to JRF's and PRI's
pharmaceutical research and development efforts demonstrates their
forward-thinking commitment to pharmacogenomics," said Gualberto Ruano, M.D.,
Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genaissance.
Genaissance HAP(TM) Technology encompasses the Isogenomics(TM) database of
HAP(TM) Markers for pharmaceutically relevant genes and the proprietary
DecoGen(TM) Informatics system. Genaissance uses a proprietary approach to
organize multiple points of gene variation (single nucleotide polymorphisms,
SNPs) into HAP(TM) Markers (haplotypes), and correlate the information with
clinical outcomes. The DecoGen(TM) Informatics system, which is designed with
an intuitive graphical user interface, provides data management and genetic
analysis capabilities including correlation of HAP(TM) Markers and drug
response.

Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leader in applying population
genomics, informatics and clinical data to the development of personalized
medicines. Genaissance discovers genomic markers that are predictive of drug
response. The Company markets its technology to the biopharmaceutical
industry as a complete solution for improving the development, marketing and
prescribing of drugs. Genaissance is located in Science Park in New Haven,
Connecticut. Please visit http://www.genaissance.com for additional
information.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements about the ability of Genaissance to apply its technologies to the
development, marketing and prescribing of drugs. Such statements are subject
to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results,
events and performance to differ materially from those referred to in such
statements, including the acceptance of our technology by the
biopharmaceutical industry as well as those risks identified in the
Genaissance registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-35314)
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


SOURCE Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

-0- 11/27/2000

/CONTACT: Paul Oestreicher, Ph.D, of Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,

203-786-3490, p.oestreicher@genaissance.com; or Rhonda Chiger for Genaissance

Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 917-322-2569, rchiger@nexusIR.com/

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Web Site: /http://www.genaissance.com/

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Gucci Group Rejects LVMH's Allegations

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:10 by BeautyCare.com
Gucci Group Rejects LVMH's Allegations and Intends to Challenge LVMH's

Proceedings in the Dutch Enterprise Chamber

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Gucci Group N.V.
(NYSE: GUC; Amsterdam) was today informed that LVMH has begun a new law suit
against the Company in the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of
Appeals -- another attempt by LVMH, Gucci's principle competitor, to prevent
Gucci pursuing its successful multi-brand strategy.
Gucci will oppose LVMH's action in the Enterprise Chamber, and is
confident that it will prevail. This court has previously upheld Gucci's
alliance with PPR. This partnership has been endorsed by Independent
shareholders in two interim shareholders votes and it has been a major
success, driving Gucci's multi-brand strategy and delivering significant
shareholder value. Gucci is confident that should the Enterprise Chamber
decide to hear this case it will continue to uphold the Gucci-PPR alliance.
LVMH's application in the Enterprise Chamber is yet another attempt to
prevent Gucci pursuing its successful business strategy, which places Gucci in
direct competition with LVMH in many areas of the luxury goods business. In a
counterclaim filed in October by Gucci in the District Court as part of its
defense against LVMH, Gucci asked the court to rule that LVMH, the largest
supplier of luxury leather goods and a significant shareholder in Gucci, is
abusing its position by exercising an anticompetitive influence over Gucci's
business. Accordingly, Gucci asked the court to require the orderly
divestiture of LVMH's shareholding in the Company.
Gucci notes that LVMH alleges for the first time that there were
inappropriate grants of stock options to certain members of senior management.
For the record, in July 1999 shareholders authorized 1.5 million shares for
grant under Gucci's Incentive Stock Option Plan and in June 2000 authorized an
additional 6.0 million shares. In each case, the vast majority of independent
shareholders voted in favour of the authorization. In addition, and consistent
with Gucci's long standing policies and practices, options were granted to
Gucci's senior management following a recommendation by the Remuneration
Committee of Gucci's Supervisory Board, the majority of whom are independent
Directors, and approved by the full Board, the majority of whom independent
Directors. Gucci rejects LVMH's allegations. Moreover, Gucci notes that LVMH
voted in favor of the 1999 authorization and did not oppose the 2000
authorization.

Gucci Group N.V. is one of the world's leading multi-brand luxury goods
companies. Through the Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi and Boucharon
brands It designs, produces and distributes high-quality personal luxury
goods, Including ready to wear, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes,
timepieces, jewelry, ties and scarves, eyewear, perfume, cosmetics and
skincare products. The Group directly operates scores in major markets
throughout the world and wholesales products through franchise stores, duty
free boutiques and leading department and specialty stores. The shares of
Gucci Group N.V. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the
Amsterdam Stock Exchange.


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/CONTACT: Media - Tomaso Galli, Director of Corporate Communications of

the Gucci Group +39-02-7712-7370 NV, mobile +39-335-737-8435, or for

investors-analyst inquiries, Cedric Magnelia, Director of Investor Relations

of the Gucci Group N.V., +44-20-7898-3053, or +39-055-759-2456/

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The CHANEL 2001 Electronic Gift Card

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:09 by BeautyCare.com
The CHANEL 2001 Electronic Gift Card You Not Only Give, You Receive

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CHANEL is pleased to introduce the
CHANEL 2001 electronic gift card, a card that not only gives to the recipient
but also to the purchaser.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001127/NYM110 )
Beginning December 5, the card will be available exclusively in all
freestanding CHANEL Boutiques in the U.S.
The cards offer a unique opportunity of giving both to the purchasers and
the recipient. The recipient of the gift card receives a shopping spree at
CHANEL, with cards starting at $2001; it will be a holiday to remember. Other
perks include a consultation with a CHANEL fashion expert, a complementary
express makeup, and an invitation to a local CHANEL Boutique event.
The purchaser receives 5000 Membership Rewards(R) Bonus Points when the
CHANEL 2001 gift card is purchased with an eligible, enrolled American Express
Card from December 5, 2000 to March 31, 2001 (in addition to the 2001
Membership Rewards points the Cardmember earns for the purchase). Also,
Cardmembers receive a Four Seasons certificate worth up to $250 towards a
future stay at any Four Seasons Hotel and Resort worldwide. As an added
convenience clients can call 1-800-550-0005 to purchase the gift card.
CHANEL, the international luxury goods company, was founded in France by
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in 1912 and remains one of the world's preeminent
fashion houses today. The company, which is privately owned, strictly controls
all design, manufacturing, distribution and advertising to ensure the highest
level of quality. CHANEL offers a broad range of luxury products, including
Ready-to-Wear, fragrance, cosmetics, leather goods, watches, accessories, and
costume jewelry through a current U.S. network of 16 Boutiques, and
approximately 110 locations at select retailers. Haute Couture collections are
presented exclusively in Paris. CHANEL maintains 81 freestanding Boutiques
worldwide, including the famous House of Mademoiselle Chanel on the rue Cambon
in Paris. In 1993, CHANEL launched the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Collection. Under
the current guidance of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the House of CHANEL remains
dedicated to luxury, fashion, style and image.


SOURCE CHANEL

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/CONTACT: Anne Fahey of CHANEL, 212-715-4744/

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Win an Exclusive Movie Star Makeover

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:08 by BeautyCare.com
Trish McEvoy to Star in ibeauty Sweepstakes Promotion;

Win an Exclusive Movie Star Makeover

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Trish McEvoy to star in ibeauty
sweepstakes promotion. If you've ever wanted to look and feel like a movie
star, ibeauty can make your Hollywood dream come true with
"The Diamond-Studded Movie Star Makeover Weekend" sweepstakes. Simply enter
on-line to win a glamorous makeover weekend with celebrity makeup artist,
Trish McEvoy or countless other prizes, including a diamond line bracelet
valued at over $4,500.
The "Diamond-Studded Movie Star Makeover Weekend" sweepstakes is offered
exclusively at ibeauty.com. Visitors to the website can enter now through
December 31, 2000 by filling out the entry form located at
http://www.ibeauty.com. The grand prize includes a personal makeover by Trish
McEvoy, one of the world's most sought after makeup artists; two round-trip
tickets to New York City; 2 nights of first class accommodations; and
$500 spending cash. Also included in the prize will be all the Trish McEvoy
products you'll need to help re-create the look once you get home.
Trish McEvoy is a mainstay in the beauty industry and has created winning
looks for countless celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker
and Julia Louis Dreyfus.
First Prize is a striking 4.32 Karat Diamond Line Bracelet set in 18K
white gold which has been seen on the arms of such megastars as Cameron Diaz,
Sharon Stone and Ashley Judd. Second and third prizes include ten Trish
McEvoy Make Up Brush Sets (valued at $300) and one hundred $50 ibeauty.com
gift certificates.

About ibeauty.com
New York-based ibeauty.com is a prestige on-line e-commerce beauty site
that offers luxurious, high-end product selections, combined with leading
industry expertise. Just in time for holiday gift shopping, ibeauty.com is
offering exclusive product packages developed by Trish McEvoy that are perfect
for holiday gifts and parties. ibeauty also offers "Live Beauty Experts," a
free service for holiday shoppers and anyone seeking beauty advice year round.
This team of personal shoppers is trained on all products featured on the site
and is available at the click of a mouse.


SOURCE ibeauty.com

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/CONTACT: Rachel Silberberg of ibeauty.com, 212-367-6230; or Leslie Gross

of Rogers & Cowan, 646-658-8323, for ibeauty.com/



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Win an Exclusive Movie Star Makeover

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 18:08 by BeautyCare.com
Trish McEvoy to Star in ibeauty Sweepstakes Promotion;

Win an Exclusive Movie Star Makeover

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Trish McEvoy to star in ibeauty
sweepstakes promotion. If you've ever wanted to look and feel like a movie
star, ibeauty can make your Hollywood dream come true with
"The Diamond-Studded Movie Star Makeover Weekend" sweepstakes. Simply enter
on-line to win a glamorous makeover weekend with celebrity makeup artist,
Trish McEvoy or countless other prizes, including a diamond line bracelet
valued at over $4,500.
The "Diamond-Studded Movie Star Makeover Weekend" sweepstakes is offered
exclusively at ibeauty.com. Visitors to the website can enter now through
December 31, 2000 by filling out the entry form located at
http://www.ibeauty.com. The grand prize includes a personal makeover by Trish
McEvoy, one of the world's most sought after makeup artists; two round-trip
tickets to New York City; 2 nights of first class accommodations; and
$500 spending cash. Also included in the prize will be all the Trish McEvoy
products you'll need to help re-create the look once you get home.
Trish McEvoy is a mainstay in the beauty industry and has created winning
looks for countless celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker
and Julia Louis Dreyfus.
First Prize is a striking 4.32 Karat Diamond Line Bracelet set in 18K
white gold which has been seen on the arms of such megastars as Cameron Diaz,
Sharon Stone and Ashley Judd. Second and third prizes include ten Trish
McEvoy Make Up Brush Sets (valued at $300) and one hundred $50 ibeauty.com
gift certificates.

About ibeauty.com
New York-based ibeauty.com is a prestige on-line e-commerce beauty site
that offers luxurious, high-end product selections, combined with leading
industry expertise. Just in time for holiday gift shopping, ibeauty.com is
offering exclusive product packages developed by Trish McEvoy that are perfect
for holiday gifts and parties. ibeauty also offers "Live Beauty Experts," a
free service for holiday shoppers and anyone seeking beauty advice year round.
This team of personal shoppers is trained on all products featured on the site
and is available at the click of a mouse.


SOURCE ibeauty.com

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/CONTACT: Rachel Silberberg of ibeauty.com, 212-367-6230; or Leslie Gross

of Rogers & Cowan, 646-658-8323, for ibeauty.com/



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Introducing ParentPages.com ...

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:49 by BeautyCare.com
Introducing ParentPages.com ...

A Brand-New Digital Marketplace for Parents and Parents-To-Be!!

ParentPages.com Makes a Stellar Debut at Its Launch Event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ParentPages.com, the
essential directory for parents and parents-to-be, officially launched on
November 1st with a gala celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly
Hills. Held in the ballroom, the event was sponsored by Jive Records, GAP
Kids, E-Style.com, and Universal. The flowers were provided by the renowned
Kevin Lee at LA Premier, whose credits include Jennifer Aniston and Brad
Pitt's wedding.
The first on-line yellow pages for parents and parents-to-be,
ParentPages.com is an extension of the print publication, ParentPages. With
over 10 editions in cities such as West Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland,
Seattle, San Francisco, and more, ParentPages provides parents with an
easy-to-use, comprehensive database of services in their area. Currently,
ParentPages is reaching more than 2 million parents with the aim to expand
that to 4 million in 2001, and 10 million in 2002.
Now with ParentPages.com, parents can log on, enter their zip code, and
access information for their specific location in over 10 categories, and
350 subcategories. Categories include: Activities, Camps, Child Care,
Education, Health Care, Marketplace, Parties, Pregnancy & Infants,
Professional Services, and Web Pages. In addition, on ParentPages.com,
parents can create "My ParentPages," a feature similar to "My Yahoo(TM)," "My
AOL(TM)," and "My Schwab(TM)."
ParentPages.com site features include: an essential guide with localized
content, full-service hosting and support for an e-commerce jumbo store with
"click and build" features for small and medium sized businesses, a dynamic
calendar of events, ticketing in partnership with a prominent vendor
(including ticket swap capability), an online auction, commissioned articles
and journalism by prominent writers and artists, live audio & video broadcast,
international chat with in-language translation, links to parent-related
organizations, e-mail subscription (updates & newsletters), customizable pages
with an entertaining and easy-to-use interface, ParentPages shopping
(affiliate listings and retail merchandising), online subscriptions and
contributions, and more.
Founded by Elaine and Michael Popovsky, ParentPages arose from Elaine's
needs during her own pregnancy. As she comments, "I was looking for fitness
resources for pregnant ladies, and I found...NOTHING!!" As the President and
Founder, and the parent of 5, Elaine feels that ParentPages.com is "a
necessity in every busy parent's life. You can plan your child's summer
activities or a thematic birthday party there in no time at all!!"
As CEO and Founder, Michael Popovsky, comments, "I have worked with the
print publication for over 4 years, and have done extensive research on
parenting publications, and what parents want. I feel that with the extensive
expertise that ParentPages has, we will be successful in building a localized
parent community and digital marketplace on line."

If you are interested in covering ParentPages.com and/or the launch event,
please contact Publicity: Melissa Dishell at Dishell Multimedia Group
310-859-8513 or dmgla@aol.com.


SOURCE ParentPages.com

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/CONTACT: Melissa Dishell of Dishell Multimedia Group, 310-859-8513,

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Holiday Online Shopping Just Got Easier

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:48 by BeautyCare.com
Holiday Online Shopping Just Got Easier:

WhenUShop, The First Tool That Lets Consumers Cut Through E-Tail Chaos,
Vanquishes E-Shoppers' Biggest Headaches

A Free Tool Consumers Install from WhenU.com, WhenUShop Solves Navigation
Confusion, Saves Time and Identifies Special Deals,
Hidden Costs and Delivery Data

Unaffiliated with Any E-tailer or Portal, WhenUShop Appears Seamlessly at
350 Top E-tail Sites; Online Shopping is Standardized, Streamlined

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving consumers the convenient and
powerful shopping experience that the Web has long promised, WhenUShop, a new
Internet software utility from WhenU.com, is set to solve a host of nagging
online shopping problems. WhenUShop has launched just as consumers and
e-tailers gear up for the world's second full-fledged e-holiday season.
"The Internet hasn't really lived up to its potential to empower
consumers, help them shop faster and get better deals. In fact, the Internet
has created a host of new problems for the online shopper: hard-to-navigate
Web sites; non-standard formats that breed confusion; hard-to-find
money-saving deals and coupons, and last-minute surprises like
higher-than-expected shipping costs. It's no wonder that close to 65% of all
online shopping carts are abandoned before purchase," said Avi Naider,
WhenU.com's CEO.
"WhenUShop is designed to overcome these hurdles and transform online
shopping -- and finally give the advantage to the online consumer," Mr. Naider
added.
WhenUShop is the first tool that standardizes and centralizes important
retailer information in an easy-to-use, at-a-glance format -- at more than
350 of the top online stores, from Amazon.com to Wine.com. After installing
the free WhenUShop software from WhenU.com in under one minute, the slim
WhenUShop toolbar appears on the left-hand side of the screen whenever the
consumer visits an e-tail site. WhenUShop disappears when the user goes to a
non-retail site.
WhenUShop scans e-tailer sites and provides essential information --
including shipping costs, coupons, rewards, gift services, rebate programs,
special holiday deals and sales tax -- and lets users access the information
from a simple format on the screen that resembles a cell phone keypad. The
upshot: Online shopping is standardized, streamlined and made much faster and
easier.

The Only Way Fast Way to Capitalize on the Web's Rebates, Specials and
Coupons
Almost 60% of e-tail sites offer coupons and rebates that can save
shoppers from 5% to 50%, according to WhenU.com. But most online shoppers
don't take advantage of these money-saving deals, or even know they exist,
because the deals often come from third parties or aren't clearly marked at
e-tailer sites. WhenUShop scours the Web for the best coupons and rebates and
shows them to consumers before they start shopping.

Making Sure Holiday Online Shopping Keeps its Cheer - and Promises
More than a fifth of people shopping online last holiday season said high
shipping and handling costs presented a problem. In addition, nearly a
quarter of all orders arrived too late for the buyers' tastes. WhenU.com
helps clear up this problem: At each site, WhenUShop displays key information
on gift-wrapping services; holiday delivery times and charges, and special
holiday deals.

No More Unpleasant Surprises at Check-Out
When it comes time to check-out, even the most sophisticated online
shoppers can get stung by unpleasant surprises: higher-than-expected shipping
costs, gift wrap fees and state taxes. That's because many retailers don't
display this information clearly until the last stages of the check-out
process. WhenUShop gives the "full story" to consumers -- before they shop.
The keypad displays the e-tailer's "buried" shipping, tax and gift-wrap
charges the moment the user arrives at the e-tailer's site.

The Straight Dope On Customer Service - Right Away
According to Business 2.0, 41% of online shoppers say the biggest drawback
to online shopping is customer service. WhenUShop gives consumers critical
information on retailer customer service by clearly displaying the online
store's retailer refund policies; customer service contact info, and site
ratings on on-time delivery and other key performance measures. Again, this
information is available at the WhenUShop keypad within seconds of arriving at
the retailer's site.

Comparison Shopping Made Easy, Saving Minutes, if not Hours
Online shoppers typically have to wade through pages of confusing
information at each retail site to get the information they need to make
comparisons. The WhenUShop keypad has a box that lets shoppers search across
the top 350 online shopping sites on the specific criteria the individual
shopper cares about. With one click, shoppers can compare prices, shipping
costs, tax rates, delivery times, return policies, gift wrapping, credit card
security and privacy policies.

WhenUShop Business Model
The WhenUShop software tool is completely free to consumers. It generates
business-to-business revenues in three ways: through e-commerce transaction
fees from partners who are featured while customers install WhenUShop from
WhenU.com; through the sale of real estate on the WhenUShop toolbar to online
service providers, such as rebaters and rewards programs; and through
versioning and co-branding programs for affinity groups and corporations.

WhenU.com was founded in February 2000 by Gayatri Sondhi, Nevada Powe and
Avi Naider. Ms. Sondhi and Mr. Powe are former partners of The Boston
Consulting Group, and the original seed investors in WhenU.com. Mr. Naider
formerly worked at the Boston Consulting Group and AEA Investors Inc.
WhenU.com's other investors include Access Technology Capital, a technology
fund, and Ephraim Gildor, the founder of Arbitrade Holdings.

For more information, go to WhenU.com, and install WhenUShop.


SOURCE WhenU.com

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/CONTACT: Elizabeth Case of Sommerfield Communications, Inc.

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HouseHold Direct Launches E-Commerce Platform Using ArsDigita's Open-Source E-Business Solutions

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:47 by BeautyCare.com
HouseHold Direct Launches E-Commerce Platform Using ArsDigita's Open-Source

E-Business Solutions

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HouseHold Direct.com, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: BYIT). HouseHold Direct announced today the launch of an
upgraded version of their Web Site (http://www.householddirect.com) built
using the ArsDigita Community System (ACS) open-source e-business platform and
applications.
The updated Web Site is built to accommodate the full integration of
partner and acquisition business practices into a common enterprise-wide
communication system. This becomes especially important as HouseHold Direct
adds additional relationships with manufacturers, distributors and retailers
nationwide.
HouseHold Direct's mission is to create the largest and most powerful
private wholesale online consumer-buying network in the world. By offering a
revolutionary new business model that eliminates the traditional retail
mark-up on brand name products, HouseHold Direct is changing the way people
find value using the Web. The shopping platform adds increased efficiency and
profitability as it creates a new medium of information transfer directly
between consumers and manufacturers.
"We're excited to launch our new e-commerce platform, as it will add
significant value to our partners by allowing suppliers, distributors and
retailers to easily collaborate online," said John Folger, CEO of HouseHold
Direct. "ArsDigita's e-business solution is the foundation for our online
collaboration. We chose to work with ArsDigita because they not only had
software to meet our technology needs but also because ACS will allow us to
scale our infrastructure as our business continues to flourish."
ArsDigita's ACS includes an open-source e-business platform and
applications for organizations using collaboration to drive online success.
ArsDigita collaboration applications enable and support the interactions among
and within organizations involved in buying, selling or exchanging goods,
services and information online. (To read how collaboration improves the
effectiveness of e-business, visit http://www.arsdigita.com/pages/many2many).
ACS applications enable five core e-business requirements: collaboration,
content management, commerce, personalization, and administration. ACS
provides an application development platform with fully integrated
applications that enable customers to develop Web environments more rapidly
and with less cost then traditional methods.

About ArsDigita
ArsDigita Corporation is the worldwide leader in software solutions for
collaborative commerce. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on the
ArsDigita Community System (ACS), the company's open-source, freely
distributed application development platform, to drive their online success.
Web sites and technologies incorporating the company's software include
Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, America Online and Oracle Corporation. Backed by
General Atlantic, Greylock, Trident Partners and Bain & Company, ArsDigita has
grown to eight offices in the United States, Europe and the Far East. For
more information, visit http://arsdigita.com.

About HouseHold Direct
The mission of HouseHold Direct is to empower consumers by creating the
largest and most powerful private wholesale consumer-buying network in the
world. HouseHold Direct is pursuing a market consolidation strategy within
the wholesale membership industry through its "brick and click" shopping
platform. Central to this strategy is the ability to offer direct
manufacturer and distributor pricing, extensive information, merchandise
expertise, fulfillment capabilities, in-home delivery and quality customer
service to our members. This superior personalized shopping environment and
consumer experience creates the ability to "live much better for much less".

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical
information contained herein, the statements in this press release are
forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause
the company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from
forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things,
product price volatility, product demand, market competition, risk inherent in
the company's domestic and international operations, imprecision in estimating
product reserves and the company's ability to replace and expand its holdings.


CONTACT: E-mail: infohhd@householddirect.com

CONTACT: Investor Relations - SmartStockAdvisor.com

Toll Free: 877-643-8821, E-mail: smartstockadvisor@yahoo.com



SOURCE HouseHold Direct.com, Inc.

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/CONTACT: HouseHold Direct.com, Inc., 877-643-8821, or

infohhd@householddirect.com, or smartstockadvisor@yahoo.com/

Web Site: /http://www.householddirect.com/

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Intimate Brands (Victoria's Secret/Bath & Body Works)

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:46 by BeautyCare.com
Intimate Brands (Victoria's Secret/Bath & Body Works)

Reports Third Quarter Earnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI),
the parent company of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, today reported
earnings per diluted share of $0.09 for the third quarter ended October 28,
2000 compared to $0.08 last year, a 13% increase. Net sales of $925.1 million
increased 14% over last year's third quarter, driven by a 6% comparable store
sales increase and a 13% increase in total selling square feet. Third quarter
operating income of $80.1 million increased 11% over last year's $72.1
million, and net income was $43.2 million, a 12% increase over third quarter
1999.
Year-to-date, net sales increased 14% to $3.087 billion, driven by a 9%
comparable store sales increase and a 9% increase in total selling square
feet. Earnings per diluted share of $0.42 was up 20% compared to $0.35 last
year.
Leslie H. Wexner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We were
pleased to report a solid third quarter performance. Victoria's Secret results
were driven by demand for the Body by Victoria seamless lingerie collection,
new product introductions and the Dream Angels fine fragrance line. Victoria's
Secret Stores and Beauty recorded an 8% comparable store sales increase for
the quarter and Victoria's Secret Direct sales grew 7%. Both businesses
recorded gains in operating income.
"Bath & Body Works recorded a 5% comparable store sales gain. The business
entered the performance hair and face care category for the first time in
September with strong customer response. The White Barn Candle Co. home
fragrance brand continued to deliver good year-over-year sales growth. These
product initiatives helped produce a 27% gain in Bath & Body Works' operating
income."
The Company stated that it was comfortable with the current range of First
Call earnings per share estimates for the fourth quarter of 2000 of $0.65 to
$0.67.

About Intimate Brands, Inc.:
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of October 28, 2000, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 872 lingerie and 455 beauty stores (of which 55 are
stand-alone), the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
VictoriasSecret.com. The Company offers a broad selection of personal care,
home fragrance and decor products through 1,393 Bath & Body Works and 110
White Barn Candle Company stores (of which 17 are stand-alone). The White Barn
Candle Co. was launched in 1999 as the newest brand in the Intimate Brands
portfolio.
Intimate Brands will be hosting a live third quarter earnings conference
call following this release on Tuesday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. EST. To
access this call, please dial 800-553-2239 by 4:20 p.m. and ask for the
Intimate Brands third quarter conference call or log onto our web site at
IntimateBrands.com to hear the live webcast. A replay of the call can be
accessed by calling 800-696-1585, code IBI (424) or through
IntimateBrands.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT
OF 1995: All forward-looking statements made by the Company in this press
release, including the attachments, involve material risks and uncertainties
and are subject to change based on various important factors which may be
beyond the Company's control. Accordingly, the Company's future performance
and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in
any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not
limited to, the performance assumptions in this press release, including the
attachments, changes in consumer spending patterns, consumer preferences and
overall economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, changes in
weather patterns, political stability, currency and exchange risks and changes
in existing or potential duties, tariffs or quotas, postal rate increases and
charges, paper and printing costs, availability of suitable store locations on
appropriate terms, ability to develop new merchandise and ability to hire and
train associates, and other factors that may be described in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking
information provided in this press release, including the attachments, is
based on information available to the Company as of the date of the release.
The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-
looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any
projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.


INTIMATE BRANDS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Thirteen Weeks Ended October 28, 2000 and October 30, 1999
(In thousands except per share data)
(Unaudited)

2000 % of Sales 1999 % of Sales

Net Sales $925,108 - $814,158 -
Gross Income 359,019 38.8% 315,678 38.8%
Gen'l, Admin. &
Oper. Exp. 278,900 30.1% 243,620 29.9%
Operating Income 80,119 8.7% 72,058 8.9%
Interest Expense (8,023) -0.9% (7,915) -1.0%
Other Income, Net 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Income Before
Income Taxes 72,096 7.8% 64,143 7.9%
Income Taxes 28,900 3.1% 25,700 3.2%
Effective Rate 40.1% - 40.1% -
Net Income $43,196 4.7% $38,443 4.7%
Diluted Earnings
per Share $0.09 - $0.08 -
Dividends Per Share $0.07 - $0.07 -
Weighted Average
Diluted Shares 496,440 - 505,626 -


INTIMATE BRANDS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Thirty-nine Weeks Ended October 28, 2000 and October 30, 1999
(In thousands except per share data)
(Unaudited)

2000 % of Sales 1999 % of Sales

Net Sales $3,087,139 - $2,709,088 -
Gross Income 1,198,315 38.8% 1,036,135 38.2%
Gen'l, Admin.
& Oper. Exp. 831,257 26.9% 713,445 26.3%
Operating Income 367,058 11.9% 322,690 11.9%
Interest Expense (18,723) -0.6% (24,673) -0.9%
Other Income, net 3,131 0.1% 2,035 0.1%
Income Before Taxes 351,466 11.4% 300,052 11.1%
Income Taxes 140,600 4.6% 120,000 4.4%
Effective Rate 40.0% - 40.0% -
Net Income $210,866 6.8% $180,052 6.6%
Diluted Earnings
Per Share $0.42 - $0.35 -
Dividends Per Share $0.21 - $0.21 -
Weighted Average
Diluted Shares 500,701 - 508,575 -


SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.

-0- 11/14/2000

/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell, VP, Communications & Investor Relations of

Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/

Web Site: /http://www.intimatebrands.com/

(IBI)



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Executive Management Change at Intimate Brands

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:44 by BeautyCare.com
Executive Management Change at Intimate Brands

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
announced today that Michael Newman, Vice President and CFO, plans to leave
the company effective year-end. An external search for his successor is
beginning immediately to ensure an orderly transition.
According to Mr. Newman, "While I found my time with Intimate Brands
extremely stimulating professionally, and I am impressed with the caliber of
management and talent at the company, I am in the fortunate position of being
able to make a life choice and change the focus of my time. I am resigning in
order to emphasize family and pursue other personal and community interests."

About Intimate Brands, Inc.:
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of October 28, 2000, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 872 lingerie and 455 beauty stores (of which 55 are
stand-alone), the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
VictoriasSecret.com. The Company offers a broad selection of personal care,
home fragrance and decor products through 1,393 Bath & Body Works and 110
White Barn Candle Co. stores (of which 17 are stand-alone). The White Barn
Candle Co. was launched in 1999 as the newest brand in the Intimate Brands
portfolio.


SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.

-0- 11/14/2000

/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell, VP, Communications & Investor Relations of

Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/

Web Site: /http://www.intimatebrands.com/

(IBI)



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Let Spa Therapy go to Your Head; Wella Helps Salons Create Hair Wellness Centers(SM)

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 14:42 by BeautyCare.com
Let Spa Therapy go to Your Head;

Wella Helps Salons Create Hair Wellness Centers(SM)

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- We all work hard and play hard. We
finally understand how to "de-stress" and know that spa treatments are not a
luxury in today's society, but a must to keep ourselves sane. We get deep
massages, body wraps and understand reflexology. Now finally for the first
time there is a spa treatment to focus on the place where you hold the most
stress -- your head.
For the first time Wella, the leader in professional hair care, puts spa
hair therapy into the hands of salon stylists, through the use of the Lifetex
Wellness(TM) haircare regimen and the Wella Hair Wellness Center(SM) program.
Stylists can now create a totally new salon experience for clients with
customized hair and scalp spa treatments based on nourishing products and
pampering services. The Wella Hair Wellness Center(SM) takes beauty to a new
level and stretches salon services beyond pampering.
After a trained "hair wellness" expert analyzes your hair and scalp, and
determines what kind of "head case" you are, you'll be treated to a Lifetex
Wellness(TM) Purity Wash and Rinse to clean away daily pollutants. Next, your
stylist will choose from the Wella Mixology Guide, one-of-six pampering hair
wellness recipes: Avocado Light, Grapefruit Kicker, Tamarind Life Saver,
Avocado Drench, Jojoba Splash, and Heaven Scent.
Stylists follow the recipes for the customized hair care treatments with
the Lifetex Wellness products at the Wella Juice Bar, which is stocked with
all the right ingredients and tools to pamper your hair. Try one of the
following treatments: 7th Heaven calming hair tonic, with Chamomile to
de-stress the scalp; Energy Up(TM), an energizing hair tonic with Vitamin H to
invigorate the scalp; or Sunny Daze, a glossing additive with natural
sunflower oil to glaze the hair and add shine. Each is combined with a
special step-by-step head massage technique to further enhance the hair spa
experience.
Next, your stylist will combine one of Wella's three essential oils --
Rosemary, a great hair and scalp purifier and energizer; Chamomile, a scalp
soother and calmer; or Sandalwood, a super stress-reducer -- with one of the
Lifetex Wellness(TM) Vitality Blasts. The Blasts include: Flash Flood with
hydrating Jojoba for dry or damaged hair; or Power Plant(TM) with energizing
Bamboo for fine or limp hair. Once the customized potion is applied, enjoy
sitting under Wella's Wellapor(TM) Steamer, which maximizes the penetration of
the Lifetex Wellness(TM) essential oils and Vitality Blasts into the pores of
the scalp and the hair follicles, for the ultimate conditioning treatment.
The Lifetex Wellness(TM) product regimen contains six natural elements to
rejuvenate the hair and scalp. Aloe Vera Extract and Vitamin E restore lost
moisture. Nettle and Sage Extract add life and vitality. Chestnut and Birch
Extract support and nourish the hair. All Lifetex Wellness(TM) products are
non-petro chemical based formulas, free of DEA, MEA and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
and are not tested on animals.


SOURCE Wella

-0- 11/15/2000

/CONTACT: Shawne Berlin Kanter of Tractenberg & Co., 212-929-7979, for

Wella/



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Brown-Forman Analyst Presentation Available on Website

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 16:01 by BeautyCare.com
Brown-Forman Analyst Presentation Available on Website

Brown-Forman Corporation participated in yesterday's Morgan Stanley
Global Consumer Group Conference in New York City. Brown-Forman Senior Vice
President of Corporate Development John Bridendall presented information about
the company's global brand-building activities, with particular emphasis on
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
The Brown-Forman presentation is being furnished for anyone to see via
the company's website. Those interested should go to http://www.brown-forman.com ,
click on "Investor Information," and then click on "Presentations" (at bottom
left of this page). The text and slides of Bridendall's speech are available,
and one should first click on "Presentation Speech Transcript" and print the
text before returning to the "Presentations" page and clicking on "Corporate
Presentation" to see the slides. Those with Real Player or a similar media
software program may also be able to see a Jack Daniel's television ad shown
during the Morgan Stanley Conference.
Brown-Forman Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine
quality consumer products, including Jack Daniel's, Canadian Mist, Southern
Comfort, Fetzer and Bolla wines, Korbel California Champagnes, Lenox, Dansk,
and Gorham tableware and giftware, and Hartmann Luggage.


SOURCE Brown-Forman Corporation

-0- 11/09/2000

/PRNewswire -- Nov.9/

/CONTACT: Phil Lynch, Vice President, Corporate Communications of Brown-

Forman Corporation, 502-774-7928/

Web Site: /http://www.brown-forman.com /

(BF.B)



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fashionmall.com Enters the Music and Entertainment Markets

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 16:01 by BeautyCare.com
fashionmall.com Enters the Music and Entertainment Markets

- TWEC.COM Signs on as the Premiere Partner for This New Category -

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- fashionmall.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: FASH) is
making its first foray into the music and entertainment markets by signing
TWEC.COM on as its premiere link to entertainment on fashionmall.com.
TWEC.COM is the e-commerce web site of Trans World Entertainment
Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), one of the largest retailers of entertainment
products in the United States.
As a result of the partnership, TWEC.COM is now the sponsor of the
Trendsetter's Edge Page, on fashionmall.com. In addition, TWEC.COM is featured
on the Teen, Women's and What's New pages. TWEC.COM provides an exclusive
music page that features the hottest music titles available, with links to buy
the titles at TWEC.COM. In the coming weeks, TWEC.COM will be featured on the
Free Gifts and Giveaways page at fashionmall.com. TWEC.COM will be represented
in the fashionmall.com weekly e-mail newsletter, promoting upcoming new music
releases.
"Moving into the entertainment space is a great opportunity for
fashionmall.com," says Ben Narasin, CEO and president, fashionmall.com, "And
TWEC.COM is a great company for us to partner with."
"By aligning ourselves with fashionmall.com, we have expanded our customer
base and the reach of our entertainment product offerings in time for the
holiday season," said Mike Madden, COO of Trans World Entertainment.
"Customers will now have a one-stop-shop where they can purchase fashions,
accessories, music, movies and more all in one convenient shopping
environment."

fashionmall.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: FASH) operates vertical portals focused on
fashion, accessories, footwear, beauty and related lifestyle products, and
generates revenue through advertising, sponsorship and slotting fees.
Established in 1994, the firm's properties include http://www.boo.com,
http://www.fashionmall.com, http://www.outletmall.com and
http://www.styleexperts.com.

Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) is one of the largest
specialty music and video retailers in the United States. The Company
currently operates over one thousand stores in 45 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and operates an e-commerce
site at http://www.twec.com. Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record
Town, The Wall and F.Y.E. Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and
Movies, Strawberries Music, Spec's and Planet Music. With worldwide
distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United States,
http://www.twec.com features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games,
DVD and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail
stores, and more. TWEC.COM features live concerts, online chats, in-store
artist appearance schedules, in-studio performances and entertainment media
that is on-demand.

Statements in this press release, other than statements of historical
fact, are "forward-looking statements." Such statements are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties, identified from time to time in the company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which could cause actual results
to differ materially from any forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of
release. The company disclaims, however, any interest or obligations to update
these forward-looking statements.


SOURCE fashionmall.com, Inc.

-0- 11/10/2000

/CONTACT: Public Relations, fashionmall.com, Inc., 212-891-6862,

press@fashionmall.com/

Web Site: /http://www.fashionmall.com

http://www.boo.com

http://www.outletmall.com

http://www.styleexperts.com

http://www.twec.com/

(FASH TWMC)



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The California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Honor Designer Nicole Miller in Remembrance of Worlds AIDS Day 2000

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:59 by BeautyCare.com
The California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Honor

Designer Nicole Miller in Remembrance of Worlds AIDS Day 2000

Miller to Debut First Ever Men's Collection at Black Tie Gala and Fashion Show
Benefiting Nation's Largest HIV/AIDS Medical Provider

Cheryl Tiegs to Receive First Annual 'M-A-C Cosmetics Fashion Icon Award'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Fashion Industry
Friends of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (formerly known as California Fashion
Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles) will honor award-winning
American designer NICOLE MILLER Wednesday, November 29th at its 11th annual
black tie gala and fundraiser at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly
Hills. Highlighting the evening will be a runway show described as "pure
Hollywood glamour" ... sexy evening wear ... beaded dresses ... along with a
retrospective of vintage NICOLE MILLER. The fashion presentation will be
punctuated with a sneak preview of her Spring 2001 collection and the eagerly
awaited debut of her new men's collection. Frederic Fekkai will style the
models' hair and M-A-C will create their makeup.
The celebrity-packed event marks the first time a woman designer has been
honored. Past honorees have included: ADRIAN, GEOFFREY BEENE, BOB MACKIE, THE
BEST OF HOLLYWOOD'S ACADEMY AWARD WINNING COSTUME DESIGNERS, GIANNI VERSACE,
THIERRY MUGLER, CALVIN KLEIN, ISAAC MIZRAHI, GIANFRANCO FERRE AND TODD OLDHAM.
Among those expected to attend: Emmy-award winning actress Jane Seymour, who
will present the 11th Annual California Fashion Industry Friends Award to
Miller, Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Krakowski,
Fran Drescher, Carol Alt, Kelly LeBrock, Mimi Rogers, Antonio Sabato, Jr.,
Alison Eastwood and more. In addition to the fashion show and sit-down
dinner, guests will be treated to a cocktail reception and silent auction
featuring accessory-filled designer handbags, briefcases and overnight bags.
"I am very excited about being honored on November 29th," said Miller.
"After visiting the Carl Bean House and seeing over the years how AIDS has
affected the world, I am proud to be a part of this amazing evening."
"As the number of women and children being infected with HIV and AIDS
continues to increase, designers like Nicole Miller, Donna Karan, Norma
Kamali, Karen Kane, Paloma Picasso and others have helped play a crucial role
countering the perception that AIDS is only considered a 'gay man's disease,'"
said Michael Anketell, event founder and executive chairman. "These women
have valiantly brought AIDS to the forefront of the American public's
conscience and continue to keep it there. In recognizing Nicole from among
those amazing American fashion icons, we honor both her talent and her
perseverance in the fight against AIDS."
Internationally renowned supermodel, turned fitness enthusiast and
accomplished business woman Cheryl Tiegs will be the recipient of the first
annual "M-A-C Cosmetics Fashion Icon Award," presented to an individual who
has achieved recognition and distinction in the fashion industry through his
or her own personal sense of style.
M-A-C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), the leading brand of professional
cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1985. The company's popularity
has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup
artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. Founded in
1994, The M-A-C AIDS Fund is dedicated to supporting men, women and children
living with HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, The M-A-C AIDS Fund has raised
over 16 million US dollars from the sale of Viva Glam lipsticks and Kids
Helping Kids greeting cards. M-A-C presents this award in their continuing
effort to bring awareness to exceptional individuals in the field of fashion
and popular culture.
"M-A-C's mantra is 'All Races. All Sexes. All Ages' and M-A-C is
thrilled to honor Cheryl Tiegs, who has held such an iconic position in the
world of fashion and beauty," says John Demsey, President of M-A-C Cosmetics.
Established in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation serves over 5,000 Greater
Los Angeles patients, regardless of their ability to pay, at six out-patient
AHF Healthcare Centers and one residential care facility and through such
varied support systems as: the WOMENSCARE CENTER, which provides comprehensive
medical care and social services to women (and their families) living with
HIV/AIDS; POSITIVE HEALTHCARE, the nation's first AIDS-specific managed care
plan (a recipient of a prestigious SPNS [Special Projects of National
Significance] grant from the federal government); AHF's Government Affairs
Department, serving as a strong advocate on HIV/AIDS issues on a local, state
and federal level; AHF's Research Division; and AHF's TREATMENT=LIFE Division
featuring the WEHO LOUNGE, the nation's first coffee house/HIV testing and
information center located in West Hollywood, CA.
Nicole Miller attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated
from Chambre Syndicate De La Couture in Paris. Throughout her fifteen-plus
years in business, Miller has built a successful business with 35 Boutiques
around the country as well as 5 in Japan and 15 licensees. Many regard her as
the designer who reinvented "the little black cocktail dress," others know her
as "the tie designer," while others recognize her for her signature red hair.
With four-year-old son Palmer, she also owns the title of working mom. With a
tireless verve and enthusiasm, Nicole Miller designs a new collection every
season. With a season not even over, Nicole is already fast forwarding into
the next year and beyond. "The only way to create new designs is to always
keep a watchful eye on everything going on in the world-from history to
Hollywood."
For ticket information, contact The California Fashion Industry Friends at
(310) 278-6276.


SOURCE Nicole Miller

-0- 11/10/2000

/CONTACT: Meredith Wollins for Nicole Miller, 212-655-7769; Katy Sweet &

Associates, 323-852-0772, for California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS

Healthcare Foundation; or Marilyn Heston and Victoria Del Rico, both of

Marilyn Heston & Associates, 323-650-1455, for M-A-C and Nicole Miller, L.A./



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Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Strong Showing for First Six Months

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:57 by BeautyCare.com
Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Strong Showing for First Six Months

of Fiscal 2001, Places the Company on Track for a Record Fiscal Year

BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.
(Amex: ALU), today reported results for the second quarter and six months
periods, ended September 30, 2000.
Revenues for the second quarter increased to $132.2 million from $101.0
million in the same period last year. Net income was $1,805,248 or 24 cents
per share versus $2,063,686 or 29 cents per share. The decrease in net income
reflects increased financing associated with increased inventory levels to
meet growing demand.
Net sales and earnings for the first six months of FY 2001 reached a
record $266.9 million, representing a 49 percent increase when compared to the
comparable period last year. The increased revenues resulted in a record net
income of $3,894,010 or 53 cents per share, representing increases of 15 and
16 percent, respectively when compared to the same period in the prior year.
David Shamilzadeh, president and chief financial officer, stated, "We are
extremely pleased to report our excellent financial performance for the first
six months, as they clearly reflect strength in all units of our operation.
We believe that the Company's potential for sustaining strong growth is
significant witnessed by the fact that our current fiscal year will be the
best in Allou's 39 year history."
Founded in 1962, Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. is the premier
distributor of over 22,000 nationally advertised health and beauty aid
products, branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, prestige designer
fragrances, cosmetics and branded non-perishable foods. Through its
wholly-owned subsidiary Allou Personal Care Corporation, the Company
manufactures upscale hair care and skin care products. Allou's account base
consists of 4,200 independent drug and convenience stores and the leading
national chain stores.

This release may include forward-looking statements concerning Allou's
intent, belief or current expectations with respect to, among other things,
trends affecting its financial condition or results of operations and its
business and growth strategies. Such forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, expressed or
implied. Allou does not undertake any obligations to update or revise any
forward-looking statements.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three Months Ended September 30,

2000 1999

Revenues $132,250,479 $101,011,666

Gross Profit 14,930,751 13,787,354

Net Income 1,805,248 2,063,686

Per Share Net Income $0.24 $0.29

Diluted Shares
Outstanding Including
Common Stock Equivalents 7,399,495 7,098,914


Six Months Ended September 30,

2000 1999

Revenues $266,915,133 $179,158,877

Gross Profit 30,973,404 24,628,485

Net Income 3,894,010 3,399,437

Per Share Net Income $0.53 $0.46

Diluted Shares
Outstanding Including
Common Stock Equivalents 7,398,908 7,333,912



SOURCE Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.

-0- 11/13/2000

/CONTACT: David Shamilzadeh, President and Chief Financial Officer of

Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc., 631-787-1220, or franf@hbafrag.com/

(ALU)



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IVenus.com joins forces with Bid.Com to launch new on-line shopping channel

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:56 by BeautyCare.com
IVenus.com joins forces with Bid.Com to launch new

on-line shopping channel

iVenus.com's Shopping Channel includes on-line Auction with
guaranteed opening bids of pnds stlg 1.00

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ - iVenus.com, the popular web
network for women, has formed a strategic partnership with global dynamic
pricing solutions provider, Bid.Com International Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDS, TSE:
BII), to launch a new on-line Shopping Channel and Internet Auction which will
go live today (13 November) on the site, http://www.iVenus.com.
At the touch of a button, users can select items under a range of
categories including Fashion, Interiors, Beauty, Children, For Him and Sound &
Vision. All items are shown, complete with detailed descriptions supplied by
iVenus.com's own editorial team.
All transactions on the Shopping Channel are operated through Bank of
Ireland's Clickpay system which guarantees that all on-line payments are
secure and confidential.
Speaking about the partnership with Bid.Com, Mr. Peter McKenna, Chief
Executive Officer, iVenus.com, said: "Since its launch in May of this year,
iVenus.com has performed well in excess of initial expectations and is now one
of Ireland's top websites among women with an average of over 1.3 million page
impressions per month. The success to date, in terms of site traffic and page
impressions, represents an excellent opportunity for e-commerce and the
Shopping Channel is a major element of the site's future. Bid.Com is one of
the world's foremost dynamic pricing solutions companies and we are delighted
to have them on board."
Bid.Com has also been instrumental in setting up iVenus.com's new
Internet Auction which also goes live from today (13 November) on the Shopping
Channel. Jewellery, electrical items and gift hampers are just some of the
lots which will go under the hammer with a guaranteed opening bid of just pnds
stlg 1 on all items.
Mr. Jeff Lymburner, President and CEO of Bid.Com International Inc.,
said: "iVenus.com has quickly emerged as a comprehensive website that provides
users with a full range of information, products and services. We look forward
to working closely with iVenus.com and applying our four years of on-line
dynamic pricing experience."

About iVenus.com:
-----------------
Created as an interactive portal and comprising fifteen 'channels',
iVenus.com provides a forum for features on politics, current affairs, travel
and careers along with a number of other topics including fashion, beauty,
fitness, personal finance and technology.

About Bid.Com International Inc.:
---------------------------------
Founded in 1995, Bid.Com offers a comprehensive suite of on-line Dynamic
Pricing Solutions for business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.
Bid.Com offers multiple online transaction methods, providing fixed price,
traditional auction, real-time declining price (Dutch) auction and reverse
auctions (Request for Quotation/Proposal (RFQ/RFP)) all within the same
package. Thanks to award-winning modular architecture, the Bid.Com system can
be integrated with virtually any business-to-business or consumer-based
application. A growing number of major online players have made Bid.Com their
online sales partner in sectors such as electronic media, travel, wireless
communications, automotive, heavy machinery, arts and culture, and retail.
Customers and partners include GE Capital, News International, Research In
Motion, Rogers New Media, CapGemini, ValueVision International Inc., and The
Art Vault.
Bid.Com has offices in Toronto (Ontario), Tampa (Florida), Sacramento
(California), Dublin (Ireland), and Melbourne (Australia). The company's
shares trade on both the NASDAQ National Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(NASDAQ: BIDS, TSE: BII).
To receive additional information on Bid.Com International Inc. please
visit http://www.bid.com

This news release may include comments that do not refer strictly to
historical results or actions and may be deemed to be forward-looking within
the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws.
These include, among others, statements about expectations of future revenues,
cash flows, and cash requirements. Forward-looking statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties that may cause Bid.Com's ("the Company") results to
differ materially from expectations.
These risks include the Company's ability to further develop its business-
to-business and licensing businesses, the Company's ability to develop
appropriate strategic alliances and successful development and implementation
of technology, acceptance of the Company's products and services, competitive
factors, new products and technological changes, and other such risks as the
Company may identify and discuss from time to time, including those risks
disclosed in the Company's Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Accordingly, there is no certainty that the Company's plans will
be achieved.


SOURCE Bid.Com International Inc.

-0- 11/13/2000

/CONTACT: At Bid.Com: Joe Racanelli, Director of

Marketing, Tel: (905) 672-7467 ext. 273, E-mail: jracanelli@bid.com; At

BenchMark Porter Novelli: Stacey Tessis, Tel: (416) 423-6605, E-mail:

stessis@bmporternovelli.com; At iVenus.Com: Ruth Curran, Tel: (011) 353 1

240 5300, E-mail: rcurran@ivenus.com; At WHPR: Orla Ryan/Emma Walls, Tel:

(011) 353 1 496 0244, E-mail: Emma.Walls@ogilvy.com/

(BII. BIDS)



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Latina Publications, LLC Receives Strategic Investment From Solera Capital LLC

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:54 by BeautyCare.com
Latina Publications, LLC Receives Strategic Investment

From Solera Capital LLC

Investment Focuses on Importance of Hispanic Market and Opportunities
to Grow Latina Into Integrated Media Company

Latina Publications Changes Name to Latina Media Ventures

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Capital, LLC, has made a
strategic investment in Latina Publications, LLC, publisher of Latina
Magazine. This investment will provide the company the means to build Latina
into an integrated media brand offering content for broadcast, online, and
other print media. The company is changing its name to Latina Media Ventures
to reflect the expanded focus of the business. Solera will have a significant
equity position in Latina, with Essence Communications and Latina management
continuing as important shareholders.
In early 2000, Advertising Age Magazine chose Latina Magazine, a bilingual
lifestyle publication dedicated to showcasing the wide interests and talents
of women of Hispanic origin in the U.S., as one of its Best Magazines of the
year. This year, the magazine's monthly circulation rose to over 200,000 with
nearly one million in total readers, and Latina's advertising has grown 70%
over 1999. The company also recently published its first book, Latina Beauty,
which arrived in stores in early October.
"Latina Media Ventures is poised to become a powerful integrated media
property in an important space," said Molly Ashby, chief executive officer of
Solera Capital. "It is a premier brand targeting a powerful affinity group.
The Hispanic population is young, rapidly growing, has significant buying
power, and is expected to become the largest minority group in the U.S. by the
year 2005. We look forward to working with Christy Haubegger, whose vision
and talent has enabled the publication to become an important force in the
Latin community, to bring Latina's distinctive voice to other media, so it can
continue to capture the spirit and power of this population."
"We are very pleased to be partnering with ESSENCE and its CEO, Edward
Lewis, with whom Christy launched the Latina brand five years ago and built it
into the success it is today," continued Ms. Ashby.
"In 1996, we introduced a publication designed to fill the void of
positive images of Hispanic women in the U.S.," said Christy Haubegger,
founder of Latina. "Since that time, Latina has evolved into more than a
magazine, providing a voice for Hispanic women. We are delighted to be
partnering with Solera who shares our vision to bring our business to the next
level. Solera means "cornerstone" in Spanish. Their investment experience,
focus, and commitment have been evident as we have developed this transaction
over the past year, and will be a cornerstone of our future success."
Edward Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Essence Communications Partners, said,
"Helping Christy take Latina from an idea she created eight years ago at
Stanford Law School to the fast-growing magazine it is today has been one of
my great personal satisfactions. Solera knows what it takes to drive an
entrepreneurial company to the next stage of its growth. I look forward to
continuing to be a part of the Latina family and to working with Christy and
Solera to help the company reach its full potential."

About Latina Media Ventures
Latina Media Ventures is the parent company of Latina Magazine, the first
bilingual lifestyle publication for Hispanic women in the United States.
Latina was launched in May 1996 and quickly became a leading magazine for this
fast-growing demographic segment. In October 2000, Latina teamed with
Hyperion (Disney) to launch Latina Beauty, the first comprehensive beauty
guide for Hispanic women. Adweek recently named Latina Magazine, a bilingual
lifestyle publication dedicated to showcasing the wide interest and talents of
women of Hispanic origins in the U.S., number three in its "10 Under 40" list
of America's hottest magazines. In 2000, the magazine's monthly circulation
rose to over 200,000 with nearly one million in total readers. Latina's
advertising in 2000 has grown 70% above the previous year.
Hispanics are the fastest-growing group in the United States, growing at a
rate seven times that of non-Hispanics. According to a recent U.S. Census
release, the Hispanic population grew by over 40% during the 1990's, reaching
nearly 32 million or about 11% of the entire United States population. By the
year 2050, Hispanics will make up nearly 25% of the population.

About Solera Capital
Solera Capital was established in 1999 with anchor investors Grove Street
Advisors for CalPERS and Chase Capital Partners. Solera makes private equity
investments in select sub-sectors of industries that are undergoing
transforming change. Solera employs a proactive, research-based approach and
capitalizes on a unique proprietary deal flow network to generate attractive
investment opportunities. These opportunities include both emerging growth
and buyout investments.


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/CONTACT: Dawn Dover, Hope Sidman, both of Kekst and Company,

212-521-4817, for Solera Capital; or Gabriele Reyes of Latina Media Ventures,

323-852-1525; or Letena Spriggs of Essence Communications Partners,

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Spearheads Patient Safety Campaign

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:51 by BeautyCare.com
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Spearheads Patient Safety Campaign

Task Force Emphasizes ASPS Members as 'Gold Standard' for Safety

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of
Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), has established a task force to promote safety in
office-based surgery facilities. Former ASPS President Ronald Iverson, MD, is
chair of the ASPS Task Force on Patient Safety in Office-based Surgery
Facilities.
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"This is the first comprehensive study of the issues surrounding
office-based surgical facilities," said Iverson. "The ASPS hopes to
conclusively demonstrate the benefits of choosing a board-certified plastic
surgeon who works in an accredited facility."
"Patient safety has always been of paramount importance to our members,"
said Walter Erhardt, Jr., MD, president of ASPS. "By creating a task force to
evaluate safety, the ASPS will continue its leadership position as the 'gold
standard' for safety in plastic surgery."
The ASPS task force will develop guidelines for the office-based surgery
setting and review current standards of accrediting organizations, state laws
and medical boards. It will also collect data for office-based surgery
safety. A preliminary report will be submitted to the ASPS Board of Directors
in February, 2001.
The ASPS patient safety initiative has been developed in conjunction with
the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American
Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
The ASPS last month voted to change its by-laws to require members who
perform surgery under anesthesia, other than minor local anesthesia and/or
minimal oral tranquilization, to do so in an accredited facility by July 1,
2002.
"The ASPS bylaw change was simply the right thing to do for our patients,"
said Dr. Erhardt. "It's a very positive step for our specialty, giving the
public peace of mind and confidence when they have surgery performed by a
board-certified plastic surgeon."
The ASPS reminds anyone considering plastic surgery that the most
important step in planning a procedure is choosing a qualified plastic
surgeon, as no surgical procedure is risk-free. To maximize safety:

-- Determine that the surgeon is certified by the American Board of
Plastic Surgery, the only board that certifies physicians in plastic
surgery of the face and all areas of the body. Board-certified plastic
surgeons have graduated from an accredited medical school and
completed five or more years of additional surgical residency
training;
-- Ensure that the surgical facility meets one of the following criteria:
accredited by a national or state recognized accrediting agency;
certified to participate in the Medicare program under Title XVIII;
licensed by the state in which the facility is located;
-- Ask the surgeon questions regarding the risks of the procedure, the
recovery period and his or her previous experience with the procedure.

ASPS, founded in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery organization in the
world. It represents physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery (ABPS) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To
find an ABPS-certified plastic surgeon in your area or to learn more about
cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, call the Plastic Surgery Information
Service at (888) 4-PLASTIC (475-2783) or visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org .


SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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/CONTACT: Theresa M. Hill of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,

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Tri-State Consumers to Spend, Spend, Spend a Merry Holiday Season

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:51 by BeautyCare.com
Tri-State Consumers to Spend, Spend, Spend a Merry Holiday Season

According to Deloitte & Touche Mood Survey

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite reports of slowing economic
conditions, Deloitte & Touche LLP predict a 5.5 -- 6.5 percent rise in
consumer spending for the remainder of the year on GAF sales, consisting
mostly of general merchandise, apparel and home furnishings. The 15th Annual
Consumer and Retailer Mood Survey: Retail Holiday Outlook, conducted by
Deloitte & Touche in affiliation with the National Retail Federation (NRF)
reveals that 82 percent of consumers expect to spend more or the same as last
year. As a result, retailers can expect to record their tenth consecutive
holiday sales increase under the current economic climate.

Tri-State Comes Out Ahead For The Holidays
The first supplemental survey conducted of Tri-State consumers (residing
in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut) reveals higher spending than
national averages in many categories. Results show that Tri-State consumers
share an optimistic outlook that the economy will continue to maintain its
current pace through 2001. They also reflect the general affluence and
sophistication of consumers throughout the Northeast region.
"Tri-State consumers are enjoying increased income and look forward to
spending a significant amount on top brands at traditional department stores,
specialty stores and large super stores," says Dan Miele, a Partner in
Deloitte & Touche's Tri-State Consumer Business practice. "Shoppers in the
region also indicate a strong appreciation for new fragrances, high quality
sales help and shopping atmosphere."
Consumers in the Tri-State area expect to spend an average of $1,246 each,
versus the $836 national average. They also plan on buying several gifts more
than the national average of 25; New Jersey residents alone will be buying an
average of 30 gifts. Another interesting finding shows that Tri-State
consumers have the highest fondness across the nation for shopping in
traditional department stores. Other shopping patterns are consistent with
higher income households looking for convenience and include strong
preferences for catalog and online shopping, as well as giving gift
certificates and cash.

Specific Categories In Which Tri-State Consumers Out-Spend National
Averages (% who will be buying items as gifts)

CATEGORY TRI-STATE NATIONAL

Cosmetics/fragrance 38% 30%
Computer related product 21% 17%
Jewelry 34% 29%
Spirits 31% 22%
Service (vacations, spas,
theater, etc.) 12% 9%
Gift Certificates; Money 53%; 45% 49%; 40%

Strong Shopping Preferences Among Tri-State Consumers
(% who will be shopping for gifts at each venue)

CATEGORY TRI-STATE NATIONAL

Department Stores
(*Tri-State has a higher
preference than any other
region in the country.) *55% 41%
Specialty Clothing Stores 33% 27%
Super Stores 55% 44%
Catalogs 49% 38%

Please visit http://www.us.deloitte.com/holiday for full survey results.

About This Survey
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Mood Survey is designed to measure
consumer and retailer expectations about the holidays and is conducted by
Deloitte & Touche in the fall of every year. In October 2000, retailers were
sent a questionnaire that was completed by nearly 50 respondents who
represented a broad sampling of executives from large and small retailers in
general merchandise, apparel, home furnishings and other retail categories.
The Deloitte & Touche poll of 1,000 consumers, comprising a representative
sample of the population, was conducted by an independent research company via
a mail survey that was sent out in late September, with the final results
received by October 23. The consumer poll has a margin of error of plus or
minus three percentage points.

About Deloitte & Touche
Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's leading professional services
firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting
services through 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is
dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer
of choice for its innovative human resources programs, Deloitte & Touche has
been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by
Fortune magazine for three consecutive years. Deloitte & Touche is part of
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leading professional services
firms, with more than 90,000 people in over 130 countries. For more
information, please visit Deloitte & Touche's web site at
http://www.us.deloitte.com.
The Global Consumer Business Practice of Deloitte & Touche is the
profession's largest practice dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of
retailers and consumer products companies.


SOURCE Deloitte & Touche LLP

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/CONTACT: Rhonda Walker of Deloitte & Touche, 212-436-6287,

rhowalker@deloitte.com/

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Microsoft WebTV Networks, E! Networks and E! Online to Offer Interactive Programming on 'Fashion Emergency'

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:50 by BeautyCare.com
Microsoft WebTV Networks, E! Networks and E! Online to Offer Interactive

Programming on 'Fashion Emergency'

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
Microsoft WebTV Networks Inc., E! Entertainment Television Networks and E!
Online today announced that E!'s "Fashion Emergency" will be interactive
beginning Nov. 13, 2000. E! Networks' interactive broadcast will offer
Microsoft(R) WebTV(R) Plus subscribers the chance to access more in-depth
program information not available elsewhere, as well as deliver an interactive
outlet to encourage viewer feedback.
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"We're thrilled to be working with E! Networks and E! Online in expanding
their interactive programming," said Joe Poletto, vice president of the
Network Media Group at WebTV Networks. "This new enhancement will allow
viewers to be more active participants in the viewing experience."
As part of "Fashion Emergency" interactive programming, viewers will be
able to click on images as well as links at the side of the screen to access
makeover participants' bios, details about their unique transformations,
useful fashion tips and salon information. Viewers will be able to do more
than just watch the broadcast; they will be able to learn the secrets of how
host Emme and her team transform fashion victims into fashion plates. In
addition, interactive viewing polls will be taken during each episode to rate
what viewers thought of the makeover. On-air schedules of weekly programming
will be available as well as biographies and photos of Emme, fashion expert
Brenda Cooper and fashion critic Leon Hall.
"Our relationship with WebTV has enabled us to add interactive
applications to popular shows like 'Fashion Emergency,' which give E! viewers
a richer experience," said Lynn Heide, senior vice president of Business
Development and Online for E! Networks. "This interactive component has worked
well with E! programs like 'Coming Attractions,' and we're looking forward to
the same results with 'Fashion Emergency.'"
"Fashion Emergency" can be seen on E! Entertainment Television Monday
through Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT, 3 and 7 p.m. ET/PT, and Sunday at 7, 7:30,
8 and 8:30 a.m. ET/PT.

About E! Networks and E! Online
Based in Los Angeles, E! Entertainment Television Networks is the world's
largest producer and distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related
programming. The company operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour
network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment; style., a
24-hour network devoted to style, beauty, fashion, home design and the people
and events that shape these worlds; and E! Online, Entertainment's Home
Page(TM), located at http://www.eonline.com/ . E! is currently available to
65 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the
United States. style. launched on Oct. 1, 1998, and currently counts 8 million
subscribers. E! Online also has launched the Moviefinder.com and, most
recently, shop.eonline.com sites. Internationally, E! programming can be seen
in more than 120 countries worldwide, reaching 400 million homes. The company
also operates full 24-hour, E! branded channels outside the United States: E!
Entertainment Television in Latin America, Brazil, Israel, Scandinavia and the
Philippines; E! in Poland; E! Entertainment in Russia and Romania; and E!stilo
in Spain.
E! Online, ( http://www.eonline.com/ ), Entertainment's Home Page,
delivers original entertainment news featuring celebrity gossip, movie, TV and
music information to entertainment enthusiasts through an interactive format
maximizing the brand awareness and reach of E! Entertainment Television. Based
in Los Angeles, E! Online, the No. 1 entertainment news and celebrity gossip
Web site, reaches over 4.9 million unique U.S. adult users monthly. America
Online members have instant and direct access to E! Online's original content
at AOL's Entertainment Channel and Celebrities Area, as well as at Moviefone,
ICQ, Netscape and AOLTV. E! Online also operates shop.eonline.com,
"your one-stop shop for entertainment merchandise(SM)." E! Online is a wholly
owned subsidiary of E! Networks, which is currently available to 65 million
cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States.

About WebTV Networks and Microsoft
WebTV Networks Inc., is a leading provider of enhanced TV services using
Internet and digital technologies. WebTV Networks offers a range of enhanced
TV services for set-top boxes, satellite products and other TV-related
devices. Today, these services include the WebTV Classic Internet service, the
WebTV Plus interactive service and WebTV Personal TV service. WebTV Networks
owns and operates a network of TV services and provides enabling software and
hardware reference designs to consumer electronics manufacturers.
WebTV Networks, based in Mountain View, Calif., is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). Microsoft incorporates WebTV
technologies in the Microsoft TV software platform, which it licenses to
television network operators worldwide.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services
and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company
offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people
through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
NOTE: Microsoft and WebTV are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
Entertainment's Home Page and "your one-stop shop for entertainment
merchandise" are either trademarks or service marks of E! Online.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners.


SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are interested in viewing additional information

on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/ on Microsoft's corporate information

pages/

/CONTACT: Diane Shader of Rogers and Cowan, 310-201-8857, or

dshader@shandwick.com, for Microsoft Corp.; or Roy Bodner of E! Networks,

323-954-2841/

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Revlon Announces New, Content Rich and Re-Energized Consumer Website

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 15:49 by BeautyCare.com
Revlon Announces New, Content Rich and Re-Energized Consumer Website

Revlon.com to Strengthen Consumer Experience of Brands and
Drive Consumers to Retail Partners

Fresh Lifestyle Content Includes New Style Studio and Muse Program

New Website Designed by Ogilvy Interactive is First Step in
Revlon Internet Strategy

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon, Inc. (NYSE: REV) announced today
that Phase I of the makeover of the Company's Website is complete and unveiled
a new, content rich and re-energized Revlon.com (http://www.revlon.com). The
consumer Website, designed with the help of Ogilvy Interactive, is intended to
personalize and strengthen consumers' experience of the Revlon brand and
function as a "trend laboratory" for new product launches. The site will also
help drive consumers to the Company's retail partners -- both in-store and
online.
Jeffrey Nugent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon, said,
"The new Revlon.com truly reflects the glamour, elegance and style inherent in
the Revlon brand portfolio. Our focus on the consumer is the first major step
in our Internet strategy. Also included in that strategy is integrating our
marketing efforts with our valued retailers as well as enhancing the brand
equity through the power and appeal of the Internet."
Revlon.com now has a new look and feel with a "Women of the Ages" flash
intro accompanied by an original score, and improved ease of navigation. Rich
content includes new product introductions, up-to-the-minute fashion trends
and fresh lifestyle features, like Style Studio and the introduction of the
Revlon Muses. This program profiles real women whose lives reflect the Revlon
ideal: a combination of intelligence, talent, beauty and a personal sense of
fashion.

Style Studio
Revlon.com's Style Studio invites women to indulge themselves in the
newest Revlon cosmetic colors and to experiment with their own personal
fashion preferences. In Color Story, users can "come in and play" with the
latest colors, mixing and matching Revlon products to find the perfect
individual palette and look. Revlon's new product launches are also featured
in Style Studio, along with the profile of the first woman to be chosen as one
of the Revlon Muses.

Revlon's First Muse
Revlon is choosing real women to profile as Muses on Revlon.com to reflect
the ideal of the Revlon fashion lifestyle. A Muse is a woman other women
admire, look up to, on both a personal and a professional level. She's the
one who makes you feel proud about being a woman. She creates her own life in
her own way -- and inspires us all to do the same.
California production/interior designer Pam Shamshiri is in the spotlight
on Revlon.com as the first of the Revlon Muses. Ms. Shamshiri is
extraordinarily talented, and her distinctive style and approach to design is
reflected in her sense of personal fashion. As a founder of her own company,
Ms. Shamshiri displays the entrepreneurial spirit of a woman everyone can
admire. In addition, Ms. Shamshiri is the Production Designer for this year's
Fire and Ice Ball that will take place in December in Hollywood, California.

Revlon.com Features New "Foiled" Holiday Shades
The first new products to appear on Revlon.com are Revlon's "Foiled"
Holiday Collection. These sexy metallics for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails
highlight a glamorous collection of make-up, gilded with a dash of gold and a
sprinkle of silver. Revlon "Foiled" holiday shades drizzle glittery opulence
over every woman's own brand of cool. Colors include Bronze Fusion, Rose
Steel, the violets of Foiled Passion and Foiled Flirtation -- glimmering pink
with a wink. The "Foiled" Hoiday Collection is about beauty that's brilliant,
burnished, voluptuous.
Each product screen includes windows to related items and a "How to Buy"
button that takes the consumer to e-tailing links for on-line shopping and
complete information on convenient shopping at bricks and mortar retailers in
her area, pinpointed with a Zip Code Locator feature.
Mr. Nugent added, "I am very pleased with this innovative beginning to
Revlon's Internet strategy. We are committed to leveraging the Internet as a
powerful marketing and branding tool for all Revlon products. The new
Revlon.com is a strong platform on which we will continue to develop
innovative and productive channels to both consumers and retail customers."
Phase II of the Revlon.com makeover is scheduled to be completed in 2001 with
a constant flow of improvements on a continuous basis.

About Revlon
Revlon is a worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care
products company. The Company's vision is to become the world's most dynamic
leader in global beauty and skin care. A Website featuring current product
and promotional information can be reached at http://www.revlon.com. Revlon
brands include Revlon(R), Almay(R), Ultima II(R), StreetWear, Mitchum,
Charlie(R) and Flex(R) which are sold worldwide.

Contact: Nancy Whitehurst, 212-527-5791, for Revlon.


SOURCE Revlon, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Nancy Whitehurst, 212-527-5791, for Revlon/

Web Site: /http://www.revlon.com/

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TimeTrade.com Teams with SpaElegance to Deliver Web-Based Appointment

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:38 by BeautyCare.com
TimeTrade.com Teams with SpaElegance to Deliver Web-Based Appointment

Scheduling Solutions to Spas and Salons

Partnership lets spas and salons accept and confirm appointments via the
Internet, 24 x 7

TENTH ANNUAL ISPA CONFERENCE, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeTrade.com, a
leader in Web-based appointment scheduling solutions for service businesses,
has been selected by SpaElegance.Com to provide e-scheduling functionality to
spas, salons, and independent professionals such as estheticians, nail
technicians, and hair stylists. SpaElegance (http://www.SpaElegance.Com) is a
leading Business-to-Business e-commerce marketplace for the spa industry.
TimeTrade (http://www.timetrade.com) provides Internet-based appointment scheduling
solutions to service businesses directly and through partnerships.
"SpaElegance helps spa professionals manage their businesses more
effectively and efficiently," said Marc Peterson, CEO of TimeTrade. "Because
our scheduling application lets them maximize personnel, equipment, and
facilities, it is a natural addition to SpaElegance's suite of services."
"TimeTrade's solution significantly enhances the value we bring to spa
owners and directors," added Dan Shorts, president of SpaElegance. "Spas can
now use the Internet to accept and confirm appointments in real-time, as well
as to purchase supplies and learn about the latest developments in client
care."
TimeTrade operates as an Application Service Provider (ASP) and as an OEM
supplier of e-scheduling technology. Its highly-configurable solutions are
ideal for service businesses, corporations, governmental agencies and
educational institutions. Corporate offices use TimeTrade to schedule sales
calls, plan help desk support visits, and maximize resource utilization.
Other customers include health clubs, automobile dealerships, universities,
spas, salons, and schools, as well as self-employed professionals such as
estheticians, therapists, contractors, doctors, and instructors.

About TimeTrade.com
TimeTrade.com, Inc. is a leader in real-time appointment scheduling
solutions for the service industry. TimeTrade's patent-pending
TimeCommerce(TM) software lets service businesses and independent service
practitioners accept and confirm appointments on the Internet. TimeTrade is
based in Waltham, MA, and can be reached at 781-890-4808, or at
http://www.timetrade.com.

About SpaElegance.Com, Inc.
SpaElegance.Com, Inc. is a Business-to-Business Products and Services
Marketplace. The company helps spa professionals run their businesses more
efficiently and more intelligently by streamlining business processes and
product distribution, educating spa professionals, and connecting spas to
their clients. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, SpaElegance can be reached at
877-200-SPAS. For information on the company visit http://www.SpaElegance.Com.

TimeTrade is a service mark and TimeCommerce is a trademark of
TimeTrade.com, Inc.


SOURCE TimeTrade.com

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/CONTACT: Ken Coleman of TimeTrade.com, Inc., 781-890-4808, ext. 104; or

Dan Shorts of SpaElegance.Com, Inc., 412-851-9149/

Web Site: /http://www.SpaElegance.Com/

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Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Exhibit Hits Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:36 by BeautyCare.com
Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Exhibit Hits Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth

WHAT: ESTEE LAUDER SOLID PERFUME COMPACT EXHIBIT AND PREVIEW RECEPTION

WHEN: RECEPTION: THURSDAY, November 16th
EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Nov. 17 - Dec. 7

WHERE: NEIMAN MARCUS 2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, Texas

On Friday, November 17, Estee Lauder will kick off a museum-quality
exhibit of Estee Lauder vintage solid perfume compacts at Neiman Marcus in
Fort Worth. The exhibit traces the company's long history of creating
limited-edition solid perfume compacts that have attracted a worldwide
following among compact collectors.
The hand-made novelties range from traditional cameos to art deco designs
to whimsical figurines and are filled with a variety of classic Estee Lauder
fragrances. Each compact is hand-crafted by a team of master artisans
schooled in the fine art of costume-jewelry making. The process takes
approximately three months from concept to completion.
The exhibit, on view at Neiman Marcus through November 5th, will contain
nearly 100 Estee Lauder designs manufactured over three decades, including
several from private collectors. Guests will also have the chance to observe
Bob Conte, master compact craftsman, at work as he creates a one-of-a-kind
compact. Available for purchase will be six Neiman Marcus exclusive compacts:
"Beautiful" Cinderella's Coach, "Beautiful" Magic Slipper, "Estee Lauder
pleasures" Ferris Wheel, "White Linen" Pretty Parasol, "Estee Lauder
pleasures" Sparkling Mermaid; "dazzling GOLD" Shimmering Steer; and "dazzling
SILVER" Juggling Seal.
Fort Worth is the third stop of the Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact
Exhibit's five U.S. city tour. The show will then travel to Neiman Marcus
stores in the following cities: Washington, DC; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

CONTACT: Tiffani D. Carter of Estee Lauder Communications, 212-572-4357.



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Longs Drugs Will Not Sell Over-the-Counter Medications Containing PPA

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:33 by BeautyCare.com
Longs Drugs Will Not Sell Over-the-Counter Medications Containing PPA

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the company's
focus on consumer health and well being and yesterday's FDA health warning on
drug products containing PPA (phenylpropanolamine), Longs Drugs (NYSE: LDG)
is in the process of removing all over-the-counter diet and cold relief
products containing the ingredient from its shelves.
Longs Drugs is voluntarily taking this action to help reduce any risk to
consumers based on the FDA's public health advisory issued yesterday.
Consumers are advised to discuss alternative products with their health care
providers or Longs pharmacists. The FDA also announced that it "is taking
steps to remove phenylpropanolamine from all drug products and has requested
that all drug companies discontinue marketing products" containing PPA based
on a study conducted by scientists at Yale University School of Medicine.
PPA is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter cough and cold
medications as a decongestant and in over-the-counter weight loss products.
Longs Drugs offers one of the widest varieties of cough and cold products in
the marketplace and has many alternative remedies available to provide relief
from common cold symptoms. If consumers have questions or concerns, Longs
pharmacists are readily available to assist them with this and other health
care issues.
Additional information on this subject, including lists of products
containing PPA and frequently asked questions will be available on the
company's web site at http://www.longs.com by the end of the day.
Longs Drug Stores Corporation is one of the most successful drug store
chains in North America. Founded in 1938 by brothers Joe and Tom Long as
"Longs Self-Service Drugs," the Company currently operates 427 stores in
California, Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. Annual sales
average over $9.3 million per store. Longs' unique strategy, focused on
consumers' health and well being, includes competencies in the key categories
of pharmacy, over the counter medications, photo, and cosmetics, as well as
other convenience offerings. Longs' web site, located on the Internet at
http://www.longs.com, blends consumer services with extensive health and wellness
information and includes the latest company news and investor information.


SOURCE Longs Drug Stores

-0- 11/07/2000

/CONTACT: Les Anderson, V. P. - Administration of Longs Drug Stores,

925-210-6624/

Web Site: /http://www.longs.com/

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Men Beware: New Perfume for Women Called Black Widow

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:31 by BeautyCare.com
Men Beware: New Perfume for Women Called Black Widow

Makes a 'Dangerous' Holiday Gift

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A new perfume for women, called Black
Widow, has been introduced, and men everywhere should be just a bit nervous.
Don Chernoff, a former Silicon Valley engineer, developed this seductive
new perfume after a conversation with a female friend, who received the
nickname 'Black Widow' because she had been going through so many boyfriends.
Black Widow perfume is available at Henri Bendel in New York, or on-line at
http://www.black-widow.net .
"It occurred to me, thinking of my friend, that this image of female power
and independence would be an ideal concept for a perfume, so I started a
perfume company," says Chernoff.
The fragrance is a sweet spicy oriental with a rich sweet amber scent with
top notes of citrus and middle notes of musk and spice, including cinnamon,
clove, and nutmeg.
"I'm very picky with what scents I wear. I really like Black Widow, it is
such a seductive mysterious smell," says a customer, Amanda Shreve, of Athens,
GA.
Having no experience in the fragrance industry, Chernoff, 41, began
learning everything he could about the business before launching Black Widow.
"I knew the concept was good, I just had to turn it into a product. It wasn't
easy but it was a lot of fun," he says. The first product in the Black Widow
line, a two ounce spray perfume, was launched earlier this year at Henri
Bendel's on Fifth Avenue in New York and is being rolled out nationally
through the end of the year. Additional products in the line will be
introduced in 2001.
In nature, Chernoff notes, the female black widow spider lures the male
into her web. When mating is complete, the female devours the male, hence the
name. The Black Widow fragrance and packaging, glossy black with a red
hourglass logo, were designed with this image in mind. It is being marketed
with the slogan "Entice Him Into Your Web and Devour Your Lover Tonight."
To order Black Widow, or for a list of retail locations go to
http://www.black-widow.net .


SOURCE Black Widow, a division of Small World LLC

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Chernoff available for interviews. Product available

for review or demo. Product photos and head shot available./

/CONTACT: Don Chernoff of Black Widow, a division of Small World LLC,

703-849-1492, or dchernoff@aol.com/

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HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc. Announces HorizonScripts.com

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:28 by BeautyCare.com
HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc. Announces HorizonScripts.com Completes Licensing To

Provide Mail Order Prescription Services in 50 States

Signs Contract With PCM to Provide Mail Order Services to 22,000 Patients

DENISON, Texas, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc.
(Amex: HZP; Frankfurt: HPZ) today announced that HorizonScripts.com,
http://www.horizonscripts.com, HORIZON'S Internet pharmacy and mail order facility,
has completed its licensing in 50 states to provide mail order prescription
services. Also, HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc. has signed a contract with PCM,
Professional Claims Management, a medical consultant located in Canton, Ohio,
to provide mail order prescription services to approximately 22,000 patients.
It is anticipated that this contract will provide additional revenues of
approximately $.5 million to the $7.0 million annual revenue run rate of
HORIZON'S current mail order/Internet operation.
Rick McCord, President and CEO stated, "From the inception of the
Internet/mail order facility, we were optimistic about the growth potential of
this venture. I am pleased that HorizonScripts.com continues to expand this
business. Currently, our Internet/mail order pharmacies contribute $7 million
annually to our revenue run rate of $140 million. Our strategic plan is to
establish our company as a "brick and click" pharmacy company and to increase
our existing customer base of over one million customers through multiple
distribution channels, including the Internet."

About HorizonScripts.com
HorizonScripts.com (http://www.horizonscripts.com) is a full-service Internet
pharmacy, which provides customers online access to thousands of prescription
and non-prescriptions items at competitive prices. Online customers can
choose from products in five categories: prescriptions, health and beauty
care, vitamins, herbals, and home medical equipment. Customers have access to
in-depth product information including indications, directions, ingredients,
manufacturer warnings and information and drug interaction precautions.
HorizonScripts.com enhances a traditional brick and mortar pharmacy chain
with an Internet pharmacy, giving the customers the option of shopping at a
retail pharmacy or online. Customers have the convenience of placing
prescription orders and non-prescription orders online or by telephone and
having it delivered, overnight or standard delivery.
Currently, HORIZON is a "brick and click" pharmacy company with over one
million customers and owns and operates one Internet pharmacy at
http://www.horizonscripts.com, two mail order pharmacies, 48 retail pharmacies in
16 states, 16 home medical equipment locations, five closed-door institutional
pharmacies, seven intravenous (IV) operations, and one home healthcare agency.
HORIZON'S focus is to become an innovative leader in the healthcare industry
by providing value-added services to the customers. HORIZON'S business
strategy is to focus primarily on total customer service and convenience.
HORIZON'S revenue growth comes from existing brick and mortar stores,
acquisitions of new stores, Internet strategy, kiosk development and joint
ventures. HORIZON'S primary growth will occur with acquisitions of new stores
with conversions to the new concept store model, thereby, improving operating
efficiencies.
This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
future performance of HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc., which are subject to a number
of factors over which HORIZON has no control. Forward-looking information
includes statements concerning pharmacy sales trends, online pharmacy sales
trends, prescription margins, number of new store openings, the level of
capital expenditures and HORIZON'S success in addressing Year 2000 issues; as
well as those that include or are preceded by the words "expects,"
"estimates," "believes," or similar language. For a more complete discussion
of the risks associated with an investment in HORIZON and for additional
information please refer to the reports on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

For more information, visit HORIZON'S web site at http://www.horizonrx.com or
http://www.horizonscripts.com.


SOURCE HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc.

-0- 11/08/2000

/CONTACT: Rick McCord of HORIZON Pharmacies, Inc., 903-465-2397, or fax,

903-465-6769/

Web Site: /http://www.horizonscripts.com

http://www.horizonrx.com /

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Smith & Hawken Enhances Website With Wish Solutions' Gift Registry Technology

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:27 by BeautyCare.com
Smith & Hawken Enhances Website With Wish Solutions' Gift Registry Technology

Specialty Online Garden Retailer Adds Features in Time for Holiday Shopping
Season

CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wish Solutions, the leader in
private label gift registry and Wish List technology, announced that it has
created a private label gift registry service for Smith & Hawken, a
multi-channel retailer of top-quality products for gardeners.
The partnership with Wish Solutions enables Smith & Hawken to quickly and
easily add a gift registry, reminder services, and a searchable Wish List
database to its site for significantly less cost than it would take to develop
the services in-house. Customers can now register for products they want on
the Smith & Hawken website, and may share their Wish List with family and
friends.
"At Smith & Hawken, our products are as unique as our customers, and the
Wish List feature helps them purchase gifts they know family and friends will
love -- making gift giving (and receiving) more rewarding," said
Sarah Hammond, VP of Internet at Smith & Hawken. "We chose Wish Solutions
because they understand how important the Smith & Hawken brand is to our
customers, and they were able to tailor a private label gift registry solution
for us."
"We are pleased to be working with Smith & Hawken, a retailer known for
its quality goods and commitment to customer service," said Michael Mo,
President and CEO of Wish Solutions. "Our retail focus has helped us design a
solution that provides great value to Smith & Hawken customers, and at the
same time gives the retailer detailed back-end reporting systems
that can help them use the Wish Lists as a sales tool, ultimately resulting in
higher conversion rates."

About Smith & Hawken
The garden is the inspiration -- and quality the hallmark -- for
Smith & Hawken products. From hand tools, teak furniture, and live plant
subscriptions to garden ornament, home decor, and hand-thrown pots, all of its
goods are distinguished by authenticity, craftsmanship, value, and integrity.
Through its style-setting catalogs (18 million mailed per year), 43 stores,
and thriving Internet presence (http://www.smithandhawken.com), the company also
provides support and inspiration for gardeners at all levels of expertise.

About Wish Solutions
Wish Solutions provides private-label, personalized Wish List services to
online merchants and Internet destination sites. Its proprietary technology
enables merchant partners to increase revenue and profitability, build
customer relationships, and gain market intelligence. The suite of Wish List
services includes: Wish Lists, Wish Circles(TM), Gift Reminders, Gift
Surprises(TM), Event Planners, Gift Preferences, Gift Reminder services, and
more. Wish Solutions' merchant partners include market leaders such as
Cambridge Soundworks (HiFi.com), Dooney & Bourke, Diamond.com, and more.
Strategic partners include Inktomi, Commission Junction, and Loudcloud. Wish
Solutions is based in Campbell, Ca. For more information, please visit the
Wish Solutions site at http://www.wish.com.


SOURCE Wish Solutions

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/CONTACT: Derek Timm of Wish Solutions, 408-626-2405, or dtimm@wish.com/

Web Site: /http://www.smithandhawken.com/

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P&G Exploring Wash & Go Divestiture

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:25 by BeautyCare.com
P&G Exploring Wash & Go Divestiture

CINCINNATI, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) announced
today it is exploring a possible divestiture of its Wash & Go hair care brand,
sold only in Europe.
"Although Wash & Go is a profitable and highly recognized brand, it is no
longer a primary focus area for us within our broader Hair Care business,"
said Martin Nuechtern, President of P&G's Global hair care business. "We
believe we can better maximize shareholder return by focusing our resources on
brands that offer the greatest potential for global business growth, such as
Pantene Pro-V and Head & Shoulders."
Nuechtern explained this is consistent with the company's ongoing efforts
to ensure all of its brands are delivering maximum value for its shareholders.
Specifically, P&G's beauty care strategy is focused on building leadership
brands that offer excellent growth potential globally.
P&G is in the process of soliciting bids for Wash & Go. If an acceptable
offer is not received, P&G will retain the brand. If P&G sells Wash & Go, the
company will be able to redeploy the employees now working on the business.
Wash & Go represented less than 1% of P&G's total global beauty care sales in
fiscal year 1999/2000.
P&G Beauty Care had worldwide sales of $7.39 billion in the fiscal year
that ended June 30, 2000. Its beauty care brands include Pantene Pro-V, Head
& Shoulders, Olay, Safeguard, Secret, and Max Factor.

Potential Buyers May Contact P&G's Investment Bankers Managing the W&G
Sale:
Merrill Lynch (UK)
Blaise Girard Tel: 44 (0) 20 7573 1955
Switchboard Tel: 44 (0) 20 7867 1000

For more information check out http://www.pg.com


SOURCE The Procter & Gamble Company

-0- 11/08/2000

/CONTACT: North America, Tracey Long, 513-945-9845, or Mindy Patton,

513-945-8039, both of P&G/

Web Site: /http://www.pg.com/

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Ultima II Awards Advertising Account to Laspata/DeCaro

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:24 by BeautyCare.com
Ultima II Awards Advertising Account to Laspata/DeCaro

Innovative Brand Campaign To Be Launched in Early 2001
Planned to 'Unlock' Strong Consumer Appeal of Ultima II

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon, Inc. (NYSE: REV) announced today
that advertising for its Ultima II brand has been awarded to Laspata/DeCaro.
The boutique agency will be responsible for a new Ultima II advertising
campaign to be launched in early 2001.
"We chose Laspata/DeCaro for two core proficiencies: their extensive
expertise in the beauty care and fashion industries, and the fresh ideas and
innovative approach the agency presented," stated Jeffrey Nugent, President
and CEO of Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. "We believe Laspata/DeCaro
really understands how to reach Ultima II consumers. They have the creativity
to help communicate Revlon's vision for the revitalization of the brand."
Mr. Rocco Laspata, one of the principal owners of Laspata/DeCaro, added,
"We're excited to have been chosen to represent Ultima II for Revlon. Ultima
II is a well-known brand with strong equity, and we're developing a campaign
that will capture its unique positioning. I think both consumers and industry
professionals will be intrigued by the new campaign."
Laspata/DeCaro, based in New York, is a full-service advertising agency
founded in 1989 by the two principal owners, Mr. Rocco Laspata and Mr. Charles
DeCaro. Laspata/DeCaro offers a broad spectrum of integrated services
including advertising, brand development, marketing, packaging, media planning
and production. The agency's past and current clients include fashion and
beauty industry icons such as: Kenar, Estee Lauder, Adrienne Vittadini, London
Fog, Paloma Picasso, Lacoste, Cone Mills, XOXO, Federated Department Stores,
Kasper, American Legend Mink, Mondi di Marco and Warner Brothers Records.
Ultima II is an internationally known brand of premium cosmetic and
skincare products. This thirty-three year old upscale brand includes such
innovative product lines as Glowtion, Brighten Up, Tighten Up, Beautiful
Nutrient(TM) and Vital Radiance(TM) and is one of the most prestigious beauty
brands at mass.

About Revlon
Revlon is a worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care
products company. The Company's vision is to become the world's most dynamic
leader in global beauty and skin care. A Web site featuring current product
and promotional information can be reached at http://www.revlon.com. Revlon
brands include Revlon(R), Almay(R), Ultima II(R), StreetWear, Mitchum,
Charlie(R) and Flex(R) which are sold worldwide.

Press Contact for Revlon:
Nancy Whitehurst: 212-527-5791


SOURCE Revlon, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Nancy Whitehurst, 212-527-5791, for Revlon/

Web Site: /http://www.revlon.com/

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Pinnacle Art & Frame Named 'Category Captain' by Retail Merchandiser

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:23 by BeautyCare.com
Pinnacle Art & Frame Named 'Category Captain' by Retail Merchandiser

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Art & Frame, a division
of Tandycrafts, Inc. (NYSE: TAC), today announced that it has been nominated
as a Best of Class Category Captain for picture frames and art by Retail
Merchandiser, a leading trade publication for the retail industry.
The Fort Worth-based wall decor supplier said it was recognized in a
special supplement on category management leaders in the October issue of
Retail Merchandiser. The publication conducted a proprietary study in which
retailers and manufacturers were asked to pick their strongest partners based
on a number of criteria, such as the ability to effectively meet supply and
demand, and address micro-marketing issues.
"These Category Captain nominees have demonstrated expertise on all
fronts," said Debby Garbato Stankevich, executive editor of Retail
Merchandiser. "Yes, they invest significant amounts of money in technology.
But, at the same time, the top executives of these firms understand the
importance of regularly walking into a store and finding out what consumers
expect from their favorite brands. Category Captains also understand that
everything that affects retailing is constantly in motion."
This marks the first nomination in Retail Merchandiser for Pinnacle, which
posted sales in excess of $90 million during the last fiscal year.
"We are very honored by this nomination," said Jim Allen, president of
Pinnacle Art & Frame. "Pinnacle has invested in developing cross-functional
account teams, new and better systems, and category management training to
partner with our retailers. This industry recognition validates these
efforts, as does the strong sell through we are seeing for Pinnacle frames,
framed art and wall decor products in the marketplace."
Pinnacle Art & Frame is a leading full line, completely integrated wall
decor supplier satisfying the needs of all retail segments from mass
merchandisers to specialty retailers. Pinnacle has the capacity to produce
more than 50 million picture frames annually at its manufacturing facilities
in the United States and Mexico. Pinnacle is a division of Tandycrafts, Inc.,
a leading maker and marketer of consumer products.


SOURCE Pinnacle Art & Frame

-0- 11/08/2000

/CONTACT: Jeff Lambert or Paula MacKenzie of Lambert, Edwards &

Associates, Inc., 616-233-0500, mail@lambert-edwards.com, for Pinnacle Art &

Frame/

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Just For Men(R) Haircolor and Joe Theismann Washed Away Gray

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:22 by BeautyCare.com
Just For Men(R) Haircolor and Joe Theismann Washed Away Gray to Donate

$10,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R)

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Just For Men Haircolor
presented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with a check for $10,000
marking the end of its "Top of Your Game" contest.
Football legend and color commentator Joe Theismann attended the event to
help present the check to the children of St. Jude. Theismann assisted in the
Just For Men Haircolor promotion by coloring his graying hair in public at the
"Top of Your Game" kick-off event held on July 25 in New York City.
"I'm so glad I was able to be a part of such a fun and worthwhile
promotion," said Theismann. "Not only did I get rid of my gray, but I was also
able to help benefit the kids at St. Jude at the same time."
Beginning in July and running through October, Just For Men Haircolor
donated $1 to St. Jude for every man who entered the "Top of Your Game"
contest for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Jamaica. In addition,
Just For Men Haircolor held a kick-off event and regional events throughout
the country to contribute to the hospital's cause. During those events, Just
For Men Haircolor donated $1,000 for every celebrity who attended and another
$100 for each man who participated in the onsite haircoloring demonstrations.
"We are deeply grateful for the generosity of Just For Men Haircolor,"
said Richard C. Shadyac, national executive director of ALSAC/St. Jude, the
hospital's fund-raising arm. "The generous efforts of everyone at Just For Men
Haircolor and Joe Theismann help to make possible our hospital's life-saving
work -- the research that has saved the lives of countless children
everywhere."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, was founded
by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. The hospital is an internationally
recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for
catastrophic diseases of childhood. The hospital's work is supported through
funds raised by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC). All
St. Jude patients are treated regardless of their ability to pay. ALSAC covers
all costs of treatment beyond those reimbursed by third party insurers, and
total costs for families who have no insurance. For more information, please
visit http://www.stjude.org.

Just For Men, sponsor of the promotion, which made the contribution to St.
Jude possible, offers a five-minute shampoo-in haircolor and unique brush-in
gel for mustache, beard and sideburns in eight, easy-to-apply shades that
closely match a man's natural haircolor. The products have been reformulated
with vitamins, natural ingredients and conditioners, which color away gray
hair and, at the same time, rejuvenate it, leaving it softer, thicker and
fuller looking. All are available at a suggested retail price of $7 where
men's home haircolor products are sold. For product information, visit the
Just For Men Haircolor Web site at http://www.justformen.com.


SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Combe Incorporated

-0- 11/08/2000

/CONTACT: Ali Jenkins of ALSAC-St. Jude, 901-578-2342,

pager: 901-537-4670; or Emily Blasi of Combe Inc., 914-461-4088/

Web Site: /http://www.stjude.org

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Dermalay to Answer Comment From SEC on Its 10SB Filing

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:10 by BeautyCare.com
Dermalay to Answer Comment From SEC on Its 10SB Filing

Quartlery Financials Updated

Dermalay Retains New Public Relations Firm

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dermalay Industries
(OTC: DMLY) announced today that the company will be submitting its response
to SEC's comments on Dermalay's 10-SB filing before the year end. The company
will also file updated financials in compliance with SEC rules.
"We are working diligently with the SEC in responding to the comments made
to our filing. Our goal is to complete this process and get approval to be
listed on the Nasdaq OTC Bulletin Board. This process is slow, but in the
long run, it will truly benefit the company and its shareholders," stated
William Edwards, president and CEO of Dermalay.
The company has also retained the services of eConcep, who specializes in
Public and Investor Relations.
The company stated that it had made the decision to hire the PR firm as a
strategic move to execute on earlier marketing efforts that have not been
implemented yet.

Dermalay Industries is the leading U.S. manufacturer of Emu Oil based
products in the skincare and health industry. Dermalay provides innovative,
effective and top-quality products that improve the way people care for their
bodies, skin and hair. Dermalay products can be found in various Longs Drug
Stores throughout California and Nevada. The products may also be purchased
online through various health and beauty industry eTailers. The company
continues to look for other avenues to distribute the products. The company
plans to add more than 6,000 health food store retailers and distributors to
make their products easily available to its increasing customer base.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended by Public Law 104-67 and is subject to safe harbor
created by these sections actual results, performance or achievements could
differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements,
which involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Past Performance is not
necessarily indicative of future results.


SOURCE Dermalay Industries

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/CONTACT: Elyesse Concepcion of eConcep, elyesse@econcep.com, for

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Florence Henderson Urges Women to Close the Gap Between Their Knowledge and Actions Regarding Osteoporosis via the First Online Spa Event

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:09 by BeautyCare.com
Florence Henderson Urges Women to Close the Gap Between Their Knowledge and

Actions Regarding Osteoporosis via the First Online Spa Event

-Survey shows keen awareness of bone loss as a serious health risk, but few
women taking action to determine their own condition-

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of broken bones, stooped
posture and loss of mobility has not been enough to motivate many women to
take action against osteoporosis, according to a new nationwide Roper Starch
survey. The poll of women age 50 and older revealed that although many (59%)
believe osteoporosis is a serious risk to their overall health and well-being,
only half of the women surveyed have spoken to their doctors about it. And
only one-third of the women have had a bone-density test to measure the
strength and condition of their bones.
The National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation is hoping a night in
with their girlfriends will help women turn knowledge into action. On
November 11, Florence Henderson, "Today Show" correspondent and former "Brady
Bunch" mom, will join forces with Speaking of Women's Health and Lifetime
Television to launch "Girlfriends' Night In," the nation's first online spa
event that will help dispel myths about osteoporosis, a disease that causes
more than a million broken bones in the United States each year. The online
"spa", made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from the
Alliance for Better Bone Health, will link thousands of women across the
country to a live event at the famed Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson.
"There is a large gap between what women know about bone loss and what
they do about it. I didn't take it seriously myself until I was diagnosed
with osteoporosis," said Florence Henderson. "My mission is to encourage
women to Act Now to protect their bones - they should speak with their doctors
about their risks for osteoporosis and what they can do before they suffer a
fracture."
The National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation has taken a leadership
role in educating women about osteoporosis with its 2000 conference theme
"Strong Women Have Strong Bones." "Osteoporosis has been the featured topic
in our 27 city tour this year. The Roper study confirms women need practical
information that motivates them to be proactive in the fight against this
disease, said Dianne Dunkelman, Founder and President of the Speaking of
Women's Health Foundation. "Going online is an innovative way to take our
"edu-taining" platform to many more women than could participate with us
otherwise."
An important focus of this first-ever online "spa" event is the link
between healthy bones, physical beauty and sexual vitality, which will be
addressed by Dr. Lana Holstein, Director of Women's Health at Canyon Ranch.
In addition, Ms. Henderson will share her personal perspective on osteoporosis
and together with special guests, take participants through the Actonel(R)
(risedronate sodium tablets) Healthy Bone Makeover.
The makeover serves as an important reminder that women need to take
proactive steps now to understand better their risks for osteoporotic
fractures and discuss prevention and treatment options with their doctors.
"Because osteoporosis can interfere with your ability to remain active, vital,
and beautiful inside and out, healthy bones are the foundation of our health,
beauty and sexual vitality," Ms. Dunkelman stressed.
The consequences of osteoporosis can range from spinal fractures that
cause the painful "dowager's hump" to loss of independence that often results
from a broken hip. In fact, about 66 percent of people who break their hip
require supervision of some kind and can no longer lead an independent life,
and nearly one in four people over age 50 who break their hip die within one
year.
"Osteoporosis is not a natural part of aging," Ms. Henderson said. "Women
should do everything in their power to ensure that osteoporotic-fractures are
not a part of their lifetimes. With a renewed diet and exercise regimen, and
if necessary, a prescription medication like Actonel, women at risk can work
toward making their bones healthier and more fracture-resistant."

About the Online Event
Registrants can gather with their friends, log on at 8 pm EST on Saturday,
November 11, and join women across the country for "Girlfriends' Night In," a
live interactive event being webcast from Canyon Ranch Health Resort, hosted
by Ms. Henderson and Ms. Dunkelman, and moderated by Dr. Holstein. The
program provides a forum for frank discussions on osteoporosis and sexuality,
tips for preparing cuisine that promotes healthy bones, and interactive chats
with Dr. Holstein and other special guests about women's health issues.
This is not your average chat, but a highly interactive experience: viewers
can provide their points of view via live polling and Q&As and can participate
in the Actonel Healthy Bone Makeover, which includes a risk assessment tool, a
calcium intake review and cooking demonstration, and a mini yoga and exercise
class so they can practice bone-building exercises as they're happening live.
Participants also can send "Bone Mail:" email postcards that allow women to
encourage friends and family to protect their bones. To find out more and
register for this event, go to women.com/girlfriends/register.

About the Survey
The survey, "What Women Know About Osteoporosis," was conducted by Roper
Starch Worldwide among 1,000 women age 50 and older nationwide to gauge
understanding of and attitudes about osteoporosis and help determine why it is
one of the most under-treated and under-recognized disorders. Funded by The
Alliance for Better Bone Health, maker of the osteoporosis medication
Actonel(R), the survey revealed a large gap between women's understanding of
the seriousness and impact of osteoporosis and the steps they are taking to
keep their bones strong.

About Osteoporosis
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that in the United States,
osteoporosis causes approximately 1.5 million bone fractures each year,
including 700,000 vertebral (spinal) fractures, 300,000 hip fractures, and
250,000 wrist fractures. These fractures can cause a host of complications,
including loss of height, chronic pain, reduced ability to perform everyday
functions, and limited mobility. In some cases, osteoporotic fractures can be
fatal: among osteoporosis patients over age 50 who suffer hip fractures, 24
percent die within a year of the fracture, most from complications related to
the fracture.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by low bone mass and
structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an
increased susceptibility to fractures, especially those of the hip, spine, and
wrist. According to the NOF, one in two American women and one in eight men
over age 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her
lifetime. In the United States, expenditures for osteoporotic and associated
fractures are estimated at over $14 billion per year.

About Speaking of Women's Health
The National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation presents a fabulous day
of pampering and knowledge to help educate women to make informed decisions
about their health, well-being and personal safety. Since 1996, Speaking of
Women's Health has been coordinating conferences and special events throughout
the country and raising funds in partnership with beneficiary organizations to
help support projects related to women's health and well-being in communities
across the country. The effort has grown from a one-day conference in
Cincinnati, Ohio, to a national foundation with programs planned in more than
35 cities for 2001.

About Actonel (risedronate sodium tablets)
Actonel 5 mg was recently approved in the United States for the treatment
and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) and glucocorticoid-induced
osteoporosis (GIO) (those taking 7.5mg or more of prednisone or equivalent
daily for chronic diseases). In March 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved Actonel 30-mg for the treatment of Paget's
disease. In addition, Actonel has received marketing authorization in
numerous countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Brazil.
You should not take Actonel if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney
disease or cannot stand or sit for 30 minutes.
Side effects are generally mild and may include stomach pain or upset, or
constipation. Follow dosing instructions carefully. Stop taking Actonel and
tell your doctor if you experience difficult or painful swallowing, chest
pain, or severe or continuing heartburn.
For more information, please see the accompanying Actonel patient
information.

Women who are interested in receiving the Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium
tablets) "Healthy Bone Makeover" brochure can write to:
The Healthy Bone Makeover
1500 Broadway 25th Floor
New York, NY 10036

To find out more and register for this event, go to
http://www.women.com/girlfriends/register.


SOURCE The National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation

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/CONTACT: Erin Buckley of National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation,

513-345-6553; or Kelly Lindenboom of Edelman Public Relations, 212-704-4425,

for The National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation/

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Ancient and Timeless Blending to Form a Modern, Relevant Feng Shui Website

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:07 by BeautyCare.com
Ancient and Timeless Blending to Form a Modern, Relevant Feng Shui Website

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The ancient precepts of Feng Shui and
the relevancy of electronic communication are joining forces in a new Web site
under development by VirTu, Inc.
Feng Shui consultant and designer Judith Wendell selected VirTu to create
a distinctive Web site for Sacred Currents, her New York-based firm. Based on
the Chinese art and science of balancing environmental energy, Feng Shui is
becoming popular among businesses that wish to enhance their good fortune and
high morale among employees.
"SacredCurrents.com will apply all of the principles of Feng Shui in the
creation and implementation of its Web site, in order to impart an integrated
and harmonious experience for users," said Ms. Wendell. "I selected VirTu
because of their special knowledge in blending the online and offline worlds
as well as their inherent appreciation of the principles of Feng Shui."
VirTu specializes in creating integrated marketing and promotional
programs for Web sites that treat all efforts, both online and offline, as
part of a whole.
"We are excited to be working with Judith to develop a unique experience
for Web users," said Marian V. Marchese, president and CEO of VirTu. "By
combining our know-how in Internet design with Judith's expertise in these
ancient traditions, we will present Feng Shui for the 21st Century."
The site will initially outline Ms. Wendell's philosophy, consulting
practice and case studies for both home and businesses. In a second phase,
her line of sachets, aromalites, pillows, bath salts and other Feng Shui-
inspired products will be sold through the site. The plans also include a
"virtual room" which users can arrange according to Feng Shui in order to
learn about the technique.
Ms. Wendell holds a three-year accredited degree in Feng Shui from the BTB
Feng Shui Professional Training Program, and has consulted for businesses
including Avon Cosmetics, NY1 News and BabyTalk Magazine. She also holds a
bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising and has enjoyed a prosperous career
in marketing and product development. She has had a lifelong interest in
interior design and architecture, recognizing that beauty and order are
integral to healing.
VirTu has been building Web sites and creating Internet-based marketing
solutions since 1996. Its clients include CIGNA Group Insurance, Penn Mutual
Life Insurance, W. Atlee Burpee Co. and Archi-Tech Systems, Inc. For more
information on VirTu, visit http://www.virtuinc.com.


SOURCE VirTu, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Marian V. Marchese of VirTu, 215-790-3250/

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Polo Ralph Lauren Launches Polo.com, Its Luxury Designer E-Commerce Web Site

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:05 by BeautyCare.com
Polo Ralph Lauren Launches Polo.com, Its Luxury Designer E-Commerce Web Site

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralph Lauren Media announced today the
launch of Polo.com (http://www.polo.com/), the first luxury, designer,
e-commerce destination Web site. Polo.com offers comprehensive, online access
to the classic, American Ralph Lauren lifestyle with clothing, accessories,
fragrances, vintage items, travel, style tips, compelling stories, opt-in
video entertainment, world-class customer service and more. Ralph Lauren
Media was formed in February 2000 to develop Polo-branded media properties
that promise to break new ground on the Internet, in book publishing,
television production and feature films. The Polo.com Web site will go live
to the public this weekend.
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"Bringing the Polo sensibility to the Internet is the next logical step in
our evolution," said Ralph Lauren. "Polo has always been about creating
worlds and inviting customers to be part of our dream. We were the first to
create multi-page ads that tell a story. We were the first to create stores
that enable customers to interact with that lifestyle. Now we're creating
another first -- Polo.com -- a Web site that allows people to more fully
interact and participate in the dreams and the worlds we've created."
To Mr. Lauren's point, the demand for access to the worlds of Polo is
considerable. More than 600,000 new users have registered at Polo.com since
Polo Ralph Lauren announced the creation of Ralph Lauren Media and its plans
to launch an e-commerce Web site in February.
"The timing couldn't be better for Polo.com," said Jeff Morgan, President
& CEO of Ralph Lauren Media. "The Web has matured enough to allow us the
opportunity to deliver the richness and beauty that people expect from Polo.
The fact that so many people have an affinity for Polo has meant that we've
been able to take the time to develop a Web site that's accessible, easy to
navigate and shop, seamlessly integrated with the rest of Polo and very
innovative."
Polo.com will feature an extensive array of Polo-branded products from
Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, Polo Golf, RLX and Polo Jeans for men; Ralph
Lauren Black Label, Polo Sport, Polo Golf, RLX and Polo Jeans for women; and a
broad selection of items for children, as well as special gifts for the
holiday season. For launch Polo.com will be selling Polo-branded products
exclusively in the United States.
Woven into Polo.com's streamlined shopping experience is relevant,
editorial content and special service-oriented features. Users will find
interesting and provocative stories and imagery by well-known and emerging
writers, illustrators and photographers. The launch of Polo.com also raises
the curtain on "Ask Ralph," Ralph Lauren's ultimate style guide. An ever-
increasing database of service-oriented content, Ask Ralph presents Ralph
Lauren's unique perspective on tasteful living. Other features like Polo
Travel, Polo Radio and Vintage allow people the chance to more fully
participate in the Ralph Lauren lifestyle.
"Polo.com allows our customers the opportunity to literally jump into and
interact with the world of Ralph Lauren," said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren
Media's Chief Creative and Marketing Officer. "Now a person can not only see
our lifestyle advertisements, they can buy the beautiful outfit, they can read
an interview with the model who's wearing it, watch a video about how to style
it -- and even book a trip to the location where the ad was shot."
Polo.com brings the Ralph Lauren lifestyle to life on the Internet with a
richness, beauty and level of personal service that sets the standard today,
tomorrow and beyond.

Polo.com Navigation Highlights
To ensure comfortable navigation of the worlds of Polo Ralph Lauren,
Polo.com has provided a streamlined experience that enables easy, intuitive
shopping by item, category or lifestyle, all of which is woven together by
relevant editorial content.

Vintage
Polo Ralph Lauren has always incorporated vintage items into its
collections. Now, Polo.com takes the vintage concept to the next level.
Browse through our collection of antique watches and rare American
collectibles. Or take a stroll through our 360-degree American Holiday store
and buy items right off the shelves. And for the ultimate second home,
starting in December you can bid on a Ralph Lauren exclusive Airstream trailer
fully-renewed by our home design team.

Travel
Polo Ralph Lauren has always been more about living as much as fashion.
Now you can step into our lifestyle and travel the world with Polo Travel.
From The Point, an incredibly exclusive hideaway in the Adirondacks to the
sunny luxury of a thatched-roof cottage on Little Palm Island in the Florida
Keys, Polo Travel offers an opportunity to experience the world of Polo Ralph
Lauren through custom-designed travel packages.

Ask Ralph
"Ask Ralph" is Ralph Lauren's compendium of style for men and women. An
ever-increasing database of service-oriented content, Ask Ralph epitomizes
Polo's commitment to personalize service by counseling consumers on all
elements of style -- from garment care, to etiquette, to dressing tips for all
occasions. Ask Ralph also features video clips of real Polo employees talking
about how to solve the toughest questions about style.

Assistance
If you need some help, have a question or want to speak to someone about a
size or an exchange, you won't have to go searching through the site for help.
Our customer service email, live customer service chat and toll-free phone
number is prominently featured on each and every page at Polo.com. And when
you call you can be certain to have your questions answered because all of our
phone representatives have the same training and commitment to exemplary
customer service as our Polo Ralph Lauren retail sales associates.

Store Locator
Whether it's shopping online at Polo.com or in person at one of our
stores, Polo Ralph Lauren is seamlessly integrated. You can find what you
want on the Web site or get directions and a map to a store near you. If for
any reason you are unable to visit a store, our professional customer service
representatives will help you find the item you're looking for and make sure
you get exactly want you want.

Polo Radio
Polo Radio offers four channels of streaming audio arranged by genres.
It's the kind of music you're accustomed to hearing in our stores and it
reflects different aspects of the Polo lifestyle, including Resort, RLX,
Evening and Holiday. Users can listen to Polo Radio while shopping on
Polo.com, or they can enjoy Polo.com.

About Polo
"About Polo" contains interesting facts about Polo Ralph Lauren and our
commitment to philanthropy. There's also information about a few of our
flagship stores, employment, investor relations and public relations.

About RL Media
Ralph Lauren Media, LLC was formed to bring the classic, American Polo
Ralph Lauren lifestyle to consumers via multiple media platforms, including
the Internet, broadcast, cable and print. Under the terms of a 30-year joint
venture, Ralph Lauren Media is owned 50% by Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
(NYSE: RL), 25% by NBC, 12.5% by ValueVision International, Inc. (Nasdaq:
VVTV), 10% by NBC Internet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBCI) and 2.5% by CNBC.com, LLC. In
exchange for their interest in Ralph Lauren Media, NBC is contributing
$110 million of television and online advertising on NBC and CNBC.com
properties, NBCi is contributing $40 million in online distribution and
promotion, and ValueVision is contributing a cash funding commitment up to
$50 million. Ralph Lauren Media is based in New York and headed by Jeffrey D.
Morgan, formerly worldwide publisher of Men's Health, one of the fastest
growing magazines in the world. Ralph Lauren Media's managing board has equal
representation from Polo Ralph Lauren and NBC, including its affiliated
companies.

Polo Ralph Lauren's Role in RL Media
Polo Ralph Lauren will market Polo.com through its annual $100 million
print advertising campaign. In addition, the Company will supply its product
at initial cost of inventory and provide customer service through returns,
exchanges and personal assistance at its 29 full-line Polo Ralph Lauren retail
stores and 91 full-line Polo Ralph Lauren outlet stores across the US. Excess
inventory will be managed through the Company's outlet stores.

About Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design,
marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories:
apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 33 years, Polo's reputation and
distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number
of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names,
which include, "Polo by Ralph Lauren," "Polo Sport Ralph Lauren," "Ralph
Lauren Collection," "Ralph Lauren Purple Label," "RALPH by Ralph Lauren,"
"Lauren by Ralph Lauren," "Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren," and "Chaps Ralph
Lauren," among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized
families of consumer brands. In April 1999, Polo Ralph Lauren acquired Club
Monaco, a vertical lifestyle retailer based in Toronto. In February 2000,
Ralph Lauren Media, LLC was formed to bring the Polo Ralph Lauren lifestyle to
consumers via multiple media platforms, including the Internet, broadcast,
cable and print.


SOURCE Polo Ralph Lauren

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/CONTACT: Jackson Lynch for Polo.com, 212-318-7104/

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American Jewelry Corp. Upgrades Web Site With New Product Line

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 18:03 by BeautyCare.com
American Jewelry Corp. Upgrades Web Site With New Product Line

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American Jewelry Corp.
(OTC Bulletin Board: AMJY), a premier designer, manufacturer and distributor
of fine jewelry, today announced the revamping of its retail Web site
http://www.ElegantChoice.com with updated seasonal specials and improved product
images. Effective Monday, November 13, 2000, the site will include a new line
of gold jewelry enhanced with colored semi-precious and precious stones as
well as diamonds.
Mr. Isaac Nussen, President and Chief Executive Officer of American
Jewelry Corp., stated, "We are very pleased with the continuing and growing
orders received on our Web site and believe that with the improved appearance
and usability of the site as well as the upcoming advertising campaign, we
will see progressive increases of sales from this venue. In our ongoing
effort of monitoring and responding to users' feedback, we have acquired
imaging equipment that will enable us to update images on our site with state-
of-the-art quality of images. We expect the updating of images to be
completed over the next two to three weeks."
Mr. Nussen added that "as we continue to develop our Web site, we are
pleased with the growth of orders and sales to our regular distribution
channels for this holiday season. We are committed to retaining current
clients by providing unparalleled service and offering new products on a
regular basis."
AMJY, a Delaware corporation, is a jewelry designer, manufacturer, and
distributor. The Company's product line includes a wide assortment of 14-
karat gold jewelry along with the newly added diamond, pearl and platinum
jewelry lines.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Expression of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something
other than historical fact involve risks and uncertainties. The actual
results the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking
statements due to such risks and uncertainties.


SOURCE American Jewelry Corp.

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/CONTACT: Tim Matula, Investor Relations, 425-836-9035, or

Matula@cnw.com, for American Jewelry Corp./

Web Site: /http://www.amjewelry.com/

Web Site: /http://www.elegantchoice.com /

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More Glam, More Chic, More Beautiful ..Sephora and the City ... On 34th Street

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:53 by BeautyCare.com
More Glam, More Chic, More Beautiful

Sephora and the City ... On 34th Street

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Every Sunday night, women from borough to
borough try to identify with their favorite "Sex and the City" character.
Now, for one night only these women can actually become their favorite
character. On November 9th, Sephora opens its doors to its new 34th Street
location with a gala opening celebration, entitled Sephora and the City.
Divas everywhere are invited to get complimentary Sex and the City makeovers
all night long. The city will be full of trendy girly-girls like Carrie,
classic beauties like Charlotte, no nonsense women like Miranda and sex
kittens like Samantha.
Sephora officially opens its doors on 34th Street at Herald Square in New
York City on November 3rd. The sixth Sephora in New York City, joins the
Soho, Flatiron, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and World Trade Center
locations. The 34th Street Sephora houses over 46 skin care lines, 3,500
lipstick shades and over 375 men's and women's fragrances.
Grab your Fendi baguette, strap on your stilettos, drink Cosmos, dance to
music spun by famous DJ, Paul Sevigny and eat delicious food from celebrity
chef, Serena Bass. Experience the world of beauty firsthand at Sephora 34th
Street.

SEPHORA 34th Street at Herald Square
130 West 34th Street
Thursday, November 9th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

** Who knows you might just bump into Mr. Big?**

Contact: Margeau Dyer or Dana Tuchman, both of Tractenberg & Co.,
212-929-7979, for Sephora


SOURCE Sephora

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/CONTACT: Margeau Dyer or Dana Tuchman, both of Tractenberg & Co.,

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Gucci Group N.V. Announces New Appointment

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:52 by BeautyCare.com
Gucci Group N.V. Announces New Appointment

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gucci Group N.V.
(NYSE: GUC; Amsterdam) today announces the appointment of Massimo Macchi as
Vice President Gucci Group, reporting to Domenico De Sole, Chief Executive
Officer of Gucci Group.
Massimo Macchi will join Gucci in January 2001 from Bulgari Group where he
was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of the Perfume Division,
responsible for business activities worldwide. Previous to various managing
positions at Bulgari, including Executive Vice President of Jewelry, Watches
and Accessories Sales Division, Massimo spent three years at American Express
Italia Co. S.p.a, where he held the position of Vice President for Marketing
and Sales.
Commenting on the appointment, Domenico De Sole said, "I am delighted that
Massimo has decided to join Gucci. He has a deep understanding of the luxury
goods industry and an intimate knowledge of global sales and marketing
strategies and trends. He will play an important role as the Group moves
forward and strengthens Gucci as one of the world's leading multi-brand luxury
goods companies."

Gucci Group N.V. is one of the world's leading multi-brand luxury goods
companies. Through the Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi and Boucheron
brands it designs, produces and distributes high-quality personal luxury
goods, including ready to wear, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes,
timepieces, jewelry, ties and scarves, eyewear, perfume, cosmetics and
skincare products. The Group directly operates stores in major markets
throughout the world and wholesales products through franchise stores, duty
free boutiques and leading department and specialty stores. The shares of
Gucci Group N.V. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the
Amsterdam Stock Exchange.


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/CONTACT: Media - Tomaso Galli, Director, Corporate Communications,

+39-02-7712-7370, mobile - +39-335-737-8435, or Investors - Cedric Magnelia,

Director Investor Relations, +44-20-7898-3053, or +39-055-759-2456, both of

Gucci Group N.V./

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MyWeb Chosen to Provide Web Development and Applications for Leading Asian Babycare Products Manufacturer

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:50 by BeautyCare.com
MyWeb Chosen to Provide Web Development and Applications for Leading Asian

Babycare Products Manufacturer

Commercial ASP Service Continues to Gain Customers Throughout Asia

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MyWeb Inc.com (Amex: MWB) announced
today that its Web solutions unit has completed an exclusive contract with
Takaso Resources Berhad to build, develop and host the official Web site for
Takaso's full line of babycare products. Takaso Resources, a highly acclaimed
manufacturer of babycare accessories and contraceptives in Asia, has chosen
MyWeb's online system integration service to develop a premier e-commerce
portal for its services and products.
MyWeb's multi-phase project for Takaso involves the creation and
development of an e-commerce solution that will help the millions of young
Asian parents find products, services and a variety of useful information
associated with pregnancy, childbirth and the care of their children.
"We were very pleased to be asked to help launch this exciting new venture
that will reach Asia's top markets," says Nin Contreras, CEO of MyWeb Inc.com.
"Takaso is a very well-recognized name and by supplying the development and
back-end solutions for their site, we expect to gain very valuable exposure in
the region's rapidly growing e-commerce marketplace."
MyWeb's services are expected to provide Takaso with a high level of
versatility, enabling the company to offer its product line anywhere in the
world, while having the ability to customize the its site for each of Asia's
rapidly expanding markets. MyWeb has found that the region's emerging
commercial markets are creating a tremendous demand for proven Western
business applications and the company plans to continue focusing a portion of
its efforts on providing these types of applications and services.
MyWeb has recently signed commercial application agreements with wireless
communications leader, Ericsson Inc., China's largest sports gear company,
eToSports and with the organizers of the Sixth Major Cities Summit in China.
MyWeb has additionally landed government contracts and endorsements from
branches of both the Malaysian and Chinese governments and recently announced
its entry into the Chinese broadband market.
As the Application Service Provider (ASP) industry continues to grow
thanks to the emergence of e-business and further gains in Internet
technology, MyWeb has worked to develop its wireless ASP services and has
established a reputable name for its product throughout the Asian markets.
Being both sophisticated and easy-to-use, the company's unique ASP solution
provides users with custom tailored services at competitive prices.
MyWeb provides a full-range of Internet and technology support-related
services, recently becoming an important player in the Asian Internet market.
Its cutting edge business applications services have been very well received,
as have its MyWeb-branded set-top boxes, which have quickly become a mainstay
in the region, especially in China and Malaysia.

About Takaso Resources Berhad
Takaso Resources Berhad, a listed corporation on the Kuala Lumpur Stock
Exchange, manufactures two ranges of products -- babycare accessories under
the brand name Japlo and medical contraceptive condoms under the brand name
Romantic.

About MyWeb
MyWeb is an integrated communications company that facilitates Internet
usage through TV-accessible set-top boxes and value-added and easily
accessible applications in Asia and Latin America. Besides business
solutions, the communications hub operates the leading TV portal in various
emerging Internet markets. Its branded set-top boxes allow customers to use
their televisions to connect to the Internet and navigate the Web via a remote
control or wireless keyboard. Its wireless access service provides online
access via mobile phones. After connecting to the Internet, customers are
instantly directed to MyWeb Online Service's (MOS) Web site, where they can
enjoy MyWeb's localized community news, entertainment and sports content as
well as its business application services.
MyWeb is headquartered in San Francisco, with operational and
representative offices in Singapore, Malaysia and China. More information on
MyWeb can be found on the company's Web site http://www.mywebinc.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar
expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
or achievements of MyWeb Inc.com (the Company) to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. (Such factors
include, among others, the risk factors contained in the company's Annual
Reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.) In
addition, description of anyone's past success, either financial or strategic,
is no guarantee of future success. The Company will remain dependent upon
future financing for its growth and development, and for it to successfully
implement its business plan. No statement contained herein should be
construed as indicating that such financing is or will be available, and if
available, will be on terms favorable to the Company. This news release
speaks as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no
responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring
after the date hereof. Merger Communications (Merger) is a media relations
firm employed by the Company. Merger and the Company believe that all
information in this release has been obtained from sources considered
reliable, but cannot guarantee that the statements presented herein are
accurate or complete. Merger, its officers, directors and employees own
twenty-one thousand restricted shares of the Company's common (144) stock.
According to the agreement between Merger and the Company, Merger's
compensation for its financial media relations services, which includes the
preparation and distribution of press releases, consists of fifteen hundred
dollars cash and ten thousand shares of the Company's restricted stock per
month for the three month period ending 1/2/01. Merger typically has a long
position in the securities of the companies in which it publishes information,
and Merger may be buying or selling securities in the course of its regular
business according to its window policy.

Contact:
Merger Communications, Inc.
David Drake, 713/572-2560 ddrake@mergerusa.com


SOURCE MyWeb Inc.com

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/CONTACT: David Drake of Merger Communications, Inc., 713-572-2560, or

ddrake@mergerusa.com/

Web Site: /http://www.mywebinc.com /

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Cryocon, Inc. and Schick Wilkinson Sword Agree to Testing Program

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:49 by BeautyCare.com
Cryocon, Inc. and Schick Wilkinson Sword Agree to Testing Program;

Razor Blades Treated With Cryocon 'Deep Freeze' Could Last Up to 300% Longer

OGDEN, Utah, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryocon, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: CRYQ) announced today that Schick Wilkinson Sword, a
division of Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE), headquartered in Milford, Connecticut,
has agreed to test Cryocon's proprietary Deep Cryogenic Tempering (DCT)
technology on its razor blades. The Schick and Wilkinson Sword brands hold
the number two market-share position in shaving products worldwide. Schick's
Emerging Technology Department intends to demonstrate the benefits of Deep
Cryogenic Tempering (DCT) on razor blade wear life expectancy and performance
characteristics. "Company field tests indicate that razor blades treated with
Cryocon's proprietary DCT process last up to 300 percent longer than untreated
blades," said Cryocon's CEO/President Robert W. Brunson. "Testing is slated
to be completed this month," added Brunson.
DCT is a computer-controlled tempering process that significantly improves
the wear and performance characteristics of many types of metals, alloys, and
synthetic materials. Treated items show dramatic increases in wear
resistance, toughness, machinability, thermal stability, and dimensional
stability. Cryocon currently holds one of the few patents awarded
specifically for a cryogenic application.
DCT utilizes liquid nitrogen that is flashed to a gas to achieve
temperatures of minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This technique is completely
dry and eliminates the condition known as thermal shock, which is a problem
related to traditional cryogenic applications involving spraying or dipping.


SOURCE Cryocon, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Debra Brunson, VP of Public Relations of Cryocon, Inc.,

888-CRYOCON, debrab@cryocon.org/

Web Site: /http://www.cryocon.org/

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TimeTrade.com Teams with SpaElegance to Deliver Web-Based Appointment

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:48 by BeautyCare.com
TimeTrade.com Teams with SpaElegance to Deliver Web-Based Appointment

Scheduling Solutions to Spas and Salons

Partnership lets spas and salons accept and confirm appointments via the
Internet, 24 x 7

TENTH ANNUAL ISPA CONFERENCE, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeTrade.com, a
leader in Web-based appointment scheduling solutions for service businesses,
has been selected by SpaElegance.Com to provide e-scheduling functionality to
spas, salons, and independent professionals such as estheticians, nail
technicians, and hair stylists. SpaElegance (http://www.SpaElegance.Com) is a
leading Business-to-Business e-commerce marketplace for the spa industry.
TimeTrade (http://www.timetrade.com) provides Internet-based appointment scheduling
solutions to service businesses directly and through partnerships.
"SpaElegance helps spa professionals manage their businesses more
effectively and efficiently," said Marc Peterson, CEO of TimeTrade. "Because
our scheduling application lets them maximize personnel, equipment, and
facilities, it is a natural addition to SpaElegance's suite of services."
"TimeTrade's solution significantly enhances the value we bring to spa
owners and directors," added Dan Shorts, president of SpaElegance. "Spas can
now use the Internet to accept and confirm appointments in real-time, as well
as to purchase supplies and learn about the latest developments in client
care."
TimeTrade operates as an Application Service Provider (ASP) and as an OEM
supplier of e-scheduling technology. Its highly-configurable solutions are
ideal for service businesses, corporations, governmental agencies and
educational institutions. Corporate offices use TimeTrade to schedule sales
calls, plan help desk support visits, and maximize resource utilization.
Other customers include health clubs, automobile dealerships, universities,
spas, salons, and schools, as well as self-employed professionals such as
estheticians, therapists, contractors, doctors, and instructors.

About TimeTrade.com
TimeTrade.com, Inc. is a leader in real-time appointment scheduling
solutions for the service industry. TimeTrade's patent-pending
TimeCommerce(TM) software lets service businesses and independent service
practitioners accept and confirm appointments on the Internet. TimeTrade is
based in Waltham, MA, and can be reached at 781-890-4808, or at
http://www.timetrade.com.

About SpaElegance.Com, Inc.
SpaElegance.Com, Inc. is a Business-to-Business Products and Services
Marketplace. The company helps spa professionals run their businesses more
efficiently and more intelligently by streamlining business processes and
product distribution, educating spa professionals, and connecting spas to
their clients. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, SpaElegance can be reached at
877-200-SPAS. For information on the company visit http://www.SpaElegance.Com.

TimeTrade is a service mark and TimeCommerce is a trademark of
TimeTrade.com, Inc.


SOURCE TimeTrade.com

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/CONTACT: Ken Coleman of TimeTrade.com, Inc., 781-890-4808, ext. 104; or

Dan Shorts of SpaElegance.Com, Inc., 412-851-9149/

Web Site: /http://www.SpaElegance.Com/

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Help Fill Time Capsule for Chance to Win Night on the Town

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:45 by BeautyCare.com
Help Fill Time Capsule for Chance to Win Night on the Town;

Downtown Minneapolis Time Capsule Installed in U.S. Bancorp Center Dec. 5

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A Downtown Minneapolis Time Capsule,
filled with artifacts that represent living, learning, working and playing in
Minneapolis in 2000, will be installed on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10: 30 a.m. in
the new U.S. Bancorp Center at 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. The public is
invited to vote on artifacts that will fill the time capsule. The ballot will
serve as an entry form to win a night on the town.
Whoever wins the night on the town drawing will receive a $60 dinner
certificate at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in downtown
Minneapolis, two tickets to the Johnny Mathis concert on December 15 and a
night's stay at the Hilton Minneapolis. Forms will be available in an
upcoming issue of the Star Tribune or at any of the 15 Minneapolis Library
branches (listed at the end of this news release). The contest ends
November 20.
The items on which the public will vote include: the book "Harry Potter
and the Goblet of Fire," Grammy winning "Supernatural" by Santana, Academy
Award winner "American Beauty," a fashion item, an "LRT is on Track" button,
an Aquatennial skipper pin, a bus pass and route information, a Caribou coffee
cup, a cell phone, Vikings memorabilia, a Gold Sacajawea dollar, a
Timberwolves Kevin Garnett jersey, a Kirby Puckett bobble head, menus from
downtown Minneapolis restaurants, the Star Tribune Olympic summary, a Palm
Pilot, playbills from downtown theatres and a Santa Bear.
Some artifacts already selected for insertion in the time capsule include
census statistics, Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's State of the City
Address, the December 5 Star Tribune, an item from Gov. Jesse Ventura and an
artifact from "Tony and Tina's Wedding," which will have its final performance
this year.
The time capsule will be opened in 2056 to honor the bicentennial of
Minneapolis' incorporation as a town.
Minneapolis Library branches include Central at 300 Nicollet Mall
(downtown), City Hall at 350 South 5th Street, East Lake at 2727 East Lake
Street, Franklin at 1314 East Franklin Avenue, Hosmer at 347 East 36th Street,
Linden Hills at 2900 West 43rd Street, Nokomis at 5100 - 34th Avenue South,
North Regional at 1315 Lowry Avenue North, Northeast at 2200 Central Avenue
Northeast, Pierre Bottineau at 1224 Northeast 2nd Street, Roosevelt at 4026
28th Avenue South, Southeast at 1222 Southeast 4th Street, Sumner at 611
Emerson Avenue North, Walker at 2880 Hennepin Avenue, Washburn at 5244 Lyndale
Avenue South and Webber Park at 4310 Webber Parkway.
The time capsule is supported by U.S. Bancorp, the Minneapolis Downtown
Council, Minneapolis Public Library and Star Tribune.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $86 billion in assets, is
the 9th largest financial services holding company in the nation and operates
approximately 1,000 banking offices in the Midwest and West. The company
provides comprehensive banking, trust, investment and payment systems products
and services to consumers, businesses and institutions. It operates a network
of 5,000 ATMs and provides 24-hour, seven-days-a-week telephone customer
service. The company offers full-service brokerage services at approximately
100 offices through U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. The company is the largest
provider of Visa corporate and purchasing cards in the world, and is one of
the largest providers of corporate trust services in the nation. For further
information, please see the U.S. Bancorp web site at http://www.usbank.com


SOURCE U.S. Bancorp

-0- 11/07/2000

/CONTACT: Teri Charest, U.S. Bancorp Public Relations, 612-973-4594,

teri.charest@usbank.com /

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/312402.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 312402/

Web Site: /http://www.usbank.com /

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Longs Drugs Will Not Sell Over-the-Counter Medications Containing PPA

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:43 by BeautyCare.com
Longs Drugs Will Not Sell Over-the-Counter Medications Containing PPA

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the company's
focus on consumer health and well being and yesterday's FDA health warning on
drug products containing PPA (phenylpropanolamine), Longs Drugs (NYSE: LDG)
is in the process of removing all over-the-counter diet and cold relief
products containing the ingredient from its shelves.
Longs Drugs is voluntarily taking this action to help reduce any risk to
consumers based on the FDA's public health advisory issued yesterday.
Consumers are advised to discuss alternative products with their health care
providers or Longs pharmacists. The FDA also announced that it "is taking
steps to remove phenylpropanolamine from all drug products and has requested
that all drug companies discontinue marketing products" containing PPA based
on a study conducted by scientists at Yale University School of Medicine.
PPA is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter cough and cold
medications as a decongestant and in over-the-counter weight loss products.
Longs Drugs offers one of the widest varieties of cough and cold products in
the marketplace and has many alternative remedies available to provide relief
from common cold symptoms. If consumers have questions or concerns, Longs
pharmacists are readily available to assist them with this and other health
care issues.
Additional information on this subject, including lists of products
containing PPA and frequently asked questions will be available on the
company's web site at http://www.longs.com by the end of the day.
Longs Drug Stores Corporation is one of the most successful drug store
chains in North America. Founded in 1938 by brothers Joe and Tom Long as
"Longs Self-Service Drugs," the Company currently operates 427 stores in
California, Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. Annual sales
average over $9.3 million per store. Longs' unique strategy, focused on
consumers' health and well being, includes competencies in the key categories
of pharmacy, over the counter medications, photo, and cosmetics, as well as
other convenience offerings. Longs' web site, located on the Internet at
http://www.longs.com, blends consumer services with extensive health and wellness
information and includes the latest company news and investor information.


SOURCE Longs Drug Stores

-0- 11/07/2000

/CONTACT: Les Anderson, V. P. - Administration of Longs Drug Stores,

925-210-6624/

Web Site: /http://www.longs.com/

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As the Leaves Begin to Change Color, So Do the Needs of Your Fluffy Friend

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:41 by BeautyCare.com
As the Leaves Begin to Change Color, So Do the Needs of Your Fluffy Friend

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the leaves turn colors, the
temperature cools and you start thinking about last year's fall coats, your
daily routine will soon begin to change. You will add on a few layers of
clothes, spend more time indoors and even eat more. And as fall approaches,
it's important to remember your pet's needs will change, too.
According to Dr. Dan Carey, veterinarian and director of technical
communications for The Iams Company, pet owners should follow certain steps to
ensure their pets are "warmly" prepared for the fall months.

-- Housing -- Don't let the furry coat fool you -- pets, too, need to
stay indoors more during cooler weather to keep warm. If this is not
possible, outdoor pets should be provided with a shelter that is
elevated off the ground to prevent moisture accumulation. Remember
that tiles and other surfaces may become extremely cold, so place
blankets and pads on floors in these areas.

-- Grooming -- Grooming your pet regularly will help to keep his coat in
top condition so it can keep him properly insulated. Short- or
coarse-haired dogs may especially feel the chill, so consider a
sweater or coat. Long-haired dogs should have their paw-hair clipped
to ease the cleaning of their feet in snowy conditions.

-- Feeding -- It takes more energy to keep a pet's body temperature
regulated in cooler weather, so additional calories may be necessary.
Premium quality foods, such as Eukanuba(R) and Iams(R) Dog and Cat
Foods, will help maintain a balanced energy level.

-- Bathing -- Thoroughly towel-dry your pet after bathing or coming in
from the rain, and make sure to dry and clean her paws. This helps
avoid tiny cuts and cracked pads. A little petroleum jelly may also
help soften the pads and prevent dry skin.

-- Routine check-up -- Fall is an ideal time for your pet to visit the
veterinarian for an annual check-up. Talk to your vet about any
conditions that would compromise your pet's ability to deal with cold
weather. Like people, pets may become more susceptible to illness
when exposed to extreme weather, so be extra cautious about any
abnormal symptoms your pet may have. Make sure to consult your vet if
the symptoms persist and before giving your pet any over-the-counter
medications.

About the Iams Company
For more than 50 years, The Iams Company has enhanced the health and well-
being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods. To learn more
about Eukanuba(R) and Iams(R) Dog & Cat Foods, the Eukanuba Veterinary
Diets(R) line of canine and feline therapeutic diets, or general pet care and
nutrition information, call the Iams pet professionals at 1-800-863-4267. You
can also visit Iams on the Web at http://www.iams.com .


SOURCE The Iams Company

-0- 10/25/2000

/CONTACT: Lara Strazdin of The Iams Company, 973-264-7591, or Robin

Broder of Fleishman-Hillard, 816-512-2385, for The Iams Company/

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Aeterna Files Applications to Begin a Third Clinical Trial

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:40 by BeautyCare.com
Aeterna Files Applications to Begin a Third Clinical Trial

of Neovastat/AE-941 in Cancer

The study will be conducted in Canada, United States and Europe

QUEBEC, Quebec, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Laboratories (NASDAQ:
AELA, TSE: AEL) announced today that it has submitted applications to begin a
clinical trial of its angiogenesis inhibitor, Neovastat/AE-941, in patients
with multiple myeloma. The application has been filed with the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) in the United States, and the Health Protection Branch
(HPB) in Canada. The study is the third pivotal clinical trial Aeterna has
initiated in oncology this year.

ABOUT THE TRIAL
This Phase II pivotal clinical trial has been designed to obtain
accelerated approval of Neovastat in the treatment of multiple myeloma
patients with refractory disease. The study will determine tumor response
based upon commonly used criteria, such as the level of M-protein (myeloma
protein). Other parameters specific to the disease will also be considered.
The trial seeks to establish that 20% of patients that receive Neovastat will
experience tumor response. The study will involve approximately 20 sites
across North America and Europe, and will evaluate the efficacy of Neovastat
as monotherapy treatment for patients with multiple myeloma not responding to
standard therapies. Approximately 120 patients are to be included and the
final results of the trial are expected by the summer 2002.
In North America, the principal investigators are Dr. Sundar Jagannath,
Chief Multiple Myeloma Service, St. Vincent Comprehensive Cancer Center, New
York, in the US, and Dr. Chaim Shustik, Associate Professor of Medicine at
McGill University and The Royal Victoria Hospital, in Montreal, Canada. The
principal investigator in Europe is Dr. Jean-Paul Fermand, Professor of
Medicine and Head of the Immuno-Hematology Unit of St. Louis University
Hospital in Paris, France.
"The role of angiogenesis, particularly the involvement of VEGF and MMPs,
in the progression of multiple myeloma is now well evidenced, and its
inhibition represents an innovative approach in the treatment of the disease,"
said Dr. Sundar Jagannath, adding that "The multiple mechanisms of action of
Neovastat, targeting more specifically VEGF and MMPs, as well as its good
safety profile make this drug particularly attractive in the search for new
alternatives to treat multiple myeloma."
Mr. Yves Rosconi, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
Aeterna, said that the filing of the applications for the multiple myeloma
clinical trial is another important step forward in implementing Aeterna's
early-to-market strategy for Neovastat. "With this trial, we hope to
demonstrate that Neovastat has a significant therapeutic benefit in another
oncology indication, in addition to the trials currently underway for the
treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma patients,"
Mr. Rosconi said. "Both the completion of the ongoing trial in renal cell
carcinoma and the trial in multiple myeloma are expected within the same
timeframe - by summer 2002."
"Multiple myeloma is the third oncology indication we planned to target
this year in the clinical development of Neovastat. Following our discussions
with the Health Authorities, if the results of this trial are conclusive, we
expect to apply to the regulatory agencies for accelerated approval of
Neovastat in this indication as early as 2002," added Dr. Claude Hariton, Vice
President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs of Aeterna.

UNDERSTANDING ANGIOGENESIS
Angiogenesis, a scientific term for the formation of new blood vessels,
is crucial to the development of cancer and other diseases that require the
development of new blood vessels to supply them with essential nutrients for
growth. Angiogenesis-dependent diseases form new blood vessels by sending out
certain proteins, such as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor), that
cause endothelial cells within existing nearby blood vessels to proliferate
and migrate, secreting enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases or MMPs, which
create an opening in the surrounding matrix, enabling these endothelial cells
to form new blood vessels that reach out to the disease.

NEOVASTAT - UNIQUE MECHANISM OF ACTION
Neovastat, is a novel orally bioavailable naturally occurring
antiangiogenic product that has a unique multiple mechanism of action.
Neovastat blocks two of the regulators of angiogenesis, VEGF and MMPs. Most
tumors secrete VEGF, which binds to specific receptor sites on the wall of
blood vessels and triggers the growth of new blood vessels. Neovastat contains
active components that specifically block the receptors where VEGF binds.
Preclinical studies also show that Neovastat regulates the VEGF-induced
proliferation of endothelial cells that is thought to be necessary in the
growth of new blood vessels. In addition, Neovastat has been shown to
selectively inhibit MMPs 2, 9 and 12, which are involved in breaking down the
surrounding tissue and creating an opening for the formation of new blood
vessels.

ABOUT MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that arises in the bone
marrow. The disease accounts for 1% of all cancers and is the second most
prevalent blood cancer. In the U.S., approximately 50,000 persons are affected
by the disease. There are about 14,000 new cases of multiple myeloma in North
America each year and about 18,000 new cases in the countries of the European
Community, and the five-year mortality rate is approximately 75%. Standard
medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and bone marrow
transplantation enable patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma to live an
average of four years. These therapies are often associated with a large
number of serious side effects.

ABOUT AETERNA
Aeterna Laboratories is a leader in the field of antiangiogenesis with
its compound, AE-941/Neovastat, in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment
of lung and kidney cancer.
Aeterna Laboratories Inc. is a Canadian biopharmaceutical company focused
on the development of new therapies to treat a variety of conditions,
principally cancer. Aeterna's lead compound, Neovastat, is an angiogenesis
inhibitor being investigated in three major therapeutic areas: oncology,
dermatology and ophthalmology. The Company also owns 64% of Atrium
Biotechnologies Inc., specialized in the development of active ingredients
used in cosmetics and nutrition products.
The Company is listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AEL
and the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AELA.
Aeterna's news releases and additional information are available on its
Web site at http://www.aeterna.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks
and uncertainties which could cause the Company's actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources
to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical
studies, the ability of the Company to take advantage of the business
opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, uncertainties related to the
regulatory process and general changes in economic conditions. Investors
should consult the Company's ongoing quarterly and annual filings with the
Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks
and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are
cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. The Company does
not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.


SOURCE Aeterna Laboratories Inc.

-0- 10/25/2000

/CONTACT: Janet Craig, Director of Corporate

Communications and Investor Relations, Aeterna Laboratories Inc.,

Direct: 416-697-6169, Bus: 418-652-8525, Fax: 418-625-0881, E-mail:

janet.craig@aeterna.com

To request a free copy of this organization's annual report, please go to

http://www.newswire.ca and click on reports@cnw./

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Imaging Technologies Targets Internet with ColorBlind-Web Software

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:39 by BeautyCare.com
Imaging Technologies Targets Internet with ColorBlind-Web Software;

- E-Tailers Will Benefit from On-Line, Real-Time Color Correction -

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Technologies Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board: ITEC), a pioneer in the development of digital imaging
solutions, today announced it will introduce a new version of its
award-winning ColorBlind color management software designed for use by
Internet commerce companies and their customers. ColorBlind-Web(TM) will
provide on-line, real-time color correction so that product colors from the
e-tailer are accurately represented on customers' monitors.
"With the explosive growth of e-commerce, the need for the reliable
representation of color on the Internet has become a vital concern for both
e-tailers and their customers," said Wes Bankston, ITEC's Vice President of
Sales and Marketing. "Internet marketers of apparel, cosmetics, furniture,
and numerous other color-sensitive products know how important color is in the
buying decision process," he added.
ITEC will provide a server-based delivery system for ColorBlind-Web.
On-line customers of e-tailers who have licensed the product for use on their
servers will be able to download the ColorBlind-Web plug-in to calibrate
monitors with the original web-page content. In addition, users will be able
to download ColorBlind-Web applications from ITEC's Web sites: http://www.itec.net
and http://www.color.com, an on-line resource for color information.
"The introduction of ColorBlind-Web represents a very significant business
opportunity for ITEC," said Brian Bonar, ITEC CEO. "During the coming fiscal
year, we will devote more of our resources to the development and promotion of
the Company's software assets."
On-line retail sales in the United States already exceed $48 billion
annually, according to The National Retail Federation/Forrester Online Retail
Index. According to a 1999 survey by CyberDialogue Research, 60 percent of
Internet shoppers do not trust the colors they see on their monitors. Thirty
percent decided not to make a purchase due to doubt about color accuracy and
15 percent of on-line purchasers reported that they returned merchandise due
to disappointment with the color.
A study by the Hass Business School at California State University at
Berkeley reported that 50 percent of on-line shoppers would more likely make a
purchase if there were some assurance of color accuracy. This on-line
shopping survey also revealed that 44 percent would do more on-line shopping
if they had more confidence in color accuracy.
With nearly 1,000 active e-tailers in this category, initial marketing
plans for ITEC's ColorBlind-Web include licensing the application to on-line
retailers in the apparel, cosmetics, automotive, and home furnishings
industries. Additionally, the ColorBlind logo will be provided at each
e-tailer site indicating to the viewer that the site is ColorBlind Aware(TM).
The ColorBlind family of products brings color management to the end user
and provides tools for any level color imaging user from novice to color
expert. ColorBlind products are designed to work with all color devices,
regardless of manufacturer or the software that drives them. ColorBlind
applications are sold as bundled or stand-alone applications.

About Imaging Technologies Corporation
Imaging Technologies Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ITEC) is a worldwide
pioneer in the development, manufacturing, licensing and distribution of
high-quality digital imaging solutions. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in
San Diego, California, the Company produces imaging products for diverse
market segments. Beginning with a core technology in the design and
development of Adobe(R) PostScript(R) controllers for non-impact printers and
multifunction peripherals, the Company has expanded its product offerings to
include monochrome and color printers, printer controllers, external print
servers, and software to improve the accuracy of color reproduction.
Information on the Company is available at the ITEC Web site at http://www.itec.net.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements
and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the failure to
complete successfully the development of new or enhanced products, the
Company's future capital needs, the lack of market demand for any new or
enhanced products the Company may develop, any actions by the Company's
partners that may be adverse to the Company, the success of competitive
products, other economic factors affecting the Company and its markets,
seasonal changes, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results may
differ materially from those contained in this press release. The Company
disclaims any obligation to update any statements in this press release.


SOURCE Imaging Technologies Corporation

-0- 10/25/2000

/CONTACT: Mr. Wes Bankston, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of ITEC,

Inc., 858-613-1300, wbankston@itec.net/

Web Site: /http://www.color.com/

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Eureka Helps with Low Cost Asthma Interventions

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:38 by BeautyCare.com
Eureka Helps with Low Cost Asthma Interventions

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Department
of Health and Human Services did a pilot study this past summer to find out
whether low cost environmental interventions could make a difference in the
health of asthmatic children by reducing the asthma triggers in their homes.
The study was undertaken for two reasons. First, both the asthma incidence
and morbidity rates have increased dramatically over the past ten years.
Second, public health officials in North Carolina want to help extend the
reach of clinicians in the areas of environmental asthma intervention and
education.
The 96 families included in the study came from a cross section of
socioeconomic levels and were referred to the local health departments by
pediatricians. The asthmatic children ranged in age between 8 and 18 and had
varying levels of asthma severity.
The public health departments had all the carpeting and upholstered
furniture professionally cleaned in the homes of participants and then gave
the families commonly available non-medical household intervention tools to
use throughout the study. Each family was given a True HEPA sealed upright
vacuum cleaner from Eureka, mattress and pillow encasings to create barriers
to dust mites and a special allergen furnace filter. Participants were
instructed to vacuum daily and wash the bedding in hot water every other week.
"Anecdotal evidence appears to indicate that these low cost interventions
do make a difference," according to William Service, Coordinator of the
Environmental Interventions Study.
The mother of one of the asthmatic children in the study, who is a
pulmonary nurse, indicated that the results for her daughter were significant.
The 15 year old is no longer taking any asthma medications except the inhaler
she uses prior to her high school volleyball practices and games. Her peak
flow meter readings have been in the range of someone without asthma since 4-5
weeks into the study. Peak flow meters measure the lung function. (This
family also has indoor pets including two dogs and a cat.) Other participants
are reporting similar results. (No changes in asthma medications should be
made without consulting a physician.)
The data from the study is being compiled and evaluated by Karin Yeatts,
Ph.D., a researcher at University of North Carolina School of Public Health at
UNC Chapel Hill. Results are expected by early next year.
For more information contact: Kathryn Luedke at 309-823-5742.


SOURCE The Eureka Company

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/CONTACT: Kathryn Luedke of The Eureka Company, 309-823-5742/



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@plan Institute for Online Commerce (TM) Releases Scientific Survey of Nearly 15,000 Online Users

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:37 by BeautyCare.com
@plan Institute for Online Commerce (TM) Releases

Scientific Survey of Nearly 15,000 Online Users

Institute Designates Performance Stars to Online
Retailing Sites in the Automotive, General Merchandising
And Travel Categories of Online Retailing

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the @plan (Nasdaq: APLN)
Institute for Online Commerce (TM) released its first @plan e-Performance
Report covering the automotive, general merchandising and travel categories of
online retailing. The report, scheduled for release each quarter, uses
shopper satisfaction data from nearly 15,000 active online shoppers. Sites
earned performance stars ranging between one and five. Performance stars were
calculated using an aggregate measure of four specific attributes and a pre-
determined scoring system. Reported sites that did not reach the four-star
threshold can be found at (http://www.webplan.net) on the Institute for Online
Commerce link.
A five-star designation, the highest level of performance, indicates that
shoppers evaluated the site as 'excellent' in at least 50% of the shopping
evaluations. Similarly, four-star designations mean that the site was
evaluated as 'excellent' in at least 40% of shopping evaluations. Three-star
designations mean that the site was evaluated as 'excellent' in at least 30%
of shopping evaluations. Two-star designations mean that the site was
evaluated as 'excellent' in at least 20% of shopping evaluations. A one-star
designation means that the site was evaluated as 'excellent' in at least 10%
of shopping evaluations.

@plan selected four specific attributes used to arrive at an overall
composite measure of shopper satisfaction:

* The likelihood you would recommend the site to a friend
* Ease of finding what you wanted on the site
* Did the site provide helpful information?
* Quality of customer service

In the automotive, general merchandising or travel categories, amazon.com
was the only reported site to achieve a five star designation. Sites that
achieved a four star designation in the clothes/apparel category are Cabela's,
the Disney Store, L.L. Bean, Land's End, Nordstrom, and Victoria's Secret.
Sites that achieved the four star designation in the airline
tickets/reservations category are Expedia.com and Southwest.com.
For a complete list of star designations, please go to the appendix at
http://www.webplan.net on the Institute for Online Commerce link.
"Because of the size and third party neutral scientific nature of the
sample," said Mark K. Wright, CEO of @plan, "this represents the statistical
equivalent of talking to every 18+ U.S. online shopper in the automotive,
travel and general merchandising spaces."
@plan's survey of nearly 15,000 online shoppers in the automotive, general
merchandising and travel categories was conducted from May 1 through July 24,
2000. The study was a representative survey based on a scientific random
probability sample. At the 95% confidence level, the sampling error varies
between 1% and 5%, depending on the number of respondents who evaluated each
reported site. All scores within the statistical margin of error were rounded
up to the next star.
@plan is a leading authority and recognized expert in the field of
Internet marketing research. As a public service, the @plan Institute For
Online Commerce(TM) offers consumers, the media, opinion leaders and market
analysts third party neutral data concerning online consumer preferences,
behavior and attitudes towards key online issues.

*****
amazon.com was the only Five Star Performer in any categories:

* Auctions
* Books/Movies/Music
* Business Equipment/Office Supplies
* Electronics (Home electronics, cell phones or pagers)
* Home (appliances, furniture, gardening & home improvement)
* Leisure (sporting goods, toys & computer game software)
* Technology (computer hardware, general software & educational software)

****
Airline Tickets/Reservations
Expedia.com Southwest.com

****
Auctions
eBay

****
Automotive (New or Used Car/Truck)
BMW International Dodge MSN Carpoint Toyota vw.com

****
Books/Movies/Music
Barnes&Noble.com CDNow eBay eToys.com Wal-Mart

****
Business Equipment/Office Supplies
eBay

****
Car Rentals
Expedia.com Travelocity.com

****
Clothes/Apparel
Cabela's Disney Store L.L. Bean Land's End
Nordstrom Victoria's Secret

****
Electronics (Home electronics, cell phones or pagers)
eBay

****
Home (appliances, furniture, gardening & home improvement)
eBay marthastewart.com

****
Leisure (sporting goods, toys & computer game software)
Cabela's Disney Store eBay eToys.com

****
Lodging
Expedia.com

****
Technology (computer hardware, general software & educational software)
Barnes&Noble.com Dell.com eBay Gateway

****
Vacation Packages
Disney.com Expedia.com Southwest.com

@plan allows this material to be distributed for non-commercial,
educational purposes only. Distribution for any other purposes requires the
prior written consent from @plan. While @plan believes this information to be
accurate and correct, within statistical sampling error, @plan does not
warrant the accuracy or the correctness of the information.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties regarding @plan.inc. Investors are cautioned that such
results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from
actual future events or results. Factors that could cause actual events or
results to differ from anticipated events or results include the company's
limited operating history and other risks that are contained in @plan's
reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.


SOURCE @plan

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/CONTACT: Sean McCabe or Peter Robbio, 703-683-5004, for @plan/

Web Site: /http://www.webplan.net/

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A Brush With The Heavens - Supermodel Tyra Banks Honors Young Angels

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:36 by BeautyCare.com
A Brush With The Heavens - Supermodel Tyra Banks Honors Young Angels

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermodel Tyra Banks found herself
surrounded by five young angels dressed up in their newly earned wings
yesterday as she honored them for their good works at the first annual Angel
Soft(R) Angels in Action awards ceremony in New York City.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001025/NYW023 )
"It is a real honor for me to be in the company of these five brave and
heroic young ladies," said Banks. "They are true role models for children and
adults alike and they deserve all the accolades and attention being bestowed
on them today."
Launched this year by Georgia-Pacific, manufacturer of Angel Soft(R) bath
tissue, the Angel Soft(R) Angels in Action awards recognize children ages
12 and under from around the country who have performed heroic deeds in their
communities. Each winner received a $5,000 U.S. savings bond and a year's
supply of Angel Soft(R) bath tissue.

Following are this year's winners:
-- Danielle Lee of Arlington, Texas -- This 9-year-old heroine saved her
brother's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver, which she had
learned just one week before.
-- Jessica Zagarella of Cary, N.C. -- At only 11 years of age, Jessica
organized a donation campaign for a homeless women's shelter. She has
collected more than 1,000 items such as shampoo and other toiletries
that help restore dignity to the shelter's residents.
-- Theresa Lynn Parkman of Lake Worth, Fla. -- Eleven-year-old Theresa
fearlessly dived into a swimming pool to rescue her drowning baby
brother and then administered CPR on him to save his life.
-- Bethany Grace Essary of Oaks, Okla. -- Doctors had little hope that 4-
year-old Bethany would survive the third degree burns that covered much
of her body, but her will to survive helped her beat the odds. Her big
smile and fighting spirit are an inspiration to everyone she meets.
-- Patti Parris of Granite Falls, N.C. -- It took 12-year-old Patti an
entire year to prepare her special gift. When her hair had grown to the
proper length, she cut off 14-inches of her hair and donated it to
Locks of Love to help a girl her same age who had lost her hair due to
illness.

To request photographs or b-roll, or to schedule interviews with the
winners, please call Edelman Public Relations: Julie Safer 212-704-8132 or
Pamela Dollak 212-819-4820.


SOURCE Georgia-Pacific

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/CONTACT: Julie Safer, 212-704-8132, or Pamela Dollak, 212-819-4820, both

of Edelman Public Relations for Georgia-Pacific/

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Major Advance In Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients Is Announced

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:35 by BeautyCare.com
Major Advance In Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients Is Announced;

New Technique Will Revolutionize Standard Treatment
and Eliminate Physical Scarring

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A major advance in the surgical
treatment of breast cancer for women in New York has been developed by the
Strang-Cornell Breast Center for women undergoing surgery. Dr. Rache Simmons
a Breast Surgeon and former President of the American Society of Breast
Surgeons, and Associate Director of Strang-Cornell Breast Center, pioneered
the areola-sparing technique that eliminates the terrible scarring and
emotional turmoil caused by traditional mastectomy.
The procedure, designed to remove cancerous breast tissues, will maintain
all of the overlying skin with only resection of the nipple. Patients who
have had this new technique have a greatly improved cosmetic result from their
reconstruction and far less emotional impact. A recent study published by Dr.
Simmons and her colleagues from Strang-Cornell Breast Center and the New York
Weill Cornell Medical Center on skin sparing mastectomies determined that
patients who underwent the procedure did not have any higher chance of cancer
coming back. Additionally these women lived just as long as those who had
undergone the standard mastectomy.
Designed to remove only cancerous breast tissues, thereby maintaining much
of the overlying skin, the skin-sparing technique differs from a traditional
mastectomy because the procedure is easier and quicker to perform and results
in a dramatically better cosmetic outcome, resulting in only a small scar and
excellent symmetry of the native and reconstructed breast. The areola-sparing
mastectomy is the next stop with skin-sparing mastectomy where only the nipple
is removed.
Marguerite Maggs a forty-year-old malpractice lawyer and mother of a four-
year old recently underwent the areola sparing surgery. "Mentally, I didn't
have to deal with the aftermath of the physical deformity as there was minimal
bruising and my skin is the same as before the surgery. I have to believe that
a major part of recovery is the outlook that I'm going to look like a normal
woman. The mental ability to get up and look at yourself in the mirror and
actually laugh with relief because you can't believe you look as good as do
was unthinkable before the surgery."
The traditional surgical management for early stage breast cancer is
mastectomy or lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. In patients where
lumpectomy is not possible, a mastectomy is typically performed.
Unfortunately the conventional mastectomy removes the entire mound of breast
tissue including skin, the nipple, areola and some lymph nodes under the arm.
The incision, which begins at the breastbone and ends at the armpit, leaves a
scar of approximately 6-10 inches Afterwards, patients must frequently undergo
reconstructive surgery to rebuild the breast that has been removed. This can
be done with implants or with a fatty tissue transfer.
"The areola-sparing mastectomy is a great advance in the treatment of
cancer and allows the treatment of breast cancer to not be so frightening for
women", said Dr. Simmons.

Founded in 1933, Strang Cancer Prevention Center is dedicated to research
to prevent cancer and promote cure through early detection. It is the oldest
cancer prevention center in the United States and is associated with two of
the most important tests for early cancer detection -- the Pap test for
cervical cancer and the sigmoidoscopy for the prevention of colon cancer.
Strang scientists are studying altered cell growth and cell damage at the
genetic, molecular, cellular, hormonal, and metabolic levels to identify a
genetic marker for the process leading to cancer. Affiliated with The New
York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center since 1991, Strang has established the
Strang-Cornell Breast Center, the Strang-Cornell Gastrointestinal Cancer
Prevention Center, the Anne Fisher Nutrition Center, and the James E. Olson
Colon Cancer Detection Center.


SOURCE Strang Cancer Prevention Center

-0- 10/25/2000

/CONTACT: Trish Berlin of Shandwick for Strang Cancer Prevention Center,

646-658-8062, or e-mail tberlin@shandwick.com/

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BabyPressConference.com Acquires Urbanbaby.com

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:34 by BeautyCare.com
BabyPressConference.com Acquires Urbanbaby.com

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyPressConference.com, the only online
hospital maternity service that allows parents to introduce their newborns to
family and friends via live, full-motion video over the Internet, announced
today the acquisition of urbanbaby.com, the award-winning online network of
resource guides, interactive communities and online store for local parents in
the top metropolitan cities in the world.
"This acquisition helps further BabyPressConference.com's goal of being a
destination for new and expectant mothers," said Lee H. Perlman, president and
CEO of BabyPressConference.com. "We will continue to provide education and
netcasting services and add local content and resources with the help of
urbanbaby.com."
Urbanbaby.com began in 1999 as newyorkbaby.com, a site designed to help
new and expecting New York parents navigate the big city. Earlier this year,
sites were introduced in half a dozen new markets including Austin, Boston,
Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle under the urbanbaby.com
network. The addition of urbanbaby.com to the BabyPressConference.com family
will allow for the provision of local, national and international resources
for expectant and new parents, as well as continued netcasting and baby
announcement services.
"We're collectively creating the pre-eminent site for parents by combining
local and national content, tools and utilities with the originality of
BabyPressConference.com's netcasting ability," said John Maloney, CEO of
urbanbaby.com. "BabyPressConference.com has a physical presence in hospitals
across the country, clearly a unique advantage for an Internet company
targeting new and expectant parents. We're going to expand the combined
network to include local content and tools for every targeted market. This
will create a powerful network for advertisers, sponsors and consumers."
Urbanbaby.com provides parents with a comprehensive guide to local
resources, a community that offers original content and enables parents to
interact and share common experiences, as well as a store with unique products
for baby and mom. Urbanbaby.com has revolutionized and simplified the way in
which parents gain information about planning for and raising children in
their unique cities. With illustrations by renowned artist Ruben Toledo,
whose work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
urbanbaby.com network of sites captures a cosmopolitan sensibility rarely
encountered on the Web. In July, urbanbaby.com was awarded a Local Internet
Service Award (LISA) by the Kelsey Group for Best Localized E-Commerce
Service.
BabyPressConference.com is the first site to move beyond still photos by
using the latest streaming audio and video technology to enable viewers to see
and hear both the parents and their newborn in live, full-motion video.
Launched in March 2000, BabyPressConference.com is currently offered at
45 hospitals around the country and has contracts signed with 60 more
hospitals for installation by the end of the year. When expectant parents
register to participate on the BabyPressConference.com web site, they are
asked to put together a guest email list of family and friends. After the
baby is born, the parents schedule time for their netcast in the hospital's
Internet Broadcast Center. Invited participants receive a password for
participation from BabyPressConference.com. Netcast invitees communicate with
the parents and the newborn by typing questions, then hearing and watching the
responses on their computer monitors.
In addition to offering netcasting services, the BabyPressConference.com
website also offers trusted pregnancy and parenthood content from Primedia's
American Baby Group, whose flagship publication is American Baby and, coming
this fall, participants will be able to purchase gifts through the Babies "R"
Us baby registry.
BabyPressConference.com's investors include GNYHA Ventures, Inc., a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
and BabyPressConference.com's largest shareholder; Gleacher Capital Partners,
an investment arm of Gleacher & Co. that has acted as investor in and
financial advisor to a number of other healthcare Internet companies; Premier,
Inc., an alliance of hospitals and healthcare organizations across the nation;
Primedia, Inc. (NYSE: PRM), owner of American Baby Group, the largest provider
of information to parents, reaching more than 95% of a market that spends an
estimated $30 billion a year; and Toys"R"Us.com, LLC, a subsidiary of
Toys"R"Us, Inc. (NYSE: TOY).


SOURCE BabyPressConference.com

-0- 10/25/2000

/CONTACT: Katherine Gebhardt of BabyPressConference.com, 212-259-0720/

Web Site: /http://BabyPressConference.com/

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Consumers Favor Whole House Solutions to Address Allergies, Asthma

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:32 by BeautyCare.com
Consumers Favor Whole House Solutions to Address Allergies, Asthma,

According to Chelsea Group Survey

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With the alarming numbers of children
developing allergies and asthma each year, homeowners are looking for
effective ways to control mold, dust and other allergens that can trigger
allergies and asthma attacks, according to the results of a nationwide survey
conducted October 6 - 8, 2000 for Chelsea Group, a leading indoor air quality
strategic consulting company, by Market Facts, an international market
research firm.
(Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001026/ATTH021 )
"Only 4.1% of homeowners expressed no interest in purchasing products to
improve the quality of air inside their homes," said George Benda, chairman
and CEO of the Chelsea Group, Ltd.
Homeowners by far prefer whole house to room-by-room solutions by nearly 2
to 1, with strong preferences for purchasing a better filter or air cleaner
for their home's furnace or air conditioner (81.5%) as compared with other
options, such as an air-cleaning machine for a single room, he said.
In addition, the survey shows that homeowners prefer to attack molds, dust
and allergens at their source. For example, products that control humidity
and moisture ranked highly in the survey, as did cleansers for showers,
counters and toilets, said Benda.
"These data --the most recent in Chelsea Group's ongoing surveys about
consumers' perceptions of indoor air quality -- further defines these
perceptions and underscores the results of earlier Chelsea Group surveys that
showed that the majority of Americans are concerned about indoor air quality
and also are willing to put their money where their mouth is," he said.
During the October, 2000 survey, 1,000 adults were interviewed by
telephone over a three-day period. Participants were selected from all
available residential telephone numbers in the contiguous United States, using
a random sampling technique.
Market Facts, Arlington Heights, IL, is an international market research
consulting company.
Chelsea Group, headquartered near Chicago in Itasca, Ill., specializes in
strategic, technical, and marketing consulting to major corporations for
enhanced positioning of products and services relating to the indoor
environment. For more information, visit the Chelsea Group web site at
http://www.chelsea-grp.com or contact us at 1-800-626-6722.


SOURCE Chelsea Group, Ltd.

-0- 10/26/2000

/CONTACT: BJ Spanos of Chelsea Group, Ltd., 770-631-1395, or fax, 770-

631-2768, or

bjspanos@chel-grp.com /

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ELLE.com and Styleclick Join Forces for Long-Term Strategic Internet Commerce

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:30 by BeautyCare.com
ELLE.com and Styleclick Join Forces for Long-Term Strategic Internet Commerce

Services Agreement in North America

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Styleclick, Inc.
(Nasdaq: IBUY), one of the largest end-to-end commerce service providers, and
ELLE.com have joined forces in a long-term strategic e-commerce alliance.
Under the agreement, announced today by Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (HFM)
President Jack Kliger and Styleclick Executive Vice President Bruce Goldstein,
Styleclick will develop, design and merchandise all aspects of e-commerce
exclusively for ELLE.com's branded online store ELLEShop.com in North America.
ELLEShop.com will draw upon the e-commerce and merchandising expertise of
Styleclick as it brings the ELLE.com Web site sense to the customer with a new
one-stop store. Powered by Styleclick's proprietary e-commerce technology,
fulfillment and customer service infrastructure, ELLEShop.com is scheduled to
launch in December as a contextually merchandised online destination
presenting new opportunities for shopping on the ELLE.com Web site.
"We look to Styleclick's comprehensive services as a valuable tool in our
efforts to extend our global marketing and advertising platform for ELLE's
signature Web site. We selected Styleclick because they offer expert
e-commerce and merchandising technology that is crucial in the way we
communicate with our readers," said Jack Kliger.
"Our alliance with HFM further establishes Styleclick as a recognized
e-commerce enabler and service provider for the entertainment content and
publishing industry," said Bruce Goldstein. "Content, entertainment and media
sites are a key focus in our client targeting. With its powerful back-end
resources, buying power, and online selling expertise, the 'new' Styleclick
provides Hachette with an all-inclusive scalable Internet solution enabling
global brands such as ELLE to monetize their traffic via transactional
commerce. We look forward to representing ELLE's rapidly expanding e-commerce
initiatives."
Styleclick's automated online product distribution network will provide
the store's inventory with a wide selection of licensed ELLE merchandise and
other products.
The publishing arm of the Lagardere group, Hachette Filipacchi Medias is
the world's largest publisher of consumer magazines with 200 magazines in
32 countries. Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (HFM) reaches more than
50 million readers in the United States with 19 consumer titles.
When ELLE launched in the U.S. 15 years ago, it marked the beginning of
the magazine's international expansion, with 32 print editions on six
continents, and 14 Web sites in nine languages, centered around the U.S.
international flagship site, ELLE.com today.
ELLE.com is the leading women's Web site, offering fashion, beauty and
lifestyle trends. In addition, to daily updated news, fun and enticing
practical information and services, personalized content and forums, ELLE.com
provides actual inside scoop from the world of fashion collections, through
coverage of the catwalk shows from New York, Paris, London and Milan.
Styleclick, Inc. is one of the largest end-to-end commerce service
providers and a top innovator of electronic commerce technologies. Among the
Company's full-service offerings include Web design and development, strategic
merchandising, product distribution, fulfillment and customer care.
Styleclick represents a variety of entertainment, publishing, and style-
related businesses across diverse consumer brand and product categories. A
majority-owned subsidiary of USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI), Styleclick
operates as part of USA Information and Services (USAIS), which coordinates
the efforts of USAi's businesses engaged in various forms of transactional
interactivity.

For further information please contact: Media, Bonnie Poindexter,
310-751-2142, bpoindexter@styleclick.com, Lisa Germani, 310-751-2182,
lgermani@styleclick.com, or Investors, Gail Laguna, 310-751-2100,
glaguna@styleclick.com, all of Styleclick, Inc.; or Jill Davison of Hachette
Filipachhi Magazines, Inc., 212-767-6062, jdavison@hfmmag.com.


SOURCE Styleclick, Inc.

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/CONTACT: media, Bonnie Poindexter, 310-751-2142,

bpoindexter@styleclick.com, or Lisa Germani, 310-751-2182,

lgermani@styleclick.com, or investors, Gail Laguna, 310-751-2100,

glaguna@styleclick.com, all of Styleclick, Inc.; or Jill Davison of Hachette

Filipachhi Magazines, Inc., 212-767-6062, jdavison@hfmmag.com/

Web Site: /http://www.Styleclickinc.com/

(IBUY USAI)



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Gore Runaway Winner With Novi Salon Patrons

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:29 by BeautyCare.com
Gore Runaway Winner With Novi Salon Patrons

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President Al Gore will be a
landslide winner in next week's presidential election, according to a survey
of patrons of a Novi beauty salon who judged the candidates strictly on
personal appearance.
Gore outdistanced Republican candidate George W. Bush by 67 to 31 percent
in the survey conducted last week of more than 50 customers at the No.VI
Salon, according to its owner, Christopher Klaft.
Patrons were asked which candidate they preferred based on personal
appearance, such as hairstyle and clothing.
"It was a fun survey to do and it got people to talking about the
candidates and their stands on the issues," Klaft said.
Tipper Gore also beat out Laura Bush 64 to 33 percent when customers were
asked which of the candidates' wives had the better look.
Neither Gore nor Bush fared very well, however, when people were asked
which candidate they would like to take out for a romantic evening on the
town. Two-thirds of respondents said neither. One in four said Gore and only
one in 10 said Bush.
When asked whom they would nominate for President based solely on
appearance if they could name anyone in the world, Harrison Ford, Bill Clinton
and Pierce Brosnon topped the list. Also getting votes were Madonna, David
Gallagher, Clint Eastwood, Annie Debono, Brad Pitt, Oprah, George Clooney, Ed
Burns, Ryan Philipe, Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen and Liam Neison.
"This is definitely not a scientific sampling with margins of error and
all the trimmings, but in a year where the race is so very close, plain old
appearances may make for the difference in who wins," Klaft said. "We will
certainly be watching next week to see how accurate our survey is."
No.VI is a full-service salon offering hair, skin and nail care. It is
located at 26123 Novi Road in the Wonderland Music Plaza at Grand River Avenue
and Novi Road.


SOURCE No.VI Salon

-0- 10/30/2000

/CONTACT: Christopher Klaft of No.VI Salon, 248-348-3360/

Web Site: /http://www.skuggen.com/



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Encore International and Revlon Forge Marketing Partnership

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:27 by BeautyCare.com
Encore International and Revlon Forge Marketing Partnership at Shanghai

International TV Festival

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore International (EI) and
Revlon have unveiled a marketing partnership in Shanghai, the first between
the two companies, that involves EI's movie program brand Jiayi and Revlon
cosmetics.
The partnership brings together a Jiayi movie sweepstakes run
simultaneously in Shanghai through radio, print and television and at the
Shanghai International TV Festival. The sweepstake winners take home Jiayi
movie posters (Brad Pitt, Jackie Chan, Bruce Willis) and Revlon Vitamin C
skin-care products.
In the last three days, there have been over 1,000 participants and
100 sweepstake winners.
"As far as I know, this is the first marketing campaign of its kind in
China," said Michelle Sie Whitten, president of Encore International. "It's
quite common in the West for a programmer to take advertising space in the
city where a TV conference taking place in addition to promotions at the TV
conference itself."
The Jiayi Movie/Revlon co-branded sweepstakes is being publicized on
Eastern Radio and Shanghai Cable TV and in the Shanghai Cable TV Guide.
"We are very pleased to be part of this joint branding campaign with
Encore International. For China, it is a creative way to jointly share costs
and co-brand products that share similar demographics such as movies and
cosmetics," said Sophie Hu, marketing director, Revlon Shanghai.
"It was so exciting. We love American movies and we also got Revlon
make-up," said Zhang Yu, a sweepstake-winner attending the festival.
As China opens up with its entry into WTO, international marketing and
business techniques are expected to become more and more common.
The joint marketing campaign ran through to Sunday October 29th.

Encore International, Inc. (EI) develops television channels and
programming for international distribution, with a focus on Asia. Encore is
one of the largest providers of international programming to the China market
and its programs can be viewed across 50 million cable TV households in every
major Chinese city. Encore also has investments in vertically integrated
media assets that complement Encore's programming endeavors in fast changing
and developing markets.
In North America, Encore represents the International Cable Channel
Partnership's China strategy. Launched in 1995, Encore is an affiliate of the
largest provider of cable and satellite-delivered premium movie channels in
the United States, Starz Encore Group (SEG). Encore is a consolidated,
non-publicly traded subsidiary of Liberty Media Group (NYSE: LMGa and LMGb)
and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

Revlon Company was founded in New York in 1932 by the Lanfson Brothers and
Charles Langman. They invented a colorful nail oil, which achieved great
success in the market and brought beauty and surprises to women at that time.
Seven years later, Revlon made a breakthrough with the fashion concept of
matching lipsticks with nail oil. As a result, the company's sales rose by
millions of dollars within a short period of time. As a pioneer in the world
cosmetics industry, Revlon has created a series of cosmetics breakthroughs in
the last 60 years, including Touch & Glow, SPF25 Almay Stay Smooth Lipcolor,
Milk Plus 6, Colorstay, and Revlon Results.

For further information, please contact: in Beijing, Peng Yue,
(10) 6850-9557, pengyeu@encore.com.cn, or in the United States, Paul Jacobson,
303-267-5821, paul.jacobson@starzencore.com, both of Encore


SOURCE Encore International

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/CONTACT: in Beijing, Peng Yue, (10) 6850-9557, pengyeu@encore.com.cn, or

in the United States, Paul Jacobson, 303-267-5821,

paul.jacobson@starzencore.com, both of Encore/

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Lord & Taylor Opens New Store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:25 by BeautyCare.com
Lord & Taylor Opens New Store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 1, 2000

WHO: Lord & Taylor

WHAT: Pittsburgh store opening

WHERE: 514 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 9:00 AM
Ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 8:50 AM

DETAILS: Lord & Taylor, America's oldest specialty department store,
will celebrate the opening of its 82nd store in the country and
its first in Pittsburgh. The interior of the 135,000 square
foot, five-level store has been designed to complement the
landmark facade of the building, the former Mellon Bank. The
store will feature fashions and accessories for women,
furnishings and sportswear for men, collections for children,
cosmetics, fragrances, gifts and candy. It is the fifth Lord &
Taylor store in Pennsylvania. The retailer currently operates
stores in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

MEDIA: Media coverage is welcome. Please contact Sunny Lebowitz at
412-261-3000, ext. 203.


CONTACT: Sunny Lebowitz, Director of Publicity of Lord & Taylor,

212-382-7668 office

212-391-3665 fax



SOURCE Lord & Taylor

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/PRNewswire -- Oct. 31/

Web Site: /http://www.maycompany.com/



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MyFamily.com to Acquire ThirdAge Media - the Leading Web Destination for First-Wave Baby Boomers

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:24 by BeautyCare.com
MyFamily.com to Acquire ThirdAge Media - the Leading Web Destination for
First-Wave Baby Boomers

MyFamily.com Continues to Consolidate Its Leadership with Families, Extending
Reach and Revenue as Network of Sites Becomes #11 in 'At-Home' Page Views and
#46 in Unique Users

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- MyFamily.com(SM), the premier
destination site for families on the Web, today announced that it has signed
an agreement to acquire ThirdAge Media, Inc., adding the largest online
population of first-wave baby boomers to its rapidly growing Internet network.
As a result of the acquisition, MyFamily.com strengthens its position as the
undisputed leader in the family category by moving into the #46 position in
terms of unique users and #11 in "at home" page views in upcoming Nielsen/Net
Ratings reports. ThirdAge Media will be integrated into the MyFamily.com suite
of sites, where it will retain the ThirdAge.com moniker and will offer
information and resources for adults 40 years and older. Terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
ThirdAge Media President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Barnett will
become the president and chief operating officer at MyFamily.com, while
ThirdAge Media Founder and Chair Mary Furlong will become chief officer,
strategic relations. Deborah Wolter, vice president, AT&T Strategic Ventures,
and a ThirdAge Media board member, will join the MyFamily.com board of
directors. Greg Ballard and Curt Allen will remain at the helm as chief
executive officer and chairman, respectively, of MyFamily.com.
"ThirdAge is an established world-class online community of baby boomers.
Today's union creates the largest concentration of boomers on the Internet,
immediately catapulting MyFamily.com into a dominant position in this
explosive demographic that will constitute 38 percent of the online market by
2005,*" said Ballard. "The ThirdAge acquisition extends the depth of
MyFamily.com's reach to those who have a prolific interest in connecting
online with other family members near and far, and who have a need for
content-rich features on all things that matter most to families -- health,
travel, family history, and fun."
"The combination of ThirdAge's recognized brand and leading relationship
with the boomer audience, its customer database system, experienced management
team, and Fortune 500 sponsors and MyFamily.com's subscription-based business
model is a perfect fit," said Barnett. "We're excited to become an integral
part of the network, as we offer high-quality direct-marketing services to our
combined users and sponsors. By pooling our resources and infrastructures, we
expect to rapidly achieve profitability."
The combined company, through its Web sites, channels and newsletters can
now provide expanded advertising and direct marketing options to MyFamily.com
and ThirdAge Media partners such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson,
Merrill Lynch, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Merck, American Century, Alta Vista,
America Online, Lycos, Excite, Disney Online, and Hewlett-Packard, among
others.
ThirdAge Media represents the second acquisition by MyFamily.com in the
last six months. Last June, the company acquired RootsWeb.com, the oldest and
largest free genealogy site on the Web.

About ThirdAge Media, Inc.
ThirdAge Media is the leading media and direct marketing network for
adults 40 years and older, providing interactive solutions for those who are
seeking innovative ways to enrich their lives, manage transitions and shape
their futures. ThirdAge.com (AOL Keyword: ThirdAge) offers tools, guides and
products which help people access important information and services within a
supportive, community environment. Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Relationships
& Romance, Money & Work, Beauty & Style, Travel, and Community Activities are
among the featured areas of the site, where users may connect with others in
their forties and fifties who share similar interests. ThirdAge.com is also a
significant online commerce opportunity for those marketing products and
services to first-wave baby boomers. Sponsors include Procter & Gamble,
Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Merck and American
Century. ThirdAge Media is a privately held company located in San Francisco.
ThirdAge Media's investors, including AT&T, CBS, Merrill Lynch, American
Century, SOFTBANK, Advanced Internet Holdings, and Hollinger Digital, will
become shareholders in MyFamily.com. For more information on ThirdAge Media,
please visit http://www.thirdage.com.

About MyFamily.com
MyFamily.com is the premier destination site for families on the Web,
representing the largest and most active online community of its kind. The
ultimate resource for all things that matter most to families, MyFamily.com is
among the 10 fastest-growing online destinations, according to Media Metrix,
and ranks among the top 15 in total page views, according to
Nielsen/NetRatings. The company's current Internet properties include:
MyFamily.com, the leading provider of free, private Web sites; Ancestry.com,
the number one source for tracing family history, with approximately
250,000 paid subscribers and more than 700 million records; and RootsWeb.com,
the oldest and largest online genealogy community. Investors in MyFamily.com,
Inc. include CMGI @Ventures, Eastman Kodak, America Online, Inc., Compaq
Computer Corporation, Tango, Intel Capital, Group Arnault, Pivotal Asset
Management LLC and Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc. MyFamily.com is a
privately held company with offices in San Francisco, New York City and Provo,
Utah. More information on MyFamily.com can be found at
http://www.myfamilyinc.com .

* According to Jupiter Communications, "Do Not Overlook Older Adults as
Valuable Customers," June 28, 2000.


SOURCE ThirdAge Media, Inc.

-0- 10/31/2000

/CONTACT: Rahn Rampton of MyFamily.com, 415-267-4453, or

rrampton@myfamilyinc.com; or Frances Byrne, 415-267-4639, or

francesb@thirdage.com, or Maureen Pelisson 415-267-4644, or

maureenp@thirdage.com, both of ThirdAge Media, Inc.; or Michele Spring of

Radiate, 408-267-0952, or michele@radiatepr.com/

Web Site: /http://www.myfamilyinc.com/

Web Site: /http://www.thirdage.com/



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Princeton eCom Reveals How Online Billing and Payment Is Playing A Vital Role in Customer Care at USTA Conference

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:23 by BeautyCare.com
Princeton eCom Reveals How Online Billing and Payment Is Playing A Vital Role in Customer Care at USTA Conference

Electronic Billing Ushers in a New Era of Customer Relationship Enhancements

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic billing and payment (EBPP)
services will significantly change the way telecommunication companies
interact with their customers and sell their services over the next few years,
according to Princeton eCom (http://www.princetonecom.com), a leading provider of
electronic bill presentment and payment services.
During a presentation at the United States Telecom Association (USTA) in
San Diego today, Susan Hubbard, Vice President of Strategic Development for
Princeton eCom, will discuss how leading telecommunication companies today are
pioneering the use of electronic bill presentment and payment solutions to
improve customer care.
"Every time a customer enrolls in our online bill presentment and payment
program it signals the start of a new opportunity to communicate, care for and
build loyalty," said John Mathson, MBA, the associate director of Electronic
Billing Solutions at SBC Communications, Inc., a Princeton eCom client. "And
that, in essence, is the beauty of the EBPP solution."

About Princeton eCom
Princeton eCom, the first company to present a bill on the Internet, is a
leading provider of electronic billing and payment services to more than 650
corporations and financial institutions including Ameritech, Verizon Wireless,
Cellular One, Cinergy Corp., UPS Capital and Mellon Global Cash Management.
Princeton eCom enables businesses to present consumer bills and business
invoices on the Internet and it provides consumers and businesses with the
ability to access and pay those bills online, over the phone, or using a
wireless digital device. It also provides electronic payment processing
services to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Princeton
eCom's range of services include electronic lockbox, electronic collection,
and electronic credit card balance transfer services as well as customer care
and customer service programs.
Through strategic alliances with banks, credit unions, home banking
software providers, networks like MasterCard RPPS, and web portals, Princeton
eCom has built a comprehensive bill distribution network. For more information
call 1-866-606-3000 or visit their website at http://www.princetonecom.com.


SOURCE Princeton eCom

-0- 10/31/2000

/CONTACT: Erin Giordano of Princeton eCom, 609-606-3186,

egiordano@princetonecom.com/

Web Site: /http://www.princetonecom.com /



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Princeton eCom Reveals How Online Billing and Payment Is Playing A Vital Role in Customer Care at USTA Conference

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:23 by BeautyCare.com
Princeton eCom Reveals How Online Billing and Payment Is Playing A Vital Role in Customer Care at USTA Conference

Electronic Billing Ushers in a New Era of Customer Relationship Enhancements

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic billing and payment (EBPP)
services will significantly change the way telecommunication companies
interact with their customers and sell their services over the next few years,
according to Princeton eCom (http://www.princetonecom.com), a leading provider of
electronic bill presentment and payment services.
During a presentation at the United States Telecom Association (USTA) in
San Diego today, Susan Hubbard, Vice President of Strategic Development for
Princeton eCom, will discuss how leading telecommunication companies today are
pioneering the use of electronic bill presentment and payment solutions to
improve customer care.
"Every time a customer enrolls in our online bill presentment and payment
program it signals the start of a new opportunity to communicate, care for and
build loyalty," said John Mathson, MBA, the associate director of Electronic
Billing Solutions at SBC Communications, Inc., a Princeton eCom client. "And
that, in essence, is the beauty of the EBPP solution."

About Princeton eCom
Princeton eCom, the first company to present a bill on the Internet, is a
leading provider of electronic billing and payment services to more than 650
corporations and financial institutions including Ameritech, Verizon Wireless,
Cellular One, Cinergy Corp., UPS Capital and Mellon Global Cash Management.
Princeton eCom enables businesses to present consumer bills and business
invoices on the Internet and it provides consumers and businesses with the
ability to access and pay those bills online, over the phone, or using a
wireless digital device. It also provides electronic payment processing
services to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Princeton
eCom's range of services include electronic lockbox, electronic collection,
and electronic credit card balance transfer services as well as customer care
and customer service programs.
Through strategic alliances with banks, credit unions, home banking
software providers, networks like MasterCard RPPS, and web portals, Princeton
eCom has built a comprehensive bill distribution network. For more information
call 1-866-606-3000 or visit their website at http://www.princetonecom.com.


SOURCE Princeton eCom

-0- 10/31/2000

/CONTACT: Erin Giordano of Princeton eCom, 609-606-3186,

egiordano@princetonecom.com/

Web Site: /http://www.princetonecom.com /



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eLUXURY Announces Addition of Three New Beauty Brands

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:22 by BeautyCare.com
eLUXURY Announces Addition of Three New Beauty Brands

- La Prairie, Terme di Saturnia, and by Terry Join eLUXURY
Spa and Beauty Assortment -

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- eLUXURY, the leading luxury Web
site offering a wide assortment of the best brands, luxury services and
lifestyle-oriented editorials, today announced the addition of La Prairie,
Terme di Saturnia and by Terry to its Spa and Beauty selection. Joining other
well-known beauty lines as Guerlain, Dior and T. LeClerc, the new additions
bring the number of brands on the Spa and Beauty assortment to 28 and the
number of brands on the eLUXURY site to over 100.
Each of the new brands is exclusively on-line at eLUXURY and renowned
for special luxurious products. Many have been previously available only in
specialty stores and boutiques.
Some details on each of the brands:

La Prairie
Laboratories La Prairie traces its proud tradition to the highly acclaimed
Clinic La Prairie in Montreux, Switzerland. Clinic La Prairie has been a
pioneer in cellular, anti-aging therapy, and La Prairie products aid in
prolonging the youthful appearance of the skin. Each product confronts the
problem of premature aging, environmental hazards, and the stress of everyday
life. Combining the highest standards of purity with highly advanced
scientific technology and steeped in the Swiss tradition of wholesomeness,
effectiveness and efficiency, the La Prairie collection is the Swiss "beauty
ambassador" to over eighty-two countries around the world and stands apart as
the collection of choice for the world's women.

Some of the La Prairie products available on eLUXURY include:
-- Skin caviar, the most extravagant gift of energy and moisture you
can give your skin
-- Cellular Daily Essentials
-- Exceptional Make-up products

Terme di Saturnia
The Hotel Terme di Saturnia is a 90-room hotel/bath housed in a restored
turn-of-the-century villa in the valley of Saturnia (in the unspoiled
Maremma southwestern region of Tuscany). The main attraction is the
natural thermal spring where, for over a millennium, more than 200 gallons per
second of 98.6 degree sulfuric water have been erupting from the earth. This
spa's goal is "total well-being" by renewing and improving mind and body
through hydrotherapy, beauty, stress management, diet, and fitness programs.

Terme di Saturnia products on eLUXURY include:

-- Biloglea(TM): the thermal-spa plankton extract from the sulfur waters
of Saturnia, with an extraordinary moisturizing and balancing effect on
the skin.
-- Incellate(TM): an exclusive complex of biotechnology Wheat Germ
extracts, effective on the epidermis' deepest layers, where it
releases specific anti free radicals ingredients, as well as
powerfully maintaining deep moisturization.
-- Thermal Sun(TM) and Thermal Sun2(TM): a unique specific mix of
ingredients able to effectively counteract premature skin aging due
to sun exposure, ingredients such as Vitamins A, E, C, Flavonoids
(Vitamin P) exceptional anti free radicals, and Glycyrrethinic
Acid Phytosome, which prevents skin's reddening and irritation
caused by UV rays.

by Terry
The exclusive brand created by world-renown, make-up artist Terry de
Gunzberg, by Terry uses the most costly, fragile pigments to create
unprecedented textures in vibrant and sensual shades. by Terry makeup
is complemented by the sensual, one-of-a-kind jewel cases, which are the
perfect luxury accessory.

by Terry eLUXURY products include:
-- Starlight -- A powder rich in microparticles of mother-of-pearl to
sculpt face and body. Neither eye shadow nor loose powder, it's a
multi-purpose highlighter that adds amazing radiance to makeup.
-- Blackstar -- A totally new makeup concept for the eyes; intense and
dark, but not "charcoal" black.
-- Fall Pressed Powder color Palette -- For make-up touch ups any time
of day, a unique "skin radiance" palette. Three shades that become
one with the skin to sweep away signs of fatigue and perfect skin
texture.

About eLUXURY
eLUXURY (http://www.eluxury.com) is the authoritative address for luxury
on the Internet, offering a selection of the world's most renowned luxury
merchandise and services, all delivered with unparalleled attention to
detail and customer service. eLUXURY is owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy
Louis Vuitton SA -- the world's leading luxury-products group; Europatweb, the
Internet industrial arm of Group Arnault, which is privately-owned by LVMH's
Chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault; and by the Company's management, either
directly or through stock options. A virtual press kit is available at
http://www.eluxury.com/press.


SOURCE eLUXURY

-0- 10/31/2000

/CONTACT: Jessica Barist, 212-521-4840, jessica-barist@kekst.com, or Hope

Sidman, 212-521-4870, hope-sidman@kekst.com, both of Kekst and Company for

eLUXURY/

Web Site: /http://www.eluxury.com/



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eLUXURY Announces Addition of Three New Beauty Brands

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:22 by BeautyCare.com
eLUXURY Announces Addition of Three New Beauty Brands

- La Prairie, Terme di Saturnia, and by Terry Join eLUXURY
Spa and Beauty Assortment -

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- eLUXURY, the leading luxury Web
site offering a wide assortment of the best brands, luxury services and
lifestyle-oriented editorials, today announced the addition of La Prairie,
Terme di Saturnia and by Terry to its Spa and Beauty selection. Joining other
well-known beauty lines as Guerlain, Dior and T. LeClerc, the new additions
bring the number of brands on the Spa and Beauty assortment to 28 and the
number of brands on the eLUXURY site to over 100.
Each of the new brands is exclusively on-line at eLUXURY and renowned
for special luxurious products. Many have been previously available only in
specialty stores and boutiques.
Some details on each of the brands:

La Prairie
Laboratories La Prairie traces its proud tradition to the highly acclaimed
Clinic La Prairie in Montreux, Switzerland. Clinic La Prairie has been a
pioneer in cellular, anti-aging therapy, and La Prairie products aid in
prolonging the youthful appearance of the skin. Each product confronts the
problem of premature aging, environmental hazards, and the stress of everyday
life. Combining the highest standards of purity with highly advanced
scientific technology and steeped in the Swiss tradition of wholesomeness,
effectiveness and efficiency, the La Prairie collection is the Swiss "beauty
ambassador" to over eighty-two countries around the world and stands apart as
the collection of choice for the world's women.

Some of the La Prairie products available on eLUXURY include:
-- Skin caviar, the most extravagant gift of energy and moisture you
can give your skin
-- Cellular Daily Essentials
-- Exceptional Make-up products

Terme di Saturnia
The Hotel Terme di Saturnia is a 90-room hotel/bath housed in a restored
turn-of-the-century villa in the valley of Saturnia (in the unspoiled
Maremma southwestern region of Tuscany). The main attraction is the
natural thermal spring where, for over a millennium, more than 200 gallons per
second of 98.6 degree sulfuric water have been erupting from the earth. This
spa's goal is "total well-being" by renewing and improving mind and body
through hydrotherapy, beauty, stress management, diet, and fitness programs.

Terme di Saturnia products on eLUXURY include:

-- Biloglea(TM): the thermal-spa plankton extract from the sulfur waters
of Saturnia, with an extraordinary moisturizing and balancing effect on
the skin.
-- Incellate(TM): an exclusive complex of biotechnology Wheat Germ
extracts, effective on the epidermis' deepest layers, where it
releases specific anti free radicals ingredients, as well as
powerfully maintaining deep moisturization.
-- Thermal Sun(TM) and Thermal Sun2(TM): a unique specific mix of
ingredients able to effectively counteract premature skin aging due
to sun exposure, ingredients such as Vitamins A, E, C, Flavonoids
(Vitamin P) exceptional anti free radicals, and Glycyrrethinic
Acid Phytosome, which prevents skin's reddening and irritation
caused by UV rays.

by Terry
The exclusive brand created by world-renown, make-up artist Terry de
Gunzberg, by Terry uses the most costly, fragile pigments to create
unprecedented textures in vibrant and sensual shades. by Terry makeup
is complemented by the sensual, one-of-a-kind jewel cases, which are the
perfect luxury accessory.

by Terry eLUXURY products include:
-- Starlight -- A powder rich in microparticles of mother-of-pearl to
sculpt face and body. Neither eye shadow nor loose powder, it's a
multi-purpose highlighter that adds amazing radiance to makeup.
-- Blackstar -- A totally new makeup concept for the eyes; intense and
dark, but not "charcoal" black.
-- Fall Pressed Powder color Palette -- For make-up touch ups any time
of day, a unique "skin radiance" palette. Three shades that become
one with the skin to sweep away signs of fatigue and perfect skin
texture.

About eLUXURY
eLUXURY (http://www.eluxury.com) is the authoritative address for luxury
on the Internet, offering a selection of the world's most renowned luxury
merchandise and services, all delivered with unparalleled attention to
detail and customer service. eLUXURY is owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy
Louis Vuitton SA -- the world's leading luxury-products group; Europatweb, the
Internet industrial arm of Group Arnault, which is privately-owned by LVMH's
Chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault; and by the Company's management, either
directly or through stock options. A virtual press kit is available at
http://www.eluxury.com/press.


SOURCE eLUXURY

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/CONTACT: Jessica Barist, 212-521-4840, jessica-barist@kekst.com, or Hope

Sidman, 212-521-4870, hope-sidman@kekst.com, both of Kekst and Company for

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80% of Women Recognize Value of Self-Nurture, Yet Few Care for Selves as They Care for Others, New Survey Discovers

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:09 by BeautyCare.com
80% of Women Recognize Value of Self-Nurture, Yet Few Care for Selves as They Care for Others, New Survey Discovers

Women Without Children 10 Times More Likely to Care for Selves Than Women With
Children

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of American women
recognize the importance of caring for themselves as they take care of
family and friends, but most fail to do so, according to a new national
Self-Nurture Survey commissioned by Minneapolis-based bath, body and home
fragrance products company The Thymes Limited.
In fact, 80% of women surveyed admitted that doing something for
themselves (like savoring an aromatic bath, enjoying a hobby or taking a walk)
would make them feel relaxed and refreshed. Yet, alarmingly, a third of the
women surveyed spent 30 minutes or fewer a day doing nurturing activities just
for themselves. In contrast, a full 76% of American women spend up to 10
hours daily caring for partners, husbands and/or children -- and one in five
(19%) women spend more than 10 hours a day caring for others!
The Self-Nurture Survey, part of The Thymes Limited's Take Thymes for
Yourself public awareness campaign, was created in partnership with Dr. Alice
Domar, Ph.D., author of the best-seller Self Nurture: Learning to Care For
Yourself as Effectively As You Care For Others and director of Harvard's
Mind/Body Center for Women's Health. The Thymes Limited commissioned the
Self-Nurture Survey after hearing from customers about their longing to take
time out of busy lives to do things they really enjoy. Yet those customers
found that the modern pressures of diminishing time, the needs of husbands,
partners and children, and other obligations were drastically reducing the
time they had for the important, yet neglected, role of caring for themselves.
The Thymes Limited telephone survey of 1,000 women also revealed that:
-- Married, with Little Time for Self-Care: Married women are more than
twice as likely to say they have less than 10 minutes a day to spend on
themselves, as compared to single women (69% vs. 31%) "All women --
whether married or single, caring for kids or currently without
children -- share the same need for self-care," notes Dr. Domar.
-- Kids Take Up Lots of Time: Not surprisingly, women with kids have
alarmingly less time for self-care. Only 8 percent of mothers with one
child say they find the time to spend 60 total minutes throughout the
day to care for themselves; and with a second small child that figure
dropped to 4% of women surveyed! In fact, one out of four women with a
single child admitted to The Thymes that they have less than 10 minutes
a day to care for their own needs! In contrast, 86% of women with no
children under age 6 say they have more than 60 minutes a day to
nurture themselves.
-- Selfish or Well-Deserved Time Off? One of every five women surveyed
(20%) admitted that if they took even one hour off to do something for
themselves, it would make them feel selfish, guilty, or anxious and
unsettled. Married women were four times as likely to feel selfish
about taking time out for themselves as unmarried women (81% compared
to 19%). And women with even a single child were six times as likely
to feel "guilty" about taking time for their own needs as women without
children (71% vs. 12%)!
-- Roadblocks to Self-Nurture: What are the biggest obstacles stopping
women from caring for themselves? When The Thymes Limited asked what
would they change in their lives to leave more time for self-nurturing,
the largest number of women (37%) say they'd hire someone to cook and
clean -- followed by quitting their job (25%), buying groceries on-line
(8%) and employing a nanny to care for kids (4%). "Curiously, barely
15% of women surveyed said that they'd want their husband/partner or
children to take on more daily tasks so they could take time for
themselves," says Dr. Domar. "What that figure says to me is, women
feel guilty about making their loved ones do 'wife's' or 'woman's'
work." Women know that life changes can help, notes Domar -- only 1% of
women insisted they wouldn't change a thing about their lives to free
themselves up for self-nurturing.
-- Cutting the Digital Cord: More than a third (38%) of women say that
"time-saving" digital technologies such as cell phones, beepers, the
Internet and Palm Pilots actually decrease the time they have to care
for themselves! "We've all embraced technology thinking that it will
save time, and with that time, women can take better care of
themselves," says Dr. Domar. "In fact, digital devices may have taken
much of that self-nurture or alone time away. For working moms, the
commute to work used to be their only time alone -- but now with cell
phones, women find their children are tracking Mom down in her car to
ask about homework or what's for dinner!"

"What's so striking is that hundreds of women admit that they take
relatively little time to nurture themselves, even though they know to do so
would be healthier and prolong their lives," says Dr. Domar.
"The good news is, women are supporting the right of other women to
self-nurture -- a majority of those surveyed (89%) say they'd describe a woman
who takes time each day to self-care as 'a woman with good self-esteem who
knows it's important to care for herself.' A mere 2% of women said they'd
consider such a woman selfish."
Founded in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1982 by Leslie Ross Lentz, The Thymes
Limited is the creator of 16 uncommon bath, body and home fragrance
collections -- sold in 4,000 specialty stores nationally and internationally
-- that enrich the quiet moments in life. For more information about The
Thymes Limited, please call 800-366-4071 or visit http://www.thymes.com


SOURCE The Thymes Limited

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Dr. Domar is available for telephone interviews

exploring the results of the "Take Thymes For Yourself" Survey. To schedule

an interview, media may call Janette Aldrich or Kendra Meyers at

612-337-0087./

/CONTACT: Janette Aldrich or Kendra Meyers, 612-337-0087, or Christiana

Kippels or Jill Gerard, 612-338-4471, all for The Thymes Limited/

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InterNAP to Deliver High-Speed Internet Service for Kozmo.com

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:08 by BeautyCare.com
InterNAP to Deliver High-Speed Internet Service for Kozmo.com

Faster, More Reliable Internet Service for Kozmo Customers in 11 Cities

SEATTLE, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- InterNAP Network Services (Nasdaq: INAP),
the high-performance Internet connectivity provider, announced today that
Kozmo.com, the leader in "e-mmediate," Internet-to-you delivery services, has
selected InterNAP as its primary Internet connectivity provider. Kozmo.com
plans to connect to InterNAP's P-NAP facilities in 11 markets throughout the
United States to enhance its "e-mmediate" customer experience and help ensure
its quality of service ethic.
"Kozmo.com has revolutionized Internet shopping by offering delivery in
less than an hour," said Tony Naughtin, president and CEO for InterNAP Network
Services. "We're proud to support Kozmo in their service offering with our
patented technology which intelligently routes Internet traffic along the most
direct path, and which avoids the Internet's congestion points."
"In order to deliver a positive customer experience in less than an hour
we have to be firing on all cylinders," said Roger Smith, senior vice
president of Technology for Kozmo.com. "We selected InterNAP because they help
us jump the tallest Internet performance hurdle-the congested traffic exchange
process known as peering."
New York-based Kozmo.com delivers a wide selection of entertainment,
convenience, and specialty food items including: videos, DVD's, CD's, books,
magazines, meals, snacks, drinks, electronics, home essentials and health and
beauty aids within an hour of being ordered over the Internet.
InterNAP's connectivity service routes data to and from businesses across
the Internet in a manner that minimizes data loss by avoiding the Internet's
conventional traffic exchange process known as "peering." Private and public
"peering" arrangements between backbone providers lead not only to congestion
at peering points, but also to routing inefficiencies, two factors that
significantly reduce the speed of data transmission across the Internet.
InterNAP's P-NAP(R) facilities and ASsimilator(TM) technology orchestrate the
routing of mission-critical data in a faster, more reliable, and more managed
fashion than conventional Internet technology.

About InterNAP
Founded in 1996 in Seattle, InterNAP provides Internet connectivity that
is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service. InterNAP's
patented route management technology provides direct data transmission across
the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
network to one of InterNAP's P-NAP facilities. InterNAP's customers bypass
congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency, and other
difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity. InterNAP
services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the United
States including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, and
Seattle. Major companies and networks served by InterNAP include The Nasdaq,
Datek Online, Go2Net, ITXC, MindSpring, TheStreet.com, WebTV and many others.
NOTE: The InterNAP logo, InterNAP(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered
trademarks of InterNAP. All other trademarks and brands are the property of
their respective owners. For more information, visit http://www.InterNAP.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: This release may contain projections or other forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that
these statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual
future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by
InterNAP with the SEC, specifically the most recent filing on Form S-1 and its
periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could cause
actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
statements, including, among other things, the Company's history of operating
losses and expected future losses, the Company's limited operating history,
fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results, Internet
infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
of new P-NAP facilities integration of acquired businesses, and rapid
technological and market change. All forward-looking statements are based on
information available to InterNAP on the date hereof, and InterNAP assumes no
obligation to update such statements.


CONTACT: Bill Hankes of InterNAP Network Services, 206-262-3737, or

bhankes@internap.com.



SOURCE InterNAP Network Services

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/CONTACT: Bill Hankes of InterNAP Network Services, 206-262-3737, or

bhankes@internap.com/

Web Site: /http://www.kozmo.com/

Web Site: /http://www.internap.com/

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Samsung Selects Critical Mass To Design And Build Next Generation Online

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:08 by BeautyCare.com
Samsung Selects Critical Mass To Design And Build Next Generation Online

Marketing Programs For Its Digital Information Technology Division

CHICAGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -

Fast-growing Professional Internet Services firm Critical Mass is adding
Samsung Electronics America, DITD, the powerhouse digital product
manufacturer, to its blue-chip roster of clients looking for next-generation,
true personalization on the Web. The first phase of the program is a Microsite
that integrates product information, upcoming events and high profile
Hollywood movie previews for the Monitors group, all in a graphically rich
online environment that simulates the digital experience achieved when using
Samsung monitors.

Samsung, Korea's largest electronics company and the world's number one
manufacturer of CRT and TFT displays, is the latest mega-brand to select
Internet architect Critical Mass for strategy, creative development and
implementation of truly personalized online marketing initiatives to elevate
its brand globally.
Critical Mass, based in Calgary, Canada, with offices in Chicago, New
York and Stockholm, Sweden, has been appointed by Samsung Electronics
America's (SEA) Digital Information Technology Division to design, develop and
implement an interactive, online branding strategy that will bring Samsung's
products to life while enhancing the Samsung brand globally. The first phase
of the program is a promotional site http://www.samsungmonitor.com/spotlight that
provides product highlights for Samsung's suite of flat screen monitors,
previews new Hollywood films and offers details about the company's
participation in industry leading events such as COMDEX.
"We are delighted to be working with a market leader such as Samsung,"
says Jerry Johnston, CEO of Critical Mass. "As with our other blue chip
clients, Samsung recognizes that the Internet is a very cost effective
marketing medium as well as a personalization vehicle for building brand
loyalty."
Johnston added: "Samsung is a company with a heritage of developing
state-of-the-art electronics and technology. They are also committed to
providing consumers with an entertaining online experience. That fits well
with Critical Mass's innovative design capabilities and our philosophy to
invite, delight and reward consumers. The Microsite we created represents the
next step in Samsung's plans to elevate their brand and reach consumers
through an engaging online promotional strategy that brings leading edge
entertainment from Hollywood to consumers."
Ardith Lowell, Marketing Communication Manager for Samsung's Digital
Information Technology Division agrees. "The Microsite created by Critical
Mass highlights the power of Samsung as a leader in the convergence revolution
by offering high-tech displays that benefit both personal and professional
lives. Integrating exciting prize opportunities with 'hot' clips of the latest
high profile Hollywood films and information on Samsung's newest flat panel
monitors, the new site provides a highly engaging experience for all
consumers. The bottom line is that consumers can receive the rich digital
experience of using Samsung monitors online in an entertaining and informative
manner."
Samsung is the most recent powerhouse brand in search of leading edge,
personalized online relationship marketing and e-commerce solutions to seek
out Critical Mass. The company has built a reputation for working with blue
chip brands such as Mercedes-Benz USA, Nike and Procter & Gamble that bring
innovative ideas for Web personalization to life.
As an example, the company developed the interactive strategy, design and
programming for Reflect.com, the widely acclaimed personalized beauty
e-commerce site co-launched by Procter & Gamble and RedPoint Ventures.
Critical Mass also designed, developed and deployed the NIKE iD shoe
configurator, a fast loading and user-friendly online tool that lets visitors
design their own shoes.

About Samsung
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Samsung Electronics America's (SEA) Digital Information Technology
Division (DITD), is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
(SEC). Samsung's DITD markets a complete line of award-winning TFT and CRT
computer displays as well as laser printers, fax machines, multifunction
devices, and CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives. Further information about Samsung's
full line-up of monitors can be obtained by visiting
http://www.samsungmonitor.com. SEA also oversees the North American operations
of Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Canada and Samsung Mexico. SEC,
a $23 billion company with operations in more than 60 countries, is the
largest electronics company in Korea and one of the top ten in the world. The
company is the world's number one producer of computer displays and DRAMs.

About Critical Mass
-------------------
Critical Mass, one of the world's fastest growing Professional Internet
Services firms, has earned a reputation for delivering breakthrough e-CRM
solutions. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, with offices in Chicago, New York
and Stockholm, Sweden, the firm integrates world-class Web site design,
leading personalization technologies and innovative e-commerce programs. Its
roster of blue-chip clients includes Mercedes-Benz USA, Procter & Gamble,
Nike, Reflect.com and Samsung. Further information about Critical Mass can be
obtained by visiting http://www.criticalmass.com


SOURCE Critical Mass

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/CONTACT: Jerry Johnston, CEO, Critical Mass,

(312) 454-9224, jerryj@criticalmass.com, http://www.criticalmass.com;

Communications Manager, Samsung Digital Information Technology Division,

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target.com Sets New Standard for Holiday E-tailing

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:07 by BeautyCare.com
target.com Sets New Standard for Holiday E-tailing

'Bricks and Clicks' Retailer Brings Proven Merchandising Strategy Online

Online Shoppers Can Purchase Until December 21 for Christmas Delivery

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful launch of the
target.com's new redesign last week, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), the
growing upscale discount retailer, has announced the addition of thousands of
holiday decor products and great gift ideas to the Web site. In addition to
the expanded product offerings online, target.com announced that guests can
place Holiday orders up until December 21 for Christmas delivery.
"Over the last 40 years, Target has established a brand that is fun,
exciting and hip. We believe that Target owns this unique position because of
the merchandising strategy executed in the retail stores," said Jerry Storch,
president, financial services and new businesses for Target Corporation.
"target.com is a natural extension of our physical store experience. We knew
that our online presence had to provide the same great shopping experience,
unique and differentiated products -- our Michael Graves Home Collection, for
example -- and dependable services that have not only made us a shopping
destination in our retail stores, but also a part of our guests' lives."
Online visitors to target.com will recognize immediately the Target brand
they've come to know and expect at Target store locations. Drawing from the
company's strong roots in design, the new home page exhibits the same
stimulating visuals seen in the stores. In addition to the appealing visuals,
target.com's new navigation routes enable guests to reach their destination
faster and more efficiently with fewer clicks than before. Additionally,
through a new "gift search" feature, guests can request gift ideas based on
price, occasion or interest.
"Target's ability to appeal to our guests with unique and differentiated
items has been the cornerstone of our merchandising success," said Cathy
David, general manager, target.com. "In the physical stores, our guest has
the advantage of using all of her senses while shopping; in e-commerce, this
isn't possible. target.com has overcome this inherent Internet challenge by
offering gift suggestions and ideas through fun and surprising juxtapositions,
trend-right displays and reminders and tips that both communicate the brand
and make sense to our guest."
Holiday 2000 marks target.com's second Holiday season. Holiday 1999
proved to be a success, with target.com able to fulfill all Holiday orders
received by December 22 and delivering orders before Christmas. This year,
with a fully-owned and expanded distribution center, target.com is confident
that guests ordering up until December 21 will receive their products in time
for Christmas.
"Target's entrance online started before there was a target.com. We laid
the foundation when the decision was made to purchase and operate our own
distribution center specific to our online and catalog sales," said Mr.
Storch. "target.com has taken a very thoughtful approach to going online. We
understand how critical distribution and guest service is to our business and
we didn't believe that outsourcing or spinning off our online practices would
be beneficial to the core brand mission."
With an emphasis on gift-giving, target.com has leveraged the success of
their online/offline registries -- Club Wedd and Lullaby Club -- to understand
what their guests are looking to receive and to give. Now carrying more than
15,000 items in Target's key merchandise categories -- apparel, gifts and
toys, and home decor -- target.com differentiates itself from other mass
e-tailers by providing products that are unique to Target, including:
Target's branded apparel lines, the Michael Graves Home Collection, Philips
Home Appliances and Sonia Kashuk beauty collection.

About target.com
Minneapolis-based target.com is the online business of Target Corporation
(NYSE: TGT). Delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices,
target.com boasts thousands of unique and highly differentiated items, many of
which are also available from Target Stores, the upscale discount retail
division of Target Corporation. The target.com site has a broad assortment of
gift ideas and products in a wide range of categories, including apparel,
children's items, home decor, house wares, seasonal merchandise, sporting
goods, and toys. In addition to online shopping, target.com offers guests the
opportunity to purchase products from Target's highly successful registry
programs (Club Wedd and Lullaby Club), apply for a Target Guest Card, access
information on programs such as Take Charge of Education, find out "What's
New" at Target Stores, locate the nearest Target store, and browse Target
Stores' weekly circular.

Contact: Carolyn Brookter Jonathan Zaback
Target Media Relations Ruder Finn Public Relations
(612) 304-6557 (212) 593-6350
carolyn.brookter@target.com zabackj@ruderfinn.com


SOURCE Target Corporation

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/CONTACT: Carolyn Brookter of Target Media Relations, 612-304-6557,

carolyn.brookter@target.com; or Jonathan Zaback of Ruder Finn Public

Relations, 212-593-6350, zabackj@ruderfinn.com, for Target Corporation/

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The Limited, Inc. Invites You to Listen to October Sales Report Webcast

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:05 by BeautyCare.com
The Limited, Inc. Invites You to Listen to October Sales Report Webcast

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with The Limited,
Inc.'s (NYSE: LTD; London) October Sales release, you are invited to listen to
a broadcast of its sales call with Tom Katzenmeyer, Vice President of Investor
Relations for The Limited, Inc. The broadcast will be available on the
Internet on Thursday, November 2 beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST.

What: The Limited, Inc.'s October Sales Report

When: Thursday, November 2, 2000

Where: http://199.230.26.96/ltd/confcalls.html
Or dial: 1-800-696-1585 followed by conference I.D. #: 189295

How: Simply log on to the web at the address above or dial
1-800-696-1585, followed by conference I.D. #: 189295

Contact: Tom Katzenmeyer
Vice President, Investor Relations
The Limited, Inc.
614-415-7076

The Limited, Inc., through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited
Stores, Structure and Henri Bendel, presently operates 2,817 specialty stores.
The Company also owns approximately 84% of Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI),
the leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty and personal care
products, sold through 2,273 stores under the Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body
Works and White Barn Candle Co. brands.
The call will be archived on the Web site http://www.Limited.com . To access the
replay, click on the October Sales Call link on the home page. The call will
also be archived at http://www.prnewswire.com .
(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software,
downloadable free from http://www.real.com/products/player/index.html , and at least
a 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening
to the broadcast, send an email to webmaster@vdat.com .)


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/CONTACT: Tom Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Investor Relations of The

Limited, Inc., 614-415-7076/

Audio: /http://199.230.26.96/ltd/confcalls.html/

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WCSC Alerts Consumers To New Window-Blind Hazard

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:04 by BeautyCare.com
WCSC Alerts Consumers To New Window-Blind Hazard;

Free Repair Kit Is Available

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Window Covering Safety Council
(WCSC), in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), is warning consumers of a potential child-strangulation hazard
stemming from the "inner" or "lift" cords of window blinds.
According to the CPSC, the problem occurs when a corded horizontal blind
or miniblind is lowered, but not locked into position. Infants or toddlers
placed in cribs within reach of a window reportedly have then been able to
grasp and pull the inner cord into the crib and around their necks.
The CPSC reports that 16 children have accidentally strangled on the inner
cords of window coverings since 1991.
To eliminate the identified problem, WCSC is offering consumers free "cord
stops" for retrofitting corded blinds. The simple-to-install cord stops have
been added to the Council's existing window-cord safety kit, and can be
ordered at no charge by phoning 1-800-506-4636.
The Council has also announced that all corded horizontal blinds
manufactured after September 15, 2000, have been redesigned to eliminate any
need for retrofitting. Products manufactured before that date, but still in
retail inventory, have been labeled with warning stickers directing consumers
to obtain cord-stops from the retailer or the WCSC hot line.
The Window Covering Safety Council is a coalition of major U.S. firms that
manufacture, import or sell window coverings. Since 1995, the Council has
worked to educate consumers on window-cord safety and the continuing efforts
of the U.S. window covering industry to improve product safety through
engineering and design advances.
In discussing the potential inner-cord problem, WCSC Executive Director
Peter Rush reminded parents that window safety begins by moving cribs and
other furniture away from windows, locking blinds into position, and securing
all cords out of reach. Rush also suggested that cordless blinds and shades
may be more suitable for use in children's rooms and play areas.


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/CONTACT: Barbara Miller, 301-348-2017, or Claudia Bernath, 212-297-2130

of Sumner Rider & Associates, for Window Covering Safety Council/



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WCSC Alerts Consumers To New Window-Blind Hazard

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:04 by BeautyCare.com
WCSC Alerts Consumers To New Window-Blind Hazard;

Free Repair Kit Is Available

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Window Covering Safety Council
(WCSC), in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), is warning consumers of a potential child-strangulation hazard
stemming from the "inner" or "lift" cords of window blinds.
According to the CPSC, the problem occurs when a corded horizontal blind
or miniblind is lowered, but not locked into position. Infants or toddlers
placed in cribs within reach of a window reportedly have then been able to
grasp and pull the inner cord into the crib and around their necks.
The CPSC reports that 16 children have accidentally strangled on the inner
cords of window coverings since 1991.
To eliminate the identified problem, WCSC is offering consumers free "cord
stops" for retrofitting corded blinds. The simple-to-install cord stops have
been added to the Council's existing window-cord safety kit, and can be
ordered at no charge by phoning 1-800-506-4636.
The Council has also announced that all corded horizontal blinds
manufactured after September 15, 2000, have been redesigned to eliminate any
need for retrofitting. Products manufactured before that date, but still in
retail inventory, have been labeled with warning stickers directing consumers
to obtain cord-stops from the retailer or the WCSC hot line.
The Window Covering Safety Council is a coalition of major U.S. firms that
manufacture, import or sell window coverings. Since 1995, the Council has
worked to educate consumers on window-cord safety and the continuing efforts
of the U.S. window covering industry to improve product safety through
engineering and design advances.
In discussing the potential inner-cord problem, WCSC Executive Director
Peter Rush reminded parents that window safety begins by moving cribs and
other furniture away from windows, locking blinds into position, and securing
all cords out of reach. Rush also suggested that cordless blinds and shades
may be more suitable for use in children's rooms and play areas.


SOURCE Window Covering Safety Council

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/CONTACT: Barbara Miller, 301-348-2017, or Claudia Bernath, 212-297-2130

of Sumner Rider & Associates, for Window Covering Safety Council/



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The Time Has Come ... Candie's Time

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:03 by BeautyCare.com
The Time Has Come ... Candie's Time;

Candie's, Inc. and Skagen Designs Announce Watch License

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Candie's, Inc., (Nasdaq: CAND) has
announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Skagen
Designs for the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion watches.
Candie's Time will debut during the November 7th-9th Accessories Market in New
York City at the Morgan Hotel Penthouse Suite.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001101/NYW021-a
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Commenting on the announcement, Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Candie's,
Inc., stated, "Watches are a must have status symbol for our Gen Y customer.
Candie's Time will give our customer the trendy styles she desires at price
points she can afford. With the tremendous success of Candie's fragrances and
eyewear we thought that Candie's watches was the next natural step," said
Cole.
"We believe the junior customer will welcome a fresh, new watch
collection. Our retailers are very excited. Skagen has always been known for
their innovative designs, which will translate well to the Candie's customer,"
added Henrik Jorst, CEO of Skagen Designs, Ltd.
Candie's Time consists of 45 styles, divided into two groups: Candie's
Time Bracelet and Candie's Time Trend. The collection will retail from
$19.00-$39.00 and will be sold in all major department and specialty stores
nationwide.
The Candie's Time Bracelet collection includes brushed steel and two-tone
bands, trend dials in fashion pastels and rhinestone-encrusted cases.
Candie's Time Trend watches include jelly banded, feminine sport
interpretations and novelty themed items such as gold mesh bracelets. Both
collections feature Japanese quartz movements, scratch-resistant crystals, and
all the watches are water resistant up to 100FT and come with a Skagen Denmark
three year limited warranty.

About Candie's Inc.
Candie's is a leading designer and marketer of young women's footwear,
apparel, and accessories. The Company distributes its products through better
department and specialty stores nationwide, as well as through eleven
company-owned stores and specialty stores internationally. Candie's also owns
and markets footwear, accessories, and apparel under the Bongo trademark. The
Company holds four licenses under the Candie's trademark, including Liz
Claiborne Cosmetics, Inc. for the manufacture, sale, and distribution of
fragrances and cosmetics, Viva International for the manufacture, sale, and
distribution of eyewear, Trebbianno LLC for the manufacture, sale, and
distribution of handbags, and Gadzooks Inc. for the manufacture and sale of
apparel. Candie's Inc. operates http://www.candies.com, a leading community
for teens on the web. For investor information please visit the corporate web
site at http://www.candiesinc.com.

About Skagen Designs
Skagen Designs, Ltd. is an international fashion watch company based in
Reno, Nevada. In addition to watches, the Skagen collection includes
sunglasses and accessories for home and office. They are sold worldwide and
reflect the creative Danish spirit of the owners, Charlotte and Henrik Jorst.
All Skagen products feature unique design along with skillful craftsmanship
and technical perfection. Skagen markets its products in department and
specialty stores under the brand name Skagen Denmark.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT
OF 1995. The statements which are not historical facts contained in this
press release are forward looking statements that involve a number of known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors all of which are difficult
or impossible to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the
Company, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Such factors include, but are not limited to, uncertainty regarding
continued market acceptance of current products and the ability to
successfully develop and market new products particularly in light of rapidly
changing fashion trends, the impact of supply and manufacturing constraints or
difficulties relating to the Company's dependence on foreign manufacturers,
uncertainties relating to customer plans and commitments, competition,
uncertainties relating to economic conditions in the markets in which the
Company operates, the ability to hire and retain key personnel, the ability to
obtain capital if required, the risks of litigation, the risks of uncertainty
of trademark protection, Year 2000 compliance, the uncertainty of marketing
and licensing the trademarks acquired during fiscal 1999 and other risks
detailed and in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, and
uncertainty associated with the impact on the Company in relation to recent
events discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for fiscal 1999.
The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "seek" and similar
expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as
of the date the statement, was made.


SOURCE Candie's, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Maria Dolgetta, Public Relations Manager of Candie's,

212-730-0030, ext. 109, mdolgetta@candiesinc.com/

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Web Site: /http://www.candies.com

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VictoriasSecret.com Launches Newly Designed Holiday 2000

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:02 by BeautyCare.com
VictoriasSecret.com Launches Newly Designed Holiday 2000

'Christmas Dreams and Fantasies' Web Site

VictoriasSecret.com Takes Guesswork out of Gift Giving With Online Gift
Services, Expanded Gift Collections and Guaranteed Delivery

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria's Secret, well known for
the world's most luxurious lingerie, has redesigned its glamorous Web site,
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com, to further enhance the customer shopping experience
this holiday season. The "Christmas Dreams and Fantasies" site offers alluring
and indulgent gifts, with the added conveniences only the Internet can
provide. Designed to simplify the shopping experience, online services include
The Wish List, Gift Search, Electronic Gift Certificates and a collection of
pre-wrapped gifts ready for the shopper in a hurry, and VictoriasSecret.com
offers several delivery options to guarantee the arrival of gifts in time for
Christmas.
"Our newly designed Web site offers our customers a glamorous and
simplified holiday online shopping experience," said Anne Marie Blaire,
director of Internet Brand Development for Intimate Brands Inc., (NYSE: IBI)
parent company of Victoria's Secret. "It is quick and easy to purchase online;
our collection of lingerie and gifts are arranged by category; and our most
recent catalogue is available online to browse and shop from. And most
importantly, Victoria's Secret will deliver gifts in time for the holidays
with free standard shipping on purchases over $100 as well as free returns."
Online gift services at VictoriasSecret.com will help shoppers find the
perfect, luxurious gifts. Shoppers can choose from Victoria's Secret's
signature collection of sexy silk sleepwear and lingerie or "Divine," the
newest fragrance from the Dream Angel's collection, or one of Victoria's
Secret hot beauty essentials for lips and eyes.

-- Create a Wish List -- The perfect way to let someone special know
exactly what you're wishing for. Create a personal Victoria's Secret
Wish List complete with the exact styles, colors and sizes you want.
Wish Lists will be e-mailed with a personal note and password only to
those you desire. Recipients can access the list and add items directly
to their shopping bag.
-- Find Gifts Instantly -- A fast and convenient way to find the gifts
she's wishing for. The Gift Search service helps you find the perfect
gifts. Simply indicate style preferences and desired price range, and
VictoriaSecret.com will provide a selection of luxurious gifts.
-- Send an Electronic Gift Certificate -- Give her the luxury of choosing
whatever her heart desires, with a Victoria's Secret electronic gift
certificate. You pick the amount; she picks the gift. Perfect for last
minute gifts because it's delivered via e-mail.
-- Find Dream Gifts -- VictoriasSecret.com holiday gift boutiques
-- Shine, Red, Lace, Dream and Satin -- bring all of the season's most
luxurious gifts together.

Gift Collection Stocked; On-Time Delivery
VictoriasSecret.com will verify availability of gift selections at the
time of checkout. If an item is not available, alternative options will be
automatically provided. VictoriasSecret.com will guarantee delivery in time
for the holidays by letting shoppers know how many shopping days are left to
guarantee delivery before Christmas. Shipping options include overnight,
two-day or standard 5-7 day delivery. For orders over $100, shoppers receive
free standard shipping and handling. In addition, VictoriasSecret.com provides
free returns for purchases of more than $100.

Expanded Collection of Lingerie and Gifts
VictoriasSecret.com offers indulgent gifts for everyone.
VictoriasSecret.com gift suggestions for this holiday season include:

-- Victoria's Secret's signature collection of sexy silk sleepwear and
lingerie
-- Dream Angel's collection "Divine" fragrance
-- A sexy velvet or satin bra -- try our Velvet Body by Victoria(TM)
Collection or this season's Seamless Satin bras available in jewel
tones of ruby, emerald and diamonds.
-- Chic beauty essentials for lips and eyes
-- And for the ultimate gift, Victoria's Secret's signature $15 million
Ruby V-Set (one-of-a-kind bra and matching panty) and our ultimate
accessory, the $3.7 million diamond body bracelet.

About Intimate Brands
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of Oct. 28, 2000, Victoria's Secret products are
available through 872 lingerie and 455 beauty stores (of which 55 are
stand-alone), the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
VictoriasSecret.com. The Company offers a broad selection of personal care,
home fragrance and decor products through 1,393 Bath & Body Works and
110 White Barn Candle Company stores (of which 17 are stand-alone). The White
Barn Candle Co. was launched in 1999 as the newest brand in the Intimate
Brands portfolio.


SOURCE Victoria's Secret

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/CONTACT: Tiffany Freeman, 425-637-9097, or tiffanyf@wagged.com, or

Kirsten Watson, 425-637-9097, or kirstenw@wagged.com, both of Waggener

Edstrom, for Victoria's Secret; or Debbie Mitchell of Intimate Brands, 614-

415-7546/

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John J. McDonough Resigns From Newell Rubbermaid

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:01 by BeautyCare.com
John J. McDonough Resigns From Newell Rubbermaid

William P. Sovey Takes Over as Chief Executive Officer

FREEPORT, Ill., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
(NYSE: NWL; CHX) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has
accepted the resignation of John J. McDonough as CEO and Director, effective
immediately. William P. Sovey, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors
and the Company's former CEO from 1992 through 1997, will serve as CEO, and
will continue as a member of the Company's Board. Daniel C. Ferguson, who
served as the Company's CEO from 1965 through 1992 and its Chairman from 1992
through 1997, will succeed Mr. Sovey as Chairman.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical in
nature are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not
guarantees since there are inherent difficulties in predicting future results,
and actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in
the forward-looking statements. For a list of major factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected, refer to the Newell
Rubbermaid's 1999 Form 10-K, Exhibit 99, filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.
Based in Freeport, Illinois, Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a multi-national
manufacturer and marketer of high-volume, long life cycle, branded, consumer
products sold to volume purchasers for everyday use in the home or office,
with 1999 sales of $6.4 billion. Newell Rubbermaid products are sold through
a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels in the following
business segments: Plastic Storage & Organization, including Rubbermaid(R) and
Curver(R) home products, Goody(R) hair accessories and Rubbermaid Commercial
Products(TM); Food Preparation, Cooking & Serving, including Mirro(R) and
Calphalon(R) cookware, Anchor Hocking(R) and Pyrex(R) (Europe) glassware;
Infant/Juvenile Care & Play, including Little Tikes(R), Graco(R) and
Century(R); Home Decor, including Levolor(R), Kirsch(R), Newell(R) and
Gardinia(R) Window Furnishings and Intercraft(R), Burnes(R), Panodia(R),
Albadecor(R), and Holson(R) picture frames and photo albums; Hardware & Tools,
including Amerock(R), EZ Paintr(R), BernzOmatic(R), Bulldog(R) and Lee
Rowan(R); and Office Products, including Sanford(R), Berol(R), Sharpie(R),
Rotring(R) and Reynolds(R) markers and writing instruments and Rolodex(R) and
Eldon(R) office storage and organization products.
This press release is also available on our web site at http://www.newellco.com .


SOURCE Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

-0- 11/01/2000

/CONTACT: Ross A. Porter, Jr., Vice President Investor Relations for

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., 815-381-8150/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/765613.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 765613/

Web Site: /http://www.newellco.com /

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ireserve Announces Strategic Agreement With Citysearch.Com

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 17:00 by BeautyCare.com
ireserve Announces Strategic Agreement With Citysearch.Com

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ireserve, an ASP providing a full-service
reservation and appointment system for local merchants and professional
services firms, such as restaurants, beauty salons, health clubs, spas and
doctors, announced an agreement with citysearch.com, one of the core
businesses owned and operated by Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc., whereby
citysearch.com will distribute ireserve's real-time online restaurant
reservations service through its website.
With this agreement, citysearch.com will enhance the functionality of its
service by enabling its users to book free online reservations at any merchant
on ireserve's network in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ireserve's
technology will be integrated into citysearch.com by the first quarter of 2001
to provide a seamless reservation experience for its users. In addition, it
is expected that ireserve will gain increased traffic for its participating
merchants.
"This relationship further extends our strategy of helping consumers get
things done locally online and is a very important addition to our recently
launched Citysearch Reservations Center," said Dion Camp-Sanders, Manager of
Business Development at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. "We are
delighted to be working with ireserve, and look forward to the mutual benefits
this agreement will bring."
"We are very excited about our partnership with Citysearch," comments
David Kanbar, founder and CEO of ireserve, "as they were not only the pioneers
in the delivery of local content to consumers, but have remained the most
heavily trafficked site in this space."
This agreement is an example of our never-ending effort to drive more
business to our participating merchants through new marketing channels and
will help us deliver on our mission to make the reservation process easier for
both consumers and merchants," added Kendall Ligon, Vice President of Business
Development of ireserve.

About ireserve
ireserve is an ASP that automates the reservations book of local merchants
and professional services firms such as restaurants, spas, health clubs,
beauty salons, tanning salons, doctors and dentists. ireserve's software
enables such merchants to more efficiently manage the reservations process,
build a database on their customers that results in an enhanced level of
service, and provides the information to market their products and services to
new and existing customers in a highly targeted manner. ireserve's software
also offers a new marketing channel and revenue opportunity for merchants
since it interfaces with ireserve's booking engine which, through a number of
strategic partnerships, is found on consumer web sites such as Citysearch,
Zagat, Transmedia-owned iDine and The Washingtonian. This allows their
customers to make online reservations and appointments in real time, 24 hours
a day, seven days a week via their PC, PDA or wireless phone. ireserve offers
online reservations at one-hundred restaurants in Baltimore, Boston,
Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington
DC, as well over seven hundred restaurants in London and Paris through a
partnership with TopTable.co.uk, and expects its network of merchants to
rapidly expand through a number of planned licensing arrangements. For more
information, visit http://www.ireserve.com.


SOURCE ireserve.com

-0- 11/01/2000

/CONTACT: David Posternack of Rubenstein Public Relations, 212-843-8044,

for ireserve.com/

Web Site: /http://www.ireserve.com/



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ireserve Announces Strategic Agreement With Citysearch.Com

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:59 by BeautyCare.com
ireserve Announces Strategic Agreement With Citysearch.Com

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ireserve, an ASP providing a full-service
reservation and appointment system for local merchants and professional
services firms, such as restaurants, beauty salons, health clubs, spas and
doctors, announced an agreement with citysearch.com, one of the core
businesses owned and operated by Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc., whereby
citysearch.com will distribute ireserve's real-time online restaurant
reservations service through its website.
With this agreement, citysearch.com will enhance the functionality of its
service by enabling its users to book free online reservations at any merchant
on ireserve's network in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ireserve's
technology will be integrated into citysearch.com by the first quarter of 2001
to provide a seamless reservation experience for its users. In addition, it
is expected that ireserve will gain increased traffic for its participating
merchants.
"This relationship further extends our strategy of helping consumers get
things done locally online and is a very important addition to our recently
launched Citysearch Reservations Center," said Dion Camp-Sanders, Manager of
Business Development at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. "We are
delighted to be working with ireserve, and look forward to the mutual benefits
this agreement will bring."
"We are very excited about our partnership with Citysearch," comments
David Kanbar, founder and CEO of ireserve, "as they were not only the pioneers
in the delivery of local content to consumers, but have remained the most
heavily trafficked site in this space."
This agreement is an example of our never-ending effort to drive more
business to our participating merchants through new marketing channels and
will help us deliver on our mission to make the reservation process easier for
both consumers and merchants," added Kendall Ligon, Vice President of Business
Development of ireserve.

About ireserve
ireserve is an ASP that automates the reservations book of local merchants
and professional services firms such as restaurants, spas, health clubs,
beauty salons, tanning salons, doctors and dentists. ireserve's software
enables such merchants to more efficiently manage the reservations process,
build a database on their customers that results in an enhanced level of
service, and provides the information to market their products and services to
new and existing customers in a highly targeted manner. ireserve's software
also offers a new marketing channel and revenue opportunity for merchants
since it interfaces with ireserve's booking engine which, through a number of
strategic partnerships, is found on consumer web sites such as Citysearch,
Zagat, Transmedia-owned iDine and The Washingtonian. This allows their
customers to make online reservations and appointments in real time, 24 hours
a day, seven days a week via their PC, PDA or wireless phone. ireserve offers
online reservations at one-hundred restaurants in Baltimore, Boston,
Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington
DC, as well over seven hundred restaurants in London and Paris through a
partnership with TopTable.co.uk, and expects its network of merchants to
rapidly expand through a number of planned licensing arrangements. For more
information, visit http://www.ireserve.com.


SOURCE ireserve.com

-0- 11/01/2000

/CONTACT: David Posternack of Rubenstein Public Relations, 212-843-8044,

for ireserve.com/

Web Site: /http://www.ireserve.com/



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NCL Contracts With Mandara Spa, Leading Operator of Resort Spas,

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:58 by BeautyCare.com
NCL Contracts With Mandara Spa, Leading Operator of Resort Spas,
To Provide All Spa & Salon Services Aboard the Entire NCL Fleet

- Unique Range of 'East And West' Spa and Beauty Treatments to
Emphasize Relaxation and Pampering -

MIAMI, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that
it has entered into a fleet wide agreement with Mandara Spa, LLC for the
operation of all of its shipboard spas. Mandara Spa will create an entirely
new onboard experience in keeping with NCL's revolutionary Freestyle Cruising
product which combines the romance of shipboard travel with the relaxed style
of the best resort spas. The new spa experience will begin on all NCL ships
in January, 2001.
Mandara Spa, headquartered in Hawaii, is the leading operator of resort
spas in the world. In addition to some 35-resort spas in Bali, Thailand,
Malaysia, The Maldives, Micronesia, Tahiti, Hawaii and Aruba, Mandara Spa also
operates the spectacular new spa at the 3,000 room Paris -- Las Vegas Casino
Resort and will shortly open a major new spa at one of Hawaii's most
successful resorts -- the 3,200 room Hilton Hawaii Village in Honolulu.
Mandara's spa at the Datai resort on Langkawi Island in Malaysia recently was
voted the second best resort spa in the world in Conde Nast Traveler's
readers' poll of the World's Best.
The new NCL Spa Experience will emphasize wellness, relaxation and
pampering from a broad menu of spa and beauty treatments combining the best of
East and West. Some unique features of the new NCL Spa product from Mandara
will be:

* In-spa treatments for couples

* In-stateroom spa treatments

* Mandara Spa signature service standards

* Exotic and unique Asian Spa Treatments

* Blend of Eastern and Western spa and salon treatments unique to NCL

* Poolside and on-deck massages during port days

* Massage and de-stress treatments on the beach during private island
visits in the Caribbean and South Pacific

"This partnership with Mandara Spa represents the next step in our clear
differentiation of the NCL product from all the other major cruise lines,"
said Colin Veitch, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Today we
offer the same spa and beauty services as every other major cruise line,
provided by the same concessionaire as is used by every other major cruise
line. From January on, our spas will have an entirely different look and a
unique range of services. Our spas will be open longer and have higher
staffing levels, consistent with the Freestyle Cruising approach of allowing
passengers to choose whenever they would like to enjoy the shipboard amenities
and offering the highest possible service standards from our staff."
The new agreement between NCL and Mandara Spa covers all existing NCL
ships as well as the new Norwegian Sun due to commence service in September,
2001 and the Norwegian Leo (currently Superstar Leo in the Star Cruises fleet)
which will commence service with NCL in Hawaii in December, 2001.
Commenting on the new partnership, Thomas Gottlieb, President and CEO of
Mandara Spa said, "NCL with its tradition of innovation and its new Freestyle
Cruising initiative is an ideal partner for us as we continue to raise the bar
on both the range and quality of shipboard spa services. We are particularly
pleased as a Hawaiian company that just one year from now we will be operating
the spa on a beautiful big new NCL ship that departs every week from our home
town of Honolulu. Committing to Mandara Spa is a bold move by NCL and we are
dedicated to making sure they remember it in the future as one of the best
decisions they ever made."
Last May, in a groundbreaking agreement for the burgeoning spa and
cosmetics industry, Mandara Spa announced a strategic partnership with
Shiseido Co., Ltd., Asia's leading cosmetics company. It was the first time
an international cosmetics company made a major investment in a resort spa
company, one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism marketplace.
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is an international cruise company and
industry innovator that currently owns or operates a fleet of eight ships
sailing to more than 200 ports around the world. NCL is currently building
two new ships: M/S Norwegian Sun, a 1,936-passenger sister ship to the
Norwegian Sky (for delivery September 2001); and a 2,300-passenger,
as-yet-unnamed ship that will be NCL's largest (for delivery in late 2002).
As of December 2001, Star Cruises' SuperStar Leo will join the NCL fleet and
will be deployed on year-round cruises in Hawaii.
Following the acquisition of NCL this year, Star Cruises is now the fourth
largest cruise line in the world operating a combined fleet of 20 ships with
more than 21,000 berths. By the end of 2002, with the three ships currently
on order, Star Cruises with NCL will have approximately 28,000 lower berths.
For further information on NCL, contact a travel agent or NCL in the U.S. and
Canada at 800-327-7030; in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 305-436-0866; visit
NCL's web site at http://www.ncl.com; or on AOL at keyword: NCL. For further
information on Star Cruises, visit their new web site at
http://www.starcruises.com.
For further information on Mandara Spa, visit their web site at
http://www.mandaraspa.com. Artwork available on disk, jpeg or
other -- contact Sheila Donnelly & Associates, at 808-949-4131.


SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line

-0- 11/01/2000

/CONTACT: Fran Sevcik, 305-436-4760, or Jorge Martinez, both of Norwegian

Cruise Line; Stephanie Loeber, 212-891-0210, or Terry Gallagher, 212-891-0211,

both 305-436-4799, both of Lou Hammond & Associates for Norwegian Cruise Line;

or Sheila Donnelly, 808-949-4131, or Thomas Gottlieb, 808-926-6500, both of

Mandara Spa/

Web Site: /http://www.ncl.com

http://www.starcruises.com

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NCL Contracts With Mandara Spa, Leading Operator of Resort Spas,

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:58 by BeautyCare.com
NCL Contracts With Mandara Spa, Leading Operator of Resort Spas,
To Provide All Spa & Salon Services Aboard the Entire NCL Fleet

- Unique Range of 'East And West' Spa and Beauty Treatments to
Emphasize Relaxation and Pampering -

MIAMI, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that
it has entered into a fleet wide agreement with Mandara Spa, LLC for the
operation of all of its shipboard spas. Mandara Spa will create an entirely
new onboard experience in keeping with NCL's revolutionary Freestyle Cruising
product which combines the romance of shipboard travel with the relaxed style
of the best resort spas. The new spa experience will begin on all NCL ships
in January, 2001.
Mandara Spa, headquartered in Hawaii, is the leading operator of resort
spas in the world. In addition to some 35-resort spas in Bali, Thailand,
Malaysia, The Maldives, Micronesia, Tahiti, Hawaii and Aruba, Mandara Spa also
operates the spectacular new spa at the 3,000 room Paris -- Las Vegas Casino
Resort and will shortly open a major new spa at one of Hawaii's most
successful resorts -- the 3,200 room Hilton Hawaii Village in Honolulu.
Mandara's spa at the Datai resort on Langkawi Island in Malaysia recently was
voted the second best resort spa in the world in Conde Nast Traveler's
readers' poll of the World's Best.
The new NCL Spa Experience will emphasize wellness, relaxation and
pampering from a broad menu of spa and beauty treatments combining the best of
East and West. Some unique features of the new NCL Spa product from Mandara
will be:

* In-spa treatments for couples

* In-stateroom spa treatments

* Mandara Spa signature service standards

* Exotic and unique Asian Spa Treatments

* Blend of Eastern and Western spa and salon treatments unique to NCL

* Poolside and on-deck massages during port days

* Massage and de-stress treatments on the beach during private island
visits in the Caribbean and South Pacific

"This partnership with Mandara Spa represents the next step in our clear
differentiation of the NCL product from all the other major cruise lines,"
said Colin Veitch, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Today we
offer the same spa and beauty services as every other major cruise line,
provided by the same concessionaire as is used by every other major cruise
line. From January on, our spas will have an entirely different look and a
unique range of services. Our spas will be open longer and have higher
staffing levels, consistent with the Freestyle Cruising approach of allowing
passengers to choose whenever they would like to enjoy the shipboard amenities
and offering the highest possible service standards from our staff."
The new agreement between NCL and Mandara Spa covers all existing NCL
ships as well as the new Norwegian Sun due to commence service in September,
2001 and the Norwegian Leo (currently Superstar Leo in the Star Cruises fleet)
which will commence service with NCL in Hawaii in December, 2001.
Commenting on the new partnership, Thomas Gottlieb, President and CEO of
Mandara Spa said, "NCL with its tradition of innovation and its new Freestyle
Cruising initiative is an ideal partner for us as we continue to raise the bar
on both the range and quality of shipboard spa services. We are particularly
pleased as a Hawaiian company that just one year from now we will be operating
the spa on a beautiful big new NCL ship that departs every week from our home
town of Honolulu. Committing to Mandara Spa is a bold move by NCL and we are
dedicated to making sure they remember it in the future as one of the best
decisions they ever made."
Last May, in a groundbreaking agreement for the burgeoning spa and
cosmetics industry, Mandara Spa announced a strategic partnership with
Shiseido Co., Ltd., Asia's leading cosmetics company. It was the first time
an international cosmetics company made a major investment in a resort spa
company, one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism marketplace.
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is an international cruise company and
industry innovator that currently owns or operates a fleet of eight ships
sailing to more than 200 ports around the world. NCL is currently building
two new ships: M/S Norwegian Sun, a 1,936-passenger sister ship to the
Norwegian Sky (for delivery September 2001); and a 2,300-passenger,
as-yet-unnamed ship that will be NCL's largest (for delivery in late 2002).
As of December 2001, Star Cruises' SuperStar Leo will join the NCL fleet and
will be deployed on year-round cruises in Hawaii.
Following the acquisition of NCL this year, Star Cruises is now the fourth
largest cruise line in the world operating a combined fleet of 20 ships with
more than 21,000 berths. By the end of 2002, with the three ships currently
on order, Star Cruises with NCL will have approximately 28,000 lower berths.
For further information on NCL, contact a travel agent or NCL in the U.S. and
Canada at 800-327-7030; in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 305-436-0866; visit
NCL's web site at http://www.ncl.com; or on AOL at keyword: NCL. For further
information on Star Cruises, visit their new web site at
http://www.starcruises.com.
For further information on Mandara Spa, visit their web site at
http://www.mandaraspa.com. Artwork available on disk, jpeg or
other -- contact Sheila Donnelly & Associates, at 808-949-4131.


SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line

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/CONTACT: Fran Sevcik, 305-436-4760, or Jorge Martinez, both of Norwegian

Cruise Line; Stephanie Loeber, 212-891-0210, or Terry Gallagher, 212-891-0211,

both 305-436-4799, both of Lou Hammond & Associates for Norwegian Cruise Line;

or Sheila Donnelly, 808-949-4131, or Thomas Gottlieb, 808-926-6500, both of

Mandara Spa/

Web Site: /http://www.ncl.com

http://www.starcruises.com

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Longs Drugs Cancels Flu Shot Clinics Due to Vaccine Delays

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:57 by BeautyCare.com
Longs Drugs Cancels Flu Shot Clinics Due to Vaccine Delays

Clinics Will Be Rescheduled as Vaccine Is Received; Bulk of Vaccine Expected
In December and January

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on manufacturer
allocations of vaccine and additional delays in shipment, Longs Drug Stores
(NYSE: LDG) and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) reluctantly agreed to
cancel flu shot clinics at almost 400 Longs Drugs. The VNA coordinates clinics
for Longs Drugs as one of their primary fundraising activities. Clinics will
be rescheduled as soon as vaccine is in hand to ensure that the public has as
much access to the flu vaccine as possible.
The VNA, a nationwide non-profit organization, has been advised by
Aventis, VNA's primary flu vaccine manufacturer this year, to expect a 75
percent reduction in their November allocation of vaccine; the balance of
their November order will be delivered in December. The November vaccine
deliveries are also being delayed by two weeks, pushing the delivery dates
into the latter half of November.
"We apologize for the inconvenience that will result from this latest
vaccine manufacturer delivery delay. We realize that many people are counting
on our community clinics to help protect them from this year's flu strain.
With assistance from local VNAs, we will reschedule clinics as soon as vaccine
is in hand. As soon as vaccine arrives and new clinic dates are set, we'll be
coordinating with local media and posting notices in stores," said Peter Koo,
Director of Pharmacy Marketing for Longs Drugs.
"Given all of the problems that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and
the vaccine manufacturers have had with this year's vaccine, we think it's
critical to keep people well informed about their immunization options. We do
not want to give communities false expectations that we have vaccine. It is
our goal to get accurate information out as often as possible. It is critical
that the high risk individuals get vaccinated first and we urge those not at
high risk to wait until December to receive flu shots," commented Koo.
According to public health officials, it takes about two weeks from the
time of the flu vaccine injection for the body to form antibodies against the
flu. According to the CDC, in 14 of the last 18 winters large outbreaks of the
flu did not occur until January or later. Since different flu viruses
circulate each year, immunity can only be established by having an annual flu
shot. This year's flu vaccine will provide protection against the Panama, New
Caledonia and Yamanashi flu viruses, which the CDC has identified as those
most likely to cause serious illness.
For more information on the flu vaccination delays please refer to the CDC
web site at http://www.cdc.gov.
Longs Drug Stores Corporation is one of the most successful drug store
chains in North America. Founded in 1938 by brothers Joe and Tom Long as
"Longs Self-Service Drugs," the Company currently operates 426 stores in
California, Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. Annual sales
average over $9.3 million per store. Longs' unique strategy, focused on
consumers' health and well being, includes competencies in the key categories
of pharmacy, over the counter medications, photo, and cosmetics, as well as
other convenience offerings. Longs' web site, located on the Internet at
http://www.longs.com, blends consumer services with extensive health and wellness
information and includes the latest company news and investor information.


SOURCE Longs Drug Stores

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/CONTACT: Nancy Cockerham of Longs Drugs, 925-210-6624/

Web Site: /http://www.longs.com/

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The New Company Kids Catalog: Colorful Bedding, Furniture and

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:56 by BeautyCare.com
The New Company Kids Catalog: Colorful Bedding, Furniture and
Accessories for Your Child's Play, Comfort and Sweet Dreams

LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ... It's good to be young!
Especially now that the Fall 2000 edition of the Company Kids catalog is
here. The free 68-page catalog is an eye-catching showcase of function,
creativity, comfort, original designs and patterns, and bright colors,
offering imaginative, fun-packed bedroom and play environments for children,
infants and "tweens" (the nearly 30 million American girls and boys between 8
and 14).
Company Kids is presented by The Company Store, leading marketers,
designers, creators and manufacturers of high-value quality products for the
American home.
Company Kids is: attractive and sturdy bedroom furniture (from cribs, bunk
beds, dressers and chairs to desks, benches and toy chests); fluffy down
comforters; a potpourri of sleep and play pillows; soft and warm all-cotton
flannel bedding; bed linens in delightful, imagination-stimulating motifs
(from Old West, aviation, sailing and jungle safari, to the sea, starry nights
and world travel); "groovy" denim accessories; handcrafted plush rugs, comfy
quilts; novel lamps; thick and thirsty bath towels in an array of appealing
colors; bean bag chairs, and the nearly 6-foot diameter Lounge-A-Round, which
turns any floor into a cuddly-soft play and rest center. And there's so much
more!
Free monogramming is available on selected items until November 20.
For your complimentary copy of the new Company Kids catalog, call
800-356-9367, or visit http://www.companykids.com
The Company Store and Company Kids are part of the Hanover Brands, Inc.
subsidiary of Hanover Direct, Inc. (Amex: HNV), a leading specialty direct
marketer of branded merchandise to consumers through a portfolio and
e-commerce platforms.


SOURCE The Company Store

-0- 11/02/2000

/NOTE TO EDITORS: For your copy of the new Company Kids catalog, please

contact Erin Christine at the Company Store (201-863-7300, Ext. 2021). Or call

Sanford Teller, of Sanford Teller Communications at 212-717-O332./

/CONTACT: Erin Christine of THE COMPANY STORE, 201-863-7300 Ext. 2021 or

Sanford Teller of Sanford Teller Communications, 212-717-0332/

Web Site: /http://www.companykids.com/

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The New Company Kids Catalog: Colorful Bedding, Furniture and

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:56 by BeautyCare.com
The New Company Kids Catalog: Colorful Bedding, Furniture and
Accessories for Your Child's Play, Comfort and Sweet Dreams

LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ... It's good to be young!
Especially now that the Fall 2000 edition of the Company Kids catalog is
here. The free 68-page catalog is an eye-catching showcase of function,
creativity, comfort, original designs and patterns, and bright colors,
offering imaginative, fun-packed bedroom and play environments for children,
infants and "tweens" (the nearly 30 million American girls and boys between 8
and 14).
Company Kids is presented by The Company Store, leading marketers,
designers, creators and manufacturers of high-value quality products for the
American home.
Company Kids is: attractive and sturdy bedroom furniture (from cribs, bunk
beds, dressers and chairs to desks, benches and toy chests); fluffy down
comforters; a potpourri of sleep and play pillows; soft and warm all-cotton
flannel bedding; bed linens in delightful, imagination-stimulating motifs
(from Old West, aviation, sailing and jungle safari, to the sea, starry nights
and world travel); "groovy" denim accessories; handcrafted plush rugs, comfy
quilts; novel lamps; thick and thirsty bath towels in an array of appealing
colors; bean bag chairs, and the nearly 6-foot diameter Lounge-A-Round, which
turns any floor into a cuddly-soft play and rest center. And there's so much
more!
Free monogramming is available on selected items until November 20.
For your complimentary copy of the new Company Kids catalog, call
800-356-9367, or visit http://www.companykids.com
The Company Store and Company Kids are part of the Hanover Brands, Inc.
subsidiary of Hanover Direct, Inc. (Amex: HNV), a leading specialty direct
marketer of branded merchandise to consumers through a portfolio and
e-commerce platforms.


SOURCE The Company Store

-0- 11/02/2000

/NOTE TO EDITORS: For your copy of the new Company Kids catalog, please

contact Erin Christine at the Company Store (201-863-7300, Ext. 2021). Or call

Sanford Teller, of Sanford Teller Communications at 212-717-O332./

/CONTACT: Erin Christine of THE COMPANY STORE, 201-863-7300 Ext. 2021 or

Sanford Teller of Sanford Teller Communications, 212-717-0332/

Web Site: /http://www.companykids.com/

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Multi-Billion Market for Maternity, Nursing and Baby Products

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:54 by BeautyCare.com
Multi-Billion Market for Maternity, Nursing and Baby Products Gets a New

Publicly Traded Powerhouse

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ --
The Rose Group Corporation of Nevada (OTC Bulletin Board: RSGR) announced
today that it is entering the multi-billion dollar prenatal, maternity, mother
and baby product market by launching its own catalog. The catalog will lend
additional support to its existing online operations, which target the
nation's 12 million mothers and babies that in need of The Rose Group's
products and services. To gain even more awareness and credibility, the
company has teamed up with more than two thousand quality health care
professionals and has aligned itself with some of the nation's leading health
care organizations.
"Approximately, four million babies are born every year and every one of
them and their mothers are potential users of our products. Our extensive
product line includes everything a mother and baby will need from the time
baby is born to until that child is 3+ years old. That means that our real
target market consists of at least 12 million babies and their mothers.
Families today spend billions annually on our product categories. With our
integrated, state of the art, online and traditional off-line catalog
operation, I feel we will be uniquely positioned to capitalize on this market
opportunity," states Sheldon R. Rose, CEO of The Rose Group Corp. of Nevada.
The Rose Group intends to distribute copies of its roseBABY.com New Life
catalog on a quarterly basis to both health and self care professionals as
well as distributing 4 million direct mail catalogs to targeted prospects --
one million per quarter starting early 2001 -- to sell products by mail,
telephone and preferably to drive traffic to the company's online store at
http://www.roseBABY.com
According to Mr. Rose, who has over 25 years of experience in the
industry, "online-only operations just don't work. Printed catalogs are still
incredibly powerful sales tools and Internet simply can't replace them yet.
However, we want to combine the best of both worlds. Print catalogs will not
only drive sales, but will also drive traffic to our online operation, where
families can continue to make their purchases. Our site is also a wonderful
resource for new or expecting mothers. It contains a wealth of information on
all types of motherhood / maternity related issues, written by health care
professionals. By positioning our site as a credible information source for
mothers, we can increase our customer satisfaction and customers 'stickiness'
as well as keep our operating costs as low as possible."
In addition to targeting mothers, The Rose Group has also formed a potent
grassroots marketing effort by teaming up with thousands of healthcare and
self-care professionals who touch the lives of the prenatal and postpartum
female and their children. The Rose Group has aligned itself with
organizations such as Lamaze International Child Birth Educators, American
Academy of Pediatricians, American College of Nurse Midwives, International
Lactation Consultant Association, La Leche League Intl., World Alliance for
Breastfeeding Action and The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Its current
roster of associates already signed up include two thousand plus childbirth
educators, lactation consultants, obstetricians and gynecologists, neonatal
nurses, massage therapists and midwives.
The cooperation with health care associates consists of an innovative
revenue sharing program, which enables health care professionals to earn 2% to
10% of a product's retail price as a commission.
"For many of our associates, it is not just about an additional source of
income, it is about feeling good about recommending great products selected by
leading experts in our industry. Our expert consultant is Dr. Francine H.
Nichols, former president of Lamaze International and Coordinator of Women's
Health at Georgetown University," explains Rose.
"Our primary market consists of 12 million mothers who are willing to
invest in their children's future. They want all the good-quality help they
can get. And, our business model that combines an online presence and a
powerful catalog business with a sales force of two thousands plus health care
professionals, will ensure that we can reach our potential customers directly
at a lowest possible cost. We also have existing revenues and an experienced
management team. In a nutshell, we have all the reasons to expect our
operation to be successful," Rose says.
In addition to the catalog operation, The Rose Group is also a
manufacturer and wholesaler of prenatal / maternity products, postpartum /
mother and baby products marketed through its sales representatives to brick &
mortar mass merchants, food and drug chains and specialty stores located
primarily in the U.S. These products are branded under the names of Lamaze,
Two of Us, Natural Choice and Brio.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar
expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
or achievements of The Rose Group (the Company) to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. (Such factors
include, among others, the risk factors contained in the company's Annual
Reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.) In
addition, description of anyone's past success, either financial or strategic,
is no guarantee of future success. The Company will remain dependent upon
future financing for its growth and development, and for it to successfully
implement its business plan. No statement contained herein should be
construed as indicating that such financing is or will be available, and if
available, will be on terms favorable to the Company. This news release
speaks as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no
responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring
after the date hereof. Merger Communications (Merger) is a media relations
firm employed by the Company. Merger and the Company believe that all
information in this release has been obtained from sources considered
reliable, but cannot guarantee that the statements presented herein are
accurate or complete. According to the agreement between Merger and the
Company, Merger's compensation for its financial media relations services,
which includes the preparation and distribution of five press releases,
consists of nine thousand dollars.


SOURCE The Rose Group Corporation of Nevada

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Media Relations, David Drake of Merger Communications,

713-572-2560, or ddrake@mergerusa.com; or Investor Relations, Patti Sullivan

of Insights & Opinions, 281-537-4644, both for The Rose Group Corporation of

Nevada/

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Adoption Central Debuts On iVillage.Com's Award-Winning Parenting Website

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:53 by BeautyCare.com
Adoption Central Debuts On iVillage.Com's Award-Winning Parenting Website,

Parent Soup

Honoring November's National Adoption Month, iVillage.com's Adoption Central
Creates Comprehensive Resource for Adoption Triad - Adoptive Parents,
Adoptees and Birth Parents

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of November's National Adoption
Awareness Month, iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com
and AOL keyword: ivillage), the leading women's network online, is launching
Adoption Central, an ambitious and comprehensive resources for the six out of
ten Americans whose lives have been touched by adoption. Adoption Central is
the first adoption Web site to be launched by a mainstream new media company
to address the needs and concerns of all three members of the adoption triad -
adoptive parents, adoptees and birth parents. This channel-within-a-channel
launches with more than 300 URLs and 800 pages, located on iVillage.com's
award winning parenting Web site Parent Soup
(http://www.parentsoup.com/families/adoption).
As with many of the iVillage.com sites, Adoption Central grew organically
out of the needs of the parenting communities. The site was created primarily
by adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents on staff at both Parent Soup
and ParentsPlace, and provides timely, definitive information on all aspects
of the adoption process and experience.
Nancy Evans, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iVillage, states "In the
United States alone, approximately 140,000 children are adopted every year,
and there are currently, one million children living with adoptive parents.
The experience can be tough and time consuming, so we've gathered the
resources in one place in hopes of making the research process a little
easier."
The site does not serve as an adoption broker or matchmaker, or as an
agent for reuniting birth mothers and daughters. It does offer a broad wealth
and range of information and long-term perspective on the adoption experience
for all those involved.

Highlights from Adoption Central include:

* An expansive index of the most frequently asked questions and answers
about adoption
* Quizzes to help site visitors evaluate their readiness for adoption and
explore the issues of trans-racial adoption
* Step-by-step guides to the adoption process, both domestic and
international
* Comprehensive state-by-state information on private and public adoption
agencies, resources, lawyers, consent and revocation laws, where to
find vital records, and access to adoption records
* Information on costs and guidelines on how to finance an adoption
* Process Pals, a one-on-one guidance program that links an individual
who is new to the world of adoption with an experienced member of the
community who can help her manage the hurdles of the process
* Travel advice, packing lists and country-specific information to
facilitate international adoption
* Checklists to help you choose an adoption agency or attorney, shop for
your new child's needs and survive the "adoption wait"
* Community chats and Message Boards, covering everything from
Considering Adoption to Adult Adoptees
* Personal essays written by leading adoption experts and iVillage
members
* Live discussions with prominent authors and adoption experts
* Weekly newsletters to keep the community in touch and informed
* A list of more than 70 famous adoptees
* Pen Pals, a virtual international exchange program, connecting the
adoptive mother of a child adopted from one country with a mother from
another country. Each woman shares information about her heritage,
customs and culture.

About iVillage.com: The Women's Network
iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com and AOL
keyword: ivillage) is the leading women's network online providing practical
solutions and everyday support for women between the ages of 25 and 54.
iVillage.com is organized into branded communities across 17 content channels
that focus on issues of most importance to women and provide interactive
services, peer support and online access to experts and tailored shopping
opportunities. Content channels include allHealth, Astrology, Beauty, Click!:
Where Computers Make Sense, Diet & Fitness, Food, Home & Garden, Lamaze.com,
MoneyLife, ParentsPlace, Parent Soup, Pets, Readers & Writers, Relationships,
Travel, Work from Home and Working Diva. Established in 1995 and headquartered
in New York City, iVillage Inc. (Nasdaq: IVIL) is a new media company,
recognized as an industry leader in developing innovative sponsorship and
commerce relationships that match the desire of marketers to reach women with
the needs of iVillage.com members for relevant information and services.


SOURCE iVillage.com

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Winnie Atterbury of iVillage.com, 212-600-6501,

winnie@mail.ivillage.com; or Julie C. Weiser of Kaplow Communications,

212-221-1713, julie@kaplowpr.com, for iVillage/

Web Site: /http://www.ivillage.com/

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Adoption Central Debuts On iVillage.Com's Award-Winning Parenting Website

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:52 by BeautyCare.com
Adoption Central Debuts On iVillage.Com's Award-Winning Parenting Website,

Parent Soup

Honoring November's National Adoption Month, iVillage.com's Adoption Central
Creates Comprehensive Resource for Adoption Triad - Adoptive Parents,
Adoptees and Birth Parents

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of November's National Adoption
Awareness Month, iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com
and AOL keyword: ivillage), the leading women's network online, is launching
Adoption Central, an ambitious and comprehensive resources for the six out of
ten Americans whose lives have been touched by adoption. Adoption Central is
the first adoption Web site to be launched by a mainstream new media company
to address the needs and concerns of all three members of the adoption triad -
adoptive parents, adoptees and birth parents. This channel-within-a-channel
launches with more than 300 URLs and 800 pages, located on iVillage.com's
award winning parenting Web site Parent Soup
(http://www.parentsoup.com/families/adoption).
As with many of the iVillage.com sites, Adoption Central grew organically
out of the needs of the parenting communities. The site was created primarily
by adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents on staff at both Parent Soup
and ParentsPlace, and provides timely, definitive information on all aspects
of the adoption process and experience.
Nancy Evans, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iVillage, states "In the
United States alone, approximately 140,000 children are adopted every year,
and there are currently, one million children living with adoptive parents.
The experience can be tough and time consuming, so we've gathered the
resources in one place in hopes of making the research process a little
easier."
The site does not serve as an adoption broker or matchmaker, or as an
agent for reuniting birth mothers and daughters. It does offer a broad wealth
and range of information and long-term perspective on the adoption experience
for all those involved.

Highlights from Adoption Central include:

* An expansive index of the most frequently asked questions and answers
about adoption
* Quizzes to help site visitors evaluate their readiness for adoption and
explore the issues of trans-racial adoption
* Step-by-step guides to the adoption process, both domestic and
international
* Comprehensive state-by-state information on private and public adoption
agencies, resources, lawyers, consent and revocation laws, where to
find vital records, and access to adoption records
* Information on costs and guidelines on how to finance an adoption
* Process Pals, a one-on-one guidance program that links an individual
who is new to the world of adoption with an experienced member of the
community who can help her manage the hurdles of the process
* Travel advice, packing lists and country-specific information to
facilitate international adoption
* Checklists to help you choose an adoption agency or attorney, shop for
your new child's needs and survive the "adoption wait"
* Community chats and Message Boards, covering everything from
Considering Adoption to Adult Adoptees
* Personal essays written by leading adoption experts and iVillage
members
* Live discussions with prominent authors and adoption experts
* Weekly newsletters to keep the community in touch and informed
* A list of more than 70 famous adoptees
* Pen Pals, a virtual international exchange program, connecting the
adoptive mother of a child adopted from one country with a mother from
another country. Each woman shares information about her heritage,
customs and culture.

About iVillage.com: The Women's Network
iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com and AOL
keyword: ivillage) is the leading women's network online providing practical
solutions and everyday support for women between the ages of 25 and 54.
iVillage.com is organized into branded communities across 17 content channels
that focus on issues of most importance to women and provide interactive
services, peer support and online access to experts and tailored shopping
opportunities. Content channels include allHealth, Astrology, Beauty, Click!:
Where Computers Make Sense, Diet & Fitness, Food, Home & Garden, Lamaze.com,
MoneyLife, ParentsPlace, Parent Soup, Pets, Readers & Writers, Relationships,
Travel, Work from Home and Working Diva. Established in 1995 and headquartered
in New York City, iVillage Inc. (Nasdaq: IVIL) is a new media company,
recognized as an industry leader in developing innovative sponsorship and
commerce relationships that match the desire of marketers to reach women with
the needs of iVillage.com members for relevant information and services.


SOURCE iVillage.com

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/CONTACT: Winnie Atterbury of iVillage.com, 212-600-6501,

winnie@mail.ivillage.com; or Julie C. Weiser of Kaplow Communications,

212-221-1713, julie@kaplowpr.com, for iVillage/

Web Site: /http://www.ivillage.com/

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Peapod by Giant Launches Online Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:51 by BeautyCare.com
Peapod by Giant Launches Online Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service

In Nation's Capital

CHICAGO and LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet grocer Peapod
(Nasdaq: PPOD) and Giant Food Inc., a leading supermarket chain in the
mid-Atlantic region of the United States and wholly owned subsidiary of
international food provider Royal Ahold (NYSE: AHO), today announced the
launch of Peapod by Giant online shopping and delivery service in the
Washington, D.C. area. Deliveries begin on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
This is the second market expansion for Peapod since Royal Ahold acquired
a majority stake in the Company in the second quarter of 2000. Peapod is
working closely with Royal Ahold's supermarket brands to expand along the East
Coast, and in June started service in Southern Connecticut. A supply and
services agreement between Peapod and Ahold provides Peapod with enhanced
purchasing power versus other online grocers.
"The Washington metropolitan area is a market that fits strategically
within our expansion plans, as we continue to focus immediate growth along the
East Coast where Royal Ahold brands like Giant have a strong presence," said
Marc van Gelder, Peapod's president and chief executive officer. "We are very
excited to be working with Giant to serve the nation's capital, an area
densely populated with lots of busy, online families for whom this service
will be a welcome convenience. We expect our business to grow rapidly in this
market."
Peapod by Giant grocery orders will be picked, packed and delivered from a
centralized fulfillment center in Gaithersburg, Md. In September, Peapod
purchased the operating assets of Streamline.com, Inc. in the Washington,
D.C., market, acquiring the Gaithersburg facility, an established customer
base and existing workforce and management.
"Consumers in the Washington, D.C. area can now take advantage of shopping
online and get the same high-quality, in-store freshness that they trust from
Giant, delivered right to their door," said Dick Baird, president and chief
executive officer of Giant. "It's a welcome option for busy people."
Peapod by Giant will offer a wide variety of Giant and national brands,
from fresh produce, cheeses, seafood and meats, to a large selection of baby
food, pet food and health and beauty products. Peapod's just-in-time stocking
process guarantees customers the freshest products available. Peapod will
also deploy its state-of-the-art order fulfillment technology and proprietary
transportation routing system, which helps it achieve accuracy and efficiency
in picking, packing and delivering grocery orders in its current markets.
Initial delivery service areas including Northwest Washington, D.C.,
Montgomery County in Maryland and Fairfax County in Virginia. Customers log
on to http://www.giantfood.com to place orders. Customers can choose attended or
unattended delivery and can have groceries delivered as soon as the next day.
Peapod by Giant customers can also participate in the "A+ BonusBucks" program,
which enables shoppers to raise money for the schools of their choice when
they shop from Nov. 5, 2000 through March 31, 2001.
Giant Food Inc., headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 176 supermarkets
in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., and employs
more than 26,000 associates. Giant is a member of the Ahold USA group, owned
by Royal Ahold of the Netherlands. Royal Ahold operates approximately 7,000
supermarkets, hypermarkets and other store formats in the United States,
Europe, Latin America and Asia with annualized sales approaching US
50 billion.
Founded in 1989, Chicago-based Peapod, Inc. is a leading Internet grocer,
providing consumers with broad product choices and local delivery services.
With 1999 sales of $73 million, the Company currently serves more than 120,000
customers in Boston, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, Washington, D.C.,
Chicago and San Francisco. Peapod also serves customers nationwide through
its "Peapod Packages(TM)" service. Peapod is a provider of targeted media and
research services to consumer goods companies, offering its unique medium for
targeting promotions and advertising at the point of purchase and conducting
cost-effective research. Peapod's shares are traded on the Nasdaq under the
symbol "PPOD."


SOURCE Peapod

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Paula Wheeler of Peapod, 847-583-6412; Barry Scher of Giant

Food, 301-341-4710; or Lissa Antes or Aimee Thompson of Edelman Public

Relations, 312-240-3000/

Web Site: /http://www.giantfood.com /

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E Com Ventures, Inc.'s Wholly Owned Subsidiary Perfumania Marketing Reports

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:33 by BeautyCare.com
E Com Ventures, Inc.'s Wholly Owned Subsidiary Perfumania Marketing Reports

Continued Double Digit Increases in Retail and Comparable-Store Sales

October Retail Sales Increase 14% and Comparable-Store Sales Increase 16%

MIAMI, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- E Com Ventures, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECMV)
announced today that retail sales of its wholly owned subsidiary Perfumania
Marketing for October 2000 reached $12,416,844, a 14% increase over retail
sales of $10,882,536 reported for October 1999.
Perfumania Marketing, the nation's largest perfumery chain, continues to
experience increasing sales. Comparable-store sales increased 16% for the
month of October 2000 over comparable-store sales for October 1999, resulting
in the twenty-third (23rd) consecutive month of increases, the last eighteen
(18) of which have been double-digit increases.
Ilia Lekach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E Com Ventures, Inc.,
said, "We continue to outperform the retail industry while heading into the
holiday season. Our improved merchandise mix and operational efficiencies
pave the way for what we hope to be the highest sales volume the Company has
ever achieved."
Perfumania Marketing is the leading specialty discount retailer and
wholesale distributor of a wide range of brand name and designer fragrances
with approximately $190 million in annual sales. The Company operates a chain
of 267 retail stores nationwide. The Company's wholesale division distributes
fragrances and related products to national and regional chains and other
wholesale distributors throughout North America and overseas.

PERFUMANIA MARKETING
OCTOBER, THIRD QUARTER AND YEAR-TO-DATE RETAIL SALES (millions)

Fiscal Fiscal Percent Comparable-
Store*
2000 1999 Increase Increase

# Stores @ end
of October 267 280

October $12.4 $10.9 14% 16%

Third Quarter $40.6 $36.3 12% 14%

YTD $115.5 $99.2 16% 19%

*Represents sales comparison for stores open both years

This press release may include information presented which contains
forward-looking information, including statements regarding the strategic
direction of the Company. These comments constitute forward-looking
statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995), which involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results
may differ materially from the information discussed in these forward-looking
statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results, performance or
achievement to differ materially from those described or implied in the
forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, competition,
potential technology changes, changes in or the lack of anticipated changes in
the regulatory environment in various countries, the ability to secure
partnership or joint-venture relationships with other entities, the ability to
raise additional capital to finance expansion, and the risks inherent in new
product and service introductions and the entry into new geographic markets.
Perfumania is a trademark of Perfumania, Inc. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.


SOURCE E Com Ventures, Inc.

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Ilia Lekach, Chairman and CEO, E Com Ventures, 305-889-1520/

Web Site: /http://www.perfumania.com/

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Gore/Bush Representatives Answer The Latino Community

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:31 by BeautyCare.com
Gore/Bush Representatives Answer The Latino Community

MIAMI, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Latinos from more than 50 schools and
education centers throughout the U.S. took part in an online chat on education
between representatives of the Democratic and Republican party campaigns this
past Monday, October 30. Al Cardenas, chairman of the Florida Republican
party and Janet Murguia, deputy campaign manager and highest-ranking Hispanic
in the Gore-Lieberman campaign, responded to questions posed by the public.
This exchange, moderated by NPR's Maria Emilia Martin, from the program Latino
USA, was organized by LULAC, LNESC, SER/Jobs for Progress and Procter &
Gamble's Avanzando con tu Familia Hispanic outreach program.
Some of the key education issues affecting Hispanics that were addressed
in yesterday's online chat include: bilingual education, charter schools,
school safety and the cost of education. A real-time poll conducted among the
participants during the event revealed that:

* 43% of people who responded to the question feel that the major
barrier to higher education scholarships for Latinos is lack of
counseling in high school.
* 50% of people who responded to the question feel that the most
important issue affecting the education of Latinos is lack of funds for
education, while 35% of respondents believe it is a lack of equal
opportunities.
* 48% of people who responded to the question consider that the
education system would improve for Latinos if there were more Latino
teachers, while 30% of respondents say it would improve if there were
more availability of bilingual education.
* 72% of people who responded to the question feel that standardized
testing is not a good way to measure student progress.
* 58% of people who responded to the question think that stricter in-
school discipline would improve school safety.
* 59% of people who responded to the question think that Al Gore has the
best proposal for Latino education.

"We at P&G's "Avanzando con tu Familia" program, along with our partners,
are glad to have brought the Latino community together with representatives of
the Bush and Gore campaigns in this online audio-chat event," said Neil Comber
Valdespino, Director of Corporate Relations, Procter & Gamble. "Education is
a major issue in this election year, especially to the Latino community. We
expect this exchange will have provided the community with better information
on where Bush and Gore stand on education issues, as Latinos prepare to make
their choices on November 7."
Mr. Cardenas, who represented Gov. George W. Bush in the online chat, is a
native of Cuba. He has been involved in politics for over 20 years and has
represented the State of Florida at every Republican National Convention since
1976. In 1992 he was selected to serve as one of the 25 members of the
Electoral College from Florida.
"Governor George W. Bush's education record in Texas demonstrates his
strong commitment to the success of the Hispanic Community. Governor Bush's
education reform policies, empowering parents and teachers, raising teacher
salaries, supporting bilingual education programs that work, and providing
more educational choices to families, has resulted in unprecedented increases
in student performance among Hispanic students in Texas. It is this type of
leadership that Governor Bush will take to Washington to improve our nation's
education system for all Hispanic Americans," said Cardenas.
Ms. Murguia, who represented vice president Al Gore during the online
event, also serves as Director of Public Liaison for the campaign. Prior to
joining the campaign, she served in the Clinton-Gore Administration as Deputy
Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs for the
White House.
"This election is about big choices. Al Gore will give Hispanic students
the tools they need to succeed by providing universal preschool for four year
olds, reducing class size, and making college education affordable. Bush's
huge tax cuts for the wealthy, on the other hand, uses up the surplus that
could be used to invest in education," said Murguia.
To access the audio file of the discussion or a written transcript in
English or Spanish, log onto http://www.avanzando.yupi.com, click on "pre-
electoral chat" and then on "launch webcast."
Avanzando con tu Familia is a long-term community outreach program
developed by Procter & Gamble to provide Hispanic families tools and
information that will help them advance to reach their goals. The program
addresses four primary areas: Education, Health, Tradition and Home. It seeks
to strengthen Procter & Gamble's bond with Hispanic families and enable them
to enhance their quality of life.
LULAC, The League of United Latin American Citizens, is an organization
that strives to advance the economic condition, educational attainment,
political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the
United States through partnerships and corporate alliances. Founded in 1929,
LULAC membership extends into every state in the Union and Puerto Rico with
over 600 councils nationwide.
LNESC, LULAC National Educational Service Centers, founded in 1973, has
centers in 14 cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The
centers serve more than 18,000 Hispanic youth annually by providing
counseling, financial aid advising, academic enrichment and leadership
development programs at the community level.
SER, Service, Education, Redevelopment, is a national private non-profit
organization that operates through the United States and Puerto Rico serving
economically disadvantaged members of our community with different programs
for the purpose of placing participants into permanent, unsubsidized and
productive employment. LULAC and the GI Forum founded SER in 1964.


SOURCE LULAC, LNESC, SER and Procter & Gamble

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Patricia Canessa of Fleishman-Hillard, 305-520-9025; or Maria

Molina of Procter & Gamble, 513-945-9867/

Web Site: /http://www.fleishman.com/

Web Site: /http://www.avanzando.yupi.com/



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CCA Industries, Inc. Reports Purchase of Fragrance Trademarks

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:30 by BeautyCare.com
CCA Industries, Inc. Reports Purchase of Fragrance Trademarks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CCA Industries, Inc.
(Nasdaq: CCAM) announced today that it had purchased all of the trademarks for
the fragrances, Cherry Vanilla, Cloud Dance, Vision, Amber Musk, Mandarin
Vanilla and Sunset Cafe, for $450,000.
"We believe that it is more beneficial for us to own the marks rather than
continue under our license agreement for the fragrances," stated David Edell,
President of CCA Industries, Inc. "We expect to increase sales of the
fragrances from approximately $2,000,000 in 2000 to substantially more in
2001."
Nasdaq has advised the Company that unless the market price of the stock
is at least $1.00 for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days before January
29, 2001, the Company's stock may be deleted from Nasdaq.
CCA Industries, Inc. manufacturer of health, beauty aids products, markets
approximately 175 products each under its individual brand name. The products
include, principally, "Plus+White" toothpaste and whiteners, "Sudden Change"
skin care products, "Nutra Nail" nail treatments, "Mega 16" diet aids, "Hair
Off" mittens and depilatories, "Bikini Zone" medicated creme and gel for the
bikini area, hair care products, and line of sun care products "Solar Sense",
and "Cherry Vanilla" and "Cloud Dance" fragrances.

Statements contained in the news release that are not historical facts are
forward looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties, which would cause actual results to differ materially
form estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


SOURCE CCA Industries, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Ira W. Berman, Chairman of CCA Industries, 800-524-2720/

(CCAM)



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Procter & Gamble Donates Proprietary 'Super Aspirin' Technology

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:29 by BeautyCare.com
Procter & Gamble Donates Proprietary 'Super Aspirin' Technology

for Clinical and Commercial Development to Vanderbilt University

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The next "super aspirin" may be
among a collection of 196 patents and pending patents given today to
Vanderbilt University by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). P&G's
proprietary Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology shows promise in improving the safety
of medications commonly taken for pain, inflammation, and fever reduction.
Along with the patents, P&G is donating all associated intellectual
property. As the sole new owners of the technology, Vanderbilt will benefit
from all future revenues after the technology is further developed, tested,
and commercialized.
"We are pleased that Vanderbilt's international reputation in the area of
eicosanoids (Cox products) has been affirmed by this generous gift of
intellectual property, and we are excited with the opportunity to develop it
into something of clinical value," said Lee E. Limbird, Ph.D., associate vice
chancellor for Research.
Procter & Gamble's external consultants identified Vanderbilt as the
university that is most uniquely qualified to further develop the Cox-2
Inhibitor Technology due to their on-going leadership in Cox-2 research. In
addition, Vanderbilt's Office of Enterprise Development gives the framework
for commercializing the technology.
"We're excited that Vanderbilt will continue to develop and test this
significant technology, and that Vanderbilt will benefit both financially and
academically from this donation," said P&G's Chief Technology Officer Gil
Cloyd. "Best of all, we'll get to see this promising science furthered to
improve peoples' lives -- even if it will no longer be in P&G hands, given
that our strategic interest in pharmaceuticals lie elsewhere."
The gift of Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology is the sixth in a series of Procter
& Gamble technology donations to leading universities and research
institutions.

About Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology
Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology compounds block the action of an enzyme called
cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), and like other recently marketed Cox-2 inhibitors,
they could relieve pain and inflammation without the gastric side effects of
other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). What is different about
P&G's Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology is that it may also promote ulcer healing and
even prevent the development of NSAID-induced ulcers, a relatively common side
effect of the drugs.
Examples of NSAIDs currently available over-the-counter are Motrin, Aleve
and Advil; prescriptions include Celebrex (Searle/Pfizer) and Vioxx (Merck).
"Currently marketed prescription NSAIDs slow the healing of ulcers that
are already present. We'll be researching just how P&G's Cox-2 Inhibitor
Technology is working to promote -- versus delay -- ulcer healing," said Dr.
L. Jackson Roberts II, professor of Pharmacology and Medicine.
To develop the Procter & Gamble compound as a therapeutic drug, Vanderbilt
established a new company called PharmaVU, Inc. through the Office of
Enterprise Development with an investment from the University's Chancellor
Fund. PharmaVU plans to contract the remaining pre-clinical toxicology
studies to an outside company and then to conduct Phase I clinical trials.
"Carrying the drug through Phase I trials will greatly enhance its value,"
Roberts said. "At that point it should be very attractive for a company to
license and further develop it through Phase II and Phase III trials and
eventually marketing."
The global market for Cox-2 inhibitor drugs is approximately three billion
dollars annually, and the global market for all analgesics, including Cox-2
inhibitors, is expected to reach $12 billion by 2003. Vanderbilt University's
future revenues of this technology could reach $1 billion per year.
Six P&G scientists, Dr. Randall Matthews, Dr. Zhuoliang Chen, Dr. Theresa
Rosario-Jansen, Dr. Vince Murphy, Dr. John Janusz and Mr. James Ridgeway
invented the Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology. They continue to work to develop new
drugs for P&G's pharmaceutical business.

Promising Future in Alzheimer's, Cancer
The particular Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology being given today also shows
potential in the prevention and treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease --
areas that Vanderbilt researchers will continue to investigate.
"There is great excitement about the potential of Cox-2 inhibitors for
both cancer prevention and cancer treatment," said Dr. Mace L. Rothenberg,
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, associate professor of Medicine, and
director of Phase I Drug Development for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
"In addition, Cox-2 inhibitors can be combined with chemotherapy and
thereby potentiate the anti-tumor activity of the chemotherapy," Rothenberg
said. "We will conduct pre-clinical screening of a large number of drug
combinations, including the P&G Cox-2 Inhibitor Technology compounds, to help
identify leads for cancer treatment."
In addition to cancer research, Vanderbilt intends to research Cox-2
Inhibitor Technology's potential for Alzheimer's Disease. Initial research on
Cox-2 inhibitors indicates that they may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's or
delay its onset.

About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a private research university of approximately
5,900 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate and professional students. Founded in
1873, the University comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a
distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.
Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences,
education and human development, engineering and music, and a full range of
graduate and professional degrees.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G markets 300 brands to nearly five billion consumers in 140 countries.
P&G invests nearly $2 billion a year to develop and improve its products --
leading the way in R&D globally among consumer products companies. P&G's
Global Licensing Organization is promoting the full development and use of the
company's innovations. This includes selling, licensing and, in select cases,
donating P&G's technologies.
P&G Worldwide Web Site: http://www.pg.com


SOURCE The Procter & Gamble Company

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: John Howser of Vanderbilt University, 615-322-4747; or Ed

Bastian of Procter & Gamble, 513-945-6202/

Web Site: /http://www.pg.com/

(PG)



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Avon Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:27 by BeautyCare.com
Avon Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today
declared the regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $.185 per
share, payable December 1, 2000, to shareholders of record November 16, 2000.
Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products,
with $5.3 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets to women in 137 countries
through three million independent sales representatives. Avon product lines
include such recognizable brands as Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Color, Far Away,
Rare Gold, Perceive, and Avon Skin Care. Avon also markets an extensive line
of fashion jewelry, apparel, gifts and collectibles. More information about
Avon and its products can be found on the company's award-winning website
http://www.avon.com


SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Media - Victor Beaudet, 212-282-5344, or Laura Castellano

212-282-5345, or Investors - Carol Murray-Negron or Renee Johansen,

212-282-5320, all for Avon Products, Inc./

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/079575.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 079575/

Web Site: /http://www.avon.com/

(AVP)



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Spin Doctors!

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:26 by BeautyCare.com
Spin Doctors!

Medical PR Firm Says 'Ahh' Upon Securing Interviews for Cosmetic Surgery,
Anti-Aging Clients

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- California public relations
agency The Professional Image, Inc. (TPI) is celebrating the successful
placement of its medical clients on major national media platforms such as The
Learning Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Access Hollywood, and
The Discovery Channel -- networks that do not typically cover medical topics
such as plastic surgery. With heightened public interest in all things
medical, TPI President Angela O'Mara is finding that doctors are making a
different kind of house call these days -- to their PR house -- to be the
primary authority for the media and to distinguish themselves from their
fellow medical colleagues.
"Whether it's residents straight out of medical school or an established
hospital or practice, doctors are now using marketing and publicity as a means
of differentiating themselves," explained O'Mara, who started a full-service
agency in 1988 to specifically promote developments in cosmetic medicine and
design marketing materials for surgeons. "As surgeons are expanding into more
elective procedures, TPI has become the source to both physicians and the
media when it comes to cosmetic surgery."
According to O'Mara, physicians are increasingly seeking help with
something as simple as a new logo on a business card to a more complex image
overhaul involving office evaluation, new product launches, seminar building,
brochures, and newsletters. With the increased curiosity of new cosmetic
surgery procedures and the popularity of reality-based programming, O'Mara
believes that publicity is the most effective and discriminating method to
educate the public.
Starting with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery as one of TPI's
first clients, O'Mara now works with M.D.'s across the country, ranging from
small offices in Atlanta to the posh and elegant offices of Beverly Hills.
Clients of TPI have stayed with the agency for years due to their priceless
appearances alongside Regis Philbin on ABC's "Live" or nationally-televised
chats with Diane Sawyer on CBS' "48 Hours." With TPI's success, O'Mara
recently expanded account service into the corporate world by initiating
shared publicity campaigns with several large medical technology firms. With
success in placing clients internationally, TPI has expansion plans in the
United Kingdom in 2001. O'Mara frequently lectures at medical
Association/Academy meetings nationwide and was appointed to the advisory
board of Anti Aging and Cosmetic Surgery Magazine.

For more information, visit http://www.theprofessionalimage.com or call
(949) 760-1522.


SOURCE The Professional Image, Inc.

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Eric Morgan of The Professional Image, Inc., 949-760-1522/

Web Site: /http://www.theprofessionalimage.com/



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Pledge Grab-it Group Gives Grand Central Terminal A Grand Cleaning

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:24 by BeautyCare.com
Pledge Grab-it Group Gives Grand Central Terminal A Grand Cleaning

For the Holidays

Team of Pro Dusters Offers Helpful Tips to Prepare for the Season

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of November marks the beginning
of the holiday season. To mark the occasion yesterday, a 10 ft-tall stilt
walker carrying a giant Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) Sweeper joined a team of pro
dusters and spent the morning in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal
giving this national treasure a pre-holiday spruce up. And soon, all
Americans will begin cleaning their homes in preparation for the holidays too.
According to a recent survey, nearly three-fourths of Americans (70%)
prepare for the holidays by cleaning and dusting their homes thoroughly. And
because 65 percent of respondents value their homes as treasures, it's no
wonder the survey found Americans spend more than 10 hours -- that's longer
than one full work day -- preparing their homes for the holidays.

National Treasure Gets Holiday Spruce Up
Every day, more than half-a-million people pass through Grand Central
Terminal, and the amount of visitors increases significantly during the
holiday season. The Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) Group of pro dusters helped make
this landmark shine so people visiting it from all over the world will enjoy
its magnificence this holiday season.
"I've been able to save a lot of time and hassles by cleaning with Pledge
Grab-it," says Brad Weston, a professional pro duster and stilt walker.
"They're versatile enough to use for heavy-duty cleaning jobs like this one at
Grand Central, but the cloths are also perfect for dusting off holiday
treasures like ornaments, which have been in storage all year."

Weston offers the following helpful tips for cleaning this holiday season:

-- When expecting holiday guests, delegate cleaning chores among family
members. Make it interesting by drawing chores out of a hat.

-- Instead of letting cleaning chores pile up, tidy up when you complete
other necessary tasks or try to devote 15 minutes a day to
straightening up.

-- To help control dust and reduce the amount of clutter in your home,
clear off kitchen countertops and coffee tables.

-- Cozy fireplaces are perfect for entertaining family and friends, but
clean up can be messy and time consuming. Use the Pledge Grab-it
Sweeper to clean up residue from ashes.

-- Organize loose ribbons and wrapping paper in a plastic storage box or
shopping bag to reduce clutter.

Grab-it Gifts
Christmas came early for some lucky morning rush-hour commuters and
tourists who received a free Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) starter kit to help them
kick off their holiday cleaning efforts. In fact, the team of pro dusters
will be traveling from coast to coast distributing starter kits to remind
people it's time to do their own pre-holiday spruce up.
The Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM), an electrostatic cloth, attracts dust, dirt and
hair like a magnet and traps them in its patented web of fibers, making it a
perfect weapon to combat the dust that accumulates in every home across the
country. The disposable cloths can be used on virtually all hard surfaces --
from electronics and furniture to floors, ceiling fans, mini-blinds and even
the car's dashboard -- as well as delicate items like ornaments, frames and
other knick knacks. Plus, the cloths are dry and won't leave a residue on
delicate items. Unlike dry dusting and feather dusting which only scatters
dust, Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) attracts and traps it. Simply wipe any smooth,
hard surface with a Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) Sweeper or Cloth and then throw away
the cloth, along with the dust, dirt and hair.
"The average home accumulates 40 pounds of dust per year so to make the
task of cleaning easier grab a Pledge Grab-it," says Becky Harman, a scientist
and dust expert. "Simply use a Pledge Grab-it on your floors, electronics or
to dust off special holiday pieces then throw away the cloth, along with the
dirt, dust and hair, when you're finished."

Get Help This Holiday Season
The holiday season is the one time the entire family gets involved in the
cleaning process -- without an argument. For additional help and dusting
tips, call 1-877-9-GRAB-IT for a free brochure, entitled "How to Win the War
Against Dust."
Great for a stocking stuffer or grab-bag gift, Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM)
products are available nationwide in the household cleaning section of
supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers. The suggested retail prices
include: Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) Sweeper and Cloths Starter Kit -- $14.99;
10-count Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM) Cloth Refills -- $2.49; 20-count Pledge(R)
Grab-it(TM) Cloth Refills -- $4.29; and 40-count box Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM)
Cloth Refills -- $7.99.
SC Johnson, manufacturer of Pledge(R) Grab-it(TM), is a family-owned and
family-managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products,
excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and
the communities in which it operates. Based in Racine, Wisconsin, the company
is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and
products for home storage, personal care and insect control. It markets such
well-known brands as Windex(R), Pledge(R) , Glade (R), Fantastik(R), Ziploc
(R), Edge (R), OFF!(R) and Raid(R). The 114-year-old company employs more
than 9,500 people and sells products in over 100 countries worldwide.


SOURCE Pledge Grab-it Group

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/CONTACT: Stacy Israel of BSMG Worldwide, 312-988-2379, for Pledge

Grab-it/



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Galleryatthecreek.com - a New Luxury Web Site With Staying Power

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:23 by BeautyCare.com
Galleryatthecreek.com - a New Luxury Web Site With Staying Power

On November 15, Discover a Wealth of Treasures ... Online

Management Reports Continued Strong Sales for Current Season

SANDPOINT, Idaho, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Opportunity knocks -- and Gallery
At The Creek answers! Galleryatthecreek.com is a luxury website whose path is
paved with gold. The way was opened by earlier luxury e-commerce ventures
that fell by the wayside. On November 15, Gallery at The Creek goes up in the
exciting e-commerce world with two fundamental means to set it apart: a solid
list of millions of satisfied customers and the business savvy to move ahead.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990723/CWTRLOGO )
Coldwater Creek (Nasdaq: CWTR), the national multi-channel retailer of
women's apparel and accessories, has positioned galleryatthecreek.com to
become the online shopping destination of choice for very special luxury
items. The Gallery At The Creek site offers an exquisite cache of art from
all over the world -- fine jewelry, home treasures, and unique apparel. It's
a haven for customers -- easy to browse with all the right information at your
fingertips.
Dennis Pence, Chairman and CEO of Coldwater Creek, said Gallery At The
Creek has been designed to provide the ultimate, on-line luxury shopping
experience. The company's customer list, he noted, provides a perfect fit for
this new merchandise assortment.
"According to census data, more than 14 percent of U.S. households with
income greater than $100,000 currently reside in the Coldwater Creek customer
file," Pence said. "Just as important, our relationship with these same
customers has created the highest level of customer retention in our company
history. This presents us with an exciting, new opportunity to launch a
luxury site on the Internet -- a medium that already is profitable for us.
"The new fine jewelry category in Gallery At The Creek is an expansion of
our proven ability to sell fashion jewelry successfully to our customers,"
Pence added. "Over the years, we've sold millions of dollars of fashion
jewelry to our existing customer base, and fine jewelry is a natural extension
of this expertise."
The Coldwater Creek team brings a wealth of knowledge to
galleryatthecreek.com, culled from years of experience with millions of loyal
customers. In July of 1999, Coldwater Creek brought its success as a catalog
retailer to the Internet with results that exceeded company expectations. The
e-commerce site, coldwatercreek.com, is currently responsible for 25% of the
company's net sales. The smooth transition on-line can be attributed to the
Coldwater Creek hallmarks of high quality merchandise, excellent customer
service and fulfillment expertise. Customer satisfaction is the key priority,
making shopping online both enjoyable and dependable.
Now Coldwater Creek brings its unique touch to a luxury level. The
galleryatthecreek.com site fulfills a woman's dreams of finer things, whether
she craves cut crystal flower earrings adorned with pearls and diamonds, a
gold ring that couples bold citrine with vivid green tourmaline, 'art' she can
wear -- such as beautiful hand knit sweaters -- or hand-crafted vases and
blown glass accessories.
The true beauty of galleryatthecreek.com rests in its interactive and
customizable features. The shopping directory allows you to browse through
the merchandise based on personal areas of interest. Go to the Gift Wizard
for help finding the perfect gift for a specific event in a particular price
range. Explore the fine jewelry section for dazzling diamonds, lustrous
pearls and semi-precious stones. Each gem is inspected by a qualified
gemologist and is shipped with a diamond report or certification. Be sure to
take advantage of the Send a Hint feature to send a product image and
description via a forwarded email to show them the treasures you long for at
Gallery At The Creek.
Instant Help lets you communicate immediately with a trained Web Service
Agent to answer any questions. And at Gallery At The Creek, your privacy is
our best-kept secret. State-of-the-art technology keeps all purchase
information secure and protected. Also, the site offers a 100% guarantee for
customer satisfaction for exchange or full refund -- no time limit, no risk
for the consumer.
Commenting on current business for Coldwater Creek, management said sales
trends to date suggest a very good season for the company. Customer response
to the company's merchandise assortments has been strong in the Coldwater
Creek family of catalog titles, the e-commerce site at http://www.coldwatercreek.com,
and in the new full-line retail stores. Based on this positive performance
across the board to date, the company remains comfortable with previously
published analysts' consensus estimates.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the Company's Internet sales, retail store expansion,
future financial and operating results, sales trends and expectations. These
statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a
number of uncertainties and risks including the Company's failure to generate
increased Internet sales, the Company's lack of experience in operating a
website offering luxury merchandise, launching multiple retail stores while
minimizing costs, the early stage of the Company's Internet business, the
Company's failure to generate sales or profits from its galleryatthecreek.com
website, fluctuations in operating results, and decreases in demand for the
Company's products. Actual results may differ materially. Further
information about these matters can be found in the Company's most recent Form
10-K and Forms 10-Q, which are available from the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission and other sources.


CONTACT: Jody Donohue, or Alison Hessert, both of Jody Donohue

Associates, 212-688-8653, or HessertJodyDono@aol.com, for Coldwater Creek.



SOURCE Coldwater Creek

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/CONTACT: Jody Donohue, or Alison Hessert, both of Jody Donohue

Associates, 212-688-8653, or HessertJodyDono@aol.com, for Coldwater Creek/

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AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org

PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/119957.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 119957/

Web Site: /http://Galleryatthecreek.com/

Web Site: /http://www.coldwatercreek.com/

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American Tissue Inc. Affiliate Completes Acquisition of Assets and Operations

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:22 by BeautyCare.com
American Tissue Inc. Affiliate Completes Acquisition of Assets and Operations

From American Pad & Paper

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Tissue Inc. (ATI) today
announced that one of its affiliate companies has completed the acquisition of
the assets of the Ampad and the Shade Allied divisions from American Pad &
Paper (AP&P). Ampad is one of North America's largest suppliers of writing
pads, filing supplies and retail envelopes and is the 118-year-old company
that invented the legal pad. The Shade Allied division is one of the four
largest forms suppliers in North America. The Ampad division will operate
under the name American Pad & Paper LLC and will be headquartered in Plano,
Texas.
"The acquisition of Ampad and Shade Allied by its affiliates will provide
the ATI family of companies with a significant position in these important
markets and allow us to complete key pieces of American Tissue's vertical
integration strategy," stated Mehdi Gabayzadeh, American Tissue's President
and Chief Executive Officer. "The combined affiliated American Tissue Group
of companies will now have an annual sales volume of approximately $1 billion
and 4,000 employees."
Mark Lipscomb, Vice President of AP&P, has been named as President and CEO
of the new affiliate under which Ampad will be organized. Mr. Lipscomb joined
AP&P in 1998 and has been Acting COO of Ampad for the last several months.
Ampad will continue to market a full line of products under the industry
respected Ampad label and will remain focused on the highest levels of
customer service and vendor support during and beyond the transition of this
acquisition. Additional information about Ampad can be found on its web site
at http://www.Ampad.com.
The Shade Allied division will operate under the leadership of Al Vosper,
President and CEO of American Forms LLC. This new larger forms business will
have an expanded product line in the custom cut and cut size business.
Additional information about American Forms LLC can be found on its web site
at http://www.american-forms.com.
Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, ATI has
quickly become one of the country's largest manufacturers and distributors of
consumer private label and away from home tissue paper products. American
Tissue has domestic tissue facilities located strategically from coast to
coast as well as facilities in Mexico. Additional information on the company
can be found at http://www.americantissue.com.


SOURCE American Tissue Inc.

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Media - Kurt Goldschmidt 631-435-9000, Ext. 105, or Edward I.

Stein (Analysts) 631-435-9000, Ext. 113, both of American Tissue Inc.; or Mark

Lipscomb 972-733-5415, for American Pad & Paper/

Web Site: /http://www.american-forms.com

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Donna Karan International Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 16:21 by BeautyCare.com
Donna Karan International Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Donna Karan International Inc. (NYSE: DK)
today announced it will report third quarter financial results on November 7,
2000 prior to the market open. Following the release, the Company has
scheduled a conference call to discuss the quarter's results, which will begin
at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Access to the conference call is available to the general public, although
the question and answer participation will be limited to institutional
investors and analysts. To access the call, listeners should dial
913-981-5532 approximately 5-10 minutes in advance of the call. A replay of
the call will be available the afternoon of November 7 through the end of
business November 9, 2000. To access the replay, listeners can dial
719-457-0820 access code 723113.

Donna Karan International Inc. is one of the leading international fashion
design houses. The Company designs, contracts for the manufacture of,
markets, retails, and distributes collections of men's and women's clothing,
sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York, DKNY, DKNY
Jeans, and DKNY Active brand names. The Company also selectively has granted
licenses for the manufacture and distribution of certain other products under
its brand names, including beauty and beauty-related products, jeanswear,
activewear, hosiery, intimate apparel, eyewear and children's apparel.
Certain statements on this conference call will be forward-looking
statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Company's actual
results in future periods or plans for future periods to differ materially
from what is currently anticipated. Those risks include, among other things,
risks associated with the timing, expense and/or savings associated with, and
effects of, the Company's strategic initiatives; general competitive factors;
a change in retailer or consumer acceptance of the Company's products; the
timing of and costs associated with new store openings and the Company's
economic ability to continue to open stores; the variability of the Company's
results in any period due to the seasonal nature of the business, the timing,
terms, consummation, or success of any joint ventures, licenses, or other
dispositions of product lines; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in
the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company has no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made
herein or elsewhere, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.
The conference call will be recorded on behalf of Donna Karan
International and consists of copyrighted material. It may not be
re-recorded, reproduced, transmitted or rebroadcast without the Company's
express written permission. Accessing this call or the rebroadcast represents
your consent to these terms and conditions. Your participation in this call
serves as your consent to having any comments or statements you make appear on
any transcript or broadcast of this call.


SOURCE Donna Karan International Inc.

-0- 11/02/2000

/CONTACT: Investors - Joseph B. Parsons, or Media - Patti Cohen, both of

Donna Karan International Inc., 212-789-1500/

Web Site: /http://www.donnakaran.com/

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Revlon Awards Advertising for New Product Launch

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 15:57 by BeautyCare.com
Revlon Awards Advertising for New Product Launch

to Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners

kbp to Launch Revlon Skinlights(TM) Face Illuminators -
A Revolutionary New Line of Skin Brighteners

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon (NYSE: REV) today announced the
selection of kirshenbaum bond & partners, New York, to handle the launch,
national product advertising, and promotions for Revlon Skinlights(TM) Face
Illuminators, a revolutionary new line of skin brighteners.
Revlon Skinlights(TM) Face Illuminators is a collection of oil-free
lotions, loose powders, stick make-ups and a sheer scent fragrance that is
intended to create an entirely new makeup category: Skin Brighteners.
Skinlights was designed to meet the changing needs and desires of women who
are less inclined to use foundation but still want to enhance the look of
their skin. Skinlights will be available for sale in the U.S. in January.
"Revlon has created an innovative new category and was looking for an
agency that could capture the broad appeal and playful spirit of the
products," said Cheryl Vitali, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
the Revlon Brand Equity Group. "We chose kirshenbaum bond & partners for this
project because of their successful product launch experience and creativity
in the beauty/fashion industry."
"We are thrilled to be working with one of America's truly iconic brands,"
said Rosemarie Ryan, Managing Partner/President, kirshenbaum bond & partners.

Revlon is a worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care
products company. The Company's vision is to become the world's most dynamic
leader in global beauty and skin care. A web site featuring current product
and promotional information can be reached at http://www.revlon.com. Revlon
brands include Revlon(R), Almay(R), Ultima II(R), Charlie(R) and Flex(R) and
they are sold worldwide.

kirshenbaum bond & partners, a privately held, fully integrated
communications company was founded in 1987 by Richard Kirshenbaum and Jon
Bond. kbp has since grown to a company with over 400 employees, offices in New
York, San Francisco, and combined billings of over $575 million. kbp New York
has over $455 million in billings and a diverse client base including Biore, a
division of the Andrew Jergens Company; Credit Suisse First Boston; HSN (The
Home Shopping Network); Target Stores; Tommy Hilfiger; Olympus; Wyndham Hotels
and Resorts; Cognac Hennessy; Moet & Chandon; The History Channel; Cerveza Sol
Beer; Liberty Mutual; Citibank; Kansas City Power & Light; FreeAgent.com and
DLJdirect. kbp west, which opened in August 1997, has 55 employees and $120
million in billings with clients including PeopleSoft; Ricochet, OffRoad
Capital, Peoplefirst.com, Wine.com, Mother's Cookies and Archway Cookies,
among others.

Contact: Mary Ann Dunnell of Revlon, 212-484-7797; or Erin Johnson of
kbp, 212-337-4004.


SOURCE Revlon

-0- 11/03/2000

/CONTACT: Mary Ann Dunnell of Revlon, 212-484-7797; or Erin Johnson of

kbp, 212-337-4004/

Web Site: /http://www.revlon.com/

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Susan Ciminelli Goes the Distance for New York City Marathoners

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 15:56 by BeautyCare.com
Susan Ciminelli Goes the Distance for New York City Marathoners

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossing the finish line at the New York
City Marathon never felt (and looked) so good!
That's because Health and Beauty expert Susan Ciminelli is making a
special offer to the winners and participants of the New York City Marathon,
which will be held on Sunday November 5, 2000.
The first place winners from the women's and men's categories will be
eligible for a complimentary deep tissue massage, combining foot Reflexology
with lower leg muscles to alleviate stiff tendons and ligaments and a seaweed
body wrap. Time proven effects of seaweed helps to relieve muscle fatigue and
pain, especially after a 26 mile run. All participants in the New York City
Marathon will receive a special offer at the Susan Ciminelli Day Spa at
Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan.
Susan Ciminelli is a world renown health and wellness expert, advocating a
unique and holistic approach to healing the skin and body. Her skin care
products, Susan Ciminelli, use nature's finest botanicals and essential oils
along with organic nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
And if running is not your thing, you can still sprint to Susan
Ciminelli's Day Spa for the break we all deserve. For Susan Ciminelli Day Spa
information, call 212-872-2650.


SOURCE Susan Ciminelli

-0- 11/03/2000

/CONTACT: Tom Semioli, 212-426-9422, myerstoms@aol.com, for Susan

Ciminelli/



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Beauty Salon Clients Choose Gore

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 15:55 by BeautyCare.com
Beauty Salon Clients Choose Gore

National Cosmetology Association Conducts Poll

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In these final days of election fever, the
nation's beauty salons are not just a place to get pampered but a hotbed of
conversation on topics of national concern.
In a recent poll conducted by the National Cosmetology Association (NCA)
in 250 beauty salons nationwide, Al Gore was preferred over George W. Bush for
the office of President of the United States.
Of the 1822 salon clients responding, 52% of clients getting haircuts,
color, facials and manicures at their favorite salon preferred Gore versus 46%
for Bush. Ralph Nader received a .007% write-in vote, while .009% were
undecided.
"The NCA has conducted similar presidential polls for many years," noted
NCA President Derl Green of Honolulu, Hawaii. "We've never been wrong! We
believe that's because people are relaxed and comfortable enough in a salon to
express their true feelings."
The poll did not ask the basis for the clients' voting preference. Could
it be that the salons' predominantly female customers prefer Gore's more
groomed look over Bush's casual style?
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) is the largest organization of
salon professionals in the world. Its mission, since its inception in 1921,
has been and continues to be to ensure that working salon professionals have
the tools and resources available to create career success with integrity.


SOURCE National Cosmetology Association

-0- 11/03/2000

/CONTACT: Vi Nelson, or Ann Engeldinger, of Vi Nelson & Associates, Inc.,

312-944-1262, fax, 312-664-8380, for National Cosmetology Association/



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Borders Celebrates Grand Opening of New Downtown Chicago Store November 9-12

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 - 15:53 by BeautyCare.com
Borders Celebrates Grand Opening of New Downtown Chicago Store November 9-12

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders Books and Music in Chicago on
State St. will hold its grand opening celebration, Nov. 9-12. Several
national author and music events as well as local music acts are scheduled as
part of the grand opening festivities. Also, Nov. 1-12, Borders on State St.
will host a toy drive for the Walter Payton Foundation. Drop off a toy and
enjoy the following events throughout grand opening weekend, compliments of
Borders:

Thursday, Nov. 9

4:30 p.m. Live Performance by Koko Taylor
Join us as the undisputed Queen of Blues and
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Koko Taylor
performs from her new release, Royal Blue.

5 p.m. Book Signing by George Rodrigue
Internationally renowned artist George
Rodrigue, the creator of the famous Blue Dog
paintings, is stopping by the new Borders on
State Street for a very special visit. Meet
the painter of Blue Dog in person and
purchase an autographed copy of Blue Dog
Christmas.

Friday, Nov. 10

4 p.m. Live Performance by Daniel Cage
Join us as Daniel Cage performs selections
from, and signs copies of his debut album,
Loud on Earth.

6 p.m. Live Performance by Patricia Barber
Patricia Barber will be in-store performing
and signing from her new release, Nightclub.
This Chicagoian is a respected jazz artist,
recognized around the world for her
irresistible vocals and poetic lyrics.

Saturday, Nov. 11
11 a.m. Kids' Activity Time
In honor of the new book The Genius of
Leonardo, we welcome the famous painter,
inventor, mathematician, scientist and
profound thinker, Leonardo da Vinci. Thanks
to Scott Shepard and Strokes of Genius,
Leonardo travels from the past to the present
to speak on the art of Science and the
science of Art.

3 p.m. Signing and Demonstration by Bruce Cost
Bruce Cost will be demonstrating and signing
his new release Big Bowl Noodles and Rice:
Fresh Asian Cooking from the Renowned
Restaurant. Bruce Cost is an award-winning
restaurateur and chef, acclaimed cooking
teacher and former food columnist for the San
Francisco Chronicle.

6 p.m. Live Performance by Josie
Born and raised in Chicago, this green-eyed
beauty is performing from her debut disc,
Unkunvenshunal Girl.

8 p.m. Singing by Michael Feinstein
Join us for a special singing by Michael
Feinstein from his newest release, Romance on
Film, Romance on Broadway.

Sunday, Nov. 12

11 a.m. Book Singing by Connie Payton
Please join us as Borders welcomes National
Football League legend Walter "Sweetness"
Payton's wife, Connie, for a very special
signing of Never Die Easy, The Autobiography
of Walter Payton.

2 p.m. Live Performance by Mark Selby
Mark Selby will be performing songs from his
debut release for Vanguard Records, More
Storms Coming.

3 p.m. Live Performance by Sonny Landreth
Sonny Landreth performs songs from his
release Levee Town. He is recognized for his
work with singer/songwriter John Hiatt, as
well as, his association with Bonnie Raitt
and Zydeco legend Clifton Chenier.


SOURCE Borders Books and Music

-0- 11/03/2000

/CONTACT: Tony Barnett, Community Relations Coordinator of Borders Books

and Music, 312-606-0750, tbarnett@bordergroupinc.com/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/106169.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 106169/

Web Site: /http://www.bordersgroupinc.com/

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Women Are Only Marginally Undecided According To Poll

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:43 by BeautyCare.com
Women Are Only Marginally Undecided According To Poll
Commissioned By iVillage.com

- Survey Shows That Women Have Made Up Their Minds on the Issues -

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new poll conducted for
iVillage.com: The Women's Network by Knowledge Networks (previously known as
InterSurvey), a Web-based polling firm, the gender gap may be widening, but
voting differences between men and women are not based on women being fickle
or caring solely about "women's issues." The new poll is currently featured
on iVillage.com's Election 2000 channel (http://www.ivillage.com/election).
Results for the poll are based on a nationwide sample of 1,078 adults (510 men
and 568 women) 18 years of age or older, during the period September 20-29,
2000. The error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 3.4 percentage
points.

Among the poll's findings are:

-- Gender Gap - Women vs. Men:
The iVillage/Knowledge Networks poll confirmed the gender gap in that
women prefer Gore (51%) to Bush (33%), while men favor Bush (51%) to Gore
(38%), creating a 13-point gender gap. Additionally, the poll uncovered
an 18-point gap between men and women voting for Bush.

-- Explaining the Gender Gap - Issues of Importance to Men and Women:
The iVillage/Knowledge Networks poll illustrates that the candidates'
starkly different priorities are driving a wedge between men and women in
how they plan to vote. Men and women agree on the importance of using the
budget surplus to save Social Security (53% and 52%, respectively), but
the similarities end there. Men place a higher priority on cutting taxes
(34%) than women (27%). Women, on the other hand, are more concerned with
providing a prescription drug benefit for senior citizens (44% to 35%).
They are also more likely than men to want the budget surplus used for
other domestic spending areas, such as education (43% vs. 35%).

-- The Marriage Gap:
The iVillage/Knowledge Networks poll shows an equally cavernous gap has
emerged between married and single Americans. Single women favor Gore by
a vast 67% to 20%, while married women give Gore a more modest 51% to 41%
lead. Among married men, Bush enjoys a substantial 54% to 34% lead, but
among single men the race is nearly even, with Gore ahead 43% to 40%.

"Women may be the important swing voters, but not because they are fickle,
easily swayed or uncertain about their political preferences," said Nancy
Evans, editor-in-chief and co-founder of iVillage.com. "Women have been set
up by pundits as the important swing voters because they 'tend to be' more
undecided than men, to make up their minds later than men, and to rely more on
personality and style to make political decisions than men. Our poll
disproves that assertion. We found no statistical evidence of women being
less certain about their political choices or any less driven by issues than
men. Women make up their minds on real issues they face in their daily lives.
Women worry about their kids' education, the state of the economy, and
eldercare, which are linked to their vote choices."
The iVillage/Knowledge Networks Poll was designed by Anna Greenberg, an
Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, and Mike Bocian,
Director of Public Opinion and Political Research at Knowledge Networks.
For additional poll results on the women's vote and the issues go to
http://www.iVillage.com/election.

About Knowledge Networks:
Knowledge Networks (http://www.knowledgenetworks.com/), formerly known as
InterSurvey, is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. Knowledge Networks
provides the first and only Web-based research that collects data from a
scientifically representative sample of the entire U.S. population. The
no-compromise Knowledge Networks methodology blends the statistical
reliability of probability sampling with the power of Web "interviewing" to
solve the current problems associated with survey research conducted on the
Web, in person, by mail or on the telephone. Knowledge Networks customers
include market research firms, product manufacturers, advertising agencies,
news and entertainment organizations, universities and government agencies.

About iVillage.com: The Women's Network
iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com and AOL
keyword: ivillage) is the leading women's network online providing practical
solutions and everyday support for women between the ages of 25 and 54.
iVillage.com is organized into branded communities across 17 content channels
that focus on issues of most importance to women and provide interactive
services, peer support and online access to experts and tailored shopping
opportunities. Content channels include allHealth, Astrology, Beauty, Click!:
Where Computers Make Sense, Diet & Fitness, Food, Home & Garden, Lamaze.com,
MoneyLife, ParentsPlace, Parent Soup, Pets, Readers & Writers, Relationships,
Travel, Work from Home and Working Diva. Established in 1995 and headquartered
in New York City, iVillage Inc. (Nasdaq: IVIL) is a new media company,
recognized as an industry leader in developing innovative sponsorship and
commerce relationships that match the desire of marketers to reach women with
the needs of iVillage.com members for relevant information and services.


SOURCE iVillage.com: The Women's Network

-0- 10/13/2000

/CONTACT: Ana Ossowski of Kaplow Communications, 212-221-1713, or

ana@kaplowpr.com, for iVillage.com: The Women's Network/

Web Site: /http://www.ivillage.com

http://www.knowledgenetworks.com/

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Major National Study on Vitamin E to Be Conducted

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:41 by BeautyCare.com
Major National Study on Vitamin E to Be Conducted;

32,000 Males to Be Involved in Prostate Cancer Tests

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide study is expected to get
underway in January to determine whether Vitamin E plays a role in the
prevention of prostate cancer.
The National Cancer Institute will fund the major trial study, estimated
to cost $l80 million. The study is expected to be conducted in most states of
the U.S.
The study will involve 32,000 male test subjects. They will take part in
the study for a period of five years, after which a seven-year period of
follow-up studies will be conducted.
The national study is believed to be one of the largest of its kind every
undertaken, and scientists hope to get a definitive answer as to the effect of
Vitamin E on prostate cancer. A parallel study will be conducted on selenium.
In Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Constitution reported that Dr. Holt
Sanders, a leading urologist, will participate in the study at St. Joseph's
Hospital there. Dr. Sanders said the national testing will work on two
hypotheses -- one, that Vitamin E may decrease the risk of prostate cancer,
and two, that one selenium tablet daily may do the same. "This trial is
designed to figure this out," he told the newspaper.
Health researchers conducting the study will enlist men who are over 55
years of age, but including African-American men who are over 50 years of age.
In the prospective tests, one group of men will receive Vitamin E and a
second group will receive a placebo, or inactive dose. A third group will
receive selenium, and a fourth group will receive a placebo for comparison
with the selenium group.


SOURCE Foods for the Future

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/CONTACT: Dean Reed for Foods for the Future, 202-223-3532/



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National Catalog Company Launches E-Commerce Site and New Name

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:38 by BeautyCare.com
National Catalog Company Launches E-Commerce Site and New Name

CLEVELAND, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriMark Direct, a leading direct
marketer of women's apparel, shoes, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry and
health-related merchandise, announces the launch of its e-commerce site at
http://www.amerimark.com. Simultaneously, the company, formerly known as
TransAmerica Holdings, L.L.C., has brought its four catalog properties
together under the single brand name AmeriMark Direct.
Gary L. Giesler, Chairman of AmeriMark, explains, "This new branding
initiative allows us to market more effectively to our customers, and offers
them the total breadth of our entire product range. We felt that it was
essential to develop the synergy between our catalogs and the Internet for the
convenience of our customers."
The easy-to-navigate site offers AmeriMark's 4.8 million customers access
to all four catalogs, and contains over 4,500 products. The catalogs include
Anthony Richards, Healthy Living, Beauty Boutique and Windsor Collection.
"This web site provides our customers with the same products they can order
directly from our catalogs. We are providing all of our products on-line so
the consumer has access to our entire product line while enjoying the
convenience of Internet shopping," reports Cynthia Tancer, Manager,
E-Commerce, who heads the company's e-commerce division.
Sensitive to the needs of the customer, AmeriMark focused on making the
shopping experience completely user-friendly with highly detailed help pages
and step-by-step instructions. "We kept the customer's needs in mind every
step of the way," Tancer adds.
The site also features online inventory status, so the customer can
instantly check product availability before placing an order. Detailed
product descriptions and photos also make online selection quick and easy.
Customers can locate specific items by category, brand, type or color. The
company believes that the combination of low prices, extensive product range
and a commitment to online security provides a tremendous benefit for their
customers.
Founded in 1969, AmeriMark Direct is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and mails
over 50 million catalogs nationally each year. AmeriMark Direct targets its
merchandise and publications to value-conscious shoppers -- catalogs which
include Anthony Richards, Beauty Boutique, Healthy Living and the Windsor
Collection.


SOURCE AmeriMark Direct, L.L.C.

-0- 10/17/2000

/CONTACT: Gary L. Giesler, Chairman, 440-325-2001, or Cynthia Tancer,

Manager -- E-Commerce, 440-325-2000, ext. 2194, both of AmeriMark Direct/

Web Site: /http://www.amerimark.com/



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HealthCentral's RxList.com Is Named 'Popular Science Best of the Web' Winner

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:34 by BeautyCare.com
HealthCentral's RxList.com Is Named 'Popular Science Best of the Web' Winner

Magazine Describes RxList.com as 'a Trove of Pharmaceutical Knowledge'

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ --
HealthCentral.com (Nasdaq: HCEN), a leading online provider of healthcare
e-commerce (http://www.healthcentralrx.com) and content (http://www.healthcentral.com),
receives further recognition this month for its site RxList.com
(http://www.rxlist.com), a comprehensive drug information resource for consumers and
medical professionals. The October issue of "Popular Science Magazine"
recognizes RxList.com in its annual "50 Best of the Web" list under the
category of Health & Medicine, (http://www.popsci.com/features/bow00/). In addition
to being called "one of the hottest spots on the Internet," editors of
"Popular Science" describe RxList.com as "a trove of pharmaceutical
knowledge."
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991227/HCENLOGO )
Rx.List.com has, for the second year in a row, been named
"Best Pharmaceutical Index Site" according to "Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine,"
(http://www.zdnet.com/yil/content/mag/0001/100health.html). The Magazine's Best Sites
for 2000 report reads "RxList is still the best place to find prescription
drug information, including precautions, contraindications, dosage, and side
effects."
"I'm very proud of the recognition RxList is receiving," says Neil Sandow
Pharm.D, and Vice President of Pharmacy Information Services at
HealthCentral.com. "It's also gratifying to know that individuals from many
top universities and important organizations like the FDA and the CDC have
used RxList.com."
RxList.com indexes more than 4,500 brand name drugs and is the only Web
site to feature more than twenty medication-based discussion boards such as
the "Vicodin RxBoard" where users and non-users of Vicodin can exchange
experiences or engage in heated debates about the risks and benefits of this
notoriously controversial drug. The site, which went through a complete
redesign this summer, offers a wide range of features from the popular
Top 200 List of the most prescribed products with links to professional
monographs, to the pharmacy related comic strip called RxLaughs.

About HealthCentral.com
HealthCentral.com is a leading provider of online healthcare e-commerce
and content to consumers through a network of sites, including
HealthCentral.com, Vitamins.com, HealthCentralRx.com, RxList.com, and
HealthCentral.ca. Currently ranked the #1 Overall Health Content Site
according to Gomez(TM), HealthCentral.com provides user-friendly interactive
tools, customized health information pages, personalized health risk
assessments and topical newsletters. Together, HealthCentralRx.com and
Vitamins.com offer more than 25,000 SKUs of health, beauty and personal care
products. HealthCentral.com's newly acquired site DrugEmporium.com is
currently ranked the #1 Overall Prescription Site according to Gomez(TM).
HealthCentral.com also acts as an applications service provider to hospitals,
hospital groups and healthcare organizations for health e-commerce and
content.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, the statements in this news release are
forward-looking statements, involving risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
the Company's limited operating history and need to generate revenues, the
substantial competition in the ehealth market, possible liability related to
content on or accessed through the Company's Web sites, the need to build a
brand name quickly, the effect of substantial and changing government
regulation, possible systems interruptions, a failure to integrate
acquisitions or manage growth, and a failure to attract and retain key
employees. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in
HealthCentral.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, its
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000 and its other filings with the
Security and Exchange Commission.


CONTACT: media, Joanne Papini, Director of Public Relations,

510-250-3860, or joanne.papini@healthcentral.com, or financial, Robin Raborn,

Director of Investor Relations 510-250-3852, or

robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, or http://www.ir.healthcentral.com, both of

HealthCentral.com.



SOURCE HealthCentral.com

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/CONTACT: media, Joanne Papini, Director of Public Relations,

510-250-3860, or joanne.papini@healthcentral.com, or financial, Robin Raborn,

Director of Investor Relations 510-250-3852, or

robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, or http://www.ir.healthcentral.com, both of

HealthCentral.com/

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Web Site: /http://www.healthcentralrx.com/

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fashion500.com, the Premier Internet Destination for Fashion and Luxury, Arrives on the Web

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:25 by BeautyCare.com


fashion500.com, the Premier Internet Destination for Fashion and Luxury, Arrives on the Web

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- fashion500.com, the Internet's premier
fashion and luxury retail website, today announced its widely anticipated
public launch. Defined by elegance, functionality and technological
innovation, the site offers consumers an unparalleled shopping experience for
apparel, jewelry and accessories by leading designers.
Located at http://www.fashion500.com, the site features an international roster
of today's hottest designers and a visual interface as uncompromising as the
styles they create. The site combines the selection and convenience of e-
commerce with the personal attention of boutique shopping, through a variety
of value-added amenities, including soon-to-be-available personal shoppers.
Collections represented on the site include trendsetters such as Betsey
Johnson and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, and established masters like
Kieselstein-Cord and Fernando Sanchez, with new designers coming on board
weekly in addition to the 16 launched today. (For a complete list of
fashion500 designers, see below). Categories available include: evening,
trend, classic, casual, intimates, accessories, and jewelry.
Each designer maintains an exclusive agreement with fashion500. Under
this agreement, these designers are represented in no other solely-online
shopping forum; in addition, fashion500.com builds and maintains these
designers' individual independent e-commerce websites, and executes warehouse
order fulfillment and back office administration for them. These independent
sites will be launched in the coming weeks.

Ease and Elegance
fashion500.com was built with the idea that e-commerce must be client-
driven in order to succeed. The site lets each user tailor the shopping
experience to her or his specific needs, with navigation that is elegant,
intelligent and easy-to-use, featuring richly detailed digital photography
unsurpassed on the internet, with zoom, examine and rotate functionality.

Additional features of the site include:
-- a wardrobe feature where shoppers can mix and match items, and create
ensembles from several designers' collections
-- online personal shoppers who will help customers accessorize, choose a
gift, or find just the right outfit for a special occasion. Personal shoppers
are coming soon, but appointments can be scheduled now.
-- an Examiner feature that greatly magnifies merchandise, allowing
customers to closely inspect and appreciate fine details of fabric and
workmanship.
-- coming soon, a search engine that offers more criteria than any other
fashion site, so that customers won't need to spend extra time browsing if
they know exactly what they are looking for.

Michael Bereck, Chairman and CEO of fashion500.com, said, "We've worked
hard to make the fashion500 shopping experience simple and to provide the type
of high quality experience that luxury shoppers would expect anywhere they go.
"Visitors have several options as to how they can explore the site: they
can shop by categories, as in specialty stores, in areas such as men's,
women's, jewelry and accessories; or they can visit individual shop-in-shops
for each of the designers we feature. Soon, visitors will be able to take
advantage of our sophisticated search technology, and our editorial staff's
expertise, by browsing looks they've put together from each season's most
promising collections. We will also be adding numerous other exciting features
as we move forward, as well as the collections of several other top
designers."

The Most Exclusive Collections
In order to join fashion500's roster, designers must maintain a presence
at such preeminent luxury retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman-Marcus or
Bergdorf-Goodman specialty stores.
The designers whose collections are currently represented on the site
include: Burma Bibas, Barry Bricken, Temple St. Clair-Carr, Betsey Johnson,
Kieselstein-Cord, Alexandra Lind, Manfredi, Mary McFadden, Kevin O'Brien,
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Angel Sanchez, Fernando Sanchez, Vicky Tiel,
To Boot New York, Carmen Marc Valvo, White + Warren.
Founded in 1998, fashion500.com is positioned to be a leader in the
worldwide branded, upscale and luxury goods industries, providing end-to-end
business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce solutions. To date,
the company has focused on apparel, accessories and fashion jewelry, but is
also in the process of expanding its focus to include beauty, designer home
collections and other branded, upscale and luxury lifestyle product and
service industries. The company has recently registered the fashion500.tv
domain name and is in discussions to produce a fashion lifestyle TV show and
other content related to its website.


SOURCE Fashion500.com

-0- 10/20/2000

/CONTACT: Press - Zina Bereck of fashion500.com, 646-654-1278 or e-mail:

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Bilirakis Medicare Rx Bill Applauded

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:17 by BeautyCare.com
Bilirakis Medicare Rx Bill Applauded

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The importance of disease and
drug therapy management services for seniors is recognized in new Medicare
prescription drug legislation introduced today by Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R-
FL).
"We applaud Congressman Michael Bilirakis and his efforts to advance
prescription drug legislation providing support to the states that will give
real and meaningful relief to the nation's needy seniors now," said Craig L.
Fuller, president & CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
"Importantly, Rep. Bilirakis' legislation contains provisions that can
enhance patient safety and health outcomes by recognizing the need for patient
medication therapy management services provided by pharmacies and
pharmacists," said Fuller, who heads the nation's largest pharmacy
organization.
"With so little time remaining in this session, those who elect to stand
in the way of this measure claiming that '...it is simply not enough,' must
ask themselves just how much better millions of low income seniors and their
families would be with nothing," Fuller said.
NACDS, which represents chain pharmacy companies operating 33,000
community pharmacies, has supported a federally funded, state-based
prescription drug proposal since last year.
"Politicians can argue for years. The time for action is now," Fuller
said.
Provisions in the Bilirakis bill will:

* Enhance patients' understanding of the appropriate use of their
medication
* Reduce the risk of potential adverse events associated with medications
* Assure access for seniors to the pharmacy of their choice
* Provide incentives to streamline administrative procedures to
facilitate pharmacists spending more time with patients

Seniors, who comprise about 12 percent of the population today, consume
about one third of all prescriptions. They use an estimated 23 new and
refilled prescriptions annually.
"Because of the increasing complexity of today's modern prescription
drugs, it is critical that seniors have access to pharmacist services to help
them take their medications safely," Fuller said.
"It is important that everyone who takes prescription drugs, especially
seniors, know how to take their medications correctly. The investment in drug
therapy is only as valuable as the real health outcomes it provides," Fuller
noted. "Pharmacists are our health system's drug experts and have a critical
role in helping seniors get the benefits from their medication therapy."

Founded in 1933 and based in Alexandria, Virginia, the National
Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) membership consists of over 165
retail chain community pharmacy companies. Collectively, chain community
pharmacy comprises the largest component of pharmacy practice with over 94,000
pharmacists. The chain community pharmacy industry is comprised of more than
20,000 traditional chain drug stores, 7,800 supermarket pharmacies and 5,300
mass merchant pharmacies. The NACDS membership base operates over 33,000
retail community pharmacies with annual sales totaling over $400 billion,
including $160 billion in sales for prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC)
medications and health and beauty aids (HBA). Chain operated community retail
pharmacies fill over 60% of 3 billion prescriptions dispensed annually in the
United States. Additionally, NACDS membership includes nearly 1,400 suppliers
of goods and services to chain community pharmacies. NACDS international
membership has grown to include 126 members from 31 foreign countries. For
more information about NACDS click on http://www.nacds.org.


SOURCE National Association of Chain Drug Stores

-0- 09/12/2000

/CONTACT: Phil Schneider of National Association of Chain Drug Stores,

703-837-4168/

Web Site: /http://www.nacds.org/



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Reflect.com Secures $30 Million Second Round Funding to Customize Beauty Products Through the Internet

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:15 by BeautyCare.com
Reflect.com Secures $30 Million Second Round Funding to Customize Beauty Products Through the Internet

Original Investors Procter & Gamble, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP),
And Redpoint Ventures Agree to Second Round Financing of Reflect.com,
The Internet's First Interactive, Truly Customized Beauty Care Service

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflect.com, the first
interactive, truly customized beauty service created solely for the Internet,
announced today that it has closed on $30 million in second round financing
from first-round investors Procter & Gamble, Institutional Venture Partners
(IVP) and Redpoint Ventures.
The new round of funding will support the company in meeting increasing
demand for Reflect.com customized beauty care products, including shampoo,
body wash, cosmetics and the new line of signature fine fragrance. The company
said that purchases and revenue are up 50 percent month-to-month
-- achievements that are ahead of the one year-old start-up's goals.
"Reflect.com empowers women to show their authentic beauty, and women have
responded very favorably to what Reflect.com has delivered during the
company's first year in business," said AG Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble and
a Reflect.com board member. "We foresee Reflect.com growing by leaps and
bounds as it expands its services and continues to partner with major Internet
players."
"We are very pleased with Reflect.com's momentum over the past year," said
Tim Haley, a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures and member of Reflect.com's
Board of Directors. "By delivering truly customized products and extraordinary
customer service, Reflect.com is setting the standard for all next-generation
e-commerce companies. Reflect.com's business model, with high gross margins
and a strong repurchase rate, is the foundation on which a great long-term
business is being created."
"We're very pleased with the demand for our customized products, and many
women have actually written to tell us about compliments they are getting as a
result of using Reflect.com," said Ginger Kent, CEO of Reflect.com. "The
continued support of Procter & Gamble, IVP and Redpoint Ventures will
definitely enable us to keep on completely delighting women, one at a time."
Reflect.com is the first and only online beauty care service offering
expert advice and personal customization across an entire line of beauty care
products. Unlike online malls that merely distribute offline brands online,
Reflect.com's service enables women to create their own unique products. At
Reflect.com, the product does not exist until a woman creates it to reflect
her authentic beauty.

About Reflect.com
Reflect.com is an interactive, customized beauty eBusiness that harnesses
the power of the Internet to empower women to create their own beauty
products. With a unique line of beauty products, Reflect.com offers a truly
customized online beauty experience. Formed in September 1999, by Procter
& Gamble, Institutional Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures, Reflect.com is
headquartered in San Francisco. Women of all ages are encouraged to experience
customized beauty by registering now at http://www.reflect.com.

About Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion
consumers in over 140 countries. These brands include Tide, Ariel, Crest,
Pantene Pro-V, Always, Whisper, Pringles, Pampers, Oil of Olay, Iams and
Vicks. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Procter & Gamble has on the ground
operations in over 70 countries and employs more than 110,000 employees
worldwide.

About Redpoint Ventures
Redpoint Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on creating
franchise and platform companies that will form the foundation of the
next-generation and broadband Internet. Redpoint was founded in Fall 1999 by
partners from two of California's top venture capital firms, Brentwood Venture
Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, as a response to how the Internet
was changing venture capital. Redpoint's mission is to redefine venture
capital around the concept of the "Network Effect." The Network Effect applies
the increasing returns model to the practice of venture capital, making the
network more valuable than the sum of its parts. Redpoint is based in Menlo
Park, CA, with an office in Los Angeles. Redpoint can be found on the Internet
at http://www.Redpoint.com.

About IVP
IVP is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley, with
more than $1 billion under management and such successful investments as
Seagate, Bay Networks, Excite, MMC Networks, Juniper, Ask Jeeves and TiVo.


CONTACT: Rob Carpio of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, 650-968-4033,

ext. 2731, or robert.carpio@edelman.com, for Reflect.com; or Gretchen Briscoe

of Proctor & Gamble, 513-983-1100, or briscoe.gl@pg.com; or Abigail Johnson of

Roeder-Johnson Corporation, 650-802-1850, ext. 301, or abigail@roederj.com,

for Redpoint Ventures



SOURCE Reflect.com

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/CONTACT: Rob Carpio of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, 650-968-4033,

ext. 2731, or robert.carpio@edelman.com, for Reflect.com; or Gretchen Briscoe

of Proctor & Gamble, 513-983-1100, or briscoe.gl@pg.com; or Abigail Johnson of

Roeder-Johnson Corporation, 650-802-1850, ext. 301, or abigail@roederj.com,

for Redpoint Ventures/

Web Site: /http://www.Redpoint.com/

Web Site: /http://www.reflect.com/



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Top Ten Fashion Web Sites Announced in '30 Days on the Internet'

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:13 by BeautyCare.com
Top Ten Fashion Web Sites Announced in '30 Days on the Internet'; Cosmetics,

Jewelry, Clothing and Shoes ... Online Users Find Latest Fashions

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Galaxy.com, a leading vertical
Internet directory, today announced the day eleven winners of "30 Days on the
Internet." According to Galaxy's Internet librarians, the top ten places on
the Web to find the best resources for fashion information in a user-friendly
format are:

Alight.com - Papermag -
http://www.alight.com http://www.papermag.com

Fashion Planet - Solemates: The Century In Shoes -
http://www.fp1.com http://www.centuryinshoes.com/

Fashion News -
http://www.fashionguide.com

FashionUK - Virtual Runway -
http://www.fuk.co.uk http://www.virtualrunway.com

Hint Fashion Magazine - Women.com - Fashion and Beauty Channel -
http://www.hintmag.com http://fb.women.com/fashionandbeauty

Lucire - http://lucire.com

Internet users can register today to win a shopping spree at
BeautyJungle.com by visiting http://www.galaxy.com and voting for their favorite
fashion site. At the end of the campaign, a grand prize winner will be
randomly selected to win all 30 prizes. The thirty favorite sites as voted on
by Galaxy visitors will be announced at Internet World Fall 2000.
An executive summary containing financial profiles, relevant industry
trends and the latest research about the fashion industry is posted on the
Galaxy Web site. WebVision, a provider of full-scale Internet business
solutions, has also aligned with Galaxy as the event sponsor.
"Sixty percent of Internet users polled said that they shop online for
clothing, according to a recent survey by Forrester Research," said J. Tod
Fetherling, chief executive officer of Galaxy. "With consumers continuing to
seek convenience, the Internet will increasingly become a top resource when
searching for the latest fashion trends."
This is the eleventh winning category in Galaxy's "30 Days on the
Internet" campaign, a program designed to recognize the best sites in 30
different categories throughout September. Galaxy is accepting submissions
for the remaining 19 categories.

In the next five days, Galaxy will announce top ten winners in:
Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16
Agriculture Science Insurance Alternative Health Shopping

About Galaxy:
Galaxy, a leading Internet directory, provides fast, contextually relevant
searches of the Internet for numerous vertical markets, including health,
education, international, shopping, pets and more. Because Galaxy's human
information specialists review sites before submission into the Galaxy
directory, search results will not include sites with adult content, hate or
violence or sites without content value. Launched in January 1994, Galaxy is
the first searchable Internet directory. Galaxy is based in Austin, Texas,
and has administrative offices in Nashville, TN. The company is owned
50/50 by a subsidiary of FOX Entertainment (NYSE: FOX), a group of private
investors and management. For more information about Galaxy, visit
http://www.galaxy.com/.

For more information, contact:
Susan Prather Lindsey Weinberg
Galaxy Springbok Technologies for Galaxy
(615) 507-8006 (512) 615-1609
sprather@galaxy.com lweinberg@springbok.com


SOURCE Galaxy.com

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/CONTACT: Susan Prather of Galaxy.com, 615-507-8006, or

sprather@galaxy.com; or Lindsey Weinberg of Springbok Technologies,

512-615-1609, or lweinberg@springbok.com, for Galaxy.com/

Web Site: /http://www.alight.com

http://www.papermag.com

http://www.fp1.com

http://www.centuryinshoes.com

http://www.fashionguide.com

http://www.fuk.co.uk

http://www.virtualrunway.com

http://www.hintmag.com

http://fb.women.com/fashionandbeauty

http://lucire.com

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Joan Osborne's new Web Site for Women, HEROINE Magazine

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:11 by BeautyCare.com
Joan Osborne's new Web Site for Women, HEROINE Magazine

(http://www.heroinemagazine.com) to Launch in Tandem with the Singer's Hotly
Anticipated Follow-Up Album, 'Righteous Love' on September 12

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the same day as the release of
"Righteous Love," the much awaited follow-up to "Relish," Grammy-nominated
Joan Osborne will launch her new labor of love, HEROINE Magazine
(http://www.heroinemgazine.com). The new Web site of inspiration for women of
substance, HEROINE tells the stories of extraordinary females -- of their
passions, struggles, and achievements. Artists and explorers, rebels and
saints, athletes and rock stars rub shoulders in these pages, along side
fiction and journalism that excite the mind and spirit. While most magazines
for women rely on fashion spreads for visual impact, HEROINE brings you the
work of female artists and images of the many ways women express themselves.
Osborne, as both an artist and an activist, has chosen to create a deeper
choice for women in a culture of magazines and Web sites that overdose on
beauty and fashion. Instead, HEROINE will focus on the defining moments and
true beauty of women's lives. The premiere issue of HEROINE will feature an
interview with singer Mary J. Blige, a conversation about political activism
between Susan Sarandon and The Indigo Girls, and the work of acclaimed
photographer Mary Ellen Mark.
"I love how the Internet is changing the way we communicate with each
other," says Osborne. "A magazine can be more like a club who's members share
things that excite them. I'm always looking for ways to be inspired, and
HEROINE is a great way to spread that inspiration around, a place to go to
meet women who can open your mind and engage your spirit."
HEROINE Magazine promises to rock the world of Women's Webzines!


SOURCE HEROINE Magazine

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/CONTACT: Cassandra Del Viscio of HEROINE Magazine, 212-965-9444, ext.

245, cassandra@heroinemag.com/

Web Site: /http://www.heroinemagazine.com/



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E-Commerce Expert to Discuss Leveraging Established Brands in the Digital Economy at San Francisco Internet Conference

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:08 by BeautyCare.com
E-Commerce Expert to Discuss Leveraging Established Brands in the Digital Economy at San Francisco Internet Conference

Henry Nasella, Chairman of Online Retail Partners, Inc. (ORP), a leading
e-commerce solutions authority, will moderate a panel addressing the future of
e-Commerce at Internet Outlook 2000 on Monday, September 11th at 9:20 am.
Premier technology conference organizer Technologic Partners has invited
the industry's leading experts and senior executives to discuss critical
online business issues at Internet Outlook 2000 in San Francisco to be held on
September 11th - 12th. The conference is being held at the San Francisco
Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California.
In the panel, entitled "Time of Transition: The new economics of online
commerce," Nasella will moderate the following discussions:
* How will established brick-and-mortar brands fare on the Web?
* Who is best positioned to aggregate demand for consumer e-tailers?
* Must online merchants build their own distribution networks?
* Do affiliate networks still make sense?

Henry Nasella, Chairman Online Retail Partners
Mr. Nasella brings a diverse 30-year retailing career, venture capital
experience, and board positions with leading retail brands to this unique
Internet solution for leading retailer brands. Prior to starting Online Retail
Partners, Inc., Mr. Nasella was Chairman/CEO of Star Markets Company, Inc.
since 1994, when he led a management group in the purchase of the chain with
Investcorp International. Mr. Nasella was a principal with Phillip/Smith
Specialty Retail Group, a venture capital fund, from 1993-1994. Mr. Nasella
was previously President and COO of Staples Inc. and CEO of Staples USA, the
leading global office products retailer, from 1988-1993.

About Online Retail Partners, Inc.
New York-based Online Retail Partners (http://www.onlineretailpartners.com)
provides an infrastructure of management and technology resources to enable
leading brands to establish successful e-commerce businesses. ORP brings the
technology and business solutions to leverage brand equity, customer service,
loyalty and path to profitability in the new digital economy. To date, ORP has
created e-commerce partnerships with Zany Brainy, Inc. (http://www.ZanyBrainy.com), a
leading educational toy retailer; Dick's Sporting Goods (http://www.dSports.com), a
leading retailer of premium branded sporting goods; and ULTA Salon, Cosmetics
& Fragrance, Inc. (http://www.ULTA.com), a specialty beauty and personal care
retailer.

To meet with Henry Nasella or for more information, please

CONTACT: Beth Schimel, 202-585-2066, or bschimel@shandwick.com, for Online

Retail Partners, Inc.



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Do Your Homework on ADD, Hyperactivity and Ritalin!

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:04 by BeautyCare.com

HealthCentral.com's Dr. Dean Edell Gives American Parents a Serious

Assignment:
Do Your Homework on ADD, Hyperactivity and Ritalin!

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ --
HealthCentral.com (Nasdaq: HCEN), a leading online provider of healthcare
e-commerce (http://www.healthcentralrx.com) and content (http://www.healthcentral.com),
today announced that the company stands prepared to follow well-known
physician broadcaster and HealthCentral advisor Dr. Dean Edell's strict
warning to American parents to do a better job of educating themselves about
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), hyperactivity and the commonly prescribed
drug Ritalin.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991227/HCENLOGO )
During the Tuesday, September 5 broadcast of Dr. Dean Edell's nationally
syndicated radio show, Dr. Edell told listeners, "Enough is enough already!
You, you as American parents are going to have to do your homework! This
thing is getting out of hand. Some doctors are estimating now 20% of your
kids are hyperactive and ought to be on drugs! This is how we're going to
solve what I believe is simply a different kind of personality! If you don't
do the homework you will be slaves to those forces, to the teachers, to the
schools, to the pediatricians ... that tell you Johnny needs to be on Ritalin
... and maybe some kids do ... but it's getting out of hand."
Known for calling Ritalin one of the "most over-prescribed medications,"
Dr. Edell directed his 10 million weekly audience members to three crucial
areas on the HealthCentral.com Web site: first, the "Hyperactivity and ADD
Topic Center," with related daily news, hundreds of articles and commentary by
Dr. Edell and Joe and Teresa Graedon, (authors of bestseller People's
Pharmacy),
(http://www.healthcentral.com/centers/onecenter.cfm?Center=Attention_Deficit_D
i), second, the "Library," which features comprehensive yet consumer-friendly
facts on Ritalin and other drugs in both the Drug Library and the more
advanced resource, RxList.com,
(http://www.healthcentral.com/library/library.cfm), and thirdly, the Parenting
Place discussion board under "Communities,"
(http://communities.healthcentral.com/cgi-
bin/WebX?13@83.DhjnageKFCK^0@.ee6b6c3).
In a recent article on HealthCentral.com, Dr. Dean writes, " ... it's an
amazing time we live in. Only in our time has this neurological disease
emerged that requires our children to be drugged. Somehow previous
generations got along without it. Also, only American kids are such
disasters. America uses 90 percent of the world's Ritalin. Somehow the
German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian children, children all over the
world, get by without it."
The Dr. Dean Edell Show airs Monday - Friday from 1:05 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PDT. Complete information about Dr. Dean Edell, archives and transcripts of
the radio show are located on HealthCentral.com at
(http://www.drdeanedellshow.com/).

About Dr. Dean Edell
Dr. Dean Edell, one of the first physician broadcasters in the nation, is
the host of America's second most popular syndicated radio talk show,
The Dr. Dean Edell Show, heard in more than 400 radio stations, as well as the
anchor of Medical Minutes, a series of ten weekly radio medical reports. He
is also the host of the daily 90-second HealthCentral Medical Report seen in
75 major television markets. Dr. Edell is known for translating complicated
medical information into concise, easy-to-understand reports and for tackling
topics that are obscure, unusual and often controversial. As co-founder of
HealthCentral.com, Dr. Edell is committed to changing the face of healthcare
delivery through the Internet and responsible journalism.

About HealthCentral.com
HealthCentral.com is a leading provider of online healthcare e-commerce
and content to consumers through a network of sites, including
HealthCentral.com, Vitamins.com, HealthCentralRx.com, RxList.com, and
HealthCentral.ca. Currently ranked the #1 Overall Health Content Site
according to Gomez(TM), HealthCentral.com provides user-friendly interactive
tools, customized health information pages, personalized health risk
assessments and topical newsletters. Together, HealthCentralRx.com and
Vitamins.com offer more than 37,000 SKUs of health, beauty and personal care
products. HealthCentral.com recently agreed to acquire DrugEmporium.com, the
subsidiary of Drug Emporium, Inc., currently ranked the #1 Overall
Prescription Site according to Gomez(TM). The acquisition is expected to
close in September 2000. HealthCentral.com also acts as an applications
service provider to hospitals, hospital groups and healthcare organizations
for health e-commerce and content.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information, the statements in this news release are
forward-looking statements, involving risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, the Company's limited operating history and need to generate revenues, the
substantial competition in the ehealth market, possible liability related to
content on or accessed through the Company's Web sites, the need to build a
brand name quickly, the effect of substantial and changing government
regulation, possible systems interruptions, a failure to integrate
acquisitions or manage growth, and a failure to attract and retain key
employees. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in
HealthCentral.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, its Form
10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000 and its other filings with the
Security and Exchange Commission.


CONTACT: Media Contact, Joanne Papini, 510-250-3860, or

joanne.papini@healthcentral.com, or Financial Contact, Robin Raborn,

Director of Investor Relations, 510-250-3852, or

robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, both of HealthCentral.com.



SOURCE HealthCentral.com

-0- 09/06/2000

/CONTACT: Media Contact, Joanne Papini, 510-250-3860, or

joanne.papini@healthcentral.com, or Financial Contact, Robin Raborn,

Director of Investor Relations, 510-250-3852, or

robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, both of HealthCentral.com/

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PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467/

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800-758-5804, ext. 145666/

Web Site: /http://www.drdeanedellshow.com/

Web Site: /http://www.ir.healthcentral.com/

Web Site: /http://www.healthcentral.com/

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Study Proves Effectiveness, Safety of Dietary Supplement in Treating Depression

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 17:02 by BeautyCare.com
Study Proves Effectiveness, Safety of Dietary

Supplement in Treating Depression

National Nutritional Foods Association Comments on Study
Focused on St. John's Wort

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's wort, a popular
herbal dietary supplement, should be considered the first line of defense in
patients with mild to moderate depression, according to a study published
today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
"This is great news and an important addition to the growing body of
literature on the effectiveness and safety of St. John's wort," said David
Seckman, executive director/CEO of the National Nutritional Foods Association,
the nation's largest trade group representing dietary supplement manufacturers
and retailers. "The publication of such a large and well-controlled study
will go a long way toward educating practitioners of conventional medicine
about products used in complementary and alternative care."
The study, reportedly the biggest ever of its kind, was conducted in
Germany and involved more than 300 patients with mild to moderate depression.
Participants were randomly treated with either St. John's wort extract or the
antidepressant imipramine.
The results show that the two treatments were "therapeutically equivalent"
with regard to overall effect on depression. What is also significant,
however, is that patients had a higher tolerance for St. John's wort. Side
effects such as dry mouth, sweating and dizziness, were reported in only
39 percent of patients taking St. John's wort compared to 63 percent taking
imipramine. This resulted in fewer patients discontinuing treatment -- only
3 percent of those taking St. John's wort as compared to 16 percent of
patients on imipramine.
According to the BMJ, the results of findings of this study and others
recently published, "provide compelling evidence that St. John's wort extract
is as effective as standard antidepressants. In view of its superior safety
record, St. John's wort should be considered for first line treatment in mild
to moderate depression, especially in general practice where the milder forms
of depression are most commonly seen."

About NNFA
Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., NNFA is the nation's largest and
oldest non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the
natural products industry. The organization is made up of nearly
4,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural
products, including foods, dietary supplements and health and beauty aids.
NNFA has eight regional offices throughout the United States and is governed
by a 22-member board of directors representing all parts of the industry.


SOURCE National Nutritional Foods Association

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/CONTACT: Shannon Suggett of Paine & Associates, 714-427-3111, or pager,

714-304-9254, for National Nutritional Foods Association; or Tracy Taylor of

National Nutritional Foods Association, 949-622-6272, ext. 245/

Web Site: /http://www.nnfa.org/



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NACDS Responds to Presidential Discourse On Senior Prescription Drug Benefits

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:54 by BeautyCare.com
NACDS Responds to Presidential Discourse On Senior Prescription Drug Benefits

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to statements by
presidential candidates about adding a prescription drug benefit in the
context of comprehensive Medicare reform, the nation's premier association
representing the interests of chain community pharmacy released the following
statement.

Statement of Craig L. Fuller, President and CEO National Association of
Chain Drug Stores:

"Congress returns to work today, with only a very few weeks remaining in
this year's session. Medicare prescription drug coverage remains an important
issue for our nation's senior citizens, and community retail pharmacy supports
expanding coverage to all seniors who need and want it.
"It is fairly well recognized at this point, however, that longer-term
Medicare reform will be an issue for the next Congress and the next President.
But even if prescription drug coverage is included next year as part of
Medicare reform, it may not be implemented for several years, leaving millions
of low-income seniors without the prescription coverage that they need. We
think that it would be tragic if many of these seniors would have to continue
to make the choice between buying food and medicine due to limited financial
resources.
"NACDS has, for well over a year, advocated an interim program called
SenioRx Gold, which would provide Federal funds to the states to start or
supplement their existing prescription assistance programs for seniors with
incomes up to 200 percent of the poverty level. NACDS commends Texas Governor
George W. Bush for recognizing the wisdom of an interim approach to
comprehensive Medicare reform and we urge the 106th Congress to pass and the
President to sign a short-term, state-based solution to this problem until
broader reform can be enacted. Nineteen states have coverage assistance
programs, and we believe that this is the right prescription for this problem
at this time.
"Providing prescription drug assistance to those who need it most need not
be a partisan election issue. We call on both Democrats and Republicans in
the Congress to take this important step this year, while the debate moves
forward on more comprehensive Medicare reform."

Founded in 1933 and based in Alexandria, Virginia, the National
Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) membership consists of over 165
retail chain community pharmacy companies. Collectively, chain community
pharmacy comprises the largest component of pharmacy practice with over 94,000
pharmacists. The chain community pharmacy industry is comprised of more than
20,000 traditional chain drug stores, 7,800 supermarket pharmacies and 5,300
mass merchant pharmacies. The NACDS membership base operates over 33,000
retail community pharmacies with annual sales totaling over $400 billion,
including $160 in sales for prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC)
medications and health and beauty aids (HBA). Chain operated community retail
pharmacies fill over 60% of 3 billion prescriptions dispensed annually in the
United States. Additionally, NACDS membership includes nearly 1,400 suppliers
of goods and services to chain community pharmacies. NACDS international
membership has grown to include 126 members from 31 foreign countries. For
more information about NACDS click on http://www.nacds.org.


SOURCE National Association of Chain Drug Stores

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/CONTACT: Dan Kidder of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores,

703-549-3001 or email: dkidder@nacds.org/

Web Site: /http://www.nacds.org/



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HealthCentral.com Extends Content Agreement With Yahoo!

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:51 by BeautyCare.com
HealthCentral.com Extends Content Agreement With Yahoo!

Yahoo! Health's 'Ask A Doctor' Features Content From Dr. Dean Edell

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
HealthCentral.com (Nasdaq: HCEN), a leading online provider of healthcare
e-commerce (http://www.healthcentralrx.com) and content (http://www.healthcentral.com),
today announced it has extended its content distribution agreement with
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet communications,
commerce, and media company. As part of the renewed agreement,
HealthCentral.com will continue to provide healthcare content to Yahoo!(R)
Health ( http://health.yahoo.com ) enabling consumers to easily access
HealthCentral.com's Topic Centers and view original content from
HealthCentral.com's Dr. Dean Edell, one of the nation's most widely-known
physician broadcasters. HealthCentral.com was a charter content provider
during the launch of Yahoo! Health in May 1999.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991227/HCENLOGO )
The agreement provides content from Dr. Dean Edell in Yahoo! Health's "Ask
a Doctor" section, a feature that allows site visitors to pose questions to
Dr. Dean on HealthCentral.com. Selected answers to consumers' questions are
then featured on Dr. Dean's daily radio broadcast, as well as on Yahoo!
Health. New in this agreement, Yahoo! consumers can now incorporate Dr. Dean's
daily topical information into their personalized My Yahoo! page
( http://my.yahoo.com ).
"Yahoo! Health is a strong presence in the online consumer health arena,"
said Frank Babbit, Senior Vice President Consumer Internet Development of
HealthCentral.com. "We believe this relationship will continue to provide an
excellent opportunity to increase both brand awareness and user traffic for
HealthCentral.com as Yahoo! users discover HealthCentral.com's unique
features."

About HealthCentral.com
HealthCentral.com is a leading provider of online healthcare e-commerce
and content to consumers through a network of sites, including
HealthCentral.com, Vitamins.com, HealthCentralRx.com, RxList.com, and
HealthCentral.ca. Currently ranked the #1 Overall Health Content Site
according to Gomez(TM), HealthCentral.com provides user-friendly interactive
tools, customized health information pages, personalized health risk
assessments and topical newsletters. Together, HealthCentralRx.com and
Vitamins.com offer more than 37,000 SKUs of health, beauty and personal care
products. HealthCentral.com recently agreed to acquire DrugEmporium.com,
currently ranked the #1 Overall Prescription Site according to Gomez(TM), and
the acquisition is expected to close in September 2000. HealthCentral.com also
acts as an applications service provider to hospitals, hospital groups and
healthcare organizations for health e-commerce and content.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information, the statements in this news release are
forward-looking statements, involving risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
the Company's limited operating history and need to generate revenues, the
substantial competition in the ehealth market, possible liability related to
content on or accessed through the Company's Web sites, the need to build a
brand name quickly, the effect of substantial and changing government
regulation, possible systems interruptions, a failure to integrate
acquisitions or manage growth, and a failure to attract and retain key
employees. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in
HealthCentral.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, its
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000 and its other filings with the
Security and Exchange Commission.

For Information, Contact:
Media Contact:
Joanne Papini
HealthCentral.com
Phone: 510-250-3860
joanne.papini@healthcentral.com

Financial Contact:
Robin Raborn
Director of Investor Relations
HealthCentral.com
Phone: 510-250-3852
robin.raborn@healthcentral.com
http://www.ir.healthcentral.com

NOTE: Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.


SOURCE HealthCentral.com

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/CONTACT: media, Joanne Papini, 510-250-3860, or

joanne.papini@healthcentral.com, or financial, Robin Raborn, Director of

Investor Relations, 510-250-3852, or robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, both of

HealthCentral.com/

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Web Site: /http://my.yahoo.com/

Web Site: /http://health.yahoo.com/

Web Site: /http://www.healthcentralrx.com/

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MP3.com and Sephora.com Help Break-Up Survivors to 'Get Over It'

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:46 by BeautyCare.com
MP3.com and Sephora.com Help Break-Up Survivors to 'Get Over It';

Online Contest Offers Opportunity to Win 1st Class New York City Getaway

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPPP), the
Internet's premier Music Service Provider (MSP), today announced the launch of
an online contest with Sephora.com. The "Get Over It" contest will provide a
first-class, celebrity-style weekend experience in New York City for four
grand-prize winners and their friends who submit the best combination of a
photo and or video with a short story detailing their break-up. Break-up
survivors and/or their friends who wish to participate in the "Get Over It"
contest can register by September 6 at http://www.mp3.com/getoverit.
One thousand semi-finalist teams will be randomly selected from the
original pool of online entrants. The semi-finalists teams will then be asked
to submit a photo and or video, along with a paragraph detailing their
break-up story. Then, a panel of experts chosen by Sephora.com and MP3.com
will select four grand-prize winners (two women teams and two men teams).
Each grand prize winner will receive first-class travel and hotel stay in New
York City for four days and three nights, a complete makeover by celebrity
stylists, a shopping spree at a Sephora Store in New York City, new clothes, a
glamorous night out in NYC, and a possible appearance on national television.
In addition, all of the grand prize winners' experiences in NYC will be
captured on videotape.
"This promotion is a great chance for anyone who has just experienced the
pain of a break-up to also experience the joy of a getaway to the Big Apple,"
said Steve Sheiner, executive vice president of sales and marketing at
MP3.com. "We think that a Sephora shopping spree, along with an incredible
weekend in New York City is just what the love doctor ordered."
In addition to the four grand-prizes, 2000 second prize e-gift
certificates from Sephora.com will be awarded. A national contest open to
contestants over 21, "Get Over It" is scheduled to receive extensive online
and offline promotion from Sephora.com and MP3.com, including an advertising
campaign on the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Radio Show.
To receive MP3.com press releases via e-mail, register at: pr.mp3.com.

About MP3.com
MP3.com, Inc. has created what it believes is a unique and robust
technology infrastructure for the storage, management, promotion and delivery
of digital music. As the Internet's premier Music Service Provider (MSP), the
company is dedicated to providing consumers with anytime, anywhere access to
their music using any web-enabled device. The company's web site hosts what
MP3.com believes is the largest collection of digital music available on the
Internet, with more than 562,000 songs and audio files posted from over 87,000
digital artists and record labels. Dedicated to growing the digital music
space, the company's products and services include on-demand Subscription
Music Channels, an innovative Retail Music Program, a Syndicated Radio
Division and others. Additionally, through the company's MSP initiative,
MP3.com is partnering with a variety of forward-looking technology companies
to expand its digital music strategy. MP3.com's common stock is traded on the
Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol MPPP. The company is based in
San Diego, California. For more information on MP3.com, visit http://www.mp3.com.

About Sephora.com
Launched in October 1999, Sephora.com extends the Sephora retail beauty
concept to a wider audience, opening the doors to a new universe of beauty.
The essential Sephora philosophy-creating a haven of unique beauty and
knowledge for the whole world to share-is reflected in each aspect of its
site. At Sephora.com you will find the same rich assortment of Fragrances,
Cosmetics, and Treatment products discovered in Sephora stores. You can make
purchases, research products, get the very latest beauty news, shop for gifts,
get free beauty advice and tips from the experts, and read regular weekly
beauty features, all at your own pace.

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These
statements include references to activities expected to occur in connection
with the implementation of the "Get Over It" contest and MP3.com's ongoing
relationship with Sephora. These statements involve a high degree of risk and
uncertainty, are only predictions, and actual events or results may differ
materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors
that could cause or contribute to differences include risks related to:
MP3.com's litigation proceedings, including without limitation the inability
to reach settlement with all parties to such litigation; risks associated with
the implementation, continuation and development of the "Get Over It" contest;
MP3.com's new and uncertain business model; acceptance of MP3.com's products
and services; MP3.com's limited operating history; and MP3.com's rapid growth,
as well as other risks detailed from time-to-time in MP3.com's reports to the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 1999 and its most recent report on Form 10-Q.


CONTACT: Greg Wilfahrt, Director of Public Relations of MP3.com,

858-623-7280, pr@mp3.com



SOURCE MP3.com, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Greg Wilfahrt, Director of Public Relations of MP3.com,

858-623-7280, pr@mp3.com/

Web Site: /http://www.mp3.com/

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Hairdresser Lenny LaCour Keeps Politicos Looking Their Best at the Democratic Convention

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:43 by BeautyCare.com
Hairdresser Lenny LaCour Keeps Politicos Looking Their Best at the Democratic Convention

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "I only look this good every four years!"
That was the statement made by politicians and celebrities alike who received
primping and pampering from the Backstage Beauty Team at this year's National
Democratic Convention.
Chicago-based Lenny LaCour, spa director of Spa de LaCour at The
Bannockburn Club in Bannockburn, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago, led the
Backstage Beauty Team at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The team provided
complimentary hairstyling and makeup touch-ups and were among the last people
to interact with politicians and celebrities before they went in front of the
cameras and to address the convention delegates.
In addition to Illinois' own Senator Dick Durbin, LaCour, a veteran of
four conventions, prepped rocker Melissa Etheridge, Good Morning America
convention correspondent Christie Brinkley and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Because LaCour and his team are "convention regulars," Vice Presidential
candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and his wife Hadassah both sought out
the team for last-minute hair and makeup before appearing in front of the
cameras.
LaCour says the trend backstage was hair with movement.
"Most women and men wanted to avoid a well-defined shape," he says. "We
kept the styles lightweight and focused on creating looks that moved with the
excitement and energy of the convention."
When it comes to beauty, LaCour is definitely a bi-partisan. You'll most
likely see his Backstage Beauty Team working before the Inaugural Balls in
January 2001, no matter who wins.


SOURCE Spa de LaCour

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Lenny LaCour is available for interviews. Contact

Tricia Crabbe, 207-838-4276./

/CONTACT: Tricia Crabbe for Spa de LaCour, 207-838-4276/



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Cosmetic Magnate Ronald Lauder Sued for The Dissolution of His Company in the Czech Republic

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:40 by BeautyCare.com
Cosmetic Magnate Ronald Lauder Sued for The Dissolution of His Company in the Czech Republic

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawyers for Dr. Vladimir
Zelezny, Director General of the Czech TV Nova and Legal Executive of CET 21,
have filed suit for the dissolution of Ceska Nezavisla Televizni Spolecnost
(CNTS) owned by American cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder.
CET 21, which has a minority shareholding in CNTS, filed legal documents
at the Regional Commercial Court in Prague. In a statement dated August 17,
and published today, Dr. Zelezny said the lawsuit was based on "four mutually
independent legal opinions provided by experts from the Law Faculty at Charles
University, Prague."
Dr. Zelezny alleges that in 1994 Ronald Lauder's Bermudan CME Company
increased the registered capital of CNTS in a manner that "failed to comply
with Czech or Continental legal standards."
According to documents lodged with the Regional Commercial Court, CET 21
alleges that CME paid more than 70% (CZK 126 million out of CZK 173 million)
of the subscribed non-monetary contribution in a manner which CET 21 lawyers
said did not comply with Czech law.
Until 1999, CNTS was a service provider to CET 21, which ran the
broadcasting of TV Nova in the Czech Republic. CET 21 terminated its co-
operation with CNTS/CME in August 1999 and began broadcasting through another
supplier.
Ronald Lauder reportedly has claimed that termination of the contract
harmed his investment and is seeking damages from the Czech Republic based on
a treaty with the United States that protects investments. But CET 21's legal
experts counter claim that the treaty on mutual support and protection of
investments would not apply in this case. The action filed against Ronald
Lauder's CNTS in the Czech Republic to be heard at the Regional Commercial
Court in Prague. The date of the first hearing still unscheduled.


SOURCE CET 21

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/CONTACT: Martin Chalupsky, of CEPRA, a.s., media representative,

+420-2-2312533, or fax, +420-2-2324510, or cepra@cepra.cz, for CET 21 (TV

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ThirdAge.com Enhances Women's Health Content With Acquisition Of Menopause-Online.com

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:37 by BeautyCare.com
ThirdAge.com Enhances Women's Health Content With Acquisition Of Menopause-Online.com

Site Founder Dr. Michael O'Reilly to Join ThirdAge As Contributor and Medical
Advisor to Health Channel

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ThirdAge Media
(http://www.thirdage.com/America Online keyword: ThirdAge), the leading media and
direct marketing eNetwork for adults 45 years and older, today announced that
it has acquired Menopause-Online (http://www.menopause-online.com), a respected
source for menopause advice and information.
Menopause-Online.com content will be incorporated into ThirdAge.com's
Health Channel, with links available to and from http://www.menopause-online.com.
ThirdAge will also become the sole owner of Menopause-Online's registered user
data, including membership lists and newsletter subscribers.
With more than 30 million American women between the ages of
40 and 55 facing menopausal or perimenopausal issues, Third Age chose to
expand its health-related offerings with assets in this field.
Menopause-Online founder, Dr. Michael O'Reilly, a UCLA-educated OB/GYN, will
contribute a weekly column on women's health and become a medical advisor to
the site.
According to Jim Barnett, President and CEO of ThirdAge Media,
"Menopause-Online helps ThirdAge take the lead in providing professional and
up-to-the-minute information for women seeking answers for menopause-related
conditions. Now, helpful content, as well as trusted medical advice on all
aspects of menopause, will be readily available to our ThirdAge.com members."
"ThirdAge.com's insight into the needs of women in their mid-forties and
fifties makes the service especially qualified to integrate Menopause-Online
content into its existing women's health resources," said O'Reilly. "Through
our collective efforts, we hope to raise awareness of the various symptoms and
solutions for menopause-related health events."
Menopause-Online.com seamlessly combines discussions about conventional
medical therapies with reports on alternative and complementary approaches,
including treatments, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Among the featured
articles are: Holistic Healing: Focusing and Menopause; Reiki: Relief for
Menopausal Symptoms; and Progesterone: Natural or Synthetic? Users may join
online discussions, participate in chats with guest speakers, or direct
questions to a board-certified gynecologist.
Internet users going to Menopause-Online.com should be careful not to
confuse its Web address with menopauseonline.com (without the hyphen), a
protest Web site operated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA). The PETA site deals with a specific matter involving a drug used in
treating menopause.

About ThirdAge Media
ThirdAge Media is the leading media and direct marketing eNetwork for
adults 45 years and older, providing interactive solutions for those who are
seeking innovative ways to enrich their lives, manage transitions, and shape
their futures. ThirdAge.com (AOL keyword: ThirdAge) offers tools, guides, and
products which help people access important information and services within a
supportive, community environment. Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Relationships
& Romance, Money & Work, Beauty & Style, Travel, and Community Activities are
among the featured areas of the site where users may connect with others in
their mid-forties and fifties who share similar interests. ThirdAge.com is
also a significant online commerce opportunity for those marketing products
and services to its target demographic.
ThirdAge Media is a privately held company located in San Francisco.
Investors include Advance Internet, American Century, CBS,
Hollinger International, MediaOne, Merrill Lynch and SOFTBANK. For more
information on ThirdAge Media, please visit http://www.thirdage.com.

About Menopause-Online
Menopause-Online, the popular consumer-focused menopause Web site, was
developed by Dr. Michael O'Reilly in the spring of 1997 as a response to lack
of credible information available on the Internet. The site provides
referenced and unbiased content on menopausal changes and the associated
health risks such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Menopause-Online's
interactive communities and tools help women chart a course through the
midlife transition, employing both traditional and alternative treatment
modalities.


SOURCE ThirdAge Media

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/CONTACT: Frances Byrne, 415-267-4639, francesb@thirdage.com, or

Maureen Pelisson, 415-267-4644, maureenp@thirdage.com, both of ThirdAge Media/

Web Site: /http://www.menopause-online.com/

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Verizon Technology Unit Receives Prestigious Cogswell Security Awards



CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BBN Technologies, a part of

Verizon Communications, has received the Department of Defense (DoD) James S.

Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award in 2000 for

outstanding implementation and maintenance of rational, cost-effective

security measures. BBN Technologies' research and development facilities in

San Diego, Calif., and Arlington, Va., were both recognized with this award.

The award, administered by the Defense Security Service, was established

in 1966 as the "Industrial Security Award for Excellence." The Cogswell Award

is named to honor the first chief of the Office of Industrial Security, Col.

James S. Cogswell, who established many of the basic principles forming the

National Industrial Security Program.

The award review process is a rigorous one and companies are evaluated in

four different areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer focus and

results. Out of approximately 12,000 DoD cleared facilities, only one-half of

one percent received this prestigious award. This is the third time that BBN

Technologies has won the Cogswell Award. The BBN Technologies facilities and

managers honored with awards, this year, are:



San Diego: Ted Kral, vice president and director of operations

Georgette LeBlanc, facility security manager



Washington, DC: Jude Nitsche, vice president and director of operations

Jean L. Singleton, corporate security officer

Cheryl A. Graham, assistant corporate security officer



"BBN Technologies is proud to be recognized by receiving the Cogswell

award at two of its facilities," said Tad Elmer, President BBN Technologies.

"Such sustained excellence in industrial security can only be achieved through

a team effort and awareness of and adherence to the policies and practices

involved."



For over 50 years, the name BBN Technologies has been synonymous with

technical diversity and innovation. BBN Technologies has pioneered a number

of firsts: the development of the ARPANET, the forerunner of today's Internet;

the first packet switch; the first router; and the first network e-mail using

the @ sign. BBN Technologies also designed, built and operated the Defense

Data Network. Today, BBNT Solutions LLC ("BBN Technologies") is owned by

Verizon Technology Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications,

the national telecommunications company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic

and GTE. BBN Technologies continues to conduct leading-edge research and

development of advanced technology solutions for the information age. These

technology areas include system integration; distributed, collaborative

applications; speech recognition; wireless and satellite networking; network

architecture and management; information security; structural acoustics;

sensor signal processing; and real-time, multiprocessor systems. BBN

Technologies received the 1999 IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition Award for

"pioneering contributions to computer networking technology through the

development of the first packet switch, the ARPANET Interface Message

Processor, and the Terminal Interface Message Processor." More information

about BBN Technologies can be found at http://www.bbn.com.



Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic

and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of communications services.

Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless

communications in the United States, with more than 100 million access line

equivalents and 25.6 million wireless customers. A Fortune 10 company with

more than 260,000 employees and approximately $60 billion in 1999 revenues,

Verizon's global presence extends to 40 countries in the Americas, Europe,

Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit

http://www.verizon.com.



ON THE INTERNET: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and

biographies, news media contacts and other information are available at

Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web (http://www.verizon.com/news). To

receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for

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SOURCE Verizon Communications

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/CONTACT: Darlene M. Janis of Verizon Communications, 617-873-3771,

e-mail, darlene.janis@verizon.com/

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Web Site: /http://www.verizon.com

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Sephora Announces Its Official Sponsorship of CFDA's 7th on Sixth Fashion Week

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:27 by BeautyCare.com
Sephora Announces Its Official Sponsorship of CFDA's 7th on Sixth Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sephora is pleased to announce that it
will be an official sponsor of CFDA's 7th on Sixth Fashion Week. The kickoff
will be at the Spring 2001 Collections during the week of September 14th-22nd
at Bryant Park.
"We are so excited to be a part of CFDA's fashion week," says Betsy Olum,
Senior Vice President, Sephora. "Press and consumers alike look to the New
York shows as the barometer for seasonal trends and fashion directions.
Beauty has become such an integral component of those trends. It is only
natural then that Sephora, the world's leading cosmetic store, partner with
7th on Sixth. The opportunity is particularly significant for both parties
because Sephora houses the largest array of cosmetic brands in the world,
enabling us to define not just one look with one brand but, instead, a
multitude of trends that cater to all consumers, just as fashion week does for
fashion."
Throughout the week Sephora will set up stations in the public areas,
offering makeovers that are dictated by the looks seen on the runway. There
will also be daily activities at these stations, featuring exciting makeup
applications such as cosmetic tattoo applications and manicures. In addition,
Sephora is going to be developing a trend report on a daily basis,
appropriately named Sephora on Sixth. Sephora's involvement will also include
trend forecasting in beauty.
"We're thrilled to have Sephora on board as a sponsor," says Fern Mallis,
Executive Director of 7th on Sixth. "They are the leading make-up resource
for make-up trends, and the perfect partner for the kind of exciting and
cutting-edge environment we aim to create at our shows."

7th on Sixth was created in 1993 to organize, centralize and modernize the
American Collections, thereby providing a platform for American Designers to
present their collections to the worldwide media. There is nothing like this
is the country where journalists from over 29 different countries,
80 broadcast outlets, 130 newspapers, 600 photographers, 250 magazines,
300 top designers and 300 other top style makers are in one location two times
a year.

Sephora is a leading beauty retailer in France and the second-largest in
Europe. It arrived in the United States in Spring 1998 when it opened its
first store in the SoHo section of New York City. There are currently
61 Sephora doors in the US. By the end of 2000, the network of stores is
expected to grow to 68, and is spearheaded by the 21,000 square foot global
flagship store, which opened last fall in Rockefeller Center.


SOURCE Sephora

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/CONTACT: Jacquie Tractenberg, Margeau Dyer, or Jennifer Cypen,

212-929-7979, all of Tractenberg & Co., for Sephora/



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China's Top Selling Color Cosmetics Introduces New Look

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:24 by BeautyCare.com
China's Top Selling Color Cosmetics Introduces New Look;

Coty Inc.'s Yue-Sai Kan Relaunches Colour Cosmetics Line

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2000, Yue-Sai, China's most
successful department store cosmetics brand, will introduce to the Chinese
market a completely redesigned line of color cosmetics. In addition, Yue-Sai
has repackaged the Coty Blanc Whitening Line, the top selling skincare line
sold under the Yue-Sai name, and redesigned its department store sales
counters. Yue-Sai, the eponymous cosmetics line of Ms. Yue-Sai Kan, China's
most famous businesswoman and television personality, is operated by the
Lancaster Group, Coty's Inc.'s prestige fragrance, cosmetics and skin care
division based in Paris, France. Coty Inc. is the world's largest
manufacturer and marketer of fragrance in the mass and prestige categories.
Yue-Sai "Colour of the World" has been repackaged for fall 2000. The new
packaging is red-the signature, favorite color of Ms. Kan-and features the
brand logo with Yue-Sai spelled in both Chinese and English overlapping a
larger Chinese character that translates to "Yue-Sai." The feel of the new
design, inspired by Chinese textile, is sleek and elegant. Lettering is
raised to create texture, adding to the tactile experience of applying
make-up. The new packaging will be supported by a print advertising campaign
in major Chinese and Asian publications.
"The new look of Yue-Sai reflects the sensibilities of an empowered,
intelligent, feminine and modern Asian woman," says Yue-Sai Kan, who adds,
"The values and consumer proposition of the Yue-Sai brand apply to all women."
Yue-Sai is sold exclusively in Chinese markets, but is one of Coty's most
significant brands. In China, Yue-Sai maintains 95% brand awareness among the
country's more than 1.3 billion citizens.
Peter Harf, Coty Inc.'s Chairman and CEO, emphasizes the importance of the
Yue-Sai brand for the company. "Yue-Sai has the potential to cater to a
global market. Engaging the ethnic consumer is one of the most important
goals for many companies including Coty, and we're pleased that our alliance
with Yue-Sai has resulted in this evolution for the brand." Mr. Harf added
that he expects the new packaging will attract new consumers and strengthen
its leadership position in the marketplace.
In August 2000, the Yue-Sai Coty Blanc Whitening Line will be reintroduced
to stores with new white and pale gray packaging, a new logo and an overall
cleaner, minimalist feel. Retail sales counters for Yue-Sai were also
redesigned. The previous sales counters were black and white; the new
counters are white with strong red accents.

About Yue-Sai Kan and Yue-Sai Kan Cosmetics
Yue-Sai Kan launched her eponymous cosmetics and skin care line in 1992.
Since then, the brand has become China's leading cosmetics company, with over
800 points of sale and 18 branch offices. The line offers hundreds of
cosmetics, skincare, fragrance and sun care products. Coty Inc. formed an
alliance with Yue-Sai Kan Cosmetics in 1996 and operates the company through
the Lancaster Group division. Coty Inc.'s state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Pudong, China-dedicated to the production of Yue-Sai, has an
annual production capacity of over 60 million units.
Ms. Yue-Sai Kan, an American, is one of China's most beloved and respected
entrepreneurs and personalities. People Magazine dubbed her "the most famous
woman in China." Time, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Asian Wall Street
Journal, Cosmopolitan and Le Figaro are among the many publications that
profiled her career and efforts in the cosmetics industry. As a television
journalist, Ms. Kan made notable contributions to the popular culture of
China. Her program, "One World" was the first television series ever produced
and hosted by an American on China's only national network, CCTV. Her
documentary "China Walls and Bridges (ABC)" received an Emmy award in 1989.
Ms. Kan is also the author of One World and Yue-Sai's Guide to Asian Beauty.
Her latest book on modern etiquette, the title of which translates to "Where
Does Charisma Come From?," is currently a best seller in China. She has
completed a video series "Doing Business in China" which is being distributed
by International Institute for Learning, Inc. In September 2000, she will
receive the Magnolia Award, given to outstanding foreigners by the Governance
of Shanghai.

About Coty Inc. and Lancaster GroupCoty Inc.
Coty Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of fragrances
and a leader in the categories of color cosmetics and skin treatments in the
mass and prestige markets, with over $1.7 billion in sales for the year ended
June 30, 2000. The privately held company as it exists today is headquartered
in New York City and was organized in 1996 to operate the worldwide fragrance
and cosmetics businesses of Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH. The company
operates two divisions: Coty Beauty and the Lancaster Group. Additional
information on Coty and Lancaster Group is available at http://www.coty.com.


SOURCE Coty Inc.

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/CONTACT: Arthur Gallego of Coty Inc., New York, 212-479-4408/

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Perfect College 'Care Package' Tips

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:22 by BeautyCare.com
Perfect College 'Care Package' Tips

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ --Sending your son or daughter
off to college this fall? Deciding what to include in a care package for a
college student can be next to impossible. Sending too much isn't a good
idea, since dorms and student apartments are notoriously tiny, but no one
wants to leave out anything that would be truly welcome. The folks at
http://www.Quixtar.com have put together the following list of tips to help create
the perfect balance of needs and wants for your special college student.

* Use plastic crates to package the goodies. With a few crates and some
creativity, your college student can make the most out of his or her
space. A crate on its side makes a great bookshelf and tiny table.
Stack three or four next to the dresser and you have storage for
sweaters or other clothing. A board connecting two crates makes a
shelf/entertainment center/card table. The possibilities are endless.

* College students are often broke. A roll of quarters for the
laundromat is always welcome. Sending laundry detergent gives you
better-than-average odds that the laundry actually will get done at
school and not brought home. One to consider -- SA8(R) Spin-Off(TM).
Pre-measured amounts of laundry soap and fabric softener are combined
into one handy pouch that goes from washer to dryer, which means no
hauling heavy boxes back and forth to the laundry.

* Throw in some home-baked goodies. Chocolate chip cookies and brownies
can ensure your college student's popularity among the roommates and
neighbors. In this category, there is no such thing as "too much."
Consider devoting an entire crate to junk food.

* Parents like to think their children have good study habits, but sooner
or later every college student pulls an all-nighter to either study for
a test or finish (or begin!) a paper. Coffee or tea always helps.

* Students are known for their horrible eating habits. You know they
aren't eating well, so send along vitamins to help fill in nutritional
gaps. Nutrilite has an entire line of vitamin, mineral and herbal
supplements.

* Need a quick clean-up for sticky doorknobs, ink stains or computer
keyboard smudges? Supply your student with L.O.C.(TM) (Liquid Organic
Cleaner) Towelettes. The ready-to-use towelettes are packaged in
portable, resealable packages of 25 and are just the right size to keep
in your student's desk drawer or backpack.

* Since roommates can be counted on to "borrow," personal care products
never seem to last as long at school as they do at home. Be sure to
include toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, and
soap.

* Medicines such as allergy tablets, aspirin, and cough drops are
frequently-forgotten items that students often need. Include some of
your student's favorite shelf-stable foods like canned soup or ravioli,
and cereal. These easy-prep foods are perfect for quick meals.

* Including stationery and stamped envelopes or postcards exponentially
increases the chances that your student will write home.

* By the same token, pre-paid long distance calling cards are sure to be
a hit.

* While they might not admit it, college students often get homesick.
Sending copies of hometown newspapers and magazines or news clippings
can help them feel connected to home.

* Consider using popcorn as packing material. It cushions fragile items
as well as styrofoam, but tastes a lot better! It's also an
environmentally friendly option -- even if your favorite student
doesn't want to eat it, birds, squirrels, and other wildlife will be
grateful for the treat. There won't be anything left for the landfill.


SOURCE Quixtar

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/CONTACT: Marsha Champion of Quixtar Public Relations, 616-787-7597,

Marsha_Champion@Quixtar.com/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/054050.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 054050/

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Nu Skin Sends Olympic Athletes To Sydney In Style

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:21 by BeautyCare.com
Nu Skin Sends Olympic Athletes To Sydney In Style

- Athletes Get Pampered Prior To The 2000 Summer Games -

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin, a division of Nu Skin
Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), and Official Sponsor of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic
Winter Games, 2002 Paralympic Games, and the 2000 - 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams,
is hosting a Day Spa at the U.S. Olympic Processing Center in San Diego, CA
for U.S. Olympic Athletes. As a sendoff to the games in Sydney, Australia,
athletes will be offered complimentary hand and foot massages, manicures,
facials, hair styling, and Nu Skin products.
Computers will also be available for athletes to browse the Nu Skin
website, http://www.nuskin.com, to learn more about the company and its
extensive product line. Each day, Nu Skin will update its "Olympic Spirit" web
page with articles, pictures and videos of the latest news coming from the
Olympic Processing Center. Additionally, the Nu Skin website will feature
"makeovers" of key Olympic Athletes.
Beginning on August 15, 2000, US Olympic Athletes will begin reporting to
the U.S. Olympic Processing Center in San Diego, California. For one month, in
preparation of the Olympic Games, athletes receive final medical check-ups and
are issued their uniforms. This event also enables athletes to become familiar
with corporate sponsors of the Games.
Nu Skin Personal Care is a subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises. Nu Skin
Enterprises and its private affiliates operate in 32 countries including Asia,
Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1984 in
Provo, Utah, Nu Skin markets more than 100 premium quality personal care
products created specifically for person-to-person distribution. To order
products, contact a local Nu Skin distributor, call the company's toll-free
order line in the United States at 1-800-487-1500 and in Canada at
800-487-3900, or visit the company's site on the World Wide Web at
http://www.nuskin.com.


SOURCE Nu Skin Enterprises

-0- 08/17/2000

/CONTACT: Tiffany Olson, 801-345-2154, or Jill Kemp, 801-345-2134, both

of Nu Skin; Amy Focazio, or Shannon Watts, both of Lippe Taylor, 212-598-4400,

for Nu Skin /

Web Site: /http://www.nuskin.com/

(NUS)



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- Sephora to Bring The Champs Elysees to Times Square -

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:19 by BeautyCare.com
- Sephora to Bring The Champs Elysees to Times Square -

- Beauty Group to Open New 21,000 Square Foot Showpiece Store -

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sephora, the fast-growing French beauty
chain that has taken the United States by storm, today announced plans to open
a new 21,000 square foot store in Times Square in New York City. Located at
the "Bow-Tie" building at 1530 Broadway between 44th and 45th streets, the new
store will mirror the flagship Sephora store located on Paris' renowned Champs
Elysees. The store is expected to open in the Spring of 2001.
Like the Champs Elysees store, the Times Square location will be designed
to give passersby a bird's-eye view of the entire store, and will feature all
products on one level. Designed by Gerard Barrau, the same French architect
who designed the Champs Elysees store, the store will feature a ramped
entrance bringing shoppers into the store, which will be flanked on either
side by two "gallery" spaces designed to feature global cultural exhibits.
Also similar to the Sephora store in Paris, the Times Square store will offer
a special selection of books and literature from different parts of the world
relating to beauty and art. In keeping with the Sephora philosophy of freedom,
discovery and exploration, the Times Square store will continue Sephora's
tradition of an "open sell" environment, allowing consumers to browse, sample
and try on an incredibly wide selection of fragrance, cosmetics and well-being
products, with the help of well-informed assistants should they choose.
Howard Meitiner, Out-going President and CEO of Sephora Americas and Asia
Pacific, said, "Based on the terrific success of our current Times Square
store, we needed to enlarge our presence in this New York hub by moving down
the street to a larger location. At 1530 Broadway we have the opportunity to
re-create our exciting Champs Elysees format, which we believe will work
beautifully in this location and draw significant traffic. We have every
confidence that this newest store will be a major destination within the Times
Square area."
Building owner Charles Moss said, "I am very pleased Sephora has chosen
this location as its new home in Times Square. As an extremely popular
tourist attraction in New York City, Sephora deserves to be prominently
featured in this exciting and vibrant neighborhood."
Sephora operates 61 stores across the United States and more than 200
stores in France and Europe, where it is one of the largest fragrance and
cosmetic retailers. Sephora also has recently opened its first stores in
Japan, with three in Tokyo, one in Osaka, and several additional locations
planned. Sephora's sister company, Sephora.com, is the definitive address for
beauty on the Internet, with the largest selection of prestige beauty
products; over 225 brands, nearly 800 collections and 10,000 SKUs, and can be
viewed at http://www.sephora.com. Sephora USA LLC and Sephora.com are units
of the Selective Distribution Group of Paris based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis
Vuitton, the world's leading luxury products group.


SOURCE Sephora

-0- 08/17/2000

/CONTACT: Jessica Barist or Jim Fingeroth of Kekst and Company,

212-521-4800/

Web Site: /http://www.sephora.com/



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ST: New York

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Carolee.com Offers Women Quick 'Fixes': Introducing A Toolbox for Life

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 16:17 by BeautyCare.com
Carolee.com Offers Women Quick 'Fixes': Introducing A Toolbox for Life

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's face it. Modern women face
demanding issues on a daily basis. They range from "How can I break into
investment banking?" or "How do I plan a black-tie wedding for 300 people?" to
more mundane but equally important issues like "Where do I get that great
pearl choker that's featured in all the magazines?" Tough questions. It's
comforting to know that when the going gets tough, the tough go to
http://www.Carolee.com, a brand-new e-Commerce site that's "A Toolbox for
Life," offering both advice to fix problems, and great fashion "fixes" too.
According to Carolee CEO, Carolee Freidlander, "Carolee.com is about
connecting and serving sophisticated, discerning women who appreciate taste
and style, quality products and integrity, with a wide range of expert advice
to help them simplify, enrich or inform their everyday personal and
professional lives.
Carolee is a brand based on the trust that 27 years of providing distinct
products and exceptional customer service brings, a quality that is absent in
most Internet experiences. Carolee.com provides a personal network-shopper and
advisor who helps women efficiently get access to the information and products
and services that are relevant to their lives. Thus, Carolee.com can be your
"mentor brand."

Carolee.com consists of six interactive sites:
Click onto Your Career and learn from Carolee Freidlander how she brought
her business from the kitchen table to the boardroom. In addition, learn from
other leading business women and uncover their extraordinary business secrets
which allowed them to succeed. You can also purchase thoughtful gifts and
personal accessories, such as the ultimate computer bag, paperweight, &
magnifier all to enhance your career. Carolee.com offers an extensive resource
list for women in business, which allow them to achieve their ultimate goals
by joining the National Association of Women's Business Owners (NAWBO), and
the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).
Click onto Your Wedding and Carolee.com offers four distinct services
designed to aid the bride-to-be: "The Perfect Match," which is an interactive
guide to finding perfect accessories; "Bridal Party," which offers an array of
gifts for bridesmaids; "Insider Tips," to check out what insiders have to say
about getting ready for the big day; and "Bridal Shop," where you can actually
order jewelry, hair accessories, handbags, and gifts online.
Another interesting facet of the Carolee.com site is Your Style,
consisting of "Who Are You" and "The Trend Report." "Who Are You" is
determined by choosing the one of the following five characteristics:
individualistic, on the edge, on the move, on the town, and life is casual.
Once you've decided who you are, your jewelry is matched accordingly. "The
Trend report" will give up to date information on what's hot, and the latest
accessory trends.
Additionally, Carolee.com offers sites for your Shopping Boutique as well
as Perfect Gifts and Seasonal Style. Whether your desire is jewelry, watches,
handbags, home products, accessories or collectibles, virtually click on the
Shopping Boutique icon and arrive at all the products available in the actual
Carolee store. The Perfect Gifts Section offers an array of bridal gifts, to
engraveables as well as a list of the ten most popular gift selections. Every
season styles change, so keep updated by finding the latest "Must Haves" of
the season by clicking on to Seasonal Styles icon.
Carolee has always been a "facilitator brand," helping consumers find what
they're looking for in a painless and productive way. Carolee.com was
conceived on the philosophy that women "network" with one another for the best
sources, information, products and endorsements by women they trust. Women
want to balance work with the rest of their life and be open to learning how
others have accomplished this elusive task.
Those who know her recognize Carolee as having achieved this balance.
Carolee.com is staking out a leadership claim in the area of helping women
balance their personal lives.


SOURCE Carolee.com

-0- 08/17/2000

/CONTACT: Alison Newman of Nike Communications Inc., 646-654-3417,

anewman@nikecomm.com, for Carolee.com/

Web Site: /http://www.Carolee.com/



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Cold-Eeze(R) Media Alert to Health and Medical Reporters

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 15:51 by BeautyCare.com
Cold-Eeze(R) Media Alert to Health and Medical Reporters

In response to the renewed interest from this morning's Zinc study in zinc
over-the-counter cold remedies please take note ...

Cold-Eeze(R) is the original and leading zinc lozenge

-- Clinically proven in 2 double blind studies to effectively reduce the
severity of cold symptoms

-- Number one recommended zinc treatment by pharmacists

-- Cold-Eeze(R) is the first line of defense for consumers against the
common cold

* Photo available by contacting Tyrene Frederick at 212-598-5449*

Interview opportunities available with:

-- Albert Piechotta, Marketing & Advertising, Cold-Eeze(R)


Contact: Elisa Fershtadt for Quigley Co., 212-598-5632.


SOURCE The Quigley Co.

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Anthem Prescription Management and CVS.com Now Offer Virtual Drugstore Shopping to 2.7 Million Customers

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 15:27 by BeautyCare.com
Anthem Prescription Management and CVS.com Now Offer Virtual Drugstore Shopping to 2.7 Million Customers

Retail Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medicines, Health and Beauty Aids,
Supplements and Vitamins Available Through New Program

CINCINNATI, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Prescription Management (APM)
and CVS.com (http://www.cvs.com), the online subsidiary of CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS),
today announced a new, exclusive online shopping agreement that enables APM
customers to buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, fill retail prescriptions
and purchase other general health products at discounted prices through
CVS.com .
"Our newly-formed relationship with CVS.com offers a one-stop shopping
experience for our customers," said APM's Klaus Hieber, executive director of
operations. "Along with our mail order prescription services, we now offer
over 9,000 OTC products, at a discount, via CVS.com , bringing our total
product offering, both prescription and non-prescription, to approximately
18,000 items. It's the perfect way to put the available technology to use to
benefit our customers."
"This agreement gives Anthem Prescription's plan members easy and
convenient access to a full range of over-the-counter products and services
via CVS.com ," said Doug Callihan, president and CEO of CVS.com. "We are also
able to enhance Anthem Prescription's existing mail order prescription
services with our own state-of-the-art retail prescription capabilities. This
exclusive collection of services reinforces CVS.com's commitment of delivering
services to our customers when, where, and how they want them."
APM customers can access the OTC program by logging on to
http://www.anthemprescription.com , where there is a link to the CVS.com site. Three
shipping options are available for non-prescription products: Standard
Delivery (2 to 5 business days), 2-Day, and Overnight Express (next business
day). As preferred CVS.com customers, these plan members will also receive
discounted shipping on select orders. Detailed information is available about
the majority of products offered and customers can access comprehensive, up-
to-date information on a wide variety of healthcare topics. Pharmacists and
customer service representatives are also available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-
week via email or toll-free telephone number. Even customers without Internet
access can access CVS.com by calling 1-888-607-4CVS (4287).
APM's expanded Internet presence began earlier this year with a web site
enhancement. In addition to the new OTC program, users can access a variety
of other functions and services that include:

* Locating network pharmacies in their communities, reviewing pharmacy
benefits and finding answers to frequently asked questions about using
prescription drugs;

* Pharmacists' access to information about Anthem Prescription
Management's on-line claims systems; and

* Physicians' clinical information about prescription drug utilization
trends and new drug developments, as well as convenient access to
Anthem
Prescription administrative support services.

Anthem Prescription Management is an affiliate of Anthem, Inc. and serves
2.7 million members nationwide. Anthem Prescription Management administers
the pharmacy benefits for the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem BCBS)
plans in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Connecticut, and other plans nationwide.
The new OTC program, however, is not currently available in Kentucky.
Anthem, Inc. is an Indiana-domiciled mutual insurance company providing
health care management and insurance products and services to more than
6.9 million Americans. For more information on Anthem, Inc. and its
affiliates, visit http://www.anthem.com .
CVS/pharmacy is the nation's largest retail provider of prescriptions.
The company is the #1 drugstore chain in the U.S. with approximately 4,100
stores in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions of the
country. General information about CVS, including corporate background and
press releases, is available at the CVS web site at http://www.cvs.com .
CVS.com , the nation's first complete Internet pharmacy, provides
24-hour-a-day access to registered pharmacists via the Internet or toll-free
telephone number. CVS.com also offers standard or next-day delivery of
quality prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and health and beauty
products. CVS.com is an online destination for health-related purchases and
information on health conditions and issues authored by leading medical
authorities. CVS.com provides customers the best-of-both-worlds convenience
of online and offline pharmacy shopping. CVS.com accepts thousands of third-
party plans and offers thousands of over-the-counter items at highly
competitive prices, online or telephone ordering, in-store pick-up or home
delivery of prescriptions, and direct toll-free access to CVS.com pharmacists
at (888) 607-4CVS. A CVS.com online media kit is available at
http://www.businesswire.com/cnn/cvs.shtml .


SOURCE Anthem, Inc.

-0- 08/10/2000

/CONTACT: Sharon Larrimer of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield,

513-336-2419, or sharon_larrimer@aici.com; or Tim Hohl of CVS.com, 206-403-

4550, or timh@email.cvs.com/

Web Site: /http://www.businesswire.com/cnn/cvs.shtml

http://www.anthem.com

http://www.anthemprescription.com

http://www.cvs.com/



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The Estee Lauder Companies and iBeauty Resolve e-Commerce Lawsuits

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 15:05 by BeautyCare.com
The Estee Lauder Companies and iBeauty Resolve e-Commerce Lawsuits

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
(NYSE: EL) and iBeauty.com (formerly known as The Fragrance Counter, Inc.)
announced today the resolution of all remaining e-commerce lawsuits between
them.
In January 1999, Estee Lauder Companies filed lawsuits against ibeauty.com
and Excite@home, Inc. in the United States, France and Germany. The suits
concerned iBeauty.com's use of the trademarks ESTEE, LAUDER, ESTEE LAUDER,
CLINIQUE and ORIGINS -- all various trademarks owned by the Estee Lauder
Companies -- as keywords to trigger iBeauty's banner advertisements on various
Websites owned by Excite. Recognizing the proprietary importance of the Estee
Lauder Companies' strong brand names, iBeauty.com has voluntarily agreed to
refrain from using trademarks owned by the Estee Lauder Companies as Internet
keywords.
The Estee Lauder Companies' lawsuits against Excite@home, Inc. in the
U.S., France and Germany remain pending.
"Keywords" are words that users enter into search engines to find
information on the Internet. They can be either generic categories (e.g.
cars, cosmetics) or actual trademarks. Banner ads appear on user's computer
screens and usually contain hyperlinks to the advertiser's Website.
iBeauty.com is a leading online beauty site, with a product assortment of
over 200 prestige brands. iBeauty.com can be found at http://www.ibeauty.com,
or by typing in keyword "iBeauty" on AOL.
The Estee Lauder Companies is one of the world's leading manufacturers and
marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The
Company's products are sold in more than 110 countries and territories under
well-recognized brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique,
Prescriptives, Origins, M.A.C, La Mer, Bobbi Brown essentials, Tommy Hilfiger,
jane, Donna Karan, Aveda, Stila, Jo Malone and Bumble and Bumble.


SOURCE iBeauty.com

-0- 08/08/2000

/CONTACT: Ann Travers of Brainerd Communicators, 212-986-6667,

travers@braincomm.com, for iBeauty.com/

Web Site: /http://www.ibeauty.com/

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Globix Adds Giorgio Armani Web Site to Its Internet Data Center Wardrobe

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:55 by BeautyCare.com
Globix Adds Giorgio Armani Web Site to Its Internet Data Center Wardrobe

Giorgio Armani Is Co-Locating Its Servers in the Globix New York SuperPOP
Internet Data Center

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Globix Corporation (Nasdaq: GBIX), a
leader in advanced Internet Data Center services, high-speed access, and
streaming media solutions for businesses, today announced that it was
co-locating the servers for the giorgioarmani.com Web site at the Globix
SuperPOP Internet Data Center in New York. Globix is also streaming Armani
events and runway shows over the Internet, a key component of the multimedia
Armani site.
Launched July 10, http://www.giorgioarmani.com is an umbrella for five Web
sites tailored to represent the five Armani lifestyle brands. The site
incorporates sleek, innovative and intuitive design that reflects the attitude
and spirit of the Armani lifestyle brands. Streaming media, flash technology,
original music and the imagery of Armani fashion provide a rich and
entertaining audio-visual experience and enable users to explore and interact
with the complete world of Armani in a comprehensive fashion.
"Internet retailing is having a significant influence on the way people
shop today, and as a luxury fashion house with a pulse on the latest fashions,
Giorgio Armani sees that," said Marc H. Bell, chairman and CEO of Globix. "The
Armani Web site is taking full advantage of today's multimedia Web
technologies, such as streaming media, to give its shoppers a unique and more
rewarding experience online. We're proud that the Armani Group chose Globix
for Internet services."
"The selection of an Internet services company with a strong,
international network backbone and the ability to grow as the site grows is a
critical component of the site's success. We needed a strong foundation to
build on," said Robert Triefus, executive vice president of worldwide
communications at Giorgio Armani. "Globix is a leader in high-quality
streaming media, a key component of our Web site. Choosing Globix meant that
we could fulfill all of our Internet requirements under one roof."

About The Armani Group
The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and design groups in the
world today with overall wholesale turnover of lire 2,680 billion in 1999. The
group designs, manufactures and retails fashion products, including apparel,
accessories, eyewear, watches, home interiors and fragrances and cosmetics,
under a range of lifestyle brand names: Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni,
Mani, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and A / X Armani Exchange. The group's
exclusive retail network currently comprises 55 Giorgio Armani stores, six
Armani Collezioni stores, 129 Emporio Armani stores, 54 Armani Exchange
stores, four Armani Jeans stores and two Armani Junior in 33 countries.

About Globix
Globix Corporation is a leading provider of advanced Internet services and
connectivity for businesses in the United States and Europe. Through its high-
speed, high-availability, fiber-optic network and state-of-the-art Internet
Data Centers in New York City; Santa Clara, Calif.; and London, Globix
delivers superior reliability, security and performance to companies using the
Internet to deploy mission-critical business strategies. Cutting-edge
solutions include Co-Location, Hosting and Dedicated Access. The Application
Services group at Globix offers services such as Streaming Media, Electronic
Commerce, Solutions Architecture and Internet Security.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for
the future. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks,
assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to
differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include the ability to finance the
operations and complete the planned expansion of our facilities and network;
our reliance on the growth of the Internet and e-commerce; our success against
competitors with significantly greater resources; and other risks listed under
the heading of Risk Factors in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.


SOURCE Globix Corporation

-0- 08/07/2000

/CONTACT: Charles Strauzer, VP Corporate Finance of Globix Corporation,

212-625-7327, cstrauzer@globix/

Web Site: /http://www.globix.com/

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StartSampling Named as a Top Website

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:52 by BeautyCare.com
StartSampling Named as a Top Website

Americans Flock to the Internet's Top Sampling Site

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- StartSampling, Inc.
( http://www.startsampling.com ) the leading online sampling company, catapulted into
the top ten shopping Web sites with nearly 3 million unique users, according
to PC Data for the week ending July 29.*
"As one of the nation's top Web sites, StartSampling is earning a
reputation as the place to be for variety-seekers and trend-setters," said
President and CEO of StartSampling, Larry Burns. "Our site is a magnet for
the curious consumers who want to try something new. Plus, we encourage our
members to interact within our online community and share their opinions on
product samples with manufactures and peers."
The new PC Data reinforces the growth and popularity of StartSampling.
Nielsen NetRatings named StartSampling the sixth fastest-growing web site in
July,** while USA Today recognized StartSampling as a "Hot Site" in June.
With more than 750,000 members, an average of 3.3 visits/visitor/week ***
and more than 15 minutes per average visit,(t) this latest data trend
continues to support StartSampling's reputation as an extremely "sticky" site.
At StartSampling, over 7,000 American consumers sign up as new members
every day, an average of more than 5 a minute, to join a growing group of
"smart samplers," who choose product samples ranging from snacks and household
items to beauty products to be delivered to their door -- at no cost to the
member. Once members receive their sample, they are invited to come back to
the site to give feedback and share their thoughts about a product with each
other and the product manufacturer. On average, 50 to 70 percent of samplers
provide their feedback on a regular basis. Members also have the opportunity
to participate in the interactive community with contests, promotions and
sample surveys.

About StartSampling
StartSampling, Inc., the leading product sampling company, connects
consumer packaged goods manufacturers to more than three quarters of a million
consumers who want to 'Try Something New.' Through its Web site,
http://www.startsampling.com , consumer product manufacturing companies are able to
accurately target their reach to active and vocal consumers willing to give
quality feedback about sampled products. Granted "seals of approval" by
TRUSTe and Good Housekeeping, StartSampling has enjoyed consistently high
marks on the "addictive" nature of it's site starting with being ranked the #1
Most Addictive E-Commerce Site in 1999 by the Industry Standard, based on
Media Metrix data, and continuing with the latest Nielsen Net Ratings and PC
Data Online information.

* Based on a sample of more than 120,000 U.S. home Internet users,
balanced to represent the U.S. home Internet population for the week
ending July 29, 2000.
** Based on the Nielsen NetRatings, June 2000.
*** Based on Media Metrix data, reported in the Industry Standard.
t Based on Web Trends report initiative.


SOURCE StartSampling, Inc.

-0- 08/07/2000

/CONTACT: Mark Spencer of Burson Marsteller for StartSampling, Inc.,

312-596-3628, email, mark_spencer@chi.bm.com /

Web Site: /http://www.startsampling.com /



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Donna Karan International Inc. Announces Plans to Open Second New York City DKNY Store

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:44 by BeautyCare.com
Donna Karan International Inc. Announces Plans to Open Second New York City DKNY Store

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Donna Karan International Inc. (NYSE: DK)
today announced plans to open a new full-price freestanding DKNY store in New
York City. The new store, to be located in Soho at 420 West Broadway, would
be the Company's second in New York City. The approximately 8,000 square foot
space is planned for a Spring 2001 opening.
Donna Karan, Chairman and Chief Designer, said, "DKNY has always been
about the spirit and energy of New York. After seeing DKNY come to life on
Madison Avenue I am excited to be taking a piece of that energy downtown with
the opening of the Soho store."
John Idol, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to have a
downtown New York DKNY store to complement our Madison Avenue flagship. We
are particularly pleased with the performance of our flagship stores, and
believe that our successful Madison Avenue format will translate effectively
to the exciting Soho retail environment."
The new store will carry everything DKNY, including women's and men's
clothing and accessories, as well as licensed products. The store will offer
a complete selection of lifestyle products, some of which will be designed
exclusively for DKNY stores, to heighten the destination appeal.
Donna Karan International Inc. is one of the leading international fashion
design houses. The Company designs, contracts for the manufacture of,
markets, retails, and distributes collections of men's and women's clothing,
sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York, DKNY, DKNY
Jeans, and DKNY Active brand names. The Company also selectively has granted
licenses for the manufacture and distribution of certain other products under
its brand names, including beauty and beauty-related products, jeanswear,
activewear, hosiery, intimate apparel, eyewear and children's apparel.

Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements that
are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Company's actual results
in future periods or plans for future periods to differ materially from what
is currently anticipated. Those risks include, among other things, risks
associated with the timing of and costs associated with new store openings and
the Company's economic ability to continue to open stores; risks associated
with the contractual and legal arrangements related to the store; general
competitive factors; a change in retailer or consumer acceptance of the
Company's products; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the
Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company has no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made
herein or elsewhere, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.


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CIGNA Healthcare Joins With ePocrates To Provide Pharmacy Formulary

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:34 by BeautyCare.com
CIGNA Healthcare Joins With ePocrates To Provide Pharmacy Formulary
Information On-Line

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA HealthCare will provide
on-line drug formulary information to physicians through an agreement with
ePocrates, the largest handheld network for physicians. Those physicians
participating in ePocrates' pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), pharmaceutical and
device company sponsored programs as well as the 90,000+ registered users in
the ePocrates network will have access to the information.
"Our alliance with ePocrates adds to our companies' expanding e-commerce
initiative to strengthen relationships with health care providers through
easier, more convenient Internet-based services," said Mark Boxer, senior vice
president of e-commerce for CIGNA HealthCare.
"Physicians will be able to tell which drugs are covered before they write
a prescription," said Eric Elliott, president of Tel-Drug, Inc., CIGNA
HealthCare's mail order/on-line pharmacy, and senior vice president of CIGNA
Pharmacy Management. "Patients will be assured that their prescribed
medication is on their plan's formulary."
"Most physicians handle multiple health plans and find it difficult to
remember the formulary status of all the medications they prescribe,"
explained Richard Fiedotin, MD, and VP of Marketing and Business Development
at ePocrates. "Giving them electronic access to up-to-date formulary
information on handheld devices at the point-of-care will help them prescribe
efficiently and provide quality care for their patients."
The ePocrates software also provides physicians with information on
indication specific dosing, adverse reactions, contraindications and drug-drug
interactions for over 1600 of the most commonly prescribed medications. By
accessing this information, medical complications that result from
inappropriate drug combinations could be avoided. Future plans call for
ePocrates software to enable physicians to renew prescriptions electronically
with Tel-Drug or another participating CIGNA HealthCare network pharmacy.
Problems that arise from illegible physician handwriting on prescriptions
would be virtually eliminated.
"We think ePocrates will increase both physician and patient satisfaction
with the health plan," said Elliott. "Doctors using this tool will have a
proactive method of understanding what is on the CIGNA Healthcare companies'
formulary. Patients will be able to know the coverage status for their
prescription as they leave the doctor's office. In addition, the potential
for adverse drug interactions and delays in filling orders at the pharmacy
will be reduced. Teaming up with ePocrates can benefit the health plan, the
provider and the patient."
The alliance with ePocrates is just one of the new e-commerce initiatives
being undertaken by CIGNA HealthCare. Last week, CIGNA announced an alliance
with drugstore.com(TM) that will provide all of CIGNA's customers, including
24.7 million health care plan participants, access to a wide range of online
services as well as discounts and special promotions on health and beauty
aids.
ePocrates, Inc. is the largest handheld network designed specifically for
the diverse needs of physicians. The ePocrates network gives physicians easy
access to everything from drug dosing information and formularies to journal
abstracts and news reports using a Palm OS based personal digital assistant
(PDA). Located in San Carlos, Calif., ePocrates is a privately held company
founded in 1998 by Richard Fiedotin, M.D. and Jeff Tangney, with funding from
Three Arch Partners, InterWest Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. For more
information, visit http://www.epocrates.com.
CIGNA HealthCare, a part of CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI) based in
Bloomfield, Conn., is one of the nation's leading providers of health-benefit
programs, with products marketed in all 50 states and managed care networks
serving 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. CIGNA HealthCare
currently provides medical coverage through managed care and indemnity
programs to more than 14 million people and dental care and mental health
coverage to more than 24.7 million. For more information about the CIGNA
HealthCare and the rest of CIGNA Corporation visit http://www.cigna.com.
"CIGNA HealthCare" refers to the various subsidiaries of CIGNA
Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, CIGNA
Health Corporation, CIGNA Dental Health, Inc., Intracorp, CIGNA Behavioral
Health, Inc. and Healthsource Inc. Products and services are provided
exclusively by subsidiaries and not by CIGNA Corporation.


SOURCE CIGNA Corporation

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/Contact: Howard Drescher of CIGNA HealthCare, 860-726-3578, Laura

Kaufman of ePocrates, 650-592-7900, ext. 102, or R. Gregory Jones of McCormick

Communications, 908-876-5988/

Web Site: /http://www.epocrates.com/

Web Site: /http://www.cigna.com/

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For the First Time, U.S. Hispanic Consumers Receive Targeted Brand Promotions Online at QuePasa Especiales

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:33 by BeautyCare.com
For the First Time, U.S. Hispanic Consumers Receive Targeted Brand Promotions Online at QuePasa Especiales

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- eclip.com announced today the
launch of the first consumer promotions web site targeted to U.S. Hispanics.
"QuePasa Especiales" will be a value-added feature for the several million
monthly viewers of quepasa.com (Nasdaq: PASA), the premier online community
serving the U.S. Hispanic community (http://www.quepasa.com).
At QuePasa Especiales, U.S. Hispanics will learn, sample, coupon and
purchase products in an interactive exchange with leading consumer brands.
QuePasa Especiales will be offered in both Spanish and English language
versions.
"We're very excited to offer value-added promotions to the U.S. Hispanic
community through QuePasa Especiales," said Jaimie Korody, VP Marketing,
eclip.com. "Until now, the U.S. Hispanic consumer has been both underserved
by promotional advertisers and difficult for the brand marketer to reach in a
significant way. We look forward to radically changing that through the
interactivity of the Web."
For the first time, brand marketers will have a turn-key media vehicle to
reach the estimated 8 million U.S. Hispanics online. In an innovative
pay-for-action model, marketers can choose among a variety of promotional
actions and leverage the interactive media to engage in an extended
brand-consumer dialogue. Additionally, QuePasa Especiales offers marketers
the opportunity to collect consumer feedback and cross-sell other products to
this important and powerful consumer segment.
Maximizing the immediacy of the Web, QuePasa Especiales will be updated
weekly -- ensuring fresh content for viewers and a live promotional tool for
brand marketers to support new and existing media campaigns.
QuePasa Especiales integrates a state-of-the-art fulfillment engine which
delivers product samples and coupons to the requesting household within
5-10 days through the U.S. mail. All promotions are value-added and are
offered free to the consumer. Consumer privacy is guaranteed and no
registration is required.
The U.S. Hispanic community is the fastest growing consumer segment in the
United States, with an annual growth rate of 170%. There are currently
8 million U.S. Hispanic consumers online with a projected 12 million by 2002.
Additionally, Hispanics purchase personal computers at twice the rate of the
general population. Elusive to advertisers through conventional media and
traditionally brand-loyal, U.S. Hispanics are a receptive consumer market with
a combined buying power of over $250 billion.

About eclip.com
eclip.com is a division of Fep, Inc., a privately held corporation located
in Santa Monica, CA. eclip.com is a new media company which develops online
"brand communities" dedicated to establishing an interactive exchange between
consumer brands and specific consumer segments through value-added promotions.
Launched in 1997, eclip.com has built a loyal consumer following by
offering weekly updated purchase incentives, including national brand coupons
and samples. Recognizing both consumer enthusiasm for online promotions and
the brand marketer's desire to reach unique consumer segments, eclip.com has
developed their patent-pending, SpecialEditions sites. QuePasa Especiales is
the first SpecialEditions site to launch.

For more information, please contact: Jaimie Korody, 310-230-0552,
media@eclip.com.

About quepasa.com
Quepasa.com provides the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market with
information and interactive content available in both Spanish and English.
The site was founded in 1998 and includes a search engine, free e-mail,
Spanish-language news feeds, worldwide weather information, chat rooms, games,
maps and message boards. Quepasa.com has entered into strategic alliances
with leading providers of media, content and technology including: NetZero,
Inc.; Reuters NewMedia, Inc.; Associated Press; Agencia EFE; Hispanic Business
Magazine; AutoNation, Inc.; Net2Phone, Inc.; X:drive; Telemundo Network Group;
Internet Wire, Inc.; WeatherLabs, Inc.; e-lingo; WorldGate Communications,
Inc.; Inktomi; Salud.com; Egreetings Network, CriticalPath and GTE
Internetworking.

The statements in this press release regarding future performance and
growth are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to those set forth
in quepasa.com's documents filed the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, please contact: Michele Vahsen of quepasa.com,
602-716-0100 ext. 259, mvahsen@quepasa.com.


SOURCE eclip.com

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/CONTACT: Jaimie Korody of eclip.com, 310-230-0552, media@eclip.com; or

Michele Vahsen of quepasa.com, 602-716-0100 ext. 259, mvahsen@quepasa.com/

Web Site: /http://www.eclip.com/

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Passion for India Launches Website, Offers Textiles for Contemporary Interiors

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:32 by BeautyCare.com
Passion for India Launches Website, Offers Textiles for Contemporary Interiors

SEATTLE, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- While Indian textiles, fabrics and home
decor accessories have become familiar to Western audiences, a new website
aims to help Indian artisans incorporate their traditional designs into a
broad range of contemporary home accessories. PassionforIndia.com, which
officially launched in late June, is providing Indian artisans with creative
western design advice to help them expand their market reach. Traditional
techniques, sumptuous textiles and colors are reborn with a modern flair.
"The familiar elephant and Taj Mahal designs found on Indian bedspreads
are attractive and familiar, but they do not represent the true Indian design
spirit," says Margaret Manning, President of Passion for India. "Likewise,
the types of products sold by other Indian textile retailers -- cotton throws,
mirrored jackets and ethnic wall hangings -- don't maximize the versatility
and beauty of Indian textiles. Passion for India helps artisans find creative
ways of extending their craft with products that fit in a modern interior.
The goal is to give beautiful traditional Indian designs a contemporary look;
a silk sari becomes a table runner, zari embroidery work, generally used as a
decorative border on wedding garments, becomes a sumptuous bedspread and tiny
beaded bags are transmuted into fabulous curtains."
Passion for India is providing Indian artisans an opportunity to think in
new ways about the traditions they have inherited, expanding their global
reach making their craft relevant for the 21st century. To do this, Passion
for India is providing computers, books and design advice to the artisans and
buyers, helping them come up with new product ideas to be sold on the
PassionforIndia.com website. What is born is a fusion of the old and the new,
the exotic and the mundane. The mysterious sensuality of Indian culture and
craft blended with the elegance of western style.
"Customers will find something unique at PassionforIndia.com -- sensuous
Indian designs and fabrics, transformed into a broad range of contemporary
home decor products," Manning said. "We are not only bringing unique Indian
treasures to consumers, we are helping independent, traditional artisans join
the global economy. Global style is a global opportunity."

About Passion for India
Passion for India is a Seattle, Wash. based, privately-held company.


CONTACT: Margaret Manning of Passion for India, 425-766-4027,

margaretmanning@hotmail.com.



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margaretmanning@hotmail.com/

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RubyLane.com Notes Big Traffic Increase New Programs Boosting Sales

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:30 by BeautyCare.com
RubyLane.com Notes Big Traffic Increase New Programs Boosting Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- RubyLane.com (http://www.rubylane.com) the
Internet's leading specialty Search Engine for antiques and collectibles
announced today that traffic to the site has increased by more than fifty
percent in the past thirty days.
"We attribute this significant jump in traffic to some of the new programs
we've recently put into place on the site," says Ruby Lane president
Tom Johnson. "We're always asking shops and customers how we can better serve
them. We listened, and are giving them what they want in today's competitive
shopping climate," he adds.
The most important new program causing the boost in sales is Make-An-Offer
where, using a proprietary software, shoppers' bids are automatically
countered in seconds, based on criteria that is pre-set by each individual
shop owner. "Ruby Lane's immediate feedback Make-An-Offer program gives
buyers that "get a great deal" feeling of online auctions without having to
wait the usual three to ten days for their purchase as they would on eBay and
other sites, and without having to constantly monitor an item," says Johnson.
Since launching the site in August 1998, San Francisco-based RubyLane.com
has grown to index over 2 million items, in 2,000 categories. The site
includes a community of over 500 online shops from all over the world. The
company was founded by Tom Johnson and Jim Wilcoxson, both of whom led
distinguished careers as top-level programmers for companies that include IBM,
Ford and SGI. For more information, visit http://www.rubylane.com or call
888-782-9586.


SOURCE Ruby Lane

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/CONTACT: Karen Frishman of Ruby Lane, 415-362-7610/

Web Site: /http://www.rubylane.com/



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Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Gillette Company Announce FDA Approval Of VANIQA(TM)(eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% as Treatment

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:27 by BeautyCare.com
Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Gillette Company Announce FDA Approval Of VANIQA(TM)(eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% as Treatment
For Women With Unwanted Facial Hair

Approval of First Prescription Product of Its Kind is Important News
For the More Than 41 Million Women with This Condition

PRINCETON, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
(NYSE: BMY) and The Gillette Company (NYSE: G) announced today that the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved VANIQA(TM) (eflornithine
hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% as the first topical prescription treatment for
women with unwanted facial hair. VANIQA works by inhibiting the growth of
facial hair, and was shown in controlled clinical trials to provide clinically
meaningful and statistically significant improvement in the reduction of
facial hair growth in women.
The FDA approval of VANIQA may provide an important new option for the
more than 41 million women in the United States with unwanted facial hair.
Unwanted facial hair can affect women of all ages, races and ethnic
backgrounds. The impact of this surprisingly common problem extends beyond
the need for regular tweezing, waxing, or depilatory application. Many women
who have unwanted facial hair often report that the condition negatively
impacts their lifestyle and makes them feel unfeminine and less confident.
"As a physician, I am excited about the potential for this new
prescription cream to help women manage unwanted facial hair," said Marty E.
Sawaya, M.D., Ph.D., adjunct professor, department of biochemistry and
molecular biology, University of Miami, and a dermatologist and clinical
research investigator at ARATEC Clinics in Ocala, Florida. "Importantly,
VANIQA will potentially help millions of women with this condition to feel
less bothered by their facial hair and the amount of time they spend removing,
treating, or concealing it."
VANIQA(TM)(eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% was developed through
a unique partnership between The Gillette Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The companies formed the partnership in 1996 in order to complete development
of the product. Bristol-Myers Squibb is responsible for worldwide clinical
development, regulatory submissions and, together with Gillette, is
responsible for marketing this prescription product.
"Bristol-Myers Squibb is pleased that the FDA has approved VANIQA as the
first lifestyle prescription drug available to treat unwanted facial hair,"
said Richard J. Lane, president, Worldwide Medicines Group, Bristol-Myers
Squibb. "As a result of our partnership with The Gillette Company, we can now
provide physicians with an effective way to help their patients who are
affected by this problem."
In most cases, unwanted facial hair is caused by hereditary factors. A
small number of cases are caused by medical conditions such as androgen excess
disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Regardless of the cause,
VANIQA(TM)(eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% demonstrated in clinical
trials that it is effective in slowing the growth of unwanted facial hair in
up to 60 percent of women. VANIQA takes up to 2 months to work, and along
with VANIQA, women should continue to use their current method of hair
removal.
VANIQA has a unique mechanism of action and is believed to work by
blocking an enzyme that is necessary for hair growth.
In Phase III clinical trials, the primary study measure was a physician's
global assessment of their patients' improvement at the end of 24 weeks.
Results demonstrated clinically and statistically significant improvement in
the reduction of facial hair growth in women treated with VANIQA as compared
to the group that was treated with vehicle (a placebo cream). Significant
differences between VANIQA and vehicle were seen as soon as eight weeks into
treatment. The data from the Phase III clinical studies show that among those
who completed 24 weeks of treatment, nearly 60 percent of patients on VANIQA
improved.
In clinical trials, when side effects occurred they were mild and
generally resolved without treatment. The most common side effects associated
with VANIQA were minor skin irritations such as temporary redness, hair bumps,
stinging, burning, tingling, acne, or rash.
"Until now, no prescription creams have been available that help slow the
rate of unwanted hair growth," said Mary Ann Pesce, vice president, New
Products, The Gillette Company. "This unique partnership with Bristol-Myers
Squibb reflects the ongoing commitment of The Gillette Company to develop
products specifically designed to meet the grooming and beauty needs of
women."
Women who are interested can learn more about VANIQA by consulting with
their physician or by calling 1-877-829-9715. VANIQA will be available in
pharmacies as early as September.
Headquartered in Boston, The Gillette Company is the world leader in male
grooming, a category that includes blades, razors and shaving preparations.
Gillette also holds the number one position worldwide in selected female
grooming products, such as wet shaving products and hair epilation devices.
In addition, the company is the world leader in alkaline batteries,
toothbrushes and oral-care appliances.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a $20 billion diversified, global health
and personal care company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.
Visit Bristol-Myers Squibb on the World Wide Web at http://www.bms.com, and The
Gillette Company at http://www.gillette.com.
For full prescribing information, please contact Bonnie Jacobs at
609-897-4868.


CONTACT: Bonnie Jacobs of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 609-897-4868, or

bonnie.jacobs@bms.com; or Michele M. Szynal of The Gillette Company,

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617-421-7086, or michele_szynal@gillette.com/

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Scotia Pharmaceuticals Announces Promising Results for Foscan(R), A Potential New Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:21 by BeautyCare.com
Scotia Pharmaceuticals Announces Promising Results for Foscan(R), A Potential New Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

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/ADVANCE/LONDON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest trial results on
Foscan(R) mediated photodynamic therapy (Foscan, temoporfin, mTHPC)
potentially indicate that it may be an important advance in the treatment of
primary, secondary and advanced head and neck cancer. Results from three
trials on over 250 patients were presented this week to 2,500 delegates
attending the 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer in San
Francisco.
Photodynamic therapy is a non-surgical, minimally invasive technique that
uses light (usually from a laser) to activate light-sensitive drugs
(photosensitisers) in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Foscan,
developed by Scotia Pharmaceuticals, is a second-generation photosensitising
agent.
The first study presented by Mr. Colin Hopper, on behalf of the Foscan-PDT
01 Study Group, observed the response to Foscan-PDT in 115 patients with
primary head and neck cancers and whose tumors were T1 or T2 (up to 4 cms in
diameter).
Analysis of the data reveals that there was complete elimination of the
tumor in 88% of patients deemed evaluable at 12 weeks. This study is ongoing
with subjects being followed for 2 years. An analysis of the study results to
date suggests that this response to treatment was durable, with a complete
response rate at one year of 86% (79% at two years). The most common adverse
event was pain at the injection site.
"These results suggest that Foscan-PDT has the potential to become a
first-line treatment in primary head and neck cancers. It appears to be an
effective procedure with minimal morbidity and good cosmetic and functional
results," said study author, Mr. Colin Hopper, Consultant Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeon, London.
The second study, presented by Dr Merrill Biel on behalf of the Foscan-PDT
03 and 08 Study Groups, investigated Foscan-PDT in 96 patients with
superficial recurrent or second primary oral cancers up to 2.5cm diameter
(0.75cm deep). Treatment options in this group are limited as it can be
difficult to repeat surgery at a previously treated site, and radiation is
normally only delivered once to any particular anatomical site. Response to
treatment was measured at 12 weeks. This study is ongoing with subjects being
followed up for 2 years.
Interim results show that 55% of patients deemed evaluable had a complete
tumor response post treatment and a further 31% of evaluable patients had a
partial tumor response. At one year 78% of complete responses were still
clear of tumor. Follow up is still ongoing. Survival rate for all patients
at one year was 65% (49% at two years). The most common adverse event was
pain at the injection site.
Commenting on the results, study author Dr. Merrill Biel, Head and Neck
Oncologic Surgeon, Minneapolis, said, "The complete response rates achieved
with Foscan-PDT in this initial study appear encouraging. At least 30% of
patients previously treated will develop further recurrences or new primary
tumors and Foscan-PDT may allow retreatment of previously treated sites."
The aim of the third study presented by Dr Anil D'Cruz, on behalf of the
Foscan-PDT 08b Study Group, was to determine the palliative benefit of Foscan-
PDT in 64 patients with advanced head and neck cancer, considered incurable by
surgery or radiotherapy. The study showed that using a two point improvement
or normalization in the relevant prospectively defined University of
Washington symptom scale to define success, 33% of the 64 patients achieved
successful palliation of their prospectively defined symptom or complication.
Fifty-three percent of patients achieved meaningful palliative clinical
benefit as determined by an Independent Assessment Board. The Independent
Assessment Board comprised of experts in palliative medicine, specialists,
oncologists, surgeons, PDT experts and radiotherapists, who assessed the
palliative benefit for each patient. The benefits included reduction in pain,
improvement in swallowing, speech or function. Censored median survival time
was 226 days. The most common adverse event was pain at the injection site.
An additional finding was that 17% of patients achieved complete local
clearance and in total 28% of patients achieved a complete or partial tumor
response (WHO tumor response).
The principal investigator, Dr Anil D'Cruz, Professor and Surgeon, Tata
Memorial Hospital, India said, "The patients entered into this study were
considered incurable by conventional treatments, there was no further hope for
them. To achieve complete tumor response in 17% of patients treated is
exciting. Foscan-PDT appears to offer new hope to patients with advanced
disease."
The side effects of Foscan-PDT mainly relate to pain associated with PDT
induced necrosis at the tumor site. Mild photosensitivity reactions occurred
in 10% of patients.
Commenting on the three studies, Dr Merrill Biel said, "The results from
the three studies indicate that Foscan-PDT could serve as a potentially
effective and well tolerated treatment in all stages of squamous cell
carcinoma of the head and neck. Foscan-PDT is a simple technique with low
toxicity. It is well tolerated and appears to produce excellent cosmetic and
functional results. In addition, Foscan-PDT can be repeated at the same site
and does not preclude the use of other treatments if required."


Notes to Editors
1. Populations: patients evaluable for analysis are those who received
adequate drug and light and for whom tumor assessment was possible.
This excludes early withdrawals and deaths not related to the tumor
under treatment.

2. To date, over 1,000 patients have been treated with Foscan-PDT in
various multi-center trials and individual investigator sponsored,
named patient and compassionate use treatments. Foscan has also
been investigated for the treatment of a variety of other types of
cancers including: stomach; ovary; oesophagus; bronchi; brain; pleura;
chest; prostate; pancreas, bile duct and skin.

Scotia Pharmaceuticals submitted an application to the FDA and the EMEA in
September 1999 for a licence for the use of Foscan in the treatment of head
and neck cancers.

For further information or to arrange an interview with the study authors,
please contact:
Bernadine Ursell: +44-1865-310-153
Jude Douglass: +44-771-424-3038 or +44-121-456-1466
jdouglass@gibbsbsmg.co.uk
Jenny Turner: +44-370-312-388 or +44-121-456-1466
jaturner@gibbsbsmg.co.uk


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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Study Details



01 Study

This was a prospective non-randomised Phase II study conducted in 15

centres in six countries. The study objectives were to estimate the complete

response rate to Foscan-PDT in patients with primary head and neck cancers;

duration of complete response and survival time of patients; as well as the

tolerability and safety of Foscan-PDT.

One hundred and fifteen patients with primary (Tis, T1, T2) squamous cell

carcinoma of the lip, oral cavity, oropharynx or hypopharynx were included in

the analysis. Each patient received Foscan (0.15 mg per kg IV), which was

followed four days later by non-thermal illumination of the tumor (light dose

20 J per cm2, irradiance 100 mW per cm2, 652 nm wavelength).

The subjects were followed up and a response to the treatment was

determined twelve weeks following illumination. The most common adverse event

was pain at the treatment site. The study is ongoing with subjects being

followed up for 2 years.



0308 Study

Two parallel non-randomised Phase II studies were conducted in 17 centres

in the US, Europe and India. The protocols allowed pooling of the data from

the two studies in patients with superficial recurrent or second primary oral

squamous cell carcinoma. The objectives were to estimate the complete

response rate to Foscan-PDT; duration of complete response and survival time

of patients; and the tolerability and safety of Foscan-PDT.

A total of 96 patients (115 treatments) received Foscan (0.15 mg per kg

IV), followed four days later by non-thermal illumination of the tumor (light

dose 20 J per cm2, irradiance 100 mW per cm2, 652 nm wavelength). Up to three

treatments were allowed in order to induce response.

The most common adverse event was pain at the injection or treatment site

A response to the treatment was determined after 12 weeks. The study is

ongoing and the subjects will be followed up for 2 years.



08b Study

The aim of the study was to determine the palliative clinical benefit of

Foscan-PDT in patients with recurrent, refractory or second primary squamous

cell carcinoma of the head and neck cancer. These patients were classed as

incurable as all other standard forms of treatment (surgery, radiotherapy and

chemotherapy) had been exhausted. The only options left would be to refer

these patients to hospices or palliative care settings. The study also set

out to measure patient survival time and the tolerability and safety of

Foscan-PDT.

Sixty-four patients between them underwent 92 Foscan-PDT treatments. Each

patient received Foscan (0.15 mg per kg IV), followed 4 days later by a

non-thermal illumination of the tumor (light dose 20 J per cm2, irradiance

100 mW per cm2, 652 nm wavelength).

The most common adverse event was pain at the injection site and following

the treatment. The pain is due to necrosis of the tumor following treatment

and can be managed with standard analgesics./

/CONTACT: Bernadine Ursell of Scotia Pharmaceuticals, +44-1865-310-153;

or Jude Douglass, +44-771-424-3038, or +44-121-456-1466,

jdouglass@gibbsbsmg.co.uk, or Jenny Turner, +44-370-312-388, or

+44-121-456-1466, or jaturner@gibbsbsmg.co.uk, both of Gibbs BSMG, for

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Epsom Salt Offers Cool Tips for Hot Gardeners

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:19 by BeautyCare.com
Epsom Salt Offers Cool Tips for Hot Gardeners

RUTHEFORD, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Have the dog days of summer made
you wonder why you ever planted a flower garden? Simple tricks with Epsom
Salt can give you and your garden a much-needed lift.
Take some cues from Mother Earth. Have you ever seen her look droopy?
The benefits of commercially produced aids can't be denied, but there are
homemade remedies that can keep your money in your pocket and you out of the
stores. One of these is that steady old friend, Epsom Salt.
Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate, a natural element commonly occurring in
soil. "Unfortunately, certain conditions deplete the soil and cause magnesium
deficiencies," Epsom Salt Industry Council President Mark Roberts reports.
"Symptoms include poor growth, and eventually, yellowing leaves and vines.
Epsom Salt can enhance color, and improve root systems and stem strength."
To prevent deficiencies, add 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to each gallon of
water whenever watering. Once a month, water with a solution of one teaspoon
of Saltpeter (available from a pharmacy), one teaspoon of Epsom Salt, one
teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of ammonia, and one gallon warm water.
For roses, sprinkle one teaspoon per foot of plant height around the base
for better blossoms and deeper greening. Scratch in 1/2 cup around the base
to help produce new flowering canes and healthy new basal cane growth.
Let's move on to you. Some days you just don't seem up to the challenge.
Epsom Salt can help you feel better, too. Gardeners rarely escape a season
without needing minor first aid. A warm Epsom Salt compress can reduce the
swelling of minor scrapes or help bring splinters to the skin's surface. A
cold Epsom Salt compress can take the sting out of insect bites. Use two cups
of Epsom Salt per gallon of water for compresses. Soaking in a warm tub with
two cups of Epsom Salt will relax and sooth you.
Finally, take a moment to enjoy your garden. Change gears for a little
while. Shoot a roll of film-you might find your holiday card photo in the
batch. Indulge that special someone with a romantic dinner, lavishly
decorating with inexpensive candles and flowers from your garden. Check out
the new bulbs now on sale for fall. Think positive. You won't be hot and
tired forever.
For more about Epsom Salt, visit http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org.


SOURCE Epsom Salt Council

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/CONTACT: Kathleen Mathieu of the The Red Wagon Group, 201-939-1844, or

e-mail, kmathieu@trwg.com/

Web Site: /http://www.trwg.com

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ProCyte Expands Skin & Hair Distribution With Biopharm Group International

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:17 by BeautyCare.com
ProCyte Expands Skin & Hair Distribution With Biopharm Group International;

Thinning Hair Products Promising for Middle East Markets

REDMOND, Wash., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ProCyte Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board: PRCY), a leading skin health, hair care and wound care
company, today announced a signed distribution agreement with BioPharm Group
International, a leading Egyptian biotech company for 10 countries in the
Middle East, including Saudi Arabia. The agreement allows ProCyte products
containing its patented copper peptide technology for skin care and hair care
to be available in the Middle Eastern dermatology and plastic surgery markets.
Initial product launches are expected in late 2000 or early 2001 in Saudi
Arabia and Egypt with Tricomin(R) advanced hair care and Complex Cu3(TM)
intensive repair products.
Tricomin(R) line of hair care products contain the patented Triamino
Copper Nutritional Complex(TM) designed specifically for the maintenance of
thinning hair in men and women. The Tricomin(R) Solution Follicle Therapy
Spray, along with the Tricomin(R) Shampoo and Tricomin(R) Conditioner, deliver
copper with amino acids for nourishing and stimulating the hair and scalp for
improved health, strength, and appearance.
The Complex Cu3(TM) System consists of the Complex Cu3(TM) Intensive
Repair Creme that has been used to treat patients following chemical peels,
dermabrasion and laser treatment. Inclusive with the line is also the Complex
Cu3(TM) Hydrating Gel and Complex Cu3(TM) Gentle Cleanser that provide a
comprehensive approach to post-procedure care.
"We are continuing to expand our product sales into the international
markets," said Jack Clifford, ProCyte Chairman and CEO. "By selecting
dynamic, strategic partners who are well positioned in their own sector, we
are able to cost effectively penetrate new markets. We are looking forward to
our new alliance."

About ProCyte:
ProCyte Corporation is a healthcare products company that develops and
markets products for skin health, hair care and wound care. ProCyte's
products include a comprehensive therapeutic skin care line including products
for post-laser treatment and anti-aging applications, as well as products for
thinning hair. Products incorporate ProCyte's patented, clinically proven
copper peptide technology, which are marketed both directly and through
distribution partners.

This report may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected. This report should be read in conjunction
with the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and it's quarterly reports on
Form 10-Q. The Company's results may vary significantly from quarter to
quarter and will depend, among other factors, on product launches and market
acceptance, manufacturing contracts, and distribution agreements.

For more information, contact: Jack Clifford, Chairman/CEO of ProCyte
Corporation, 425-869-1239; or Michael S. Manahan, Principal of Magnum
Financial Group, LLC, 213-488-0443, for ProCyte Corporation.


SOURCE ProCyte Corporation

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/CONTACT: Jack Clifford, Chairman/CEO of ProCyte Corporation,

425-869-1239; or Michael S. Manahan, Principal of Magnum Financial Group, LLC,

213-488-0443, for ProCyte Corporation/

Web Site: /http://www.procyte.com/

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SOHU.com Launches Customer-focused E-tailing Platform

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:14 by BeautyCare.com
SOHU.com Launches Customer-focused E-tailing Platform

BEIJING, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese Internet portal
SOHU.com (Nasdaq: SOHU) is reaffirming its commitment to e-commerce
development by launching a new E-tailing platform through its E-tailing
Channel, shop.sohu.com.
SOHU's E-tailing Channel offers online consumers both convenience and
choice with over 50,000 "low touch" items located in 6 virtual malls. Within
seconds of entering shop.sohu.com, online customers can purchase a broad range
of products, including: computers, mobile phones, cosmetics, fashion, toys,
flowers, household appliances, books and sports equipment.
SOHU.com is facilitating the evolution of China's e-commerce marketing
model. In particular, the E-tailing Channel is not a distribution orientated
vertical site, but a "low touch" information portal that guides web users to
companies that provide the goods they need. Web users can finalize online
transactions directly with the E-tailing Channel's product partners.
SOHU's E-tailing Channel provides an effective marketing platform for
companies wanting to target new markets and build brand loyalty. Companies
can now rent high traffic space that will promote broader brand awareness and
help increase sales.
Shop.sohu.com is easily accessible through SOHU's homepage directory or by
search engine. Online purchases can be made using VISA, MasterCard, American
Express, Diners Club, as well as bank drafts issued by the Bank of China,
Construction Bank of China, Industry and Commerce Bank of China, China
Merchant Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

About SOHU.com:
SOHU.com is a leading Internet portal in China in terms of brand
recognition, page views and registered users. It offers navigation/search
capabilities, twelve main content channels, community services and a platform
for e-commerce activities. As of June 24, 2000, SOHU.com averaged in excess
of 16.3 million page views per day during June 2000. The company, established
by Dr. Charles Zhang, is in its fourth year of operation.


SOURCE SOHU.com

-0- 07/26/2000

/CONTACT: Caroline Straathof, Corporate Communications Manager of

SOHU.com, +86-10-6510-2160, ext. 340, or mobile, +86-139-1076-9271, or fax,

+86-10-6510-2572, or straathof@itc.com.cn /

Web Site: /http://www.sohu.com

http://shop.sohu.com/

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CIGNA HealthCare Joins With drugstore.com

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:08 by BeautyCare.com
CIGNA HealthCare Joins With drugstore.com

to Offer Online Pharmacy Products and Services

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA Corp.'s (NYSE: CI)
CIGNA HealthCare companies announced today a national alliance with
drugstore.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM) that will give all of CIGNA's customers,
including 24.7 million health care plan participants, access to a wide range
of online services as well as discounts and special promotions on health and
beauty aids. The service will be available by July 31.
"This new alliance represents another element in our strategy to use
e-commerce to deepen our relationships with consumers by expanding the
products and services that we offer through our Web site," said Willard S.
Bashan, senior vice president of CIGNA's E-Commerce Office.
Under terms of the five-year agreement, CIGNA customers will have direct
access to the drugstore.com Web site right from the home page of CIGNA's
http://www.cigna.com internet site or through CIGNA HealthCare's mail order pharmacy,
Tel-Drug, Inc. The drugstore.com(TM) web site is a leading online pharmacy
and drugstore.
As a further customer benefit, CIGNA HealthCare will enhance its own
online pharmacy capabilities with new features available August 10, 2000.
Tel-Drug mail-order pharmacy service has filled more than 3 million
prescriptions in the past 12 months, and its new online enhancements will
enable customers to place an order for a new prescription, track the status of
an existing order or get a record of their orders. Currently, CIGNA
HealthCare participants can order prescription refills online from
http://www.cigna.com or on the Tel-Drug site at http://www.teldrug.com.
"The Web continues to provide new and exciting opportunities for
consumers," said Eric Elliott, president of Tel-Drug and senior vice president
of CIGNA Pharmacy Management. "We chose drugstore.com because it is a leading
e-commerce Web site for health and beauty products with advanced, reliable and
personalized online services. Now we can offer the convenience of a complete
online pharmacy for all prescription drug needs through Tel-Drug, along with
easy access to discounted health and beauty products. Our alliance with
drugstore.com certainly is an added benefit for all of CIGNA's customers."
"By aligning with a top-tier health care company, we will have more
opportunities to deliver unique, customized services to consumers," said Peter
Neupert, president and CEO, drugstore.com, Inc. "Our broad array of products,
information and value-added services, in addition to our discount prices --
available any time of the day, any day of the week -- were key to securing
this agreement. We will work with CIGNA to develop new and innovative
services that help our joint customers get greater value and satisfaction from
their online drugstore experience."
Bellevue, Wash.-based drugstore.com, Inc. is a leading online drugstore
and information site offering A Very Healthy Way to Shop(TM) for health,
beauty, wellness, personal care and pharmacy products. The drugstore.com
on-line store provides a convenient, private and informative shopping
experience that encourages consumers to purchase products essential to
healthy, everyday living. drugstore.com offers thousands of brand-name
personal health care products at competitive process; a full-service, licensed
retail pharmacy; and a wealth of health-related information, buying guides and
other tools designed to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
CIGNA HealthCare companies, based in Bloomfield, Conn., comprise one of
the nation's leading providers of health-benefit programs, with products
marketed in all 50 states and managed care networks serving 45 states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These companies currently provide
medical coverage through managed care and indemnity programs to more than
14 million people and mental health coverage to more than 24.7 million.

CIGNA refers to the operating subsidiaries of CIGNA Corporation.


SOURCE CIGNA HealthCare

-0- 07/25/2000

/Contact: Howard Drescher of CIGNA HealthCare, 860-726-3578; or

Kelly McGinnis of drugstore.com, 425-372-3239/

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Two North Carolina Furniture Malls Introduce Newly Designed Web Sites

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 13:03 by BeautyCare.com
Two North Carolina Furniture Malls Introduce Newly Designed Web Sites

HICKORY, N.C. and HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Two North
Carolina furniture malls have introduced re-designed web sites aimed at
helping furniture shoppers make the most of their time and money as they plan
visits to the two home furnishing hubs.
The Atrium Furniture Mall of High Point (http://www.atriumfurniture.com ) and
Catawba Furniture Mall of Hickory (http://www.catawbafurniture.com ) have created
truly user-friendly sites with easy navigation, useful information, and
showroom features. The web sites highlight offerings at the malls, giving
viewers a close-up look at what is available at the brick-and-mortar sites
as well as maps, travel arrangement discounts and other details important to
those planning a visit.
Both sites seek to educate visitors on the furniture buying process and
offer tips on how to make it less stressful and more fun. The Atrium site
includes a "Hot Topics, Cool Ideas" section that includes decorating and
design tips, while the Catawba Furniture Mall web site showcases a "Home Idea
Center" complete with a calendar of seminars teaching hands-on decorating
techniques that anyone can do. Visitors to the Catawba Furniture Mall site
will also find its "Showrooms" sections helpful as they browse for everything
from linens to furniture.
Not only are the newly designed sites more user friendly in their content,
both are easy to navigate and load quickly, making them more conducive to
both leisurely browsing and serious study.
Site design and development for the Atrium was 1 Eye Studio of Montreal,
Canada. Paragon Design Group of Hudson, North Carolina handled site design
and development for the Catawba Furniture Mall.
Owned by Ikerd Enterprises of Hickory, NC, both malls specialize in
offering the entire realm of finer home furnishings in one easy-to-shop,
readily-accessible location. The Atrium Furniture Mall is located at 430
South Main St. in downtown High Point, NC. Mall hours are from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Catawba
Furniture Mall is located off I-40 Exit 123 on Hwy. 70, Hickory, NC and is
open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday. The malls can be visited online at http://www.atriumfurniture.com and
http://www.catawbafurniture.com .


SOURCE Ikerd Enterprises

-0- 07/24/2000

/CONTACT: Shannon Carswell of Paragon Design Group, 828-396-8350, for

Ikerd Enterprises/

Web Site: /http://www.atriumfurniture.com /

Web Site: /http://www.catawbafurniture.com /



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Steven Madden Ltd. Plans New Retail Store Openings in Texas and Colorado

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:55 by BeautyCare.com
Steven Madden Ltd. Plans New Retail Store Openings in Texas and Colorado

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven Madden Ltd.
(Nasdaq: SHOO), a leading designer, wholesaler and marketer of fashion
footwear for women and children, announced it plans to open two retail stores,
one in Texas and one in Colorado. The new stores in San Antonio, TX and
Broomfield, CO represent the openings of the Company's sixty-fourth and
sixty-fifth retail stores nationwide.
The San Antonio store will be located at the North Star, the leading
fashion destination in southwest Texas. Anchored by five department stores,
North Star is a highly trafficked center drawing close to 50% of sales from
tourists visiting this major gateway city between the United States and
Mexico. Built in the Company's latest hybrid design, this 1,750 square foot
retail location will feature the complete Steve Madden shoe line and a wide
selection of licensed products. The store is scheduled to open by the end of
August and the standard promotional activities are planned.
The sixty-fifth store will open in FlatIron Crossing, a new regional
shopping destination only 15 miles north of Denver. With 170 specialty
retailers and four department stores anchors, the center will offer attractive
co-tenacy to this Steve Madden location. Modeled in the latest store design,
the store will showcase the full shoe line and some accessories. The store's
opening will coincide with shopping center's grand opening scheduled for
August 11th.
"The North Star store marks the Company's second store in Texas, a market
which we have begun to penetrate. We anticipate excellent sales volume from
this location, one of the premier shopping centers in the Southwest," stated
Mark Jankowski, President of Steven Madden Retail Inc. "The FlatIron Crossing
store marks our third retail location in greater Denver area. The two stores
in operation have been well received by the Denver market."
"We are continuing to selectively open stores in high profile shopping
destinations supported by strong demographics. We are filling in markets
where we currently have a limited number of strong performing stores," stated
Rhonda J. Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Steven Madden Ltd. designs and markets fashion-forward footwear for women.
The shoes are sold through Steve Madden Retail Stores, a David Aaron Retail
Store, Department Stores, Apparel and Footwear Specialty Stores, and on-line
@ http://www.stevemadden.com and @ http://www.stevies.com. The Company has
several licenses for the Steve Madden and Stevies brands including leather
sportswear, outerwear, eyewear, hosiery, hair accessories, jewelry, handbags,
belts, sunglasses, and cold weather items, and is the licensee for l.e.i.
Footwear and Jordache Footwear.
Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or
current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements involve known unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown
factors that could cause the actual of the Company to be materially different
from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. In addition statements which explicitly
describe such risks and uncertainties readers are urged to consider statements
labeled with the terms "believes", "belief", "expects", "intends",
"anticipates" or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward
looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks
and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's
reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.


SOURCE Steve Madden Ltd.

-0- 07/20/2000

/CONTACT: Rhonda J. Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer, or

Arvind Dharia, Chief Financial Officer, both of Steven Madden, Ltd.,

718-446-1800; or Investor Relations - David Walke, Betsy Brod or Stephanie

Carrington, or Press - Stacy Roth or Kimberly Mark, all of Morgen-Walke

Associates, 212-850-5600, for Steven Madden, Ltd.; or Public Relations -

Kimberlee Auletta of R.C. Auletta & Co., 212-355-0400, for Steven Madden,

Ltd./

Web Site: /http://www.stevies.com

http://www.stevemadden.com/

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Online Drugstores Are Hurt By Not Having a Doctor In

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:39 by BeautyCare.com
Online Drugstores Are Hurt By Not Having a Doctor In;

Greenfield Online's Digital Consumer(TM) Study Reveals Consumer Concerns

WILTON, Conn., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Not being able to talk to a
pharmacist or doctor is an obstacle to visiting an online drugstore/pharmacy
for 30 percent of 2,500 respondents, according to Greenfield Online's new
Digital Drugstore survey. More than half (57 percent) would visit one of
these sites with their doctor's advice, but only one percent of have been
instructed by their doctor to do so.
Respondents say they would be extremely/very likely to buy from an online
drugstore/pharmacy if they could speak with a doctor (via email - 29 percent,
via phone - 34 percent) or a pharmacist (via email - 25 percent, via phone -
30 percent). The vast majority (75 percent) of respondents feel it is
very/extremely important to see the doctor's or pharmacist's credentials
before seeking their advice.
"Expert medical advice could result in a significant impact on sales for
online drugstores and pharmacies," said Rudy Nadilo, CEO, Greenfield Online.
Of the 40 percent who do visit online drugstores/pharmacies, the most
visited sites are:

Site % Visited
Drugstore.com 48%
Planetrx.com 34%
Mothernature.com 30%
CVS.com 22%
Healthshop.com 15%
More.com 15%
Eckerd.com 10%

Nearly 60 percent of those who have visited an online drugstore/pharmacy
have made a purchase. The most purchased items include:

Types of Products % Purchased
Over-the-Counter Drugs 63%
Personal Care 62%
Beauty 56%
Prescription Drugs 49%
Nutrition and Wellness 46%
Home and Family 31%

The most popular reasons for using an online drugstore/pharmacy are saves
time (50 percent), can find the lowest price (42 percent), enjoy the ability
to have items delivered (38 percent) and avoid the crowds (33 percent).
The study also found that the Internet is a key source for answering
medical questions, second in popularity only to the respondent's own doctor.
Internet sources far surpass brick-and-mortar drugstores/pharmacies, the
source least used by this group. The study also ranks online medical
websites.

About this Digital Consumer(TM) Study
This study is part of Greenfield Online's ongoing Digital Consumer(TM)
series that examines attitudes and usage of the online public and is for sale
from Greenfield Online. The Digital Drugstore study was conducted online
between April 28 and May 3, 2000, with a sample of 2,500 respondents. The
data has been weighted to represent the Internet population in terms of age,
gender and region. All survey findings report aggregate information about
groups, not individuals. To join the Greenfield Online participant community,
please visit http://www.greenfieldonline.com.

About Greenfield Online
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a totally Internet-enabled, full-service
marketing research provider. The company's core business is to conduct custom
consumer and business-to-business online studies that are faster, better and
richer than traditional marketing research. Incorporated in 1995,
Greenfield Online is headquartered in Wilton, Conn., with satellite offices in
San Francisco. For additional information about Greenfield Online and its
services, please call Mark Fusco at 203.846.5778 or visit the company's
website at http://www.greenfield.com.


CONTACT:

Jennifer O'Neill Mark Fusco

RUDER FINN Greenfield Online

Tel. 212.593.6385 Tel. 203.846.5778 or 203.858.1771

mfusco@greenfield.com



SOURCE Greenfield Online, Inc.

-0- 07/17/2000

/CONTACT: Jennifer O'Neill of RUDER FINN, 212-593-6385; or Mark Fusco of

Greenfield Online, 203-846-5778, or 203-858-1771, or mfusco@greenfield.com/

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Bikini.com, Pop-Hit Website Celebrating the Beach, Signs With Backflips Inc.

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:33 by BeautyCare.com
Bikini.com, Pop-Hit Website Celebrating the Beach, Signs With Backflips Inc.

To Create Bikini.com Branded Swimwear

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bikini.com, the pop-hit website
celebrating the beach lifestyle, has signed with Backflips Inc. to create a
line of Bikini.com branded swimwear for girls and juniors, as announced today
by Gail Sonnenschein, President and CEO, Bikini.com and Bruce Waldman,
President, Backflips, Inc.
Bikini.com has signed a licensing agreement with Backflips to produce,
manufacture and distribute a Bikini.com branded line of swimwear for girls
(sizes 4 - 6x, 7 - 16, and 8T - 16T), and juniors (1 - 13), scheduled to hit
stores for the Spring 2001 season.
"We are delighted to be working with Backflips. The company is
well-established and highly regarded in the swimwear industry," states
Sonnenschein. "With Backflips, we look forward to delivering a swimwear line
that extends Bikini.com's fun, colorful, surf-inspired brand into a profitable
swim line for girls and juniors."
Backflips will be focusing sales efforts for Bikini.com swimwear at
brick-and-mortar retail stores with specific focus on department and specialty
stores including upscale surfshops. Retail prices will range between $30-$50
for girls swimwear and $55-$75 for the junior line. Marketing efforts have
generated great interest; in fact, Bikini.com swimwear will be providing
swimsuits for the Miss Teen USA(R) Pageant's swimsuit competition to be
broadcast nationally on the CBS Television Network in August and has also been
featured on national television outlets such as "Access Hollywood," MTV, E!
Entertainment Television, Fox News Channel, among others.
The Bikini.com Swimwear line will incorporate design trends that include
bright Hawaiian florals and scenics, polka dots, surfer looks, tie-dyes, and
reversible suits.
"Bikini.com Swimwear has great profit potential for the retailer,"
explains Waldman. "The brand is hot, and certainly one that the kids, teens
and Gen Y already relate to. It's a natural progression to see this pop-hit
website extend into a swimwear line and Backflips is thrilled to have the
license."
Bikini.com will continue to provide its indepth editorial coverage of
dozens of top designer collections. The site is the ultimate resource for
swimwear information, and the company intends to add Bikini.com Swimwear into
Bikini.com's coverage of top designer brands.
Bikini.com has over a dozen licensees that include footwear (Eastman
Group), calendars (Date Works/American Greetings), beach bags
(Paradigm/Journey Unlimited), beach towels (Best Brands), posters (Starline
Posters), and magnets and key chains (Omnitech Designs), among others. These
merchandising arrangements secure Bikini.com's position as the forefront brand
leader that captures the beach lifestyle throughout the year.

Bikini.com, the world's biggest beach party, is the most comprehensive and
fun online entertainment, information and merchandising service targeted at
the millions of bikini and beach fans around the world. A growing
international pop culture hit getting up to 20,000,000 hits per week, it
offers the style of top fashion magazines, the healthy lifestyles of beach
sports and fitness, and the enthusiasm of young men and women alike. The
entire project has a tongue-in-cheek, retro look reminiscent of the old
Frankie and Annette beach blanket bingo movies, and is light-hearted, bright
and full of All-American sex appeal. New York's Sunshine Media Corp., the
parent company of Bikini.com, has already signed several licensing and
merchandising deals for Bikini.com, making it one of the first Internet
companies to develop into a consumer entertainment brand name.

Backflips, Inc. has a vision for innovation. "We believe our partnership
with Bikini.com will reshape the retailer-manufacturer paradigm," explains
Waldman. "Bikini.com is not only a great brand, it is a direct link to
hundreds of thousands of purchasing consumers. Backflips, to Bikini.com, to
retailer, and back again, all with a click of a mouse; it's the ultimate
partnership."


SOURCE Bikini.com

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/CONTACT: Jennifer Perciballi of Bikini.com, 212-265-0300, ext. 117,

jennifer@bikini.com/

Web Site: /http://www.bikini.com/



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CosmeticMall.com Launches Ethnic Beauty Aisle

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:30 by BeautyCare.com
CosmeticMall.com Launches Ethnic Beauty Aisle

NEW YORK, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CosmeticMall.com has launched an Ethnic
beauty products aisle for African-American, Asian, and Hispanic women, men and
children which includes over 30 leading brands of makeup, cosmetics, hair and
skincare products.
These beauty care lines are specially formulated to address the needs of
the ethnic consumer, of which oily skin, scarring and skin irritations are the
most common problems, followed by oily, brittle, or sun damaged hair. Ethnic
women also need makeup that is specially blended to enhance their coloring,
and beauty products that compliment the texture of their skin. Other
specialty items include hair color, fade cream, relaxers, straighteners,
sheen, wave lotion, and pomade.
"We may not be the biggest beauty website, but since our launch in 1996 we
have always led the pack in innovations" explains Jay Katz, President. "We'll
continue to lead by going into niche markets like our new Ethnic aisle."

Product Spotlight
New to the website is an extensive line of multi-ethnic makeup and
skincare from internationally known, award winning color and image expert
Donna Fujii (who also authored the best-selling book, "Color With Style").
Donna's color system contains 25 distinct color palettes for women of all skin
tones. By going to CosmeticMall.com, customers can determine their skin type
-- or their very own palette of colors for wardrobe and makeup -- with the
help of her interactive online Self-Analysis System.
Other leading brands include: African Pride, Ambi, Black Opal, Blue
Duchess, Dark & Lovely, Dermablend, Fantasia, Isoplus, Luster's, Queen Helene,
Red Fox, Smooth & Shine, Symba, and TCB.

About CosmeticMall.com
The CosmeticMall.com personal care superstore features over 6,000 quality
products from 200 name brands, free gifts with purchase, contest prizes, 24/7
convenience, and personal tips from Professional Beauty Advisors.
CosmeticMall.com has been rated as a "Top 10 Sexiest E-Tailer in Cyberspace"
by eMarketer, May 2000.
For Convenience, Selection and Expert Advice all at the click of a mouse
visit http://www.CosmeticMall.com -- a beautiful site.

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CONTACT: Marva Kalish, PR Director for CosmeticMall.com, 800-709-5070,

email, marvak@pipeline.com



SOURCE CosmeticMall.com

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/CONTACT: Marva Kalish, PR Director for CosmeticMall.com, 800-709-5070,

email, marvak@pipeline.com/

Web Site: /http://www.digitalwork.com /

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Healthmall.com Named Among Fastest Growing Web Sites

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:28 by BeautyCare.com
Healthmall.com Named Among Fastest Growing Web Sites

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GoHealth.MD
(OTC Bulletin Board: GOMD) announced today that its health information site
http://www.healthmall.com was ranked number one in the category of alternative
medicine sites, according to pcdataonline, the independent web ranking
service. The site also was ranked number five among all health sites.
Healthmall.com was also listed among the top 15 fastest growing web properties
with over a 600% increase in traffic from the previous month.
The company's president Dr. Leonard Vernon stated that, "It continues to
be our goal to increase consumer awareness of alternative medicine and to
offer a web site that will give balanced scientifically supported information,
allowing the consumer to make informed decisions about their health." The
company's web site offers up to the minute health news as well as the latest
information on vitamins and nutrition. There is a prescription drug and herb
interaction section that allows the consumer to check if the medication they
are taking may interact with any of the herbs they may be taking, as well as a
body mass index calculator (BMI) that allows individuals to check if they are
overweight according to the US government guidelines. The company also offers
a Health Assessment that can predict how long you will live. Directories are
available on the site to search for chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, as
well as massage therapist and medical specialists, all the service on the site
are available free of charge.
The web site also offers a contest for consumers to win free vitamin
supplements in conjunction with http://www.pharmor.com , a leading prescription drug,
beauty and health care retailer. Phar-Mor recently entered into an exclusive
health, beauty and wellness strategic alliance with http://www.more.com , the number
three online pharmacy retailer according to http://www.pcdataonline .


CONTACT: Steven Goldberg, CIO of GoHealth.MD-Healthmall.com,

609-280-1070, fax, 609-747-8963, or e-mail, steve@healthmall.com



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SOURCE GoHealth.MD

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/CONTACT: Steven Goldberg, CIO of GoHealth.MD-Healthmall.com,

609-280-1070, fax, 609-747-8963, or e-mail, steve@healthmall.com/

Web Site: /http://www.digitalwork.com /

Web Site: /http://www.pharmor.com /

Web Site: /http://www.more.com /

Web Site: /http://www.pcdataonline /

Web Site: /http://www.healthmall.com /

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Behindthechair.com Forms Alliance With World's Largest Publisher of Beauty Education

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:21 by BeautyCare.com
Behindthechair.com Forms Alliance With World's Largest Publisher of Beauty Education

Milady Partnership Connects Salon/Spa Professionals To
Global Community of Beauty Education and Communication

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Behindthechair.com, the Internet's first
portal designed exclusively for licensed beauty professionals, has announced
the next level in education and communication for hair, nail, skin, salon and
spa professionals. Milady, recognized as the world's largest publisher of
beauty education, and behindthechair.com have announced an exclusive
partnership which provides behindthechair.com's literature in Milady textbooks
and provides step-by-step education and video from Milady's legendary video
and print library inside behindthechair.com.
"Every student in beauty school for the next two years using the Milady
Standard Systems Book -- more than 200,000 -- will be introduced to
behindthechair.com by way of inserted behindthechair.com postcards in every
book as just one part of our exclusive agreement," said Mary Rector-Gable,
Founder, behindthechair.com. "Hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians,
massage therapists and salon/spa managers may access training, tools,
products, inspiration and other professionals and students in the first
on-line forum of its kind."
Milady is recognized as the world's largest publisher of beauty education.
For more than 60 years, Milady has provided millions of students and working
professionals with the tools to build their craft, whether it be cosmetology,
barber-styling, esthetics, nail technology or massage. Milady and
behindthechair.com have worked together to integrate Milady's education
resources with behindthechair.com's on-line community and technological
advantage.
"Milady is the first trusted name when a new student enters the
cosmetology world. And, since 60 percent of teenagers are on the web at least
10 hours per week, behindthechair.com wants to be there with them, educating
them and providing them interaction with other students and mentors as they
make their way through their career of beauty," said Gable. "Every day,
thousands of beauty professionals consult our site for news, chatrooms,
product information and interaction with fellow professionals. Now,
behindthechair.com members may link directly into the new Milady Room 24-hours
a day, seven days a week to brush up on basic skills or learn new advanced
techniques."
A sampling of more than 50 Milady hairdressing print guides, hundreds of
photos and hours of their video series will now be available at
behindthechair.com in the education section and the soon-to-be-announced Video
Library with on-demand streaming. Some titles include:

-- Heavy Layers on Pressed Hair
-- Variation: Razor Cut
-- Bricklay Roll and Spiral Technique Variation
-- Permanent Haircolor, Phase 1
-- Layered Graduation w/Clipper
-- and hours of video tapes featuring premier industry artists

"Behindthechair.com is the perfect partner for Milady," said Susan
Simpfenderfer, President, Milady. "Our mission is to bring education and
Internet technology together. Behindthechair.com is the ideal link where
beauty professionals at all levels connect to the Internet and receive
continuing education."
In support of this partnership, Milady will include behindthechair.com in
their textbooks, catalogues and communications for the next two years.
According to Rector, behindthechair.com is providing this resource free of
charge to working beauty professionals. "Education is our driving theme, and
we want professionals to know that we are the leading link to the very best
education in the business!"

behindthechair.com, the professional beauty industry's first Internet
portal designed exclusively for licensed beauty professionals, has achieved a
landmark in industry communications. Since its inception in March, more than
175,000 visitors have logged onto behindthechair.com.
Professionals are encouraged to visit the site by logging onto
http://www.behindthechair.com and typing in the password
checkitout@behindthechair.com in the top line of the home page.
Call 800-760-3010 for more information.

For further information, please contact: Mark Sejvar or Cynthia Warden of
HypeHouse, Inc., 323-663-4700, hypehouse@aol.com, for behindthechair.com.


SOURCE behindthechair.com

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/CONTACT: Mark Sejvar or Cynthia Warden of HypeHouse, Inc., 323-663-4700,

hypehouse@aol.com, for behindthechair.com/

Web Site: /http://www.behindthechair.com/



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Babygear Completes Purchase of Key iBaby Commerce Assets

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:19 by BeautyCare.com
Babygear Completes Purchase of Key iBaby Commerce Assets

iVillage to Take Equity Stake in Babygear.com

NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Babygear.com, the Internet's largest Baby
superstore and leader in the baby and children's merchandise space, today
announced the completion of the purchase of key commerce assets rival baby
merchandise site iBaby from iVillage.com (Nasdaq: IVIL).
"This marks a great day for Babygear.com, as we continue to strengthen our
hold on the leadership position in the baby and children's merchandise space,"
said Babygear.com CEO Preston Bealle.
"The adoption of iBaby into the Babygear.com family sends a clear message
to mothers and parents that there really is only one place to go for the
greatest prices and widest selection of baby and children's merchandise on the
Internet today, and that place is Babygear.com," added Bealle. With the solid
backing of such high-profile names as Gruner + Jahr and Vantage Point Venture
Partners, our course is well-established to dominate this space."
While full details of the arrangement were not disclosed, iVillage will
take an equity stake in Babygear.com, and the iBaby assets will be gradually
folded into the Babygear.com site.
In addition, iVillage will also enter into a five year sponsorship
agreement with Babygear.com, whereby Babygear.com will be prominently and
exclusively featured on iVillage properties, including the online home page,
parenting and shopping channels, as well as the Lamaze print publications and
on the Newborn Channel, a cable television channel fed directly into hospital
maternity wards.
"Babygear.com continues to be a leader in the online baby superstores
industry, and through this agreement iVillage will remain active on an
e-commerce platform rather than carry the fulfillment side of the equation
ourselves," said Candice Carpenter, CEO of iVillage. "This allows us to
continue our focus on our core media competencies."
"The primary key to this partnership, apart from placing Babygear.com even
further in front as a category owner, is that it allows both companies to
focus on what they do best, while still maintaining and strengthening their
unique core brands," Bealle added.

About Babygear.com
Babygear.com is leading online baby superstores with one of the largest
selections in the world from over 250 brands. The company was founded by
experienced retailers in the juvenile products industry and career marketing
experts, and has been in operation for two years. The company is funded by
Vantage Point Venture Partners, a leading Silicon Valley firm with over
$2.5 billion under management, and by Gruner + Jahr USA, a division of
Bertelsmann AG and a leading publisher in the world of parenting and baby
magazines.

About iVillage.com: The Women's Network
iVillage.com: The Women's Network (http://www.ivillage.com and AOL
keyword: ivillage) is the leading women's network online providing practical
solutions and everyday support for women between the ages of 25 and 54.
iVillage.com is organized into branded communities across 16 content channels
that focus on issues of most importance to women and provide interactive
services, peer support and online access to experts and tailored shopping
opportunities. Content channels include allHealth, Astrology, Beauty, Click!:
Where Computers Make Sense, Diet & Fitness, Food, Garden, MoneyLife,
ParentsPlace, Parent Soup, Pets, Readers & Writers, Relationships, Travel,
Work from Home and Working Diva. Established in 1995 and headquartered in
New York City, iVillage Inc. is a new media company, recognized as an industry
leader in developing innovative sponsorship and commerce relationships that
match the desire of marketers to reach women with the needs of iVillage.com
members for relevant information and services.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995.


SOURCE Babygear.com

-0- 07/06/2000

/CONTACT: Dara Epstein of Babygear.com, 212-736-2600, ext. 110, or

Dara@Babygear.com/

Web Site: /http://www.babygear.com

http://www.ivillage.com/

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Pain-Free Infant Jaundice Monitor Adopted by Major Healthcare Purchasing Group

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:18 by BeautyCare.com
Pain-Free Infant Jaundice Monitor Adopted by Major Healthcare Purchasing Group

NEW YORK, July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromatics Color Sciences International
(Nasdaq: CCSI) announced today that MAGNET -Mid Atlantic Group Network of
Shared Services, Inc. -- has added the ColorMate(R) TLc-BiliTest(R)
noninvasive, pain-free infant jaundice monitoring system to its contract
portfolio of infant care products. This follows an agreement reached by
MAGNET with CCSI's U.S. distributor, Datex-Ohmeda Inc. and its Ohmeda Medical
Division.
MAGNET, one of the nation's oldest, largest and most experienced
shared-services organizations, provides capital equipment purchasing services
to its 12,000 participating healthcare facilities. Those facilities include
hospitals, alternative care facilities, and physician practices and clinics.
MAGNET's member organizations play an active role in the evaluation and
selection of vendor partners, as part of a process to ensure the highest-
quality products for their patients' benefit.
Mr. Steven R. Duke, Vice President said, "The TLc-BiliTest(R) makes a
great addition to the array of neonatal care products we provide to our
members. The opportunity to help them reduce the incidence of pain while
managing infant jaundice was very appealing. We are very pleased that we
could reach this agreement."
CCSI Chief Executive Officer Darby Macfarlane said, "This is great news
for us. We and our distributor continue to make strong progress toward making
the ColorMate TLc-BiliTest(R) used in noninvasive, pain-free monitoring of
infant jaundice all across the nation."
MAGNET is the second major healthcare purchasing group in the past two
months to add the ColorMate TlcBiliTest(R) System to its portfolio of products
made available to its members. In May, Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., a
strategic alliance representing approximately 1700 leading U.S. hospitals and
healthcare facilities did so.
Chromatics Color Sciences International is in the business of color
science and has developed technologies and intellectual properties in this
field. The Company has received clearance from the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for the commercial use of its medical device for the
noninvasive monitoring of hyperbilirubenimia in newborns (infant jaundice) by
healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics, pediatrician offices and the
home environment. The Company believes its technologies and intellectual
properties may also have medical applications in the detection and monitoring
of other chromogenic diseases and conditions which the Company defines as
those diagnosed or monitored by the coloration of the human skin, tissue or
fluid being affected. Medical applications, in addition to the noninvasive
monitoring of infant jaundice, will require additional clinical trials and FDA
clearances for commercial use.
The Company's technologies and intellectual properties have other
applications including the scientific color measurement and classification of
human skin and certain color-sensitive consumer products, and in determining
the color compatibility of such skin and product color classification for use
in a variety of industries including the cosmetics, beauty-aid, fashion and
dental industries.
Certain of the matters discussed in this announcement contain
forward-looking statements that involve material risks to and uncertainties in
the Company's business that may cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated by the statements made herein. Such risks and uncertainties
include, among other things, the availability of any needed financing, the
Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various
applications for its technologies, the Company's ability to enter into
agreements with additional marketing and distribution partners, the impact of
competition, the obtaining and maintaining of any necessary regulatory
clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology, management
of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to
time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including those set forth in its annual report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 1999 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
March 31, 2000.


SOURCE Chromatics Color Sciences International, Inc.

-0- 07/05/2000

/CONTACT: Darby Macfarlane, Chief Executive Officer of Chromatics Color

Sciences International, Inc., 212-717-6544; or Rick Matthews of Rubenstein

Associates, Inc. Public Relations, 212-843-8007, for Chromatics Color Sciences

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YouthNetworks.com Premier Webcast Successful

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:15 by BeautyCare.com
YouthNetworks.com Premier Webcast Successful

MADISON, Wis., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- YouthNetworks.com's first webcast
event debuted with viewer demand exceeding available bandwidth capacity for
the live webcasts on June 24-25th. YouthNetworks.com featured a live webcast
interview with Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys and interviews with speakers
on-site at the National Youth Summit in Orlando. Due to overwhelming
response, the Howie D. interview and a youth interview from the Youth Summit
have been posted in the Special Features Archives of the site.
Given the increasing demand for live web events,
ATI Networks Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATIW), the parent company of
YouthNetworks.com, is discussing future live webcast events with concert
promoters and sponsors. The web site strives to provide an ideal venue for
presenting wholesome and entertaining content to teens. The website utilizes
the latest Microsoft (MSFT) streaming video technology for its streaming
webcasts.
YouthNetworks.com provides a common meeting ground for the approximately
25 million high students around the country. The website will enable teens to
create and upload their own digital content and share news and information.
YouthNetworks.com also provides channels featuring movie and music reviews,
games, college information, homework help, health, beauty, and other things of
common interest to teens.
ATI Networks (ATIW) is building a global e-business by using its state of
the art, online technologies to create engaging Web sites. The company creates
common-interest website communities that enable people to download and stream
digital audio and video media, and carry on B2B and e-commerce.
For more information, you may view the developing site by visiting
http://www.youthnetworks.com
Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release may include numerous
forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business and future
prospects and other statements that do not concern matters of historical fact.
The Federal Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provide a limited "safe
harbor" for certain forward-looking statements that are subject to risk and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of competition, new
and untested products, uncertainty of revenues and earnings. Forward-looking
statements in this press release are based on the Company's current
expectations. The Company's actual results may differ materially from current
expectations. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update
publicly these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or for any other reason.


SOURCE ATI Networks

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/CONTACT: Mark Wolkos for YouthNetworks.com, 480-348-9282,

markwolk@primenet.com /

Web Site: /http://www.atinetworks.com /

Web Site: /http://www.youthnetworks.com /

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Studio Salons Opens Third Chicago-area Salon-Suite Offering Beauty Professionals a Low-Cost Way to Open Their Own Salons

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:10 by BeautyCare.com
Studio Salons Opens Third Chicago-area Salon-Suite Offering Beauty Professionals a Low-Cost Way to Open Their Own Salons

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Salons, a unique
collection of "mini-salons" housed within the same salon, opened in its third
location this month in the Schaumburg Marketplace Shopping Center at 235 W.
Golf Road in Schaumburg. This salon-suite concept salon joins two others in
Chicago's Lincoln Park and in Arlington Heights.
Studio Salons is the latest concept in salons that enables hair stylists,
nail technicians and other beauty professionals to open their own small
salon-suites or "mini-salons" with little overhead. Studio Salons offers 37
small mini-salons at its new Schaumburg location. Each studio suite has its
own separate entrance, and comes equipped with a sink and all the equipment a
one- or two-person shop needs to operate a salon business.
"We take care of many of the headaches and expenses of opening and running
a salon, while the salon owners take care of designing their space and serving
their clients," said Laurie McKinzey, President of Salon Studios. "The
initial investment for hair stylists and beauty professionals can be as little
as hooking up the phone, though we encourage them to personalize their salons
with artwork, antiques and furnishings."
Studio Salons attracts successful hair stylists and beauty professionals
from the top Chicago-area salons who have a large, loyal following and are
ready to break out into their own salon with their own image, but also want a
low-overhead way to do it. Studio Salons also attracts current salon owners
who want to "downsize" to a smaller salon option. Studio Salons makes opening
a salon easy for these beauty entrepreneurs by drastically reducing the
investment, overhead and risk.
Studio Salons owner/tenants pay a flat weekly rental to Studio Salons,
rather than a revenue split at most salons, allowing a good stylist to
increase his or her income by 50% or more. Customers of the salons at Studio
Salons have much more luxury and privacy, since each customer is serviced in a
separate suite. This is particularly important to customers having hair
coloring or hair replacement performed.


CONTACT: Laurie McKinzey, President of Studio Salons, 847-612-8280, Fax,

617-738-1485, or lmckinzey@yahoo.com.



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SOURCE Studio Salons

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/Contact: Laurie McKinzey, President of Studio Salons, 847-612-8280, Fax,

617-738-1485, or lmckinzey@yahoo.com/

Web Site: /http://www.digitalwork.com /

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SideTalk Announces Strategic Partnerships

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:05 by BeautyCare.com
SideTalk Announces Strategic Partnerships

With Leading Teen-Focused and Travel Web Sites

MXG Media, CollegeMusic.com and BootsnAll.com Use SideTalk to Leverage Content
And Community on the Web to Retain Customers and Enhance Revenue Model

ATLANTA, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SideTalk(TM) (http://www.sidetalk.com), a
co-browsing service that enables Internet companies and consumers to improve
the online experience through Internet tours and group interaction, today
announced partnerships with MXG Media, CollegeMusic.com and BootsnAll.com.
As part of an enhanced focus on strategic business partnerships, the
company will provide a co-branded version of SideTalk to enable businesses to
retain and monetize their customers. Through this co-branded version, partner
companies can host interactive online Web tours for customers featuring their
own experts and content. The tours allow partners to sell, cross-sell, teach,
provide solutions, and learn with customers in a real-time interactive
setting. The co-branded SideTalk service also provides partner sites with a
related links capability, which provides a virtual roadmap for Web users as
they travel the Internet. Partners are able to customize the links and
advertising to direct customers back to their own site. SideTalk designed
these services for partner companies so that they could utilize their existing
content and transform it into community/customer and revenue generating
opportunities, ultimately improving the online experience.
"Partnerships with these three unique sites will validate SideTalk's
focused strategy to become an invaluable tool for Internet companies," said
Andrew Dietz, CEO of SideTalk.

MXG Media
MXG Media and SideTalk plan to co-host a variety of Internet tours focused
on young teenage girls' interests like shopping tours and chats with
celebrities or special guests as well as develop regular co-browsing tours
themed around MXG's content zones; music, entertainment, mind/body/soul and
fashion and beauty.
MXG Media offers a variety of integrated media services, including a
bi-monthly magazine, a community Web site, online video programming and a
television production division -- all of which are designed for girls and
young women 13-24. MXG Media hosts http://www.mxgonline.com, http://www.mxgtv.com and
http://www.mxgstore.com. SideTalk will appear on MXG Media's sites within the Cyber
Control Zone, which includes technology tips and content.
"MXG Media was really drawn to SideTalk because of SideTalk's ability to
improve the online experience by allowing the girls in our community to meet
and interact in a cool new way," said Jan Gilbreath, CEO of MXG Media. "At
MXG Media, we are dedicated to empowering young women through community and
shared experience, and SideTalk is a perfect vehicle for us to generate that
level of interactivity."

CollegeMusic.com
SideTalk will help CollegeMusic.com further promote its core audience and
community through weekly tours of CollegeMusic.com content. CollegeMusic.com
(http://www.CollegeMusic.com) offers a variety of services for the music enthusiast,
including recent and archived music streams, special events, news and reviews
on the most popular musical artists among the college crowd.

BootsnAll.com
SideTalk will help BootsnAll.com expand on its existing community of
Internet-savvy travelers who want a venue for sharing experiences with other
travelers via online tours. Initially, SideTalk will offer SideTalk users
one travel day per month sponsored by BootsnAll.com in which BootsnAll.com
will lead four tours on travel related topics.

Availability
SideTalk has just launched a Netscape version for 4.5 and higher.
SideTalk also works with Internet Explorer. Other versions currently are in
development.

About SideTalk
SideTalk is a co-browsing service that enables people to surf the Web
together through Internet tours and group interaction, improving the online
experience. SideTalk's technology platform enables Internet companies to
transform their own content and community into revenue generating
opportunities, leveraging their expertise to facilitate commerce. Founded in
1998 by former Intel executives and former MIT Media Lab employees and
headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., SideTalk is redefining the Internet experience
for anyone who has ever been frustrated by the Internet. For more information
visit SideTalk's Web site at http://www.sidetalk.com .


SOURCE SideTalk

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/CONTACT: Natalie Jones of Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide,

404-881-2364, or njones@alexanderogilvy.com/

Web Site: /http://www.sidetalk.com/



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SelfCare.com Expands Reach With New Healthy Lifestyle Show on ValueVision Television Network

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 12:02 by BeautyCare.com
SelfCare.com Expands Reach With New Healthy Lifestyle Show on ValueVision Television Network

Premiering Live July 12, 'The SelfCare Hour' to Be Series of Weekly,
One-Hour Programs Featuring Shopping, Education, Entertainment and Products
For Healthy Living

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SelfCare.com
(http://www.selfcare.com), the healthy living marketplace for women and their
families, and ValueVision International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVTV), a leading
national shopping network, today announced the launch of a new television show
designed to help women and their families lead healthier lives. "The SelfCare
Hour" will premiere on the ValueVision television shopping network on
Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 9:00 p.m. (EDT).
Co-produced by SelfCare.com and ValueVision, the weekly, one-hour show
will provide consumers with an additional outlet to access SelfCare's quality
health and wellness products and health-related advice and tools. Products
currently available on SelfCare's web site and catalog will be accessible on
television to the ValueVision network's approximately 34.2 million households.
Viewers will be able to immediately purchase SelfCare's condition-related
products by calling 800-788-2454 or by logging onto SelfCare's or
ValueVision's Web sites. The live series will also be simulcast on
ValueVision's Web site (http://www.vvtv.com).
"The SelfCare Hour" hosts, Jan Rygh, a licensed physical therapist, and
Lynne Schacher, one of ValueVision's top personalities, will discuss "hot"
health topics and give consumers hands-on demonstrations of how to use
SelfCare's products. Consumers can also expect frequent guest appearances from
leading beauty and health/fitness experts.
"Television is an all-encompassing medium that will play a significant
role in the continued success of our business model," said Jeffrey Rose,
SelfCare's chairman and CEO. "We want to leverage our new television show with
our 17-year history as a leading health catalog, our Web site, and our strong
on- and off-line partnerships. This multi-channel approach will provide
consumers with access to the health products and information they are looking
for through the medium of their choice."
Each episode will include a combination of shopping, education and
entertainment while touching on multiple related health topics.
"The SelfCare Hour" will educate consumers about popular health and wellness
topics, such as weight management, allergies, diabetes, heart disease, pain
management, and general self-care, among a list of other health conditions
that will be introduced on future shows.
"A key trend in today's health care marketplace is to combine information
with a variety of useful, tested products so consumers can make informed
purchase decisions," said Cary Deacon, president of marketing of ValueVision.
"We partnered with SelfCare because they have demonstrated the ability to
successfully integrate advice and tools with a wide array of health and
wellness products in a way that consumers can easily understand. We believe
this new show will set the standard for others to follow when providing
products and health-related education in a single programming package."
SelfCare will use its multiple marketing channels to build awareness about
the new show, including promotions in the SelfCare Catalog and on the
SelfCare.com home page. The company is also planning targeted direct mail and
e-mail campaigns as well as promotions on SelfCare's partner and affiliate
Web sites. In addition, ValueVision will promote the new show through on-air
promotions on its national shopping network and through its viewer guides and
listings.
* Note: Company logos, a screen capture of "The SelfCare Hour" and
promotional streaming media files are available at http://www.vvtv.com/selfcare.

About SelfCare.com
SelfCare.com is a premier health and wellness e-commerce site for women
and their families that provides an unparalleled assortment of traditional and
alternative products -- from allergy-free bedding and blood pressure monitors
to soy milk makers and yoga mats. Using a multi-channel approach including the
Internet, direct mail, and cable television programming, SelfCare.com
integrates rich, credible information from well-known health experts,
interactive tools and community support to enable informed purchasing
decisions. All purchases are backed by SelfCare's Guaranteed Forever' promise.
The company also provides 24/7 customer service support. SelfCare has a
24-year history in self-managed health and wellness and is privately held and
headquartered in Emeryville, Calif. SelfCare.com can be reached at
510-658-0970 or at http://www.selfcare.com.

About ValueVision International
ValueVision International, Inc. is a cable and satellite broadcasting
company that owns and operates a leading national home shopping network
ValueVision television. The Company is planning to relaunch its television
network later this year. ValueVision also provides corporate Internet services
for its strategic partners, such as webcasting, fulfillment, order processing,
and customer service. ValueVision offers live programming 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. As of April 30, 2000, approximately 34.2 million homes are able
to receive the Company's programming on either a full- or part-time basis.
Additionally, the programming appears live on the Company's Web site via
webcasting. ValueVision is approximately 36% owned by GE Equity and NBC. For
more information, please see the Company's Web site at http://www.vvtv.com.


SOURCE SelfCare.com

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/CONTACT: Hope Rush of SelfCare.com, 510-658-9320, or hrush@selfcare.com;

or Gary Quackenbush, or Gillian Brady, gbrady@finemanpr.com, both of Fineman

Associates PR, 415-777-6933, for SelfCare.com; or Anthony Giombetti of

ValueVision International, Inc., 612-918-5608, or agiombetti@vvtv.com; or Jack

Leone of Strick and Company, 310-788-2850, for ValueVision International,

Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.vvtv.com/

Web Site: /http://www.selfcare.com/

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Trisenx, the First Company to Deliver Fragrances And Flavors Via the Internet

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:59 by BeautyCare.com
Trisenx, the First Company to Deliver Fragrances And Flavors Via the Internet, Debut at HBA Show a Hit

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Trisenx, Inc. (http://www.Trisenx.com ) stunned
and amazed attendees at the HBA Global Expo where they debuted their
MultiSENX(TM), a computer peripheral that delivers fragrances directly from a
computer. "We are very excited about the tremendous response to our
technology," says Ellwood Ivey, inventor and CEO. "This positive response
validates the need for technology with the ability to impact consumers
instantly at the point of purchase whether it is in the store or on the
Internet," adds Jay Gartlan, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative
Services for Arcade Consumer Communications. Trisenx received its patents
earlier this year and has several patents pending. They have also filed
patents internationally.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000623/ATF008 )
Earlier this year, Trisenx announced their partnership with Arcade
Consumer Communications ("ACC"), a division of ARCADE Marketing, and a pioneer
in multi-sensory marketing and sampling systems, to represent them exclusively
in the cosmetics, fragrance and health and beauty industries as well as
creating cross-industry marketing programs utilizing Trisenx technology. "As
the growth in sampling venues other than magazines continues, this technology
will be an extremely valuable marketing tool to thrust the cosmetics industry
into the Internet age, says ARCADE's Gartlan.
Trisenx also launched a new website, http://www.Senxworld.com , a fragrance
enabled portal where consumers can instantly smell fragrances, download
software, play games, order products, etc. Consumers that register as members
of TAB (Trisenx Advisory Board) can receive a free SENX sampling device.

About Trisenx, Inc.
Trisenx, Inc. is a privately held, global communication company,
headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. The company was established in 1999 as a
result of the 1996 invention of technology to render smell and taste
simulations over the Internet. This technology was designed to enable all of
the senses to be a part of the Internet. Thus, providing a Sensory Enhanced
Net eXperience for numerous online applications including e-commerce,
education, communication, entertainment, etc.
Arcade Consumer Communications, headquartered in New York, is the software
and technology division of Arcade Marketing and a leading multi-sensory
marketing firm. Arcade markets various technology-based products including
VICS(TM), proprietary software for cosmetic applications, Supporting Cast(TM),
in-store shelf talkers and sampling dispensers and Whispers of Scent(TM),
scent generation devices and other technology.


SOURCE Trisenx, Inc.

-0- 06/23/2000

/CONTACT: Kathey Porter, Director of Marketing of Trisenx, Inc.,

912-231-8181/

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Web Site: /http://www.trisenx.com

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Healthmall.com Number One Alternative Medicine Web Site

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:52 by BeautyCare.com
Healthmall.com Number One Alternative Medicine Web Site

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- GoHealth.MD (GOMD-BB) announced
today that its health information site http://www.healthmall.com was ranked number
one in the category of alternative medicine sites, according to pcdataonline
-- an independent web ranking service. The site was also ranked number five
among all health sites and number nine among health and family sites.
The company's president Dr. Leonard Vernon stated, "It has been our goal
to increase consumer awareness of alternative medicine and to offer a web site
that will give balanced, scientifically supported information, allowing the
consumer to make informed decisions about their health." The company's web
site offers up-to-the-minute health news, as well as the latest information
on vitamins and nutrition.
There is a prescription drug and herb interaction section that allows
the consumer to check if the medication they are taking may interact with
any of the herbs they may be taking. The site also contains body mass
index calculator (BMI) that allows individuals to check if they are
overweight -- according to U.S. government guidelines -- and offers a Health
Assessment that can predict how long you will live. Directories are available
on the site to search for chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, as well as
massage therapists and medical specialists, and all services on the site are
available free of charge.
The web site also offers a contest for free vitamin supplements to
consumers in conjunction with http://www.pharmor.com -- a leading prescription drug,
beauty and health care retailer. PharMor recently entered into an
exclusive strategic alliance with http://www.more.com -- the number three online
pharmacy retailer according to http://www.pcdataonline .

Disclaimer:
Statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements.
The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements
concerning its expected future operations, performance and other
developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates
reflecting the company's best judgment based upon current information and
involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance
that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking
statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company,
including, but not limited to, government regulation, managing and
maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition
and other factors, which may be identified from time to time in the
company's public announcements.


CONTACT: Steven Goldberg, Chief Information Officer of GoHealth.MD,

609-280-1070, email, steve@healthmall.com , fax, 856-787-1752, or web,

http://www.healthmall.com .



This release was issued through DigitalWork.com - Your Business Workshop

More information on DigitalWork.com may be found at

http://www.digitalwork.com .



SOURCE GoHealth.MD

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/CONTACT: Steven Goldberg, Chief Information Officer of GoHealth.MD,

609-280-1070, email, steve@healthmall.com , or fax, 856-787-1752/

Web Site: /http://www.digitalwork.com /

Web Site: /http://www.healthmall.com /



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Healthnet International Inc. signs Life's Vigor Health and Beauty to

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:51 by BeautyCare.com
Healthnet International Inc. signs Life's Vigor Health and Beauty to
ehealthstores

Life's Vigor Health and Beauty, the newest licensee to eHealthstores, an
innovative Web site and e-commerce development service

NEW YORK, June 20 /PRNewswire/ - Healthnet International Inc. (OTC-BB:
HLNT) announced today that it has signed another licensee, Life's Vigor Health
and Beauty to eHealthstores, an innovative Web site development service that
enables health businesses to effectively reach consumers online. The company
recently launched eHealthstores in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
U.S.- based Life's Vigor currently services approximately 10,000
customers through http://www.lifesvigor.com. Troy Coppola of Life's Vigor Health and
Beauty states, ``By signing with eHealthstores, we have the added advantage of
warehouse to doorstep fulfillment and shipping, health news and information,
interactive health tools and technical support. Since we have not offered
these services to our customers in the past, I am confident that these
services will set a new standard for our business while better serving the
interests of our consumers.''
``This agreement with Life's Vigor Health and Beauty demonstrates how our
comprehensive services and business model is beneficial beyond traditional VMS
retailing segments, strengthening complementary health businesses strategic
plans and increasing sales in a cost-effective manner,'' said Grant R.
Johnson, Healthnet President and CEO. ``These businesses know the industry and
have the existing customer base. We have the technological infrastructure.
Advantages gained, such as volume buying power and network promotions, are
then passed on to our licensees and ultimately the consumer. This signing puts
us one step closer to our goal of developing an international network of
e-healthcare licensees.''
eHealthstores provides customized Web site set-up and maintenance at a
fraction of the time, effort and cost it would licensees to do it on their
own. Along with creating the Web site, eHealthstores hosts, maintains, and
upgrades the site. The entire process is integrated into a single product,
allowing licensees to focus on what they do best while enjoying the benefits
of an expanded customer base through the Internet.
Customized eHealthstores offer a long list of features, including:

- A customized Web site with unique Web address
- A secure online credit card processing system
- Warehouse-to-doorstep fulfillment and delivery service
- Health news and information sections, including HealthNotes Online
Technical support for licensees and their customers
- Multi-media illustrations and videos
- Tips and health tools such as calorie counters and body mass
indicators
- An interactive, real-time customer service system

Healthnet International Inc. is a multinational Internet development
provider positioned within two of the fastest growing global industries:
health and e-commerce. The company is combining the advantages of online
commerce and Web development with superior technical, creative, and marketing
skills to become the authoritative source for e-tail healthcare and turnkey
Web solutions. The Healthnet International group of companies includes nject
(http://www.nject.com), a creative think-tank specializing in creative Internet
design and production.

The statements contained herein, which are not historical fact, are
forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, certain delays in
testing and evaluation of products and other risks detailed from time to time
in Healthnet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Visit Healthnet's corporate Web site at http://www.hlnt.net
Visit the eHealthstores business site at http://www.ehealthstores.com


SOURCE Healthnet International Inc.

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/CONTACT: Media Contact: Liz Carrino, SCIENS Worldwide 212-771-5522;

Investor Contact: Joseph Harkins, Healthnet International, 604-669-3573

To request a free copy of this organization's annual report, please go to

http://www.newswire.ca and click on reports@cnw/

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HealthCentral.com Closes Its Acquisition of Vitamins.com

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:45 by BeautyCare.com
HealthCentral.com Closes Its Acquisition of Vitamins.com

Combined Company Is Streamlined to Focus on eCommerce

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ --
HealthCentral.com (Nasdaq: HCEN), a leading online provider of healthcare
e-commerce and content, closed its acquisition of Vitamins.com on
June 16, 2000, immediately following receipt of shareholder approval at its
annual shareholders meeting.
(Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991227/HCENLOGO )
Shareholders of Vitamins.com capital stock received approximately
22.7 million shares of HealthCentral.com. Total shares outstanding after the
merger are approximately 45.5 million.
"There is no additional cash burn in making this acquisition," commented
Albert L. Greene, HealthCentral.com's President and CEO. "In fact, joining
forces with Vitamins.com allows us to reorganize into a company that will be
able to increase sales while improving the efficiency of our operations and
giving us significant cost savings. We are combining staff and eliminating
duplication."
Robert Haft, President and CEO of Vitamins.com, will continue as head of
the new, wholly owned subsidiary. Vitamins.com, founded in 1997, sells
vitamins, minerals and supplements online, through catalogs and in ten retail
stores.
"HealthCentral.com and Vitamins.com are a natural fit for each other as
the companies share a focus on consumer health and wellness," said
Robert Haft, President and CEO of Vitamins.com. "The synergies the two
businesses have will strengthen sales and reduce expenses for both companies."
"We are creating an online Health Superstore," continued Greene.
"Together with Vitamins.com and the Dr. Dean Edell eyewear line, we will offer
more than 31,000 products, including prescription drugs, vitamins, minerals,
supplements, reading glasses, over the counter medications, toiletries, health
and beauty items and alternative wellness products.
"We offer far more selection than the traditional corner drug store.
Vitamins.com greatly expands our e-commerce with a new source of revenue from
products that fit very well into the HealthCentral family of health products
and information. Vitamins.com brings with it a strong affiliate program and a
reputation for excellent customer service," Greene concluded.
"We see no need for additional financing in the near future," said Fred
Toney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
HealthCentral.com. "Vitamins, minerals and supplements have good margins,
frequent repeat purchase, and are easy to ship. Our ability to bring in
customers through our multi-media exposure allows us to reduce spending on
advertising that did not prove to be as cost-effective in driving customers to
our e-commerce site."
"Our cash burn has been cut substantially and is declining. We had more
than $57 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first quarter,
March 31, 2000. We have taken a hard look at every area of our business to
insure we are getting cost-efficient results," Toney continued.
"Vitamins.com had pro forma sales of $31 million in 1999. Today
Vitamins.com has 300,000 registered, purchasing customers. Their recent
look-to-buy ratio of 8% is considered very high compared to industry
averages," Toney said.
"To help people make informed choices, HealthCentral provides healthcare
information through its award-winning drug information site, RxList.com and
the HealthCentral.com and Vitamins.com consumer health information sites.
When consumer or health professionals have questions or concerns about
prescription drugs or other healthcare products, they can find their answers
among the HealthCentral family of Web sites," Mr. Greene continued.
As a part of the acquisition Robert Haft, President of Vitamins.com, and
C. Sage Givens, Managing Partner of Acacia Venture Partners, an investor in
Vitamins.com, were appointed to HealthCentral.com's board of directors.
Annette Campbell-White and Robin Wolaner were re-elected and Louis M. Andersen
did not stand for re-election. There are now 10 members on the
HealthCentral.com board.

About HealthCentral.com
HealthCentral.com is a leading provider of online healthcare e-commerce
and content to consumers through the HealthCentral.com network, which includes
HealthCentral.com, HealthCentralRx.com, RxList.com, and HealthCentral.ca.
This network of information services provides consumers with highly
personalized interactive tools, including topical newsletters, personalized
health information pages and personalized health risk assessments.
HealthCentral.com's online drug store, HealthCentralRx.com, has over
23,000 SKUs of health-related products and has access to 85 PBM contracts.
Through HealthCentral Enterprise Web Services, HealthCentral.com also acts as
an applications service provider by designing, hosting and maintaining private
label Web sites for hospitals and other health organizations.
HealthCentral.com recently acquired Vitamins.com, a leading e-commerce
provider of vitamins, minerals and supplements.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information, the statements in this news release are
forward-looking statements, involving risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, the Company's limited operating history and need to generate revenues, the
substantial competition in the ehealth market, possible liability related to
content on or accessed through the Company's Web sites, the need to build a
brand name quickly, the effect of substantial and changing government
regulation, possible systems interruptions, a failure to integrate
acquisitions or manage growth, and a failure to attract and retain key
employees. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in
HealthCentral.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, filed on
March 10, 2000.


CONTACT: media, Fiona Hughes of Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, 925-

672-9547, or fax, 925-672-9388, or fiona@b2pr.com, for HealthCentral.com; or

investors, Robin Raborn, Director of Investor Relations, 510-250-3852, or

Robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, or C. Fred Toney, Executive VP and Chief

Financial Officer, 510-250-2603, or ftoney@healthcentral.com, both of

HealthCentral.com; or investors, Susan Noonan of Noonan/Russo Communications,

212-696-4455, ext. 203, or s.noonan@noonanrusso.com, for HealthCentral.com.



SOURCE HealthCentral.com

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/CONTACT: media, Fiona Hughes of Bairey & Bedford Public Relations,

925-672-9547, or fax, 925-672-9388, or fiona@b2pr.com, for HealthCentral.com;

or investors, Robin Raborn, Director of Investor Relations, 510-250-3852, or

Robin.raborn@healthcentral.com, or C. Fred Toney, Executive VP and Chief

Financial Officer, 510-250-2603, or ftoney@healthcentral.com, both of

HealthCentral.com; or investors, Susan Noonan of Noonan/Russo Communications,

212-696-4455, ext. 203, or s.noonan@noonanrusso.com, for HealthCentral.com/

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Web Site: /http://www.vitamins.com/

Web Site: /http://www.healthcentral.com/

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eLUXURY Arrives on The Internet

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:43 by BeautyCare.com
eLUXURY Arrives on The Internet:

The Authoritative Online Source for Luxury Goods and Services

-- Site Offers Unequaled Access to the Finest Brands, Services and Editorial
Content Featuring Today's Styles and Tomorrow's Trends --

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- eLUXURY, the authoritative site for
luxury goods and services on the Internet, made its debut today at
http://www.eluxury.com.
Featuring the world's finest, most prestigious and most exclusive brands,
products, and services, eLUXURY caters to every aspect of a luxury lifestyle.
The site's unique relationship with its more than 60 brands allows it to offer
both an unparalleled assortment of the best and most-desired products, and
unequaled access into the creativity of some of the world's best designers.
Editorial features chronicle the luxury lifestyle, with insiders' news on
fashion, travel, home and gourmet, executive style and spa and beauty.
Several features make eLUXURY a unique source for authentic luxury on the
Web:
-- eLUXURY offers the best aggregation on the Internet with more than
sixty luxury brands and products as of June 19, 2000, and this list will grow
in the future. No other site offers as many well-known, true luxury and
designer names, from Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and
Celine to Pratesi, Bvlgari, Baccarat, Wolford and Trussardi; many are
unavailable elsewhere on the Web. (A complete listing of brands follows this
release.)
-- eLUXURY's exclusive product assortment, selections and editorial
content offer a unique insider's edge to today's styles and tomorrow's trends.
eLUXURY's direct relationship with many of its brands and their designers
allows the site to offer unequaled access to the latest looks and hottest
trends.
-- eLUXURY's staff of experienced magazine writers and editors - many of
whom have worked with publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine,
and Forbes - highlight current trends and innovations in men's and women's
fashions, as well as features on spa and beauty, home and gourmet, travel and
executive style. These original pieces, which both inform and engage the
reader, are updated daily, weekly and monthly, so that readers find new
information with each site visit.
-- eLUXURY offers a unique assortment of luxury services around the world
through its City Guides. These consist of recommendations for restaurants,
spas, hotels and resorts commissioned from leading writers in their fields.
Because eLUXURY does not accept advertising or promotional fees, consumers can
be assured that each recommendation of these outstanding services is objective
and unbiased.

Alain Lorenzo, President and CEO of eLUXURY said, "This site redefines
luxury on the Internet. The combination of our unequaled selection of the
finest products, and our unrivaled access to the latest information on fashion
and upcoming trends truly makes eLUXURY the authoritative site chronicling the
luxury lifestyle. Every aspect of the eLUXURY site speaks to the careful
planning and commitment that has gone into its development. Each Designer
Shop, for example, reflects each brand's unique personality and heritage.
Over 5,000 photographs have been shot to date ensuring that each product
receives the individual attention it deserves.
"At the back-end, a dedicated 105,000-square-foot distribution center in
Memphis, Tennessee, handles eLUXURY's fulfillment requirements. All products
available on the site (except perishables) are stored in this state-of-the-art
facility to ensure four-day delivery. These and hundreds of other details and
special features work in concert to ensure that eLUXURY offers the right
environment for its participating brands, and meets and exceeds the
expectations of sophisticated consumers."
Bernard Arnault, Chairman of eLUXURY's major investor LVMH Moet Hennessey
Louis Vuitton, said, "eLUXURY is a superb example of the power harnessed by
the Internet. eLUXURY allows consumers access to goods and services that
have, until now, only been available in a limited number of cities and key
locations. We believe the site will hold great appeal both to those consumers
in major metropolitan areas looking for a convenient way to complement their
in-store shopping experience, as well as to consumers in other towns and
cities who desire the finest products and services, but have less frequent
access to major urban centers.
"We are very pleased to be partnering with so many fine brands, products
and services on the eLUXURY site, who have entrusted to us the careful
merchandising of their presence on the Web. We look forward to successful
relationships with these and other brands in the months and years to come."
Mr. Arnault concluded.
Francesco Trapani, Chief Executive Officer of Bvlgari, said, "We were
attracted to eLUXURY not only because it represents an interesting opportunity
to reach out to both new and existing clientele but because of the fact that
we can do so in a virtual environment that is in keeping with our image."
Massimo Ferragamo, President and Vice Chairman of Ferragamo USA, said,
"Salvatore Ferragamo is delighted to take part in the launch of eLUXURY. We
are excited about the opportunities available on-line, and eLUXURY begins a
new chapter in Internet luxury shopping. The availability of uncompromising
Ferragamo quality and style 24 hours per day is a convenience we are sure our
customers will enjoy. We look forward to meeting our eLUXURY consumers in the
days and months ahead."
eLUXURY's products, which include over 2,200 SKU's, range from fashion
accessories and ready-to-wear to household furnishings and gourmet delicacies.
Consumers can shop confidently at eLUXURY, knowing that the site is an
authorized dealer for each brand. eLUXURY also offers unparalleled customer
service, with highly trained representatives available to give personalized
attention by phone, fax or email, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In
addition, low-cost shipping and an extremely flexible return policy make the
eLUXURY shopping experience virtually risk-free. Other special features
include the automatic packing of each order in eLUXURY's own elegant gift
wrapping.

About eLUXURY
Based in San Francisco, eLUXURY is the authoritative address for luxury on
the Internet, offering a selection of the world's most renowned luxury
merchandise and services. eLUXURY is owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis
Vuitton SA - the world's leading luxury products group, Europatweb, the
Internet industrial arm of Group Arnault, which is privately-owned by LVMH's
Chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault, and by the Company's management, either
directly or through stock options. A virtual press kit is available at
http://www.eluxdev.com/press.


SOURCE eLuxury

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/CONTACT: National-Business-Internet press - Jessica Barist, Hope Sidman,

both of Kekst and Company, 212-521-4800; or Beauty-Fashion-Gourmet-Travel-Home

- Tenley Zinke of Paul Wilmot Communications, 212-206-7447 ext. 32, all for

eLuxury/

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Sephora.com to Become Featured Store on Yahoo! Shopping

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:40 by BeautyCare.com
Sephora.com to Become Featured Store on Yahoo! Shopping

Sephora.com's Popular Cyber Magazine, 'Beauty CyberSpace' to Supply Content on
Yahoo! Shopping

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sephora.com, an authoritative site
for beauty online, today announced an agreement with Yahoo! Inc.
(Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media
company serving 145 million unique users worldwide. Under the agreement,
Sephora.com will be a featured store on Yahoo!? Shopping
(http://shopping.yahoo.com) and will have fixed button placement in Yahoo!'s
Beauty, Health and Wellness, and Flowers, Gifts and Occasions categories.
Yahoo!'s millions of users and active online shoppers now have simplified
access to Sephora.com's wide variety of beauty products. Sephora.com will
also run banner advertisements on various Yahoo! properties.
Also under the agreement, Sephora.com's beauty magazine will provide
editorial content on Yahoo! Shopping. "Beauty CyberSpace" highlights the
season's best-selling cosmetics, fragrances, and well-being products, as well
as the latest beauty trends, looks and hot new products from Sephora.com's
veteran team of beauty editors.
"The agreement with Yahoo! allows us to extend our reach to an even larger
audience and to introduce Sephora.com and its unequaled selection of beauty
products to new and expanded demographics," said Jim Kenney, president and CEO
of Sephora.com. "We're thrilled to be working with one of the Internet's most
popular brands, with more than 125 million registered users."
"We are pleased to be working with Sephora.com," said Rob Solomon,
director of production, Yahoo! Shopping. "This agreement is yet another
example of our commitment to offering convenient, quality resources to our
millions of users."
In addition, Sephora.com will participate in Yahoo! Delivers, a targeted
permission-based e-mail program, and will run a sweepstakes promotion on the
Yahoo! front page (http://www.yahoo.com). Sephora.com will also feature
seasonally-based gift suggestions on Yahoo! Shopping.

About Sephora.com
Sephora.com, which can be viewed at http://www.sephora.com, is a
definitive address for beauty on the Internet, with one of the largest
selections of prestige beauty products; over 220 brands, 700 collections and
12,000 SKUs. Sephora.com is the only beauty site on the Internet that also has
physical store locations. Currently Sephora operates over 250 stores in France
and Europe, and is continuing its aggressive expansion plan in the U.S. with
56 stores opened in the last 20 months. Sephora recently entered the Asian
market, with three stores in Tokyo, one in Osaka, and several additional
locations planned. Sephora.com and Sephora USA LLC are units of the Selective
Distribution Group of Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the
world's leading luxury products group.

Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.


SOURCE Sephora.com

-0- 06/16/2000

/CONTACT: Jessica Barist or Jim Fingeroth of Kekst and Company,

212-521-4800, Jessica-barist@kekst.com, for Sephora.com/

Web Site: /http://www.sephora.com

http://shopping.yahoo.com/

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Physique Announces Licensing Agreements with American Design Group and Goody

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:39 by BeautyCare.com
Physique Announces Licensing Agreements with American Design Group and Goody

Deals Expand Physique Styling Regimens

CINCINNATI, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble has granted separate
licenses to American Design Group, Inc. (ADG) and Goody Products, Inc. to
manufacture and sell a new line of hair appliances, implements and accessories
designed exclusively under the Physique brand name in North America (US,
Canada and Puerto Rico). These new products will complement the full line of
Physique styling products to help consumers get and keep the style they always
wanted.
"These licensing agreements provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen
the Physique styling equity by providing all the tools to help consumers
achieve the style they want," according to Jane Wildman, Procter & Gamble
Global General Manager for Physique.
"Combining these new hair styling appliances and implements with the full
line of Physique styling products will provide consumers with a complete
system of products designed especially to help them achieve the volumized,
straight or curly look they want."
The initial Physique appliance and implement offerings will consist of
approximately 10-15 items, including specialty hair dryers, curling irons,
styling combs and brushes as well as clips and curlers. From product
development to packaging, the complete line was thoughtfully designed to allow
for optimal style-achievement benefits in keeping with the Physique equity.
Both the Physique appliances and implements will debut this summer at the
NACDS Marketplace 2000 convention in New Orleans, June 25-30. The new items
will ship to food, drug and mass retailers nationally early this fall, where
manufacturers have developed co-merchandising programs and will encourage co-
location shelving for all Physique items to improve the consumer shopping
experience.
"The Physique name, backed by a leading hair care company like P&G, brings
a new level of excitement to the hair appliance category," comments David
Ruben, president of ADG. "We've designed these appliances to enhance the
styling regimens Physique offers."
Goody President, Ben Johansen agrees. "Goody has over 90 years as the
leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, innovative hair accessories
and grooming implements. We're very excited about the opportunity to partner
with P&G on Physique to provide solutions in terms of products and education
that will improve the consumer's hair styling experience."

About Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion
consumers in over 140 countries, including Tide, Crest, Pampers, JIF, Swiffer,
and the beauty care brands Oil of Olay, Pantene and Physique.

About American Design Group, Inc.
American Design Group (ADG) of Sunrise, Florida is a leading manufacturer
and distributor of innovative hair care appliances, including product lines
for Sharper Image and QVC. The privately held company was founded in 1990,
and produces a broad range of hair care products that utilize its patented
technology and trademarks. ADG distributes its products worldwide and has
offices in the U.S. and the Pacific Rim.

About Goody, Products (a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc.)
Based in Freeport, Illinois, Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a multi-national
manufacturer and marketer of high-volume, long life cycle, branded, consumer
products sold to volume purchasers for everyday use in the home or office,
with 1999 sales of $6.4 billion. Newell Rubbermaid products are sold through
a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels in the following
business segments: Plastic Storage & Organization, including Rubbermaid(R) and
Curver(R) home products, Goody(R) hair accessories and Rubbermaid Commercial
Products(TM); Food Preparation, Cooking & Serving, including Mirro(R) and
Calphalon(R) cookware, and Anchor Hocking(R) and Pyrex(R) (Europe) glassware;
Infant/Juvenile Care & Play, including Little Tikes(R), Graco(R) and
Century(R); Home Decor, including Levolor(R), Kirsch(R), Gardinia(R) and
Newell Window Furnishings(TM) drapery hardware and window treatments and
Intercraft(R), Burnes(R), Panodia(R), Albadecor(R), and Holson(R) picture
frames and photo albums; Hardware & Tools, including Amerock(R), EZ Paintr(R),
BernzOmatic(R), Bulldog(R) and Lee Rowan(R); and Office Products, including
Sanford(R), Berol(R), Sharpie(R), Rotring(R) and Reynolds(R) markers and
writing instruments, Cosmolab(R) personal cosmetic coloring instruments and
Rolodex(R) and Eldon(R) office storage and organization products.


SOURCE Procter & Gamble

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/CONTACT: Terri Carrick of P&G Global Licensing, 513-945-6202; David

Ruben, President & CEO of American Design Group, Inc., 954-472-7500; Tracey

Long of P&G Physique, 513-945-9845; or Lee Levenson of Goody, Inc.,

770-486-2575/

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Sales of PUR Camping Water Purifiers Temporarily Suspended

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:38 by BeautyCare.com
Sales of PUR Camping Water Purifiers Temporarily Suspended

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Engineering, Inc., maker of
PUR camping purifiers, announced today it is advising consumers that there is
a potential problem with the carbon packs for its Stop Top carbon cartridge.
The Stop Top cartridge is an accessory that is sold with the Voyageur, Scout
and Explorer models, all designed for outdoor water purification. PUR brand
household water filter products (faucet mounted and pitcher systems) are not
affected in any way; they use completely different technology.
The camping purifiers feature hand-pumps and are sold in outdoor supply
stores. The Stop Top accessory serves as a water bottle adaptor plus reduces
the iodine taste that may result from the purification process.
This decision was made after Company-sponsored testing revealed variations
in the grade of carbon used in the Stop Top which could interfere with the
purifier's ability to fully eliminate viruses in outdoor (untreated) water.
These same tests showed the products remained effective against cysts and
bacteria.
This step is not the result of any reports of health or safety problems
caused by these products. Recovery Engineering is making a change to ensure
every outdoor filter lives up to its claims.
Specifically, the following steps are being taken:

* The Company has stopped shipments of these products until it replaces
the carbon packs.
* Retailers have been advised to stop selling existing supplies of the
outdoor purifiers until new carbon packs are available, which should be within
the next few weeks.
* A toll-free number consumers can call for a free replacement carbon
pack has been established: 800-319-7735. Consumers will also be able to get
a free replacement carbon in outdoor supply stores, where these specialized
filters are sold or by signing-up on-line at http://www.purwater.com/camping .

In the meantime, consumers who already own a PUR camping purifier can
still use them and get protection against viruses (as well as cysts and
bacteria) by taking off the Stop Top accessory prior to use.


SOURCE Recovery Engineering, Inc.

-0- 06/16/2000

/CONTACT: US: Terri L Carrick of Proctor & Gamble, 513-945-6202; or

Canada: Leslie Brams Baker of Recovery Engineering, Inc., 416-730-4651/

Web Site: /http://www.purwater.com/camping/



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Think Beauty Is Only Skin Deep: Drink Again

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:35 by BeautyCare.com
Think Beauty Is Only Skin Deep: Drink Again

Parmalat Launches Three New Milks Fortified for Beauty, Health And Taste

WALLINGTON, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Milk lovers, take note: the
most healthful drink in the dairy case just got even better. Thanks to
Parmalat USA, milk drinkers of all persuasions -- even those with lactose
intolerance -- can find a milk to satisfy their needs. This month Parmalat
USA, the New Jersey-based dairy company, is launching three new milks that
bring health and taste advantages to the dairy case: Milk-E, fortified with
vitamin E to help promote healthy skin; Lactose Free Plus, boasting great
taste and easy digestion; and Skim Plus, with 37% more protein and 34% more
calcium than whole milk, plus the taste of 2% milk-without the fat. What
better way to celebrate June National Dairy Month?

Beauty Inside and Out
Think beauty is only skin deep? Drink again. Parmalat's Milk-E is a
fat-free milk fortified with vitamin E and biotin (part of the vitamin B
group). An antioxidant, vitamin E can help slow or delay aging of the skin,
and biotin promotes efficient energy metabolism. The result? Milk-E could
become the most important step in your daily beauty routine.

Lactose-Free No Longer Means Taste-Free
With Lactose Free Plus, Parmalat aims to attract not only the 3-10% of the
population who are lactose intolerant, but also the many individuals whose
digestive systems need an extra boost. The milk is fortified with Inulin, a
natural source of dietary fiber derived from chicory root that can aid
digestion for the lactose tolerant and intolerant alike. In addition, the
days when "lactose-free" meant "taste-free" are over. Parmalat's Lactose Free
Plus milk has all the taste and texture of traditional milk.

A+ for Skim Plus
Speaking of taste, Parmalat's Skim Plus is full of it. Enriched with
vitamins A and D and offering 37% more protein and 34% more calcium than whole
milk, Skim Plus has the rich taste and creamy texture of 2% milk-without the
fat.

Parmalat Milk-E, Lactose Free Plus and Skim Plus can be found in many
local grocery stores in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
Parmalat USA, headquartered in Wallington, New Jersey, is an innovative
food and beverage leader. As the leading fresh milk producer in the Northeast
and parts of the Southeast, Parmalat also dominates the ultra-pasteurized milk
segment with more than 75 percent of the market under this brand name.
Parmalat offers the benefits of milk in a convenient, portable and delicious
way. Throughout the U.S. Parmalat products are sold under strong regional
brand names such as Farmland Dairies, Welsh Farms, Sunnydale, Clinton, Atlanta
Dairies and Kinnett. In 1999 Parmalat USA served up projected sales of
$650 million. Its parent company is Parmalat Finanziaria S.p.A., the
$6 billion global company founded in 1961 in Parma, Italy by creative
entrepreneur, Calisto Tanzi. For additional information call 888-PARMALAT
(888-727-6252) or visit http://www.parmalatusa.com.


SOURCE Parmalat USA

-0- 06/15/2000

/CONTACT: Diane Grant of Edelman Public Relations, 212-704-4513,

diane_grant@edelman.com for Parmalat USA/

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Some Father's Day Humor, With Love From ClubMom

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:33 by BeautyCare.com
Some Father's Day Humor, With Love From ClubMom

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- What follows is a list of funny
observations written especially for ClubMom, by Dad and Granddad Robert
Benton:

The nice thing about getting older -- that is, if there is anything nice
about it -- is that we gain perspective. Here are some of the areas in which
my parenting approach has changed as my children and I have aged.

The dropped pacifier:
First child
Pick up pacifier, heat water to boiling, drop it in for 30 seconds, remove
using tongs, wait until cool, return to child.

Second child
Pick up pacifier, wipe it on jeans or nearest sleeve, return to child.

Third child
Leave pacifier for child to find. Point in proper direction if child has
been good.

Relationship of child to family dog:
First child
Separate child and dog when in room together. Prevent child from touching
dog's toys and vice versa. Keep dog away from child during meals.

Second child
Make sure there are no loose pieces on dog's or child's toys so as not to
choke either. Watch from time to time to see that child doesn't bite dog
too severely. Make sure child gets first chance at dinner before it's up
for grabs between child and dog.

Third child
Hope that dog isn't fully traumatized.

Clothing and appearance:
First child
Shop for child, making sure that all clothes are gender-appropriate,
matching, and fit perfectly.

Second child
Use any leftover, inherited, or secondhand clothing available. Cut, tuck
in or stitch up any excess material to prevent tripping or catching on
objects. Put most severely stained garments at bottom of clothing pile.

Third child
Consider sending child off to rummage sales to select wardrobe for self.

Babysitting grandparents:
First child
Write, review and make extra copies of "Dos and Don'ts" list. Make sure
all possible contact phone numbers are on list, including cell phone for
while in car or on train. Provide names of doctors, dentists, poison
control center, and paramedics. Schedule calls to grandparents every hour
or two.

Second child
Drop off child, with change of clothes if available. Let grandparents
know where you're going.

Third child
Place child on grandparents' front porch, ring doorbell, and immediately
head for airport. Leave note with return date if so motivated.

School conferences:
First child
Attend with spouse, bring notebook. Take notes and ask for copies of
intellectual and psychological profiles. Specify extra testing to prove
child's overachiever status.

Second child
One parent attends. Spends time looking for refreshments and talking with
friends.

Third child
Drop by school if it's on the way to other errands. Send older sibling if
presence is necessary. Make sure child is still enrolled.

Extracurricular activities:
First child
Personally take child to enrollment and tryouts. One parent volunteers to
coach or manage; other parent prepares refreshments to bring to each
event. Take child to store for full set of new equipment.

Second child
Go to games or meets if convenient. Rotate with other parents to pay for
post-activity stop at fast food restaurant, but only if team wins.
Provide adequate equipment from used gear sale.

Third child
Arrange to drop off child at neighbor's whose child is also on team.
Check at season's end to see if child is still part of activities.
Provide equipment handed down from other siblings, regardless of condition
or fit.

Founded in July 1999 ClubMom, Inc. is the first free membership
organization created exclusively to celebrate and serve Moms, both online and
offline. Mom-driven and Mom-inspired, ClubMom will provide economic value to
members later this year, by offering cash back and significant savings on
products and services from ClubMom partners. An informative and engaging
website (http://www.clubmom.com) features personalized tools that help Moms
save time, get organized and communicate with each other as well as the
ability to make a difference on the issues that matter to them most.


SOURCE ClubMom, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Julie Kurtzman of ClubMom, Inc., 646-435-6534,

jkurtzman@clubmom.com; or Rachel Pine of Middleberg Euro rscg, 212-699-2654,

or rachelp@middleberg.com, for ClubMom, Inc./

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Today's Dad Asks for Directions

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:31 by BeautyCare.com
Today's Dad Asks for Directions

-New Nationwide Survey Finds Fathers Think Better Information
Will Make Them Better Dads-

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From soccer practice to tummy
aches, today's dads spend more time engaged in their children's lives than
they remember their fathers spending when they grew up, according to a new
drugstore.com(TM) (Nasdaq: DSCM) survey conducted by Harris Interactive.
When asked to compare their experience to their memories of their fathers,
the dads polled in the national study said they spend more time: helping with
homework (69 percent), playing with their kids (68 percent), taking kids to
extracurricular activities (66 percent), and making decisions about their
children's education (60 percent). More than half of dads surveyed
(57 percent) said they have more influence over health care decisions for
their children than their fathers did.
Today's dads also want more direction -- they are interested in finding
the most up-to-date information on their children's health and well-being. In
fact, 92 percent of dads surveyed said they felt knowing more up-to-date
information would make them better parents.
"Men are often given the subtle message that they are not quite as
competent as the women in their lives when caring for children," said
Dr. Loraine Stern, a nationally known pediatrician, professor and author, and
member of the drugstore.com advisory board.
And fathers tend to agree. More than half of dads polled (57 percent)
believe mothers have better intuition when it comes to caring for children.
"What the drugstore.com survey revealed was that fathers need a lot of
support -- starting with accurate information -- so they can feel confident
and competent taking care of their children. And dads are turning to a
variety of resources, like the Internet, to find help," said Stern.
More than half (56 percent) would be willing to seek a pharmacist's advice
online for children's health issues. An equal number of fathers (56 percent)
frequently turn to professionals for advice, such as physicians, pharmacists,
and nurses. More fathers seek advice from experts, Web sites, books, and
magazines than ask their partners, friends, or family for advice. Only
3 percent of dads said they get parenting advice from their fathers.
Dads seeking advice can find helpful tips and information from Dr. Stern,
developed just in time for Father's Day, online at drugstore.com .
The drugstore.com survey was conducted by Harris Interactive among
1,007 fathers with children under the age of 17 between May 18 and May 31. In
a survey of this size, there is a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.

About drugstore.com
drugstore.com(TM) is a leading online drugstore and information site
offering A Very Healthy Way to Shop(TM) for health, beauty, wellness, personal
care, and pharmacy products. drugstore.com provides a convenient, private,
and informative shopping experience that encourages consumers to purchase
products essential to healthy, everyday living. drugstore.com offers
thousands of brand-name personal health care products at competitive prices; a
full-service, licensed mail pharmacy; and a wealth of health-related
information, buying guides, and other tools designed to help consumers make
informed purchasing decisions. Consumers can personalize their shopping
experiences with shopping lists, e-mail reminders for replenishing regularly
used products, and private e-mail access to pharmacists and beauty experts for
questions.
The company recently acquired Beauty.com, a leading site offering prestige
cosmetic products and, in addition to Amazon.com, also has strategic
relationships with Rite Aid Corporation and General Nutrition Companies.

About Harris Interactive
Harris Interactive, a leading global market research firm, uses
Internet-based and traditional methodologies to provide its clients with
information about the views, experiences, behaviors and attitudes of people
worldwide.
Known for its Harris Poll, Harris Interactive has over 40 years experience
in providing its clients with market research and polling services including
custom, multi-client and service bureau research, as well as customer
relationship management services.
Through its US and Global Network offices, Harris Interactive conducts
research in more than 80 different countries, in more than 30 different
languages. Harris Interactive uses its proprietary technology to survey its
database of more than 6.5 million online panelists.
For more information about Harris Interactive, please visit our Web site
at http://www.harrisinteractive.com .


drugstore.com National Father Survey
At a Glance

Today's Dad Is More Involved With Kids
When asked to compare themselves to their fathers, dads say they spend
more time:

* Helping with homework (69%)
* Playing with/entertaining kids (68%)
* Taking kids to extracurricular activities (66%)
* Making decisions about kids' education (60%)

Dad Is Involved, But Mother Knows Best
* More than half (57%) say they have more influence over the health
care decisions that are made for their children than their
fathers did.
* But an equal number (57%) still believe mothers have better
intuition when it comes to caring for children.

Stopping To Ask For Directions
* Most fathers surveyed (92%) feel they need more up-to-date
information to make them better parents.
* More than half of fathers surveyed (56%) would be willing to seek
a pharmacist's advice online on children's health issues.
* An equal number of dads (56%) frequently turn to professionals
for advice (such as pharmacists, physicians, and nurses).
* Dad's top sources for information are: 1. Professionals:
physicians, pharmacists, etc. (56%); 2. Published resources:
books, magazines, newspapers (38%), Web sites (15%), TV (15%);
3. People: wife/partner/ex-wife (12%), their mother (10%),
friends (8%), their father (3%)

Wait Until Your Father Gets Home
* More than half of dads polled (54%) say they share responsibility
for disciplining their children with mom. About a third (32%)
say they have primary responsibility for discipline.
* In a shift of yesterday vs. today, today's dads are less likely
to say they spend more time disciplining their kids than their
own fathers did. About a third (37%) thought they spent more
time on discipline; almost two-thirds (63%) disagreed.


SOURCE drugstore.com

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/CONTACT: Kelly McGinnis of drugstore.com, 425-372-3239; or Shannon

Clouston of Fleishman-Hillard, 415-348-2619; or Nancy Wong of Harris

Interactive, 716-272-8479, ext. 7316, nancyw@harrisinteractive.com /

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Sephora, Federated and Macy's Settle Lawsuit

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:29 by BeautyCare.com
Sephora, Federated and Macy's Settle Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sephora USA LLC, Federated
Department Stores, Inc., and Macy's West, Inc. announced today that they have
settled the trade dress litigation initiated by Sephora. The litigation began
in August 1999 when Sephora sued Federated and Macy's West, alleging that
Macy's Souson stores and in-store Souson departments infringed Sephora's
distinctive trade dress. The case had been scheduled to go to trial in
September. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
Sephora, whose distinctive cosmetics and fragrance stores first opened in
Paris in 1996, is today one of the largest fragrance and cosmetic retailers in
Europe, with over 200 stores. Sephora USA LLC is a unit of the Selective
Distribution Group of Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the
world's leading luxury products group.
Sephora, which opened its first United States store in New York City in
1997, now operates 53 stores in the United States, and its on-line beauty site
at http://www.sephora.com, is the authoritative site for beauty on the
Internet.
Federated, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of
the nation's leading department store retailers, with annual sales of more
than $17.3 billion. Federated currently operates more than 400 department
stores in 33 states under the names of Bloomingdale's, The Bon Marche,
Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, Rich's and Stern's. Federated also
operates the Fingerhut, Bloomingdale's By Mail, bloomingdales.com, Macy's by
Mail and macys.com direct-to-consumer catalog and electronic commerce
subsidiaries.


SOURCE Sephora USA LLC

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/CONTACT: Michael Freitag and James Fingeroth, both of Kekst and Company,

212-521-4800, for Sephora; or Carol Sanger, 513-579-7764, for Federated and

Macy's/

Web Site: /http://www.sephora.com/



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RetailExchange.com Announces Its Participation in the Notara Licensee Marketplace

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:24 by BeautyCare.com
RetailExchange.com Announces Its Participation in the Notara Licensee Marketplace

Strategic Partnership Globally Connects Licensees to New Buyers

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailExchange.com, a leading online
business-to-business global marketplace for the exchange of excess consumer
goods, today announced a strategic partnership with Notara, the pioneering
provider of web-based collaborative solutions for consumer brand companies and
their licensing, sponsorship and marketing partners. Available in August
2000, the Notara Licensee Marketplace (via http://www.notara.net) will enable
licensees to boost revenues by utilizing RetailExchange.com's global
marketplace to pre-sell products, find new sales opportunities and sell off
excess inventory.
"With the Notara Licensee Marketplace we have given consumer brand
companies and their partners the tools to reduce costs, boost revenue, and get
products to market faster," said Jordan M. Harris, President and CEO of
Notara. "We partnered with RetailExchange.com because it is the leading
excess consumer goods solution that helps our customers improve profitability
while maintaining control over their brands and sales channels."
"By integrating with the Notara Licensee Marketplace, our buyer members
can access an expanded inventory of quality, branded consumer goods" said
Kenneth Frieze, CEO of RetailExchange.com. "We consider this partnership to be
the logical first step in creating new retail sales channels for the licensing
industry."
Both firms will be exhibiting at the Licensing Show at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York City beginning June 13, 2000.

About Notara
Notara is the leading provider of Web-based collaborative solutions for
consumer brand companies and their licensing and marketing partners. Launched
in January 2000, Notara is backed by leading venture capital firms including
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners,
Nassau Capital, Sumitomo Corporation and the UK-based Protege Group. The
company has offices in New York, Stratford (CT), Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Detroit and London. For additional information visit http://www.notara.com.

About RetailExchange.com
RetailExchange.com is a leading online business-to-business global
marketplace for excess consumer products. The exchange currently holds one of
the world's largest online selections of off-price deals in such categories as
apparel, homegoods, footwear, food, health & beauty, toys, giftware, and more.
RetailExchange.com is designed specifically to meet the needs of manufacturers
and retailers of excess consumer goods, providing a complete solution for
buyers and sellers to trade online. RetailExchange.com is backed by Gordon
Brothers Group, Internet Capital Group, Dorset Capital and Castile Ventures.


SOURCE RetailExchange.com

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/CONTACT: Melissa Webster of RetailExchange.com,

mwebster@retailexchange.com, 617-456-2700; Parrish Blaszka of The Terpin

Group, pblaszka@terpin.com, 212-697-7977, for RetailExchange.com/

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Discussion by American Medical Association a Boon to Bacteria

Posted Friday, November 3, 2000 - 11:23 by BeautyCare.com
Discussion by American Medical Association a Boon to Bacteria,

A Bust for Consumers, CTFA/SDA Say

Consumers Need Antibacterial Products to Fight Disease-Causing Germs

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers should continue to use
antibacterial personal care/cleaning products in the home with confidence
according to the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA), the
Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), and a leading health expert, Dr. Charles
Gerba. They were responding to the American Medical Association's (AMA)
discussion that could dissuade consumers from using an important defense
against disease-causing germs.
Antibacterial personal care/cleaning products, depending on their
formulation and application, kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause
skin infections, intestinal illnesses or other commonly transmitted diseases.
These include potentially fatal illnesses caused by bacteria such as
salmonella and E.coli.
"Our society is increasingly concerned about the very real threat of
disease caused by bacteria. Fortunately, antibacterial personal-care products
provide an extra measure of protection for consumers at home and doctors and
nurses in hospitals," said Ed Kavanaugh, President of CTFA, the national trade
association representing the cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance industry. "That
is why there is such a demand for these products."
The American Medical Association's caution to consumers about using
antimicrobial soaps and washes is a mistake, said Dr. Charles Gerba, professor
of Environmental Microbiology at the University of Arizona and a world-
renowned expert on bacteria.
"It is irresponsible for credible medical professionals to dismiss the
entire category of antimicrobial products that fight disease-causing germs
based on speculative scientific theories," Dr. Gerba said. "These products
dramatically reduce the risk of contracting infections from common bacteria,
such as salmonella or E.coli, in the home.
"The simplest defense against disease is prevention, and the first defense
is always good hygiene," Dr. Gerba added. "And antimicrobial products have
been shown to be an essential part of a good hygiene routine."
The American Medical Association's discussion is based on untested
scientific theory, the CTFA said. In speculating on the role of personal-care
products in causing antibiotic resistance, the American Medical Association is
diverting attention away from the proven causes of antibacterial resistance.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
doctors write 50 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics each year.
It is this over-prescription of drugs -- and their misuse by patients -- that
are the key reasons for the emergence of antibiotic resistance, experts say.
"The tangible solution to this problem of antibiotic resistance is in
doctors' hands," Ernie Rosenberg, President of SDA said. "Putting the burden
on consumers -- and taking away effective defenses against disease-causing
bacteria -- is not the answer."
Added Dr. Gerba: "Civilization has struggled for thousands of years to
fight germs for a reason: Germs are bad and getting sick all the time will not
make us healthier or immune to other diseases. The real issue remains the
overuse and over-prescription of the antibiotic medicines and their use in
animal feed."
Because antibiotic resistance and its causes is a critical public health
issue, the industry supports the AMA's call for further research on this
issue. Since we regard all consumer health questions as being important, the
manufacturers of antibacterial products are conducting additional research to
further explore all issues that may have an impact on the use of our products.
The Soap and Detergent Association is the non-profit trade association
representing some 140 North American manufacturers of household, industrial
and institutional cleaning products; their ingredients; and finished
packaging. SDA members produce more than 90% of the cleaning products marketed
in the U.S.
CTFA is the national trade association representing the cosmetic, toiletry
and fragrance industry. Founded in 1894, CTFA has an active membership of
approximately 300 companies that manufacture or distribute the vast majority
of finished personal care products marketed in the United States. CTFA also
includes approximately 300 associate member companies, including manufacturers
of raw materials, trade and consumer magazines, and other related industries.


SOURCE Soap and Detergent Association; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance

Association

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/CONTACT: Irene Malbin, 202-331-1770 or Janet Donohue, 212-725-1262, for

the Soap and Detergent Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance

Association/



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LevelRed Expands E-Commerce

Posted Thursday, November 2, 2000 - 11:53 by BeautyCare.com
LevelRed Expands E-Commerce

SAN DIEGO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- LevelRed.com, Inc., an online and
real-world community for young men and women on life's cutting edge and a
project company of Zandria Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAND) today
announced that SpendRed, the e-commerce storefront of LevelRed.com, has
expanded men's fashion brands with: Mindless Reaction and BC Ethic.
"We are implementing our e-commerce model," said Earl Wong, CEO and
president of LevelRed. "As with everything else we are doing with the site,
we are taking an innovative approach to our e-commerce. We believe SpendRed
will be an effective medium not only for niche manufacturers and service
providers but even more importantly for Corporate America to reach individuals
with a high percentage of disposable income."
Mindless Reaction is a young men's apparel and accessories line that is
contemporary, innovative, intelligent and is designed for a variety of young
men, who desire and emphasize style, comfort, and quality. BC Ethic is an
entertainment company that just happens to have men's clothing as its product.
LevelRed will initially focus on fashion clothing and accessories and will
feature a sampling of these offerings in the Phase 1 launch of the site on
June 19, 2000. The fully-enabled LevelRed web site will launch nationally on
July 15, 2000 and will be expanded to include: life-style products, unique
and special-market apparel, accessories, sports equipment, books, CDs, videos,
DVDs, games, event tickets, electronic devices, computers and peripherals,
magazines, cosmetics, and other adult products.

Headquartered in San Diego, LevelRed.com is an irreverent online and
real-world community that offers entertainment and lifestyle-related
information, commerce, local events, and self-expression opportunities for
young men and women on life's frontier. LevelRed's parent company, Zandria
Corporation, is a corporate incubation firm that specializes in developing
innovative project companies.

Except for historical matters contained herein, the affairs discussed in
this press release may contain forward-looking statements and are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may reflect assumptions
and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect Zandria Corporation and
LevelRed.com, Inc. future business and prospects and could cause actual
results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.


SOURCE Zandria Corporation

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/CONTACT: Zandria Corporation, 619-615-3110, irdept@levelred.com/

Web Site: /http://www.levelred.com/

Web Site: /http://www.zandria.com/

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The Environmental Protection Agency Has Banned Hazardous Pesticides...

Posted Thursday, November 2, 2000 - 11:16 by BeautyCare.com
The Environmental Protection Agency Has Banned Hazardous Pesticides...

Now Here's the Rest of the Story

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of recent rulings by
the environmental protection agency banning hazardous chemical and synthetic
pesticides, many manufacturers are feeling the sting as growing ecological
concerns take precedence over pest extermination at all costs.
However this presents an exciting opportunity for one Nashville Company
being hailed as a pioneer in the development of alternative pesticides.
EcoSMART Technologies, Inc., recently introduced Bioganic(TM), a new line of
consumer products and a "REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION" IN SAFE, EFFECTIVE, YET
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PEST CONTROL.
Made from the same natural oils that plants and trees have used to
protect themselves from insects for centuries, the Bioganic(TM) insecticides
work to block octopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates an insect's
movement, behavior, and metabolism. The result is an accelerated death.
"Since the 1940s, we have relied upon dangerous, even carcinogenic
chemicals to protect ourselves from harmful pests," said Dr. Murray Isman,
professor of agricultural entomology and toxicology, University of British
Columbia. "Of all the new pesticide materials we've looked at in the last
decade, the Bioganic(TM) formula has the best combination of efficacy and
safety."
Bioganic(TM) has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal.
Bioganic(TM) also received the 2000 best new product award from Today's Home
Owner magazine, and can currently be found at Home Depot stores.
For more information about Bioganic(TM) products visit http://www.bioganic.com .


SOURCE EcoSMART Technologies, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Patricia Hood of Willis Apple Hood, 615-837-0610, for EcoSMART

Technologies, Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.bioganic.com /



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