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Raquel of Beverly Hills Cosmetics Now Selling in Four New Locations

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 12:14 by BeautyCare.com
Raquel of Beverly Hills Cosmetics Now Selling in Four New Locations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Raquel, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: RAQL) ("RAQL") announced today that Raquel of Beverly
Hills cosmetics are now available in four new locations in the Los Angeles
area. "We are very happy and excited to make this announcement," said Ms.
Zepeda, designer and CEO of Raquel, Inc. The product line is available at the
following stores: Pervellers, 201 S. San Gabriel, San Gabriel, Ca.; Midway
United Drugs, 10410 Lower Azusa Rd., El Monte, Ca., Botiqua Del Sol, 2331 E.
Caesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, Ca., and Huntington Pharmacy, 2300 Huntington
Dr., San Marino, Ca.
"We've had a very positive feedback from both the stores' employees and
their customers regarding the fine quality of our product line," further
commented Ms. Zepeda. Additionally, Raquel of Beverly Hills is planning
in-store promotions such as free makeovers and gift with purchase at these new
locations.
Raquel, Inc. designs and markets cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance.
RAQL's cosmetics line is specifically designed for golden skin tones such as
sallow and olive complexions, targeting the Hispanic woman. For more
information, call or write Raquel, Inc., 9873 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly
Hills, Ca. 90212, (310) 203-9240. Website: http://www.Raquelinc.com.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
relating to future events or future financial results of Raquel, Inc.
Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
actual events or results may differ materially. In calculating such
statements, investors should specifically consider various factors which could
cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from
such forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Raquel
Inc.'s reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.


SOURCE Raquel, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Raquel Zepeda of Raquel, Inc., 310-203-9240/

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

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Actress Uma Thurman New Face for Lancome

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 12:11 by BeautyCare.com
Actress Uma Thurman New Face for Lancome

NEW YORK, and PARIS, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancome has announced that
Academy Award nominee actress Uma Thurman has been signed as a new face for
Lancome. In working with Ms. Thurman, Lancome is underscoring the
international direction for the brand, as the actress is the first American to
be signed in the history of the French-based cosmetics company.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000612/NYM018 )
The public will first see Ms. Thurman as the face for the introduction of
the new fragrance from Lancome -- Miracle -- which will be launched this fall
in Europe and the following spring in the U.S. The fragrance is expected to
be Lancome's single most important launch for the calendar year.
Additionally, Ms. Thurman will represent the brand in the color cosmetics and
skincare categories.
"Lancome has always been committed to helping women around the world find
their own individual beauty, which is best summed up by our mission statement
to help women believe in beauty," stated Marc Menesguen, President of Lancome
International. "We are exceptionally pleased to be working with Ms. Thurman,
as we believe that she personifies our mission in an exemplary way. Ms.
Thurman's unique beauty and the confidence that she exudes as both a woman and
an actress are qualities that are reflective of the message on which the
Lancome brand was founded. We believe that Ms. Thurman is exactly the right
person to bring our message of empowerment, confidence and beauty to women
throughout the world."
"Ms. Thurman is the first American to be asked to represent the Lancome
brand," said Luc Nadeau, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lancome
U.S. "Working with Ms. Thurman in this capacity is an exciting opportunity
for the brand, as it indicates our strong commitment to maintaining our
leadership position in the international beauty business, while also signaling
our objective to further grow the business in the U.S. market. The
versatility that Ms. Thurman has shown in her career combined with her
personal and philanthropic interests, make her a role model to whom many
different kinds of women can relate and make her an ideal representative for
Lancome."
Ms. Thurman joins Ines Sastre, Marie Gillain, Christiana Reali and
Juliette Binoche in representing the Lancome brand globally.


SOURCE Lancome

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: BROADCAST MEDIA - B-Roll and SOT package of Uma Thurman

at Paris press conference available upon request/

/CONTACT: Suzie Davidowitz, 212-984-4105, or Shannon Brennan,

212-984-4820, both of Lancome/

Photo Notes: /NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000612/NYM018

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Sick Building Syndrome Can Be Cured With Ultra Violet Rays

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 12:07 by BeautyCare.com
Sick Building Syndrome Can Be Cured With Ultra Violet Rays;

New Air Purifying System Improves Indoor Air Quality

KINSTON, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Microorganisms such as molds,
bacteria, yeasts, dust mites and viruses grow and spread in homes, offices or
businesses through recycled air often causing Sick Building Syndrome. These
problems can be greatly reduced with the use of ultra violet rays.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000608/NYFNSJ04 )
The UV-Aire(TM) air purifying system by Field Controls repeatedly exposes
microorganisms, bacteria, and contaminants to an ultra violet lamp through a
structure's heating and air conditioning system, improving indoor air quality.
For more information visit http://www.fieldcontrols.com (or call 252.522.3031).
"The UV-Aire Ultraviolet Air Purifying System is a perfect complement to
any home or office, especially those with modern construction that prevents
frequent air changes," says Patrick Holleran, President of Field Controls.
"UV rays attack airborne contaminants, neutralizing or killing them with
repeated exposure."
The UV-Aire utilizes ultraviolet energy from a specially designed, high-
intensity UV-C lamp to sterilize and reduce indoor contamination. When
properly positioned in the ductwork, the UV-Aire can also kill germs that
breed in drain pans and air conditioning coils.
Contractors can install the UV-Aire easily and quickly into any home or
office with a forced air system. Mounted inside the ductwork with an external
control switch, the UV-Aire works 24 hours a day to sterilize contaminants as
they pass by the lamp. The UV-Aire requires very little maintenance and costs
just pennies a day to operate.
It is available from heating and air conditioning contractors. The
manufacturer recommends installation by a licensed contractor to ensure proper
operation and maximum effectiveness.
For a special report on ultraviolet radiation and how it affects indoor
air quality, call the Field Automated Fax Literature service at 800-385-9460
and request form #4283 "Field Report on UV Air Purification," or visit the
company web site at http://www.fieldcontrols.com for more information, including
photos of the UV-Aire.


SOURCE Field Controls

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/EDITOR'S ADVISORY: For more information, including product samples,

contact Frank Kata at (252) 522-3031 ext 172./

/CONTACT: Frank Kata of Field Controls, 252-522-3031, ext. 172/

Photo Notes: /NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000608/NYFNSJ04

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

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

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American Lung Association of Minnesota: Health House Rx Offers Pesticide

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:58 by BeautyCare.com
American Lung Association of Minnesota: Health House Rx Offers Pesticide

Safety Tips

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Health House Rx urges consumers to
take a look at the safety issues of pesticide use in light of the announcement
from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., that a
commonly used pesticide, Dursban, also known as chlorpyrifos, may be more
dangerous than previously thought. The chemical is found in many pest control
products used in the home.
When pests invade their home or garden, many people head straight for a
store to purchase a pesticide product. Unfortunately, that approach may do
more harm than good. More than three million people become ill each year from
pesticides. Pets are also poisoned each year from the pesticides we use
around our home. When using pesticides, read the directions and apply in
well-ventilated areas. If not used correctly, these products can cause
fatigue, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and even death.
A tip sheet about alternatives to pesticides, and ways to make sure that
chemicals and pesticides are used safely, is available from Health House Rx.
Consumers can access the information on the web at http://www.HealthHouse.org
"People become alarmed when they read about environmental threats to their
health," said Angie Lien, Director of Health House Rx. "Health House Rx
serves as a resource to provide up-to-the-minute information and answers to
consumer questions about health and their home environment."
Most important is to thoroughly read and understand the label of any
product you are considering using. Check for an EPA registration number to
see that the product is currently approved by the EPA. Follow directions
carefully and read the storage and disposal instructions. Heed any
precautions set out by the manufacturer and use with extreme care if you have
any health concerns such as allergies, asthma or lung disease.
Health House Rx, developed by the American Lung Association of Minnesota,
provides education and training for consumers and builders to help raise the
standard for home environments. Whether they are maintaining a home,
remodeling, or building a new house, Health House Rx offers consumers the
information they need to make their homes healthier. For more information call
651-268-7604 or visit http://www.HealthHouse.org


SOURCE American Lung Association of Minnesota

-0- 6/8/2000

/CONTACT: Tracy Jones Anderson, Media Relations for Health House Rx,

651-268-7582, Cell 651-470-7643/

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



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SelfCare.com Among First Approved for Good Housekeeping Web Site

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:51 by BeautyCare.com
SelfCare.com Among First Approved for Good Housekeeping Web Site
Certification

Premier Health and Wellness E-Commerce Destination Recognized for
Credibility and Customer Service

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SelfCare.com
(http://www.selfcare.com), the healthy living marketplace for women and their
families, today announced it has earned the newly instituted Good Housekeeping
Web Site Certification. Earning the certification further validates
SelfCare.com's promise to be a credible and trustworthy resource for
consumers' health and wellness needs.
Good Housekeeping has been evaluating consumer products for more than one
hundred years and has recently extended its evaluation process to Web sites.
To qualify for the Good Housekeeping certification, a Web site must be
consistent with the Good Housekeeping philosophy of educating and protecting
consumers, be a useful resource for information, and be recognized for its
high-quality overall shopping experience.
"SelfCare is very pleased to have earned the Good Housekeeping Web Site
Certification," said Larry Bodner, president and COO of SelfCare.com. "Our
commitment to consumers, embodied in our carefully selected productassortment, supportive advice and tools, and our Forever Guarantee(TM) promise
on all purchases, corresponds well with the Good Housekeeping criteria for
integrity, credibility, security and customer service."
The Good Housekeeping Institute carefully reviewed the SelfCare.com Web
site and found it to provide helpful content, be easy to navigate and have a
clearly defined privacy policy. SelfCare's customer service was also approved
based on prompt order confirmation and delivery and readily accessible and
knowledgeable customer service agents.
"The Good Housekeeping Institute has been synonymous with consumer
protection for more than one hundred years," said Patricia Haegele, senior
vice president and publisher of Good Housekeeping magazine. "SelfCare.com
meets and exceeds our stringent standards for integrity and customer
assistance, making it a natural choice for the Good Housekeeping Web Site
Certification."
SelfCare has a long history helping consumers take better care of their
health; initially launched 24 years ago as a magazine, the SelfCare Catalog
has been providing consumers with quality products for more than 17 years. The
SelfCare Web site, SelfCare.com, provides consumers with more than
15,000 health and wellness products, supportive advice about common health
concerns and interactive tools.

About the Good Housekeeping Institute
Established in 1900, the Good Housekeeping Institute is dedicated to
making lives better for consumers and their families. During its century of
existence, the Institute has positively influenced national policy. Today, the
Institute's goals remain unchanged -- to educate and protect consumers. To
protect readers, Good Housekeeping created standards just for e-commerce
sites: the sites must use secure servers for credit-card transactions; post
privacy and return policies; clearly state all charges, fees, and taxes; and
disclose the company's name, address, phone number, and Web address for
customer service. Also, Good Housekeeping will not accept ads for sites that
are in bad taste or sell products whose safety or efficacy are questionable.
Details on the Good Housekeeping Web Site Certification program can be found
at http://www.gh-atyourservice.com.

About SelfCare.com
SelfCare.com is a leading e-commerce site for women and their families
that provides an unparalleled assortment of traditional and alternative health
and wellness 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 advice from well-known health experts, interactive
tools and community support to enable informed purchasing decisions. All
purchases are backed by SelfCare's Guaranteed Forever(TM) promise. The company
also provides 24-hour 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.


SOURCE SelfCare.com

-0- 06/07/2000

/CONTACT: Gillian Brady, or Gary Quackenbush, both of Fineman Associates

Public Relations, 415-777-6933, or gbrady@finemanpr.com, for SelfCare.com; or

Hope Rush of SelfCare.com, 510-658-0970, ext. 320, or hrush@selfcare.com/

Web Site: /http://www.gh-atyourservice.com/

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fashionmall.com, Inc. Acquires Boo.com Domain Name, Trademarks and Content

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:48 by BeautyCare.com
fashionmall.com, Inc. Acquires Boo.com Domain Name, Trademarks and Content

Move Positions Firm for Global Expansion of Vertical Fashion Portal Concept

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- fashionmall.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: FASH,
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=fash&d=t) has acquired the domain name,
trademarks and content of Europe's most widely known pure play Internet
fashion brand, Boo.com. Boo's strong brand identity across Europe and around
the world positions fashionmall.com, Inc. for global expansion of its vertical
portal concept.
"This is a great opportunity for fashionmall!" says FASH CEO Ben Narasin.
"Boo.com is the brand in Europe for online fashion, and we have been looking
for a foothold in Europe since the beginning of the year. This accelerates
the process of entering the European and global market by at least six to
twelve months."
The additional property significantly increases FASH's audience of online
fashion consumers, and the company expects the site to generate revenue
through slotting fees as well as sponsorship and advertising sales. "We have
seen growing interest in the international consumer among our clients. This
acquisition will not only help our venders go global, but will attract
international clients as well," notes Sales Director Anne Balaban. "We
believe in the Boo.com brand," says Marketing Director Jill Friedson. "We see
enormous opportunity to leverage the strong name and high end image they have
created around the world."
fashionmall.com, Inc. intends to leverage the brand strength and
international site traffic of Boo.com to grow its vertical portal strategy for
fashion outside U.S. borders. Boo.com will be repositioned out of the
business of selling merchandise, and its strong brand will be migrated into
the business of providing an entry point for international fashion consumers
to global fashion retailers, manufacturers, catalogs and magazines. It will
also provide cutting edge fashion and editorial content based on the success
of Boo.com's trademark online magazine, Boom.
Boo.com was launched with extraordinary fanfare in 1999 with backing from
Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, LVMH's Bernard Arnault, and other high profile
investors. The site, which was originally set up to sell sports apparel and
footwear, has served 18 countries in their native languages and was named one
of the U.K.'s top 25 E-commerce companies by Bain & Co. According to Media
Metrix, the site had 558,000 unique visitors in the month of April alone,
making it one of the most visited fashion sites on the planet.
fashionmall.com, Inc. operates vertical portals focused on fashion,
accessories, footwear, beauty and related lifestyle products, and generates
revenue by selling traffic, space and advertising to vendors from transaction
fees on sales. The firm's properties include http://www.fashionmall.com,
http://www.outletmall.com, and http://www.stylexperts.com. Established in
1994, the firms' sites combine an online shopping mall with fashion content to
provide a centralized site for manufacturers, retailers, magazines and
catalogs to advertise, display and sell their products.
The Boo.com domain name and trademarks were acquired through KPMG, serving
as its liquidator.

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, that 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.

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/CONTACT: Anne Marie Forehand, 212-891-8075, for fashionmall.com, Inc./

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

http://www.outletmall.com

http://www.fashionmall.com/

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Local Couple Opens Longevity Holistic Center, Nutrition And Wellness Store, On Main Street, Bothell

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:44 by BeautyCare.com
Local Couple Opens Longevity Holistic Center, Nutrition And Wellness Store, On Main Street, Bothell

BOTHELL, Wash., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the departure of Bothell
Nutrition at the end of 1999, Bothell, Mass. has been without a nutrition
store. Ryan and Tisa Long of Kirkland took the opportunity to fill this void
in the community. They had been planning to open a nutrition and wellness
store since last summer and finally found the perfect place and atmosphere
they were looking for. Thus, the Long's dream and a new nutrition store for
Bothell became a reality with Longevity Holistic Center located at
10117 Main St.
Ryan and Tisa's background in nutrition is basically self-taught although
they have educated backgrounds in other fields of health and wellness. Ryan
has a Masters degree in Psychology from Western Washington University and Tisa
is a certified health care practitioner. Both have a great desire to promote
wellness and healing throughout the community.
Longevity Holistic Center offers a wide variety of nutritional
supplements, natural products and other healing products. Nutritional
products include high quality vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies,
and sports nutrition. The natural products consist of cosmetics, cooking
oils, soy products, teas, aromatherapy essential oils, nutrition for pets, and
protein drinks/bars. Other healing items include various books and magnets.
Longevity will offer services of special orders, mail orders, and, in the near
future, orders over the internet. Also available in upcoming months will be
various healing services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and counseling.
Mission: The purpose of Longevity Holistic Center is to provide natural
healing products and services to promote health of the mind, body and spirit.
To perform outstanding and knowledgeable customer service to promote the
body's natural healing process and prevention of illness. To provide the
current trends of goods and services and education, related to natural health
and wellness, to the community. To fulfill the needs and wants of the
customers and provide a fair environment for employees.


CONTACT: Ryan Long, Owner of Longevity Holistic Center, 425-424-8986, or

email, longevityhc@aol.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 Longevity Holistic Center

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/CONTACT: Ryan Long, Owner of Longevity Holistic Center, 425-424-8986,

email, longevityhc@aol.com/

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DrugEmporium.com Launches New Beauty Counter

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:43 by BeautyCare.com

DrugEmporium.com Launches New Beauty Counter

-- Leading Online Drugstore Offering Wide Selection of Beauty
Products, Personalized Features, and Valuable Information --

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DrugEmporium.com, a subsidiary of
Drug Emporium, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEMP) and one of America's leading online
drugstores, today announced the debut of its new, interactive Beauty
Counter, which will offer customers an array of products, services,
and personalized beauty information to make it easier to be more
beautiful.
The Beauty Counter includes features on hair color and style, makeup,
and skin care, as well as the opportunity to ask a beauty expert for
tips and advice. Customers can benefit from:

* The Clairol Haircolor Prescription, which offers consumers the
ability to identify the hair color that would be best for them and
makes a brand recommendation based on their specific needs.
* The Clairol Try It All On System, which helps users see what they
would look like with different hairstyles, cuts, and colors.
* The Best Shades for You feature, which helps shoppers find the best
cosmetic shade to match their particular look, offers makeup color
suggestions based on responses to a series of questions, and provides
convenient links to relevant beauty products.
* The Skin Care Assessment, which analyzes customer responses to a
series of questions to generate suggestions on skin care and
personalized product recommendations.
* Hot New Looks, which keeps visitors up to date on the latest beauty
trends and new product offerings.
* Finally, DrugEmporium.com's beauty experts offer timely, helpful
advice on beauty styles and products. Customers can ask questions
round-the-clock and receive a personal answer the next business day.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and our customers can now
behold the valuable beauty products, features, and information which
are only a click away at DrugEmporium.com," said Brad Mitchell, chief
marketing officer for DrugEmporium.com. "We've assembled the most
helpful and unique beauty services and features for our customers so
they can find what they need and enjoy themselves while doing it. We
want them to have a beautiful shopping experience."
Elements of the Beauty Counter were developed in close partnership
with Clairol, a recognized leader in the beauty field. The Beauty
Counter will be continuously updated and enhanced to provide the most
beneficial shopping experience. DrugEmporium.com offers thousands of
beauty products, including a broad selection of brands, styles, and
colors. And DrugEmporium.com's low everyday prices make shopping for
beauty products even more attractive.
DrugEmporium.com beauty customers may be interested in the wide array
of additional health and wellness products and household necessities
available at the online store. DrugEmporium.com also offers a
full-service pharmacy, easy access to pharmacists, and free delivery
on all prescription orders.

About DrugEmporium.com
DrugEmporium.com is a subsidiary of Drug Emporium, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEMP).
The full-service online drugstore sells prescription drugs and
non-prescription medications, along with nutrition and wellness
products, cosmetics, health and beauty aids, and household
necessities. DrugEmporium.com was recently ranked as America's #2
online pharmacy by Gomez.com, one of the nation's leading e-commerce
authorities. DrugEmporium.com is a licensed pharmacy in all 50 states
and offers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week e-mail access to
pharmacists. DrugEmporium.com ( http://www.DrugEmporium.com ) is headquartered
in historic German Village in Columbus, Ohio. Drug Emporium, Inc.
owns and operates 136 brick-and-mortar stores under the names Drug
Emporium, F&M Super Drug Stores and Vix Drug Stores. All
brick-and-mortar stores operate full-service pharmacies and
specialize in discount-priced merchandise including health and beauty
aids, cosmetics and greeting cards. The company also franchises an
additional 42 stores under the Drug Emporium name.
PLEASE VISIT OUR ONLINE DRUGSTORE at http://www.DrugEmporium.com


SOURCE DrugEmporium.com

-0- 06/01/2000

/CONTACT: Tara Rogers of Lord, Sullivan & Yoder Public Relations,

614-825-1801, or trogers@lsy.com/

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

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Britney Spears and Summer Must-Haves in June Allure

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:38 by BeautyCare.com
Britney Spears and Summer Must-Haves in June Allure

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Britney Spears drove men crazy with her
schoolgirl uniform (which was her idea) and womanly attributes (she vehemently
denies having breast implants). And with her just-released second album,
"Oops! ... I did it again," the trend continues. For the video's title song,
she slipped into a red vinyl catsuit. "It made me look completely flat, so I
had to wear those fake boobs. But then they started falling down and I was so
humiliated! We ended up having to sew them in." And while she idolizes
Madonna ("I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna"),
she makes the other teen queens look like pretenders to the throne. About
Christina Aguilera she says, "We were on 'The Mickey Mouse Club' with each
other ... so we were really good friends. But, I mean, people change
sometimes and it's hard, you know, to sit down and have a conversation with
people when they're so busy." But Britney has bigger and better things to
worry about; she has screenwriters working on her first big film role -- an
updated version of "Dirty Dancing" (which was her idea). Welcome to Britney's
world. We just live in it.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000530/NYW013 )

THE HOT LIST
Enter summer with Allure's to-do list: 13 things that prepare you to do
pretty much nothing.

1. Get a great beach bag.
2. Get a beach blanket.
3. Rethink your eye makeup -- (Makeup artist Dick Page says, "Keep it
really simple. You need just a light or pale color around the eye -- a
little shimmer powder, or Club Monaco eye grease rubbed on the lids.")
4. Find a new pair of sunglasses.
5. Find a new swimsuit -- check out the "swim finder" section of
jcrew.com.
6. Get waxed -- best to do about six weeks prior to your bikini debut.
7. Load up on defrizzer -- try a defrizzer like Rusk Wired or a leave-in
conditioner like L'Oreal ColorVive.
8. Get a cover-up -- some little cotton thing you can wear to the pool, to
lunch, and late one Saturday afternoon, to sleep.
9. Get a sheer, pastel lip gloss and a creamy bronzer.
10. Get something to hold back your hair -- a floral print bandanna or a
cotton crusher hat.
11. Get a summer evening dress -- a nighttime counterpart to your daytime
dress
12. Get new sunscreen -- sunscreens have expiration dates.
13. Get a pedicure.

NAB AB FLAB
From sit-ups to surgery, eight real women flatten up. Two exercised with
personal trainers, one worked with a posture expert, one completely revamped
her diet, another got down and dirty with an ab-crunching machine, two had
plastic surgery, and one sucked it up and wore a girdle. The bad news is that
although everyone worked extremely hard, no one ended up with abs like Ms.
Aniston's. "The most traumatizing thing is the scar ... It is slowly starting
to fade but it will always be there," said Case Study #3 (the tummy tuck).


SOURCE Allure

-0- 05/31/2000

/CONTACT: Marie Jones, 212-286-4155, or Abby Baine, 212-286-4588, both of

Conde Nast Publications Inc., for Allure Magazine/

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Following Success in Argentina and Brazil, Obsidiana.com Launches its Site in the U. S.

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:31 by BeautyCare.com
Following Success in Argentina and Brazil, Obsidiana.com Launches its Site in the U. S.

NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Obsidiana.com (http://www.obsidiana.com)
announced today the launch of its site which is dedicated to Spanish- speaking
women in the United States. The site's founders, two women with a remarkable
track record on Wall Street, have created Obsidiana to offer women a premier
destination on the Web to satisfy their curiosity for news, style and fashion,
health information, beauty updates, travel ideas and even financial and
investment help. In its initial version, Obsidiana is a point of reference for
women in every moment of their life: relationships, marriage, children,
friendships, etc. Future plans include e-commerce applications, chats, e-mail,
message boards and other interactive features. Furthermore, Obsidiana plans to
bring their content to handheld devices and cellular phones.
This is the third market Obsidiana is entering with local content and
"look and feel." Following Brazil, Argentina and the US, a site for Mexico
will be launched in June. The founders have made a conscious decision to roll
out the site with distinctly different identities: "Though we have a global
platform, we don't lose sight of the importance of being very local in every
market and we offer the women in every country something very different. Our
user in the US will never suspect that we are totally Argentine in Argentina
and as Brazilian as can be in Brazil", said Sonia Dula, CEO of Obsidiana.
This commitment to providing their users with culturally-sensitive
material is further evidenced by the fact that each country has its own team
of writers and creative designers. Many leading editors of Spanish and
Portuguese language media have joined Obsidiana to develop content. In the
United States, these include editors, Emmy award-winning television producers
and well-known journalists from Cosmopolitan, CBS Telenoticias, Latina,
Univision, Telemundo, Marie Claire, Vanidades, Cristina La Revista and others.
Some of Obsidiana "magic" derives from its ability to assemble this critical
mass of top-quality local talent on a worldwide basis.
Obsidiana is a project started by two highly successful entrepreneurs who
met while studying for their Masters at Stanford Business School: Chairman and
CEO, Sonia Dula a native of Mexico, who grew up in Italy and Brazil and
Annette Franqui, a native of Puerto Rico who lived in London and New York and
is the site's President and COO. Theirs is an impressive track record of
professional success in international finance (Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan),
broadcast television production (Telemundo Network) and the Internet (iG of
Brazil). This has been balanced with fulfillment in other important areas of
their lives, such as dating, raising children, pursuing challenging hobbies
and maintaining friendships across the globe. In many ways, Sonia and Annette
are the avatars of the very community that Obsidiana will attract, hence their
inimitable confidence in their solid business judgment, strong management
skills and good taste.
The founders feel very strongly about the need for a site like Obsidiana.
Women, especially Latin American women, are taking to the internet faster then
men(1), tend to be more mature and wealthier than their male internet-user
counterparts(2), tend to stay on a site longer than their male counterparts
who prefer to "surf around" and they exert a disproportionately strong
influence on this multi-trillion dollar consumer purchasing market: the
world's largest(3). Obsidiana is created by these women, for these women, to
empower them and to enable them to participate fully in the promise of the
Internet.
Obsidiana is backed by Chase Capital Partners, Flatiron Partners, Quetzal
Fund and Ventech International Inc, as well as by a select group of private
investors. The company has headquarters in New York and Miami and offices in
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico.

(1) In every major market, women older than 25 and 35 years represent a
substantial % of total female internet users, whereas male internet
users are skewed towards teenagers. (Audits and Surveys Worldwide)
(2) Female internet users in Latin America are from the A & B
socioeconomic segments (Audits and Surveys Worldwide)
(3) In the USA alone, women control roughly 80% of the annual three
trillion dollar consumer spending market. (Washington Olivetto,
W/Brasil and Revista Veja Nov 17, 1999, IMD)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT ... OBSIDIANA.COM

"Money doesn't always get you what you want - this time it has got me a
lot more! Obsidiana is the best site any woman could ask for"
Susan Segal, Chase Capital Partners (Investors in Obsidiana)

"Obsidiana seems like the ideal site for women: tons of information on
where to spend their money"
Wenceslao Casares, CEO, Patagon.com

"Power to the purse! Obsidiana is set to become one of the leading sites
for women in Latin America, and will provide them with the confidence they
need to purchase their way round the web"
Robert Enserro, Co-Founder and CEO, SocialEvents.com

"Internet has changed my perspective on how I carry out research for my
program, it is one of the most valuable tools we have today"
Cristina Saralegui, Talk show host

"Finally the Latin Woman has a home on the Net - at Obsidiana"
Fred Wilson, Flatiron Partners (investors in Obsidiana)

"I love Obsidiana, it's Vogue meets the Wall Street Journal in Spanish.
Both from an aesthetic and an informative perspective, it is a site that
any latina who wants to live life with style will make a part of her life"
Camila Olaso, Communications Director, Hispanic Society of America

"It is very important that women should have sites like Obsidiana. Women
are important and need their space. We do not want to be ignored. It is
good that we can say and do what we want"
Olga Guillot, Cuban singer

"I think that the Internet is a wonderful resource that can be a great
source of help and communication for the Hispanic community. This is a
resource not of the future, but of the present. I think women are going to
have access to a lot of information and the chance to communicate with
each other and learn from their experiences. I wish Obsidiana all the best
and know that they will be extremely successful"
Dra. Isabel, Radio Unica

"The Internet offers a window to the world, a chance to be up to date, to
know what is going on. It is about being "in" and not "out". Women's lives
are changing thanks to the Internet."
Lucia Mendez, Mexican Actress and Singer

For more information: Vanessa Colomar Moody, Burson-Marsteller,
212-614-5040, vanessa_colomar@bm.com.


SOURCE Obsidiana.com

-0- 05/30/2000

/CONTACT: Malule Gonzalez of Obsidiana.com, 305-538-9000; or Vanessa

Colomar Moody, Burson-Marsteller of 212-614-5040, for Obsidiana.com/

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BeautyMerchant.com Announces Developments On New B2B Web Site

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:30 by BeautyCare.com

BeautyMerchant.com Announces Developments On New B2B Web Site

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BeautyMerchant.com, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: BUTY) today announced the advancements in its newest B2B
venture site http://www.b2bblue.com. The leading online e-tailer of beauty supplies
will offer wholesale prices on beauty supplies including OTC drugs, cosmetics,
and other health and wellness products through b2bblue.com, now in
development. The Company will focus on a global business model to provide
bulk purchase ordering capabilities to countries including China, Europe, the
Middle East, and South America.

About BeautyMerchant.com
BeautyMerchant.com, a fully reporting company, has combined the booming e-
commerce market with the $45 billion worldwide cosmetic industry through its
virtual online superstore providing cosmetics, fragrances, toiletries, and
other personal care items to consumers worldwide. The Company's cutting-edge
e-commerce web site found at http://www.beautymerchant.com is poised to become the
premiere health and beauty aid site offering over 8,000 name brand beauty
products at maximum discount to online shoppers. Total integration of
products and services will be combined into a one-stop shopping experience
offering the highest level of convenience and value to all BeautyMerchant.com
customers. A complete corporate profile for BeautyMerchant.com may be found
at http://www.SmallcapNewswire.com.
To promote the site's products and services, the company has entered into
several agreements with major providers for an aggressive advertising campaign
for banner ad placement, search engine marketing, and radio and television
promotion. In addition, BeautyMerchant.com has pledged to beat by 5% any
competitive price for health and beauty aide products on the web. Beauty
Merchant will additionally provide free ground shipping within the Continental
U.S. for all purchases above $30.
Additionally, Edward A. Roth, CEO, recently announced that
BeautyMerchant.com will soon offer a complete line of homeopathic, health and
wellness products to be added to the growing list of 8,000 products at a
maximum discount to online consumers.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, made pursuant to
the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. The words "intends "expects" and other similar expressions stated in
print and on audio are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements, involve risks and
uncertainties, detailed from time to time in company's press releases, but not
limited to uncertainties in the marketplace.


SOURCE BeautyMerchant.com, Inc.

-0- 05/30/2000

/CONTACT: Edward A. Roth, CEO, BeautyMerchant.com, 954-717-8680; or

Market Voice/Smallcapnewswire.com, 561-995-1482/

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

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

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Kimberly-Clark to Acquire S-K Corporation of Taiwan Acquisition Will Boost Growth in Asia-Pacific Region

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:29 by BeautyCare.com
Kimberly-Clark to Acquire S-K Corporation of Taiwan Acquisition Will Boost Growth in Asia-Pacific Region

DALLAS and TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark
Corporation (NYSE: KMB) and S-K Corporation of Taiwan today announced the
signing of an agreement for Kimberly-Clark to acquire the shares of privately
held S-K Corporation, which holds trademark and distribution rights in Taiwan
for such Kimberly-Clark global brands as Kleenex, Huggies and Kotex. The
purchase price was not disclosed.
Kimberly-Clark presently owns approximately 3 percent of S-K Corporation,
with the balance held by private and employee shareholders. Kimberly-Clark
also owns 67 percent of Taiwan Scott, the leading local manufacturer of tissue
products in Taiwan. With the addition of the S-K business, Kimberly-Clark
will be the largest manufacturer of consumer packaged goods in Taiwan with
annual sales of more than US$200 million.
"Our acquisition of S-K Corporation demonstrates our faith in the growth
opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, and is testament to the skill with
which the management of S-K Corporation has built a healthy and profitable
business over the past 25 years," said Wayne R. Sanders, chairman and chief
executive officer of Kimberly-Clark. "The purchase gives us the opportunity
not only to build our leading global brands in the affluent Taiwan market, but
also to work synergistically with our existing businesses in Taiwan and
elsewhere in Asia-Pacific."
C. H. Chen, Chairman of S-K Corporation and representing all shareholders,
said, "We have had a stable and mutually beneficial relationship with
Kimberly-Clark since the original joint venture and licensing agreement began
in 1975. This purchase by Kimberly-Clark will provide good value for the
shareholders, and the business will benefit from Kimberly-Clark's technology,
systems and international distribution strength."
The transaction is scheduled for completion by the end of June, following
the execution of a definitive agreement and approval by the boards of
directors of both companies. It is also subject to certain conditions,
including regulatory clearances.
S-K Corporation employs 887 people and operates two manufacturing plants -
- one at Chungli, west of Taipei, and the other at Neihu, a suburb of Taipei.
With more than $13 billion in sales in 1999, Kimberly-Clark Corporation is
a leading global manufacturer of tissue, personal care and health care
products. The company's global brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex,
Depend, Kleenex, Scott, Kimberly-Clark, Safeskin, Tecnol, Kimwipes and WypAll.
Other brands well known outside the U.S. include Andrex, Scottex, Page, Popee
and Kimbies. Kimberly-Clark also is a major producer of premium business,
correspondence and technical papers. The company has manufacturing operations
in 40 countries and sells its products in more than 150 countries.
Certain matters contained in this news release concerning the business
outlook, anticipated financial and operating results, strategies,
contingencies and transactions of Kimberly-Clark and S-K Corporation
constitute forward-looking statements and are based upon expectations and
beliefs of the management of Kimberly-Clark and S-K Corporation concerning
future events impacting Kimberly-Clark and S-K Corporation.


SOURCE Kimberly-Clark Corporation

-0- 05/30/2000

/CONTACT: media, Tina Barry, 972-281-1484, Asia-Pacific contact, Andrew

Kilsby, 662-230-3291, or investor relations, Mike Masseth, 972-281-1478, all

of Kimberly-Clark Corporation/

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Grupo Televisa and Casa Autrey Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted Friday, October 27, 2000 - 16:42 by BeautyCare.com
Grupo Televisa and Casa Autrey Announce Strategic Alliance

to Launch a Health and Beauty Internet Portal

MEXICO CITY, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Televisa, S.A. ("Televisa")
(NYSE: TV) (BMV: TLEVISA CPO) and Grupo Casa Saba, S.A. de C.V. (before Grupo
Casa Autrey, S.A. de C.V.) ("Casa Autrey") (NYSE: SAB (before ATY); BMV: SAB
(before ATY)) today announced an exclusive agreement to form a strategic
alliance to develop and operate an Internet portal, which the companies intend
to launch in the third quarter of 2000 under the brand name "estarbien.com."
The main objective of this portal is to form the leading and most
important virtual community of services, information and direct sale of
products dedicated to health and beauty in Mexico and Latin America.
estarbien.com will provide users with on-line access to a vast array of
health, beauty, personal hygiene and other consumer related products, as well
as the convenience to find important information related to health, beauty and
personal hygiene. The portal will offer a variety of services including, chat
rooms and access to specialized user groups.
This strategic alliance brings together Casa Autrey's, wide domestic
distribution capacity, computing network, large variety of products and buying
power with the vast promotional capacity and domestic and international
content that Televisa offers.
Alfonso de Angoitia, Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer of
Grupo Televisa, said "The Internet is an extremely important medium of growth
for our company. estarbien.com is one of a number of Internet initiatives,
through which we intend to strengthen our on-line presence. We will promote
the portal through our massive network of media properties and holdings, and
through estarbien.com we will provide our advertisers with a more targeted and
integrated means by which to directly promote and market their products and
services."
Gabriel Saba, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Casa Autrey, commented
"Through this strategic alliance, we are creating an Internet company that
will have important advantages necessary to thrive in the new economy. The
strengths provided by Casa Autrey and Televisa, two leading companies in their
fields, will provide estarbien.com with quality content, media promotion,
technological leadership and distribution capabilities in all of Mexico."

Grupo Televisa S.A., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking
world, and a major player in the international entertainment business. It has
interests in television production, broadcasting, international distribution
of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, publishing,
music recording, radio production and broadcasting, cable television,
professional sports and show business promotions, paging services, feature
film production and distribution and dubbing. Grupo Televisa also has
unconsolidated equity stakes in several major assets, including Univision, the
leading Spanish-language television company in the United States.

Grupo Casa Autrey is one of Mexico's leading distributors of
pharmaceutical products, health and beauty aids, consumer products, non-
perishable foods, publications and office supplies. With over 108 years
experience, the Company serves the majority of pharmacies, mass merchandisers,
retail stores and other specialized channels nationwide.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the
Company's results and prospects. Actual results could differ materially from
these statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release should
be read in conjunction with the factors described in "Item 1. Description of
Business -- Cautionary Statement" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F,
which, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially for those
contained in forward-looking statements made in this press release and in oral
statements made by authorized officers of the Company. Readers are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of their dates. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.


SOURCE Grupo Televisa, S.A.

-0- 05/30/2000

/CONTACT: Mexico - Xavier von Bertrab of Grupo Televisa, S.A.,

525-261-2000; or Adam Miller of Abernathy MacGregor Group, 212-371-5999, for

Grupo Televisa, S.A./

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Eddie Bauer Presents Fall 2000 Collection - On Line

Posted Friday, October 27, 2000 - 15:41 by BeautyCare.com
Eddie Bauer Presents Fall 2000 Collection - On Line

Company Offers Their First Virtual Showroom to the Media

REDMOND, Wash., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer announced today that
they will offer an online virtual showroom for apparel and home editors of all
major publications May 24, 25 and 26, 2000. The virtual showroom, a first for
Eddie Bauer, allows the Company to present their Fall 2000 product lines
through a three-day dedicated URL site, at http://www.get-curious.com, and an
accompanying CD-ROM package. Editors are invited to visit the site to preview
the product, retrieve item specifications, hear trend perspectives from the
experts and see merchandise in action through a seven-part video montage.
"This is our most innovative public relations effort to date," said Paula
Heath, Eddie Bauer's Director of Marketing Services. "It allows us to present
our clothing, accessories and home products in a modern, upbeat and realistic
format -- more so than ever before. The effective use of technology
reinforces our commitment to maintain our position as an industry leader in
interactive media, while allowing editors the same level of convenience we
offer our customers."
Eddie Bauer's fall virtual showroom will be accompanied by a live
presentation of product at the offices of Edelman Public Relations, in New
York City. Editors are encouraged to visit the online site and to see the
merchandise in person to determine their best items for editorial purposes.
The CD-ROM package, mailed to fashion, home and beauty editors across the
country, includes photographs of the new product offering, fabric and color
samples and the CD-ROM version of the web site.
Based in Redmond, Washington, Eddie Bauer is a leading specialty retailer
that offers active, casual lifestyle clothing, accessories, home furnishings
and decor for the bed and bath through its two concepts: Eddie Bauer(R) and
Eddie Bauer Home(TM). In its 80-year history, Eddie Bauer has evolved from a
single store to an international company with catalogs 800-426-8020, more than
520 stores in the U.S. and Canada, and online at http://www.eddiebauer.com. Through
joint ventures and licensing agreements, Eddie Bauer also markets its
sportswear in Germany and Japan.


CONTACT: Cozette Phifer of Eddie Bauer Public Relations, 425-882-8776, or

cozette.phifer@eddiebauer.com.



SOURCE Eddie Bauer

-0- 05/24/2000

/CONTACT: Cozette Phifer of Eddie Bauer Public Relations, 425-882-8776,

or cozette.phifer@eddiebauer.com/

Web Site: /http://www.get-curious.com/

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Online Health Information Seekers Growing Twice as Fast as Online Population

Posted Friday, October 27, 2000 - 14:46 by BeautyCare.com
Online Health Information Seekers Growing Twice as Fast as Online Population

More Than 11 Million Already Shopping Online for Health and Beauty Products

NEW YORK, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2005, 88.5 million adults will use the
Internet to find health information, shop for health products and communicate
with affiliated payors and providers through online channels. According to a
recent Cyber Dialogue Health Practice study, The Future of e-Health, the
consumer demand for healthcare content has already reached critical mass -- an
estimated 36.7 million adults - and will continue to grow at roughly twice the
rate of the overall online population. The study highlights the importance
for businesses to understand e-Health consumers in an online health market
increasingly categorized by content, commerce and connectivity.
E-Health commerce has already taken flight with 11 million consumers
shopping for health and beauty products. Cyber Dialogue Health Practice
predicts this will grow to more than 55 million by 2005. Purchasing vitamins,
supplements and personal health products marks a significant change in online
consumer buying behavior, which has typically revolved around the purchase of
books, travel and computer hardware/software.
"Consumers seeking health information will increasingly rely on the
Internet to purchase products after researching them online," said Mark Bard,
a director in Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice and author of the study. "It's
critical for health content companies to understand how to transition their
customer traffic and relationships into sales revenue by either building
commerce capabilities internally or through strategic partnerships on and
offline."
The study also found the following key growth segments that will impact
the future of e-Health, as well as areas that may inhibit growth:

Key Growth Accelerators
-- Increased online penetration among the elderly (65+ years)
-- Health insurance companies aggressively migrating their customers to
the Web
-- Health providers urging patients to use the Web for education,
insurance and prescription drug orders
-- Employees conducting health insurance transactions online
-- New parents relying on the Web for health/parenting info

Key Growth Decelerators
-- Lack of detailed content
-- Privacy concerns regarding the submission and transmission of health
information online
-- Delays in businesses implementing their business-to-business strategies
-- Reluctance of doctors/providers to embrace the Web as a tool for
business and communication with other professionals and patients

"Understanding the primary and secondary drivers fueling future growth is
critical to understanding why and when the online health market will expand
over the next five years," explains Bard. "Initial growth was fueled by
consumers looking for healthcare content and now market players need to
understand the roles commerce, connectivity and eventually e-care management
services will play for the millions of e-Health consumers coming online."
The Future of e-Health findings is based on in-depth interviews with
2,700 online and offline adults. Journalists who want additional data and
analysis can subscribe to Cyber Dialogue's e-Health mailing list at:
http://www.cyberdialogue.com/resource/press/list.html.

About Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice
In addition to custom research projects, Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice
offers its flagship advisory service, Cybercitizen Health, a strategic
syndicated research program that analyzes the range of online attitudes and
behaviors of healthcare consumers and providers. Key topics include the
Internet's impact on the doctor-patient relationship, healthcare branding, and
attitudes toward direct-to-consumer advertising. Sponsorship information can
be obtained by contacting Eric George at 212-651-9192 or
egeorge@cyberdialogue.com.

About Cyber Dialogue
Founded in 1993, Cyber Dialogue (http://www.cyberdialogue.com) is an
Internet customer relationship management company that provides the tools,
data, and services that enable senior marketing professionals to identify,
segment, and target online consumers. The company's customer management
platform provides strategic consumer information, advanced database marketing
techniques (including tracking, targeting, and measurement software), and data
mining services to send the most relevant message to the right customers at
the right time.


CONTACT: Jennifer Kohn of Cyber Dialogue, 212-651-9227,

jkohn@cyberdialogue.com



SOURCE Cyber Dialogue

-0- 05/23/2000

/CONTACT: Jennifer Kohn of Cyber Dialogue, 212-651-9227,

jkohn@cyberdialogue.com/

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



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Advants, Inc. to Test Public Internet Access Terminals in Beauty, Tanning And Nail Salons Nationwide

Posted Friday, October 27, 2000 - 14:44 by BeautyCare.com
Advants, Inc. to Test Public Internet Access Terminals in Beauty, Tanning And Nail Salons Nationwide

Terminals to Provide Online Training for Employees and Promotions for
Customers

MINNEAPOLIS, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Advants, Inc., a leading provider of
public Internet access terminals, today announced it will begin a pilot
program to install its kiosks in a select group of the 25,000 nationwide
beauty, tanning, and nail salons supplied by T. W. Enterprises.
"The placement in T. W. Enterprises' salon partner locations fills another
niche in the deployment of our Internet terminals," said Brad Tait, chief
operating officer of Advants, Inc. "It is our vision to have Advants
terminals located in convenient public locations throughout the country. Our
partnership with T. W. Enterprises will further Advants' presence while
helping people gain public access to the Internet."
T.W. Enterprises is a leading national distributor of products and
services to the salon industry. Through its branded online community called
CCMARKS, the company provides beauty, tanning, and nail salons with a virtual
extension of their retail offerings, with a broad range of branded products,
services and promotional opportunities.
"We are pleased to provide our salon partners the opportunity to offer
high-speed Internet access to their clients," said Mark Oslund, president of
T. W. Enterprises. "Through our CCMARKS Internet community, we will provide
our salon partners with unique training capabilities for their employees, and
shopping and promotional opportunities for their customers."
Advants has recently begun installing public Internet terminals as part of
its plan to develop a nationwide network in a variety of public locations,
including grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. Advants
terminals are equipped with a computer, monitor and keyboard, and also include
a dollar bill acceptor and credit card swipe, allowing users to initiate
e-commerce transactions with either cash or credit.
Twin Cities-based Advants, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of
Choicetel Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHON), which has leased, operated and
managed telecommunications since 1989.
Forward-looking statements in this announcement are made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the costs of
manufacturing and distributing Internet terminals, obtaining suitable
locations and the level of acceptance and use by consumers. For additional
information, please refer to the Choicetel's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings, copies of which are available from Choicetel without
charge.


SOURCE Advants, Inc.

-0- 5/23/2000

/CONTACT: Gail D. Shore of Shore to Shore Communications, 612-925-6102,

gshore@winternet.com , for Advants, Inc./

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Dynatronics Introduces Skin Care Product Line

Posted Friday, October 27, 2000 - 14:40 by BeautyCare.com
Dynatronics Introduces Skin Care Product Line

SALT LAKE CITY, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynatronics Corporation
(Nasdaq: DYNT) today unveiled its new skin care product line under the brand
name "Calisse(TM)." Specially formulated to enhance the benefits derived from
treatments with the company's Synergie Peel(TM) Microdermabrasion device, the
Calisse line of products is comprised of cleanser, toner, moisturizer,
hydrating serum, hydrating masque, and sunscreen products.
"Calisse is a natural complement to our microdermabrasion device,"
explained Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr., president of Dynatronics.
"Microdermabrasion has become increasingly popular in the aesthetics industry,
largely due to its advantages over chemical and laser peels. These new skin
care products add to the beneficial effects of the procedure."
Dynatronics' new "Synergie Peel Plus(TM)" protocol includes three
important steps, beginning with a Synergie vacuum massage to increase
circulation. Next, the Synergie Peel Microdermabrasion device gently
exfoliates the top layer of skin, exposing a soft new layer. Finally, the new
Calisse products add the vital step of rehydrating, revitalizing, and
protecting the skin following treatment.
"The combination of our new skin care products with microdermabrasion and
vacuum massage provides a revolutionary new, synergistic benefit that gives
people a healthy, glowing look," reported Larry K. Beardall executive vice
president of sales and marketing.
After testing Calisse products for over two months in conjunction with
microdermabrasion and vacuum massage treatments, all participants treated,
including men and women, reported excellent results.
"Calisse skin care products enhance microdermabrasion treatments, markedly
improving patient outcomes," said Cullimore.
Dynatronics has created a home-care kit of Calisse products specifically
designed for use during the typical two-month microdermabrasion treatment
regimen. These products can also be purchased separately following the
conclusion of formal treatments, or by anyone desiring the finest in skin care
formulations.
The Calisse product line gives Dynatronics access to the large
"consumable" segment of the beauty market. "We're optimistic about the
prospects for repeat sales of these new products to the thousands who will
receive the benefits of the Synergie Peel Plus treatments," added Beardall.
"Calisse is another major step in establishing Dynatronics as a primary
supplier of quality products to the beauty market."
Dynatronics manufactures, markets, and distributes advanced-technology
aesthetic and medical devices, orthopedic soft goods and supplies, nutritional
supplements, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment for the physical
therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, plastic surgery,
dermatology, and other related medical, cosmetic, and aesthetic markets.

(The statements regarding the company's expectations for growth in sales
in future periods are forward-looking and actual results may vary. Sales of
the company's products are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to changes in the regulatory environment, the
ability of the company to react favorably to changing market conditions and
growth in the physical medicine industry and general economy; competitive
factors, such as increased competition from new or established competitors;
availability of third party component parts and products at reasonable prices;
inventory risks due to shifts in market demand and price erosion of purchased
components; success of the company in meeting actual demand for the products;
changes in product mix; and the risk factors listed from time to time in the
company's SEC reports, including, but not limited to the report on Form 10-KSB
for the year ended June 30, 1999.)


SOURCE Dynatronics Corporation

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/CONTACT: Bob Cardon of Dynatronics Corporation, 800-874-6251 or

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

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Online Health Information Seekers Growing Twice as Fast as Online Population

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 18:35 by BeautyCare.com
Online Health Information Seekers Growing Twice as Fast as Online Population

More Than 11 Million Already Shopping Online for Health and Beauty Products

NEW YORK, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2005, 88.5 million adults will use the
Internet to find health information, shop for health products and communicate
with affiliated payors and providers through online channels. According to a
recent Cyber Dialogue Health Practice study, The Future of e-Health, the
consumer demand for healthcare content has already reached critical mass -- an
estimated 36.7 million adults - and will continue to grow at roughly twice the
rate of the overall online population. The study highlights the importance
for businesses to understand e-Health consumers in an online health market
increasingly categorized by content, commerce and connectivity.
E-Health commerce has already taken flight with 11 million consumers
shopping for health and beauty products. Cyber Dialogue Health Practice
predicts this will grow to more than 55 million by 2005. Purchasing vitamins,
supplements and personal health products marks a significant change in online
consumer buying behavior, which has typically revolved around the purchase of
books, travel and computer hardware/software.
"Consumers seeking health information will increasingly rely on the
Internet to purchase products after researching them online," said Mark Bard,
a director in Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice and author of the study. "It's
critical for health content companies to understand how to transition their
customer traffic and relationships into sales revenue by either building
commerce capabilities internally or through strategic partnerships on and
offline."
The study also found the following key growth segments that will impact
the future of e-Health, as well as areas that may inhibit growth:

Key Growth Accelerators
-- Increased online penetration among the elderly (65+ years)
-- Health insurance companies aggressively migrating their customers to
the Web
-- Health providers urging patients to use the Web for education,
insurance and prescription drug orders
-- Employees conducting health insurance transactions online
-- New parents relying on the Web for health/parenting info

Key Growth Decelerators
-- Lack of detailed content
-- Privacy concerns regarding the submission and transmission of health
information online
-- Delays in businesses implementing their business-to-business strategies
-- Reluctance of doctors/providers to embrace the Web as a tool for
business and communication with other professionals and patients

"Understanding the primary and secondary drivers fueling future growth is
critical to understanding why and when the online health market will expand
over the next five years," explains Bard. "Initial growth was fueled by
consumers looking for healthcare content and now market players need to
understand the roles commerce, connectivity and eventually e-care management
services will play for the millions of e-Health consumers coming online."
The Future of e-Health findings is based on in-depth interviews with
2,700 online and offline adults. Journalists who want additional data and
analysis can subscribe to Cyber Dialogue's e-Health mailing list at:
http://www.cyberdialogue.com/resource/press/list.html.

About Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice
In addition to custom research projects, Cyber Dialogue's Health Practice
offers its flagship advisory service, Cybercitizen Health, a strategic
syndicated research program that analyzes the range of online attitudes and
behaviors of healthcare consumers and providers. Key topics include the
Internet's impact on the doctor-patient relationship, healthcare branding, and
attitudes toward direct-to-consumer advertising. Sponsorship information can
be obtained by contacting Eric George at 212-651-9192 or
egeorge@cyberdialogue.com.

About Cyber Dialogue
Founded in 1993, Cyber Dialogue (http://www.cyberdialogue.com) is an
Internet customer relationship management company that provides the tools,
data, and services that enable senior marketing professionals to identify,
segment, and target online consumers. The company's customer management
platform provides strategic consumer information, advanced database marketing
techniques (including tracking, targeting, and measurement software), and data
mining services to send the most relevant message to the right customers at
the right time.


CONTACT: Jennifer Kohn of Cyber Dialogue, 212-651-9227,

jkohn@cyberdialogue.com



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/CONTACT: Jennifer Kohn of Cyber Dialogue, 212-651-9227,

jkohn@cyberdialogue.com/

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Dynatronics Introduces Skin Care Product Line

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 18:22 by BeautyCare.com
Dynatronics Introduces Skin Care Product Line

SALT LAKE CITY, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynatronics Corporation
(Nasdaq: DYNT) today unveiled its new skin care product line under the brand
name "Calisse(TM)." Specially formulated to enhance the benefits derived from
treatments with the company's Synergie Peel(TM) Microdermabrasion device, the
Calisse line of products is comprised of cleanser, toner, moisturizer,
hydrating serum, hydrating masque, and sunscreen products.
"Calisse is a natural complement to our microdermabrasion device,"
explained Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr., president of Dynatronics.
"Microdermabrasion has become increasingly popular in the aesthetics industry,
largely due to its advantages over chemical and laser peels. These new skin
care products add to the beneficial effects of the procedure."
Dynatronics' new "Synergie Peel Plus(TM)" protocol includes three
important steps, beginning with a Synergie vacuum massage to increase
circulation. Next, the Synergie Peel Microdermabrasion device gently
exfoliates the top layer of skin, exposing a soft new layer. Finally, the new
Calisse products add the vital step of rehydrating, revitalizing, and
protecting the skin following treatment.
"The combination of our new skin care products with microdermabrasion and
vacuum massage provides a revolutionary new, synergistic benefit that gives
people a healthy, glowing look," reported Larry K. Beardall executive vice
president of sales and marketing.
After testing Calisse products for over two months in conjunction with
microdermabrasion and vacuum massage treatments, all participants treated,
including men and women, reported excellent results.
"Calisse skin care products enhance microdermabrasion treatments, markedly
improving patient outcomes," said Cullimore.
Dynatronics has created a home-care kit of Calisse products specifically
designed for use during the typical two-month microdermabrasion treatment
regimen. These products can also be purchased separately following the
conclusion of formal treatments, or by anyone desiring the finest in skin care
formulations.
The Calisse product line gives Dynatronics access to the large
"consumable" segment of the beauty market. "We're optimistic about the
prospects for repeat sales of these new products to the thousands who will
receive the benefits of the Synergie Peel Plus treatments," added Beardall.
"Calisse is another major step in establishing Dynatronics as a primary
supplier of quality products to the beauty market."
Dynatronics manufactures, markets, and distributes advanced-technology
aesthetic and medical devices, orthopedic soft goods and supplies, nutritional
supplements, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment for the physical
therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, plastic surgery,
dermatology, and other related medical, cosmetic, and aesthetic markets.

(The statements regarding the company's expectations for growth in sales
in future periods are forward-looking and actual results may vary. Sales of
the company's products are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to changes in the regulatory environment, the
ability of the company to react favorably to changing market conditions and
growth in the physical medicine industry and general economy; competitive
factors, such as increased competition from new or established competitors;
availability of third party component parts and products at reasonable prices;
inventory risks due to shifts in market demand and price erosion of purchased
components; success of the company in meeting actual demand for the products;
changes in product mix; and the risk factors listed from time to time in the
company's SEC reports, including, but not limited to the report on Form 10-KSB
for the year ended June 30, 1999.)


SOURCE Dynatronics Corporation

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/CONTACT: Bob Cardon of Dynatronics Corporation, 800-874-6251 or

801-568-7000/

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

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Maker of Crayola Products Responds to Article on Asbestos in Crayons

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 18:05 by BeautyCare.com
Maker of Crayola Products Responds to Article on Asbestos in Crayons

EASTON, Pa., May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The maker of Crayola crayons, a
trusted icon of childhood for nearly 100 years, says it is committed to
consumer product safety, and the raw materials used to make its crayons have
been evaluated by an independent toxicologist who confirms that they do not
pose a health concern and are non-toxic.
The company is emphasizing its safety commitment in response to a report
in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which indicated that asbestos fibers were
found in four crayon brands including Crayola crayons. Talc, the
strengthening agent in crayons, was cited as the potential source. The crayon
maker uses talc in its formulation to ensure its crayons are strong and
durable as children use them.
Suppliers of talc to Binney & Smith have certified that the talc is
asbestos free. In addition, independent toxicologist Dr. Woodhall Stopford at
Duke University Medical Center has evaluated the raw materials used in Crayola
crayons using standards consistent with the Consumer Product Safety
Commission, OSHA and the Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. Dr.
Stopford confirms that Crayola crayons are asbestos free.
The maker of Crayola products has requested the Seattle newspaper's lab
test results to determine how and why its findings differ from other studies
ensuring that Crayola crayons are asbestos free.
"We requested the newspaper's test results, as we are aware that there are
different testing methods used by different research organizations when
checking for the presence of asbestos," said Tracey Muldoon Moran, Crayola
spokesperson. "Although we already adhere to all safety standards issued by
regulatory agencies that govern our industry -- and based on those standards
our crayons pose no health risk -- we've already begun a thorough review of
the talc used in Crayola crayons and will use all information provided as part
of our review.
"If the experts, regulators and evidence indicate a reason to modify
ingredients used in making crayons, we will do so. We've been a trusted name
in countless households across the United States for over 100 years, and we
intend to continue to earn that trust every day."
All Crayola products, including crayons, have been certified non-toxic by
an independent toxicologist and bear the AP and CP seals of the Art & Creative
Materials Institute (ACMI). These seals are designations of non-toxicity and
product quality under which Crayola products have been evaluated for 60 years.


SOURCE Binney & Smith, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Tracey Muldoon Moran of Binney & Smith, 610-253-6272,

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Stetson Cologne Donates $100,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 18:03 by BeautyCare.com
Stetson Cologne Donates $100,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Special Promotion with Country Music Helps Raise Funds for Foundation

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc.'s Stetson Cologne, the best-
selling men's fragrance in mass distribution in the U.S., recently announced a
commitment to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a percentage of
revenue for every Stetson product sold from May through June 2000. Stetson
Cologne has guaranteed a donation of at least $100,000 to the Foundation.
Stetson Cologne is reaching consumers through a special in-store point-of-
purchase promotion featuring country music artists Clint Black and John
Michael Montgomery. This is the second year Stetson Cologne has partnered
with the country music industry to raise awareness and funds for cystic
fibrosis.
The promotions will appear in over 20,000 retail outlets nationwide,
including Wal-Mart, Sears and Walgreen's. There are four fragrances in the
Stetson line: Stetson, Stetson Sierra, Lady Stetson, Stetson Country and
Preferred Stock (from the House of Stetson).
All products are included in the sales promotion.
The launch for the national promotion was the annual Southern California
Chapter's "Sizzlin' Country" music event which took place on May 2, 2000 at
Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. The "Sizzlin' Country" concert is
held the night before the presentation of the Academy of Country Music Awards.
For the past six years, the concert has brought leading country artists
together to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1999, the event
raised more than $430,000.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and
adults in the U.S. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(http://www.cff.org) is to assure the development of the means to cure and
control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the
disease.
Stetson Cologne is produced and marketed by Coty Beauty, Coty Inc.'s U.S.
operating division. Coty Inc. is the largest manufacturer and marketer of
fragrance in the U.S. and is one of the world's leading manufacturers and
marketers of fragrances, color cosmetics and skin treatments in the mass and
prestige markets, with annual sales in excess of $1.7 billion for FY June
1999. Coty Inc., a privately held company as it exists today is headquartered
in New York City, was organized in 1996 to operate the worldwide fragrance and
cosmetics businesses of Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH. For additional
information on Coty, log onto http://www.coty.com. For additional information
on Stetson Cologne, log onto http://www.stetsoncologne.com.


SOURCE Coty Inc.

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/CONTACT: Arthur Gallego of Coty Inc., Corporate Communications,

212-479-4408/

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

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RADWARE Helps Deliver Victoria's Secret Internet Experience to Millions

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 18:01 by BeautyCare.com
RADWARE Helps Deliver Victoria's Secret Internet Experience to Millions

Of Victoriassecret.Com Visitors During Cannes 2000 Fashion Show Webcast

RADWARE's Web Server Director Product Line Plays an Integral Role
In Maintaining the World-Class Quality of VictoriasSecret.com
During the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Webcast

MAHWAH, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- RADWARE (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading
provider of Internet Traffic Management (ITM) solutions enabling continuous
access to Web sites, IP applications and content, is proud to announce its
contribution to the overwhelming success of the Victoria's Secret Web site
during the Victoria's Secret Cannes 2000 Fashion Show Webcast, which was
broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, May 18, from Cannes, France.
Over 2 million viewers from all over the world logged on to
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com to take part in the glamour of the leading intimate
apparel retailer's Fashion Show Webcast. Victoria's Secret is a division of
Intimate Brands Inc. (NYSE: IBI).
"The RADWARE solution provided the best fit for Victoria's Secret's
specific global load balancing operational and architectural requirements,"
said Timothy Plzak, director of advanced technology at Intimate Brands, Inc.,
parent company of Victoria's Secret. "Using RADWARE's ITM solution, we
developed a solution that optimizes the VictoriasSecret.com consumer
experience, with an overall site performance boost, reduced user wait time and
consistent access to the Victoria's Secret brand."
Victoria's Secret has consistently leveraged Internet technology to the
benefit of its customers by offering an unparalleled Web site experience. As
part of Victoria's Secret's commitment to delivering a superior customer
experience across all channels -- shops, catalogue and e-commerce Web site --
the company's goal was to ensure that the largest number of people worldwide
had the best quality Victoria's Secret experience before, during and after the
Webcast. Victoria's Secret installed RADWARE's Web Server Director (WSD)
product line in various physical locations throughout North America to absorb
every hit directed at http://www.VictoriasSecret.com and forward the requests to the
optimal content server.
RADWARE's traffic management technology was deployed months in advance and
tested repeatedly to ensure the consumers' experience would be exceptional the
day of the show. Victoria's Secret utilized RADWARE's WSD-Pro and WSD for
Distributed Sites (WSD-DS) to accomplish both local and global site failover
and optimization. The WSDs were installed at multiple locations nationwide to
handle all incoming user requests. Redirection decisions were based on site
load and other user defined parameters. As many as 13 RADWARE devices were
installed from Atlanta to San Jose, and at least two of each product was
installed at each location to provide fault tolerance and redundancy.
"Our participation in this event went well beyond just the installation of our
products," said Mike Long, VP of marketing and technology for RADWARE Inc.
"Our goal was to work with the Victoria Secret networking team to create a
state of the art solution for its customers to ensure the optimal user
experience."
Without compromising Victoria's Secret's reputation for offering customers
a Web site that is appealing to the eye, easy to navigate and readily
available, the RADWARE products fit into the network seamlessly and
distributed consumer requests transparently. If at any time during the show a
server went down, the RADWARE devices rerouted traffic accordingly without the
consumer ever knowing.
By helping to combine the convenience of e-commerce with the real-time
display of the beauty and glamour that is Victoria's Secret, RADWARE, a
pioneer in the ITM market, has surpassed its competitors in the execution of
load balancing capabilities. The optimal performance of VictoriasSecret.com
during this year's fashion show Webcast has set a new standard for Web site
performance and that standard is RADWARE.

About Intimate Brands, Inc. and Victoria's Secret
With 1999 sales of $4.5 billion, Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading
specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty and personal care products
through the Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle Company
brands. As of April 1, 2000, Victoria's Secret products are available through
893 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com.

About RADWARE
RADWARE develops, manufacturers and markets products that manage and
direct Internet traffic among network resources to enable continuous access to
Web sites and services, applications and content based on the Internet
protocol. RADWARE offers a broad range of Internet traffic management
solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate
enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of
IP-based applications that are critical to their business. RADWARE's Internet
traffic management solutions enable its customers to manage their network
infrastructure to bypass system failures and to scale their network
infrastructure to accommodate increasing IP traffic. RADWARE's products
improve the productivity of network infrastructure by distributing traffic
within a network to optimize the use of available network resources.
RADWARE's products can be deployed either as independent solutions to address
specific application needs at a particular location within a network or as an
end-to-end integrated solution to manage traffic throughout a network.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject
to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to, general business conditions in the Internet traffic management industry,
changes in demand for Internet traffic management products, the timing and
amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in
RADWARE's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
RADWARE's Form F-1.


SOURCE RADWARE

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/CONTACT: Tracy Ortiz, 714-436-9700, ext. 232, or tracyo@radware.com, or

Troy Fresch, 714-436-9700 ext. 237, or troyf@radware.com, both of RADWARE; or

Dennis S. Dobson, Investor Relations, of Dennis S. Dobson Inc., 203-255-7902,

or dobsonpr@erols.com/

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iVillage.com and Ladies' Home Journal Salute the Nine Female U.S. Senators

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 17:58 by BeautyCare.com
iVillage.com and Ladies' Home Journal Salute the Nine Female U.S. Senators

And Their Upcoming Book - 'Nine And Counting' - This Summer

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- iVillage.com: The Women's Network and
Ladies' Home Journal, two of the largest women's media organizations, are
saluting the nine female U.S. Senators and honoring their bipartisan
publishing efforts in their upcoming book, Nine and Counting, to be published
by William Morrow, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers. In an effort to
encourage young girls and women to get involved in politics and run for public
office, the Senators will direct proceeds from the book to the Girl Scouts of
America.
On Tuesday, July 25, iVillage co-founder and editor-in-chief Nancy Evans
and Ladies' Home Journal publishing director and editor-in-chief Myrna Blyth,
will host a reception in Washington D.C. celebrating the book and the nine
female U.S. Senators. In addition, both iVillage and Ladies' Home Journal
will run exclusive excerpts of the book prior to its national release.
iVillage will also invite all of the Senators to chat with the iVillage
community later this summer.
The U.S. Senators -- Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Kay Bailey
Hutchison (R-TX), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Barbara Boxer
(D-CA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Senator
Susan Collins(R-ME), Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Senator Blanche Lambert
Lincoln (D-AR) -- have joined efforts to share their personal stories in the
upcoming book, "Nine and Counting" published by Williams Morrow. The book
aims to inspire women of all ages to address whatever obstacles they face head
on and pursue their chosen path in life.
Nancy Evans states, "iVillage.com is proud and thrilled to honor the women
of the U.S. Senate as they continue to exemplify the positive power of women
coming together to make a difference. "Nine and Counting" is a passionate
testament to our growing heritage of political activism and homage to past
generations whose sacrifices made possible the expansive opportunities women
can enjoy today."
Myrna Blyth says, "We're delighted to be publishing an excerpt from "Nine
and Counting" this summer and to be a part of the celebration of women
Senators. Ladies' Home Journal has always reported on the most important and
influential women of our time and we're very pleased to honor these women."
Last month, iVillage.com and Ladies' Home Journal announced the creation
of a comprehensive multi-media program to furnish women with the most
extensive information, tools and forums to make political decisions in
Election 2000. Together, iVillage and Ladies' Home Journal will provide a
critical platform to ensure that the candidates are listening to the women's
agenda.
To address issues that are foremost to women, iVillage.com and Ladies'
Home Journal plan to create co-branded content on- and offline, in conjunction
with the League of Women Voters; conduct co-branded polls with InterSurvey, a
web-based research firm; and co-host a "Town Hall Meeting" where candidates
will have the opportunity to converse directly with women.

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 that focus on issues of
most importance to women and provide interactive services, peer support and
online access to experts through 18 content channels and several shopping
areas. 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, and are complemented by stores such as iBaby and iMaternity,
Shopping Central, and PlusBoutique. 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.

Founded in December 1883, Ladies' Home Journal has been inspiring,
informing, and entertaining women for 116 years. Published monthly by Meredith
Corporation (NYSE: MDP), Ladies' Home Journal has a circulation of 4.1 million
and a readership of 16 million. This year, the magazine celebrates the 60th
anniversary of its slogan, "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman." Myrna
Blyth has served as the editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal since 1981.
Meredith Corporation (http://www.meredith.com) is one of America's leading
media and marketing companies. Meredith businesses center on magazine and
book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive
media. The alliance with iVillage is the latest in a series of initiatives by
Meredith Corporation that leverages its magazines' targeted editorial content
and reach with leading Internet sites.


SOURCE iVillage.com

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/CONTACT: Winnie Atterbury of iVillage.com, winnie@mail.ivillage.com,

917-326-4158; or Jill Bernstein of Ladies' Home Journal, Jbernste@mdp.com,

212-551-6984/

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

http://www.meredith.com/

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HerRoom.com Better Than Stores

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 17:45 by BeautyCare.com
HerRoom.com Better Than Stores

For Shopping for Lingerie, Founder Says

DALLAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For women tired of digging through lingerie
store racks only to find their favorite bra is available in every size but
theirs, HerRoom.com may be a better way to shop, according to founder Tomima
Edmark.
HerRoom.com goes beyond basic shopping by providing detailed information
on everything from wardrobe essentials to laundering tips. The site
http://www.herroom.com also contains special sections on women's sizes.
"HerRoom.com gives women everywhere the ability to find the right bras,
panties, slips and shapewear from the comfort of home," says Edmark, who is
also the nationally recognized inventor of the TopsyTail hair styling tool.
This site brings together the best names in lingerie, including Bali,
Hanro, Le Mystere and Wacoal. HerRoom.com offers visitors the ability to:
-- Click on multiple views of an item
-- Read detailed fitter's comments specific to each item
-- View an accurate measuring grid to help with sizing questions
-- Select up to six blouses to judge how a bra will look under different
necklines
-- Review step-by-step explanations on how to measure for proper fit
-- Click once and look at a coordinating item

"I created HerRoom.com because I couldn't find anything like it on the web
when I went searching for a site to buy lingerie," says Edmark, who has
appeared nationally on television talk shows and in magazine articles. "Our
goal is to offer women of all shapes and sizes the quality lingerie pieces
that work best for them."
Through HerRoom.com, visitors gain access to lingerie resources which
helps ensure they find lingerie that makes them look and feel their best. The
site also outlines lingerie essentials -- basic items necessary for a complete
day and evening lingerie wardrobe.
"This site offers a wide selection of lingerie to fit every individual's
needs," says Michael Rabinowitz, national sales manager for Le Mystere. "We
are very pleased to be a part of this approach to serving our customers."
HerRoom.com is the latest undertaking by Tomima Edmark, the nationally
recognized inventing expert and President of The TopsyTail Company. Edmark
invented and marketed the TopsyTail(R), the successful hair styling tool, as
well as several other consumer products. She is also an author and columnist.


SOURCE HerRoom.com

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/CONTACT: Lisa Sachman or Laura Roberts, 847-853-4200, both for

HerRoom.com/

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



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Productopia(SM) Receives Industry Accolades from Upside and Forbes

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 17:39 by BeautyCare.com
Productopia(SM) Receives Industry Accolades from Upside and Forbes

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Productopia (http://www.Productopia.com),
the leading source of online product information and buying advice, was
honored in the last two weeks both by Upside Magazine as one of its Hot 100
Private Companies and by Forbes Magazine in its Summer 2000 Best of the Web
issue.
Productopia was named to Upside's list of Hot 100 Private Companies as one
of the "best of breed" in the business-to-consumer market. Companies named to
Upside's top 100 are identified as likely to succeed in achieving IPO and able
to withstand the test of time as a public company to become "the blue-chip
stocks of the new economy." Upside editors also acknowledge companies in
potentially successful niche markets with visionary leadership and innovative
technology.
Forbes has singled out Productopia as a site representing the Best of the
Web in the Luxe Shopping: Comparison Shopping section for its Summer 2000
issue. Productopia was selected for having "solid suggestions on everything
from beauty and tools to cars and electronics." Forbes also applauds
Productopia's Style Pick option, which suggests top products to a consumer
based on elegant design, eye-catching style and unique features.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a great site by Forbes and a great
company by Upside," said Roger Neal, CEO for Productopia. " Productopia is
building an exciting business model -- providing consumers with the
information they need to make product decisions and sending educated buyers to
retail sites. It's gratifying to be recognized by Upside and Forbes for this
model. "
Additional awards Productopia has won include: Time Digital's "25 Best E-
Commerce Sites", PC Magazine's "1999 Top 100 Web Sites" and Newsweek editor's
choice in "141 Great Web Sites."

About Productopia
Productopia provides advice, guidance and inspiration to help consumers
find products they'll love. As a leading source of expert product advice,
aggregation of shopping resources across the web and links to sellers,
Productopia has been recognized in Time Digital's "25 Best E-Commerce Sites",
PC Magazine's "1999 Top 100 Web Sites" and as a Newsweek editor's choice in
"141 Great Web Sites."
Experts select Productopia Picks in more than 500 categories, from
appliances to toys. Productopia's destination site can be found at
http://www.productopia.com. Additionally Productopia has strategic distribution
relationships with AOL, Snap.com and Cox Interactive.
A number of leading venture capital firms and individuals have invested in
Productopia, including @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI;
Bessemer Venture Partners; and RRE Ventures.


SOURCE Productopia

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/CONTACT: Piper Cook of Blanc & Otus, 650-962-4732, or

pcook@blancandotus.com; or Melissa Sheridan of Productopia, 415-537-1724, or

msheridan@productopia.com/



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ConsumerLab.com Test of Vitamin C Products

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 17:14 by BeautyCare.com
ConsumerLab.com Test of Vitamin C Products Identifies

Quality Control Issues and Misuse of USP Claim

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Testing of 26 brands of vitamin
C dietary supplements indicated that fifteen percent either did not contain
all of the claimed ingredient or failed to breakdown as needed for absorption
in the body. Unexpectedly, results were no better for products claiming to
meet USP (United States Pharmacopeia) standards compared to products not
making such a claim. Neither the US FDA nor the United States Pharmacopeial
Convention (which develops the USP standards) has programs to routinely test
vitamin C products. These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.com,
which conducts the largest independent analysis of dietary supplements sold in
the U.S.
Tod Cooperman, M.D., president of ConsumerLab.com commented, "We did not
expect to find these many problems with vitamin C supplements because there is
a great deal of manufacturing experience with vitamin C and it is not an
expensive raw material. There is clearly a need for better quality control
for some manufacturers. The findings raise the question of a false general
sense of security among consumers regarding vitamin C products and USP
labeling."
The testing also revealed that many of the USP labeled products that
passed testing produced values slightly less than their claimed amounts of
vitamin C and only passed testing after allowing for an experimental margin of
error. In contrast, non-USP labeled products that passed testing tended to
have higher than labeled amounts of vitamin C. The USP permits products to
contain 90% of their claimed amount of vitamin C, while the FDA requires at
least 100%. It is possible that some manufacturers use the USP labeling in
order to produce product to the lower limit.
The list of products that passed ConsumerLab.com's independent testing, as
well as more information about the Product Review, are available at
http://www.consumerlab.com and as well as through ConsumerLab.com's content partners
such as eNutrition (http://www.enutrition.com). Results will also be published in
ConsumerLab.com's Buyer's Guide to Supplements to be available early next
year. To further assist consumers, ConsumerLab.com is licensing its
flask-shaped Seal of Approved Quality to manufacturers and distributors to use
on products that have passed testing. ConsumerLab.com will periodically
re-evaluate these products to ensure their compliance with its standards.
ConsumerLab.com purchased the tested products through retail stores,
on-line retailers, and direct sales or multi-level marketing companies. This
is the sixth major dietary supplement Product Review published by
ConsumerLab.com since its launch last November. The next Product Review, to
be released within four weeks, is of ginseng products. By year-end,
ConsumerLab.com will have tested most of the popular categories of dietary
supplements sold in the U.S. Complete results for all products tested are
available in Technical Reports sold by Consumerlab.com.
ConsumerLab.com publishes independent reviews and consumer information
about health, wellness, and nutrition products and conducts the largest
independent testing of dietary supplements sold in the U.S. The company is
privately held and headquartered in White Plains, New York. It has no
ownership or control from companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell
consumer products. Parties interested in purchasing a Technical Report,
licensing content or requesting testing of additional products may contact
Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at
lisa.sabin@consumerlab.com. More information about Consumerlab.com is
available at http://www.consumerlab.com .


SOURCE ConsumerLab.com, LLC

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/CONTACT: Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.com,

914-289-0065, or tod.cooperman@consumerlab.com/

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



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Beautyjungle.com and Bolt Partner on Custom Beauty Store

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 16:55 by BeautyCare.com
Beautyjungle.com and Bolt Partner on Custom Beauty Store

Bolt Store Now Offers 15- to 20-Year-Olds Popular Beauty Products Online

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Beautyjungle.com, a leading beauty
products e-tailer and e-commerce provider to the beauty industry, has formed a
strategic partnership with Bolt, a leading integrated global communications
platform for 15- to 20-year-olds. Bolt and beautyjungle.com kicked off the
partnership today by launching a custom beauty store on the Internet for young
adults, which resides in the Bolt Store. This site represents the first time
an online retailer has partnered with a demographically focused destination
site to provide a custom beauty e-store.
The new co-branded beauty store-in-store features products popular with
young adults, as identified through trends on the beautyjungle.com Web site.
Bolt designed, built, hosts and takes orders for the store, which features a
select group of teen-oriented brands, such as Too Faced, Philosophy and Dirty
Girl. Beautyjungle.com supports Bolt with merchandising, order fulfillment,
customer service and shipping. Both companies will promote and market the new
store-in-store, as well as the beautyjungle.com site.
"As the place where 15- to 20-year-olds come to share information on their
likes and dislikes, we're pleased to provide our members with the opportunity
to purchase popular beauty products from our site," said Dan Pelson, president
and chief executive officer of Bolt, Inc. "We're excited to launch our first
store-in-store with beautyjungle.com and believe that this new concept on Bolt
will add value by giving our members the name-brand products they want."
The co-branded beauty store-in-store, which is now live, features
approximately 50 products, including makeup, fragrances, accessories and bath
and body products for young women. The e-store also will include men's
products, as new items are added. Beautyjungle.com will help Bolt merchandise
the items by providing full-color product images and descriptions.
"Online youth are always following the latest fashion and beauty trends
and looking for fun, new ideas -- and Bolt is an amazing place to reach this
next generation of trendsetters," said Jo Anne Kaufman, president of
beautyjungle.com. "By viewing purchasing patterns from beautyjungle.com, we
can provide Bolt members with products proven to be popular with young adults.
Our partnership with Bolt also demonstrates our ability to provide portals and
other popular online destinations with a custom beauty store-in-store, backed
by world-class fulfillment."

About Bolt
Bolt, Inc. is a leading integrated global communications platform for
15- to 20-year-olds. Bolt has more than 2.5 million registered members
worldwide and provides proprietary interactive services and communication
tools that enable teens around the world to have a collective voice on what is
important in their lives. The site offers its members free communication
services including email, voice mail, voice chat, Tagbooks, People Search,
Bolt Notes, message boards, instant messaging and wireless services. Bolt has
sites in the UK, Canada and Australia and is headquartered in New York City.

About Beautyjungle.com
Founded in 1999, Beautyjungle.com is a leading provider of e-commerce and
infrastructure services to the beauty industry. The company's consumer
e-tailing site offers five distinct stores and numerous brand-rooms that
represent a wide selection of beauty products. The company has assembled a
management team consisting of beauty industry veterans, leading e-fulfillment
executives and e-commerce pioneers. By leveraging this expertise,
Beautyjungle.com is providing e-commerce business services to buyers,
suppliers, distributors, and consumers of beauty products and services.
Beautyjungle.com worldwide corporate headquarters are in Chicago, with
brand-marketing and editorial offices in New York, a dedicated fulfillment
center in Indianapolis, and business development offices in California.


SOURCE Bolt, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Elvin Can of Bolt, Inc., 212-620-5900, ext. 479,

ecan@boltstaff.com; or Micole Schultz of Beautyjungle.com, 212-284-7102,

micole.schultz@beautyjungle.com/

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The Soap Box Introduces Mood Inspiring Names for Its Soap

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 16:46 by BeautyCare.com
The Soap Box Introduces Mood Inspiring Names for Its Soap

FREMONT, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Soap Box, a company selling
handmade soap on-line, introduces mood inspiring names for its organic soap
fragrances. These names have been created to encourage the use of
environmentally friendly products and maintain a value system for future
generations as well. The soap names have been meticulously chosen to
represent what each fragrance stands for since fragrance is a key component in
the selection process.
Through its network of several soap manufacturers, The Soap Box has
selected soaps of an organic variety, that are beneficial and gentle to the
skin, have natural ingredients and are aesthetically appealing to its clients.
The delicate balance that exists between these aspects results in soap with
names such as Tranquil, Patience and Delightful. These soaps use ingredients
such as peppermint, aloe vera and kukui nut oils.
Fremont-based Rachel Israel, the owner of The Soap Box said, "I have been
fascinated with hand-crafted soap and always bought natural soap on my
travels." While in Maui, Hawaii, Israel decided that an internet soap
business would be a way to share this interest with others, as well as be
creative, spontaneous and have unlimited freedom in the selection process of
natural soap. This wonderful product has been sampled by friends and family.
In business since 1999, The Soap Box has affiliations with
Organic-Growers.com, Wholefoods.com, and Greenmarketplace.com. Rachel Israel
has recommended her favorite business affiliation, Digital-Women.com in the
Networthy section of The East Bay Business Times in March 2000 and
The Soap Box is a member of The Better Business Bureau of Northern California.
The website, http://www.tsoapbox.com, is a Registered Safer Shopping site and
customer satisfaction is of extreme importance.


CONTACT: Rachel Israel, Owner of The Soap Box, 510-477-8968, or

sales@tsoapbox.com http://www.tsoapbox.com.



This release was issued through DigitalWork.com - Your Business Workshop.

More information on DigitalWork.com may be found at

http://www.digitalwork.com .



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/CONTACT: Rachel Israel, Owner of The Soap Box, 510-477-8968, or

sales@tsoapbox.com http://www.tsoapbox.com/

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

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



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Medbroadcast Corporation prescribes www.healthmart.ca to TELUS portals

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 16:40 by BeautyCare.com
Medbroadcast Corporation prescribes www.healthmart.ca to TELUS portals

VANCOUVER, May 16 /CNW-PRN/ - Medbroadcast Corporation is pleased to
announce that its online health and beauty store, http://www.HealthMart.ca, has
become the exclusive sponsor of the health and beauty shopping pages on some
of the most popular Web sites in the country. These include the highly
successful MyBC.com and the recently launched Alberta.com. It will also
include a Toronto Web portal to be launched this summer. MyBC.com and
Alberta.com together currently record in excess of 37 million page views and
over 1 million unique visitors per month.
In terms of an agreement announced today, http://www.HealthMart.ca has also
secured first right of refusal to provide prescription medication fulfillment
on all TELUS local portal Web sites.
Dr. Michael E. Pezim, President and CEO of Medbroadcast Corporation has
welcomed the alliance with TELUS, noting that the addition of a comprehensive,
customer-focused health store to MyBC.com, Alberta.com and the Toronto portal
would add further value to some of Canada's most successful regional Internet
portals. ``This is a winning solution for the online shopper as well as both
companies,'' he said. ``Online shoppers get secure, confidential access to an
extensive array of Canadian products and health information, as well as the
great diversity of local information offered by the TELUS sites. Our companies
are strengthened by an alliance that adds value to both of our online
publishing ventures and we look forward to a successful partnership with one
of the country's leading telecommunications companies,'' he added.
Jill Schnarr-Sadgrove, Director of Local Portals at TELUS Advanced
Communications, agrees that the initiative adds value for online customers.
``This partnership reaffirms that MyBC.com and Alberta.com are committed to
delivering the most comprehensive Web portal content available to their
customers,'' Schnarr-Sadgrove said. ``Online access to health and beauty
products and information from HealthMart.ca, a Canadian leader in health
supplies, further strengthens the position that MyBC.com and Alberta.com are
the leading regional Internet portals in Western Canada,''

INFORMATION ON MYBC.COM AND ALBERTA.COM
MyBC.com and Alberta.com operate under the TELUS portal network of TELUS
Advanced Communications. The network portals, currently consisting of
MyBC.com, Alberta.com and a soon to be launched Toronto portal, are popular
Web sites providing news, information, sports, entertainment and
communications services. The search engine is provided in partnership with the
TELUS-operated national portal site, AltaVista Canada. For more information
about the Web sites, please visit http://www.MyBC.com and http://www.Alberta.com.

SHOPPING AT http://WWW.HEALTHMART.CA
HealthMart.ca features many specialized products that have been selected
on the recommendation of Canadian health care professionals, including items
for customers with arthritis, asthma, diabetes and pain such as pain relief
medications, support braces, and blood pressure monitors. Other specialty
products include sport and rehabilitation braces, orthotic foot supports from
Superfeet Canada and a range of back supports by Obus Forme. Customers can
also link to http://www.medbroadcast.com, Canada's source for health information, for
supplementary information to assist them in making informed choices.
HealthMart.ca's ease of navigation and intuitive organization allows
customers to conveniently browse through the following product categories:

Babies and Moms
A full line of products, gifts and information for new and expectant
mothers.

Fitness
Equipment to improve strength and flexibility as well as products for
rehabilitation and performance measurement.

Health and Beauty
Personal health products selected to address specific health needs, such
as diabetes and blood pressure and beauty products to improve personal
appearance such as skin care, foot care, vitamins, herbs and health
supplements.

Mobility Aids
Patients with physical disabilities have their own range of products that
have been designed to improve mobility, such as walkers, canes and
wheelchairs.

Daily Living Aids
Products that have a direct impact on the quality of daily life such as
back support, bathroom aids, first aid kits, incontinence supplies and
products to assist better sleep, relaxation, mobility and dexterity.

Pharmacy
A full range of over-the-counter pharmacy products including pain relief,
allergy and cold medication, contraceptives and a host of other personal care
products.

HealthMart.ca features a 1-800 number and Help Desk to assist purchasers
with their orders and product inquiries. The site offers free delivery on
regular parcel service anywhere in Canada for purchases over $50 as well as
weekly specials and member discounts.
Medbroadcast Corporation (CDNX:MDB; OTCBB:MDBRF) produces and publishes
http://www.medbroadcast.com and http://www.HealthMart.ca. Developed in conjunction with
technical partner Ericsson Canada Inc., http://www.medbroadcast.com is Canada's
leading Web site for health information. http://www.HealthMart.ca is Canada's largest
online provider of health and beauty products.

This News Release may include certain `forward-looking statements' within
the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
that may be included in this release, including, without limitation,
statements regarding product potential and future plans and objectives of the
Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to
be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. No Stock Exchanges have either approved
or disapproved the information contained herein


SOURCE Medbroadcast Corporation

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/CONTACT: http://www.HealthMart.ca Store Manager - Tom Riessner: (604) 687-7463

ext. 139, triessner@medbroadcast.com; Sales/Advertising - Cathy Palmer: (604)

687-7463, ext. 133, cpalmer@medbroadcast.com; or Melanie Furness: (604)

687-7463, ext. 131, mfurness@medbroadcast.com; Corporate Development - Nicola

Sutton: (604) 687-7463 ext. 127, nsutton@medbroadcast.com; Corporate

Communications - Terry O'Donovan: (604) 687-7463 ext.137,

todonovan@medbroadcast.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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Mandara Spa Forges Strategic Partnership with Shiseido Co

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:50 by BeautyCare.com
Mandara Spa Forges Strategic Partnership with Shiseido Co., Ltd. of Japan,

Global Cosmetics Industry Leader

Shiseido Investment Powers Mandara Spa, a Leading International
Developer and Operator of Luxury Spas, to Worldwide Expansion

HONOLULU, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ground breaking agreement for the
burgeoning spa and cosmetics industries, Mandara Spa, the highly successful
privately-held resort spa management company that dominates the Asian luxury
spa market, announced today a strategic partnership with Shiseido Co., Ltd.,
Asia's leading cosmetics company. This is the first time an international
cosmetics company has made a major investment in a resort spa company, one of
the fastest growing sectors in the tourism marketplace.
The investment agreement in which Shiseido acquired a 40% share of Mandara
Spa's worldwide operations, will allow the resort spa management company,
newly headquartered in Hawaii, to continue to strengthen and maximize its
future growth potential as one of the major global operators of luxury spas.
Prior to the Shiseido investment, Mandara Spa was a joint venture between
the Chicago-based Pritzker entities and Thomas Gottlieb, former chief
investment officer for the InterPacific Group. Since the company was formed
in 1995, it has emerged from its roots in Bali, Indonesia, to become one of
the world's largest operators of resort spas. Today, the company has 700
employees and operates a Mandara Spa training school in Bali.
Its spa portfolio includes over 30 luxury spas located in fine resorts in
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Thailand, Micronesia, and its new U.S.
flagship, the Paris-Las Vegas Casino Resort. Mandara Spa operates spas for
Hilton, Marriott, Outrigger, Westin, Nikko, and Imperial hotel companies.
Mandara Spa also operates spas aboard the award-winning Silverseas Cruise
Line. Already a market leader in Asia, Mandara Spa is now focusing on leading
resort properties in Hawaii, the Pacific, on the U.S. mainland, and in the
Caribbean, where a number of major resort spas are currently in development.
In the next five years, Mandara Spa expects to add more than 20 new spas to
its existing portfolio.
"Shiseido is a familiar and trusted brand internationally and brings us
financial resources, management expertise and industry knowledge. As a
marketing partner, they can help us leverage recognition of the Mandara Spa
brand Asian spa experience," said Thomas Gottlieb, Mandara Spa's CEO. "We
will be aggressive in developing affinity programs with Shiseido."
"The exotic Balinese mystique of Mandara Spa, an early pioneer of the
emerging global trend toward tropical garden spas, and its rapid worldwide
growth have made the company an ideal strategic partner for Shiseido," said
Yasutaka Mori, a Shiseido Company Director and its Chief Officer of Corporate
Business Development. "Shiseido is committed to play an important role in the
exploding global spa industry, and Mandara Spa has emerged as a market leader.
This investment is also a critical cornerstone of our corporate strategy to
have foreign businesses account for 25% of Shiseido's total sales by 2003."
The distinctive Mandara Spa experience reflects its origins from exotic
Bali, Indonesia, where Gottlieb relocated five years ago to establish the
company. Mandara Spa blends traditional treatments from India, Thailand and
Indonesia with some of the newest health and beauty trends. According to
Gottlieb, Mandara intends to bring these treatments and the Asian philosophy
of well being and health worldwide and create a new standard for resort spa
experiences.


SOURCE Mandara Spa

-0- 05/17/2000

/CONTACT: Sheila Donnelly Theroux of Sheila Donnelly & Associates,

808-949-4131, fax, 808-946-5607, Sheila@sheiladonnelly.com; Thomas M.

Gottlieb, CEO of Mandara Spa, 808-737-6694, fax, 808-732-6693,

tgottlieb@mandaraspa.com, or Mark Edleson, President of Mandara Spa Asia,

62-21-250-5588, fax, 62-21-250-5595, medleson@mandaraspa-asia.com/



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Virtually Anyone Can Have 15 Minutes of Fame;

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:47 by BeautyCare.com
Virtually Anyone Can Have 15 Minutes of Fame;

WEBPayPerView.com Web Casting Service Caters to Aspiring Performers

PHOENIX, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the best thing that could happen to
performers who live on shoestring budgets, spending what little they make on
voice, singing and dance lessons, photography and agent fees ... all in the
hopes of getting discovered. Thanks to cutting-edge Internet technology and a
really BIG idea, the search for stardom could be over.
A new Web casting service offered by WEBPayPerView.com lets "wannabe"
stars, and anyone else craving the center of attention, take matters into
their own hands. With a taped performance to show to the world, or maybe just
a few close friends and relatives, WEBPayPerView.com can accommodate anyone's
dreams of becoming a star. And the best news, it doesn't cost a dime.

So ... you wanna be a (Web) Star
WEBPayPerView.com has developed a proprietary video compression and
encoding technique that converts existing videotapes and delivers them in
full-screen, television quality streaming video over the Internet. There is
no cost for submitting videotapes, and there's guaranteed exposure on
WEBPayPerView.com. All material is available on a "live" and on-demand pay-
per-view basis.
Families, friends, relatives and fans throughout the world can visit the
Web site and purchase "tickets" to view material for up to four years. After
a ticket is purchased, the individual(s) can pause, stop rewind and watch the
video clip in its entirety as many times as desired over a 24-hour period.
The cost for purchasing tickets ranges from $1.99 to $19.99 depending on
audience demand for the material. All third-party material is reviewed and
may be censored or rejected.
"WEBPayPerView.com gives people a real chance to break into the
entertainment industry," said Tom Gaffney, the company's CEO. "It's risk free
and doesn't cost a dime. They've got nothing to lose and everything to gain
if Web viewers take notice."

From Rags to Riches
Gaffney and business partner Derreck Manteau, long-time friends and
founders of WEBPayPerView.com, share extensive experience in the entertainment
and Internet industries and a passion to empower the "underdog."
"The entertainment industry can be pretty tough on newcomers, and the
rising costs of movie and television production isn't making it any easier,"
said Manteau, WEBPayPerView.com president. "It's more common to 'recycle'
known personalities rather than take risks on newcomers. We're giving these
unknown performers an opportunity to get discovered on the world's largest
amateur hour."
WEBPayPerView.com doesn't just provide a platform for performers and
entertainers to promote themselves. People who submit tapes also are provided
an information packet on getting the word out to potential viewers, as well as
a share of the profits from viewer "ticket" sales.

If they could see me now ...
Gaffney and Manteau recognize that competition among Web casting services
is fierce, but maintain that their point of differentiation lies in their
unique "never been seen before" content. WEBPayPerView.com is the only site
that features third party content ranging from home produced videos to
independently produced films. Like other Web casting sites, WEBPayPerView.com
offers an extensive catalog of streaming video concerts, movies, music videos,
children's programming, and educational and how-to shows, but Gaffney and
Manteau are betting that the third party content is what will drive viewers to
their site.
"Web sites strive to offer compelling content to entice people to their
sites," said Gaffney. "When it comes to content, beauty is in the eyes of the
beholder. What can be more compelling than watching your niece or nephew
graduate from high school, or seeing your grandchild take his first steps? If
someone brings us a video they want others to see, there's our captive
audience."
WEBPayPerView.com will provide this service to extended families, for
rebroadcast of home video content such as weddings, graduations, births,
recitals and other milestone family events.
WEBPayPerView.com's applications are limitless. A well-known ski
instructor might post an instructional video on how to move from intermediate
to advanced skiing. A national association may offer conference workshops to
members online. A teacher can post math tutorials for students who could use
a little extra instruction over the summer months.

Historic building home to virtual theater
While forging new territory in the Web casting industry, the innovative
team behind WEBPayPerView.com also has conquered new territory with a "brick
and click" venue that will serve as the World's first Internet broadband
television theater. The WEB Theatre, a cutting-edge entertainment facility
that has been transformed from a historic performing arts venue in Phoenix,
will debut to the public on Friday, June 2 and to Web TV viewers worldwide by
June 5.
Unlike other entertainment facilities that have begun Web casting public
performances over the Internet, The Web Theatre is devoted entirely to
producing and Web casting events, shows, competitions and concerts.
The Web Theatre, the first of several Internet broadband television
theaters the company plans to open in cities throughout the United States,
enables WEBPayPerView.com to produce and acquire exclusive rights to niche
content that can't be viewed anywhere else. The company also has been
gathering exclusive "in-house" content through leasing arrangements with
theaters and arenas throughout the United States.
For more information about WEBPayPerView.com, The Web Theatre or how to
reach for the virtual stars, visit the Web site at http://www.webpayperview.com.


SOURCE WEBPayPerView.com, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Kati Spencer or Liz Meyers of B.J. Communications, Inc.,

602-277-9530/

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

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Carlos Colomer and CVC Capital Partners Purchase Revlon Professional Products

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:45 by BeautyCare.com
Carlos Colomer and CVC Capital Partners Purchase Revlon Professional Products

Worldwide

BARCELONA, Spain, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colomer Group has announced
their purchase of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide from Revlon, Inc.
Carlos Colomer, chief executive officer of the newly formed The Colomer Group
is the former chairman of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide.
The Colomer Group is based in Barcelona, Spain and New York, being a
worldwide company. The ownership of The Colomer Group also consists of CVC
Capital Partners, the Colomer family and other investors. The price of the
sale was not disclosed.
"The Colomer Group has been created by salon industry professionals and a
supportive ownership group with a single theme -- passion for hair dressing
and all other aspects of the salon industry. This passion will make us
successful in all areas of future growth: men's and women's hair care, nail
care, ethnic products, and skin care. When you have this passionate feel for
your business, there is a unique energy and dedication that creates
opportunities in professional salons and the distribution systems that serve
them," said Carlos Colomer.
Colomer, a 40-year veteran of the salon industry, was born into the
profession. Colomer's father and grandfather were hairdressers. The family
distribution business, Henry Colomer S.A., evolved into Spain's top hair care
and cosmetics company in the 1960's and 1970's. Colomer, who worked at the
family firm and was the general manager when it was purchased by Revlon in
1979, holds an MBA and a Ph.D in economics. He became the president and
general manager of Revlon Spain six years after the purchase and later became
the chairman of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide.
Under his leadership, Colomer built Revlon's professional products
division into a multicultural business with products around the world,
including the U.S., Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, South
Africa, Canada, Argentina, Korea, United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland.
The acquisition also includes manufacturing and other facilities located
in Barcelona and Pla de Santa Maria, Spain; Bologna, Italy; Queretaro, Mexico;
Dublin, Ireland; and Jacksonville, Florida and Vista, California in the U.S.
SantiagoVila, president of international activities said, "Our vast
knowledge in the professional world guarantees a future full of possibilities
and success. We have a brilliant history of creating winning products that are
addressed to meet the needs of the present world. We have an exceptional human
team that makes this possible."
The transaction includes a very strong market share in European markets
such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland. Other key markets are Japan,
Mexico and Korea. The Colomer Group's broad portfolio combines internationally
recognized brands such as Revlonissimo, Interactives and Equave with strong
local names such as Llongueras (Spain), Natural Honey (Spain) and Viola and
Personal Biopoint (Italy). In the U.S. market, the traditional open line and
ethnic portfolio is being complemented by state-of-the-art professional
product lines such as American Crew and Creative Nail.
The Colomer Group is a worldwide organization that consists of leading
companies in the professional salon, skin care, and ethnic beauty businesses.
The Colomer Group is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with Colomer U.S.A.,
Inc. offices in New York.
CVC Capital Partners is a leading independent private equity provider in
Europe with total funds under management in excess of USD 4 billion. CVC has
offices in 10 European countries and has made investments in more than 200
companies across Europe.


SOURCE The Colomer Group

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Organic Builds Bi-Lingual Website Soloella.com to Serve Latinas on Web

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:44 by BeautyCare.com
Organic Builds Bi-Lingual Website Soloella.com to Serve Latinas on Web

New Site Creates On-Line Community for Emerging Population of Hispanic Women
On the Internet

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic, Inc. (Nasdaq: OGNC), an
international Internet professional services firm focused on the
customer-to-business market, announced its latest foray into multi-lingual Web
marketing with the launch of Soloella.com, a website devoted to building a
worldwide online destination among the growing ranks of Latina women on the
Internet.
The new site, developed with original, highly interactive content designed
to foster a strong sense of community among Latinas online, brings Organic's
Internet expertise to an emerging area of the Web. The site launch makes
Soloella.com ("only her" in Spanish) the premier online destination devoted
exclusively to providing information, entertainment and e-commerce for
Spanish- and English-speaking Hispanic women worldwide.
"Soloella.com is an online casa created by Latinas, for Latinas," said Ada
Diaz Ahmed, founder and president of the company. "Our mission is to become a
friend and partner to Latinas, a place to connect with their heritage, culture
and other ellas."
Soloella.com targets a group of Web users Hispanic women coveted by
marketers for their leading role in household purchasing decisions. "Latinas
control and influence 80% of purchasing decisions in their households, holding
sway in the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population Spanish speakers,"
said Diaz Ahmed.
Organic took on the Soloella.com project from its inception, using its
iBusiness services to provide site design, software engineering and program
management. And while the site focuses on Hispanic women, Soloella.com still
wanted to remain accessible to those Internet users more comfortable
communicating in English.
Organic built a bilingual website that merges two languages for users,
letting a visitor toggle between Spanish and English on any screen, at any
point. This feature fits right into the architecture of the site, designed to
let the user jump to related topics with a single click of the mouse.
"The bilingual requirements of this site demanded a fresh approach that
wouldn't clutter the visitor with an endless stream of pages," said
Jonathan Nelson, Organic's Chief Executive Officer. "The seamless design ties
in perfectly with the site's holistic approach, which lets users move with
ease between even loosely related topics."
Organic has developed multilingual sites for a number of clients,
including DaimlerChrysler. Organic also recently announced that its Singapore
office was developing an English version of Tom.com, the Chinese-language
megaportal.
Since Soloella.com wasn't the only startup eyeing the untapped niche of
Hispanic women on the Web, getting the site right the first time was critical.
"We knew it had to be savvier, smarter and have more depth than any other
Spanish-language dot-com, and Organic was the right fit," Diaz Ahmed said.
"They had the experience in the field, the proven record, and they could run
the project locally for us out of their New York office."
Soloella.com offers the Latina regular daily features on lifestyle,
personal finance, career advice, health, beauty, entertainment and parenting.
Soloella.com's target audience of Latinas aged 18-38 is expected to grow to
20 million users worldwide in 2003, from 8 million this year, as more Hispanic
households get computers, according to an IDC Latin America Research Group
report. Currently, the majority of Latinas accessing the Web do so from work
or at school.
"Soloella.com's holistic design approach mirrors the Latina's way of
life," Diaz Ahmed said. "The site addresses her needs and gives her everything
that's important to her about family, romance, health and careers. The tools
enable her to become an active participant, whether planning a wedding,
managing her finances or looking for a new career."
Soloella.com's sense of community is reinforced through alliances with
community groups including the MANA National Latina Organization, the League
of United Latin American Citizens, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and
Education Fund, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We've joined
forces with these leading Hispanic organizations in an effort to better
address the issues facing Latinas in their own communities," said Diaz Ahmed.
Soloella.com also is introducing a full-service communications portal on
its website, offering users free email and instant messaging, and unified
messaging services.

About Organic, Inc.
Organic, Inc., a leading international Internet professional services firm
which targets the customer-to-business market, is built around a "buyer
driven" service model that encompasses both traditional business-to-business
and business-to-consumer engagements. Founded in 1993 and based in
San Francisco, Organic ( http://www.organic.com ) has a history as an industry
innovator, having developed the Apache Web server and worked on the design of
some of the Internet's earliest Web sites, including Yahoo!. The company's C2B
Internet professional services include strategic consulting and research, site
design, software engineering and technical program management, online
marketing services including media buying and management, public relations and
customer service and fulfillment consulting and transaction management.
Organic has performed work for over 250 clients, and has gained significant
experience by working with both the Global 1000 and emerging Internet
companies. The company's clients include DaimlerChrysler, British Telecom,
Tommy Hilfiger, Blockbuster, Washington Mutual and Federated Department
Stores, Inc. Organic has offices in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and Latin
America.
NOTE: ORGANIC, ORGANIC and leaf design, and C2B are service marks or
registered service marks of Organic, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United
States and in other countries. Other trademarks and service marks referenced
are marks of their respective owners.

About Soloella.com
Soloella.com is the premier online destination devoted exclusively to
Spanish- and English-speaking Hispanic women worldwide. The Web site offers
bilingual, culturally relevant content and e-commerce services designed to
enhance the lives of Latinas. Soloella.com was founded in September 1999 and
is based in New York City.


SOURCE Organic, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Catharine P. Taylor, VP/Communications Strategy of Organic,

Inc., 212-277-4754, or ctaylor@organic.com/

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

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

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Women's Consumer Network Partners with Women.com

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:35 by BeautyCare.com
Women's Consumer Network Partners with Women.com

Women's Web Destinations Show Cooperation Works

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Consumer Network
(http://www.womensconsumer.net), an online resource for busy, professional women and
a top women's Web site destination, today announces a strategic marketing
partnership with Women.com Networks, Inc. (http://www.women.com)(Nasdaq: WOMN), a
leading Internet destination for women. As part of the alliance, Women.com's
members will receive Women's Consumer Network (WCN) memberships at a preferred
price of $19.95 and the WCN will sponsor exclusive promotions on the Women.com
network.
"We are delighted to team up to provide mutual benefits to our audiences,"
said WCN President Melissa Moss. "Thanks to this partnership, we are able to
provide our offerings to more women and expose them to our unique service."
The Women's Consumer Network conducts extensive research on companies and
selects partners that offer better value on services from career planning to
child care referrals, and on products from vitamins to automobiles. WCN also
uses the combined buying power of its members to negotiate special deals,
deeper discounts and enhanced services for its members.
"We are pleased to work with Women's Consumer Network and provide our more
than 2.8 million members with special membership and promotion offerings from
WCN," said Donna McDonald, VP, e-commerce and membership, Women.com. "As more
women continue to find the Internet a useful tool to get things done in their
busy lives, we are excited to bring our members the time-saving products and
services WCN offers at a reduced cost."
Women.com members should go to the "Membership Central" page on Women.com
http://women.com/membership/central.html to find information on their
exclusive Women's Consumer Network offer. To find out more about the Women's
Consumer Network, visit http://www.womensconsumer.net and instantly begin taking
advantage of the Network's deeper discounts, special services and promotions.

About Women's Consumer Network
The Women's Consumer Network (http://www.womensconsumer.net) is an online
national membership company that helps busy women save time and money. The
Women's Consumer Network researches products and services that are important
to women's health, financial, career, and family needs. Using the combined
buying power of its members, the Women's Consumer Network negotiates with
selected companies to provide better value and service for its members.
Through Women's Consumer Network, members get great products, exclusive
discounts, and valuable tips and information. Services evaluated and selected
range from mortgages to child care referrals while products range from
vitamins to automobiles. In 80 percent of U.S. homes, women are the primary
purchasing agents, contributing $2.4 trillion of the $3.0 trillion annual
consumer spending.

About Women.com Networks, Inc.
Women.com (http://www.women.com) is a leading Internet network dedicated to
women, featuring award-winning original programming, personalized services,
community and online shopping. A comprehensive network for women, Women.com is
comprised of more than 100,000 pages of programming organized into 19 topical
channels, including Fashion & Beauty; Horoscopes; Food; Sex & Romance; Health;
Career & Money; Pregnancy; and Home. Women.com also offers extensive
membership services and benefits, including personalized content, personal
home pages, e-mail, and access to community forums and clubs. In addition, the
company enjoys strategic relationships with The Hearst Corporation and Rodale,
enabling Women.com to offer an online newsstand featuring content from 12 of
the world's leading women's magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Good
Housekeeping, Prevention and Redbook.


SOURCE Women's Consumer Network

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/CONTACT: Francesca Davies of Women.com Networks, 650-378-4974, or email:

Fdavies@women.com; or Suzanne Jackson, 540-832-0583, or email:

jackson@promarcagency.com; or Robin Baker, 202-293-8567, or

email:Rbaker@promarcagency.com; both for Women's Consumer Network/

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

http://www.womensconsumer.net/

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Alberto-Culver to Acquire Davidson Supply Company

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:24 by BeautyCare.com
Alberto-Culver to Acquire Davidson Supply Company

MELROSE PARK, Ill., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alberto-Culver Company
(NYSE: ACVA, ACV) today announced that its Beauty Systems Group has entered
into a definitive agreement to acquire Davidson Supply Company, a full service
professional beauty products distributor headquartered in Laurel, Maryland,
serving a multi-state mid-Atlantic territory. Terms of the purchase, which is
expected to close within 30 days, were not disclosed.
Davidson has distribution territories for the Matrix, Paul Mitchell, TIGI,
Sebastian, Nioxin, OPI and Creative Nail professional product lines within an
overall geographic area that encompasses Delaware, Maryland, the District of
Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina and
Georgia. The acquisition of Davidson will add 32 professional-only stores,
approximately 140 full-service professional salon sales consultants and
current annual sales of about $65 million to the Beauty Systems Group.
In making the announcement of the purchase, Beauty Systems Group
executives Michael Renzulli and Gary Winterhalter said that Davidson
management headed by Kenneth and Judy Gilman would remain in place running the
operation originally founded by Judy Gilman's parents Harry and Gertude
Davidson.
Mr. Renzulli added, "Davidson brings to our Beauty Systems Group a
sixty-year heritage of salon customer service excellence and innovation. With
the addition of Davidson, Beauty Systems Group has solidified our presence on
the Eastern seaboard."
Howard B. Bernick, President and CEO of Alberto-Culver, commented that the
acquisition of Davidson "is another indication of the company's intent to
expand Beauty Systems Group -- our full-service professional business -- as
well as our Sally Beauty Company store operations both in the U.S. and
internationally." Mr. Bernick said that the addition of Davidson would place
Beauty Systems Group in the $400 million annual sales range and bring combined
sales for the Group and Sally to over $1.2 billion."
Mr. Bernick said that the Alberto-Culver Company would continue to explore
additional acquisition opportunities, but that "given the strong pace of Sally
and Alberto-Culver personal care product acquisitions over the last 18 months,
we may slow the pace a bit as we integrate these important pieces of
business."
The Beauty Systems Group currently operates Victory Beauty Systems and
Barnum Beauty Systems in the midwest, United/Ace Beauty Systems and Loeffler
Beauty Systems in northeast U.S., Heil Beauty Supply in the mid-south, Macon
Beauty Supply in the southeast and Beauticians' Beauty Systems in Canada


SOURCE Alberto-Culver Company

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/CONTACT: Dan Stone of Alberto-Culver Company, 708-450-3005/

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Donna Karan International Inc. Announces Launch of DKNY Men's Underwear Line

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:22 by BeautyCare.com
Donna Karan International Inc. Announces Launch of DKNY Men's Underwear Line

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Donna Karan International Inc. (NYSE: DK)
today announced plans to launch a new DKNY men's underwear line. The line is
planned for a limited launch in the fourth quarter of 2000, with a world-wide
launch scheduled for Spring 2001. Additionally, the Company has plans to
launch a Donna Karan New York Collection men's underwear line, which is
targeted for a Fall 2001 debut.
Don Witkowski, President of Donna Karan International's Men's and Men's &
Women's International Jeans Division, will be heading up the new business.
Dwayne Hein will be joining Donna Karan as Vice President of Merchandising.
Previously, Dwayne was Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development
at Calvin Klein Underwear. Also joining the Company will be Anne Hammes, who
will be designing the line. Anne has eight years of industry experience, most
recently as a designer for Calvin Klein men's underwear.
John Idol, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very excited to be
entering the men's underwear category. This new line will allow our DKNY
men's brand to expand into yet another market, complementing the total
lifestyle appeal of the brand. We plan to build on the strong momentum we
currently have in our DKNY men's brand to become an important resource in the
men's underwear business."
Don Witkowski said, "We are delighted to have Dwayne and Anne join our
team. Both bring with them valuable experience in the underwear business. We
now have the infrastructure and talent in place to build a strong presence in
the underwear market. This new line adds another important element to the
lifestyle concept we have created with the DKNY brand, complementing the wide
array of products we offer our customers."
The line will launch in Spring 2001 in approximately 600 doors, and will be
sold through department and specialty stores world-wide, as well as DKNY free-
standing stores world-wide. The design will reflect the urban spirit and
sophistication of the DKNY men's apparel line, with retail price points
ranging from $10 to $25.

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, 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
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 new
product launches, 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.


SOURCE Donna Karan International, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Media, Patti Cohen, 212-789-1500, Investor, Joseph B. Parsons,

212-789-1500, both of Donna Karan International/

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

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FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol Magazine Launches in the U.S. Hispanic Market

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:18 by BeautyCare.com
FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol Magazine Launches in the U.S. Hispanic Market

- The Only Pre- and Postnatal Newsstand Title
Targeting Spanish-Speaking Women Debuts May 23rd -

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol, a new
"spin-off" publication from Weider Publications Inc.'s widely popular FIT
PREGNANCY magazine, will be launched nationally with an initial circulation of
250,000 copies. The magazine for expectant and new mothers will be available
on newsstands in major Hispanic markets through Barnes and Noble and
distributed exclusively through Spanish-speaking OB-GYN doctors. Scheduled
for twice-yearly publication, FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol will have a cover price
of $1.99/U.S.
(Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000511/NYTH004 )
The 52-page premier issue carries top advertisers including Avent, Baby
Bjorn, Combi, Disney, Dove, Gerber, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark,
L'Atessa, Liz Lange, Procter & Gamble and many others.
Commenting on the launch, Peg Moline, editor in chief of FIT PREGNANCY,
said, "FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol was conceived out of an overwhelming demand to
deliver valuable information on health, nutrition, exercise, beauty, baby gear
and maternity fashion to Hispanic women in a fresh and stylish way. This
unique magazine is the only pre- and postnatal title -- available on
newsstands -- to speak to this powerful sector of the population."
Executive vice president/group publishing director Joan Sheridan La Barge
added, "According to a 1995 report by the Center for Health Statistics, one
out of every five babies will be born to a Hispanic woman and by 2005, that
number will jump to one in every four, so we know the time is right for a
magazine to cater to this large and growing demographic."
FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol will address the unique needs of expectant
mothers and new moms in the Hispanic market, delivering credible, important
information on everything from prenatal nutrition, stylish maternity fashion
and baby gear to getting back in shape after delivery. The magazine is edited
by Estela Herrera, who is widely known for her work at La Opinion, the leading
Spanish language daily newspaper in Southern California.
FIT PREGNANCY en Espanol follows the enormous success of FIT PREGNANCY,
which debuted in 1993 as a single-issue newsstand publication and is now a
bimonthly with a rate base of 500,000. Weider Publications, Inc., known
worldwide as the leading authority on the active lifestyle, publishes SHAPE,
JUMP, MEN'S FITNESS, MUSCLE & FITNESS, MUSCLE & FITNESS HERS, FLEX and NATURAL
HEALTH.


SOURCE Weider Publications, Inc.

-0- 05/11/2000

/CONTACT: Jennifer Zawadzinski, 212-545-4834, or Justin Popovics,

212-545-4859, both of Weider Publications, Inc./

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

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

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Revlon Announces Consummation of the Sale of its Plusbelle Brand in Argentina

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:08 by BeautyCare.com
Revlon Announces Consummation of the Sale of its Plusbelle Brand in Argentina

Announces Decision to Retain Colorama, Juvena and Bozzano Brands

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon, Inc. (NYSE: REV), Revlon
announced today that it has consummated the sale of its Argentine subsidiary
which operates the Plusbelle brand to Nuevo Federal S.A., a subsidiary of
U.S.-based Dial Corporation, for $46.5 million in cash, subject to
adjustments. This follows the signing of the definitive agreement for the
sale, which was announced on March 29, 2000. Revlon used approximately 60% of
the net proceeds to permanently pay down debt, and the balance will be
available for general corporate purposes.
In addition, the Company announced that it has decided to retain its
Brazilian brands, Colorama, Juvena and Bozzano. "After a careful review of
the increasingly favorable economic conditions in Brazil and the underlying
health of our brand equities there, we've determined that we can generate more
value for our shareholders by continuing to develop these businesses than by
selling them. Additionally, the disposition of our Professional Products line
as well as the Plusbelle sale enabled us to reduce debt and has provided us
with significant additional liquidity," said Jeffery M. Nugent, President and
Chief Executive Officer.
Revlon announced in October 1999 that it would pursue the sale of its
worldwide Professional Products line and its non core Latin American brands
conducted under the Plusbelle brand in Argentina and the Colorama, Juvena and
Bozzano brands in Brazil. In March, Revlon completed the disposition of its
worldwide Professional Products line for $315 million, before adjustments,
plus $10 million in contingent consideration bringing the total purchase price
for both dispositions to approximately $370 million.
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 in approximately 175 countries and territories.


SOURCE Revlon, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Press - Richard Woods, 212-527-5791, or Investor - Laura

Kiernan, 212-527-5230, both of Revlon/

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

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Most Teens and Pre-Teens Don't Get the Calcium They Need

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11:06 by BeautyCare.com
Most Teens and Pre-Teens Don't Get the Calcium They Need

Calcium Fortified Foods Can Provide a Great Source of Calcium and Can
Help Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis Later in Life

CINCINNATI, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With only 1 out of 10 teenage girls
getting enough calcium, every month should be National Osteoporosis Prevention
Month. But only one month qualifies, May. This month is the catalyst for
building awareness to prevent osteoporosis and promote the importance of
building and maintaining good bone health. Osteoporosis is a debilitating, and
even killer disease that afflicts nearly 10 million women in the U.S. alone.
Although many factors contribute to the risk of osteoporosis, one good way to
reduce the risk is to ensure an adequate intake of dietary calcium throughout
life, particularly at a young age. Unfortunately, Americans are doing
dismally in meeting their calcium needs, particularly during adolescence, the
most critical life phase for developing bone mass.

Fortified Foods Can Play a Role
Dietary intakes of calcium in the U.S. are far below that needed to build
proper bone mass. The gap between the amount we need and the amount we're
eating is large and growing. For example, recommended intakes for pre-teens
and teenagers (age 9 through 18) is between 1200 and 1500 mg per day (1996
National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference) while actual intakes are
around 800 mg for girls and 1100 mg for boys.
One problem in getting enough calcium is that not many foods are naturally
a good source of calcium. The list is small and primarily limited to dairy
foods like milk, cheese and yogurt. For the millions of Americans who suffer
from lactose intolerance and, therefore, have difficulty digesting dairy
foods, this makes getting enough calcium particularly difficult.
"The message for moms is really simple," said William J. Klish, MD, Head
of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine in
Houston, Texas. "If your teens and pre-teens are not eating 4 to 5 servings
of dairy products every day, then they're not getting enough calcium and you
need to consider including calcium fortified foods."

Not all Calcium Fortified Foods are Equal
But not all forms of calcium are created equal. One of the best is called
CCM (calcium citrate malate), which is marketed under the name FruitCal(R).
FruitCal is the remarkable source of calcium found in Sunny Delight(R) with
Calcium. FruitCal is a highly absorbable, or highly "bioavailable" source of
calcium that can be added to foods and beverages. FruitCal was developed by
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). "Clinical studies conducted at leading
universities, including Purdue University and Creighton University, have shown
that CCM is a highly effective source of calcium," says Mark Andon, Ph.D.,
author of Super Calcium Miracle: The Calcium Citrate Malate Breakthrough and a
principal scientist in P&G's Food & Beverage Technology Division. "CCM
provides more calcium to the body than many other calcium sources which is
critical in helping kids meet their calcium requirements."

Sunny Delight with Calcium can Help
Sunny Delight with Calcium contains as much calcium per serving as milk
(300 mg per 8 ounces). And kids love it, so it's an easy way to help meet
kids' calcium needs. It's important to emphasize that no single food can meet
all of our nutritional requirements, so a well-balanced diet with plenty of
exercise is needed to help achieve good bone health.
Sunny Delight with the calcium source, FruitCal, is marketed by Procter &
Gamble. P&G holds more patents in food technology than any other U.S. food
company. P&G is investing in nutritious, healthy-foods as its long-term focus
in this business. Bone health is also a focus of P&G's healthcare business.
For example, Actonel(R), a new prescription drug for prevention and treatment
of osteoporosis, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration last
month.


SOURCE The Procter & Gamble Company

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/CONTACT: Shanae Gibbs of Procter & Gamble, 513-945-6005/

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

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thatlook.com Makes Patent Application on Its One-of-a-Kind

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:53 by BeautyCare.com
thatlook.com Makes Patent Application on Its One-of-a-Kind

thatnewlook Software Business Method

STROUDSBURG, Pa., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- thatlook.com
(OTC Bulletin Board: THAT) has officially made application for a patent of the
business methods related to its "thatnewlook" software. The software uses
advanced imaging technology to allow consumers the ability to see how facial
and body features respond to changes of the type that Plastic Surgeons and
other professionals can bring about (size, proportion, color, etc.).
"The use of this type of software to generate new clients within our
business model is rather extraordinary," stated President and Chief Executive
Officer Gerard A. Powell. "We believe that giving consumers the ability to
envision graphically how cosmetic enhancements will improve their image will
ultimately open the way for them to achieve their personal goals. Many who
apply the software will want to take advantage of our system for communicating
with professionals within our network and following through with their
life-changing enhancements."
Although complex and detailed, the software is easy to use and access. In
the near future, customers will be able to download the software from the
company's Website and apply it in the privacy of their own home or office to
see the effects of cosmetic changes that they would like to make to
themselves.
"The thrust of this project is to make a seamless interface between
computer simulation and actual professional procedures," stated Mr. Powell.
"The effect is to lower the cost of marketing such services and to make the
process more convenient for the consumer. We believe that thousands of people
will choose to visit our site when they understand how easy and helpful the
software is and how convenient and affordable the procedures can be. We are
very excited about making this patent application, and look forward to
increased traffic and revenues as a result of this software and marketing
system."
thatlook.com is a direct-response referral-services company serving a
network of physicians who specialize in performing elective, cosmetic
procedures. Using an integrated multi-media strategy, including the Internet,
television, radio, print, and direct mail, thatlook.com generates
financially-qualified, and procedure-minded patient traffic to its network of
member physicians.
thatlook.com's Website is located at http://www.thatlook.com . Investor
relations information is available at
http://www.thatlook.com/investor_main.html .

This information may contain "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. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, the
Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove correct. The
cost of advertising, response rates, interest rates, and the public's general
feelings toward plastic surgery can dramatically affect response rates and
subsequently cost of consultation.


SOURCE thatlook.com

-0- 05/09/2000

/CONTACT: Mr. Alan Zazoff of Zazoff Associates, L.L.C., 973-515-8515,

Zazoff_Alan@msn.com, for thatlook.com/

Web Site: /http://www.thatlook.com/investor_main.html/

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

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BeautyMerchant.com Announces Impressive Increase In Online Sales

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:50 by BeautyCare.com
BeautyMerchant.com Announces Impressive Increase In Online Sales

On-line Retailer receiving over 2,000 visits per day with increased sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BeautyMerchant.com, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: BUTY) today announced that the Internet mega-superstore
for name brand beauty supplies and products has experienced a steady growth in
online orders and the amount of unique visitors from the flagship site
http://www.BeautyMerchant.com. Sales for the online "e-tailer" have doubled in April
from March 2000.
To promote the site's products and services, the company has entered into
several agreements with major providers for an aggressive advertising campaign
for banner ad placement, search engine marketing and radio and television
promotion. In addition, BeautyMerchant.com has pledged to beat by 5% any
competitive price for health and beauty aide products on the web. Beauty
Merchant will additionally provide free ground shipping within the Continental
U.S. for all purchases above $30.
Edward A. Roth, CEO, also announced today that BeautyMerchant.com will
soon offer a complete line of homeopathic, health and wellness products to be
added to the growing list of 8,000 products at a maximum discount to online
consumers.

About BeautyMerchant.com
BeautyMerchant.com (OTC Bulletin Board: BUTY), a fully reporting company,
has combined the booming e-commerce market with the $45 billion worldwide
cosmetic industry through its virtual online superstore providing
cosmetics, fragrances, toiletries, and other personal care items to
consumers worldwide. The Company's cutting edge e-commerce web site
found at http://www.beautymerchant.com is poised to become the premiere
health and beauty aid site offering over 8,000 name brand beauty products at
maximum discount to online shoppers. Total integration of products and
services will be combined into a one-stop shopping experience offering the
highest level of convenience and value to all BeautyMerchant.com customers. A
complete corporate profile for BUTY can be found at
http://www.SmallcapNewswire.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, made pursuant to
the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Actof 1995. The words "intends "expects" and other similar expressions stated in
print and on audio are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements, involve risks and
uncertainties, detailed from time to time in company's press releases, but not
limited to uncertainties in the marketplace.


SOURCE BeautyMerchant.com, Inc.

-0- 05/09/2000

/CONTACT: Edward A. Roth, CEO, BeautyMerchant.com, 954-717-8680; or

Market Voice/Smallcapnewswire.com, 561-995-1482/

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

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Beauty Without Boundaries

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:49 by BeautyCare.com
Beauty Without Boundaries

EBeauty Launches First B2B2C Internet Beauty Portal

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- EBeauty, Inc announced today the launch
of EBeauty.com, the first Internet portal to target the $70 billion dollar spa
and salon industry and affiliated manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.
EBeauty is poised to be a leading B2B2C e-commerce/resource site focused
exclusively on the international spa/salon industry. EBeauty's Network
("the Internet Portal to Beauty") will provide a single-source solution for
manufacturers, beauty professionals, and spas and salons in purchasing
products through direct purchase and auctions; obtaining information;
receiving on-line broadcasts and product demonstrations; participating in
community events and talk shows; conducting direct marketing and advertising
campaigns; and receiving personalized customer services. For the first time,
the more than 250,000 spas and salons and thousands of medical and beauty
professionals worldwide will have access to a state-of-the-art internet
portal.

The site's key elements, include:
Products, Supplies and Services -- For spas, salons, beauty and medical
professionals, manufacturers, suppliers and EBeauty customer care associates.
-- Customized learning program designed by Cisco Systems, to introduce and
market products and treatments to spas, salons and beauty
professionals.
-- Top-quality computer systems from Compaq Corporation, delivered,
supported and maintained by the company.

News, Features and Directory - For consumers and EBeauty partners
-- Reviews of the latest products, procedures and treatments.
-- Editorials from leading dermatologists, beauty and salon industry
specialists.
-- A list of upcoming industry invents.
-- An up-to-date spa and salon directory with customer reviews and
ratings, special offers and spa and salon EBeauty partner websites.

Gift Certificates & Baskets - For consumers
-- EBeauty gift certificates for participating EBeauty spas and salons,
designed to increase traffic to their partners.
-- EBeauty's exclusive line of gift baskets, a beautifully packaged line
of natural body products.

In making the announcement Julie Khalifeh, Co-Ceo and Co-Founder of
EBeauty, Inc said, "We are thrilled to introduce the first internet B2B2C
beauty portal site. EBeauty will allow spas, salons, manufacturers and
suppliers to maximize and increase their business using the latest technology.
Consumers will come to EBeauty for special spa and salon offers, the latest
information on treatments and services, as well as exclusive product
offerings."
"The initial response to EBeauty from spas and salons and manufacturers
throughout the United States is overwhelming. We are going to revolutionize
the way spa/salon owners order and inquire about the countless beauty
products, supplies and services. EBeauty offers its customers a 'best of
breed' technology solution allowing them to compete in the rapidly changing
and highly competitive beauty industry," says Carolyn Callahan who with Julie
Khalifeh is Co-Ceo and Co-Founder of EBeauty.
EBeauty has formed strategic relationships with Great Plains, Cisco
Systems, Microsoft, and Compaq Corporation in order to provide the most up-to-
date, technologically advanced systems to their business customers, with a
focus on customer service.
The company has established partnerships with thousands of leading spas
and salons including the MGM Grand, International Skin and Body Care, Anushka
Day Spa, Desse Spa, Cristophe, Spa at the Broadmoor, Spa at Saddlebrook and
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.
EBeauty's Web site address is http://www.EBeauty.com.


SOURCE EBeauty, Inc.

-0- 05/09/2000

/CONTACT: Richard Auletta or Kimberlee Auletta of RC Auletta and Company,

212-355-0400, for EBeauty, Inc./

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



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Primelight Partners with Charles David to Launch Innovative Charlesdavid.Com Online Channel

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:47 by BeautyCare.com
Primelight Partners with Charles David to Launch Innovative Charlesdavid.Com Online Channel

LOS ANGELES, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PrimeLight eCommerce, a leading
provider of managed online operations infrastructure, today announced an
agreement with Charles David, a leading manufacturer of fashion footwear and
accessories (http://www.charlesdavid.com). Under the terms of a multi-year
agreement, PrimeLight will serve as the Merchant of Record and assume
responsibility for the management of the online operation.
Charles David of California is a leading manufacturer of fashion footwear.
Designed by Nathalie Marciano, Charles David provides the discerning footwear
consumer the finest in style quality and comfort. In less than five years,
Charles David has established international distribution and a strong foothold
in global fashion markets from Tokyo to Toronto. With a world vision that
incorporates the fashion needs of people everywhere, Charles David Online,
becomes the obvious realization of this vision.
Charlesdavid.com is expected to transcend the footwear category and
exemplify the Charles David lifestyle. As a new global channel, Charles David
Online will combine content and commerce to become the ultimate resource for
high fashion enthusiasts. The Venture is positioned to launch Charles David
as a commerce-enabled media channel, empowering the brand and enabling
contextual selling sources for accessories, luxury leather items and other
line extensions.
"With PrimeLight's focus on the fashion, beauty, cosmetics and lifestyle
industries, Charlesdavid.com will benefit from PrimeLight's existing
e-business infrastructure, industry-specific experience and proven management
team", says PrimeLight CEO Perry Preston. "Furthermore, quality levels are
consistent at every point of contact, off- and on-line, so a real world brand
is never affected negatively by an inferior online shopping experience."
Charles David's site is currently in development and is scheduled to
launch mid-May. Complete site redesigns will be undertaken seasonally to
ensure that the look of the site is consistent with new collections, new
advertising campaigns and any other revised brand elements.

About Charles David
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California Charles David
(http://www.charlesdavid.com) designs, develops and produces a distinctive
line of contemporary women's footwear, which it markets under the
Charles David and Nathalie M. brand names through its specialty retail stores
in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe Asia and soon, online at
http://www.charlesdavid.com .

About PrimeLight eCommerce, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, PrimeLight
(http://www.primelight.com) is the leading business-to-business-to-consumer
online infrastructure and management company for the fashion, beauty,
cosmetics and lifestyle industries. In partnership with name brands,
PrimeLight enables and manages complete end-to-end online operations by
providing the infrastructure, technology, management and domain expertise that
are needed for name brands to effectively leverage online distribution
channels, such as wireless networks, interactive television and the Internet.
The Company has created extensive partner relationships with name brand
manufacturers and retailers.

For further information, please contact: Shini Reddy -- Director of
Public Relations, 310-842-8880, x107.


CONTACT: Ivan Arnold, Vice President of PrimeLight eCommerce,

310-842-6720, or fax, 310-842-9977, or ivan@primelight.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 PrimeLight eCommerce, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Ivan Arnold, Vice President of PrimeLight eCommerce,

310-842-6720, or fax, 310-842-9977, or ivan@primelight.com/

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

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Busy Workers Can Reduce Spread of Infection Through Hand Contact with Gel That Instantly and Continuously Kills Most Germs

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:43 by BeautyCare.com
Busy Workers Can Reduce Spread of Infection Through Hand Contact with Gel That Instantly and Continuously Kills Most Germs

MESA, Ariz., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight attendants, bank tellers and
food servers are constantly touching contaminated items that can spread germs.
An antimicrobial gel provides persistent hand protection for busy people
who cannot wash their hands as often as needed. Created by John D'Aoust, who
has previously developed consumer health products, Handy Dandy is designed to
help protect you by preventing exposure to potentially harmful germs between
regular handwashings.
"I originally came up with the idea for Handy Dandy because my wife, a
flight attendant for a major airline, kept complaining about how dirty and
filthy the back galleys and lavatories of the airplanes seemed to get," says
D'Aoust. "Our hands can easily spread infection and Handy Dandy can provide
you with an added measure of protection."
D'Aoust is quick to point out that unlike most antibacterial products on
the market, Handy Dandy is not a liquid soap or chemical hand sanitizer. Most
of these lotions have only a momentary effect that may leave you exposed to
cross-contamination immediately after using them.
"Handy Dandy has been laboratory tested and proven effective against
potentially harmful organisms including Escherichi coli (E Coli),
Enterococcaus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureas and
Proteus vulgaris," says D'Aoust.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta recommends that
the best way to avoid germs is to wash your hands frequently with soap and
warm water for at least 15 seconds.
However, for busy individuals who work in contaminated environments such
as bank tellers and food servers, this is often difficult to do. Handy Dandy
is designed to provide this protection for your hands until your next
opportunity to properly wash.
Handy Dandy $19.95 (includes shipping & handling and a Free 1 oz
Travel-Pac bottle) is available through John D'Aoust Products International.
Call 1-888 368-4696 or order off the web site http://www.HandyDandyGel.com .


SOURCE John D'Aoust Products International

-0- 05/08/2000

/NOTE TO EDITORS: D'Aoust available for interview. Product available for

review or demo. Photo available./

/CONTACT: John D'Aoust of John D'Aoust Products International, LLC

480-654-8863/

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



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eSalon.com Continues Expansion with Hiring of Key Executives

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:41 by BeautyCare.com
eSalon.com Continues Expansion with Hiring of Key Executives,

Acquisition of Additional Office Space

LOS ANGELES, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- eSalon.com, an innovative business-to-
business website created for beauty salon professionals, announced on Monday
more key additions to its growing staff of beauty industry veterans and award-
winning Internet experts.
Joseph Master has been named senior vice president of sales and industry
relations, having joined eSalon.com from Revlon, Inc., where he spent the past
two years as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Revlon
Professional. Prior to Revlon, Mr. Master spent 30 years with Helene Curtis
Industries in Chicago, where he served as vice president and general manager.
"Mr. Master's extensive experience in general management, finance, and
sales and marketing gives him the unique ability to grow market share and
engineer the overall business development of eSalon. His impeccable reputation
and experience in all facets of the beauty industry, along with his vast
Rolodex of who's who in the industry, makes him a real asset to our team,"
said Mr. Anthony Davis, CEO and co-founder of eSalon.com.
Leo Yu also has joined eSalon as its chief information officer. Mr. Yu
has almost a quarter of a century of experience in the field of information
technology, most recently as chief technology officer for CarParts.com. Prior
to that, Mr. Yu was responsible for designing and building the information
architecture and infrastructure needed to generate and support traditional and
e-commerce sales at Marshall Industries. Mr. Yu was instrumental in the
technological advancement of such Fortune 500 companies as Boeing, Space
Systems Division and Marshall Industries.
"Mr. Yu's knowledge in end-to-end virtual fulfillment and the ability to
design and integrate system requirements is unparalleled," Mr. Davis said.
In the first 60 days after closing its Series A financing, eSalon
attracted valuable candidates at a rate of one new hire per 1.5 days. During
the past four months, eSalon has continued to grow at an average rate of 12
new employees per month, and has increased its office space by 1,375 square
feet per month. The company now has over 60 full-time employees at work in
15,000 square feet of office space in West Los Angeles.
"Our expansion, both in staff and office space, is indicative of the rapid
growth of our company and our commitment to the continued development of
eSalon.com as the most comprehensive Internet source for beauty salon
professionals looking to change the way they do business," Mr. Davis said.
Launched on April 6, 2000, eSalon.com is the integration of four websites
into one, with a University section for continuing education on the latest
techniques and styles; a Business Center offering advice and support in
accounting, insurance and financial services; a Superstore, which will
ultimately offer 35,000 different products at prices below wholesale; and a
Community section, where beauty industry professionals can connect with peers,
share ideas and catch up on the latest industry "buzz."
"No other b-to-b website in the beauty field offers anything approaching
the comprehensive scope of information, products and services available to
beauty salon professionals at eSalon.com," Mr. Davis added.
Since its founding in 1999, eSalon.com has met all its major business
objectives on schedule and within budget, including negotiation of a key
strategic relationship with Pivot Point International, the world's pre-eminent
educational resource for beauty professionals. The alliance allows eSalon.com
to deliver Pivot Point's highly regarded professional training programs and
educational materials online to every level of salon personnel.
In addition, eSalon recently purchased the BeautyTime Sales division of
Mercury Beauty Company, Inc., becoming the owner of BeautyTimes' customer
list, telemarketing and outbound sales and vendor relationships and contacts.
"eSalon.com will now be able to control its own destiny through all
segments of the salon marketplace," said Robert Marc, president and co-founder
of eSalon.com.
At present, eSalon.com is in negotiations with various national and
regional manufacturers and distributors in an effort to expand its product
catalogue offerings. "We are vigorously pushing for acquisition of a wide
range of beauty industry content," Mr. Marc added.
This invaluable content will be available to significantly more beauty
salon professionals once eSalon.com completes its work with nationally
recognized firms to deliver valuable computer, Internet and financial services
to its professional salon customers, according to Mr. Marc.
"The eSalon team -- leaders in the beauty industry collaborating with
Internet veterans -- is working to create exciting opportunities in the
rapidly growing, constantly changing world of beauty," Mr. Marc said.
eSalon, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, CA. The company's Series A Round
investors included Encore Venture Partners, Avalon Investments and Smart
Technology Ventures.
More information about eSalon is available on the company's website at
http://www.esalon.com . Information about Encore Venture Partners is available at
http://www.encorevp.com . Information about Avalon Investments is available at
http://www.avaloninvest.com . Information about Smart Technology Ventures is
available at http://www.smartteq.com. Information about Pivot Point is available at
http://www.pivot-point.com .


SOURCE eSalon.com

-0- 05/08/2000

/CONTACT: Dawn Rusalov or Anne DeWolfe of Sitrick And Company,

310-788-2850, for eSalon.com/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/566035.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 566035/

Web Site: /http://www.pivot-point.com/

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

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

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

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



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Liz Claiborne Announces Launch of Niki Taylor(TM) Collection in Target Stores

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:38 by BeautyCare.com
Liz Claiborne Announces Launch of Niki Taylor(TM) Collection in Target Stores

Liz Claiborne's new Niki Taylor collection will debut for Holiday 2000

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Liz Claiborne Inc. (NYSE: LIZ) announced
today the Company would design and produce a new Niki Taylor(TM) line of
apparel to be sold exclusively at Target Stores.
Niki Taylor is a new lifestyle brand created by Liz Claiborne to expressly
address the multi-faceted fashion needs of the Target guest. The line builds
upon the notoriety of one of America's most recognized and admired models, and
will consist of casual, related outfits in easy-care fabrics for optimum
versatility. Labels and hangtags on the clothing and in-store fixturing will
prominently feature the connection between the Niki Taylor line and Liz
Claiborne Inc. Niki Taylor will launch in 150 Target Stores in Holiday 2000,
with plans to be in all Target Stores by Fall 2001.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul R. Charron, chairman and chief
executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., said: "Our vision is to be wherever
our consumer shops. The combination of Liz Claiborne's design and sourcing
capabilities and Target's strength in marketing and in-store merchandising
will enable us to reach a new consumer with fashion right product at a great
value. We at Liz Claiborne are looking forward to joining forces with Niki
and Target to create a powerhouse lifestyle brand."
"The classic designs of Liz Claiborne Inc. are timeless favorites among
our guests," said Luis Padilla, senior vice president of Merchandising for
Target Stores. "With the introduction of the Niki Taylor line at Target
Stores, we are continuing to provide our guests with well-designed, affordable
fashion."
Niki Taylor said: "My line will fill a void for many young working mothers
-- women who want to look good, feel comfortable and need versatile clothing
that can go from day to night. I am thrilled to be working with partners like
Liz Claiborne and Target that can offer great fashion at a great value."
Minneapolis-based Target Stores, an upscale discount retailer, serves
guests at 921 stores in 45 states nationwide and at http://www.target.com by
delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. The largest
division of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Target Stores gives back more than
$1 million a week to its local communities through grants and special
programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with
nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of women's and
men's fashion apparel and accessories appropriate to wearing occasions ranging
from casual to dressy. The Company also markets fragrances for women and men.
Liz Claiborne Inc.'s brands include Claiborne, Crazy Horse, Curve, Dana
Buchman, Elisabeth, Emma James, First Issue, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Liz
Claiborne, Lucky Brand Dungarees, Russ, Sigrid Olsen and Villager. In
addition, Liz Claiborne Inc. holds the exclusive, long-term license to source,
market, and sell men's and women's DKNY(R) Jeans and DKNY(R) Active
collections in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the exclusive license to
produce women's wear under the Kenneth Cole New York, Unlisted.com and
Reaction Kenneth Cole brand names.


SOURCE Liz Claiborne Inc.

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/CONTACT: Media - Jane Randel, 212-626-3408, Investors - Robert J. Vill,

Vice President, Treasurer, Investor Relations, 201-295-7515, both of Liz

Claiborne Inc.; or Patty Morris of Target Stores, 612-304-1908/

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

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IDG's PC World Investigates Online Privacy, and Asks: In Web We Trust?

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:32 by BeautyCare.com
IDG's PC World Investigates Online Privacy, and Asks: In Web We Trust?

June 2000 Issue Includes: Privacy Tips, Home Networks, Sony's PlayStation II,
Pocket PCs, the Best and Worst Places to Buy a PC, a Printer Speed
Investigation, Netscape 6, b-to-c Auctions, & More

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the year and a half since PC World
published its award-winning special report "Privacy in the Internet Age"
(http://www.pcworld.com/sep98/pcprivacy), e-commerce has exploded, doubling in volume
each year. And as the Net becomes the medium many Americans use to get news,
buy groceries, rent movies, obtain medical advice -- and possibly vote for
presidential candidates -- what little personal privacy they once had may soon
disappear. In the past six months, dozens of major Web sites have suffered
theft of credit card information and acts of vandalism. But, what consumers
may not know, the biggest threat to privacy today isn't crackers, stalkers or
data brokers. It's the legitimate online businesses -- such as advertising
networks and retailers -- that are creating detailed profiles of Web surfers.
In PC World's June 2000 special report, "Privacy 2000: In Web We Trust?"
(online now at http://www.pcworld.com/jun00/trust and on newstands May 16)
contributing editor Daniel Tynan investigates the status of privacy in the new
millennium. From security flaws in e-commerce sites to the controversy over
Web marketing company DoubleClick, this report identifies problem areas and
consults with experts to offer suggestions to improve the situation.
For surfers who dislike being monitored, but don't want to give up the
Internet, PC World editors offer practical tips on everything from controlling
cookies to privatizing e-mail in the how-to article, "Privacy 2000: Stealth
Surfing," (http://www.pcworld.com/jun00/privacy). For more information about the
patchwork of existing national privacy laws, check out the debut edition of
the "Privacy Watch" column on PCWorld.com (http://www.pcworld.com/consumer/smart).
Top of the News: The lead story is an analysis of two years' worth of PC
World's tests of the top color ink jet printers, which reveals a big gap
between rated speeds and real-life results. In addition, editors test out
Windows Millennium Beta 3, the leaner and meaner Netscape 6 upgrade,
Microsoft's new Pocket PCs, and online government forms. The editors even take
the Sony PlayStation II out for a spin in an exclusive review of the
much-ballyhooed game console.
The Buying Game: PC World's exclusive survey of 3,000 readers reveals the
best and worst places to buy a PC -- retail, Web or direct. Editors asked PC
World subscribers, "Considering your overall buying experience with this PC,
how satisfied are you with the seller?" Judging from their responses (on a
scale from Very Satisfied to Very Dissatisfied), the happiest computer
shoppers purchase products without leaving their home or office.

Above Average

Dell Web and phone
Gateway Web and phone
Gateway Country Retail
Micron Web and phone
Quantex Web and phone

Average

Circuit City Retail
Office Depot Retail

Below Average

Best Buy Retail
CompUSA Retail
Staples Retail

Companies are listed alphabetically in each tier

Home Wired Home: Home networks let people share files, a printer, and an
Internet connection. But for a long time, high prices and installation
difficulties dissuaded many from jumping aboard. At last, prices are falling
-- and it's getting easier. PC World tests five phone-line kits, one
conventional wired ethernet kit, and one wireless system, awarding a "Best
Buy" to Intel AnyPoint, praising it for: "Fastest, easiest setup of phone-line
products; useful installation video, great manuals, extensive Web-based
support."
Hammer Time! For businesses tired of waiting for customers to get the
message and beat a path to their door, selling via Web auctions can be a
lucrative strategy. Is it for everyone? PC World's handy guide walks through
eight steps of business-to-consumer auctioning online.
PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World
(http://www.pcworld.com) and WebShopper (http://www.webshopper.com) and is a subsidiary of
IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. The winner
of the 1999 and 2000 Grand Neal Award for editorial excellence, PC World is
the world's largest computer publication with a circulation rate base of
1.25 million. With more than 1.4 million unique visitors per month (Media
Metrix, March 2000), PCWorld.com is a leading online resource for PC-product
buyers and users. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and
newspapers and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries and offers online users the
largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net
(http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in
70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related
expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation
(IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 50 offices in
43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at
http://www.idg.com.


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/CONTACT: Amy Dalton of PC World Communications, Inc., 415-978-3168, or

amy_dalton@pcworld.com/

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Longs Introduces Spa Essence

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:31 by BeautyCare.com
Longs Introduces Spa Essence

Exclusive Bath and Body Line Features Botanicals, Vitamins and Benefits
Of Aromatherapy

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhancing customers' options
in the growing bath and body category of beauty products, Longs announced
today the launch of Spa essence (TM), an exclusive botanical and aromatherapy
based bath and body brand.
Spa essence, developed "for the Being, Mind, Soul and Spirit," currently
includes thirty-six products specially formulated with the finest botanical
ingredients, Vitamins A, C and E, and essential oils. The four fragrances are
designed to promote the aroma therapeutic benefits of a day at the spa:
rosemary raspberry for the Being, lavender peach for the Mind, eucalyptus
tangerine for the Soul, and freesia blueberry for the Spirit. Longs developed
these products exclusively for sale in its over 400 Longs stores.
Product offerings at launch include Spa essence moisturizing body lotion,
softening liquid talc, moisturizing body mist, smoothing body polish, body and
bath gel, and aromatic gel candles. Additional items are anticipated within
the next ninety days. Accessory products, such as cleansing pads and cotton
puffs, are part of the collection with planning underway for a variety of
accessories, including sponges, loofahs, bath brushes and personal care items.
Spa essence products are available in special gift sets as well as various
trial sizes, with individual product prices ranging from $1.49 to $6.99. The
price range on gift sets is $13.99 to $15.99.
"Spa essence was created with the needs of today's women in mind. These
are products for women who need to unwind, be soothed and pampered by fine
products -- but in their homes and at a reasonable price," said Martin
Bennett, Longs' senior vice president, marketing. "The quality and value of
these products is exceptional and one way of telling female customers that
their well being is a priority with Longs." According to Bennett, Longs will
be adding items to the line in keeping with the needs of customers and the
growing popularity of the bath and body products category.
The launch of Spa essence is part of Longs' new Brand strategy, which will
be unveiled shortly. "The launch of this product line is consistent with our
new Brand Promise, which focuses on the health and well being of our
customers" said Longs president and CEO, Steve Roath.
The new Spa essence brand is being featured with a special promotion in
Longs' weekly circular, which reaches 8 million households, beginning May 19.
Spa essence products are available exclusively at Longs stores in California,
Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. All Spa essence products are
backed by the traditional Longs cosmetics guarantee of unconditional
satisfaction.
Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) 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
417 stores in California, Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon.
Annual sales average over $9.3 million per store. Longs' unique strategy
includes competencies in the key categories of pharmacy, over the counter
medications, photo, and cosmetics, as well as other convenience offerings.
Longs' Web site blends consumer services and health-related information with a
variety of data about the company. Longs' community health screening
schedules, on-line prescription refills and pharmacist access, coupons, a
monthly health topic, and the latest company news and investor information are
regular features of the site which is located on the Internet at
http://www.longs.com.


SOURCE Longs Drug Stores

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/CONTACT: Contact: Les Anderson, Vice President - Administration of Longs

Drug Stores, 925-210-6624/

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

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Revlon Signs Future Charlie's Angel Lucy Liu

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:27 by BeautyCare.com
Revlon Signs Future Charlie's Angel Lucy Liu

- Ally McBeal Star to Appear in Company's New Ad Campaign -

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon announced today that one of
Hollywood's most sought after actresses, Lucy Liu, has joined the company's
glamorous lineup of spokespeople. Liu, star of the hit television series
"Ally McBeal" and co-star of the upcoming "Charlie's Angels" movie, will
appear in a new ad campaign recently shot by renowned photographer Matthew
Rolston.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000504/NYTH006 )
Liu will be representing Revlon's core lip and nail franchise and will be
featured in the seasonal Revlon Report collections. She will appear in both
print and television campaigns scheduled to break nationally in May 2000. In
addition, Liu will participate in select corporate and promotional events for
the company.
"Lucy is glamorous and daring, which makes her the perfect fit for
Revlon," said Revlon CEO and President Jeff Nugent. "Lucy adds another
dimension to our diverse family of spokespeople. We're thrilled to have such
a talented, rising star representing the company," Nugent said.
Liu, who continues her role as the litigious Ling Woo in Fox's television
series "Ally McBeal," is also positioned for a breakthrough year with a
starring role in Columbia Pictures' "Charlie's Angels." The film, also
starring Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, will be released in November 2000.
"I'm so excited to be chosen as the newest face of Revlon," said Lucy Liu.
"I grew up with Revlon products -- my mom has been wearing Revlon lipstick
since I can remember. To be included in a company that sets the standard in
beauty is truly an honor."
Liu, a Queens, New York native attended New York University and majored in
Asian Languages and Culture at the University of Michigan. Her first stint
with acting came in her senior year of college when Liu auditioned for a
production of "Alice in Wonderland" hoping to land a supporting role.
Instead, she was cast as the lead and a promising career was born.
Revlon is a worldwide leader in cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and
personal care. The company's vision is to provide glamour, excitement and
innovation through quality products at affordable prices. A website featuring
current products and promotional information can be reached at
http://www.revlon.com. Revlon's brands include Revlon, ColorStay, Revlon Age
Defying, MoistureStay, Top Speed, Almay, Ultima II, Charlie and Flex and are
sold in approximately 175 countries and territories.


SOURCE Revlon

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/CONTACT: Courtney Reagan, Carson Gray or Amy Focazio, all of

LaForce & Stevens, 212-242-9353, for Revlon /

Photo Notes: /NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000504/NYTH006

AP PhotoExpress Network: PRN1

PressLink Online: 800-888-6195

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

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On-line Survey: Priceless Gifts Top Mother's Day Wish Lists

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:20 by BeautyCare.com
On-line Survey: Priceless Gifts Top Mother's Day Wish Lists

OWINGS MILLS, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day moms across the
country are clamoring for priceless gifts -- literally. According to final
survey results released today, many mothers would choose presents that can't
be bought in a store over other traditional treats as a bonus for the most
complex job on earth -- being a mom.
The survey, conducted on-line at Mom.com, asked mothers what one gift they
really want for Mother's Day. Whether it's time to read a good book,
breakfast in bed or a break from running the household, 46 percent of the
2,400 respondents would choose gifts that have little monetary value over
purchased gifts like sweets or flowers. A gift from the hands is still a gift
from the heart. Among the invaluable gifts that moms chose were heartfelt
hugs and kisses and any hand made goodies from their child that says, "I love
you, Mom".
Pampering mom is still a favored way to celebrate her day, as 17 percent
of mothers wish to indulge in the decadence of massages, a romantic night out
or beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures and facials. But in the
true spirit of mom-ness, a number of moms would give up a gift for themselves
all together so everyone could benefit from social improvements such as the
end to gun violence.
"The Mother's Day survey results show how easy it is to honor the moms in
our lives with simple favors she appreciates like cheerfully cleaning the
house so she has time to read a book. Also, when you look at the findings you
see that women want to celebrate all the different aspects of what makes them
a mom -- the woman, the wife and the mother," said Brooke Knight Warner,
Editor-In-Chief of Mom.com.
As exemplified by the Mother's Day survey, Mom.com projects a unique voice
-- one that mirrors and supports a mother's experience and honors the
intelligence and contribution of moms in the world. Mom.com is a website that
provides a thoughtful mix of research, opinion and interactivity to help moms
of all kinds do better and feel better.
A community of thousands of mothers go to Mom.com to gather, talk, get
quality information and reassurance from each other as they journey through
the complex and profound experience of motherhood. Multiple channels of
insightful content help mothers find their own best answers. Featured topics
range from mind, body, spirit, to politics and education.


SOURCE Mom.com

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/CONTACT: Carla Vallone for Mom.com, 212-614-4201,

carla_vallone@nyc.bm.com; Susannah Smith of Mom.com, 410-363-9033 ext. 118,

susannah@mom.com/



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WhatsHotNow.com Enlists Lante to Build First E-Market for $200 Billion

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:16 by BeautyCare.com
WhatsHotNow.com Enlists Lante to Build First E-Market for $200 Billion

Licensed Merchandise Industry

Global Superstore for Pop-Culture Merchandise Signs $5 Million, 3-Year Deal
With E-Market Leader

LOS ANGELES, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WhatsHotNow.com has tapped Lante
Corporation (Nasdaq: LNTE) to create the first comprehensive electronic
marketplace for the $200 billion licensed merchandise industry, under a new
$5 million, three-year agreement.
Whether it's lunch boxes festooned with characters from the latest Star
Wars movie or "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" t-shirts, licensed merchandise
often is in great demand for a short period-then it's not. WhatsHotNow.com's
new eMarket, set to launch on June 12, will significantly improve the process,
timing and opportunities in its industry by helping license holders,
manufacturers and buyers to easily locate and do business with each other
electronically.
"The licensed merchandise industry is ripe for an electronic
marketplace -- but only if it's done right," said Rob Fried, chief executive
of WhatsHotNow.com. "Lante's experience and knowledge in developing digital
markets is bringing tremendous value to our business, including allowing us to
make a fast time-to-market goal."
WhatsHotNow.com, which currently runs the electronic stores and provides
the merchandise for clients such as Comedy Central, Jim Henson Productions and
the Salt Lake City Olympics, knows first-hand how inefficient the licensed
merchandise market is. To optimize the value of their license, holders
typically must locate and strike deals with dozens of producers for each
category of merchandise, such as children's t-shirts, adult t-shirts, action
figures and stuffed animals. Manufacturers, too, spend an inordinate amount
of time finding and making deals with multiple license holders to justify
investments in equipment and to maximize capacity. And retailers of licensed
merchandise, mostly mom-and-pop outfits, often scramble to track down the
license holder and then the approved manufacturer to order products in a
timely manner -- and in the small lots they need.
"WhatsHotNow.com is a pioneer in bringing a new, Internet-based approach
to an industry whose growth has been restrained by traditional ways of doing
business," said Peter Hutto, the senior principal of Lante's Los Angeles
office and the leader of the engagement. "We're very pleased to be working
with WhatsHotNow.com to realize their vision for the licensed merchandise
market."
To build the new WhatsHotNow.com eMarket, Lante is working with several
leading technology providers, including Tradex, which is supplying the
exchange application package to enable buying and selling. Other vendors
include Trading Dynamics, Oracle, Eprise and Sun Microsystems.

About WhatsHotNow.com
WhatsHotNow.com provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions for top-tier
entertainment, sports and lifestyle brands in the licensing industry. The
company operates many "official" on-line stores including those for Fox
Broadcasting, MTV, Comedy Central, The Salt Lake City Olympics, Playboy and
the Estate of Frank Sinatra. Music artists and athletes include Alanis
Morissette, The Goo Goo Dolls, Luscious Jackson and Evander Holyfield.
In addition, WhatsHotNow operates its own online pop-culture superstore
for licensed merchandise. It is home to more than 300 stores carrying over
20,000 SKUs. Direct, real-time consumer interaction allows WhatsHotNow and
its clients to keep their fingers on the pulse of consumer desires. The site
also includes a frequent buyer program, personalization options, gift
selectors, consumer clubs and other customer-centric features.
Founded by Oscar-winning motion picture producer and former Savoy Pictures
CEO Rob Fried, the company's Board of Directors includes Chairman and CEO
Fried, President Robert Hollander, Frank Biondi, former Chairman and CEO of
Viacom, Inc. and Universal Studios, Michael Fuchs, former Chairman and CEO of
Home Box Office, Andrew Weissman of Wit Capital, and Jeffrey H. Coats,
Managing Director at THLee Putman Internet Partners.
WhatsHotNow.com is emblematic of a new wave of Internet-based companies
headquartered in the Los Angeles and Orange County area that is vaulting
Southern California into a leadership position in the Internet economy.

About Lante
Lante Corporation (Nasdaq: LNTE) is an Internet services company that
develops sophisticated technology-based solutions that enable emerging
electronic markets. Since its inception in 1984, Lante has been an innovator
in applying emerging technologies to businesses, evolving from personal
computer networks to database applications to distributed client-server
architectures to its current exclusive focus on Internet services. Today,
Lante serves clients from offices in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, New
York, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis and
Singapore. Its website is http://www.lante.com .

For more information: Kevin Kutz of Lante Corporation, 312-696-5279, or
kkutz@lante.com.


SOURCE Lante Corporation

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/CONTACT: Kevin Kutz of Lante Corporation, 312-696-5279, or

kkutz@lante.com/

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

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eZula Shifts the Internet Shopping Model

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:04 by BeautyCare.com
eZula Shifts the Internet Shopping Model

The First Web-Based Application to Deliver Relevant Shopping Intelligence(SM)
Directly to the Shopper's Point of Interest, Anywhere on the Web

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco-based eZula, Inc.
announced today that it is shifting the Internet shopping model with the
launch of eZula, a thin, Web-based application that delivers comprehensive
product information, services and a real-time community directly to shoppers
at their point of interest, anywhere on the Web. Due to its unique "network
effect," eZula has attracted leading Web partners in key vertical categories
that provide eZula users with valuable product information and expose eZula to
millions of shoppers who now can enjoy an efficient, smart and easy shopping
experience.
With eZula, shoppers don't have to sift through endless Web sites to find
what they're looking for. A simple click on any product name anywhere on the
Web at the shopper's point of interest activates eZula, instantly delivering
three services: 1) professional information from partners, 2) product reviews
by other users, and 3) a discussion area that brings people together from all
over the Web, based on mutual interest in a product, to make buying decisions
and get "live" advice from other shoppers.
"Instead of going from one destination on the Web to another to get
valuable product information or services, eZula brings it all together to the
shopper, where and when he wants it," said eZula Co-Founder and CEO Yoav
Shaham. "The beauty of eZula is that all of the information and services that
exist on the Web today can be delivered by eZula directly to the point of
interest of the user. This is how eZula is shifting the Internet shopping
model."
eZula gains professional product information in popular consumer
categories and exposure to an audience of more than 7 million Internet users
through partnerships with leading content partners in key vertical categories
including etown.com, more.com, Miadora, Game Revolution, Babygear.com,
AutoWorld.com and Lonely Planet, and a co-branding relationship with
FortuneCity.com.
By partnering with eZula, these companies extend their brands beyond their
own Web sites. eZula's unique network effect allows the partners from the
different market verticals to keep their communities inside one
network--exposing them to a body of users that they couldn't reach before.
"I immediately recognized the potential that eZula's network effect could
bring for etown," said Randy Strong, VP of Business Development for etown.com,
the world's best consumer electronics destination. "With eZula, etown travels
with users as they shop across the Web for consumer electronics
products -- significantly increasing the presence and extension of our brand
in a way that we couldn't imagine before."
By delivering relevant shopping intelligence directly to the shopper's
point of interest anywhere on the Web, eZula significantly improves the
Internet shopping experience3/4making it efficient, smart and easy.

About eZula, Inc.
eZula, Inc. is a San Francisco-based Internet company incorporated in
August 1999 with the explicit aim of improving Internet shopping by utilizing
the advantages of the Web to deliver a point-of-interest solution. eZula's
patent-pending application delivers the exact information and services
shoppers need wherever they are on the Web with a simple click of the mouse.
The application is free, secure and can be downloaded in 20 seconds from
http://www.ezula.com or partners' Web sites -- without any special memory
requirements, "wizard" or forms to fill out. eZula currently is compatible
with Internet Explorer 4.0 and above, on Windows 95, 98 and NT.
eZula's partners include etown.com, more.com, Miadora, Game Revolution,
Babygear.com, AutoWorld.com, Lonely Planet and FortuneCity.com. eZula, Inc.
has secured $2.5 million in seed financing from a group of professional
investors including several current and former AOL/Netscape executives.


SOURCE eZula, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Jaimee Henderson of eZula, Inc., 415-558-7782, or mobile,

415-846-3731, or jaimee@ezula.com; or Elizabeth McRae Smith of The McRae

Agency, 415-348-8324, or elizabeth@mcraeagency.com, for eZula, Inc./

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Buyjewel.com Vaults to No. 1 Jewelry Site in March

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 11:01 by BeautyCare.com
Buyjewel.com Vaults to No. 1 Jewelry Site in March,

According to PC Data Online

Top-Ranking Underscores Strength of Buyjewel-idealab! Partnership

PASADENA, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Buyjewel.com, an online retailer
combining the personal touch of a family jeweler with the speed and
convenience of the Internet, was named the number one most visited jewelry
site in March by PC Data Online.
"The more customer-centric we have become, the greater our community has
grown," said Samuel Gniwisch, chairman and chief strategy officer of
Buyjewel.com. "idealab! has helped us refine our focus on creating a more
personalized shopping experience that offers great product at great prices,
and our time-pressed customers clearly want both."
In December 1999 and January 2000, Buyjewel.com was the second most
frequently visited jewelry site on the Web, and the 18th fastest-growing site
overall for December 1999, according to PC Data Online. Since its launch in
September 1999, the site has attracted more than 5 million visitors and
completed more than 100,000 customer transactions. Buyjewel.com offers easy,
affordable online shopping for an array of diamonds, pearls, bracelets,
necklaces, pendants, earrings and rings in gold, silver and platinum. In
November 1999, Buyjewel.com announced that it would give away $20 million in
fine jewelry as part of its customer-acquisition strategy. Mr. Gniwisch said
that the giveaway continues to be an extremely popular way to introduce
customers to Buyjewel.com.
PC Data Online, a leading Internet research firm that specializes in Web
commerce measurement and surveys, compiles a monthly list of the top Web sites
based on "unique users" visiting the sites.

About Buyjewel.com
Buyjewel.com (http://www.buyjewel.com), based in Pasadena, Calif, was launched by
the second generation of the Gniwisch family that owns a major jewelry
manufacturer. The site serves as the personal and family jeweler on the
Internet for working women, single parents and other time-crunched multi-
taskers celebrating milestones in their lives with the purchase of fine
jewelry. Notable among Buyjewel.com's services are email gift reminders, a
personal jewelry advisor called "Ask Julie," its FACETS style-and-trends
newsletter, and its "Jewel School" guide to gemstones and jewelry.

About idealab!
idealab! (http://www.idealab.com) creates, builds and operates Internet
businesses that satisfy unmet market needs. Founded in March 1996 by Bill
Gross, idealab generates ideas for new Internet businesses and creates,
capitalizes and establishes a separate company to conduct each new business.
Actively participating in the ongoing operations of its network companies
through board representation, information sharing and facilitating
collaboration among the companies, idealab! also recruits management to
oversee day-to-day operations and to concentrate on the rapid execution of the
business plan. Additionally, idealab! provides each operating company
strategic guidance as well as assistance in sales, marketing and brand
management, executive recruiting, Web development and information technology,
and legal, finance, accounting and human resources. idealab! public companies
include eToys, GoTo.com, CitySearch, NetZero and Tickets.com. idealab! is
headquartered in Pasadena, California and has offices in Silicon Valley, New
York, Boston and London.


SOURCE Buyjewel.com

-0- 05/03/2000

/CONTACT: Greg Peverill-Conti of Blanc & Otus, 617-262-6454,

gregpc@bando.com, for Buyjewel.com/

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


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Online Pregnancy Network Lets Mothers-To-Be Bask in ThatGlow.com

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 10:57 by BeautyCare.com
Online Pregnancy Network Lets Mothers-To-Be Bask in ThatGlow.com;

The Premiere of ... That Look. That Style. That Glow.

LOS ANGELES, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Combination celebrity maternity
magazine and pregnancy shopping portal, ThatGlow.com launches April 25th.
Destined to become the leading online sanctuary for expectant moms,
ThatGlow.com features intimate profiles of Hollywood's hottest and very
pregnant stars; pregnancy-flattering designer dresses, swimwear and beauty
products; and advice on maternity fashions, fitness, love, sex and everything
a new mom needs & craves during the most exciting nine months of her life.
The new Web site comes alive this week and will feature portraits of
celebrity mothers Reese Witherspoon, Jane Seymour, Macy Gray, Danielle Steel,
Sophia Loren, Marie Osmond, Naomi Judd, Helena Christensen, Candice Bergen and
Kelly Preston. Supermodel moms-to-be Frederique Van der Wal and Vendela did a
Mother's Day cover photo shoot posing for a series of exclusive photographs by
celebrity photographer Antoine Verglas. Visitors can learn how these
high-profile women handle the stresses and joys of pregnancy, while
discovering their favorite remedies, foods, tricks and secrets for living
la vida mama!
"Without saying a word, expectant mothers just radiate 'that glow.'
That's the inspiration for our Web site," explains Angela Janklow Harrington,
ThatGlow.com Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief. "We wanted to create a single
online destination that covers every emotion, interest and desire from
conception through delivery. With our own superstar survey, "A Womb With A
View" and inside stories about some of Hollywood's most glamorous Hall of Fame
Moms, whose every pregnant pause is a source of fascination for women around
the world, ThatGlow delivers entertainment, fashion and beauty in an
irresistible online package."

Maternity Mavens Design Special Products To Enhance The Glow
ThatGlow.com is not just the juiciest online source for celebrity secrets
and girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice, but as both e-content and e-commerce, the
Web site also offers its own signature line of clothes, lingerie, bathing and
beauty products for the expectant mother. Dresses by Diane von Furstenberg,
swimwear by Lisa Curran, and bath and spa treatments designed by skincare
expert Ole Henriksen are among the maternity products that will be exclusively
offered on ThatGlow.com.

About ThatGlow.com
Founded by Angela Janklow Harrington and Jordan Davis, two working moms
with five children between them, ThatGlow.com is the first Web site devoted
exclusively to the needs, interests and tastes of motherhood. Born of the
founders' desire to meet the needs -- and satisfy the cravings -- of four
million pregnant women in America each year, ThatGlow.com is a pregnancy
network that offers celebrity-driven editorial content and affordable designer
maternity commerce. For more information, please visit the Web site at
http://www.thatglow.com .


PREGNANCY FACTS:

-- 4 million women become pregnant in the US alone each year
-- Hollywood's heavyweight moms are flaunting pregnancy's "bump" and
"glow" and looking glamorous all the way through (and everyone wants to
know how?)
-- ThatGlow.Com, is the ultimate combination celebrity maternity magazine
and pregnancy shopping portal set to become the leading online
destination for intimate celebrity profiles, pregnancy tips, secrets,
remedies, games, surveys and more.

Want to know ... How Jada Pinkett Smith got back her rock solid abs? Why
did Melanie Griffith use fancy olive oil during her pregnancy? How many lbs.
did Madonna gain? How Sophia Loren survived for nine months on bedrest?
Which celebrity was obsessed with crabmeat and grapes?

Find out the answers to everything you ever wanted to know about celebrity
pregnancy and even a few things you don't. The premiere issue features a
super survey "Womb With A View" where the stars tell Editor-in-Chief Angela
Janklow Harrington where their famous babes were conceived, how they told and
what they craved.

NAOMI JUDD: Conceived Wynonna Ellen in a car
Told him parked in the same car on Lover's lane (he was
18 and not ready for a relationship. They broke up
shortly thereafter.)

KELLY PRESTON: Conceived in Florida
Gave Hubby John Travolta her EPT stick wrapped up like a
present (He thought it was a styptic shaving stick!)
Craved corned beef hash and Krispy Kreme Donuts

JULIE MORAN: Conceived at home in the study
(ET! Host) Told in the living room carrying a blanket in her arms
like a baby
Was addicted to 7UP and Saltines

HELENA
CHRISTENSEN: Conceived in India
Told him through the bathroom door
Craved chocolate milk

Cover Photo available of Supermodel moms to be Frederique and Vendela.
Log on to http://WWW.ThatGlow.com .
For more information or photography call Jill Eisenstadt at Full Picture
310.407.0120.


SOURCE ThatGlow.com

-0- 05/03/2000

/CONTACT: Jill Eisenstadt of Full Picture, 310-407-0120, for

ThatGlow.com/

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



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Bugs-B-Wear(TM) Sterling Silver Diffuser Jewelry Repels Bugs, Protects Skin, Naturally

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:45 by BeautyCare.com
Bugs-B-Wear(TM) Sterling Silver Diffuser Jewelry Repels Bugs, Protects Skin, Naturally

MINNEAPOLIS, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- What are your spring and summer outdoor
plans? A long-awaited trip? Working on your golf game? More time by the
pool with the kids? Whatever the outdoor activity, there are often unwelcome
guests -- insects. Flies, mosquitoes, gnats and other bugs get too close for
comfort as they are attracted to humans' body warmth, moisture, sweat ... even
the carbon dioxide in our breath. Due to mild, moist weather in most states,
scientists predict this season's insect population will be at an all time
high.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000502/NYFNSY10 )

Now there's a unique, natural weapon in the war against insects ...
Bugs-B-Wear(TM)
Created by jewelry designer Jill Johnson, Bugs-B-Wear(TM) is a line of
stylish sterling silver earrings, necklaces and, new for summer 2000, pins and
anklets, developed to diffuse a blend of 100% natural essential oils proven to
repel insects all day. The wearer needs only to "activate" the
Bugs-B-Wear(TM) jewelry by inserting several drops of the insect repellent
into the piece, then simply wear the jewelry. Bugs-B-Wear(TM) creates a
chemical free shield against insects all day and is the ideal accessory for
bug-free gardening, hiking, sports or any outdoor activity.
The Bugs-B-Wear collection features 36 different styles of sterling silver
jewelry, including this season's hip insect and animal designs, each packaged
with its own vial of citrus-scented insect repellent formulated from 100%
natural oils of citronella, mint and lemongrass. Each piece comes with its
own carrying pouch which makes the jewelry ideal for travel. Bugs-B-Wear is
available at select stores, through the toll free number 877-877-7879, or
through the website @ http://www.bugsbwear.com.

Bugs-B-Wear(TM) Collection Description:
Fourteen earring designs (sterling silver) Retail price: $28
Fourteen necklace designs (sterling silver) Retail price: $28
Six pin designs (sterling silver) Retail price: $28
Two anklet designs (sterling silver) Retail price: $28
Insect repellent refills Retail price: $ 5

The complete Bugs-B-Wear package features:
* Jewelry and 1/8 oz. vial of insect repellent
* Velvet carrying pouch


SOURCE Bugs-B-Wear

-0- 05/02/2000

/CONTACT: Chris Molinari, 914-381-1843, for Bugs-B-Wear/

Photo Notes: /NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000502/NYFNSY10

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The Exclusive Mario Badescu Line is Now Online.

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:39 by BeautyCare.com
The Exclusive Mario Badescu Line is Now Online.

Free Samples and Skin Care Consultations at http://www.mariobadescu.com

NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Badescu Skin Care, New York-based
manufacturer of natural skin care products since 1967, has recently launched
an enhanced version of its Web site, http://www.mariobadescu.com. The site
offers over 200 products made fresh in the Mario Badescu lab, including the
best-selling "Drying Lotion," as well as free consultations and samples. This
exclusive line is also available at selected Nordstrom, Henri Bendel and Fred
Segal locations, at the Mario Badescu salon in New York City, and from Martha
Stewart's mail order catalogue.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000502/NYTU052 )
"Our customer base has been expanding rapidly to include orders from all
over the United States and Canada, from Europe, Japan, Australia, China,
even the Philippines," said Morise Cabasso, president of Mario Badescu.
"Creating a comprehensive, user-friendly Web site for the convenience of
our customers was the ideal solution."
Products include cleansers, toners, creams, masks, sun protection and hair
products -- all made from fruit and other botanical extracts with practically
no use of preservatives. Customers who need assistance picking the right
formulations can fill out a skin analysis questionnaire (Consultations
page) and submit it online to a Mario Badescu skin care specialist. The
response is accompanied by a set of samples appropriate for the
individual's skin.
"We have been receiving so many questionnaire forms that additional staff
were needed to process these requests. Customers don't usually have the
opportunity to try out a complete skin care regimen before purchasing
products and that's what made our idea so popular," said Morise Cabasso.
Available online are also standard, customized and dollar amount gift
certificates and gift packages for men and women featuring some of the
best-selling Mario Badescu products for basic body care. The Web site
offers answers to frequently asked questions regarding personal skin care
and information about new arrivals from the Mario Badescu lab.
Mario Badescu staff processes all orders within 24 hours and, in the
United States, ships them via UPS. Shopping with http://www.mariobadescu.com
is 100% safe.
The Web site was developed by a New York new media firm Design Solution.


SOURCE Mario Badescu

-0- 05/02/2000

/CONTACT: Elena Arboleda of Mario Badescu, 212-223-3728, or

elena@mariobadescu/

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Premier Healthcare Alliance Adopts Chromatics' Pain-Free Infant Jaundice Monitor

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:35 by BeautyCare.com
Premier Healthcare Alliance Adopts Chromatics' Pain-Free Infant Jaundice Monitor

NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromatics Color Sciences International
(Nasdaq: CCSI) announced today that Premier Purchasing Partners L.P., one of
the nation's largest healthcare alliances, has added the ColorMate(R)
TLc-BiliTest(R) non-invasive, pain-free infant jaundice monitoring system to
its infant care products. The product is now included in the contract between
Premier and CCSI's distributor in the United States, Datex-Ohmeda and its
Ohmeda Medical Division, effective May 1, 2000.
Premier is a strategic alliance of leading U.S. hospitals and healthcare
systems representing 215 owners of 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities,
along with 900 other affiliated hospitals across the U.S. Total annual
purchasing volume for the alliance reached $12 billion in 1999.
The decision to add the TLc-BiliTest(R) System came after it was reviewed
by the Premier Technology Assessment Program. The Technology Assessment
Report concluded, "When used properly, the system provides an effective aid to
the physician in monitoring the status of newborn babies for the development
of hyperbilirubinemia by displaying serum levels of bilirubin. The device can
also be used for home or office measurement of those infants diagnosed with
increasing clinical jaundice."
CCSI Chief Executive Officer Darby Macfarlane said, "We are extremely
pleased that Premier has agreed to enhance its infant care line with our
product. This is a major step forward for our distributor to make the
TLc-BiliTest(R) the standard of care for non-invasive, pain-free monitoring of
infant jaundice all across the nation."
Gregg Lauder, Director of Capital Equipment for Premier, said, "We see
this as an exciting new addition for our members. Helping clinicians to
reduce painful heelsticks in infants and manage infant jaundice at the same
time will help our members provide a more positive birthing experience for
both babies and their parents."
Chromatics Color Sciences 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 non-invasive monitoring of
bilirubinemia in newborn infants 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
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 non-invasive monitoring of bilirubinemia in newborns, will
require additional clinical trials and FDA clearances for commercial use.
The Company's technologies and intellectual properties also 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 cosmetic, beauty-aid and fashion
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.


SOURCE Chromatics Color Sciences International, Inc.

-0- 05/02/2000

/CONTACT: Darby Macfarlane, Chief Executive Officer of Chromatics Color

Sciences International, Inc., 212-717-6544; or Rick Matthews, Public Relations

of Rubenstein Associates, Inc., 212-843-8007, for Chromatics Color Sciences

International, Inc./

(CCSI)



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Carlos Colomer and CVC Capital Partners Purchase Revlon Professional Products

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:06 by BeautyCare.com
Carlos Colomer and CVC Capital Partners Purchase Revlon Professional Products

Worldwide

NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colomer Group has announced their
purchase of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide from Revlon, Inc. Carlos
Colomer, chief executive officer of the newly formed The Colomer Group is the
former chairman of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide.
Colomer U.S.A., Inc. is based in New York and the worldwide company, The
Colomer Group, is based in Barcelona, Spain. The ownership of The Colomer
Group also consists of CVC Capital Partners, the Colomer family and other
investors. The price of the sale was not disclosed.
"The Colomer Group has been created by salon industry professionals and a
supportive ownership group with a single theme -- passion for hair dressing
and all other aspects of the salon industry. This passion will make us
successful in all areas of future growth: men's and women's hair care, nail
care, ethnic products, and skin care. When you have this passionate feel for
your business, there is a unique energy and dedication that creates
opportunities in professional salons and the distribution systems that serve
them," said Carlos Colomer.
Colomer, a 40-year veteran of the salon industry, was born into the
profession. Colomer's father and grandfather were hairdressers. The family
distribution business, Henry Colomer S.A., evolved into Spain's top hair care
and cosmetics company in the 1960's and 1970's. Colomer, who worked at the
family firm and was the general manager when it was purchased by Revlon in
1979, holds an MBA and a Ph.D in economics. He became the president and
general manager of Revlon Spain six years after the purchase and later became
the chairman of Revlon Professional Products Worldwide.
Under his leadership, Colomer built Revlon's professional products
division into a multicultural business with products around the world,
including the U.S., Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, South
Africa, Canada, Argentina, Korea, United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland.
According to Michael Powell, president of Colomer U.S.A., Inc., the
transaction includes the sale of Revlon professional salon products, ethnic
beauty products, and skin care businesses worldwide. "Colomer U.S.A. is
driven by its creative leadership in focused markets, men's salon products,
salon nail care, ethnic hair care, and temporary hair color. We are a group
of entrepreneurial businesses with exciting growth opportunities as we expand
into additional product categories in the U.S. By working together with our
partners in distribution, we know that we can uniquely meet the needs of
today's and tomorrow's consumer," said Powell.
The brands sold include American Crew, MOP Modern Organic Products, d:fi,
Creative Nail Design, Natural Wonder, Equave, Sensor Perm, Interactives, Roux,
Realistic, African Pride, Creme of Nature, Natural Honey, Henry Colomer S.A.,
and a license for Llongueras.
"American Crew is still a young company. We recently celebrated our fifth
anniversary. In five years American Crew has succeeded as a leader in the
men's grooming industry. We also launched two other brands -- MOP and d:fi.
With so much potential, we know that partnering with The Colomer Group will
help us to continue building worldwide recognition of our brands," said David
Raccuglia, president and founder of American Crew. "We are looking forward to
our new venture with Carlos Colomer as he has a keen understanding of the
professional beauty industry."
John Heffner, general manager of Creative Nail Design said, "We are very
excited about the new organization as it is deeply rooted in the professional
industry. Carlos Colomer understands and appreciates the heritage of Creative
Nail Design, it's distributor partners and our customer, the professional nail
technician."
The acquisition also includes manufacturing and other facilities located
in Jacksonville, Fla.; Barcelona and Pla de Santa Maria, Spain; Bologna,
Italy; Queretaro, Mexico; Dublin, Ireland; and Vista, Calif. "The entire
Jacksonville organization is extremely excited about the new opportunities
which are now available with Colomer U.S.A., Inc.," said Cary Newman, Senior
Vice President, Operations for Colomer U.S.A., Inc., the company's
manufacturing facility located in Florida. "Total customer satisfaction and
world-class quality are our passion and our mission."
Gia Clinkscales, senior vice president of ethnic products, Colomer U.S.A.,
Inc. said, "This is a very exciting time, particularly for ethnic businesses,
as we return to the entrepreneurial spirit that drives most of the fun in the
industry."
As part of the transaction, The Colomer Group has received a long-term,
worldwide license to use the "Revlon Professional," "Revlon Salon," "Revlon
Salon and Spa," "Revlon Coiffure," "Revlon Realistic," and "Revlonissimo"
trademarks, among others, for professional salon and ethnic beauty products.
The Colomer Group is a worldwide organization that consists of leading
companies in the professional salon, skin care, and ethnic beauty businesses.
The Colomer Group is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with Colomer U.S.A.,
Inc. offices in New York.
CVC Capital Partners is a leading independent private equity provider in
Europe with total funds under management in excess of USD 4 billion. CVC has
offices in 10 European countries and has made investments in more than 200
companies across Europe.


SOURCE The Colomer Group

-0- 5/2/2000

/CONTACT: Leslie Lynch Jablonski of dot communication + design,

612-827-5888, ljablonski@earthlink.net , for The Colomer Group/



CO: The Colomer Group; Colomer U.S.A., Inc.; CVC Capital Partners; Revlon

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The Limited, Inc. Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:01 by BeautyCare.com
The Limited, Inc. Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Limited, Inc. (NYSE: LTD)
announced a two-for-one stock split of its outstanding common stock. The
stock split entitles each shareholder of record at the close of business on
Friday, May 12, 2000 to receive one additional share for every share of The
Limited, Inc. common stock held on that date. Additional shares resulting
from the split will be distributed by the transfer agent on Tuesday, May 30,
2000. The Limited, Inc. currently has approximately 216 million shares of
common stock outstanding. This marks the twelfth stock split in the company's
history.
The Limited, Inc., through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited
Stores, Structure and Henri Bendel, presently operates 2,849 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 2,144 stores under the Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body
Works and White Barn Candle Co. brands.


SOURCE The Limited, Inc.

-0- 05/02/2000

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

Limited, Inc., 614-415-7076/

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

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Intimate Brands Announces 2-for-1 Stock Split and Stock Repurchase Plan

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 19:00 by BeautyCare.com
Intimate Brands Announces 2-for-1 Stock Split and Stock Repurchase Plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
announced a 2-for-1 stock split of the Company's outstanding class A and class
B common stock. The stock split entitles each shareholder of record at the
close of business on Friday, May 12, 2000 to receive one additional share for
every share of Intimate Brands, Inc. common stock held on that date.
Additional shares resulting from the split will be distributed by the transfer
agent on Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Intimate Brands, Inc. currently has
approximately 249 million shares of common stock outstanding. This will be the
first stock split since the Company's initial public offering in October 1995.
Additionally, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the purchase of
up to $200 million of the Company's common stock, through open market
purchases or in private transactions, subject to market conditions. The
purchases would be made on a proportionate basis from both the Company's
public shareholders and The Limited, Inc. (NYSE: LTD). The Limited owns
approximately 84 percent of Intimate Brands shares outstanding.
Under previous authorizations, the Company completed repurchase programs
to acquire 4.7 million shares of Intimate Brands, Inc. stock in 1998, and
13 million shares in 1999.
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 April 29, 2000, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 894 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . The Company offers a broad
selection of personal care, home fragrance and decor products through 1,250
Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle Company stores. The White Barn Candle
Co. was launched in November 1999 as the newest brand in the Intimate Brands
portfolio.


SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.

-0- 05/02/2000

/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell of Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/

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

http://www.VictoriasSecret.com/

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The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Introduces Schick(R) As a New Corporate Partner

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 18:56 by BeautyCare.com
The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Introduces Schick(R) As a New Corporate Partner

The Foundation Also Announces Recipients of Grants for the Next Fiscal Year

LAS VEGAS, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- During a press briefing today at the
Assistance League of Las Vegas, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF)
introduced Schick(R), based in Milford, Connecticut, as a new corporate
partner beginning in 2000. The AACF also announced the local recipients of
grants for the fiscal year 2000-01.
"This generous contribution from Schick will provide further opportunities
for the Foundation to assist less fortunate kids who truly deserve a chance
for a better future," said Agassi. "Every year I'm amazed at the level of
commitment that our community and corporate partners have shown in touching
the lives of underprivileged children."
"Schick and Wilkinson Sword are proud to contribute $400,000 today and a
total of $1 million over a four year period to the Andre Agassi Charitable
Foundation, an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of the
children it reaches," said John Walsh, President-Schick & Wilkinson Sword.
"We are also thrilled to be associated with the No. 1 men's tennis player in
the world. Mr. Agassi consistently demonstrates dedication, grit and
innovation -- all attributes that we at Schick and Wilkinson Sword strive to
attain in the products and services we deliver," Walsh added.
Richard Jordan, Vice President of Global Business Management for Schick,
joined Agassi and a contingent of representatives from local charitable
organizations for the check presentation. Schick's contribution is part of a
$1 million partnership with the AACF.
Since its inception in 1994, the AACF has raised nearly $14 million for
its beneficiaries -- organizations assisting at-risk, underprivileged youth
within the Las Vegas community.
During the press briefing, Agassi also announced the local charitable
organizations which will receive grants in the next fiscal year. Those
organizations include: the Agassi Boys and Girls Club, Assistance League:
Operation School Bell, Child Haven, Cynthia Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Inner-City Games, Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada, I Have a Dream Foundation,
New Horizons Academy, Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp, Class! Publications, and
Youth Concert Series.
In addition, a member of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada received special
recognition from Agassi. Anthony, a senior at Bishop Gorman High School in
Las Vegas who once lived in a shelter for three months, will soon become the
second member of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada to graduate. The AACF
recognized this accomplishment and pledged to provide Anthony's airfare to
Minnesota, where he has received a full scholarship to attend St. John's
University.
"Anthony's success means so much to the Foundation," said Agassi. "Our
goal from the very beginning has been to provide opportunities for children
that otherwise might not be available. It is such a great feeling to know
that, through the work of so many dedicated people, we can make a difference
in the community."
Following the press briefing, Agassi led a group of at-risk children into
Operation School Bell for a special shopping spree. Operation School Bell is
a program that provides clothing for needy children to encourage school
attendance and build self-esteem.
The cornerstone of the AACF's fundraising efforts -- the Grand Slam for
Children concert benefit -- will return to Las Vegas on September 29, 2001.
The fifth annual Grand Slam for Children, held last September at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena, attracted a sell-out crowd of more than 8,000. Elton John,
Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Luther Vandross,
and David Foster entertained the crowd and provided an unforgettable evening
of music and laughter to benefit at-risk youth.

Editors Note:
Based in Milford, CT, Schick Shaving Products is a division of Warner-
Lambert Co. Popular brands of Schick(R) razors include the new Schick
FxDiamond(TM), Silk Effects(R)+, Silk Effects(R), Schick Tracer FX(R), Schick
ST(R), and Schick Personal Touch(R).

Warner-Lambert is a worldwide company devoted to discovering, developing,
manufacturing and marketing quality pharmaceutical, consumer health care and
confectionery products. It employs approximately 43,000 people. For more
information on shaving, consumers can call 1-800-SHAVERS (1-800-742-8377) or
visit Schick online at http://www.schick.com .


SOURCE Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation

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/CONTACT: Malissa Schwamm, cellular, 702-349-1064, or Michael Mack,

cellular, 702-349-0023, both of R&R Events, 702-228-0222, for the Andre Agassi

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'Made In Italy' Italian Trade Commission Celebrates Traditions of Excellence in Design and Fashion Abitare Italia 2000 and Progetto Moda 2000

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 18:53 by BeautyCare.com
'Made In Italy' Italian Trade Commission Celebrates Traditions of Excellence in Design and Fashion Abitare Italia 2000 and Progetto Moda 2000

Italian Touch, Tradition and Taste: An Evening of Light, Sound and Pleasure

Wednesday, May 3, 2000
Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Concert of Contemporary Music
8:15 p.m. Buffet Dinner Created by Slow Food
By Invitation Only / Accreditation Required

The Italian Government, through the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade
and the Italian Trade Commission (ITC), has announced a $15 million,
3-year marketing and advertising campaign to celebrate a spectrum of quality
products distinguished by design and identified with the style of a nation,
made in Italy today. Emphasizing the Italian traditions of excellence in
fashion, design, decoration, and home furnishings, the initiatives of Abitare
Italia 2000 and Progetto Moda 2000 target a greater share of the multi-billion
dollar U.S. fashion, interior design, and home furnishings markets. The
campaign is spurred by market analysis ranking Italy as the Number Four
supplier to the United States of fashion, furniture, tiles and marble,
totaling over 9 billion dollars for 1999. There are even better performances
in tiles and marble, jewelry, high-end footwear, and formal men's wear, where
Italy is the Number One supplier. Total Italian exports to the United States
for 1999 were over 22 billion dollars.
On May 3, 2000, the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade of Italy
inaugurates Abitare Italia 2000 and Progetto Moda 2000, celebrating the
creativity and excellence that are synonymous with Italian fashion and
lifestyle today. Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Enrico Letta and
Italian Trade Commission Director General Gioacchino Gabbuti host an evening
of avant-garde programs embodying political, economic, and cultural meanings.
Guests expected to attend are some 600 leaders of the cultural, design and
fashion communities including: Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada & Patrizio
Bertelli, Carla Fendi, Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Piaggi, Mariuccia Mandelli &
Aldo Pinto of Krizia, Isabella Rosellini, and Stanley Tucci. Expressing the
Italian design signature in the know-how of the craftsman, the event is a
journey through Italian traditions of creativity, a transforming voyage of the
senses that remains alive and vibrant today. With this ingenious approach,
through images, through sound, and through touch, Italy tells of its rich
history, its landscapes, and the intense flavor of its past. The world
recognizes and appreciates Italian fashion and lifestyle, imagination and
reason in perfect synergy, expressed subtly and fully in the telling.

Italian Touch: Light and the Projected Image
(6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception)

Studio Azzurro presents a special program of video images, providing a
group of tables as sites for the interaction of the viewer with a visual
library of engaging, color-saturated video projections. Guests are invited to
approach the tables and tap on their articulated surfaces, triggering constant
alterations in the projected images. These images include representations of
the tools of the design and fashion trades, relating conceptually to
centuries-old Italian artisanal traditions. Internationally praised for the
beauty and accessibility of their work, Studio Azzurro was a sensation at the
February runway collections in Milan. In the month following this event,
elements of their works will play a significant role in two upcoming
exhibitions in the defining context of an important SoHo gallery.

Italian Tradition: The Sounds of Artisans and Maestros
(7:30 p.m. Concert)

Giorgio Battistelli conducts the American debut of the lyrically
percussive Experimentum Mundi. The composition acknowledges Italy's history
of creativity with a performance by an ensemble of blacksmiths, carpenters,
shoemakers, bricklayers, stonecutters, and other artisans of the Battistelli
ensemble. Coopers craft a barrel, pasta is made, hammers strike nails, shoes
are assembled, paving stones are cut, rising to a crescendo that falls away
into duets and trios, their individual "voices" enhanced by amplifiers and
speakers. Large-scale images of the craftsmen in performance are projected
onto scrims behind the stage. Experimentum Mundi demonstrates that a task
carried out with skill and pride has the inherent capacity to be beautiful.
Battistelli is the artistic director of the Orchestra della Toscana.

Italian Taste: The Food and Wine of Italy
(8:15 p.m. Buffet Dinner Created by Slow Food)

As the Battistelli orchestra leaves the performing area, in a moment of
high theater, the scrims rise, and large dining tables and baroque chandeliers
descend from above. Waiters appear bearing all the elements of a banquet, and
the assembled guests come together on the stage to partake. This gustatory
tribute features the cuisine and wines of Italy, designed by Carlo Petrini,
the celebrated author, food enthusiast, and president of the 60,000-member,
international culinary and educational organization "Slow Food." In response
to the pervasive influence of the opposite phenomenon, fast food, the
organization is dedicated to care and taste in the preparation of food,
maintaining the highest standards of quality in the choice of ingredients and
in preserving centuries-old food traditions.

A New Approach to Promoting "Made in Italy"
Abitare Italia 2000 and Progetto Moda 2000

In May and June 2000, the "Made in Italy" campaign presents engaging,
cutting-edge exhibitions featuring several of Italy's most innovative artists,
architects, and designers, in a program of installations interpreting the
traditions of Italian spirit in craftsmanship and design. Presented at the
cavernous, chic SoHo venue, ACE GALLERY, the Abitare Italia 2000 and Progetto
Moda 2000 projects feature environments and interactive video installations,
intended to visualize the concepts associated with Sistema Casa and Sistema
Moda, the principle elements of the Italian Trade Commission's campaign. A
journey through specially designed spaces and interactive installations, the
exhibitions communicate through a wide-ranging narrative of compelling images,
sound, and text, demonstrating the variety of ways that the artisan adds value
to an infinite number of products, objects, materials and forms. Together,
they articulate the juncture of imagination and intellect, realizing the
creativity that is distinctly "Made in Italy" today.

Abitare Italia 2000
Exercises in Style

The Italian Trade Commission presents Abitare Italia: Exercises in Style,
dedicated to the exploration of domestic taste and the definition of lifestyle
today, developed in homage to Italian creativity. Design leader of this
collaborative project is Studio Cerri. Constructing an imaginary home in the
pristine ACE galleries, studio architects and designers draw on a broad
vocabulary of disciplines, experience, and technology, creating a virtual
reality domicile, its rooms expressed in new materials and forms. Reflective
water, fabric, brushed steel and wood distinguish a space by Pierluigi Cerri
and Alessandro Colombo. Antonio Citterio integrates his furniture with a
projection of texts and images. Paolo Deganello creates a space of ambient
color and light using Murano glass. Claudio Silvestrin studies the relevance
of function in a unit of bedroom, bath, and kitchen. Paolo Rizzatto
investigates open domestic space using music, color, light, and water. The
exhibition incorporates the projection tables of Studio Azzurro.

Progetto Moda 2000
Aristocratic Artisans

Studio Azzurro has been selected to present Aristocratic Artisans: An
Interactive Journey into Italian Fashion, creating a visual identity of
Italian fashion with an interactive installation. Conceived as the cultural
valence of Progetto Moda 2000, studio members build a foundation for a new
form of narrative, employing tools that transcend their technical capacity,
rather than drawing attention to how an effect is achieved. The installation
is part of the narrative: a visitor touches an image, and the image springs
to life. If contact with the work is characteristically playful, the
experience of the work is aesthetic. In the context of these exhibitions,
Studio Azzurro writes volumes about the social function of art in Italy, the
place where the living history of fashion and design resides. Appearing for
the first time in the United States, the Milan-based collaborative has
exhibited at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, and
in major art events in Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. The group has provided the
scenic design for an opera by Giorgio Battistelli at the Almeida Theatre,
London.

All media wishing to attend this event must call for accreditation.
For more information, please contact:

Abitare Italia Progetto Moda
Veeder+Perman Fitz & Co
Tel. 212-966-3759 Tel. 212-627-1455


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Tips to Help Mom Manage her Migraines

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 15:13 by BeautyCare.com
The Mother of All Headaches

- Tips to Help Mom Manage her Migraines -

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, give mom a Mother's Day gift
that will last well beyond May 14, improve her health and allow her to spend
more time doing the things she loves -- helping her manage her migraines.
According to experts, the most severe type of headaches -- migraines --
are three times more prevalent in women than in men. In fact, an estimated
18 percent of American women (as many as 17 million) say they have experienced
a migraine at some point in their lives. Migraines disrupt not only the lives
of these millions of women, but also those of their families, colleagues and
friends.
"Unfortunately, many mothers minimize or downplay migraines because they
feel pressure to be 'Super Mom,'" explains women's health expert Donnica
Moore, MD, president of the Sapphire Women's Health Group and migraine
sufferer. "But migraine pain is very real, and with all the effective
treatments available today there's no need for anyone to suffer in silence."
Migraine headache is a chronic condition usually characterized by a
throbbing or pulsing pain on one side of the head, which may be accompanied by
symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sound or visual disturbances.
Dr. Moore suggests the following tips to help ease Mom's pain:
-- Taking medicine at the first sign of a migraine attack can go a long
way toward minimizing migraine pain and its associated symptoms, so
make sure medicine cabinets are always stocked with Mom's migraine
medications.
-- If Mom feels an attack coming on, give her some much-needed peace and
quiet. Migraine sufferers often find that a dark, quiet environment
helps keep the attacks under control.
-- Help Mom identify her migraine triggers. Some common triggers include
foods like chocolate and aged cheese, MSG, alcohol, bright lights and
lack of sleep.
-- Learn about headache management, prevention tips and treatment options.
The Excedrin Headache Resource Center (1-800-EXCEDRIN and on the
Internet at http://www.excedrin.com) is a good place to start.
-- Encourage Mom to see her doctor if her headaches become more frequent
or severe.

Excedrin Migraine is made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), a
diversified worldwide health and personal care company whose principal
businesses are pharmaceuticals, consumer medicines, beauty care, nutritionals,
and medical devices.


SOURCE Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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/CONTACT: Carole Whitaker of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 609-897-2662; or

Stacey Gandler of BSMG Worldwide, 212-445-8142, for Bristol-Myers Squibb/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/269329.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 269329/

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StarMedia Expands e-Commerce in Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking World

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 15:11 by BeautyCare.com
StarMedia Expands e-Commerce in Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking World

with Host of New Premium Offerings

StarMedia Network Signs on Lojas Americanas, BuyItNow, Falabella,
JewelrySpace.com, and Musimundo.com

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- StarMedia Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM)
(http://www.starmedia.com), the leading global Internet media company for
Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences, today announced that its StarMedia
Shopping channel is adding five new premium merchants to meet the rise in
online consumer buying and the specific demands of its online shoppers.
The new partnerships will offer StarMedia users access to Chile and
Brazil's leading department stores, Argentina's top music store, the unique
customer service of BuyItNow, and a new line of jewelry targeted to U.S.
Hispanic consumers. According to StarMedia's annual user study, 42% of
StarMedia users shopped online in 1999 and 77% plan to make online
transactions in 2000. Virtually all StarMedia user households (92%) have at
least one credit card.
New leading vendors Lojas Americanas, BuyItNow, Falabella,
JewelrySpace.com, and Musimundo.com, join pan-regional retailers like Compaq,
Disney, FAO Schwarz, J&R Electronics, and Rx.com, to bring StarMedia users
goods and services from more than 60 merchants.
"As more Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking consumers embrace the ease and
convenience of shopping online, we're broadening our offerings to meet their
specific needs," said Tomas Melian, Vice President for e-Commerce, StarMedia
Network. "By partnering with leading retailers in each market, as well as
major pan-regional vendors, we attempt to provide our users with a one-stop
destination for all of their product needs."
To provide the best online shopping experience for its users, StarMedia
Network has empowered its users with solutions for the three main barriers to
e-commerce -- distribution, offering, and transaction issues. Through
StarMedia's partnership with SkyBox, users in Latin America have a solution
that guarantees the delivery of US purchases (including customs clearance and
duties) to their homes. In addition, StarMedia partnered with Visa
International to promote the use of secure e-commerce transactions for both
users and merchants, and all StarMedia Shopping merchants use a security
protocol to send credit card and other personal information across the
Internet. StarMedia Shopping Channel offers a broad array goods and services,
and product offerings are customized by language and country to make them
locally relevant. To further enhance online transactions, StarMedia recently
launched the first virtual e-credit card in Brazil, which will showcase
StarMedia Points, the first-ever loyalty points program offered in Latin
America where users can acquire points for online shopping purchases to
exchange for premium products and services.
The newest additions to the StarMedia Shopping channel include:

Lojas Americanas:
Lojas Americanas, the first department store in Brazil to sell products
online, is an anchor store for the StarMedia Shopping Channel in Brazil. One
of the largest stores in the country, Lojas Americanas offers consumers a wide
range of products, including CDs, toys, cosmetics, lingerie, appliances,
athletic equipment and electronics. Americanas.com
(http://www.starmedia.com/americanas) is the first e-commerce site with the
ability to guarantee the delivery of products all over Brazil within seven
days.

BuyItNow:
StarMedia users throughout Latin America will now have direct access to
leading online retailer BuyItNow.com's "WebPlaza(TM)"
(http://www.starmedia.com/buyitnow) currently featuring 14 specialty stores,
including brand name consumer electronics, sporting goods, housewares, tools,
toys, gifts and more. StarMedia users also have access to BuyItNow's
innovative customer service technology which allows live chats with "e-Reps?,"
who are highly trained Personal Shopping Assistants.

Falabella:
The largest department store in Chile, with stores in Peru and Argentina,
Falabella (http://www.starmedia.com/falabella) now offers Chilean shoppers its
wide range of top quality products via the StarMedia Shopping Channel. Online
shoppers can choose from one of several credit cards to make purchases, and
are guaranteed that their products will be delivered throughout the region
within 14 days.

JewelrySpace.com:
JewelrySpace.com will be featured in the "Regalos" (presents) category on
the StarMedia Shopping Channel. U.S.-based JewelrySpace.com offers consumers a
wide variety of fine jewelry at attractive prices. Leveraging the StarMedia
U.S. Hispanic audience base, JewelrySpace.com plans to launch a new product
line specifically targeted to U.S. Hispanic consumers.

Musimundo.com:
Musimundo.com, the online property for the leading retailer of commercial
electronics in Latin America, agreed to join the StarMedia Shopping Channel in
Argentina and Uruguay. The multi-media superstore will offer its complete
selection of music, electronics, computers and books through the Electronics
channel.

About StarMedia Network, Inc.
StarMedia Network is the leading Internet media company targeting Latin
America and other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets worldwide. The
Company is committed to providing Spanish and Portuguese speakers with a
complete selection of services and products that take full advantage of
Internet technologies. StarMedia Network is the owner of 10 leading brands:
StarMedia.com, LatinRed, OpenChile, Panoramas.cl, Zeek!, Cade?, AdNet, Guia
SP, Guia RJ, Paisas.com, and operates StarMedia Broadband, StarMedia Network's
broadband services arm, and StarMedia Mobile, the Company's wireless division.
Some of StarMedia Network's strategic relationships include Netscape
Communications, RealNetworks, Billboard, Dell, Reuters, eBay, National
Broadcasting Company, Hearst Communications, and Fininvest. Founded in 1996,
the Company has over 700 employees and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and major U.S.
cities.


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Raquel, Inc. Signs Agreement With Santa Susana Consultants

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 15:02 by BeautyCare.com
Raquel, Inc. Signs Agreement With Santa Susana Consultants

For Expansion of Retail Distribution

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Raquel, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: RAQL) ("RAQL") announced today that it has entered into
an agreement with Santa Susana Consultants for marketing and distribution of
Raquel of Beverly Hills cosmetics. Mr. Rose initially approached David Dyck,
owner of Santa Susana Consultants last month. "Our goal is to be in at least
20 stores within one year, which should significantly increase revenues,"
stated Ed Rose, CFO of Raquel, Inc. RAQL also plans to introduce two
mass-market product lines; a new teen cosmetics line, "Chi'ca Beverly
Hills(TM)" and fragrance "Yoohoo(TM)." Ed Rose further stated, "We expect a
much larger distribution on these new mass-market lines."
Santa Susana Consultants works with hundreds of independently owned
pharmacies within the Southern California area. David Dyck, owner of Santa
Susana Consultants, has worked in marketing and sales of pharmaceuticals,
health, and beauty products for over thirty years. Mr. Dyck specializes in
working with independent pharmacies.
Raquel, Inc. designs and markets cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance.
RAQL's cosmetics line is specifically designed for golden skin tones such as
sallow and olive complexions, targeting the Hispanic woman. For more
information, call or write Raquel, Inc., 9873 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly
Hills, Ca. 90212, (310) 203-9240. Website: http://www.Raquelinc.com .

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
relating to future events or future financial results of Raquel, Inc.
Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
actual events or results may differ materially. In calculating such
statements, investors should specifically consider various factors which could
cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from
such forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Raquel
Inc.'s reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.


SOURCE Raquel, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Edward A. Rose for Raquel, Inc., 858-560-1190/

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

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Martin Senour Paint's Customers Can Now Click and Print Their Way To Home Redecorating

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 15:00 by BeautyCare.com
Martin Senour Paint's Customers Can Now Click and Print Their Way To Home Redecorating

CLEVELAND, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- You need to redecorate and have an
idea of the color scheme you are looking for. Now, what's your next step?
With the click of a mouse, visitors to the Martin Senour Paints Web site
( http://www.martinsenour.com ) are provided the opportunity to preview paint colors
online before they even have to leave their homes.
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http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000420/CLTH030-b )
Created for do-it-yourselfers, interior designers and painting
contractors, http://www.martinsenour.com is the progressive online tool to learn
about painting techniques, select colors for home interiors and exteriors with
the Palette Match(TM) tool, and determine how much paint is needed for the
job.
This innovative site won't actually paint a room, but it does the next
best thing. With the interactive Palette Match(TM) tool, visitors select
paint colors from the various Martin Senour color collections (Frank Lloyd
Wright, Painted Ladies and Williamsburg) and apply them to a "virtual" room or
house exterior. Visitors see the color before they open a can of paint or even
have to leave their homes. Trim colors are also selected to match with the
chosen room color. After the perfect colors are selected, they can print out
the information and head for the closest dealer, which the site also provides.
As an added incentive for visiting http://www.martinsenour.com , visitors can
learn about upcoming sales and promotions from Martin Senour.
"Palette Match(TM) is an easy-to-use tool that helps visitors to choose
the perfect paint color for the job," said Heather Evans, Martin Senour
advertising manager "We understand the time involved in choosing the right
color and this site is designed to help busy individuals get the best paint
and colors for their homes and their schedules."
Visitors can also order Designer's Palette Magazine from the site, which
contains inspirational decorating advice and color forecast collections from
the Martin Senour Design Society, a group of leading design professionals that
advise Martin Senour on current trends in color and design.
In addition to the store locator map, Martin Senour added a section
exclusively for its dealers. Recognizing the importance of continuous
communication and personal attention, this section is designed to keep dealers
up to date on new products, promotional information, and business building
strategies for 2000.
"Our dealers are an integral part of the Martin Senour team," said Bob
Dieter, Martin Senour category director, "If we provide our dealers the
resources needed to better serve their customers, they in turn will keep those
customers well-informed and satisfied."
Martin Senour manufactures quality paints for consumer, contractor and
industrial applications and is one of the oldest and most respected paint
brands in North America.
Best known for its design applications, Martin Senour Paint is a favorite
of designers, architects and do-it-yourselfers. The Martin Senour family of
color collections includes Frank Lloyd Wright, Painted Ladies and
Williamsburg. Martin Senour paints are distributed throughout the U.S. by a
nationwide network of independent paint dealers.
Martin Senour manufactures a full line of high-quality interior and
exterior latex and oil paints and stains. Its Platinum(R) line of paints is
specially formulated for maximum durability and excellent one-coat hiding, and
offers a broad variety of rich, beautiful colors.
For more information about Martin Senour and to experience this
progressive click-of-a-mouse-approach to home decorating, visit
http://www.martinsenour.com .


SOURCE Martin Senour Paints

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/CONTACT: Zack Bingham of SBC Public Relations for Martin Seymour Paints,

614-891-7070, or zbingham@sbc-adv.com/

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Liz Claiborne Retail and Outlet Stores to Collect Old Wireless Phones

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:54 by BeautyCare.com
Liz Claiborne Retail and Outlet Stores to Collect Old Wireless Phones
for Victims of Domestic Violence

- Stores are Drop Off Points for Donate a Phone Campaign -

NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Liz Claiborne Inc. has become the first
national apparel company to join the Wireless Foundation's Donate a Phone
campaign. The nationwide program, also sponsored by Motorola and National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence, benefits victims of domestic violence by
providing them with wireless phones to use in an emergency.
Liz Claiborne will collect phones at all Liz Claiborne and Elisabeth
retail and outlet stores through Monday, May 15. In addition, Liz Claiborne
and Elisabeth retail stores will give customers a 10 percent discount on their
entire purchase when they donate a wireless phone.
The Donate a Phone campaign was designed to collect old wireless phones
from people across the country. These phones are then preprogrammed with
emergency numbers and donated to domestic violence victims so that they can
access help at the touch of a button.
"We're excited to be a part of the Donate a Phone program because these
phones offer a lifeline to women in need of assistance and support," said Jane
Randel, Director of Women's Work(R) at Liz Claiborne Inc. "Statistics show one
in every four women report they have been physically abused by a husband or
boyfriend at some point in their life, we hope this campaign will continue to
raise greater awareness about domestic violence."
Liz Claiborne Inc. has been involved with domestic violence issues since
1991, when the company began Women's Work, a series of community-based
programs designed to heighten awareness of, and encourage social change on,
issues of particular concern to women. From introducing fundraising fashion
items and holding annual charity shopping days to producing public service
announcements and distributing hundreds of thousands of brochures and posters,
Liz Claiborne is known for being one of the first major corporations to tackle
the issue of domestic violence.
"It is the support of corporate partners like Liz Claiborne that will
enable us to help the millions of women who are victims of domestic violence
each year in the United States," said Michael Evans, Executive Director of the
Wireless Foundation.

About Liz Claiborne Inc.
Liz Claiborne Inc. (NYSE: LIZ) designs and markets an extensive range of
women's and men's fashion apparel and accessories appropriate to wearing
occasions ranging from casual to dressy. The Company also markets fragrances
for women and men.

About the Wireless Foundation
The Wireless Foundation was established in 1993 by the Cellular
Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) to initiate and oversee
strategic philanthropic wireless communications programs to make communities
safer, families more secure and teachers more effective in the classroom.

About the NCADV
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence was organized in 1978 by
a group of over 100 battered women's advocates. Based in Colorado, NCADV
serves as a national information and referral center for the general public,
the media, battered women and their children, and other agencies and
organizations involved with issues related to domestic abuse.

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. The company has
already committed to donate 16,000 wireless phones to domestic violence
prevention agencies and victims around the country through the CALL to PROTECT
program.


SOURCE Liz Claiborne Inc.

-0- 04/19/2000

/CONTACT: Jane Randel of Liz Claiborne Inc., 212-626-3408

Jane_Randel@liz.com; or Sally Lange of The MRA Group, 315-233-3000,

sallyl@mragroup.com/

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

(LIZ MOT)



CO: Liz Claiborne Inc.; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence;

Motorola

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ProCyte in License Agreement With Neutrogena

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:52 by BeautyCare.com
ProCyte in License Agreement With Neutrogena

Deal Introduces ProCyte's Copper Peptide Technology
To the Worldwide Consumer Market

REDMOND, Wash., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ProCyte Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board: PRCY), a leading skin care and tissue repair company,
today announced a long term worldwide license agreement with Neutrogena, a
Johnson & Johnson company, for worldwide use of its patented Copper Peptide
Complexes in products for skin health. The agreement provides ProCyte with
milestone and royalty payments and includes certain minimum payment levels.
The retail market for skin care products, including the food, drug and
mass market channels, was in excess of $3.5 Billion in the United States in
1999. It is a rapidly growing market segment, as the aging baby boomer
population demands products that prolong and improve the quality of life.
Clinical studies indicate that the products sold by ProCyte in the medical
marketplace significantly improve skin tone and have high consumer appeal.
"We are excited to be able to make our proven Copper Peptide technology
available to a broader market base," said Jack Clifford, ProCyte Chairman and
CEO. "ProCyte has established a growing position in the medical marketplace,
where demand for our Copper Peptide therapeutic and anti-aging products has
risen dramatically since their launch less than two years ago."
Neutrogena Corporation manufactures, develops and internationally markets
premium skin and hair care products.

About ProCyte:
ProCyte Corporation is a healthcare products company that develops,
manufactures, and markets products for tissue repair, skin health and hair
care. ProCyte's product portfolio includes comprehensive skin care lines for
therapeutic care, anti-aging products and products for thinning hair. The
Company's products incorporate its patented copper peptide technology and 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, please contact Jack Clifford, Chairman/CEO of
ProCyte Corporation, 425-869-1239; or Michael S. Manahan, Principal, Magnum
Financial Group, LLC, 213-488-0443, for ProCyte Corporation.


SOURCE ProCyte Corporation

-0- 04/19/2000

/CONTACT: Jack Clifford, Chairman/CEO of ProCyte Corporation,

425-869-1239; or Michael S. Manahan, Principal, Magnum Financial Group, LLC,

213-488-0443, for ProCyte Corporation/

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

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

(PRCY)



CO: ProCyte Corporation; Neutrogena Corporation; Johnson & Johnson

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Blink.com Launches the 'Blink Network,' Featuring Strategic Partnerships With Major Internet Brands

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:43 by BeautyCare.com
Blink.com Launches the 'Blink Network,' Featuring Strategic Partnerships With Major Internet Brands

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Blink.com, the first
information-management and navigation engine for the post-search-engine age,
today announced the launch of the Blink Network of Preferred Sites. The
Network consists of strategic partnerships between Blink and a select group of
high-quality, high-value sites preferred by Blink members.
At the center of the Network is Blink's innovative online bookmarking
technology. Each partner site incorporates this technology, which increases
both the likelihood that the partner site will be bookmarked, and makes it
easier for visitors to the partner sites to save, organize and share
information. Several deals have been inked with a range of high-profile
Internet brands, including Gomez Advisors, MySpace.com, Teen.com, OnlineRock,
TechnologyEvaluation.com and USLaw.com.
"Bookmarks are the number one way Internet users access their favorite
sites, according to recent studies," said David Siegel Ph.D., Blink.com
founder and CEO. "Getting bookmarked should be the number one priority for
Web marketers, and until the start of the Blink Network there was no
systematic way to make this happen." The Blink Network brings Blink's unique
tools to the key audiences who visit the top destinations on the Web. From
USLaw.com to Gomez Advisors, they are the leaders in their categories, and
Blink.com's functionality gives them the edge in enhancing their sites for
their users.
The first partners in the Blink Network of Preferred Sites include:

-- Gomez Advisors (http://www.gomez.com), the e-commerce authority for both
consumers and e-businesses. Gomez provides an unparalleled view of online
customer experience by combining industry specific expertise, a thoroughly
objective and extensive Internet evaluation methodology, as well as high-
quality community ratings and reviews of online businesses.
Teen.com, which delivers more than 44 million monthly page views, and is
in the Top 10 on the "100 Hot Kids" list and the Top 25 of all chat sites.

-- Teen.com contains daily features and columns such as advice, diaries,
poetry and photo contests, fashion, beauty, movie and music reviews,
homework help, games, jokes, news, horoscopes, college information, and a
free daily email newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers.

-- USLaw.com, which provides legal information and tools to consumers and
small businesses. The site was the first to offer a free, live one-on-one
chat with lawyers.

-- MySpace.com (formerly FreeDiskSpace), which provides a free 300MB
virtual hard drive for a network of channels serving the PC, Macintosh,
MP3, Linux and PDA communities.

-- OnlineRock (http://www.onlinerock.com), which provides free tools and services
for bands, musicians and music enthusiasts to promote, distribute and sell
their music online.

-- TechnologyEvaluation.com, which is the premier business-to-business
Internet portal for information technology research and analysis. It
offers free, Web-based analyses of IT vendors and products in the areas of
e-commerce, business applications, enterprise network systems &
management, security, groupware/messaging, hardware/operating systems and
data warehousing.

-- AmeriForce (http://www.pcs-tdy.com), which is a vital resource for all
military service-members on the move. AmeriForce relocation guides are
packed with valuable relocation information, up-to-date base directories,
helpful travel and tourism tips, and local dining and shopping articles.

Blink.com provides Internet users with a free, secure Web account where
they can organize, improve, and navigate through their entire Web experience.
Using Blink's automated uploader to consolidate all of their bookmarks (from
home, work, etc.) in a single, personalized directory, Blink members create a
"home base" for each visit to the Web. Members can quickly organize and surf
their bookmarked sites with a set of powerful, easy-to-use tools. Bookmarking
and cataloging new sites is effortless, as is sharing selected bookmarks with
one person, a group, or the whole world.
In addition, as traditional search engines fail to cut through the
increasingly cluttered Web, Blink offers its unique "Preference Engine"
technology. The Blink Preference Engine is an array of search tools that find
targeted, highly relevant new sites customized to each member's preferences.
More focused and "smarter" than traditional search engines, the Preference
Engine uses artificial intelligence technology to comb Blink's database of
millions of hand-picked bookmarks (at upwards of 4 million unique links, more
than twice the size of the entire Yahoo! directory) for the best
individualized matches to a particular topic or keyword search.

About Blink.com
Blink.com, based in New York City, was founded in 1999 by David Siegel,
Ph.D., a veteran technology executive with a background in artificial
intelligence. PC Magazine recently hailed Blink.com as "the bookmark site to
beat."


SOURCE Blink.com

-0- 04/06/2000

/CONTACT: Jonathan Gardner, jonathan@schneiderintegrated.com or Ginger

Moore, ginger@schneiderintegrated.com, 212-402-5455, both for Blink.com/



CO: Blink.com

ST: New York

IN: CPR MLM

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Vista Eyecare to Restructure Under Chapter 11

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:38 by BeautyCare.com
Vista Eyecare to Restructure Under Chapter 11

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Eyecare, Inc.
(Nasdaq: VSTA), the national retail optical company, announced today that it
has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The
Company made the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District
of Georgia.
James W. Krause, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated that, "This
is not an ordinary bankruptcy case. We have positive cash flows and a strong
core business. Our problems are clearly defined -- too much high cost debt
and too many under-performing retail centers acquired in 1998. We have spent
the past several weeks attempting to come up with a proposal that would
address these problems outside of a court proceeding. Ultimately, the time
required to complete a restructuring transaction and the uncertain cost of
closing unprofitable locations were too great to overcome."
Mr. Krause continued, "We expect to emerge from bankruptcy as quickly as
possible with all of our host operations, with a smaller and more profitable
base of free-standing locations, and with a sound capital structure."
Subject to court approval, the Company expects to receive Debtor-in-
Possession (DIP) financing from its current secured lenders.
Mr. Krause concluded, "While unfortunate, this proceeding will bring order
to a disorderly process. It should have little or no impact on our customers,
our independent optometrists, or our employees. We intend to continue to
compete vigorously in our markets and to work diligently to meet the needs of
our customers."
Vista Eyecare, Inc., with a total of 908 locations, is the nation's third
largest optical company in terms of sales on an annualized basis and second
largest in terms of locations (including 586 leased department and 322 Vista
Optical free standing locations). The Company's retail operations offer a
full line of optical goods including spectacles, contact lenses, prescription
and non-prescription sunglasses and a full line of optical accessories. In
addition, independent Doctors of Optometry are available adjacent to most
store locations.
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements in reliance
on the "safe harbor" provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the factors identified
below. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in any such
forward-looking statements.
The Company's liquidity, capital resources, and results of operations may
be affected from time to time by a number of factors and risks, including, but
not limited to, the factors described in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission; the ability of the Company to: arrange DIP
financing; operate successfully under a Chapter 11 proceeding; comply with the
terms of its credit facility prior to obtaining DIP financing; obtain
shipments and negotiate terms with vendors and service providers for current
orders; negotiate terms with landlords with respect to stores to be closed and
current and future lease obligations; fund and execute a new operating plan
for the Company; attract and retain key executives and associates; meet
competitive pressures from other retailers, including specialty retailers and
discount stores, which may affect the nature and viability of the Company's
business strategy; generate cash flow notwithstanding the seasonal nature of
the Company's business; attract and retain customers; manage its business
notwithstanding potential adverse publicity.


SOURCE Vista Eyecare, Inc.

-0- 04/05/2000

/CONTACT: Angus C. Morrison, Senior Vice President, CFO & Treasurer of

Vista Eyecare, Inc., 770-822-4295/

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

(VSTA)



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ST: Georgia

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Drug Emporium Customers Can Now Refill Store Prescriptions Online and Pick Them Up at Their Local Store

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:36 by BeautyCare.com
Drug Emporium Customers Can Now Refill Store Prescriptions Online and Pick Them Up at Their Local Store

- New Option Helps Integrate Brick & Mortar and Online Pharmacy Services -

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug Emporium, Inc., a leading
discount drugstore chain (Nasdaq: DEMP), and its subsidiary, DrugEmporium.com,
a leading online drugstore, announced today that customers needing to refill a
prescription from their local Drug Emporium store can now choose to place the
order online at DrugEmporium.com and then pick up the refill at that store
about two hours later.
The new "Express In-Store Prescription Pickup" option gives Drug Emporium
customers an additional choice in determining the most convenient means by
which to order and receive their prescription refills. Currently, the Drug
Emporium store that originally filled the prescription is the one the customer
needs to visit to pick up their refill. DrugEmporium.com is also working on a
variety of other options for prescription ordering and pickup that will debut
in the near future.
To use the new option, a customer simply enters the pharmacy phone number
of the local Drug Emporium store that originally filled the prescription and
then proceeds through the normal online refill process, which includes
providing the prescription number. The online refill request will be sent to
that store's pharmacist for verification and fulfillment; the customer can
pick up and pay for the prescription at the store in a matter of hours.
"This feature is about convenience and choice for our customers. We want
the decision to be in their hands," said Matt Erick, R.Ph., vice president of
pharmacy operations for DrugEmporium.com. "This new option is another key
step for Drug Emporium in achieving a fully integrated 'click-and-mortar'
pharmacy service. Our goal is to give customers maximum choice on when,
where, and how to order and pick-up their prescriptions."
The recently opened, state-of-the-art DrugEmporium.com pharmacy
fulfillment center in Louisville, Kentucky is equipped with the technology and
software to enable rapidly increasing degrees of integration between online
and offline pharmacy ordering, fulfillment, and delivery/pickup. The new
center also provides the company with a substantially increased online
pharmacy fulfillment capacity. DrugEmporium.com worked with creehan, mchenry
inc. on the architecture and technology for the development of the Express
In-Store Prescription Pickup service.

About Drug Emporium, Inc. and DrugEmporium.com
Drug Emporium, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEMP) owns and operates 137 brick-and-mortar
stores under the names Drug Emporium, F&M Super Drug Stores and Vix Drug
Stores. All brick-and-mortar stores operate full-service pharmacies and
specialize in discount-priced merchandise including health and beauty aids,
cosmetics and greeting cards. The company also franchises an additional
42 stores under the Drug Emporium name. Drug Emporium, Inc. is headquartered
in Powell, Ohio.
DrugEmporium.com is a subsidiary of Drug Emporium, Inc. The full-service
online drugstore sells prescription drugs and non-prescription medications,
along with nutrition, wellness, cosmetics, and health and beauty aids.
DrugEmporium.com was recently named by e-commerce authority Gomez Advisors as
the nation's #2 Internet pharmacy, and has also been ranked as the #2 online
drugstore by eMarketer.com and PC Computing magazine. DrugEmporium.com is a
licensed pharmacy in all 50 states and offers e-mail access to pharmacists
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DrugEmporium.com (http://www.DrugEmporium.com)
is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

PLEASE VISIT THE COMPANY'S ONLINE DRUGSTORE at
http://www.DrugEmporium.com


SOURCE Drug Emporium, Inc.

-0- 04/05/2000

/CONTACT: Alison Roselli of Ogilvy Public Relations, 212-880-5257, for

Drug Emporium, Inc./

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

(DEMP)



CO: Drug Emporium, Inc.; DrugEmporium.com

ST: Ohio

IN: HEA CPR MLM

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HomePortfolio.com(TM) to Present DesignCast(TM) at High Point

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:34 by BeautyCare.com
HomePortfolio.com(TM) to Present DesignCast(TM) at High Point

Webcast To Preview New Home Furnishing Products and Trends
From High Point on Thursday, April 6th, 2000

NEWTON, Mass., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- HomePortfolio.com, the leading
Internet destination for premium home design products, will present
DesignCast, an innovative way to bring the latest news from High Point 2000,
the largest home furnishings show in the world, direct to consumers and design
professionals via the HomePortfolio.com website. HomePortfolio.com's
DesignCast will premiere on the first day of High Point, Thursday, April 6th
at 12:00 pm EST and will be broadcast with updated information on the site
until Mid July and then archived on the HomePortfolio.com website at
http://www.homeportfolio.com.
DesignCast from High Point is part of an ongoing program in which
HomePortfolio.com presents images and trend information from the hottest
design trade shows and then broadcasts this content on their site for
consumers. Future DesignCast's include coverage from The New York Home
Textiles Show, La Design/NeoCon West, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and
Coverings.
As a benefit to those consumers unable to attend High Point, the nation's
top design show, HomePortfolio.com's DesignCast will create opportunity for
the public to view upcoming home furnishing trends and the best design
products and styles for Fall 2000. Additionally, content from DesignCast will
be archived as a future resource on the HomePortfolio.com website. High
Point, located in North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings trade show
in the world and will offer 2400 manufacturers the opportunity to showcase the
finest in furniture, case-goods, upholstery, accents, accessories, lighting
fixtures, wall decor, linens, rugs and home textiles.
Representing HomePortfolio.com, leading design authority Judith Cushman
will select the best new products with focus on the trend of "Classics 2000."
Cushman will choose products which revisit the past and show the detail of
luxurious fabrics, rich materials and saturated colors. Images will then be
electronically posted on the premium home design site along with product
features for Fall 2000. DesignCast will also feature interviews with three
extraordinary designers including Carleton Varney, John Mascheroni and Mario
Buatta who will also comment on the "Classics 2000" theme.
"HomePortfolio.com continues to provide complete access with maximum
exposure to design to consumers and design professionals as well as ongoing
access to our top manufacturing partners, products and services," says Judith
Cushman, DesignCast spokesperson. "I am thrilled to be apart of
HomePortfolio.com's DesignCast, a program which will educate and inform our
consumers and the design community."
DesignCast will be accessible through a dedicated area on the
HomePortfolio.com home page under the "Get Inspired" section. Product images
and show content will allow viewers to see images and trends, providing an
online experience enabling remote participation.
HomePortfolio.com has also established an exclusive URL number for the
site's registered users who will be able to join in on the exclusive press
preview which will be available from 9:00 am - 12: pm on Thursday, April 6,
2000.
http://www.homeportfolio.com/WhatsNew/TradeShows/HighPoint/index.html
DesignCast will be hosted by leading design authority Judith Cushman,
Cushman brings a wealth of industry expertise to HomePortfolio, with previous
positions as chief editor of Home Accents Today, senior editor with
Furniture/Today, and contributing editor with HFN. Currently the head of J.
Z. Cushman & Company, home fashion consultants, she lectures frequently on the
subject of decorative arts and fashion trends. She is also an instructor with
the University of North Carolina-Greensboro's department of Housing and
Interior Design.

About HomePortfolio.com
Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, HomePortfolio.com launched in
January 1998, and is the first portfolio site offering the most comprehensive
selection of the world's premium home design goods, selected by industry
experts. HomePortfolio.com is transforming the highly fragmented $250 billion
home design market by reorganizing the industry around the interests of the
consumer. By providing the first and only comprehensive resource for home
design, HomePortfolio.com is a single Internet destination where consumers can
learn about, shop for and buy premium and hard-to-find home design products.


SOURCE HomePortfolio.com

-0- 04/05/2000

/CONTACT: Jennifer Richardson of HomePortfolio.com, 617-559-1187,

jrichardson@homeportfolio.com or Sally Fischer Public Relations, 212-246-2977,

sallyfpr@aol.com/

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



CO: HomePortfolio.com

ST: Massachusetts

IN: HOU MLM

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Nu Skin Launches Big Planet-branded Internet Service in Japan

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:13 by BeautyCare.com
Nu Skin Launches Big Planet-branded Internet Service in Japan

Partnership with NIFTY Opens up Customized Internet Service To
Nu Skin Japan Distributors and Their Customers

TOKYO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), today announced that it has finalized
an agreement with NIFTY Corp. of Tokyo to offer Big Planet-branded Internet
Service(TM) in Japan to Nu Skin Japan's network marketing distributor force
and their customers, effective April 3, 2000. The Internet service will be
co-branded as "Big Planet powered by @nifty" and will be offered through
NIFTY.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nu Skin Japan distributors can market
Big Planet-branded Internet Service consisting of NIFTY's standard Internet
service at "@nifty" dial-up rates, plus additional customized services. Nu
Skin Japan's Internet service subscribers will also receive dedicated,
high-quality, customized technical and customer support provided by the newly
created Nu Skin Japan Big Planet Internet Support Center. NIFTY will also
provide Big Planet Internet Service customers with a Big Planet E-Mail Box,
access to a Big Planet Private Forum and customized packaging and materials to
support Nu Skin Japan's Big Planet-branded Internet Service offering.
"Partnering with NIFTY enables our Internet offering to enter one of the
largest Asian markets with all the tools necessary for success," said Steven
J. Lund, president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises. "By
leveraging NIFTY's name and reputation in the Japanese Internet marketplace,
Nu Skin distributors can confidently offer high-quality Internet service and
customer support. We are pleased to finalize this agreement with NIFTY and
anticipate significant growth in online sales in Japan as Big Planet prepares
to introduce additional products and services later this year."
Takashi Bamba, president of Nu Skin Japan, added, "Building on the success
of the September 1999 launch of our e-commerce platform -- where 40,000
registered users now account for more than 10 percent of overall Nu Skin Japan
sales -- Nu Skin distributors in Japan can now offer their customers high-
quality Big Planet-branded Internet Service. This Internet service offering
builds upon our strong e-commerce foundation in preparation for the eventual
launch of the Big Planet business opportunity."
"Our relationship with Nu Skin Japan combines the power of Nu Skin's
direct selling channel with the technology leadership of NIFTY to bring the
Internet to the many Japanese families and individuals who have not taken
advantage of the benefits of the Internet," said Makoto Tasaka, board director
and deputy general manager of sales and marketing for NIFTY Corp.

Big Planet-branded Internet Service Offering
The Big Planet-branded Internet Service offering available in Japan
through Nu Skin distributors includes the following benefits:

-- optimal Internet access speeds;
-- a Big Planet Mailbox;
-- 10 MB of web storage space;
-- a private Internet "Forum" where Internet subscribers can be part of an
online community with such services as chat rooms, bulletin boards and
a data library;
-- access to NIFTY's global roaming service for Internet access in
countries outside of Japan; and
-- toll-free customer and technical support provided by Nu Skin Japan's
Big Planet Internet Support Center.

Pricing and Availability
Nu Skin Japan's Big Planet-branded Internet Service is available via web
sign up and paper application sign up beginning April 3, 2000, and via CD-ROM
on May 1, 2000. The Big Planet-branded Internet Service will be sold at
standard "@nifty" Internet service dial-up rates.

The Company
Nu Skin Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.
(NYSE: NUS), is one of the largest direct selling companies in Japan. With
its products sold in 31 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia
Pacific region, Nu Skin Enterprises is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol "NUS."
Nu Skin Enterprises offers three distinct business opportunities
specializing in consumer products and services sold through direct sales. Nu
Skin markets premium quality face, body and hair care products. Pharmanex is
a science-based developer and marketer of nutritional supplements. Big Planet
concentrates on the marketing and distribution of technology-based products
and services.
Nu Skin Enterprises news releases are available online at
http://www.nuskinenterprises.com or through the Company News On-Call fax service.
For a menu of Nu Skin Enterprises news or to retrieve a specific release, call
800-758-5804, extension 119638.

Please note: This press release contains forward-looking statements which
represent Nu Skin Japan's, Big Planet's and Nu Skin Enterprises' expectations
or beliefs concerning future events, including the proposed partnership with
NIFTY Corp. and the anticipation of significant growth in online sales. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those discussed or
anticipated, including the degree to which Nu Skin and NIFTY will be able to
successfully implement the co-branded service. The forward-looking statements
are further qualified by the risks set forth in the company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's most recent Form
10-K and Form 10-Q.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Nu Skin Japan, Nu Skin, Big Planet and NIFTY are
registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. Other
product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


SOURCE Nu Skin Japan

-0- 04/03/2000

/CONTACT: investors: Charles Allen of Nu Skin Enterprises, 801-345-6110,

callen@nuskin.com; Yuka Shoji of Nu Skin Japan, 81-3-5321-3667,

yshouji@nuskin.co.jp; or media: Travis Jacobsen, 801-345-2110,

Cel: 801-358-3474, travis.jacobsen@bigplanet.net, for Nu Skin/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/119638.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 119638/

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

(NUS)



CO: Nu Skin Japan; Nu Skin Enterprises; NIFTY Corp.

ST: California, Japan

IN: HOU MLM ADV

SU: PDT LIC



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House of Cacharel Launches NOA in US; Fragrance Brings Message of Femininity and Hope

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:08 by BeautyCare.com
House of Cacharel Launches NOA in US; Fragrance Brings Message of Femininity and Hope

NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in over twelve years,
Cacharel is launching its newest fragrance, NOA. First launched in Europe in
October 1998, NOA has seen enormous success since. It is not only ranked in
the top 5 fragrances internationally but it has also won the acclaimed Fifi
Award for the best new women's fragrance and best fragrance launch in Europe.
NOA will be available in all fine department stores on April 3 including such
accounts as Macy's East, Macy's West, Dayton's, Hudson's, Marshall Field's,
Rich's and Burdines.

The Fragrance
NOA follows in the footsteps of one of the world's most popular fragrances
by Cacharel -- Anais Anais. Maintaining the Cacharel image of femininity,
modernity and purity, blossoming around the light of white musk, NOA blends
the freshness of white peonies with fresh green overtones which all unfold
with a burst of coriander and a hint of coffee.

The Story of NOA
Today's modern woman, a heroine with a new vision of the world. A vision
that each of us has an ability to change the course of events. The story of
NOA begins with a fragrance and a woman's eyes radiant with light. Within that
light shines a special message -- a message of individual femininity, hope and
truth. The message: discover what is unique and special about you as an
individual and share it with the world. A message of inspiration that speaks
to the harmony of mind, body and soul.

Brand attributes -- Feminine, Luminous, Sensual, and Pure.

The Packaging
The bottle is round, luminous and radiant. It is symbolic of NOA's
inspiration to view the world with fresh new eyes. Within the bottle, NOA's
heart dances in the form of a pearl, which symbolizes beauty, grace and
femininity. It is something unique and precious that should be cherished.
The inspiration for the box comes from a flower. It has been designed to
open, the way a flower blossoms with a fabric like paper opening like the
petals of a flower. The bottle, or the precious gift, is unveiled in a unique
and special way.

The Brand
The Cacharel brand began with Jean Bouscluet who is credited with bringing
a French femininity back to life in his fashions that are soft and feminine
yet luxurious and full of charm. The Cacharel world is joyous and personal,
gentle and exuberant. Like Cacharel's first fashions, his perfumes are tender
and feminine.


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BriteSmile Begins Trading on Nasdaq

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 10:36 by BeautyCare.com
BriteSmile Begins Trading on Nasdaq

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BriteSmile, Inc., the
leading national provider of advanced teeth whitening solutions, said its
shares will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol BSML on
Friday, April 7, 2000.
"In listing on the NASDAQ, BriteSmile joins the ranks of the
growth-oriented, entrepreneurial companies which are driving the New Economy,"
John L. Reed, Chief Executive Officer of BriteSmile, said. "Our announcement
today reflects the growth in investor interest that has paralleled our overall
growth as we continue to expand into new markets."
BriteSmile's shares are moving to the NASDAQ from the American Stock
Exchange, where they will continue to trade under the symbol BWT through
Thursday, April 6, 2000.

About BriteSmile
BriteSmile, Inc. has developed and manufactures the most advanced
teeth-whitening technology in the United States, as well as manages
state-of-the-art BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening Centers. BriteSmile
Centers are currently operating in Beverly Hills, Irvine, Pasadena, Palo Alto,
Walnut Creek and La Jolla, CA; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; Coral
Gables, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, FL and Atlanta, GA. In addition to
BriteSmile Centers, there are also more than 300 BriteSmile Teeth Whitening
Systems located within existing dentist offices in cities including: Tucson,
AZ; San Francisco, CA; Louisville, KY; Canton, MA; Raleigh, NC; Huntington,
NY; Toronto, ON; and the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Honolulu
metropolitan areas. For more information about BriteSmile's procedure, call
1-800-BRITESMILE or visit the Company's Website at http://www.britesmile.com.


SOURCE BriteSmile, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Paul A. Boyer, CFO of BriteSmile, Inc., 925-941-6260; or

Maureen Bailey or Tina Johnson, both of Sard Verbinnen & Co., 212-687-8080,

for BriteSmile, Inc./

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Home Fragrance Market Experienced Vigorous Growth in '99

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 10:34 by BeautyCare.com
Home Fragrance Market Experienced Vigorous Growth in '99

NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of home fragrance climbed 11% in
1999, an increase of $19 million from 1998, according to a study published by
Kalorama Information, a leading market research publisher in the personal
products industry. The overall market grew to $1.77 billion, and is expected
to increase another 46% by 2004, approaching annual sales of $2.9 billion.
Mass merchandisers, drugstores, and supermarkets were responsible for over
half the total retail sales of the home fragrance industry in 1998. According
to the study, sales of scented candles increased 22% in 1998, and are the
quickest growing segment of the industry. Unlike candles, sales in the
automotive segment, including air fresheners, were stagnant in the 90's,
posting a meager 4.5% gain from 1990 to 1997.
"The three key players held onto the majority share in the home fragrance
industry in 1999. Endar Corp., Candle-lite, and Candle Corp together
accounted for more than 57% of sales in 1998," said Claire Madden, VP of
Marketing at Kalorama Information, "but several new participants have been
entering the arena due to the low cost of start-up in the home fragrance
industry. Minimal research and development is needed for the initial launch
because the cost of raw materials to make these products is plentiful and
easily found."
The demographic profile of the home fragrance buyer earns an average of
$10-30 thousand annually, has not attended college, is either a high school
graduate or attended without graduating, and is employed in a craft or as an
unskilled worker. Southerners are 17% more likely to purchase air fresheners
than any other consumer, and Asian Americans are 30% more likely to not use
home fragrance products.

About Kalorama Information
Kalorama Information is a leading publisher of market research and
intelligence reports for key executives, offering essential data and concise
analysis. Over 70 studies a year target healthcare and pharmaceuticals,
packaged goods, personal care, consumer goods, demographics, industrial goods,
and food and beverages. For over 20 years, we have been providing critical
information to decision makers across the U.S. including Kraft General Foods,
Nabisco, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Procter and Gamble, and Andersen
Consulting. For more information call MarketResearch.com at 1-800-298-5699 or
visit their Web site at http://www.marketresearch.com


SOURCE Kalorama Information

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/CONTACT: Lisa Langsdorf of MarketResearch.com, 212-807-2623,

llangsdorf@marketresearch.com /

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Metabolife Praises FDA Withdraw of Proposed Ephedra Restrictions

Posted Monday, October 2, 2000 - 10:27 by BeautyCare.com
Metabolife Praises FDA Withdraw of Proposed Ephedra Restrictions

The Company Says Agency's Ruling on 'Street Drug' Alternatives Should Stop
The Irresponsible Marketing of Ephedra Products

SAN DIEGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolife International, Inc. said
today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's formal action to withdraw
substantial portions of its three-year-old proposed rule on ephedra products
is a positive step toward development of federal guidelines for ephedra
products based on sound medical science.
Metabolife also praised the FDA's determination that ephedra products
marketed as alternative "street drugs" are not dietary supplements because
they are not intended to supplement the diet. The agency said such products
will be considered new, misbranded drugs that are subject to regulatory
action, including seizure and injunction.
Metabolife International, maker of Metabolife 356(R), the nation's leading
herbal dietary supplement for weight loss, has advocated such action for more
than two years as a way to ensure consumers are using ephedra safely and
responsibly. The company called on the FDA to move rapidly to implement its
Level 1 Guidance Document so that these products can be taken off the market.
"These products typically aim their advertising at young people saying they
can produce euphoria," said Dr. Randy Smith, Medical Director of Metabolife
International. "It is our belief that such irresponsible claims may have
resulted in incidents of intentional overdose and abuse, and that in turn led
to reports of adverse health effects from taking ephedra."
In issuing a Level 1 Guidance on alternatives to street drugs, the FDA
said the rule was being implemented immediately, without public comment,
because of the potential health hazard to the public. Metabolife officials
said that the action is proof that the FDA has the authority it needs to
protect the public health under the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act.
Metabolife has called for development of federal guidelines that limit the
amount of ephedra alkaloids in ephedra products to no more than 25 milligrams
per serving and no more than 100 milligrams daily intake. The company also
has called for the guidelines to prohibit the spiking of ephedra products with
synthetic ephedra alkaloids, to prohibit the sale of ephedra products to
anyone under 18 and place restrictions on irresponsible marketing claims.
The FDA had proposed an ephedra regulation in 1997 based on more than
800 adverse event reports on all types of ephedra products marketed by a wide
range of companies that had been collected between early 1993 and mid-1997.
While many of the reports involved incidents of overdose and abuse, more than
70 percent of the anecdotal reports had no medical records, and the proposal
was never formally adopted.
The agency was criticized by industry for proposing a regulation that was
not based on sound medical science. The U.S. General Accounting Office issued
a report in August that concluded the adverse events that the FDA used to
propose its rule lacked sufficient medical evidence upon which to base the
proposed regulation.
After the GAO report was released, Metabolife CEO Michael J. Ellis called
for the FDA to work with industry to develop a set of federal guidelines for
ephedra products based on sound medical science and to overhaul the adverse
event reporting system so that it provides more reliable medical and
scientific data.
On March 31 the FDA formally withdrew major portions of its proposed rule,
including the proposed dose and regimen restrictions. Saying it would reopen
the rule-making process, the FDA released the background information on
140 new adverse event reports that had been collected by the agency between
June 1, 1997 and March 31, 1999, 132 of which have been submitted for clinical
review. Eight were eliminated because of insufficient data.
The new adverse event reports will receive a thorough clinical review by
qualified physicians and toxicologists. But a preliminary review by experts
for the Ephedra Education Council concluded that the data is still inadequate
and medically unreliable.
For instance, one report involved a woman who discovered she had an
ovarian tumor only two weeks after she started taking the dietary supplement.
Such tumors take years to develop. In another case, a man had a seizure and
while he was incapacitated, his wife said he was taking the product as
directed. When he recovered, the man said he had been intentionally taking
far more product than directed.
Regardless of the inadequacy of the data, Metabolife officials said they
were encouraged by the dramatic decrease in adverse event reports industry
wide during a time when U.S. consumption of ephedra products was increasing
dramatically.
"Based on the FDA's data, the adverse event annual reporting rate dropped
by 56 percent during the most recent period," said Dr. Smith. "This was a
period of exponential growth in consumption of Metabolife 356. Consumers took
billions of servings of our product during this time period."
Dr. Smith attributed much of the decrease in adverse events to enforcement
actions by various states to remove irresponsibly formulated and marketed
products from the marketplace. He said the decrease also may have resulted
from the adoption of laws that Metabolife advocated in states like Ohio and
Texas that imposed restrictions on the ephedrine content of ephedra products
and prohibiting sales of the product to anyone under 18.
"There has also been so much media attention to these products that I
think consumers are more aware that these products are effective, but that
they should be taken responsibly in accordance with labeling directions and
heeding all warnings," Dr. Smith said. "That's why Metabolife has cautions on
the label and a toll-free number printed on every bottle that consumers can
call to speak to a health care professional."


SOURCE Metabolife International, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Tony Knight of Sitrick And Company, 310-788-2850, for

Metabolife International, Inc./

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