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           Saturday, October 27, 2012, Vol. 16, No. 299

                            Headlines

4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT: Ends August With $12.12 Million in Cash
AHERN RENTALS: Ends August With $2.27 Million in Cash
ALLIED SYSTEMS: Ends August With $5.08 Million in Cash
AMERICANWEST BANCORP: Ends September With $5.44 Million in Cash
BLACK CROW: Ends August With $13.96 Million in Cash

CONNAUGHT GROUP: Ends July With $34,754 in Cash
DIGITAL DOMAIN: Projects $500,000 Cash Balance on Dec. 14
MORGAN INDUSTRIES: Hunter Marine Ends August with $225K in Cash
NORTEL NETWORKS: Ends August With $1.02 Billion in Cash
SHARPER IMAGE: Ends September With $614,396 in Cash

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS: Ends August With $16.70 Million in Cash


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4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT: Ends August With $12.12 Million in Cash
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4Kids Entertainment Licensing, Inc., on Sept. 13, 2012, filed its
monthly operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 1, 2012, the Debtor had $11.97 million in cash.  The
Debtor had total cash receipts of $1.40 million and total cash
disbursements of $1.25 million.  As a result, at the end of
August, 4Kids Entertainment Licensing had total cash of
$12.12 million.

                     About 4Kids Entertainment

New York-based 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., dba 4Kids, is an
entertainment and media company specializing in the youth oriented
market, with operations in these business segments: (i) licensing,
(ii) advertising and media broadcast, and (iii) television and
film production/distribution.  The parent entity, 4Kids
Entertainment, was organized as a New York corporation in 1970.

4Kids filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the
Bankruptcy Code to protect its most valuable asset -- its rights
under an exclusive license relating to the popular Yu-Gi-Oh!
series of animated television programs -- from efforts by the
licensor, a consortium of Japanese companies, to terminate
the license and force 4Kids out of business.

4Kids and affiliates filed Chapter 11 petitions (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.
Lead Case No. 11-11607) on April 6, 2011.  Kaye Scholer LLP is the
Debtors' restructuring counsel.  Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC,
is the Debtors' claims and notice agent.  BDO Capital Advisors,
LLC, is the financial advisor and investment banker.  EisnerAmper
LLP fka Eisner LLP serves as auditor and tax advisor.  4Kids
Entertainment disclosed $78,397,971 in assets and $86,515,395 in
liabilities as of the Chapter 11 filing.

Hahn & Hessen LLP serves as counsel to the Official Committee of
Unsecured Creditors.  Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions LLC serves as its
information agent for the Committee.

The Consortium consists of TV Tokyo Corporation, which owns and
operates a television station in Japan; ASATSU-DK Inc., a Japanese
advertising company; and Nihon Ad Systems, ADK's wholly owned
subsidiary.  The Consortium is represented by Kyle C. Bisceglie,
Esq., Michael S. Fox, Esq., Ellen V. Holloman, Esq., and Mason
Barney, Esq., at Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP,
in New York.

In January 2012, the bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of 4Kids,
deciding that the Yu-Gi-Oh! property license agreement between the
Debtor and the licensor was not effectively terminated prior to
the bankruptcy filing.  Following the ruling, 4Kids entered into a
settlement where it would receive $8 million to end the dispute
over its valuable Yu-Gi-Oh! Property.


AHERN RENTALS: Ends August With $2.27 Million in Cash
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Ahern Rentals, Inc., Oct. 2, 2012, filed its monthly operating
report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

The Company posted a net loss of $2.33 million on total revenues
of $33.55 million for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of
$441.36 million, total liabilities of $660.70 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $219.33 million.

At the beginning of the month, Ahern Rentals had $2.21 million in
cash.  The Company had total cash receipts of $66.45 million and
total cash disbursements of $66.40 million.  As a result, at the
end of August, Ahern Rentals had total cash of $2.27 million.

                        About Ahern Rentals

Founded in 1953 with one location in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ahern
Rentals Inc. -- http://www.ahern.com/-- now offers rental
equipment to customers through its 74 locations in Arizona,
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North
Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Ahern Rentals filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. D.
Nev. Case No. 11-53860) on Dec. 22, 2011, after failing to obtain
an extension of the Aug. 21, 2011 maturity of its revolving credit
facility.  Judge Bruce T. Beesley presides over the case.  Lawyers
at Gordon Silver serve as the Debtor's counsel.  The Debtor's
financial advisors are Oppenheimer & Co. and The Seaport Group.
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC serves as claims and notice agent.

Counsel to Bank of America, as the DIP Agent and First Lien Agent,
are Albert M. Fenster, Esq., and Marc D. Rosenberg, Esq., at Kaye
Scholer LLP, and Robert R. Kinas, Esq., at Snell & Wilmer.
Attorneys for the Majority Term Lenders are Paul Aronzon, Esq.,
and Robert Jay Moore, Esq., at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
LLP.  Counsel for the Majority Second Lienholder are Paul V.
Shalhoub, Esq., Joseph G. Minias, Esq., and Ana M. Alfonso, Esq.,
at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.  Attorney for GE Capital is James
E. Van Horn, Esq., at McGuirewoods LLP.  Wells Fargo Bank is
represented by Andrew M. Kramer, Esq., at Otterbourg, Steindler,
Houston & Rosen, P.C.  Allan S. Brilliant, Esq., and Glenn E.
Siegel, Esq., at Dechert LLP argue for certain revolving lenders.

Attorneys for U.S. Bank National Association, as successor to
Wells Fargo Bank, as collateral agent and trustee for the benefit
of holders of the 9-1/4% Senior Secured Notes Due 2013 under the
Indenture dated Aug. 18, 2005, is Kyle Mathews, Esq., at Sheppard,
Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and Timothy Lukas, Esq., at Holland
& Hart.

In its schedules, the Debtor disclosed $485.8 million in assets
and $649.9 million in liabilities.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors has tapped Covington
& Burling LLP as counsel, Downey Brand LLP as local counsel, and
FTI Consulting as financial advisor.


ALLIED SYSTEMS: Ends August With $5.08 Million in Cash
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Allied Systems Holdings, Inc., et al., on Sept. 28, 2012, filed
its monthly operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

The Company reported a net loss of $2.16 million on revenues of
$22.85 million for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of
$242.44 million, total liabilities of $565.43 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $322.98 million.

Allied Systems ended August 31 with $5.08 million in cash and cash
equivalents.

                        About Allied Systems

BDCM Opportunity Fund II, LP, Spectrum Investment Partners LP, and
Black Diamond CLO 2005-1 Adviser L.L.C., filed involuntary
petitions for Allied Systems Holdings Inc. and Allied Systems Ltd.
(Bankr. D. Del. Case Nos. 12-11564 and 12-11565) on May 17, 2012.
The signatories of the involuntary petitions assert claims of at
least $52.8 million for loan defaults by the two companies.

Allied Systems, through its subsidiaries, provides logistics,
distribution, and transportation services for the automotive
industry in North America.

Allied Holdings Inc. previously filed for chapter 11 protection
(Bankr. N.D. Ga. Case Nos. 05-12515 through 05-12537) on July 31,
2005.  Jeffrey W. Kelley, Esq., at Troutman Sanders, LLP,
represented the Debtors in the 2005 case.  Allied won confirmation
of a reorganization plan and emerged from bankruptcy in May 2007
with $265 million in first-lien debt and $50 million in second-
lien debt.

The petitioning creditors said Allied has defaulted on payments of
$57.4 million on the first lien debt and $9.6 million on the
second.  They hold $47.9 million, or about 20% of the first-lien
debt, and about $5 million, or 17%, of the second-lien obligation.
They are represented by Adam G. Landis, Esq., and Kerri K.
Mumford, Esq., at Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; and Adam C. Harris,
Esq., and Robert J. Ward, Esq., at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Allied Systems Holdings Inc. formally put itself and 18
subsidiaries into bankruptcy reorganization June 10, 2012,
following the filing of the involuntary Chapter 11 petition.

The Company is being advised by the law firms of Troutman Sanders,
Gowling Lafleur Henderson, and Richards Layton & Finger.

The bankruptcy court process does not include captive insurance
company Haul Insurance Limited or any of the Company's Mexican or
Bermudan subsidiaries.  The Company also announced that it intends
to seek foreign recognition of its Chapter 11 cases in Canada.

An official committee of unsecured creditors has been appointed in
the case.  The Committee consists of Pension Benefit Guaranty
Corporation, Central States Pension Fund, Teamsters National
Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee, and
General Motors LLC.  The Committee is represented by Sidley Austin
LLP.


AMERICANWEST BANCORP: Ends September With $5.44 Million in Cash
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AmericanWest Bancorporation, on Oct. 17, 2012, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Sept. 30, 2012.

The Debtor posted a net loss of $11,874 for the month ended
Sept. 30, 2012.

As of Sept. 30, 2012, the Debtor had total assets of
$6.87 million, total liabilities of $47.48 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $40.61 million.

At the beginning of the month, AmericanWest Bancorp had
$5.45 million in cash.  The Company had total cash disbursements
of $7,293.  At the end of September, AmericanWest Bancorp had
total cash of $5.44 million.

A full-text copy of the monthly operating report is available at:

                       http://is.gd/eHy1fq

                About AmericanWest Bancorporation

Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, AmericanWest Bancorporation
(OTC BB: AWBC) -- http://www.awbank.net/-- was a bank holding
company whose principal subsidiary was AmericanWest Bank, which
included Far West Bank in Utah operating as an integrated division
of AmericanWest Bank.  AmericanWest Bank was a community bank with
58 financial centers located in Washington, Northern Idaho and
Utah.

AmericanWest Bancorporation filed for Chapter 11 protection
(Bankr. E.D. Wash. Case No. 10-06097) on Oct. 28, 2010.  The
banking subsidiary was not included in the Chapter 11 filing.

Christopher M. Alston, Esq., and Dillon E. Jackson, Esq., at
Foster Pepper Shefelman PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, serve as
bankruptcy counsel.  G. Larry Engel, Esq., at Morrison & Foerster
LLP, also serves as counsel.

The Debtor estimated assets of $1 million to $10 million and debts
of $10 million to $50 million in its Chapter 11 petition.
AmericanWest Bancorporation's estimates exclude its banking unit's
assets and debts.  In its Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission before the Petition Date, AmericanWest
Bancorporation reported consolidated assets -- including its bank
unit's -- of $1.536 billion and consolidated debts of
$1.538 billion as of Sept. 30, 2010.

In December 2010, AmericanWest completed the sale of all
outstanding shares of AmericanWest Bank to a wholly owned
subsidiary of SKBHC Holdings LLC, in a transaction approved by the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

American West filed a Chapter 11 plan hammered out with secured
lenders owed $177.5 million.  The lenders will take ownership and
receive a new $49.6 million mortgage in return for existing debt.
They will invest $10 million to be used as working capital to make
payments under the plan.


BLACK CROW: Ends August With $13.96 Million in Cash
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Black Crow Media Group LLC et al., on Sept. 24, 2012, filed its
monthly operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

The Company posted a pretax earnings of $28,541 on net revenue of
$1.08 million for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of
$36.66 million, total liabilities of $42.13 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $5.46 million.

As of Aug. 1, 2012, the Company had $13.03 million in cash.  Black
Crow had total cash receipts of $10,225 and total cash
disbursements of $936,478.  As a result, at the end of August, the
Company had total cash of $13.96 million.

                       About Black Crow

Daytona Beach, Florida-based Black Crow Media Group, LLC, owns and
operates 17 FM and 5 AM radio stations in Daytona Beach, Live Oak,
Valdosta, Huntsville, Alabama, and Jackson, Tennessee.

Black Crow filed for Chapter 11 protection two days before a
hearing in U.S. district court where GECC was seeking appointment
of a receiver following default on term loans and a revolving
credit.  GECC was owed $38.9 million at the outset of the
reorganization.

The Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Bankr.
M.D. Fla. Case No. 10-00172) on Jan. 11, 2010.  The Company's
affiliates -- Black Crow Media, LLC, et al. -- also filed separate
Chapter 11 petitions.

H. Jason Gold, Esq., Valerie P. Morrison, Esq., and Dylan G.
Trache, Esq., at Wiley Rein LLP, in McLean, Virginia, serve as the
Debtors' counsel.  Mariane L. Dorris, Esq., and R. Scott Shuker,
Esq., at Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP, have been tapped as
co-counsel.  Protiviti Inc. is the Debtors' financial advisor.
Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC, is the claims and notice agent.
Brian G. Rich, Esq., and Douglas Bates, Esq., at Berger Singerman,
P.A., represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.

Black Crow disclosed $14,661,198 in assets and $48,830,319 in
liabilities as of the Chapter 11 filing.

Black Crow has a Dec. 27 confirmation hearing for approval
of the Chapter 11 reorganization plan that will sell the
business to Paul C. Stone, who purchased the claim of secured
lender General Electric Capital Corp.

The Debtors filed their First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization
and First Amended Disclosure Statement for the Debtors' First
Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization on Nov. 14, 2011.  On
Dec. 27, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court entered its order confirming
the Plan.


CONNAUGHT GROUP: Ends July With $34,754 in Cash
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The Connaught Group Ltd., on Sept. 13, 2012, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended July 31, 2012.

The Debtor posted a net loss of $1.04 million for the month ended
July 31, 2012.

As of July 31, 2012, the Debtor had total assets of
$17.98 million, total liabilities of $20.60 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $2.62 million.

At the end of July, Connaught Group had total cash of $34,754.

                       About Connaught Group

The Connaught Group, Ltd. and four of its affiliates, Limited
Editions for Her of Nevada LLC; Limited Editions for Her of
Branson LLC; Limited Editions for Her LLC; and WDR Retail Corp.
filed separate Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.
Lead Case No. 12-10512) on Feb. 9, 2012.

New York-based Connaught Group designs and has manufactured high-
end women's wear and then sells the finished clothing through an
innovative sales system outside the normal retail chain originally
created in 1981 by the Debtors' founder and iconic designer,
William D. Rondina.  The Company's sales are made primarily
through independent contractors who sell the clothing to their own
clients in private showings.  Through the Wardrobe Consultants,
the Debtors are able to offer the personalized service and
attention to detail absent from the conventional shopping
experience.  As of the Petition Date, the Debtors are affiliated
with more than 1,300 Wardrobe Consultants.  The Debtors also
operate 10 outlet stores throughout the country, but the Debtors
primarily only sell last season's clothing and other merchandise
to be liquidated at these stores.

A non-debtor Canadian subsidiary, The Connaught Group ULC, sells
the Debtors' clothing in eight outlet stores in Canada.  Three of
the Canadian stores are leased by The Connaught Group, Ltd.

Judge Stuart M. Bernstein presides over the case.  David L.
Barrack, Esq., Paul Jacobs, Esq., and Warren J. Nimetz, Esq., at
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., serve as the Debtors' counsel.  Maury
Satin at Zygote Associates serves as the CRO.  Richter Consulting
acts as financial advisor and Consensus Advisory Services and
Consensus Securities LLC serve as financial advisors, consultants
and investment bankers.  Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC serves as
administrative agent, and claims and noticing agent.

JPMorgan Chase is represented in the case by Andrew C. Gold, Esq.,
at Herrick, Feinstein LL.  Citibank is represented by Boris I.
Mankovetskiy, Esq., at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors is represented by
Lowenstein Sandler, PC.

The Connaught Group disclosed $50,644,694 in assets and
$61,303,340 in liabilities.  Limited Editions for Her LLC
disclosed $3,339,174 in assets and $15,888,714 in liabilities.
Limited Editions for Her of Nevada LLC disclosed $979,926 in
assets and $12,395,949 in liabilities.  Limited Editions for Her
of Branson LLC disclosed $3,339,174 in assets and $15,888,714 in
liabilities.  WDR Retail Corp. disclosed $0 in assets and
$12,395,949 in liabilities.  Connaught Group Limited was the 100%
shareholder of each of LEFH Nevada, LEFH Branson, LEFH, and WDR.

On Oct. 10, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court confirmed the Debtors'
Chapter 11 plan, which would pay unsecured creditors as much as
64%.  Unsecured claims were projected to total as much as $20
million.  A joint venture between Royal Spirit Group and Tom James
Co. acquired the Debtors' business in April for $20 million in
cash and assumed the lease for the Debtors' Manhattan
headquarters.  Royal Spirit, a non-insider with the largest claim,
waived a $5.4 million claim.  Secured claims were paid when
the sale was completed.


DIGITAL DOMAIN: Projects $500,000 Cash Balance on Dec. 14
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Digital Domain Media Group Inc., on Oct. 4, 2012, filed its DIP
budget for the period from Sept. 14 through Dec. 14, 2012.

As of Sept. 14, 2012, the Debtor had $201,000 in beginning cash
balance.  The Debtor projects total operating receipts of
$1.19 million and total operating disbursements of $10.45 million.
As a result, the Company forecast ending cash balance of $500,000
at Dec. 14, 2012.

                      About Digital Domain

Port St. Lucie, Florida-based Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. --
http://www.digitaldomain.com/-- engaged in the creation of
original content animation feature films, and development of
computer-generated imagery for feature films and transmedia
advertising primarily in the United States.

Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. and 13 affiliates sought Chapter
11 protection (Bankr. D. Del. Lead Case No. 12-12568) on Sept. 11,
2012, to sell its business for $15 million to Searchlight Capital
Partners LP, subject to higher and better offers.

At the auction on Sept. 21, the principal part of the business was
purchased by a joint venture between Galloping Horse America LLC,
an affiliate of Beijing Galloping Horse Co., and an affiliate of
Reliance Capital Ltd., based in Mumbai.  The $36.7 million total
value of the contact includes $3.6 million to cure defaults on
contracts and $2.9 million in reimbursement of payroll costs.

Attorneys at Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones serve as counsel to the
Debtors.  FTI Consulting, Inc.'s Michael Katzenstein is the chief
restructuring officer.  Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC is the
claims and notice agent.

An official committee of unsecured creditors appointed in the case
is represented by lawyers at Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC and
Brown Rudnick LLP.

The company listed assets of $205 million and liabilities totaling
$214 million.  Debt includes $40 million on senior secured
convertible notes plus $24.7 million in interest.  There is
another issue of $8 million in subordinated secured convertible
notes.

The Debtors also have sought ancillary relief in Canada, pursuant
to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in the Supreme Court
of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry.


MORGAN INDUSTRIES: Hunter Marine Ends August with $225K in Cash
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Hunter Marine Corporation, on Oct. 5, 2012, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

Hunter Marine posted a net loss of $380,484 on net revenue of
$3,579 for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of
$12.57 million, total liabilities of $24.31 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $11.74 million.

At the beginning of August, the Company had $447,260 in cash.
Hunter Marine had total cash receipts of $400,501 and total cash
disbursements of -$622,832.  As a result, at the end of the month,
the Company had total cash of $224,929.

                      About Morgan Industries

Morgan Industries Corporation, along with affiliates, sought
Chapter 11 protection (Bankr. D. N.J. Lead Case No. 12-21156) in
Trenton, New Jersey, on April 30, 2012.

Affiliates that filed separate bankruptcy petitions are Hunter
Composite Technologies Corporation; Hunter Marine Corporation;
Luhrs Corporation; Mainship Corporation; Ovation Yachts
Corporation; Salisbury 10 Acres, L.L.C.; Salisbury 20 Acres,
L.L.C.; and Silverton Marine Corporation.

The Debtors, through their trade name the Luhrs Marine Group,
produce and sell recreational powerboats and sailboats under the
iconic brand names of Silverton, Ovation, Luhrs, Mainship, and
Hunter Marine.  In 2010, Silverton, Mainship and Luhrs,
collectively, held roughly 5.3% of the U.S. market for fiberglass,
in-board engine powerboats greater than 27 feet in length.
Additionally, Hunter Marine was the largest manufacturer of
sailboats in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 32% of new
sailboat registrations in 2010, making it the sixth consecutive
year Hunter Marine represented roughly 30% of all new sailboat
registrations in the U.S.  The Debtors have a network of 90
dealers in the U.S. and 80 dealers in 40 other countries.

Judge Michael B. Kaplan oversees the case.  Robert Hirsh, Esq.,
and George Angelich, Esq., at Arent Fox LLP serve as bankruptcy
general counsel to the Debtors; Capstone Advisory Group, LLC, acts
as financial advisors; Katz, Kane & Co. as investment bankers; and
Donlin Recano & Company, Inc. as claims agent.

The Debtors disclosed $53 million in total assets and $80 million
in total liabilities as of the Chapter 11 filing.

Stuart M. Brown, Esq., at DLA Piper LLP (US), represents primary
lender Bank of America N.A.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors is represented by
Lowenstein Sandler PC.

The Debtors have filed a plan of liquidation with the Official
Committee of Unsecured Creditors as co-proponent.  The Plan is a
liquidating plan and does not contemplate the continuation of the
Debtors' businesses.  The Debtors have substantially completed
liquidating most, if not all, of their operating assets.


NORTEL NETWORKS: Ends August With $1.02 Billion in Cash
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Nortel Networks Inc. et al., on Oct. 1, 2012, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of
$1.33 billion, total liabilities of $5.64 billion and total
stockholders' deficit of $4.31 billion.

At the beginning of the month, the Company had $1.02 billion in
cash.  The Company had total cash receipts of $9.3 million and
total cash disbursements of $10.8 million.  As a result, at the
end of August, the Company had total cash of $1.02 billion.

                       About Nortel Networks

Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Nortel Networks Corporation and
its various affiliated entities provided next-generation
technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks,
support multimedia and business-critical applications.  Nortel did
business in more than 150 countries around the world.  Nortel
Networks Limited was the principal direct operating subsidiary of
Nortel Networks Corporation.

On Jan. 14, 2009, Nortel Networks Inc.'s ultimate corporate parent
Nortel Networks Corporation, NNI's direct corporate parent Nortel
Networks Limited and certain of their Canadian affiliates
commenced a proceeding with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) seeking
relief from their creditors.  Ernst & Young was appointed to serve
as monitor and foreign representative of the Canadian Nortel
Group.  That same day, the Monitor sought recognition of the CCAA
Proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Bankr. D. Del. Case No.
09-10164) under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

That same day, NNI and certain of its affiliated U.S. entities
filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S.
Bankruptcy Code (Bankr. D. Del. Case No. 09-10138).

In addition, the High Court of England and Wales placed 19 of
NNI's European affiliates into administration under the control of
individuals from Ernst & Young LLP.  Other Nortel affiliates have
commenced and in the future may commence additional creditor
protection, insolvency and dissolution proceedings around the
world.

On May 28, 2009, at the request of administrators, the Commercial
Court of Versailles, France, ordered the commencement of secondary
proceedings in respect of Nortel Networks S.A.  On June 8, 2009,
Nortel Networks UK Limited filed petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for recognition of the English Proceedings as foreign main
proceedings under Chapter 15.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross presides over the Chapter 11 and
15 cases.  Mary Caloway, Esq., and Peter James Duhig, Esq., at
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, in Wilmington, Delaware, serves as
Chapter 15 petitioner's counsel.

In the Chapter 11 case, James L. Bromley, Esq., at Cleary Gottlieb
Steen & Hamilton, LLP, in New York, serves as the U.S. Debtors'
general bankruptcy counsel; Derek C. Abbott, Esq., at Morris
Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, in Wilmington, serves as Delaware
counsel.  The Chapter 11 Debtors' other professionals are Lazard
Freres & Co. LLC as financial advisors; and Epiq Bankruptcy
Solutions LLC as claims and notice agent.

The United States Trustee appointed an Official Committee of
Unsecured Creditors in respect of the U.S. Debtors.  An ad hoc
group of bondholders also was organized.

Fred S. Hodara, Esq., at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, in
New York, and Christopher M. Samis, Esq., at Richards, Layton &
Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware, represent the Official
Committee of Unsecured Creditors.

An Official Committee of Retired Employees and the Official
Committee of Long-Term Disability Participants tapped Alvarez &
Marsal Healthcare Industry Group as financial advisor.  The
Retiree Committee is represented by McCarter & English LLP as
Delaware counsel, and Togut Segal & Segal serves as the Retiree
Committee.  The Committee retained Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare
Industry Group as financial advisor, and Kurtzman Carson
Consultants LLC as its communications agent.

Several entities, particularly, Nortel Government Solutions
Incorporated and Nortel Networks (CALA) Inc., have material
operations and are not part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

As of Sept. 30, 2008, Nortel Networks Corp. reported consolidated
assets of $11.6 billion and consolidated liabilities of $11.8
billion.  The Nortel Companies' U.S. businesses are primarily
conducted through Nortel Networks Inc., which is the parent of
majority of the U.S. Nortel Companies.  As of Sept. 30, 2008, NNI
had assets of about $9 billion and liabilities of $3.2 billion,
which do not include NNI's guarantee of some or all of the Nortel
Companies' about $4.2 billion of unsecured public debt.

Since the commencement of the various insolvency proceedings,
Nortel has sold its business units and other assets to various
purchasers.  Nortel has collected roughly $9 billion for
distribution to creditors.  Of the total, $4.5 billion came from
the sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to Rockstar Bidco, a
consortium consisting of Apple Inc., EMC Corporation,
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Microsoft Corp., Research In
Motion Limited, and Sony Corporation.  The consortium defeated a
$900 million stalking horse bid by Google Inc. at an auction.  The
deal closed in July 2011.

Nortel has filed a proposed plan of liquidation in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court.  The Plan generally provides for full payment on
secured claims with other distributions going in accordance with
the priorities in bankruptcy law.


SHARPER IMAGE: Ends September With $614,396 in Cash
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TSIC, Inc., formerly known as Sharper Image Corp., on Oct. 16,
2012, filed its monthly operating report for the month ended
Sept. 30, 2012.

The Company reported a net loss of $60,223 for the month ended
Sept. 30, 2012.

As of Sept. 30, 2012, the TSIC had total assets of $1.19 million,
total liabilities of $(95.27) million and total stockholders'
equity of $94.09 million.

At the beginning of the month, TSIC had $692,109 in cash.  The
Company had total cash receipts of $90 and total cash
disbursements of $77,803.  As a result, at the end of September,
TSIC had total cash of $614,396.

A full-text copy of the monthly operating report is available at:

                       http://is.gd/EevWZ0

                       About Sharper Image

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Sharper Image Corp. --
http://www.sharperimage.com/-- was a multi-channel specialty
retailer.  It operated in three principal selling channels: the
Sharper Image specialty stores throughout the U.S., the Sharper
Image catalog and the Internet.  The Company has operations in
Australia, Brazil and Mexico.  In addition, through its Brand
Licensing Division, it was also licensing the Sharper Image brand
to select third parties to allow them to sell Sharper Image
branded products in other channels of distribution.

The Company filed for Chapter 11 protection on Feb. 19, 2008
(Bankr. D. Del. Case No. 08-10322).  Judge Kevin Gross presides
over the case.  Harvey R. Miller, Esq., Lori R. Fife, Esq., and
Christopher J. Marcus, Esq., at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, serve
as the Company's lead counsel.  Steven K. Kortanek, Esq., and John
H. Strock, Esq., at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, P.L.L.C.,
serve as the Company's local Delaware counsel.

An official committee of unsecured creditors was appointed in the
case.  Cooley Godward Kronish LLP is the Committee's lead
bankruptcy counsel.  Whiteford Taylor Preston LLC is the
Committee's Delaware counsel.

When the Debtor filed for bankruptcy, it disclosed total assets of
$251,500,000 and total debts of $199,000,000.  As of June 30,
2008, the Debtor disclosed $52,962,174 in total assets and
$39,302,455 in total debts.

Sharper Image changed its name to "TSIC, Inc." following the going
out of business sales of its assets by a group consisting of
Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC, GB Brands, LLC, Hilco
Merchant Resources, LLC, and Hilco Consumer Capital, LLC.


SPECIALTY PRODUCTS: Ends August With $16.70 Million in Cash
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Specialty Products Holding Corp., on Sept. 28, 2012, filed its
monthly operating report for the month ended Aug. 31, 2012.

The Debtor posted a net loss of $2.53 million for the month ended
Aug. 31, 2012.

As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Debtor had total assets of
$451.41 million, total liabilities of $227.68 million and total
stockholders' equity of $223.72 million.

As of Aug. 1, 2012, Specialty Products had $24.67 million in cash.
The Debtor had total cash receipts of $32.69 million and total
cash disbursements of $40.66 million.  As a result, the Debtor had
total cash of $16.70 million as of Aug. 31, 2012.

                      About Specialty Products

Cleveland, Ohio-based Specialty Products Holdings Corp., aka RPM,
Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of RPM International Inc.  The
Company is the holding company parent of Bondex International,
Inc., and the direct or indirect parent of certain additional
domestic and foreign subsidiaries.  The Company claims to be a
leading manufacturer, distributor and seller of various specialty
chemical product lines, including exterior insulating finishing
systems, powder coatings, fluorescent colorants and pigments,
cleaning and protection products, fuel additives, wood treatments
and coatings and sealants, in both the industrial and consumer
markets.

The Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 31,
2010 (Bankr. D. Del. Case No. 10-11780).  Gregory M. Gordon, Esq.,
Dan B. Prieto, Esq., and Robert J. Jud, Esq., at Jones Day, serve
as bankruptcy counsel.  Daniel J. DeFranceschi, Esq., and Zachary
I. Shapiro, Esq., at Richards Layton & Finger, serve as
co-counsel.  Logan and Company is the Company's claims and notice
agent.

The Company estimated its assets and debts at $100 million to $500
million.

The Company's affiliate, Bondex International, Inc., filed a
separate Chapter 11 petition on May 31, 2010 (Case No. 10-11779),
estimating its assets and debts at $100 million to $500 million.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter, Specialty Products
has proposed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan.  The official
committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants and the Future
Claimants' Representative also have filed a joint Chapter 11 plan
for the Debtors.


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