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            Saturday, February 16, 2013, Vol. 17, No. 46

                            Headlines

FIBERTOWER NETWORK: Ends December With $25.12 Million in Cash
JOURNAL REGISTER: Turns $629,000 Profit in December
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Reports $516,270 Net Loss for October
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Has $815,642 Cash at November 30
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Ends December With $204,432 in Cash



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FIBERTOWER NETWORK: Ends December With $25.12 Million in Cash
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FiberTower Network Services, on Jan. 18, 2013, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Dec. 31, 2012.

The Debtor posted a net income of $675,026 on net revenue of $5.02
million for the month ended Dec. 31, 2012.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, the Debtor had total assets of $75.09
million, total liabilities of $357.55 million, and total
stockholders' equity of $282.46 million.

At the beginning of the month, the Debtor had $28.12 million in
cash.  FiberTower Network had total cash receipts of $5.14 million
and total cash disbursements of $8.14 million.  As a result, at
the end of December, the Debtor had total cash of $25.12 million.

                     About FiberTower Corporation

FiberTower Corporation, FiberTower Network Services Corp.,
FiberTower Licensing Corp., and FiberTower Spectrum Holdings
LLC filed for Chapter 11 protection (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Case Nos.
12-44027 to 12-44031) on July 17, 2012, together with a plan
support agreement struck with prepetition secured noteholders.

FiberTower is an alternative provider of facilities-based backhaul
services, principally to wireless carriers, and a national
provider of millimeter-band spectrum services.  Backhaul is the
transport of voice, video and data traffic from a wireless
carrier's mobile base station, or cell site, to its mobile
switching center or other exchange point.  FiberTower provides
spectrum leasing services directly to other carriers and
enterprise clients, and also offer their spectrum services through
spectrum brokerage arrangements and through fixed wireless
equipment partners.

FiberTower's significant asset is the ownership of a national
spectrum portfolio of 24 GHz and 39 GHz wide-area spectrum
licenses, including over 740 MHz in the top 20 U.S. metropolitan
areas and, in the aggregate, roughly 1.72 billion channel pops
(calculated as the number of channels in a given area multiplied
by the population, as measured in the 2010 census, covered by
these channels).  FiberTower believes the Spectrum Portfolio
represents one of the largest and most comprehensive collections
of millimeter wave spectrum in the U.S., covering areas with a
total population of over 300 million.

As of the Petition Date, FiberTower provides service to roughly
5,390 customer locations at 3,188 deployed sites in 13 markets
throughout the U.S.  The fixed wireless portion of these hybrid
services is predominantly through common carrier spectrum in the
11, 18 and 23 GHz bands.  FiberTower's biggest service markets are
Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington, D.C./Baltimore, with additional
markets in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit,
Houston, New York/New Jersey, Pittsburgh, San Antonio/Austin/Waco
and Tampa.

As of June 30, 2012, FiberTower's books and records reflected
total combined assets, at book value, of roughly $188 million and
total combined liabilities of roughly $211 million.  As of the
Petition Date, FiberTower had unrestricted cash of roughly $23
million.  For the six months ending June 30, 2012, FiberTower had
total revenue of roughly $33 million.  With the help of FTI
Consulting Inc., FiberTower's preliminary valuation work shows
that the Company's enterprise value is materially less than $132
million -- i.e., the approximate principal amount of the 9.00%
Senior Secured Notes due 2016 outstanding as of the Petition Date.
The preliminary valuation work is based upon the assumption that
FiberTower's spectrum licenses will not be terminated.  Fibertower
Spectrum disclosed $106,630,000 in assets and $175,501,975 in
liabilities as of the Chapter 11 filing.

Judge D. Michael Lynn oversees the Chapter 11 case.  Lawyers at
Andrews Kurth LLP serve as the Debtors' lead counsel.  Lawyers at
Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP serve as special
FCC counsel.  FTI Consulting serve as financial advisor.  BMC
Group Inc. serve as claims and noticing agent.  The petitions were
signed by Kurt J. Van Wagenen, president.

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association -- as indenture trustee and
collateral agent to the holders of 9.00% Senior Secured Notes due
2016 owed roughly $132 million as of the Petition Date -- is
represented by Eric A. Schaffer, Esq., at Reed Smith LLP.  An Ad
Hoc Committee of Holders of the 9% Secured Notes Due 2016 is
represented by Kris M. Hansen, Esq., and Sayan Bhattacharyya,
Esq., at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.  Wells Fargo and the Ad
Hoc Committee also have hired Stephen M. Pezanosky, Esq., and Mark
Elmore, Esq., at Haynes and Boone, LLP, as local counsel.

U.S. Bank, National Association -- in its capacity as successor
indenture trustee and collateral agent to holders of the 9.00%
Convertible Senior Secured Notes due 2012, owed $37 million as of
the Petition Date -- is represented by Michael B. Fisco, Esq., at
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, as counsel and J. Mark Chevallier, Esq.,
at McGuire Craddock & Strother PC as local counsel.

William T. Neary, the U.S. Trustee for Region 6 appointed five
members to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the
Debtors' cases.  The Committee is represented by Otterbourg,
Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., and Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman
& Leonard, P.A.  Goldin Associates, LLC serves as its financial
advisors.


JOURNAL REGISTER: Turns $629,000 Profit in December
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Bill Rochelle, the bankruptcy columnist for Bloomberg News,
reports that Journal Register Co., a newspaper publisher in
bankruptcy a second time, reported net income of $629,000 in
December.  The business goes up for auction on Feb. 15.

Revenue in December was $26.5 million, according to the monthly
operating report filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.

Earnings were depressed by $997,000 in reorganization costs,
$247,000 in taxes, and $197,000 in interest expense.

The $25 million credit from Wells Fargo Bank NA financing the
bankruptcy was paid down during December. Beginning the month with
a balance of $4.1 million, the so-called DIP loan ended December
at $1.6 million.

Absent a higher bid, Journal Register will be reacquired by
current lender and owner Alden Global Capital Ltd. largely in
exchange for $117.5 million in secured debt and $1.75 million in
cash to pay costs in winding down the bankruptcy.

Alden's purchase price also includes paying off whatever is owed
on the Wells Fargo DIP loan.

                       About Journal Register

Journal Register Company -- http://www.JournalRegister.com/-- is
the publisher of the New Haven Register and other papers in 10
states, including Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland, and in
upstate New York.  The Company's more than 350 multi-platform
products reach an audience of 21 million people each month.  JRC
is managed by Digital First Media and is affiliated with MediaNews
Group, Inc., the nation's second largest newspaper company as
measured by circulation.

Journal Register, along with its affiliates, first filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Case No.
09-10769) on Feb. 21, 2009.  Attorneys at Willkie Farr & Gallagher
LLP, served as counsel to the Debtors.  Attorneys at Otterbourg,
Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., represented the official
committee of unsecured creditors.  Journal Register emerged from
Chapter 11 protection under the terms of a pre-negotiated plan.

Journal Register returned to bankruptcy (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Lead Case
No. 12-13774) on Sept. 5, 2012, to sell the business to 21st CMH
Acquisition Co., an affiliate of funds managed by Alden Global
Capital LLC.  The deal is subject to higher and better offers.

Journal Register exited the 2009 restructuring with $225 million
in debt and with a legacy cost structure, which includes leases,
defined benefit pensions and other liabilities that have become
unsustainable and threatened the Company's efforts for a
successful digital transformation.  Journal Register managed to
reduce the debt by 28% with the Company servicing in excess of
$160 million of debt.

Alden Global is the holder of two terms loans totaling $152.3
million.  Alden Global acquired the stock and the term loans from
lenders in Journal Register's prior bankruptcy.

Journal Register disclosed total assets of $235 million and
liabilities totaling $268.6 million as of July 29, 2012.  This
includes $13.2 million owing on a revolving credit to Wells Fargo
Bank NA.

Bankruptcy Judge Stuart M. Bernstein presides over the 2012 case.
Neil E. Herman, Esq., Rachel Jaffe Mauceri, Esq., and Patrick D.
Fleming, Esq., at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP; and Michael R.
Nestor, Esq., Kenneth J. Enos, Esq., and Andrew L. Magaziner,
Esq., at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, serve as the 2012
Debtors' counsel.  SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, serves as financial
advisors.  American Legal Claims Services LLC acts as claims
agent.  The petition was signed by William Higginson, executive
vice president of operations.

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., represents Wells
Fargo.  Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, represents the
Debtors' Tranche A Lenders and Tranche B Lenders.  Emmet, Marvin &
Martin LLP, serves as counsel to Wells Fargo, in its capacity as
Tranche A Agent and the Tranche B Agent.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in the
case has retained Lowenstein Sandler PC as counsel and FTI
Consulting, Inc. as financial advisor.


VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Reports $516,270 Net Loss for October
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Valence Technology, Inc., on Jan. 31, 2013, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Oct. 31, 2012.

The Company reported a net loss of $516,270 on revenues of $2.23
million for the month ended Oct. 31, 2012.

As of Oct. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of $27.53
million, total liabilities of $84.44 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $56.91 million.

At the beginning of October, Valence Technology had $617,097 in
cash.  The Company had total cash receipts of $5.85 million and
total cash disbursements of $5.48 million.  As a result, at the
end of the month, Valence Technology had total cash of $985,993.

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

                       http://is.gd/eFqmwm

                     About Valence Technology

Valence Technology, Inc., filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. W.D.
Tex. Case No. 12-11580) on July 12, 2012, in its home-town in
Austin.  Founded in 1989, Valence develops lithium iron magnesium
phosphate rechargeable batteries.  Its products are used in hybrid
and electric vehicles, as well as hybrid boats and Segway personal
transporters.

The Debtor disclosed debt of $82.6 million and assets of
$31.5 million as of March 31, 2012.  The Debtor disclosed
$24,858,325 in assets and $78,520,831 in liabilities as of the
Chapter 11 filing.  Chairman Carl E. Berg and related entities own
44.4% of the shares.  ClearBridge Advisors, LLC owns 5.5%.

Valence expects to complete its restructuring during 2012.

Judge Craig A. Gargotta presides over the case.  The Company is
being advised by Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP with respect to
bankruptcy matters.  The petition was signed by Robert Kanode,
CEO.

On Aug. 8, 2012, the U.S. Trustee for Region 7 appointed five
creditors to serve on the Official Committee of Unsecured
Creditors of the Debtor.  Brinkman Portillo Ronk, PC, serves as
its counsel.


VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Has $815,642 Cash at November 30
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Valence Technology, Inc., on Jan. 31, 2013, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Nov. 30, 2012.

The Debtor posted a net loss of $727,704 on revenues of $2.32
million for the month ended Nov. 30, 2012.

As of Nov. 30, 2012, Valence Technology had total assets of $25.04
million, total liabilities of $82.98 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $57.94 million.

At the beginning of the month, Valence Technology had $985,993 in
cash.  The Debtor had total cash receipts of $7.12 million and
total cash disbursements of $7.3 million.  As a result, at the end
of November, the Debtor had total cash of $815,642.

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

                       http://is.gd/XBosrU

                     About Valence Technology

Valence Technology, Inc., filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. W.D.
Tex. Case No. 12-11580) on July 12, 2012, in its home-town in
Austin.  Founded in 1989, Valence develops lithium iron magnesium
phosphate rechargeable batteries.  Its products are used in hybrid
and electric vehicles, as well as hybrid boats and Segway personal
transporters.

The Debtor disclosed debt of $82.6 million and assets of
$31.5 million as of March 31, 2012.  The Debtor disclosed
$24,858,325 in assets and $78,520,831 in liabilities as of the
Chapter 11 filing.  Chairman Carl E. Berg and related entities own
44.4% of the shares.  ClearBridge Advisors, LLC owns 5.5%.

Valence expects to complete its restructuring during 2012.

Judge Craig A. Gargotta presides over the case.  The Company is
being advised by Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP with respect to
bankruptcy matters.  The petition was signed by Robert Kanode,
CEO.

On Aug. 8, 2012, the U.S. Trustee for Region 7 appointed five
creditors to serve on the Official Committee of Unsecured
Creditors of the Debtor.  Brinkman Portillo Ronk, PC, serves as
its counsel.


VALENCE TECHNOLOGY: Ends December With $204,432 in Cash
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Valence Technology, Inc., on Jan. 31, 2013, filed its monthly
operating report for the month ended Dec. 31, 2012.

The Company posted a net loss of $239,937 on revenues of $4.15
million for the month ended Dec. 31, 2012.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of $24.45
million, total liabilities of $82.75 million and total
stockholders' deficit of $58.3 million.

As of Dec. 1, 2012, the Company had $815,642 in cash.  Valence
Technology had total cash receipts of $6.03 million and total cash
disbursements of $6.64 million.  As a result, at the end of the
month, Valence Technology had total cash of $204,302.

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

                       http://is.gd/KyObKa

                     About Valence Technology

Valence Technology, Inc., filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. W.D.
Tex. Case No. 12-11580) on July 12, 2012, in its home-town in
Austin.  Founded in 1989, Valence develops lithium iron magnesium
phosphate rechargeable batteries.  Its products are used in hybrid
and electric vehicles, as well as hybrid boats and Segway personal
transporters.

The Debtor disclosed debt of $82.6 million and assets of
$31.5 million as of March 31, 2012.  The Debtor disclosed
$24,858,325 in assets and $78,520,831 in liabilities as of the
Chapter 11 filing.  Chairman Carl E. Berg and related entities own
44.4% of the shares.  ClearBridge Advisors, LLC owns 5.5%.

Valence expects to complete its restructuring during 2012.

Judge Craig A. Gargotta presides over the case.  The Company is
being advised by Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP with respect to
bankruptcy matters.  The petition was signed by Robert Kanode,
CEO.

On Aug. 8, 2012, the U.S. Trustee for Region 7 appointed five
creditors to serve on the Official Committee of Unsecured
Creditors of the Debtor.  Brinkman Portillo Ronk, PC, serves as
its counsel.



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