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      Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Vol. 3, No. 208

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES: Group Wins Bidding For Contracts
ALTIVA FINANCIAL: Possible Sale Of Stockholders Shares
AMERICAN TRACK: Seeks Authority To Sell Certain Assets
AMERICAN TRACK: Seeks To Appoint F.H. Fall Liquidations
DEVLIEG-BULLARD: Powermatic Assets Sold

DISCOVERY ZONE: Seeks Extension To Assume/Reject Leases
FORCENERGY: North Central Oil Opposes Rejection of Agreements
GENERAL KINETICS: Sales Up But Losses Continue
GOLDEN BOOKS: Seeks Authority To Sell and Assign Certain Assets
GREATE BAY: Hearing To Consider Confirmation of Joint Plan

HECHINGER: Seeks Approval of Bid Procedures
INTERNATIONAL META: IPIQ Objects To Motion To Covert Case
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR: Acquisition Of Vantis Affects Bottom Line
LOIS USA: Possible Bankruptcy For Chicago Unit

MACMILLAN BLOEDEL: Farallon Group Holds Aggregate 7.7% Of Stock
MCA FINANCIAL: Seeks To Appoint Successor Indenture Trustees
NU-KOTE HOLDING INC: Hearing For Appointment of Examiner
NU-KOTE: Sells Certain Subsidiaries To Scottish Corporation
PHAR-MOR: December 10th Set For Stockholder Annual Meeting

RECYCLING INDUSTRIES: Stipulation and Order
SEMI-TECH: Response To IBJ Whitehall Attempt to Lift Stay
SUCCESS MAGAZINE: Auction To Be Held November 1
TAL WIRELESS: Reports No Revenue, Pays Professional Fees
VENCOR: Motion To Sell Burbank Hospital For $5,725,000

WESTERN DIGITAL: Announces First Quarter Results
WIRELESS ONE: Officers and Directors of Reorganized Wireless

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES: Group Wins Bidding For Contracts
A group of companies headed by Hinkle, Meyer & Harscher LLC of
Paris won the bidding yesterday for 1,373 underground storage
tank-removal contracts owned by Advanced Technologies
International of Lexington.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William S. Howard approved the sale after
ATI dramatically switched sides to endorse the Hinkle, Meyer &
Harscher bid that was backed by Bank One, ATI's largest creditor,
and by a committee of unsecured creditors.

The surprising move meant that after nearly 24 hours of
disagreement, one bid could be recommended unanimously to Howard.

"If I heard what I thought I heard I ," began Steve Barker, an
attorney for Bio Systems Technology Inc., after ATI dropped its
support of the Bio Systems bid.

"You heard the debtor (ATI) switch teams," interjected Howard,
who approved the sale minutes later.

The decision appears to clear the way for Hinkle, Meyer &
Harscher and its affiliated companies -- Hinkle Contracting
Corp.; Haworth, Meyer & Boleyn Inc.; Shield Environmental
Associates Inc.; and Commonwealth Technology Inc. -- to begin
work almost immediately on projects ATI agreed to do before it
filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February.

Most of the projects involve removal of aging underground
gasoline tanks at service stations and convenience stores in
Kentucky and five other states.

Speed is important because some of the property owners face
possible federal fines and penalties if their projects are not
completed by Dec. 31, ATI attorney W. Thomas Bunch told Howard
yesterday as he explained ATI's decision to "switch teams."

On Tuesday, with no agreement on a winner after two rounds of
bidding, Howard ordered a third and final round of sealed bidding
that afternoon.

All five second-round bidders participated, but attorneys and
accountants who met into the night could not agree on a winner.
The bids involved different percentages of gross revenue --
expected to be at least $17 million -- from the projects, as well
as different payment schedules.

When Bunch reported the deadlock to Howard yesterday, the judge
remarked, "Why am I not surprised."

Bunch said the Hinkle, Meyer & Harscher bid had "a net, present-
day value" of $903,142, including $350,000 in upfront payments.

The value of the Bio Systems bid was $879,864, he said, but it
could be worth much more since 51 percent of Bio Systems is owned
by Technologies International Holdings Inc., the same Lexington
company that owns ATI and Meridian Transport Co.

The three Technologies International companies are in Chapter 11,
so 51 percent of the profits from Bio Systems work would flow to

Howard had previously expressed concern about Bio Systems'
"insider" connection with ATI, and he said yesterday that the law
requires bankruptcy judges to give "special scrutiny" in such
situations.  He ordered both sides to present witnesses to defend
and explain their bids. But ATI's decision to throw its support
to Hinkle, Meyer & Harscher made the hearing unnecessary.

Other bids were submitted by NESCO of Tulsa, Okla., and groups of
companies headed by Foppe Technical Group Inc. of Cincinnati and
Environmental Systems Corp of Knoxville.

The removal of the underground tanks is paid for by the state-run
Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund, which
receives state gasoline tax receipts.

The 1,373 contracts do not include 88 previously unfinished high-
priority projects awarded earlier to Maverick Environmental and
Construction Services of Stanford for quick completion.

Maverick, which was part of the Bio Systems bidding group, has
completed 37 of the projects and started 22 others, said the
company's president, Jeff Jones.

ALTIVA FINANCIAL: Possible Sale Of Stockholders Shares
Altiva Financial Corporation is distributing a prospectus which
describes Altiva Financial Corporation (formerly, Mego Mortgage
Corporation) and the sale of 6,974,614 shares of its common stock
- are owned by certain of its stockholders or
- may be acquired by certain of the company's stockholders, if
they convert their shares of its Series A convertible
preferred stock into shares of company common stock or
- may be acquired by certain of the company's optionholders
upon exercise of their options to purchase common

Altiva will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the
shares of common stock. The holders of the common stock will
determine if, and when, the shares will be sold and will receive
the proceeds from the sales.  For details in the prospectus
access 000950144-99-
012032 on the Internet, free of charge.

Altiva Financial Corporation is a specialized consumer finance
company that funds, purchases, makes and sells consumer loans
secured by deeds of trust on one-to-four family residences. These
loans primarily are used to purchase one-to-four family
residences, refinance existing mortgages, consolidate debt and/or
finance home improvements.

AMERICAN TRACK: Seeks Authority To Sell Certain Assets
Robert H. Slone, the Chapter 11 Trustee of the estate of American
Track Systems, Inc. seeks entry of an order approving the sale of
certain assets, including inventory of debtor pursuant to a
public auction.

AMERICAN TRACK: Seeks To Appoint F.H. Fall Liquidations
Robert H. Slone, the Chapter 11 Trustee of the estate of American
track Systems, Inc. seeks entry of an order approving the
appointment of F.H. Fall Liquidations to conduct a public auction
sale to liquidate certain assets of the debtor. Fall's rate for
the services to be rendered to the Trustee will be a commission
of ten (10%) percent of the gross sale proceeds.

DEVLIEG-BULLARD: Powermatic Assets Sold
On October 15, 1999, DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc. sold to Powermatic
Corporation, an affiliate of JET Equipment & Tools, Inc.,
virtually all of the assets of the company's Powermatic division
in substantial accordance with the terms of an asset purchase
agreement dated August 26, 1999. At an auction held by
the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio on
September 27, 1999, the buyer agreed to pay $8.5 million in cash
for the Powermatic assets, including the assumption of certain
liabilities and subject to adjustment based on the value of
certain assets at closing. The sale of the assets was approved by
the Bankruptcy Court.

Proceeds from the sale of approximately $7.38 million were used
to repay a portion of the company's indebtedness to The CIT
Group/Business Credit, Inc. and BNY Factoring LLC.

DISCOVERY ZONE: Seeks Extension To Assume/Reject Leases
The debtors, Discovery Zone, Inc. and its debtor affiliates seek
an extension of time within which the debtors must elect to
assume, assume and assign, or reject unexpired leases of non-
residential real property.

The debtors ask to extend the deadline for two remaining
unrejected leases. The debtors state that additional time will
help them make an informed and intelligent decision; and that
since the consummation of the sale to CEC, the debtors have
endeavored to complete the orderly liquidation of their remaining
assets, and have not had to the time to consider whether to
assume or reject the leases.

FORCENERGY: North Central Oil Opposes Rejection of Agreements
North Central Oil Corporation opposes the debtor's motion to
reject integral portions of its assignment to North Central of
interests in "South Pass" Louisiana.  North Central states that
the court should deny the motion because the assignment is not
executory, the joint operating agreements are neither executory
nor divisible from their related unit agreements, and the debtor
has not exercised good business judgment in bringing this motion,
which would produce substantial liability for Forcenergy and
administrative havoc at South Pass.

GENERAL KINETICS: Sales Up But Losses Continue
In rendering its financial report for the quarter ended August
31, 1999 General Kinetics Inc. had net sales for continuing
operations of approximately $2.4 million compared to net sales of
approximately $0.8 million for the quarter ended August 31, 1998.

For the three months ended August 31, 1999, the company had an
operating loss of $296,400 compared to an operating loss of
$345,000 for the comparable quarter of the prior year.

GOLDEN BOOKS: Seeks Authority To Sell and Assign Certain Assets
The debtors, golden Books Family Entertainment, Inc., et al. seek
court authority to sell their Sturtevant, Wisconsin printing
operations.  The operations are a significant drain on their
profitability due to the lack of capacity utilization and the
consequent significant operating losses, the high cost of the
lease for their printing facility, significant long-term debt
obligations in connection wit the printing facility and related
assets and burdensome collective bargaining agreements with
certain employees at such facility.  All of the foregoing
prevents the debtors from being able to manufacture their
products a t a commercially competitive rate.  Thus the debtors
determined that it was in their best interest to enter into a
transaction with a strategic business partner who would purchase
the printing operations.

The debtors have entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with
Artech Capital Corporation, a Canadian corporation, and a
printing services agreement.  It is the Purchaser's requirement
that the transactions close before October 29, 1999, and
therefore the debtors seek a determination on an expedited basis.  
The total consideration to be paid under the purchase agreement
is $6 million.  The purchase agreement requires that the debtors
satisfy approximately $600,000 of unsecured pre-petition
obligations to certain equipment suppliers on the Closing Date.

GREATE BAY: Hearing To Consider Confirmation of Joint Plan
A hearing to consider confirmation of the plan of Greate Bay
Hotel and Casino, Inc. and its affiliated debtors will be held
before The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, US Bankruptcy Judge, US
Bankruptcy Court, 15 N. 7th Street, Camden NJ 08102, at December
17, 1999 at 9:00 AM. Objections to the plan must be made on or
before November 24, 1999 at 4:00 PM.

HECHINGER: Seeks Approval of Bid Procedures
At this juncture, the debtors anticipate a significant inventory
of vacant or partially vacant real estate assets, which will cost
a minimum of $7 million each month to carry and must be sold.

In order to provide a fair and competitive process for the sale
of the Properties, the debtor request a hearing for the court to
consider entry of an order approving the Bid Procedures and the
Bid Incentives, approving the form and manner of notice of these
procedures, approving the forms of the Agreements and scheduling
a hearing date to approve the sale of the Properties.  The
debtors suggest that they are entertaining stalking horse bids,
and they propose a break-up fee of 3% to such a bidder plus
expense reimbursement of up to $150,000.  A key component of the
Bid Procedures is the ability to accept bids on an individual
property or on multiple properties as part of a package.  A sale
of multiple properties as part of a package can be beneficial to
the debtors as a result of the obvious transactional cost saving.  

The debtors are seeking to extend the time to assume or reject
leases until December 31, 1999.

The debtors request that the court schedule two hearings to allow
the debtors to effectuate the proposed sales.

The first hearing requested is the preliminary hearing.  The
court has scheduled the hearing to be held on November 1, 1999 at
11:00 AM to schedule the sale hearing.  The debtors have
requested that the sale hearing be held on December 9, 1999 at
9:30 AM.  Package bids and all other bids seeking to obtain the
Bid Incentives if any shall be due by November 15, 1999.  If a
Stalking Horse Bid is to be chosen, the debtors intend to do so
by November 17, 1999 and serve notice of such selection on the
Core Notice parties and affected potential bidders within two
days thereafter.  Pursuant to the Bid Procedures, the deadline to
enter a Closed Bid on any or all of the properties is anticipated
to be at noon on November 24, 1999.  Once all bids are received,
the debtors shall choose Top Qualified Closed Bidders.  The Open
Auction, if any shall b held on November 30, 1999 at the time and
place set forth in the Bid Procedures.

INTERNATIONAL META: IPIQ Objects To Motion To Covert Case
IPIQ Corporation filed an objection to the motion to covert the
case to a case under Chapter 11 filed by Art Langer and James
Clark ("movants").

IPIQ requested financial information from the movants to verify
the movants' ability to fund the $4 million commitment promised
in the motion.  A follow-up letter was sent against requesting
proof financial ability.  This estate is, according to IPIQ,
administratively insolvent.  The imposition of additional
administrative expenses, and attorney fees should not be wasted
on the "misguided folly" of these movants.

The motion indicates that the movants are operating under the
assumption that $4 million will be sufficient to finance the
Chapter 11 operations of IMS and pay all creditors and provide a
dividend to shareholders.  Of approximately $7.6 million of
scheduled debt, $3 million worth of unsecured claims were filed
in response to the Chapter 7 bar date notice.  In addition, IPIQ
has debt under the court's DIP orders of approximately $2.3
million plus interest and expenses.

According to IPIQ the movants provide no explanation of how
IPIQ's interest in the residual license in the `927 Patent(or
other intellectual property) will be used by IMS without IPIQ's
consent or adequate protection of IPIQ's interests.  IPIQ has no
confidence in the ability of the movants to address these issues,
and while IPIQ states that it would welcome a serious offer for
resolving its debt, neither IPIQ nor any other creditor can
"countenance and other pie-in-the-sky scheme and the attendant
waste of limited resources."

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR: Acquisition Of Vantis Affects Bottom Line
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation had net revenues of $94,973 for
the three months ended October 2, 1999.  In the same period of
1998, ended September 26, 1998 net revenues were $48,088.  The
company experienced net losses of $4,970 in the 1999 quarter as
compared to net income of $9,870 in the same period, 1998.

For the six-month period ended October 2, 1999 net revenues were
$154,711 with net losses of $56,133.  In the similar period of
1998 net revenues were $96,116 with net income of $19,686.

The results of operations for the three month and six month
periods ended October 2, 1999 include the effect of the
acquisition of Vantis from June 16, 1999.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced that it intends,
subject to market and other conditions, to raise approximately
$200 million (excluding proceeds of the over-allotment option, if
any) through an offering of convertible subordinated notes to
qualified institutional investors. No other details were

The Company stated that it intends to use the net proceeds of the
offering to repay the bank debt incurred to acquire Vantis
Corporation in June 1999.

Any offers of the securities will be made only by means of a
private offering memorandum. The securities to be offered will
not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or
sold in the United States absent registration under the
Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or available
exemptions from such registration requirements.

Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops
and markets the broadest range of high-performance ISP(TM)
programmable logic devices (PLDs). Lattice introduced ISP devices
to the industry in 1992. Lattice acquired Vantis, the Corporation
that invented the PLD, in June 1999. With double the engineering
and sales resources, the combined company will focus on
developing and delivering innovative programmable products to
a complementary customer base.

Lattice/Vantis products are sold worldwide through an extensive
network of independent sales representatives and distributors,
primarily to OEM customers in the communication, computing,
industrial and military end markets.

LOIS USA: Possible Bankruptcy For Chicago Unit
The Chicago Tribune reports on October 26, 1999 that
now that ad agency-parent Lois USA has filed for bankruptcy in
New York, the future of its Lois/EJL Chicago unit looks downright
bleak. In fact, agency insiders look for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy
filing for the local office as well.

Depleted by account losses--the latest being Turtle Wax Inc.--the
Chicago office is still open, but there's only paper shuffling
and administrative matters being cleared up, as virtually the
entire staff of 110 has left to seek other employment

Staffers at Lois/EJL, who declined to be identified, say they
received their last paycheck for work through Oct. 15, but
without any severance or vacation pay.

The New York office under the Lois USA banner also is pretty much
shut down. The parent in New York listed assets of $57 million
and liabilities of $71 million in a voluntary petition filed late
last week with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

How much of those liabilities constitute tardy media payments
couldn't immediately be determined.

Recurring rumors indicate that at least one large media payment
of $4 million to $5 million was used to make payments on a bank
loan. Principals of Dallas-based ad agency Fogarty & Klein,
acquired by Lois USA two years ago, Monday told this column they
have reached an agreement to buy back their agency from the
parent, a deal expected to close in mid-November.

Publicly held Lois USA paid nearly $10 million for Fogarty &
Klein. To be determined is how the proceeds from the buyback will
be used by Lois USA.  Lois/EJL has a 12-year lease running
through February 2010 for nearly 42,000 square feet on two floors
of 111 E. Wacker Drive, having relocated to that building on
March 1. The annual rent there is $930,000, or $77,500 a month.
A property manager at Lincoln Property Co. said the firm was
completely in the dark about what was going on at Lois until that
agency's financial problems appeared in the media.

Principals of the agency in New York declined comment and a
lawyer with Togut, Segal and Segal in New York offered few
details about the bankruptcy filing.

MACMILLAN BLOEDEL: Farallon Group Holds Aggregate 7.7% Of Stock
The Farallon Capital group holds an aggregate 9,254,460 shares of
the common stock of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.  The stock ownership
is distributed as follows:

Managers of the group: Andrew B. Fremder, David I. Cohen, Enrique
Boilini, Jason M. Fish, Joseph F. Downes, Meridee A. Moore,
Richard B. Fried, Stephen L. Millham, William F. Mellin, William
F. Duhamel and Thomas F. Steyer each share voting and dispositive
power over the entire 9,254,460 shares, representing 7.7% of the
outstanding common stock of MacMillan Bloedel.

Farallon Capital Institutional Partners II, L.P., hold 381,270
shares, or 0.3% of the outstanding shares; Farallon Capital
Institutional Partners III, L.P., 540,100 shares, or 0.4%;
Farallon Capital Insitutional Partners, L.P., 2,182,600 shares,
or 1.8%; Farallon Capital Management LLC, 3,847,390
shares, or 3.2%; Farallon Capital Partners, L.P., 2,126,980
shares, or 1.8%; Farallon Partners, L.L.C., 5,407,070 shares, or
4.5%; Fleur E. Fairman, 5,407,070 shares, or 4.5%;
and Tinicum Partners, L.P., 176,120 shares, or 0.1%.

MCA FINANCIAL: Seeks To Appoint Successor Indenture Trustees
MCA Financial Corp. seeks to appoint successor indenture trustees
for subordinated debentures.

MCA seeks authority to enter into Tripartite agreements under
which agreements MCA will accept the resignation of First Union
as trustee, paying agent and registrar of the Indentures and
appoint US Bank Trust and Norwest Bank as successor trustee,
paying agents and registrars of the 1996 Indenture and the 1997
Indenture, respectively.

NU-KOTE HOLDING INC: Hearing For Appointment of Examiner
Certain securities claimants are seeking appointment of an
Examiner in the case of Nu--Kote Holding, Inc. and its debtor
affiliates.  A hearing before Judge Lundin, US Bankruptcy Court
Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, is scheduled
for November 9, 1999 at 9:00 AM.

The securities claimants' state that an Examiner should be
appointed because the debtor's present management participated in
fraud, engaged in false and misleading statements and omissions,
and breached their fiduciary duty of due care tot he
shareholders.  The scope of the Examiner's duties should be
defined to include the investigation of whether actions by
current directors and/or officers placed their personal interests
over the interests of shareholders and creditors.

NU-KOTE: Sells Certain Subsidiaries To Scottish Corporation
Nu-kote Holding Inc., as part of its overall strategic objective
of restructuring its operations, announces that Nu-kote
International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nu-kote, has
sold certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries to Pelikan Hardcopy
Europe Limited, a Scottish corporation. The subsidiaries sold
include Pelikan Productions A.G., Pelikan Scotland Limited,
Greif-Werke GmbH, Pelikan Hardcopy Asia Pacific Limited, and
Dongguan Pelikan Hardcopy Limited.

Under the terms of the agreement, Pelikan will pay $16.5 million
at the close of the transaction in exchange for all of the
capital stock or equity interests of the companies.   The company
has filed a motion in the United Bankruptcy Court for the Middle
District of Tennessee and received approval for the sale.  This
disposition is part of Nukote's efforts to dispose of non-
essential assets and focus on the restructuring  of its core
business in the North America.

Nu-kote's North American Operations will retain the rights to
market its products under the Pelikan brand name in the United
States, Canada and Mexico, with the purchaser having the right to
market its products under the Pelikan brand name throughout the
rest of the world.  In addition, Nu-kote will continue to market
its products under the Nu-kote brand name anywhere in the world.  
The company will also maintain its business forms operations in

Through its operating subsidiaries, Nu-kote produces supplies for
printers, copiers, fax machines and ink jet printers, sold
primarily in North America and Europe.

PHAR-MOR: December 10th Set For Stockholder Annual Meeting
Stockholders of Phar-Mor Inc. are invited to attend the annual
meeting of shareholders to be held at The Willard Inter-
Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
20004 on Friday, December 10, 1999, at 10:00 a.m. (local time).

Matters to be considered and voted upon are:  Election of one
director to hold office until his successor is duly elected and
qualified; Amendment of the Phar-Mor, Inc. 1995 Director Stock
Plan by changing the annual automatic grant date thereunder from
October 1 to July 1; Ratification of the selection by the Board
of Directors of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company's
independent public accountants.

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on October
1, 1999 as the record date for the purpose of determining
shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

RECYCLING INDUSTRIES: Stipulation and Order
The debtors, the Unsecured Creditors' Committee and General
Electric Capital Corporation, as agent and lender stipulate that
a hearing on the debtors' motion to extend exclusive periods in
which to file a plan of reorganization and to solicit acceptance
thereto, and the Creditors' Committee's objection thereto will be
heard on November 15, 1999 at 1:30 PM.  The debtors agree to send
the Committee prior notice of any Sale motion for the sale of
substantially all of the debtors' assets, and a term sheet.

SEMI-TECH: Response To IBJ Whitehall Attempt to Lift Stay
The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of The Singer
Company, NV responds to the motion of IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust
Company for entry of an order which seeks to lift or modify the
automatic stay.

The Committee has filed an application seeking to retain KPMG LLP
as accountants and financial advisors.  KPMG, LLP has alerted the
Committee to the potentially serious and adverse tax consequences
that could result, both in the US and internationally, from any
change in ownership due to IBJ Whitehall becoming the new owner
of approximately 49.6% of the outstanding common stock of Singer.  
"The potential adverse worldwide tax consequences to the Singer
Estates could be devastating and irreversible."

SUCCESS MAGAZINE: Auction To Be Held November 1
The assets of Success Multimedia Enterprises (the owner of
Success Magazine) will be sold at auction on November 1st, 1999,
at 3:00pm, and will be held at the offices of Robinson Brog
Leinwand Greene & Gluck, P.C. in New York.  For more details,
including the terms and conditions of the sale as set forth in
the Court's order, access the Bankruptcy court's website at or call A. Mitchell Greene, Esq. at (212)
586-4050.  All offers must be presented with a check in the
amount of 10% of the bid NO LATER THAN October 31st, 1999. The
minimum offer that would be entertained is $ 5.8 million. The
assets include valuable Internet rights to the brand name and
years of valuable content both for on-line and print media, as
well as other holdings. Mayflower Capital, LLC, a North Carolina
limited liability company, has already submitted a bid to buy the
assets of Success Multimedia Enterprises. Several New
York City-based magazine publishers, including Inc. Magazine,
have also expressed interest in purchasing the assets of the
title.  "We are happy to report that, in the interests of
consistency and journalistic integrity, we will publish a
December issue of Success-to hit newsstands in late November,
'99," notes Peter R. Morris, Chairman and owner of Success

TAL WIRELESS: Reports No Revenue, Pays Professional Fees
Tal Wireless Networks Inc., having filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy
action in 1997, with the company's directors continuing in
possession, but subject to the supervision and orders of the
Bankruptcy Court, report zero revenue and activity for the month
of September 1999.  The only reportable item was a charge of
$6,517 for professional fees under reorganization attempts.
Consequently, the company shows a net loss for the month of
September in that amount, $6,517.

As previously stated by the company it plans to liquidate assets
and review the claims of its various creditors. It is unclear at
this time whether there will be any funds available for
distribution to shareholders. Once this information has been
determined, the company may file a Plan of Reorganization with
the Bankruptcy Court.

VENCOR: Motion To Sell Burbank Hospital For $5,725,000
The Debtors purchased an acute care facility located on Glenoaks
Boulevard in Burbank, California, in August 1997, hoping to
convert it into a long-term care hospital.  That plan fell apart.  
The Debtors closed the facility in November 1998; the vacant
property costs $10,000 per month to maintain.  

With the assistance of Re/Max Tri-City Realty and CB Richard
Ellis, Inc., the Debtors secured three offers for the purchase of
the Burbank Property:

     (1) a low-ball $1,000,000 cash offer;

     (2) a $3,000,000 offer; and

     (3) a $5,725,000 offer carrying various zoning and site
approval contingencies and a longer-than-usual due diligence

On April 1, 1999, the Debtors accepted the $5,725,000 offer
advanced by BelmontCorp notwithstanding the risks because it was
significantly superior to the other offers.  BelmontCorp intends
to construct a 160-unit senior assisted living facility on the
Property.  In all events, a Closing must occur on or before
February 18, 2000.

The Debtors ask the Court, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Sec. 365(a), for
permission to assume the Purchase and Sale Agreement and,
pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Sec. 363(b)(1), for permission to sell the
property to BelmontCorp.

WESTERN DIGITAL: Announces First Quarter Results
Western Digital Corporation reports revenue of $407.0 million and
a net loss of $106.3 million for its first quarter ended October
2, 1999. The net loss includes restructuring charges of $32.3
million, primarily related to the transfer of all desktop hard
drive production from Singapore to Malaysia, and $37.7 million of
special charges to cost of sales for the product recall announced
on September 27, 1999. Also included in the first quarter loss is
an extraordinary gain of $90.6 million for the redemption of some
of the company's debentures for common stock. Excluding the non-
recurring charges and the extraordinary gain, the net loss would
have been $126.9 million.

In the year earlier period, Western Digital reported revenue of
$650.9 million and a net loss of $194.7 million. The results for
the first quarter of 1999 included special charges of $84.5
million. Excluding these special charges, net loss for the first
quarter of 1999 would have been $110.2 million.

Chuck Haggerty, chairman, president and chief executive officer
of Western Digital, stated: "The first quarter was another very
competitive pricing environment in the hard drive industry,
complicated for Western Digital by the product recall. The
operations recovery plan is on schedule: 90% of the affected
drives have been captured and are being reworked;
volume production resumed last week of the WD Caviar
6.8GB/platter series with new chips; all major OEM customers have
reviewed and accepted the corrective action plan; and we expect
to be back to normal production levels in the first week of

"We are in qualification at all major OEM customers with our next
generation WD Caviar desktop series, the 9.1GB and 10.2GB/platter
platforms, and expect to be volume shipping to customers in

In the Enterprise market, Haggerty noted that the company's
shipments will begin to shift in the next several quarters to
more of the 10,000 RPM drives as the company expands its
offerings in the high end and entry-level segments of this

"WD's hard drives continue to win industry and customer
accolades," Haggerty continued. "In the first quarter, PC World,
VAR Business and recognized WD hard drives for
industry-leading quality and performance in their annual

"Our efforts to create the industry's most efficient
manufacturing operation have resulted in annualized cost savings
of about $100 million. We expect to achieve additional
efficiencies and savings throughout our organizations in the next
several quarters."

The company made further progress in its diversification efforts
into audio/visual storage solutions and networked attached
storage solutions in the first quarter. In the A/V space, Western
Digital introduced the WD Performer, its first hard drive
specifically for the home entertainment market and featuring
WhisperDrive acoustics technology. The WD Performer is
in qualification with a number of consumer electronics and set
top box manufacturers. The company also introduced its innovative
StreamWeaver technology for its next-generation WD Performer
drives, to enable consumers to efficiently handle multiple
streams of data in the home entertainment environment. "By
developing unique technology that facilitates the growth
of this market and by partnering with consumer AV leader Sony, we
aim to establish WD as a major industry player over the next year
in this fast-growing emerging space," said Haggerty.

Haggerty indicated that Connex, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Western Digital, will be introducing its first network attached
storage system shortly and that initial shipments are scheduled
for January 2000.

"Combined with our initiatives to restore the core hard drive
business to health and peak efficiency, the efforts in audio
visual and network attached storage solutions are key elements in
transforming the WD business model in the long term," said

Western Digital Corporation is a manufacturer of hard drives used
for information storage in desktop computers, servers,
workstations and home entertainment electronic products. Through
its Connex subsidiary, the company serves users of network-
attached storage systems and enterprise-wide storage area
networks. Western Digital was founded in 1970 and has long been
noted for its storage and end-market systems-level design
knowledge. The company's products are marketed to leading systems
manufacturers and selected resellers under the Western Digital
brand name.

WIRELESS ONE: Officers and Directors of Reorganized Wireless
As provided in the plan of reorganization, the debtor is
obligated to inform creditors and the Committee of its Board of
Directors and Officers for its reorganized company.

The Board of Directors of Reorganized Wireless will consist of
three members.  The debtors have been advised by MCI WorldCom
Inc. that the initial members will be Bernard J. Ebbers, Charles
T. Cannada and Scott D. Sullivan.

President and Chief Executive Officer will be Henry Burkhalter;

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will be
Ernest D. Yates;

Executive Vice president, Chief financial officer and Secretary
will be Henry G. Schopfer and

Senior Vice President and General Counsel will be Thomas G.

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