In the Matter of Ames Department Stores, Inc., Bradlees, Inc., Caldor Corp., and Stuarts Department Stores, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading, 63633 [07-5625]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 5, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22006 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [File No. 500–1] In the Matter of Ames Department Stores, Inc., Bradlees, Inc., Caldor Corp., and Stuarts Department Stores, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES November 7, 2007. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Ames Department Stores, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it filed a Form 10–Q for the period ended May 4, 2002. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Bradlees, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it filed a Form 10–Q for the period ended October 28, 2000. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Caldor Corp. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it filed a Form 10–Q for the period ended October 31, 1998. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Stuarts Department Stores, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it filed a Form 10–Q for the period ended October 28, 1995. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed companies. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange 23:48 Nov 08, 2007 Jkt 214001 By the Commission. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–5625 Filed 11–7–07; 11:20 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56736; File No. SR–MSRB– 2007–04] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Amendments to Rule G–40 on E-Mail Contacts SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION VerDate Aug<31>2005 Act of 1934, that trading in the abovelisted companies is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EST on November 7, 2007, through 11:59 p.m. EST on November 20, 2007. November 2, 2007. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on October 16, 2007, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (‘‘MSRB’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the MSRB. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The MSRB is filing with the Commission a proposed rule change consisting of amendments to Rule G–40, on electronic mail contacts, that would more fully conform MSRB requirements to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) requirements relating to contact information. The MSRB proposes that the amendments become effective on December 31, 2007 to coincide with the effective date of recently-approved FINRA requirements.3 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the MSRB’s Web site (http://www.msrb.org), at the MSRB’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56179 (August 1, 2007), 72 FR 44203 (August 7, 2007) (SR–NASD–2007–034). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63633 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the MSRB included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The MSRB has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose In 2002, the MSRB adopted Rule G– 40, on e-mail contacts, to establish a reliable method for electronic communication with brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers (collectively, ‘‘dealers’’).4 The rule requires, among other things, that dealers use Form G–40 to appoint a ‘‘Primary Contact’’ for purposes of electronic communication between the dealer and the MSRB. The Primary Contact must be either a Series 53registered municipal securities principal or a Series 51-registered municipal fund securities limited principal.5 Dealers are required to submit their original forms and any subsequent changes electronically through their electronic G–40 account using the appropriate user ID and password. The rule also requires that each dealer maintain an Internet electronic mail account to permit communication with the MSRB, and to review and, if necessary, update its Primary Contact information within 17 business days after the end of each calendar quarter. 4 In adopting the rule, the MSRB stated that the events of September 11, 2001 and the weeks that followed, emphasized the importance of, and need for an efficient and reliable means of official communication between regulators and the industry, and that establishing a reliable method for electronic communication was necessary to allow the MSRB to efficiently alert dealers to official communications, including time-sensitive developments, rule changes, notices, etc., as well as to facilitate dealers’ internal distribution of such information. The MSRB also noted that it had discontinued publication of MSRB Reports in 2002 (since that time, all MSRB notices have been available exclusively on the MSRB Web site at http://www.msrb.org.). The rule was approved in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 46043 (June 6, 2002), 67 FR 40762 (June 13, 2002) (SR–MSRB 2002–05). 5 Dealers may also appoint an ‘‘Optional Contact’’ and this person does not have to be a registered principal. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[File No. 500-1]


In the Matter of Ames Department Stores, Inc., Bradlees, Inc., 
Caldor Corp., and Stuarts Department Stores, Inc.; Order of Suspension 
of Trading

November 7, 2007.
    It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is 
a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of 
Ames Department Stores, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic 
reports since it filed a Form 10-Q for the period ended May 4, 2002.
    It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is 
a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of 
Bradlees, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it 
filed a Form 10-Q for the period ended October 28, 2000.
    It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is 
a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of 
Caldor Corp. because it has not filed any periodic reports since it 
filed a Form 10-Q for the period ended October 31, 1998.
    It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is 
a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of 
Stuarts Department Stores, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic 
reports since it filed a Form 10-Q for the period ended October 28, 
1995.
    The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the 
protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the 
securities of the above-listed companies.
    Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the above-listed 
companies is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EST on November 7, 
2007, through 11:59 p.m. EST on November 20, 2007.

    By the Commission.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-5625 Filed 11-7-07; 11:20 am]
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