Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 42574-42575 [E8-16718]

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The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than August 6, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. John Richard Doherty, Oswego, Illinois, to retain voting shares of West End Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly retain control of Gogebic Range Bank, both of Bessemer, Michigan. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. The Gayle Gourley Trust, The W.J, Gourley, 111, Trust, and The Mary Theresa Lott Trust, Richard A, Griffin, Charles Lasater, Henry W, Simon, Jr., John W, Windle, and B. Ted Woodle, all of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jack S. Lewis, Arlington, Texas, all as trustees, to acquire an interest in Texas American Acquisition Group, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire an interest in Liberty Bank, North Richland Hills, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–16719 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 22, 2008 / Notices The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 15, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106–2204: 1. WebFive, MHC and WebFive Financial Services, Inc., both of Webster, Massachusetts, to become bank holding companies by acquiring Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Webster, Massachusetts. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc.E8–16718 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S?≤ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Scientific Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case: Roxana Gonzalez, Carnegie Mellon University: Based on reports submitted by Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) inquiry and investigation committees, the Respondent’s own admission in sworn testimony, and additional analysis conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) during its VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) found that Roxana Gonzalez, graduate student, Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Psychology, CMU, engaged in scientific misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R01 MH56880, R03 MH62376, and R24 MH67346. Specifically, PHS found that Ms. Gonzalez engaged in the following acts of scientific misconduct: 1. Respondent altered the main dependent variable (life events; life expectation) in the electronic file and the manipulation check variables for ease-of-thought generation so that the reported study results are largely unsupported in: (a) Publication: Lerner, J.S., & Gonzalez, R.M. ‘‘Forecasting one’s future based on fleeting subjective experiences.’’ Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 31:454–466, 2005; (b) 2005 Manuscript: Lerner, J. S., & Gonzalez, R. M. ‘‘On perceiving the self as triumphant when happy or angry’’; (c) Review Article: Lerner J. S., Tiedens, L.Z., & Gonzalez, R. M. ‘‘Portrait of the angry decision maker: How appraisal tendencies shape anger’s influence on cognition.’’ Journal of Behavioral Decision Making: Special Issue on Emotion and Decision Making. 2. Respondent falsified cortisol values, and possibly cardiovascular measures and optimistic appraisals (as measured by LOT), so that a large portion of the mediation analyses of Table 3 does not reflect the data actually collected and analyzed for the study reported in a publication (Lerner, J.S., Gonzalez, R.M., Dahl, R.E., Hariri, A.R., & Taylor, S.E. ‘‘Facial expressions of emotion reveal neuroendocrine and cardiovascular stress responses.’’ Biological Psychiatry 58:743–750, 2005). Respondent further allowed one of her collaborators to report the results from this study at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society held in Los Angeles, California in May 2005, although Respondent’s collaborator did not know at the time that the results were tainted by Respondent’s acts of research misconduct. 3. Respondent falsified the analyses based on participants’ responses to the manipulation check items (including the data for self reported fear) in a study reported in a publication (Fischhoff, B., Gonzalez, R.M., Lerner, J.S., & Small, D.A. ‘‘Evolving judgments of terrorism’s risks: Foresight, hindsight, and emotion.’’ Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 11:124–139, 2005. 4. Respondent falsified the main dependent variable (reservation price, PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42575 BDM) in the electronic file for 48 of the 175 subjects participating in a study reported in a 2005 manuscript (Lerner, J.S., Gonzalez, R.M., Small, D.A., Lowenstein, G., & Dahl, R.E. ‘‘Emotional influence on economic behavior among adolescents.’’). Respondent directed the alteration of the paper files for those subjects in order to match the altered electronic file. One of Respondent’s collaborators included a qualitative description of the results of the research that is the subject of this study in an NIH grant application, although Respondent’s collaborator did not know at the time that the results were tainted by the Respondent’s acts of research misconduct. ORI acknowledges Ms. Gonzalez’ extensive cooperation with CMU’s research misconduct proceedings. Ms. Gonzalez has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement (Agreement) in which she has voluntarily agreed, beginning on June 26, 2008: (1) To exclude herself from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS, including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant or contractor to PHS, for a period of three (3) years; (2) That for a period of three (3) years, any institution that submits an application for PHS support for a research project on which the Respondent’s participation is proposed or that uses the Respondent in any capacity on PHS supported research, or that submits a report of PHS-funded research in which the Respondent is involved, must concurrently submit a plan for supervision of the Respondent’s duties to the funding agency for approval; the supervisory plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of the respondent’s research contribution; Respondent agrees to ensure that a copy of the supervisory plan is also submitted to ORI by the institution; Respondent agrees that she will not participate in any PHSsupported research until such a supervisory plan is submitted to ORI; (3) for a period of three (3) years to ensure that any institution employing her submits, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds or report, manuscript, or abstract of PHS-funded research in which the Respondent is involved, a certification that the data provided by the Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived, and that the data, procedures, analyses, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript or abstract; the Respondent must ensure E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42574-42575]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16718]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 
Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for 
approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 
1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other 
applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company 
and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the 
power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the 
banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, 
including the companies listed below.

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    The applications listed below, as well as other related filings 
required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available 
for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested 
persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated 
in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the 
acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether 
the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards 
in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, 
nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. 
Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained 
from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the 
offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 15, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community 
Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:
    1. WebFive, MHC and WebFive Financial Services, Inc., both of 
Webster, Massachusetts, to become bank holding companies by acquiring 
Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Webster, Massachusetts.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc.E8-16718 Filed 7-21-08; 8:45 am]
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