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To: gregor who wrote (34520)1/20/2000 6:20:00 PM
From: gregor
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Recent acquisition of Paragon is the real thing;;

/06/00 - Interactive Telesis Purchases Controlling Interest in Paragon Voice Systems; Acquisition Positions Interactive Telesis as Key Player in Automated Speech Recognition
SAN DIEGO, Jan 6, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interactive Telesis Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated, high-end interactive voice response (IVR) services today announced that it has acquired a 56.67% interest in Paragon Voice Systems, a leading value-added reseller and developer of computer telephony solutions.
The acquisition of Paragon signals the commitment of ITI to pursue the deployment of automated speech recognition (ASR) technology and to become one of the premiere hosting facilities for complex ASR applications. The companies will develop an integrated product offering that will offer both IVR and ASR technology under a common product line to maximize the opportunities in offering integrated services to its clientele.

Automated speech recognition technology allows computer systems to understand exactly what customers are saying. For example, the technology is sophisticated enough to understand complex voice commands such as "buy 1475 shares of Microsoft at the market price." A recent study commissioned by Nuance Communications found that 74 percent of people prefer using ASR or voice driven applications to live operators. In addition, 84 percent prefer ASR to touch-tone, Web-interface or keyboard methods. By providing users with a far more comfortable and flexible interface than touch-tone, speech-activated applications lower costs and raise customer satisfaction levels.

Automated speech recognition is viewed by many as an adjunct to the Internet. The rise of the Web has whetted the public's appetite for instant information. As a result, Web providers are looking for additional ways of providing access including wireless devices and the telephone.

According to Donald Cameron, president and chief executive officer of Interactive Telesis, the companies' combined strengths will provide a turnkey solution to businesses wishing to capitalize on the latest advances in speech technologies. "As a provider of IVR services to Fortune 1000 companies, Interactive Telesis has both the infrastructure and experience to deploy robust, speech-enabled applications. Paragon is similarly renowned for its development of leading-edge voice applications. Together, our companies are uniquely positioned to meet the exploding demand for ASR applications in industries ranging from financial services to transportation."

"By merging Paragon's expertise in voice systems with ITI's network infrastructure, our companies can provide customers with a single source for developing and deploying complex ASR applications," said Ken Ravazzolo, president and CEO of Paragon Voice Systems. "We look forward to working with ITI to bring the benefits of natural language speech recognition to leading companies nationwide." Ravazzolo added that Paragon has already formed strategic alliances with the two leading providers of conversational speech recognition technology, SpeechWorks International ( and Nuance Communications (

About Interactive Telesis

Interactive Telesis is a leading provider of complex, high-capacity interactive voice response (IVR) applications enabling its customers to build relationships via a broad range of interactive technologies. Interactive Telesis offers its solutions to industry leaders such as AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Excite@Home, Global Crossing, GTE, Inacom, MCI Worldcom, Nike, Seagate, Sprint and Yahoo!. Interactive Telesis is headquartered in Encinitas, Calif. For additional information, visit

About Paragon Voice Systems

Paragon Voice Systems is a leading developer of computer telephony solutions. Based in San Diego and founded in 1991, Paragon Voice Systems specializes in open, PC-based systems and provides solutions to start-ups, Fortune 1000 corporations (including five of the six largest oil companies), educational institutions and government agencies. Paragon's customers include Arthur Andersen, E-TRADE, Hewlett-Packard, Petrolsoft Corp., UCSD, City of Glendale, County of San Diego, Orange County Transportation Authority, and many others. For additional information, visit

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To: TokyoMex who wrote ()1/24/2000 11:48:00 AM
From: Dr. Microcap
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Football Network Retains Golf Channel Media Advisors
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2000--TFN, The Football Network, Inc., (OTC BB: TFNK), announced today that it has retained the services of Newberger, Greenberg and Associates (NG&A), a leading media advisory firm based in Westlake Village, California, to provide TFN with specialized industry expertise, detailed in depth strategic and operating plans and direct assistance with capital formation. NG&A will be guiding TFN through their proprietary cable/satellite network planning process, which is designed to create a sturdy economic foundation for the Company based upon understanding and meeting audience interests, securing attractive content and benefiting from what is attainable in the multi-media distribution arena.

NG&A is a unique advisory firm that works exclusively with both traditional and "new" media companies. The firm played key roles in the development, finance, launch and operation of numerous successful media enterprises over the last dozen years, including USSB, the premium service provider on the DirecTV platform, as well as with such programming services as The Golf Channel, The Sci-Fi Channel (prior to its sale to USA Networks) and ZDTV. Announced pre-launch programming clients besides The Football Network include WeatherPlus and English-language Latino channel SiTV. The firm is also advising several content and infrastructure "dot-com" start-ups through their pre-IPO development process.

NG&A Principal Rick Newberger voiced his thoughts on TFN entering the NG&A development process saying, "In today's ever-more fragmented world of hundreds of channels and millions of Websites, we look for strong concepts that have the ability to capture the imagination and attention of large segments of the population, and for strong entrepreneurs who possess the abilities and charisma necessary to make it happen. The Football Network exceeds our criteria in both these dimensions."

Jantonio Turner, President of The Football Network, stated "NG&A is the industry leader, they have a proven and undeniable track record being the only firm of their type to have participated in the launch of several current cable TV networks. Their insight into the industry and guidance based on years of experience is invaluable. They add significant value as a critical part of TFN's evolution."

TFN, The Football Network is an integrated multimedia company actively engaged in connecting people to the sport of football via any and all means; including (today) the Internet and radio and (in the not-so-distant future) through cable, satellite and broadband. For more information, visit the TFN Website at .

Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company intends that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results.


The Football Network, Los Angeles
Tawny White, 323/898-8388
Fax: 323/898-8367

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To: gregor who wrote (34519)1/24/2000 10:08:00 PM
From: SBerglowe
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Is it too late to buy TSIS in your opinion, and where do you think it might go in the next few years? You seem to be knowledgeable about both IVOC and TSIS. Should one buy one or both of these companies.
Thanks for your opinion,

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To: SBerglowe who wrote (34523)1/25/2000 11:33:00 AM
From: gregor
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In all probability right now would be a great time to get in. Leadership is changing. Some strong hands I know are selling partial holdings, because of the long holding period of 5 years in some cases. But of the strong hands I'd venture to say that they still have 2/3 of their holdings. Having gotten their initial ante out , they will be much more stingy of relinquishing the balance of their holdings.
Did you notice the sell off on light volume this morning and then the heavy volume kicked in when it started rising. Remember it is only 4 days into this explosion, many investors have not had the guts to pull the buy trigger, and they are waiting in line to buy the dips....for example EDIG had a run to 10 pulled back to 5 and then ran to 25.

We still have the 4th qtr. ending 01/31/00, the final announcement of full listing status, record year end results, it's going to be a good year.... major contract announcements. In the 26 months I have owned sales have increased 30 fold, debt free, cash flow increasing daily, retooling of Paragon, with the fresh infusion of cash. You see the cash TSIS is using to purchase Paragon is going into the company, not an individuals pocket. So I think today is a great time to get in..around 2.00 bucks ...absolutely...and plan on holding to take the long term capital gain......gregor

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To: gregor who wrote (34524)1/25/2000 11:36:00 AM
From: SBerglowe
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Thanks... I am going to pull the trigger here. I hate BB MM's, because they tend to take advantage of you , and you have to wait so long for the reports. By the way, I have a large position in LITH, which is a unique battery play. I just bought it this AM, and think it is going to be a winner.

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To: TokyoMex who wrote ()1/26/2000 9:44:00 AM
From: Dr. Microcap
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Players Network Announces Launch of E-Commerce Players General Store
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Players Network
(OTC Bulletin Board: PNTV) today announced that, the
Company's Internet Entertainment and Gaming Portal, has officially launched
Players General Store at Players General
Store, a result of the Company's alliance with the Gamblers General Store of
Las Vegas, launched with 900 gambling related products for sale.
Gamblers General Store is the largest gaming related mail order catalogue
company in the world. Players Network expects to expand the amount of
products available for sale at in the near future.
Commenting on the launch, Players Network President Mark Bradley said, "It
is with great pride that we launch Players General Store on the Internet.
This new e-commerce part of our site is a perfect compliment to our existing
content and services on our Internet site. With the coming launch of our
Players Network television network on the Internet, this site will be expanded
to offer more than any other gambling related location on the Internet. We
expect to begin our Affiliate syndication program in the near future. This
program will expand our Players General Store to other locations on the
Internet. An Affiliate member will have access to all of our products and
will generate commissions from any sales which take place from their site.
With thousands of gambling related Internet sites, the potential for million
dollar revenues from our Players General Store is enormous."
Players Network is the first and only digital 24-hour gaming and
entertainment network which specializes in producing customized television
programming to serve the rapidly growing gaming industry. Players Network
delivers its 24-hour television channel directly into hotel and casino
guestrooms. The Company's format is designed to educate new players and
promote casino games and activities. With 180 million people per year visiting
U.S. casinos, the industry is now the largest form of participant
entertainment in the world. Programming includes shows on basic gaming
instruction, news, sports and racing, entertainment and tournaments. Players
Network has launched a gaming and entertainment Internet portal which will
incorporate Players Network programming and information worldwide on the
Visit Players Network's Web Site:

SOURCE: Players Network
CONTACT: Mark Bradley of Players Network, 702-895-8884; or Alan Woinski of Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc., 201-599-8484, for Players Network Players Network

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To: Dr. Microcap who wrote (34526)1/26/2000 10:53:00 AM
From: Robert B.
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Free IPO shares of HDTV company for shareholders of record 1/31/2000.

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To: Robert B. who wrote (34527)1/26/2000 12:58:00 PM
From: QuickTrade
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Check out EPEAE 5 day chart. I've been watching this for months, finally starting to move (don't know why), got in yesterday @ .035.

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To: TokyoMex who wrote ()1/26/2000 3:37:00 PM
From: Dr. Microcap
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Casino Journal Announces Equity Stake in
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CJPG) today announced the signing of a long term advertising agreement with, an interactive network of websites, and franchise travel agents for the sale of vacation products. The agreement, the largest in the Company's history, calls for to advertise on a monthly basis in the Company's Casino Player and Strictly Slots consumer gaming magazines.

Casino Player and Strictly Slots are part of a consortium of magazines which has agreed to advertise in as part of their national marketing push. As a result of the agreement, Casino Journal Publishing Group will receive an equity stake in recently announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Integrated Marketing Professionals and Aviation Industries. The acquisition will close at the time of's Initial Public Offering which is expected during the second half of 2000. also recently announced the hiring of former NBC News Senior Executive Guy Pepper as Chief Executive Officer.

Commenting on the new agreement, Casino Journal Publishing Group, Chairman and Group Publisher Glenn Fine said, "It is with great pride that we announce the largest advertising agreement in the Company's history. We will provide over $700,000 in advertising in exchange for equity in this new specialty Internet travel company. This is part of our strategic plan to invest in Internet e-commerce companies which we feel could provide great returns for the Company and our shareholders in the future. We have the massive readership that start-up e-commerce companies desperately need and depending on the viability of the company, we are willing to accept equity for their advertising. In recent months, CJPG has received equity interests in e-commerce Internet companies such as SoftNet Gaming, Players Network (OTC Bulletin Board: PNTV), Virtual Gaming Enterprises (OTC Bulletin Board: VGAM) and now in return for content, advertising or services. Our investment portfolio now is worth approximately $0.50 per share based on today's current prices of the publicly traded issues and the valuation of the services to the still private companies."

Alan Woinski, President and CFO of Casino Journal Publishing Group added, "In recent months, we have begun to focus our attention on gaining equity interests in emerging companies. We have strict criteria for these investments in that if it is a private company, we must have a comfort level that they will soon be publicly traded. We expect that in the future, these investments we are making could provide great value to our Company and our shareholders. We feel that our status as the largest casino and gaming publisher in the world will assist us in increasing our investment portfolio in the future through joint ventures and consulting, licensing and marketing agreements."

Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc. publishes Casino Journal, the company's flagship magazine, and the most widely read trade publication serving the gaming industry; the National Gaming Summary, an extensive weekly newsletter that provides up-to-the-minute gaming news; the Gaming Industry Weekly and Daily Reports and the Daily Lodging Report targeting gaming and lodging executives and investors.

For the gaming consumer, CJPG publishes Casino Player and Strictly Slots, the nation's largest circulation consumer gaming publications, and the Atlantic City Insider, which targets the frequent Atlantic City gambler. The Company also produces the American Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Summit in conjunction with Bear Stearns & Co. and the law firm of Lionel Sawyer and Collins; the Southern Gaming Summit with the Mississippi Casino Operators Association; the Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, the Northern Gaming Summit in conjunction with the Michigan law firm of Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster and Bear Stearns & Co. and UNLV Casino Ops trade shows. Safe Harbor: Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development and expansion of the Company's business, and the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers, are "forward-looking" statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

SOURCE: Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc.
CONTACT: Alan R. Woinski of Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc., 201-599-8484

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To: Dr. Microcap who wrote (34529)1/27/2000 3:43:00 PM
From: Evan
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BMKS is ready for lift off next week. Major PR on an acquisition scheduled. Heavy accumulation.

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