Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Securities

 Class Periods  
Business Editors/Legal Writers  
BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2000--Law Offices Of 
Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that securities actions 
requesting class action status have been initiated on behalf of 
purchasers of the following securities during the following periods:  

                               Class Period       Symbol      Exchange 
                               ------------       ------      -------- 
Anika Therapeutics, Inc.     02/05/99-05/30/00     ANIK        NASDAQ 
Flooring America, Inc.       11/11/99-05/22/00     FRA         NYSE 
Vari-L Company, Inc.         12/17/97-05/17/00     VARL        NASDAQ 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp.       01/03/00-05/03/00     TSO         NYSE 
Performance Technologies     02/02/00-05/19/00     PTIX        NASDAQ 
Racing Champions Corp.       02/01/99-06/23/99     RACN        NASDAQ 
U. S. Franchise Systems      05/06/99-10/29/99     USFS        NASDAQ 
Dow Chemical Co.             08/13/99-05/03/00     DOW         NYSE 
First Security Corporation   10/18/99-03/02/00     FSCO        NASDAQ 
Stone & Webster              04/27/99-04/28/00     SWBI        OTCBB 
NutraMax Products            01/20/98-11/24/99     NMPC        OTC BB 
PE-Celera Genomics           Secondary Offering    CRA         NYSE 
                             Purchased on 02/29/00 

No class has yet been certified in the above actions. Until a 
class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you 
retain one. If you purchased stock during the class period, you have 
certain rights.  
If you were a purchaser of the common stock or call options of any 
company listed above during the periods indicated and want to discuss 
your legal rights, you may call Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. 
who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your 
questions. Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven has been involved in 
securities litigation for over ten years. You may contact Law Offices 
Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. at The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 
East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, by email at or by calling 410/332-0030.  
The following company is being investigated for failing to report 
financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting 
principles and whether that failure violated the civil enforcement 
provisions of the federal securities laws. If you invested in this 
company during the period indicated, and lost money on your investment 
and are interested in learning about your legal rights in a civil 
action, or have information that you believe would assist the 
investigation, please contact us.  

Advanced Technical Products  3/99-03/03/00         ATPXE       NASDAQ 

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