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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 30

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IK" "'r"HP"l C-6BusineS3 Monday THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Monday, September 30, 1991 Would you benefit from 50 more sales professionals helping you to sell your product or service? Discover why our membership has tripled in 3 months. Call Now for Free Information Packet 860-2299 National Asucation of Sales Professionals .s , n f .... . - ,'-. -rV . Or." -w-h rK' -wy ' s-tar. ' , i A V, ; H -pr- rr i a a '. c u ' i r-,,,,,., V .w, 'l --' - inr" - Elegantly simple, simply luxurious, the new mazda 929. Lawrence Horwitz, left, handling corned beef at the UC Bookstore location of lay's. Dotty is a junior at the K in ulte Park W University of Cincinnati Mazda 929 Luxury Sedan Revolutionary in concept, strikingly original in execution, the Ma:da 929 is one luxury car that makes a truly personal statement. 195-hp 24-valveV6 tuned for American driving conditions. Roomy interior, centered around the driver. Dual air bags-standard equipment. Anti-lock Brake System-standard equipment. New-generation multi-link suspension for ideal combination of ride and handling. installed Gold Star at the airport, but put it in Riverfront Stadium, River Downs, Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point and the Cincinnati Zoo. Horwitz also made arrangements to sell chili from carts when the Cincinnati Bengals played in Super Bowl XXIII at Joe Robbie Stadium near Miami. That was in 1989, the last time the Bengals got close to the top. "The carts we took down were the only authentic parts of the Jungle," he says. Then Horwitz acquired Snappy Tomato about two years ago because he liked its reputation for quality. Hitting the wall One of his few failures came with the Berlin Wall still a matter of some regret to him. When the Cold War barricade was torn down in 1989, Horwitz and his brother, Martin, offered to buy it from the East German government for $1 million. Their idea: Sell chunks of it to Americans at $15 to $25 a pop for plaques and paperweights. The East German Embassy in Washington told the brothers "no" in November, 1989. In February, 1990, however, Horwitz had a call from an East German government official who wanted to sell him sections of the graffiti wall and the 70 machine-gun towers that had stood with the infamous wall. Horwitz tried to talk Cincinnati "financial people" into making one of the machine-gun towers into a memorial on the Cincinnati riverfront but had no success. But as Horwitz always says: "If you don't ask, they can't say 'yes.' " Horwitz CONTINUED FROM PAGE C-l the signs of ability." While still in high school, Horwitz and a brother, Martin, now a tax attorney, went into the business of renting bicycles in the city and county parks. They also lobbied the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and everybody else necessary to get a hike-and-bike trail at Lunken Airport. Later, at Harvard Business School, where Horwitz received his master's of business administration, he and a friend were inspired to take advantage of President Nixon's moves to open up trade with the People's Republic of China. Importing Mao jackets and other exotic items from China, they not only sold to upscale stores such as Bloomingdale's but got themselves a lot of publicity in Esquire magazine, Women's Wear Daily and newspapers across the country. Hard work It was natural that Horwitz would continue making waves. "He's an exceptional, imaginative, very positive and hardworking businessman," says John P. Williams Jr., president of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, who has known Horwitz for a number of years. Mentioning the Izzy's, Snappy Tomato and Medical Funding enterprises by name, Williams tells how much admiration he has for Horwitz's business acumen and community service. "He does all the right things." Medical Funding's glory days are pretty much over, primarily because the market is drying up, Horwitz says. At one time, however, physicians rendering services to Medicare and Medicaid patients often were owed thousands of dollars by the slow-paying government agencies. The Horwitz "cash plan" made immediate loans to physician clients in 38 states. Food business Horwitz is primarily occupied these days as a "foodpreneuer," an appellation conjured up by one of his associates. He has been connected with Izzy's since buying an interest in the well-known Cincinnati deli in 1982. Then, after acquiring the rights from Izzy's Inc. to franchise the operation, he formed Izzy's Franchise Corp. in 1989. Of the 12 Izzy's in Greater Cincinnati, only the two downtown are Kadetz family operations, he says. "All are doing quite well," Horwitz says. His stint as CEO of Gold Star Chili brought out even more of his ingenuity. While there, he not only mil 40 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING DOWNTOWN $450,000 -- Grosses $96,000 Excellent Financing - No Points 30 Down 12 or 50 Down 9 Free & Clear Property can be used towards D.P. CALL 7216133 "Since I went to a free IBM seminar, Fm piling up more business instead of more paperwork." Sell it today with a classified ad In The Enquirer Call 421-6300 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION "STEEL DRUM" LITIGATION NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION IN RE: C-1-91-208 DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING bunds Interpersonal Skills improves Communication enhances Leadership Classes forming - N. KY - Downtown - Tri-County - Clermont County - Lebanon For information call 772-2323 Presented by Ed W Grooms & Assoc Inc. 1 1260 Chester Rd. 520 Cincinnati. Ohio 45246 N i i "When I started my own business, I hadn't prepared myself for the piles of paperwork that come with suecess. There was no end in sight. So I looked up IBM. "They're great at providing customized computer solutions for all kinds of businesses-from restaurants to law firms, construction companies to florist shops-including my business. "At an IBM Solution Seminar, IBM and an IBM Business Partner who understood my unique needs showed me a computer solution that's helped me take control of the paperwork that comes with a growing business." Seminars for your kind of business FALL TRAINING HARVEST ALL PURCHASERS OF NEW STEEL DRUMS WHO: A. PURCHASED THE DRUMS DIRECTLY FROM DEFENDANTS AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 1988 THROUGH MAY 31, 1990; AND B. SUCH DRUMS WERE MANUFACTURED IN PLANTS LOCATED IN WEST VIRGINIA, OHIO, MICHIGAN, NEW YORK OR PENNSYLVANIA. THIS CLASS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DEFENDANTS, THEIR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, OR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES. There is now pending before this Court a class action for damages resulting from the asserted conspiracy among Defendants to suppress competition between and among themselves by fixing artificially high prices for new steel drums offered for sale to Plaintiffs in violation of the antitrust laws of the United States. THIS LITIGATION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A CLASS ACTION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER DATED JULY 24, 1991. The Nature of this Lawsuit: Plaintiffs seek recovery on behalf of the class of money claimed due as a result of the asserted conspiracy among Defendants to suppress competition between and among themselves by fixing artificially high prices for new steel drums offered for sale to Plaintiffs in violation of Section One of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. The Parties: Plaintiffs Allegheny Petroleum Products Company, Alpha Mador Supply, Inc., PMC, Inc., The Lebermuth Company, Inc., Pioneer Oil Company and General Polymers Corporation are corporations which purchased new steel drums from one or more of the Defendants during the relevant time period. Defendants Astro Containers, Inc., Berenfield Containers, Inc., Calig Steel Drum Company, Container Products, Inc., Van Leer Containers, Inc., North Coast Container Corporation, and Columbus Steel Drum Company are producers, sellers andor distributors of new steel drums located In West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York, who sold new steel drums to Plaintiffs. Defendant Midwest Steel Drum Manufacturer's Association is a trade association incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio to which some or all of the Defendants belonged. Additional defendants may be added during the progress of this case. The Class: The Class has been defined by this Court as follows: ALL PURCHASERS OF NEW STEEL DRUMS WHO: A. PURCHASED THE DRUMS DIRECTLY FROM DEFENDANTS AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 1988 THROUGH MAY 31, 1990; AND B. SUCH DRUMS WERE MANUFACTURED IN PLANTS LOCATED IN WEST VIRGINIA, OHIO, MICHIGAN, NEW YORK OR PENNSYLVANIA. THIS CLASS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DEFENDANTS, THEIR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, OR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES. Defendant's Answers: Defendants have responded and have denied any liability to members of the class arising out of the sale of new steel drums to members of such class and specifically denied any violation of the antitrust laws of the United States. Consequences ol the Suit: II the Plaintiffs succeed In this lawsuit, members of the class may recover money damages. If any of the Defendants succeed in the lawsuit, all of those claims which are asserted against them will be dismissed and thereafter forever barred, Including those asserted on behalf of the class. Further Information Available: This description of the claims and defenses is general only and does not purport to cover all the claims and contentions of the parties. For details concerning this case, reference should be made to the files ol the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 328 United States Courthouse, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. THE JUDGMENT, WHETHER FAVORABLE OR NOT, WILL INCLUDE ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLASS. The Court has not ruled on liability and this notice should not be understood as an expression of any op'nion by the Court as to the likelihood of recovery on the part of any plaintiff or as to the merits of any claims or defenses asserted by either side. 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Participation: If you do not wish to participate in this case you can be excluded by advising the Clerk of the United States District Court in writing on a postcard mailed to 328 United States Courthouse 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE CASE, YOUR POSTCARD MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLERK BY OCTOBER 10, 1991, If you elect to be excluded from the class, you will not take part In any recovery or settlement, but you may still have the right to bring a case on your own behalf. If you are Included In the class, you will be bound by the Court's decision in this case. , By Order of The Honorable Carl B. Rubin, Chief Judge of the At the IBM Customer Center - M 580 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Cincinnati Z S For reservaUons call (513)762-2715 ?: 7 PliKnum to rglMrad tidtmtrli MvwMd BuiItmu Mlaoamn. loo. RISC Bnmvuoa m dJk i HURRY! 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