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United States of America
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Securities and Exchange Commission

Securities Act of 1933
Rel No. 8116 / July 29, 2002

Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Rel. No. 46275 / July 29, 2002

Admin. Proc. File No. 3-9602

In the Matter of

Notice that Initial Decision Has Become Final

The time for filing a petition for review of the initial decision in this proceeding has expired. No such petition has been filed with respect to Alfred Peeper or Edward H. Price, and the Commission has not chosen to review the decision as to these respondents on its own initiative.1

Accordingly, notice is hereby given, pursuant to Rule 360(e) of the Commission's Rules of Practice, that the initial decision of the administrative law judge has become the final decision of the Commission with respect to Alfred Peeper and Edward H. Price.2 The order contained in that decision with respect to these respondents is hereby declared effective. The order required Alfred Peeper to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations or any future violations of Sections 5(a) and 5(c) of the Securities Act of 1933. The order further dismissed the proceeding as to Edward H. Price.

For the Commission by the Office of the General Counsel, pursuant to delegated authority.

Jonathan G. Katz


1 The Division of Enforcement filed petitions for review with respect to the two remaining respondents in this proceeding, Charles F. Kirby and Gene C. Geiger.

2 Charles F. Kirby, et al., Initial Decision Rel. No. 177 (Dec. 7, 2000), 73 SEC Docket 3550.



Modified: 07/29/2002