CAL-BAY DISMISSES ARGY & CO.: Tustin, Calif.-based Cal-Bay International Inc. said that it dismissed its auditor, Argy & Co., and has named Lawrence Scharfman & Co. as its new independent accountant.The operator of environmental service units that sell and distribute environment and process control products in California, Nevada and Hawaii said that Argy & Co. had expressed doubts about the company's ability to continue as a going concern in its reports for the years ended Dec. 31, 2003, and Dec. 31, 2004.

PWC RESIGNS WHITEHALL JEWELERS: Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers resigned as auditor of high-end retail jeweler Whitehall Jewelers Inc. after it expressed "substantial doubt" about the company's ability to continue as a going concern.

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