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06 May

Is Ted out?

Turner Sells a Huge Block of AOL Stock

Mr. Turner did not specify his plans for the cash he raised, but people close to him said that he did not intend to try to buy back any of his former businesses, like CNN or the Atlanta Braves baseball team, which he sold to Time Warner before it merged with America Online.

Associates of Mr. Turner say he continues to complain about AOL Time Warner’s efforts to sell business to reduce its debt. He is especially disappointed AOL has begun seeking to sell the three Atlanta sports teams, including the Braves. And he has been particularly critical of discussions to sell its winter sports teams, the Hawks of the National Basketball League and the Thrashers of the National Hockey League, separately from the Braves and the Turner South regional cable channel. He believes that the teams and channel are worth more together, people close to him said. AOL Time Warner is negotiating a deal to sell the winter teams to David McDavid, the owner of a chain of car dealerships in Texas. But a person close to Mr. Turner said he had no interest in buying back control of the teams.

One Response to “Is Ted out?”

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    david chandler Says:

    For anyone who’s interested, the Rocky Mountain News has a slew of articles about los bravos up, historical overviews and Millwood even wrote a piece talking about how the team treats pitchers, etc. Lots of good stuff and I think it’s kind of neat they did this. I wonder if they do this for every team that comes to town? The URL is http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/hardball/

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