Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bonus News Story

Google Attempts a Hostile Takeover of Time Warner for $60 billion

Posted: October 31, 2007 11:45 a.m.

PALO ALTO, CA- Earlier today Google Inc (GOOG) made a hostile takeover bid towards Time Warner Inc (TWX) for the amount of $60 billion in debt, cash, and stocks. Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, stated that Time Warner has been “historically open to mergers” and one of the reasons they were looking to purchase Time Warner was because of their “proven track record.” Google has been looking to become a major content distributor and with the possible purchase they’ve found a company with a very reliable content production. When asked where Google came up with the $60 billion price tag, Schmidt broke it down as “$10 billion in cash, $45 billion in stocks, and $5 billion in assumed debt.”

Richard D. Parsons, CEO of Time Warner, answered that this acquisition was “out of the blue” but Time Warner will meet with their board of directors and that they “are considering.”

Both Yahoo! Inc (YHOO) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) have been looking to purchase Time Warner in the past. Neither company chose to respond to this recent news.

Paul Kim, an industry analysis, responded that “Time Warner would be foolish not to accept.” Especially with many analyzers speculating that Time Warner’s stock might be over priced. For both parties the deal just “seems to makes sense.”

Of course all of this could be for nothing if the Federal Communications Commission rules against such a large purchase. Even though the FCC has leaned towards letting larger corporations become even larger in the last few years, there are still many fears that these two companies could prove too much and start looking like a possible monopoly.

Practice News Story 8: Business

Google looks for a hostile takeover of Time Warner

Posted: October 31, 2007 9:17 a.m.
PALO ALTO CA-Earlier today Google Inc(GOOG) put in a hostile takeover bid of $60 billion to acquire Time Warner Inc(TWX). Richard D. Parsons, CEO of Time Warner, when interviewed today said that this purchase was “out of the blue” but that Time Warner will look into the purchase.
Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google Inc said that the purchase estimate was a great step for Google since Time Warner has a “proven track record” and has “historically been open to mergers. Company’s like Google are always looking for ways to improve their effectiveness and one important step will be for them to get a reliable distributor.
Paul Kim, an industry analysis, stated that “Time Warner would be foolish not to accept that.” Of course all future thoughts are still put on hold pending a FCC ruling.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Practice News Story 7: Speech

Posted: November 19, 1863. 9 a.m.

GETTYSBURG, PA (AP)- Earlier today on this war torn battlefield President Abraham Lincoln dedicated the cemetery here with one of the strongest most charismatic speeches ever spoken on this great earth. With the battle still fresh on our minds and the smell of torn up ground and smoke still lingering in the air, there wasn’t a non-solemn face in the crowd.
President Lincoln’s address fueled the crowd and can be found on the following page in its entirety. Afterwards he stayed and answered a few questions about the Civil War and his general thoughts. He said that there is “Definite signs it’s coming to a close” and that this war has been a battle over “states rights versus federal rights.” He also stated that “Divided we fall” and that the “North meets the South, South meets the North.”
Obviously President Lincoln had the voice of God in his ear to write such a stirring and uplifting speech. When asked about any of the positives that he could see coming from this terrible and great war, he responded with “We’ll come out better for this.” Everyone reading this should make sure they read the following page for the speech in its entirety. It’s sure to be something that goes down in history as one of our presidents greatest moments.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Practice News Story 6: News Release

11:45 a.m. MT

Posted: October 10, 2007

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Practice News Story 5: Obituary

11:35 a.m. MT

Posted: October 3, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY-World famous cancer survivor and seven time winner of the Tour De France Lance Armstrong died on October 3 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah attempting to set a new land speed record on a bicycle. He was 36 years old. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Lance was at the seven mile mark of a ten mile ride when he fell over. His body has been taken to the University of Utah’s medical center to determine the cause of death.

Lance Armstrong will always be remembered for his survival of “testicular cancer, a germ cell tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs.” (Wikipedia) After his trying battle with cancer he started the non-profit organization LIVESTRONG to raise money for cancer research and help others with cancer.

He also won the cycling’s most acclaimed prize, the Tour De France, seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. He was also one of the most drug tested athletes in the world and never once failed a doping test except for when on his drugs of chemotherapy. He was known for his love of extreme sports and his never ending addiction to going faster than anyone could imagine.

He is survived by his mother Linda Mooneyham, his ex-wife Kristin Richard, and their three kids Luke, and twins Isabelle and Grace.

Funeral services will be held in Austin, Texas for closed friends and family.