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'Kerry Packer's television collusion 20 years ago Crikey Daily: 13 September 2005 (Crikey)As Kerry Stokes attempts to sue the world, alleging collusion and illegal behaviour by Australia's two richest and most powerful families and various others, it is worth quoting a couple of extracts from a new book by John D'Arcy, the last managing director of the Herald & Weekly Times before News Corporation bought the business for more than $2 billion in early 1987.
'Astrue joins Epix as interim chief (Boston Globe)Michael Astrue, a biotechnology executive often at the center of controversy, has resurfaced as interim chief executive of Epix Pharmaceuticals Inc.
'The Bulletin | Business | High-priced condos set for downtown (BendBulletin.com)Workers will begin demolishing buildings neighboring the Pine Tavern Restaurant and Bend Brewing Co. early next month to clear the way for new stores, restaurants, offices and condominiums, some of which will sell for more than $1 million.
'And then there were five (Boston Globe)Gillette once told men that it took three blades for a perfect shave, specifically the trio of steel layers found on the company's vanguard shaver, Mach3.
'Date: 16 September 2005 (Crikey)The bell rang for the end of the dot com boom when Time Warner paid a ridiculous price for AOL. Now The Economist magazine is calling eBay's very expensive purchase of small-but-growing-fast Skype the beginning of the end of traditional telephony. Telstra shareholders take note.
'Men seeking Mrs. Right among the displaced (Boston Globe)Rob Phillips hopes to find the woman of his dreams amid the thousands left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
'With time, recovery is possible (Boston Globe)The video and photos of inundated businesses in New Orleans look painfully familiar to Thom Sehnert.
'THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE (Tallahassee Democrat)Matt Frier knows the power of positive thinking. Frier, respected for his energized response when Florida State's national-championship dream was on life support in 1993, needed to remember his own advice. He faced real-life adversity when he became seriously ill last fall.
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