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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Newspapers for Sale

posted by on March 19 at 11:27 AM

The Blethen family dumps its Maine holdings, won’t get much for ‘em:

The sale price for the papers will not likely be robust - Blethen reportedly paid about $200 million for the papers in 1998 and would be fortunate to get half of that according to an analyst quoted in the Portland Press Herald.

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Whatevs. As long as it doesn't affect the Camden Herald, which this doesn't, I don't care.

Posted by Aislinn | March 19, 2008 11:57 AM


who cares, old news

Posted by Leyland | March 19, 2008 11:58 AM

I'm guessing that we'll be hearing in the future how this had to be done to pay those evil estate taxes.

Posted by Mike of Renton | March 19, 2008 11:59 AM

Somehow, I can't help and feel for the dumpster divers in the industry.

This is not to say that I don't appreciate the good business men and women who bed themselves to the wedding feasts and enlightenments...

namely the fresh discourse of hot and responsible journalism unafraid to take on the establishment and reap the rewards of ethical advertising and product placement.

Then as a by ways and means event of postulational salutations , the incoming mail is resplendant with radiance and tiger sweets that shall surely melt in ones mouth.

I have always found that in honest discourse and blushing lack of tell tale ambiguaties that the retail market has exceptional room for the traversing of the candycane year end celebrations that America seems to engage with perpetual enthusiasm.

Unfortunately for our editor whos name now appears to be something along the lines of "old guy in standing with young dj who isn't as yung as he used to boo and is slumping in his closet",
I am a bit too late to win the whine war with him...

alas k shirah shirah.

As far as political topics go and newspapers... the issue of Obama and the USA Today is a grabber off the top spin of secrets and should be honored....

I can't speak to you as a guide on the holy mountaintop of permanance because I am a fallible man.
A man with desires and a past worth living, fighting and dying fours.

What I can attest to as a musician and a spirit having survived 25 years in retail sales and management, only to punt from the industry in a rigged and stacked game of illusionary dice, is that the tech savvy and sped up geberation of young and poor and educated alike know what they know and are not fooled by the death rays and the generational fields of radiated robber-barrons feeding on the hypocrasy of politics.

That is why I am voting today like this and reserve my right to change my patterning of behavior with the bending of the willow wind and the tall grasses of the season.

I don't know how to achieve it today and these are my concerns for editors and rock star power houses watching the symphonies of life.

Mr. John McCain has vast experiance and can insure that the war gods of the greedy lawyers and drug companies don't bamboozle another generation of investors in finacial swindals.

Ms. Hillary Clinton and her expertise in the White House is immediately nesassary to wade through the testosrone laden smugness of power tripping outsiders... especially those skilled in New York Politics and

"The Art of Karl Rove take out the senators chance for election on my
watch with bad greasy schemes".

Mr. Obama is much more than a cheerleader for today's disenfranchised.

My concern for his safety is that he not be made a martyr like previous attempts of political enlightenments have brought into the world... namely those sutuations like Pearl Harbor,9-11 and recently the ousting of the Dali Lama and the assasinations in the middle east.

China and the Olympic Games are coming up with the Summer Olympics soon to follw here in our neighbor to the north, and the failings of everyone involved with the last 12 years of economic destruction and loss of life everywhere one the planet should be enough for us to consider over 'Ice Breakers at Cocktail Parties'.

You can find a huge Ice Breaker in a book near me soon if you look in one I recommended yeaterday, and that cshould help with thinking about the global warming issue and our responsibility with research and vessals.

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | March 19, 2008 12:26 PM

So much for the family fortune eh, Ryan?

Posted by Rujax! | March 19, 2008 12:40 PM

@4: It's "Que sera, sera." Carry on.

Posted by Aislinn | March 19, 2008 3:29 PM

Opposite of the felling of forests as Charles Foster Kane's empire grew.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 19, 2008 3:40 PM

Shouldn't this be headlined, "Blethen Family takes a dump"?

Posted by michael strangeways | March 19, 2008 3:40 PM

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