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AMF Bowling files for bankruptcy
The Lynchburg News & Advance / The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 13, 2012

Posted on 11/13/2012 12:19:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., the world's largest bowling operator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its mounting debt.

The Hanover County-based company said this morning that it filed a pre-arranged petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond.

AMF said it expects completing the restructuring process and exiting Chapter 11 within five months.

AMF operates a location in Lynchburg near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Candlers Mountain Road, near James T. Davis Paint Center.

The company said it will continue its normal business operations during the Chapter 11 process, and its bowling centers will maintain normal operating schedules...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsadvance.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: amfbowling; bankruptcy; bhoeconomy; bowling; chapter11; virginia

1 posted on 11/13/2012 12:19:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s an idea for a new TV game show-

“Bowling For Food Stamps”...on The Learning Channel!


2 posted on 11/13/2012 12:31:51 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AMF...


3 posted on 11/13/2012 12:34:17 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: equaviator

Another: “Pimp My Section 8 Crib”


4 posted on 11/13/2012 12:35:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

memories..


5 posted on 11/13/2012 12:45:31 PM PST by brivette
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who could afford to bowl in this economy? Last time the four of us went bowling it was nearly $100 for a couple of games and some Cokes.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 12:47:43 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m old enough to remember when they owned Harley-Davidson.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 12:48:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they should take food stamps for the food and beverage service . . .


8 posted on 11/13/2012 12:50:09 PM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOOD, they DESERVE it after what they did to My Beloved “HARLEY-DAVIDSON”!


9 posted on 11/13/2012 12:56:20 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: equaviator
“Bowling For Food Stamps”...on The Learning Channel!

That show could run for a long time since some voters never learn!

10 posted on 11/13/2012 12:57:45 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

Or a show based on the song, “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”


11 posted on 11/13/2012 1:02:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bowling. Another white guy thing whose time has come and gone.

You know, like freedom, democracy, capitalism, self-reliance, etc.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 1:05:24 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tijeras_Slim
AMF...

Which now stands for "Adios, MoFo!"

13 posted on 11/13/2012 1:07:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No business major here, so a question.....

Do any businesses at all run without a seeming day to day reliance on credit?

Purple Angle, Black Angle were the balls of choice in the 90s Urethane cover, lots of snap on the back end, and carried like rolling a barbell down the lane.

Adios my friends,


14 posted on 11/13/2012 1:10:57 PM PST by petro45acp ( God save the republic, for surely the majority electorate is not up to the task)
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To: nascarnation

Same here - I literally shuddered remembering that fiasco


15 posted on 11/13/2012 1:13:19 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Same here.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 1:14:45 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I think it’s time for a sit com of a family like the typical “O” supporters.

Everyone on the dole and LOVING it.

All the low IQ gaffs, all the avoidable and stupid loser problems that these people create for themselves, all the fathers’ day confusion, the monthly mad scramble to the welfare office to get the latest and most outrageous hand out, etc.

I’d watch because it would be TOO funny!


17 posted on 11/13/2012 1:17:01 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
I think it’s time for a sit com of a family like the typical “O” supporters.

Here's the first responder to the casting call:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

18 posted on 11/13/2012 1:24:13 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: SMARTY

Whatever happened to that Conservative TV channel Kelsey Grammar was trying to start? Your show sounds like it would be a natural there.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 1:24:13 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: riri
Bowling priced themselves right off anybody's recreational agenda.

When I was a kid in the seventies, we used to bowl for 12 cents a game.

I realize that everything gets more expensive, but the last time I took my three kids bowling, it was over a hundred bucks for about 75 minutes of playing time.

Bye bye bowling. You weren't all that interesting in the first place.

20 posted on 11/13/2012 1:29:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Our local “Main Event” is still packed every weekend.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 1:31:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Is that a league event?

They still do well with leagues, but as an unaffiliated recreational past-time, they are dead in the water.

The league bowlers will get old and die and there will be a dearth of new bowlers coming in because not enough people are willing to pay their golf course prices.

22 posted on 11/13/2012 1:37:20 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., the world's largest bowling operator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its mounting debt.

AMF should ask Obama that the bowling alley will create GREEN ENERGY, so he can give them TAXPAYERS MONEY!!

23 posted on 11/13/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can the Obama administration allow “big bowling” to fail?


24 posted on 11/13/2012 1:56:00 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: the_Watchman

Won’t happen - nobody will like the idea of actually having to DO SOMETHING to get food stamps...


25 posted on 11/13/2012 2:08:28 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: ExCTCitizen
AMF should ask Obama that the bowling alley will create GREEN ENERGY, so he can give them TAXPAYERS MONEY!!

A score of 37! That's twenty less than the number of states.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 2:20:04 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: riri

The alleys around here have $1 games at least once a week.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 5:16:15 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awww, this makes me sad. So much fun, many years ago.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 5:22:39 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind

We bowled at Paramus Lanes, Home of Champs.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 5:23:53 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind

Take a read about the Home of Champions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/10/nyregion/bowling-once-a-first-date-now-takes-back-seat.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm


30 posted on 11/13/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: ExCTCitizen

“the bowling alley will create GREEN ENERGY”

Harness the static electricity generated by the ball rolling down the lane and through the ball return. Our green energy problems are solved. How cool is that? /s


31 posted on 11/14/2012 2:04:25 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I got mixed reactions whenever I said “It’s leaking like an AMF Harley.” People had to think for a second that it wasn’t an insult to HD but to AMF.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 2:18:29 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Cincinatus

Now that there is the most sophisticated political discernment you will ever see!

I wonder, what’s the difference between handing out money or booze at the polling places or bribing people for votes all the way up to the election day?


33 posted on 11/14/2012 4:19:09 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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