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  • End of an era for TBS, Braves, fans

    09/30/2007 9:06:54 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 9 replies · 150+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 30, 2007 | Tim Tucker
    End of an era for TBS, Braves, fans For three decades, Braves games have been beamed around the country on TBS. They became America's Team — but Sunday, America will watch for the last time. All across America Sunday, thousands of people like Bill DeArmond of Winfield, Kan., will say goodbye to an old friend. For three decades, they have watched the national telecasts of Braves games on TBS, turning Atlanta's baseball team into — at least for a while — "America's Team." Today, America will watch for the last time. The Braves' season finale at Houston marks the end...
  • Jane Fonda slammed for not paying female employees

    08/19/2007 3:52:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 3,655+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | August 16, 2007
    Veteran actress and feminist Jane Fonda has been slammed for not paying her female employees working in the actress' radio network Green Stone Media. The twice Oscar winner and the radio network's co-founder Gloria Steinem have been accused of "putting their own reputations above their female employees' finances." According to the New York Post, Fonda and Steinem are 'refusing to pay severance, and the founders won't file for bankruptcy protection because it would publicly embarrass Jane and Gloria.' However, the 'Klute' star's spokesperson has denied the reports and said that the accusations are unfounded. "This is pure speculation. There is...
  • Writer Dumps Hubby for Ted (Christian rapists blamed for Ted Turner)

    08/01/2007 10:47:39 PM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies · 1,189+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    <p>PULITZER prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler sent out an e-mail yesterday announcing that his wife had dumped him for billionaire Ted Turner.</p> <p>Elizabeth is Butler's wife of 12 years, Elizabeth Dewberry, 44, an author in her own right, who might be attracted to Turner, 68, because the media mogul resembles the grandfather who molested her as a child, Butler writes in the shocking e-mail.</p>
  • ( Ted ) Turner fights road paving

    07/27/2007 7:14:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2007
    Lawyers for media mogul Ted Turner persuaded a district judge to issue a restraining order blocking Gallatin County from paving a five-mile stretch of road that runs through Turner's sprawling Flying D Ranch south of here. Attorneys for Turner Enterprises Inc. obtained the order from District Judge John Brown. It bars the county from paving a segment of Spanish Creek Road. Commissioners said the county has been planning to pave the road for years. To save money, the county was planning to use millings - essentially ground-up rubble from other road projects - provided by the Montana Department of Transportation...
  • U.N. High Tech for Kim - Add Burma to the list of scandals.

    07/19/2007 9:09:58 PM PDT · by gpapa · 4 replies · 574+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | July 20, 2007 | Editorian Staff
    The United Nations' Cash for Kim Jong Il scandal is now six months old, so it's a good time to assess progress, if that's the right word. The evidence of misdeeds at the U.N. Development Program in North Korea continues to mount, but there's still no "urgent" and "external" inquiry, as ordered by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January. Now the U.S. has uncovered evidence that in addition to transferring millions of dollars in cash that may have gone to help prop up Kim's grotesque regime, the UNDP also transferred dual-use technology. It did so without bothering to secure a U.S....
  • ( Ted ) Turner's Land Holdings Keep Increasing

    07/17/2007 9:11:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 3,654+ views
    North Platte Bulletin ^ | July 16, 2007 | James E. Ducey
    The 100-year tenure of the McMurtrey Family at a pioneer ranch in Cherry County ended June 26 with a public referee auction at Valentine. R.E. "Ted" Turner purchased the property by offering the highest bid. Turner bought the 26,332 deeded acres for nearly $10 million... The opening bid was $290 per acre. It was the largest ranch land auction ever held in Cherry County, according to Eric Scott, Cherry county attorney. The auction was ordered by the Cherry County District Court. Erba "Hub" McMurtrey built his ranch starting with Kinkaid homesteads with three McMurtrey Brothers in 1908. Ranch acreage increased...
  • Cartoon Network Mocks Judaism & Christianity with "Bible Fight" Game (Couldn't do that to Muslims!)

    05/08/2007 5:25:20 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 3,896+ views
    Adult Swim.Com ^ | 05/08/07 | Recovering_Democrat
    My spouse was watching "Adult Swim" on the Cartoon Network this past week. They ran a commercial promoting their web site, complete with fun little games a visitor can play. One particular game they promoted was called "Bible Fight". The video clip of the game they showed depicted an 2-D animated Jesus Christ "fighting" against his mother Mary and the baby Jesus. Mary fought with kicks, and Jesus Christ used his cross to hack Mary and the baby Jesus up. I couldn't find a good pic of that, but here is one of Jesus getting ready to fight "Noah" OR...
  • The World's Greenest Billionaires

    04/19/2007 11:01:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 796+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/18/2007 | Devon Pendleton
    Some of the world's wealthiest are going green, spending their own greenbacks to protect the environment and fight global warming. In honor of the 37th annual Earth Day this Sunday, we are highlighting our picks for the 11 greenest billionaires. These moguls have made significant commitments to the environment, whether through investment in technology, commitment to earth-friendly living or simply by raising the world's environmental awareness. Among the green billionaires are high-profile folks like Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT) co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Gates' investment firm invested $84 million in California's Pacific Ethanol (nasdaq: PEIX), which makes ethanol from corn;...
  • Court TV Changing its Name

    03/14/2007 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 477+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2007 | Yahoo! News
    NEW YORK - The name of Court TV is getting disbarred. Turner Broadcasting said on Tuesday that it will rename its cable channel to reflect a more action-driven lineup. The new name won't be revealed until summer and will take effect at the start of next year. Turner has been aggressive in branding its cable outlets to set them apart from competitors. TBS is geared to comedy and TNT does drama, for example. "We believe the brand needs to catch up with the programming," Koonin said. The move is being made despite a 31 percent increase in ratings this season...
  • Media mogul Turner takes a meaty poke at Murdoch

    11/16/2006 7:12:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 565+ views
    Denver Post ^ | November 16, 2006 | Aldo Svaldi
    Cable-industry legend Ted Turner has traveled the globe urging friendship instead of fighting. He even donated $1 billion over the past nine years to the United Nations to promote world peace. But don't ask him to share warm feelings about Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., or Time Warner Inc., which purchased Turner Broadcasting System Inc. in 1996...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...
  • TWO LOSERS

    10/11/2006 6:24:13 AM PDT · by radar101 · 16 replies · 1,078+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 11 )ct 2006 | Stefan Kanfer
    Ten years ago they were bigtime winners and looked the part. Ted Turner was the embodiment of a swinging, swaggering billionaire with ideas springing from his brain like coins falling from the pockets of a pair of pants hung upside-down. His all news channel, CNN, was prospering and when he made a speech, everyone leaned forward and listened intently. Nobody broke up. And ten years ago, George Steinbrenner beamed as the Joe Torre era began, and the Yankees, no longer the Bronx Zoo curated by Billy Martin, started to run the table of playoffs and World Series. The Boss had...
  • Ted Turner: Give Muslim Extremists What They Want to Stop Terrorism

    10/02/2006 10:27:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 123 replies · 3,203+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 30, 2006 | Brad Wilmouth
    Posted by Brad Wilmouth on September 30, 2006 - 15:28. During an interview aired Friday on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, when asked by host Deutsch how he would go about fighting terrorism, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that "you don't win people over by bombing them, you win them over by being friends with them," and soon recommended giving Muslim extremists what they want as a solution to terrorism. Turner, who in 2002 claimed that Israelis were guilty of "terrorism" against the Palestinians, on Friday's show advocated "being more even-handed in our dealing with the Palestinians and...
  • Boffo U.N. Fantasticks (Mark Steyn)

    09/25/2006 11:47:33 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 812+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-25-06 | Mark Steyn
    The last intervention in public affairs Ted Turner made was a month or two back, when he recounted what an agreeable vacation he had in Kim Jong-il's North Korea. (I sent him a postcard saying, "Wish you were still there.") He's now weighed in on the ayatollahs and his line's pretty straightforward: Why shouldn't Iran have nukes? "They're a sovereign state," he said. "We have 28,000. Why can't they have 10? We don't say anything about Israel -- they've got 100 of them approximately -- or India or Pakistan or Russia. And really, nobody should have them. They aren't usable...
  • Rosie O Donnell's Anti-Christian Smear (Don Feder On Les Queen's "Eevil Christians" Slander Alert

    09/22/2006 2:34:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 2,041+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 09/22/06 | Don Feder
    While Muslims were busy threatening to kill the Pope, Rosie O’Donnell – talk-show host, constitutional scholar and celebrity airhead – was busy comparing conservative Christians to Islamo-fascists. On ABC’s “The View” last week, O’Donuts smeared committed Christians while trivializing the suffering of Islam’s many victims. Responding to the comments of her co-host that militant Islam is a threat to free people everywhere, O’Donnell – famous for her keen intellect – shot back: “Just a minute. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state.” Actually , we...
  • Ted Turner says Iraq war among history's "dumbest"

    09/19/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 72 replies · 1,299+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2006 | Daniel Trotta
    The U.S. invasion of Iraq was among the "dumbest moves of all time" that ranks with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the German invasion of Russia, billionaire philanthropist Ted Turner said on Tuesday. The founder of CNN and unabashed internationalist also defended the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons and the effectiveness of the United Nations and, in a jocular mood, advocated banning men from elective office worldwide in a Reuters Newsmaker appearance. The U.S. invasion of Iraq has caused "incalculable damage" that will take 20 years to overcome "if we just act reasonably intelligently." "It will...
  • $50M donated to create stockpile for uranium fuel

    09/19/2006 5:57:30 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 338+ views
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, CNN creator Ted Turner and former Sen. Sam Nunn pledged $50 million to the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Tuesday to create a uranium stockpile. The aim is to discourage countries from developing their own nuclear programs. The reserve would ensure supplies of low-grade fuel for nuclear power plants around the world. One example of a program they hope to discourage is in Iran, which critics fear is ultimately aimed at developing weapons. The Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative is hoping its financial pledge to the International Atomic Energy Agency will prod governments into action on creating the...
  • Campbell, Turner Throw Support Behind Sekula-Gibbs Campaign

    08/21/2006 6:31:23 AM PDT · by bgsugar · 11 replies · 585+ views
    Fort Bend Now ^ | 8/21/06 | Bob Dunn
    Campbell, Turner Throw Support Behind Sekula-Gibbs Campaign by Bob Dunn, Aug 21, 2006, 07 13 am Tom Campbell and Tim Turner, two Republicans who each campaigned to replace Tom DeLay in the race for Congressional District 22, have endorsed Houston Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs as a write-in candidate for that seat. Campbell, who made his endorsement on Saturday, came in a distant second to DeLay in the March primary, then ran as a replacement candidate after DeLay announced he was leaving Congress. “Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is honorable and competitive and worthy of my support,” Campbell said on Saturday. Turner, a Houston businessman,...
  • Bill Clinton Pushes 'Peace Park' at Korean Demilitarized Zone

    07/02/2006 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 57 replies · 1,236+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3 July 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    DaimlerChrysler has pledged $500,000 to help former President Bill Clinton and Ted Turner build a “peace park” designed to “promote regional peace and stability” in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The pledge is part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which is a global program to fund projects that focus on such things as “religion, conflict and reconciliation.” It is unclear how the park will inspire North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who is now poised to test a missile that can reach the United States, to embrace “peace and stability.” The CGI revolves around an annual...
  • Adult Swim Picks Up 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'(Turner Broadcasting Welcomes Back Pee-Wee Herman)

    06/05/2006 6:45:42 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 33 replies · 2,317+ views
    TV WEEK ^ | June 5, 2006 | By James Hibberd
    The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block has picked former CBS series "Pee Wee's Playhouse," the channel said Monday. The late-night network purchased the rights to all 45 episodes of Paul Reubens' quasi-children's show, which aired from 1986 to 1991. CBS cancelled the series after Mr. Reubens was arrested in an adult theater and charged with indecent exposure. Since, reruns of the series have been rare. Adult Swim said many of the episodes have not been aired since their original run. Adult Swim will launch the series July 10.