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by moldyoldie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Jessica Starr RIP
Replies: 52
Views: 4629

Re: Jessica Starr RIP

Sad news indeed. |I
dm00n wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:15 am
....I didn’t know she was struggling with recovery from lasik.
Perhaps apropos: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wor ... led-lasik/
by moldyoldie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

To Mr. Metalhead's point about shareholder approval, I've already read about three separate law firms investigating "whether the Board of Tribune breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether Nexs...
by moldyoldie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

I wonder what will happen to WGN-AM. Does Nexstar have any radio properties? Roughly how much cash would accrue to Nexstar through any required asset sales? I don't know about WGN-AM or if Nexstar has any other radio properties (I don't believe it does), but I just read an opinion piece that the st...
by moldyoldie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

I'm too lazy to look up the maturities of Tribunes and Nexstar's existing debt.... According to Value Line, as of 6/30/18 Nexstar had a total debt of $4.2876 billion with $4.2459 billion of long-term debt and $1.2 billion due in five years . These figures might have changed materially in the third ...
by moldyoldie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

Standard & Poors is well aware of the increased debt burden of Nexstar post-acquisition, but is apparently optimistic enough in its future prospects to keep its debt rating unchanged at BB- (Non-investment grade speculative) despite being on the cusp of a downgrade in the near-term. Investors obviou...
by moldyoldie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018-2019 Pistons
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: 2018-2019 Pistons

mtburb wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:15 pm
...and try to keep Jackson and Griffin healthy all season long.
Therein lies the rub. Griffin has been a good spark plug and playmaker for this team. The team is also playing inspired basketball under Coach Casey.
by moldyoldie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Just how bad are the Lions?
Replies: 71
Views: 5462

Re: Just how bad are the Lions?

I couldn't believe what happened just before the half ended. We had the ball with over two minutes left, plenty of time to get in position for a field goal just before halftime. What happens? We go a quick three-and-out, give up the ball, and the Rams get the half-ending field goal! :rolleyes Unbeli...
by moldyoldie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

I've read the reported price of $4.1 billion for Tribune is an all-cash deal and that Nexstar has lined up bank financing. The amount is more than Nexstar's current market cap of $3.7 billion! Nexstar also currently has about $4.1 billion of long-term debt on its books which represents more than two...
by moldyoldie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Just how bad are the Lions?
Replies: 71
Views: 5462

Re: Just how bad are the Lions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlhKEHMYSGM I can't get enough of this video. Go ahead, enjoy it. I found myself laughing out loud because it's so true. Ironically filmed the summer before we went 0-fer. :rollin That's beautiful! :lol The narrator mentioned that QB Greg Landry wasn't that "fleet of...
by moldyoldie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam

Thank you both for confirming what I've always suspected. Still, these calls are coming incessantly during the day in spite of my defensive actions, and yes, they're leaving recorded messages on my voicemail. :horns Perhaps someone in the household including myself answered inadvertently at one time...
by moldyoldie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam
Replies: 6
Views: 140

"Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam

I'm pestered daily by these calls, usually a recorded message telling me I'm eligible for a medical grade brace to alleviate my knee or back pain that's fully paid for by my insurance. I realize this is a scam phishing for my personal insurance information, but what I want to know is if I "press 2 t...
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Radio And the year you Graduated.
Replies: 42
Views: 1458

Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Like a couple people here I graduated high school in '73. It taxes my memory thinking that far back, but I recall my radio listening gravitating to WABX, WRIF, CJOM, and WDET. That latter entry introduced me to modern jazz, the avant-garde, and reinvigorated my love of classical.
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Where Is Bill Vogel These Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Where Is Bill Vogel These Days?

kager wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:31 pm
I suppose you could ask him...

http://themouth.com/about
:eek Goodness, he's lost a bit of weight since last I saw him! I doubt I'd recognize him on the street. Glad to see he's still in business. Thanks, Kager.
by moldyoldie
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Just how bad are the Lions?
Replies: 71
Views: 5462

Re: Just how bad are the Lions?

It is especially disheartening when the average Lions fan could manage games better than those getting paid the big bucks. BTW - you don't ever see these issues with the New England Patriots. They end up being the team I root for after Detroit is finished, and they know how to perfectly manage game...
by moldyoldie
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Where Is Bill Vogel These Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Where Is Bill Vogel These Days?

Is he still running his Vogelsound studio in Northern Michigan? I swear I've heard his voice on national spots, but, y'know, how can one ever be certain it's him?