July 1, 2007
Orioles interim manager Dave Trembley might not be treading on new baseball ground, but he's not exactly headed on a well-worn path. Trembley is the seventh man in modern baseball history to manage in the big leagues without any professional playing experience - minor leagues or otherwise. The highest level of competition that Trembley, a catcher, ascended to was a Canadian summer league in 1973-1974. The good news: All but two of the seven managed more than one season. The bad news: None finished his managerial career with a record over .500.
May 20, 2006
ATLANTA -- Ted Turner's slow slide from power at Time Warner came to a formal close yesterday as his final term as a board member ended and he was sent off with a standing ovation at the company's annual meeting. Turner, plain-spoken as always, took the stage to bid farewell. Though he chose not to stand for re-election, he has long lamented his loss of influence at Time Warner. And so the severing of his official ties came with a hint of bitterness. "I've been with the company and its successors for 55 years," Turner told shareholders.
August 6, 2003
Gary Jobson's ship has come in. The Annapolis yachtsman, author and television commentator will be honored for his tireless promotion of sailing when he is inducted Oct. 16 into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The selection of Jobson and Australian Alan Bond - both America's Cup winners - was announced yesterday by the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, R.I. They will join the 53-member Hall, which includes Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts, Ted Turner and the late Sir Peter Blake. "It's a huge honor," said Jobson, 52. "When I look at the list of members, I feel quite humble.
May 6, 2003
NEW YORK - Ted Turner, the vice chairman of AOL Time Warner and its largest individual shareholder, said yesterday that he had sold about 60 million shares, more than half of his holdings in the company, for about $789 million. People close to Turner said the sale reflected a growing disenchantment with the company's prospects. He effectively capitulated to the 70 percent decline in the share price over the past two years, giving up hope of a significant rebound in the near future. The reasons for his timing in unloading such a large stake were unclear.
February 23, 2003
WASHINGTON -- You can't spend a half-hour with Ted Turner without realizing how he got where he is. Smart and funny and frank, he turns an interview into a two-way interrogation, punctuating almost every statement with a "right?" or a "wouldn't you agree?" that is anything but rhetorical. He's as hopeful for a lively interchange as any reporter. His restless personality fills a hotel suite at the Ritz-Carlton with a charged and sometimes antic air. The atmosphere he generates is engaging, not intimidating.
April 1, 2002
Ed Turner, 66, who helped establish CNN as a major respected news organization, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after a bout with liver cancer. "Ed loved his profession, his staff and his network," former CNN chairman Tom Johnson said. "His loyalty to Ted Turner, to me and to excellent standards of journalism never will be forgotten." Mr. Turner was hired in 1980 as one of the first news professionals brought into the company. That he coincidentally shared the last name of founder Ted Turner earned him the nickname "No Relation" Turner, CNN Miami Bureau Chief John Zarella said.