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A New Crop of Sammys Who Are Still on the Run

October 11, 1998

The significance of "What Makes Sammy Run?" is that the fabric of the story underlines our entire economy today ("What Makes Sammy Still Run?" by Mary Melton, Sept. 6). Indicative of the "Sammy" story, today's mergers, takeovers and downsizing are cruelly insensitive to the men and women who created the companies and helped build them. And many of these firms are no longer even owned by their founders.

The Sammy Glicks of today are Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Milken --the list goes on.

If "What Makes Sammy Run?" were written today, the centerpiece of the story would be Wall Street, not Hollywood.

Samuel M. Rosen

Newbury Park

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