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April 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Edward L. Gaylord, a businessman and philanthropist who expanded the Daily Oklahoman newspaper he inherited from his father into a business empire that included Nashville's Opryland, has died. He was 83. Gaylord died Sunday night of complications from pancreatic cancer, 10 days after stepping down as publisher and editor of the newspaper. The paper had been under his and his father's leadership since 1903, when E.K.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Edward L. Gaylord, a businessman and philanthropist who expanded the Daily Oklahoman newspaper he inherited from his father into a business empire that included Nashville's Opryland, has died. He was 83. Gaylord died Sunday night of complications from pancreatic cancer, 10 days after stepping down as publisher and editor of the newspaper. The paper had been under his and his father's leadership since 1903, when E.K.
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SPORTS
March 10, 1989
Edward Gaylord's bid to acquire majority interest in the Texas Rangers was rejected for the second time since 1986 by American League owners, who were concerned about his ties to superstations.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Grand Ole Opry May Go Public: Lawyers in Nashville, Tenn., filed papers seeking government permission to combine the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Network and other holdings of billionaire Edward Gaylord into a publicly traded company called Gaylord Entertainment Co. Gaylord Entertainment would be an umbrella company also owning Opryland USA Inc., Country Music Television, four independent television stations and cable-TV systems in Southern California.
SPORTS
July 7, 1986
Gaylord Broadcasting Co. will pay Eddie Chiles $50 million for his controlling interest in the Texas Rangers baseball team, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted sources as saying the money will be paid over a 10-year period, with Chiles getting $5 million up front and $375,000 a month for 10 years. Chiles refused to disclose the sale price on Thursday, when he announced he was selling his two-thirds interest in the team. Gaylord Broadcasting Co.
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January 25, 1989 | Associated Press
American League owners have rejected Edward Gaylord's attempt to purchase majority interest in the Texas Rangers. Gaylord, of Oklahoma City, owns about one-third of the Rangers' stock and wants to buy an additional 58%. Baseball owners reportedly have opposed Gaylord's bid because they do not want another team owned by a broadcasting company.
SPORTS
March 10, 1989
Edward Gaylord's bid to acquire majority interest in the Texas Rangers was rejected for the second time since 1986 by American League owners, who were concerned about his ties to superstations.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1986
Freedom Newspapers, owner of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, will pay $30 million to buy certain assets of the Colorado Springs Sun and then close it down. Edward L. Gaylord, president of Oklahoma Publishing Co., said the decision to sell was made "after many years of failing to make a profit and several years of attempting to sell the Sun." The Sun, weekday circulation 43,336 was established in 1947 by striking Gazette Telegraph employees.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1996
Jay Rakow, senior vice president and general counsel of Paramount Pictures, is leaving to rejoin the law firm of Christensen, White, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser & Shapiro as a partner and head of its entertainment practice. He will be succeeded by Rebecca Prentice. Rakow, who left the law firm in 1993, plans to stay at Paramount through July. * Talent agent Christopher Buchanan and independent producer John Tomko are joining Jerry Weintraub Productions as senior vice presidents of production.
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