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  • Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sources - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    The shortlist comprises mainly large companies and big private equity firms including TPG Capital LP and excludes many small companies that proposed some kind of combination such as privately held Yellow Pages owner YP LLC the people said this week The sources declined to divulge the full list Some bidders that did not make the shortlist because their first round offers were not specific enough are still being kept close to the process by Yahoo s advisers the people said One of those bidders is Liberty Media Corp Chairman John Malone who has proposed a tax efficient merger with one of the companies he controls the people said The sources asked not to be identified because details of the sale process were confidential Yahoo Verizon TPG and YP declined to comment Liberty Media did not respond to a request for comment A sale of Yahoo s Internet assets for cash followed by a divestment of its 35 5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan would leave the company owning just its 15 percent stake in Chinese e commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd In December Yahoo scrapped plans to spin off its Alibaba stake after investors fretted over whether that transaction could have been carried out on a tax free basis Yahoo has been laying off employees and seeking to cut costs as its core Internet business shrinks Earlier this week Yahoo said that activist hedge fund Starboard Chief Executive Jeffrey Smith and three independent directors associated with him would join its board immediately A truce with Smith its most vocal activist investor helps Yahoo clear the way for the auction of its core businesses analysts said Yahoo s four new directors were on a slate that Starboard proposed last month to oust Yahoo s entire board Analysts see Verizon which

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  • Entertainment News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    cement to West Wing actress gives White House press briefing Friday April 29 By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON Reuters For a few moments at the White House on Friday The West Wing TV series came back to life as act Will Ferrell won t portray Reagan in comedy following outcry Friday April 29 By Piya Sinha Roy LOS ANGELES Reuters Actor Will Ferrell will not be participating in a comedy about former U S President Ronald Rea Pop star Kesha releases first single after label dispute Friday April 29 LOS ANGELES Reuters Pop star Kesha released her first new music in three years on Friday after losing a legal bid earlier this month Fourteen Prince albums climb UK charts but Beyonce goes top Friday April 29 LONDON Reuters Fourteen albums by U S pop superstar Prince have flooded back in to the British charts since his sudden death last we Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft reports Friday April 29 Swedish Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander has scooped the coveted role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie reboot according to Comcast buy of Kung Fu Panda producer aids Asia strategy Friday April 29 By Lisa Richwine and Malathi Nayak Reuters Comcast Corp s planned purchase of DreamWorks Animation would increase the media giant s f Jenner uses women s restroom at Trump property Thursday April 28 Caitlyn Jenner posted a video on Wednesday April 26 of herself using a women s bathroom at Republican Presidential candidate Donald Tru Man in panda suit shot after alleged bomb threat at Baltimore Fox affiliate Thursday April 28 Reuters A man wearing a white panda suit who allegedly made a bomb threat at Fox Television s Baltimore affiliate on Thursday was sho Key and Peele recruit Keanu the kitten to satirize gang culture

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  • Prince's motorcycle jacket from 'Purple Rain' film on auction - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    m CDT LOS ANGELES Reuters A motorcycle jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film Purple Rain when he rides through the woods with the movie s leading lady Apollonia will be sold at auction the company behind the sale said on Friday The V neck jacket which is black with white cross hatching and has leather sleeves from the elbows down will be presented for sale in Profiles in History s auction between June 29 and July 1 in Calabasas California Brian Chanes who handles client relations at Profiles in History said the auction house received the jacket about six weeks ago before the musician s unexpected death on April 21 at age 57 Officials from the company had estimated the jacket would sell for between 6 000 and 8 000 but that was before Prince s death which drew an outpouring of tributes for the seven time Grammy winner from President Barack Obama Hollywood figures and fans worldwide Now all bets are off Chanes said adding that the jacket could fetch more than 100 000 Profiles in History officials said few items of Prince memorabilia have ever been offered for sale The jacket was given to a make up artist for Prince and Apollonia Kotero a singer who starred as the pop star s girlfriend in the 1984 film Purple Rain and the make up artist s sister is the consignor for the sale said Jeff Hare a spokesman for Profiles in History The auction will be open to participants worldwide through the Internet the company said Prince s death at his home called Paisley Park near Minneapolis is under investigation by officials in Minnesota but they have said there is no indication of suicide or physical trauma Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los

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  • Actor Woody Harrelson's application to open pot business in Hawaii fails - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    by Gwen Stefani 4 55AM Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars 4 51AM Torches by Daughtry News Actor Woody Harrelson s applicat Actor Woody Harrelson s application to open pot business in Hawaii fails Friday April 29 2016 7 39 p m CDT Reuters Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson s bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants officials said Harrelson who is best known for his roles in the film White Men Can t Jump and 1980s sitcom Cheers had applied for a license on behalf of his company Simple Organic Living LLC The actor who for more than a decade has spoken in favor of pot and is on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws made national headlines earlier this year when his application became public The Hawaii Department of Health on Friday released a list of approved applicants with three in Honolulu on the island of Oahu two on the Big Island two on Maui and one on Kauai Harrelson s business was not on the approved list and a statement from the department did not specifically say why the actor s application was denied The Hawaii legislature last year approved the creation of medical marijuana dispensaries More than 20 U S states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana and four of those states also allow recreational pot use but the drug is banned under federal law Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles Editing by Cynthia Osterman Comments Top Stories Help Fight Cancer At Relay For Hope At Sheboygan South High Saturday April 30 Sheboygan Man Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges Saturday April 30 Accused Drunken Moped Driver Headed

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  • Filmmaker Coppola cements legacy - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    legacy Friday April 29 2016 7 37 p m CDT Veteran filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola left a permanent mark on Hollywood on Friday after his hands and feet were imprinted in cement to be displayed at the landmark TLC Chinese Theatre The ceremony honored the 77 year old Oscar winning director s 50 year career highlighted by films such as The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now and five Oscar wins It took place during Turner Classic Movies annual Classic Film Festival in Hollywood which will run through Sunday where Coppola s films will be played Maybe 40 years ago people might not have appreciated a film like Apocalypse Now which was kind of unusual to say the least Coppola told Reuters about receiving the honor after so many years in the industry If you re looking as an artist for some type of assurance that what you are doing is OK or going in the right direction then I think you have to wait for the judgment of time before you know Among those on hand were wife Eleanor son Roman Coppola sister Talia Shire and fellow director Peter Bogdanovich Comments Top Stories Help Fight Cancer At Relay For Hope

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  • 'West Wing' actress gives White House press briefing - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    stunt meant to highlight Saturday s White House Correspondents Dinner a glitz filled annual event which draws celebrities and powerbrokers alike Janney whose character served as press secretary to fictional president Jed Bartlett in the televised drama peppered her remarks with inside jokes from the show as she beat White House press secretary Josh Earnest to the briefing Josh is out today He has I believe it s a root canal she said referencing a root canal that sidelines her character But let s be honest I m better at this than he is She said she had a message from President Barack Obama The president is still working on his jokes for the White House Correspondent s dinner I don t have any details on that other than he intends to be funny Very funny said Janney Earnest later told reporters not to rule out surprises from Obama who will be making his last appearance at the annual dinner before his term ends in January NBC s The West Wing which ended in 2006 drew legions of devoted fans with its depiction of power plays in Washington The return of CJ whet the appetites of Washington media ahead of the dinner known for its playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media and headlined this year by Comedy Central late night host Larry Wilmore It also quickly became one of the top trending items on Twitter in the United States with CJ Cregg trending on the social media platform In seriousness Janney who now appears on CBS s TV show Mom used her brief appearance to highlight the nation s opioid epidemic and efforts to fight substance abuse Before Janney exited reporters pressed her on the 2016 presidential race asking her who the show s fictional president was

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  • Will Ferrell won't portray Reagan in comedy following outcry - News - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    of former President George W Bush was reported by film trade publication Variety this week to be playing the president in Reagan a comedy that follows a White House intern tasked with persuading a dementia ridden Reagan that he is an actor in a movie playing president The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered While it is by no means an Alzheimers comedy as has been suggested Mr Ferrell is not pursuing this project United Talent Agency which represents Ferrell said in a statement on Friday Ferrell s involvement was quickly criticized by Reagan s daughter Patti Davis and son Michael Reagan as well as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Alzheimer s Association Alzheimer s is a progressive brain disorder that destroys memory I watched as fear invaded my father s eyes this man who was never afraid of anything I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said I don t know where I am Davis wrote in an open letter to Ferrell The only certainty with Alzheimer s is that more will be lost and the disease will always win in the end Perhaps you would like to explain to them how this disease is suitable material for a comedy she added On Friday Michael Reagan responded to the news of Ferrell not pursuing the project on Twitter saying Thankyou for taking the right path Ronald Reagan president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 died in 2004 aged 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer s Ferrell 48 is known for films such as Anchorman and Talladega Nights and has played politicians such as George W Bush Ted Kennedy and Al Gore on NBC s

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  • Weather: Sat, Apr 30 - 104.5 & 96.1 The Point Sheboygan's Hit Music
    03AM Stand by You by Rachel Platten 4 58AM The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani 4 55AM Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars 4 51AM Torches by Daughtry Weather Sat Apr 30 Sheboygan WI Weather Sat Apr 30 Change Location Change Day Night 49 41 Cloudy with showers Low 41F Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph Chance of rain 50 Chance of Precip Chance of Precip 50 Humidity

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