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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 -7

Time Warner/
AOL deal may
lead to more
inedia mergers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Merger mania is on the
horizon: Entertainment giants such as Disney or Sony
might have to strike some Internet deals of their own
now that Time Warner has been snatched up by
America Online.
The sheer scope of the $160 billion Time Warner-
AOL deal is expected to set off another round of
*nergers or partnerships between studios with big
film, TV and music libraries and Internet companies
hungry for entertainment content, analysts said yes-
terday.
"Everybody on the Internet side of the street and the
media side have to be re-evaluating their plans today,
because this merger creates an 800-pound gorilla," said
Dan O'Brien, an Internet analyst with Forrester Research.
"Everyone has the same goal in mind to combine content
and access."
Besides gaining content, Internet companies with
ew tangible assets can insulate themselves from
stock market volatility by merging with traditional
entertainment companies, said David Davis, an
entertainment analyst with investment banker
Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin.
"AOL wanted to get more global. Now that they're
armed with all those Time Warner brands,,it increases
their chances of being successful," said Larry Petrella,
analyst with Lehman Brothers. "Arguably, that hurts
everybody else a little bit."
And with the Web becoming a bigger player in
entertainment distribution, analysts say studios will
need better Internet connections to remain competi-
tive.
Potential technology players that could be looking
to align themselves with entertainment companies
include Microsoft, AT&T and Yahoo! Besides Disney
and Sony, media companies that could be looking for
new high-tech partners include News Corp.; Viacom,
which merging with CBS; and MGM, which has been
losing money for more than a decade but has a stel-
lar film library.

High court sides with
tobacco industry in case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
tobacco industry won a significant
legal victory yesterday when the
Supreme Court refused to let union
health funds sue cigarette makers to
recover the cost of treating smoking-
related illnesses.
The justices rejected appeals in
which union health funds from
Pennsylvania, Oregon and New York
argued they should be allowed to sue
tobacco companies under federal racke-
teering and antitrust laws.
"We're gratified," said Herbert
Wachtel, a lawyer for Phillip Morris
Inc. "Four courts of appeals have
held unanimously that these third-
party cases are without merit.
Hopefully, this will put an end to

them."
Although yesterday's action set no
national precedent, the three unsuccess-
ful appeals had been viewed as health
funds' best chance to reverse rulings
that have thwarted their lawsuits against
cigarette makers.
John Banzhaf of Action on Smoking
and Health lamented the court's action.
"The tobacco industry gets to keep its
ill-gotten gain and the public health
loses;" he said.
Banzhaf said the court's denial of
review "sounds the death knell for
these types of lawsuits by health
funds and possibly by other third
parties as well."
Federal appeals courts also have dis-
allowed smoking-related lawsuits by

Blue Cross, foreign countries and
smokers' employers.
The health funds' lawsuits accused.
the tobacco industry of defrauding
them into paying to treat illnesses.
caused by health-plantparticipants'
smoking.
The lawsuits contended cigarette
makers and related industry organiza-
tions withheld accurate information
about smoking's health effects that
might have led the funds to more
aggressively discourage their mem-
bers from smoking.
The lawsuits were patterned after
similar state claims that led to.settle-
ments in which the tobacco industry
will pay the states $246 billion for
health care costs.

America Online CEO Steve Case (left) and Time Warner
CEO Gerald Levin embrace after a press conference
yesterday announcing a merger between the companies.
With its acquisition of Internet portal Infoseek, Disney
is trying to build up its presence on the Web. A Disney
spokesperson said the company had no comment on
whether the AOL-Time Warner deal would affect its
Internet plans.
Disney, its stock slumping as earnings plunged 28
percent last year, could become an attractive
takeover target for technology companies, O'Brien
said.
The company has been slow to recognize the value
of pushing its entertainment content over the Internet,
he said.
"Traditional media companies have had a hard time
understanding the dynamics of the Web," O'Brien said.
"It's not just a matter of digitizing your content, setting up
a site and expecting people to beat a path to your door. It
doesn't work that way."
While Time Warner and AOL may have the momentary
edge, other media companies have not necessarily been
left behind, analysts said.
"One guy going out and being successful doesn't mean
anybody else can't," Petrella said. "Viacom and CBS have
a big future in their own right. Disney just needs to exe-
cute better. To some extent, these companies just have to
stick to their knitting, what got them there in the first
place."

Gore seeks $1lOM for
global AIDS programs

The Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS - Vice President Al Gore pledged
yesterday to seek more than $100 million from Congress next
month to fund programs designed to prevent the spread of
AIDS in Africa and Asia and remove the stigma attached to
the deadly disease in the developing world.
"AIDS is a global aggressor that must be defeated," said
Gore, the first sitting U.S. vice president to preside over a U.N
Security Council meeting. "For the nations of sub-Saharan
Africa, AIDS is not just a humanitarian crisis, it is a security
crisis."
Gore said the U.S. commitment to halting the spread of
AIDS would bring America's financial commitment to fight-
ing AIDS overseas to $325 million. The additional funding
will be targeted primarily at sub-Saharan Africa countries,
which have been struck with particularly ferocity by an epi-
demic that is threatening to undermine the political and eco-
nomic gains of the past two decades.
Most of the money would be spent on education and pre-

vention programs. It would also pay for additional AIDS tests
and blood screening programs in high-risk African nations,
and finance care for some of the I I million children
orphaned by AIDS.
Gore said that the AIDS epidemic, if allowed to spread at the
current rate, will exact a death toll in the first decade of the 21st
Century that will rival that of all of the wars of the 20th Century.
"This is a new security frontline," said Mark Malloch
Brown, head of the U.N. Development Program. "Many
times more people are being killed from the disease in sub-
Saharan Africa each year than in the world's wars."
More than 69 percent of the world's AIDS cases occur
in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for more than 14 mil-
lion lives, according to the United Nations. Each day in
Africa, 11,000 people contract the HIV infection that
causes AIDS, which now has infected more than 23 mil-
lion people in Africa. The plague has taken a huge toll
on the region's young professional, political and military
elite.

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POSTAL JOBS to $18.35/hr. Inc. Benefits,
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STUDENT EDITORIAL ASST. needed.
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STUDENT RESEARCH assistants needed
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TEACHERS ASSISTANTS- needed to
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