Here at Sky Talk, we love our readers.
Particularly readers like David Oakes, a Davie, Fla. resident who was more than a little curious about Wednesday's news that a Davie firm called Sterling Global headed up by Allen Weintraub had offered to buy out American AIrlines' parent company, AMR Corp., for $3.25 billion.
"Used more than 15 years ago by as local cable company’s repair and dispatch center, the one-story, flat-roofed building fronts a busy six-lane road that cuts through Davie and runs the length of Broward County, FL. A knock on the metal door of Suite B produced no answer. Entering, I passed through a short narrow hallway into a waiting area cluttered with file folder boxes and with two men, one in a T-shirt, sitting at a round white plastic table. Asked if they knew Mr. Weintraub, they shook their heads no. One man pointed toward another man sitting behind a desk in an office, and he, too, said he didn't know him.
"A toilet flushed and a man who appeared to be in his late 50s walked out of a bathroom. Asked if he was Mr. Weintraub, he said, no. He identified himself as an attorney and said Mr. Weintraub was his client. Asked if he was aware that Mr. Weintraub had made an offer for American Airlines' parent company, the attorney grimaced and said he didn't know that. He seemed surprised when told that Mr. Weintraub was using his mailing address."