ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Reflecting on his career, media mogul Ted Turner said one of his biggest regrets was not buying Time Warner so that he could "have fired Jerry before he could fire me."
Turner, 63, took several swipes at Gerald M. Levin, the chief executive for AOL Time Warner, at a cable industry gathering Wednesday.
Reviewing his career, Turner said his biggest mistake was selling a stake in Turner Broadcasting System to Time Warner.
"I never thought in my wildest dreams I would lose my job," he said. Young entrepreneurs, he added, should be warned: If you sell your company, prepare to leave it.
Had he bought Time Warner himself, he said with a smile, "I would have fired Jerry before he could fire me."
Levin has no comment, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Diana's former butler to be tried for theft
LONDON (AP) -- Princess Diana's former butler was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of stealing hundreds of items belonging to the late princess and other members of the royal family.
The trial of Paul Burrell, 43, will begin on Jan. 10 at London's Old Bailey court. He denies the charges.
Burrell faces three counts of theft for allegedly taking 342 items, including letters, a bullwhip, records and CDs, from Diana, Prince Charles and Prince William on or before June 30, 1998, at Kensington Palace. Conviction on the charges carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
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