FROM Michael Hiltzik
Will Sam Zell’s Deal for the Tribune Company Get Stalled? Last week, Sam Zell, the real estate magnate and likely new owner of the LA Times, made his first visit to the paper since offering to buy the Tribune Company. Zell’s meeting with senior management was off the record. Tomorrow, Tribune shareholders will meet in Chicago. Will they vote their approval for his 8.2 billion dollar plan? Even if they do, can the company and its lenders close the deal?