`This Is Just The Second Inning Of A Nine Inning Game'

Is Los Angeles billionaire Kirk Kerkorian scrapping his attempts to take over Chrysler Corp.? At first, that's the way it looked on May 31, when Kerkorian announced that he had withdrawn his $20.5 billion bid for the company. But Kerkorian also announced that he had hired Wasserstein Perella & Co. as his investment banker. And Alex Yemenidjian, Kerkorian's right-hand man, sounds every bit as defiant as the day Kerkorian first made his offer for the auto maker: "We're not going away, this is just the second inning of a nine-inning game," Yemenidjian says. "We're in it for the long haul."

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