Fighting Bob

With Chrysler Corp.'s Gulfstream II climbing to 43,000 feet, Robert J. Eaton can finally sit back and relax. He loosens his tie, unbuttons his collar, and grabs a turkey sandwich. "I think it's been a good day," he says. He's heading back to Detroit on Oct. 3 from New York, where he has just delivered the most important speech of his life. After months of holding his fire, Chrysler's chairman had finally unloaded on his nemesis, Las Vegas billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, in an address to the Council of Institutional Investors.

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