An Olive Branch From Jerome York?

"I DON'T THINK A FOOD FIGHT in the press is in the best interests of shareholders," says Jerome York, Kirk Kerkorian's point man in his tussle with Chrysler. This after a combative Oct. 11 speech to bondholders in New York, in which York accused Chrysler Chairman Robert Eaton of unfairly "painting" Kerkorian as hostile, and flip-flopping on a pledge to invite large shareholders onto Chrysler's board. Still, York says, he would like to resume a "businesslike" dialogue with Eaton, perhaps later this month.

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