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Sam Zell, the new owner of the Chicago Tribune Company, has quite a reputation as a motorcycle-riding, cowboy booted swashbucker who came up the hard way.

He’s on the Board of Directors of Equity International.

He likes to take risks, according to Forbes and he’s #52 on the Richest list.

He’s the biggest landlord in America or was, in 2004.

He’s called the “grave dancer”.

He’s “salty to the point of crass”, according to the CJR.

He owns, at least in part, two baseball teams.

So what does this mean for the LA Times? Got any predictions? Send ‘em our way.