WorldCom has a solid base of bill-paying customers, strong fundamentals, a solid balance sheet, manageable leverage and nearly $10 billion in available liquidity, ... Bankruptcy or a credit default is not a concern.

Although I would like more than you know to answer the questions that you and your colleagues have about WorldCom, I have been instructed by my counsel not to testify based on my Fifth Amendment constitutional rights.

The veracity of the rumors circulating about WorldCom over the last week has truly been unbelievable.

[The lyrics to] You Give Love a Bad Name ... An angel's smile is what you sell/ You promise me heaven, then put me through hell/ Chains of love got a hold on me/ When passion's a prison, you can't break free...Shot through the heart/ And you're to blame/ You give love a bad name...

We have indications that some of this growth may be accelerating.

The new structure is designed to create greater shareholder value by providing two distinct, clear and compelling investment opportunities, while serving customer needs with a more efficient operation.

I know what I don't know. To this day, I don't know technology, and I don't know finance or accounting.

We expect to investigate that as we would any other opportunity as opposed to building out our own network, ... Obviously it depends on what the value of Orange is going to be...and how we could structure that. But we are curious at this point in time to see how that plays out.