Cleaning up Martha’s Mess

Now that Martha Stewart has been sentenced for lying to Federal investigators about a stock sale, where does her namesake, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, go from here? The
company's managers are reportedly hoping that Stewart will take the hit, forego an appeal and start to serve her time; in that way, the company can start to puts its problems
behind it. But Martha is as Martha does. An appeal could stave off jail time until at least the end of 2005, keeping the bad ink afloat.