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NASHVILLE COUNCIL REJECTS STADIUM PROPOSAL; BYE-BYE BASEBALL

     The Nashville Metro Council turned back a proposal that
would have allowed the public to vote on a tax to fund a new $48M
baseball stadium.  Following the vote, Nashville Sounds President
Larry Schmittou declared that he will no longer attempt to
attract a MLB franchise to Nashville.  An "embittered" Schmittou
said that the council had "not only scuttled" efforts to bring
MLB to Nashville, but "failed the public as well."  The defeat
also blunted Shmittou's "guarantee" that he would bring a CFL
franchise to the city  (Jeff Wilkinson, Nashville BANNER, 9/21).
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