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SACRAMENTO BUSINESSMEN CONSIDER PURCHASE OF A'S

     Sacramento businessmen Kevin McClatchy and Fred Anderson
yesterday confirmed reports that they are interested in
purchasing the Athletics.  But the two businessmen denied that
they have any intention of bringing the club to Sacramento.
Earlier yesterday, Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna pledged that the
city would build a new baseball stadium if the two men were
successful in purchasing the A's.  Anderson, who is part-owner of
the Kings and owner of the CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners, said
that he has had trouble with Sacramento officials in the past and
would therefore not be interested in bringing the A's to the
city: "I've given up on Sacramento."  Anderson said he would like
to couple a purchase of the A's with moving the Gold Miners to
the Oakland Coliseum.  Sources have confirmed that at least four
and as many as six other groups have received permission from the
American League to look at the A's books (John Hickey, OAKLAND
TRIBUNE, 10/28).
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