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NFL NEWS & NOTES: PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK'S FALL MEETINGS

     1999 SUPER BOWL:  NFL owners attending the next week's fall
meetings in Chicago will determine whether Candlestick Park or
Joe Robbie Stadium will be the host stadium for the 1999 Super
Bowl.  David McIntosh, Chair of the South Florida Super Bowl 1999
Host Committee, said that the vote "will be close": "But we have
a great bid.  We've got better weather, a better stadium, a
better bid all around" (Armando Salguero, MIAMI HERALD, 10/28).
     ROONEY FIGHTS FOR REALIGNMENT:  Steelers Owner Dan Rooney
said he will make a "last ditch" attempt to sell the owners on a
realignment plan when the group meets in Chicago on Tuesday:
"This is our last chance to do it.  If we don;t do it now, we're
not going to realign for a long time" (Ira Miller, SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE, 10/28).  League sources said yesterday it seems
unlikely the 28 owners will agree on any realignment (Leonard
Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST, 10/28).
     NEW DRUG POLICY:  The NFL and the NFLPA have agreed on a new
drug policy that emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation rather
than detection and discipline.  The policy, which also stresses
confidentiality for players in treatment, will be formally
announced some time before league owners gather in Chicago next
Tuesday for their annual meeting.  The policy does not address
the issue of steroid use (Leonard Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST,
10/28).
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