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SHREVEPORT PIRATES GET NO CREDIT

     Lonie Glieberman, president of the CFL Shreveport Pirates,
asked taxpayers to guarantee a loan of up to $4.5M over three
years to pay bills the team has not met because of low attendance
this season.  But a poll of 200 Shreveport residents shows that
63% oppose any loan.  Only 21% favored the loan (David
Westerfield, SHREVEPORT TIMES, 10/5).  LA Gov. Edwin Edwards
turned Glieberman down for state funds last week.  Pirates owner
Bernie Glieberman said despite the team's financial troubles, it
is not for sale and there is "no reason" to believe the team will
not be in Shreveport next year (Cooper & Heitholt, SHREVEPORT
TIMES, 10/5).
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