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MR. SHAW, ARE WE IN ST. LOUIS YET?

     Rams President John Shaw will meet once more with groups
interested in the Rams.  Shaw said the meetings are an attempt to
find out "what's real and what's not real about each of the
offers."  Shaw: "So far, we've heard a lot of promises from
everybody."  From the Anaheim group, Save the Rams, Shaw wants to
see if they can deliver a "renovated Anaheim Stadium, ticket sale
guarantees, and a minority investment offer of up to $50
million."  With St. Louis' FANS, Inc., the "sticking point is the
lease."  Shaw also said he is willing to meet with Orioles Owner
Peter Angelos, who postponed a meeting with the Rams on
Wednesday, but Shaw believes Angelos wants to meet with the
Raiders' Al Davis. (Himmelberg & Mouchard, ORANGE COUNTY
REGISTER, 11/10).
     KROENKE TALKS HEAT UP:  MO businessman Stan Kroenke met with
Shaw on Tuesday and Wednesday in Los Angeles.  Sources say
Kroenke is "poised to buy up to 40% of the Rams should they
decide to move to St. Louis."  The sides have agreed on an
overall price, and are close to a final resolution on the buyout
option with team owner Georgia Frontiere (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS
POST-DISPATCH, 11/10).
     THE OSWALD FILE:  Rams Dir of Operations John Oswald and
Rick Nichols of Marketing Associates Int'l, were in St. Louis on
Monday and Tuesday.  Oswald is "thought to be the first
'football' employee of the Rams to visit St. Louis."  The two
visited potential sites for an office and practice facility, and
toured the domed-stadium site, before touring the city (Jim
Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/10).
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