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  • RED SOX'S CONCERNS COULD DELAY BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER

         Reacting to a Friday BOSTON HERALD report that the Red Sox
    are "willing to invest" in a downtown convention center complex
    if a stadium is included, MA House Ways and Means Chair Thomas
    Finneran said the complex could be "delayed a year" to include a
    stadium.  Finneran:  "If we add a new baseball stadium, it's not
    clear it will fit on the sites reviewed by the [Boston
    Redevelopment Authority] and we may have to start all over
    again."  Boston Mayor Tom Menino "stressed" that his
    administration "is committed to meeting" the Red Sox's needs,
    noting that there is room for a new Fenway Park on the proposed
    convention center site.  But Menino added that the city and state
    are "losing important business and tax revenue" with every day
    that they delay (Meg Vaillancourt, BOSTON GLOBE, 11/12).
    

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  • REDSKINS STADIUM PROPONENTS CALL THE OLD END-AROUND PLAY

         A new Republican Anne Arundel County Council could mean a
    panel that is "pro-development and likely favorable" to a new
    Redskins stadium, but they could also "remain neutral and leave
    the matter up to the Board of Appeals" (Matt Neufield, WASHINGTON
    TIMES, 11/11).  Anne Arundel business leaders are drafting a plan
    for the stadium proposal, "skirting a lengthy zoning appeals
    process and going straight to" the new council.  The Anne Arundel
    Trade Council, headed by Annapolis National Bank President and
    CEO Richard Morgan, will "likely" present the plan to County
    Executive-elect John Gary.  Gary's advisers say he "would
    consider a stadium proposal if it addressed" objections cited by
    a county official who rejected the original plan over traffic and
    environmental impact concerns.  Citizens Against The Stadium II
    President Jeanne Mignon has "nothing but contempt" for the
    strategy and said the group would dispute it (Justin Blum,
    WASHINGTON POST, 11/12).
    

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  • ST. LOUIS DOME TO BE COMPLETED IN OCTOBER '95

         FANS Inc.'s Thomas Eagleton announced Friday that if the
    Rams decide to relocate to St. Louis, they will have to play the
    first two months of the '95 season in Busch Stadium.  Eagleton
    said that completion of the 75,000-seat dome would not be until
    October 25, and to ensure completion by the start of the season
    would cost an additional $11-20M.  Lawrence Akey, Exec Dir of the
    St. Louis Stadium Authority, said that uncertainty in the weather
    and unforseen labor problems make a September 1 dome opening
    nearly impossible:  "We certainly don't want to do anything that
    would jeopardize any opportunity of acquiring the Rams" (Jim
    Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/12).
    

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