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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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