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SUBURBAN DALLAS VOTERS TO DECIDE ON ARENA SITE

     The Lewisville, TX, City Council voted unanimously on Monday
to ask residents for permission to build and pay for an arena
that could become the home to the Stars and Mavericks.  The
proposal, to go before voters January 21, 1995, seeks permission
to raise Lewisville's sales tax by a half-cent to pay for the
arena, which would be built on land purchased last week by Mavs
owner Donald Carter.  Lewisville City Manager Chuck Owens said
the city will drop all arena plans if voters turn down the sales-
tax increase.  The referendum would be the first election battle
in the five-city contest to build a replacement for Reunion
Arena.  Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie also have said that
they are interested in luring the Mavs and Stars from downtown
Dallas.  Last week, the Dallas City Council unveiled a plan last
week to build a $142M arena southeast of Reunion.  Dallas
officials are yet to outline how they would pay for the project
(Kim North, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 11/22).
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