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PALA TO MEET WITH BUCS AS TORONTO'S INTEREST INCREASES

     On NBC's "NFL Live," Will McDonough reported that Toronto
investors, led by John LaBatt Ltd., will make a "strong bid" to
buy the Buccaneers and move them to Canada (NBC, 11/24).  Paul
Godfrey, President and CEO of the Toronto Sun, who is also
"spearheading" the bid, said that while the they we're interested
in the team, they recognized that the NFL wants to keep the team
in Tampa.  Godfrey: "We will continue to monitor Tampa, but there
are other possibilities that we know of and we will monitor those
as well" (Gary Picknell, TORONTO SUN, 11/25).  In Tampa, trustees
of the team will meet this week with Dixon Ticonderoga President
Gino Pala.  Pala is one of many potential local buyers who have
meetings with team officials (Nick Pugliese, TAMPA TRIBUNE,
11/28).
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