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FRIDAY IS DEADLINE FOR LOCAL BUYERS IN A'S SALE

     Sacramento businessmen Fred Anderson and Kevin McClatchy are
in the process of preparing a bid for the A's.  Friday is the
deadline to find a local buyer for the team, and Anderson said,
"I suspect we're going to put together some sort of formal
offer."  Andersen, 70 is the President of Pacific Coast Building
Products and Owner of the CFL's Sacramento Gold-Miners.
McClatchy, 31, is heir to the McClatchy newspaper "empire."  If
there are no offers by Friday, the current owners, the Haas
family, have an "option to raise the (purchase) price and pursue
outside buyers not bound to keep the team in Oakland.   They
could also switch to a year-to-year lease with the Oakland
Coliseum."  Anderson was hopeful his group would make a bid by
Friday (Larry Stone, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, 11/30).
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