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NEW REDSKINS STADIUM SITE ON HOLD UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS

     The Redskins' stadium plans are in a "holding pattern." The
team can't go forward with their plans in Anne Arundel County,
MD, without reversing the county's previous decision on appeal,
and they have been "unable to make much headway on alternative
sites because many of the political leaders who must smooth the
way are immersed in elections."  But after Tuesday's elections,
Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cook "could preside over a new
competition for his favor."  Cooke's first choice is Laurel, MD,
but that hasn't prevented developers and leaders in MD, VA, and
DC from pushing other sites.  The Redskins appeal in Laurel is
unlikely to be heard until January, but both sides are "trying to
influence the elections."  Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, who
opposes a stadium in Laurel, has given a $15,000 loan at 6.6%
interest to Anne Arundel County Exec candidate Theodore
Sophocleus, who opposes public funding for the stadium.
Redskins zoning attorney Harry Blumenthal and his law practice
donated $1,000 to Sophocleus (Dan Beyers, WASHINGTON POST, 11/7).
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