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L.A. STORY, PART I: ST. LOUIS GETS GOOD SIGNS FROM SHAW
Published November 8, 1994
St. Louis' pursuit of the Rams continued to pick up steam as Rams President John Shaw said, "We're pursuing the situation with St. Louis to the fullest extent right now to see where it will eventually lead us" (Michele Himmelberg & Andre Mouchard, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 11/8). Rams spokesperson Heidi Sinclair also said St. Louis has the edge in the race for the team: "They are working hard with St. Louis to see if they can get somewhere with them and they look like the front-runner right now. They are spending most of their time with St. Louis" (Jon Morgan, Baltimore SUN, 11/8). This week, Shaw will meet with officials from St. Louis and Baltimore, while yesterday, Rams accountants discussed a proposal with Save the Rams, the Anaheim group trying to keep the team. Shaw said he is not working as closely with the Anaheim group, and they are disappointed he has not given them a serious counterproposal (Himmelberg & Mouchard, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 11/8). WORKING THE PHONES: Shaw called two St. Louis fans who had written to him in support of the team's move to the city. Jim Rindler, a 45-year-old advertising executive, spoke with Shaw on Monday. In their conversation, Shaw told Rindler that he was "positively inclined" toward St. Louis, that he would visit the city soon, and that the team will make their decision within a month (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, 11/8).