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BUCS MEET ANOTHER SUITOR; CITY APPOINTS REPRESENTATIVES

     Members of the Buccaneers trust met with the financial
adviser for retired GA life-insurance "magnet" Arthur Williams to
continue discussions about buying the team.  Adviser James Kelly
said it was a follow-up meeting to talks he had last week with
Bucs trustee Steve Story to "firm up some of the issues."  Kelly
said Williams would have no problem buying the team for "a
reasonable amount of money," adding that he has no partners at
this time.  Williams would keep the team in Tampa (John Stebbins,
TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/7).
     HIRED GUNS:  Hillsborough County Commission Chair Jim Norman
is "seeking approval" to make County Administrator Dan Kleman and
County Attorney Emeline Action the commission's representatives
on the Bucs sale.  Kleman and Acton would join a special task
force of local business people, politicians and civic leaders who
are looking at a possible renovation to Tampa Stadium.  County
Commissioner Phyllis Busansky also met with Pinellas County
officials to discuss the "possibility of governments on both
sides of Tampa Bay sharing the cost" of keeping the team in the
area.  Tampa radio stations are donating $250,000 worth of public
service air spots "aimed at drumming up support" for the team
(Walker and Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/7).
     RESPONSE FROM THE COMMISH: NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
responded to FL Gov. Lawton Chiles' request to help keep the team
in Tampa writing he would like a "strong and successful team"
there, but would give no promises the team would stay (Walker &
Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/7).
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