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     According to Jack Nease in Ft. Lauderdale, Viacom execs
"still won't say how they feel about the sports and entertainment
complex" that Blockbuster Entertainment Chair Wayne Huizenga
planned for a 3,000-acre site on the Dade-Broward county line.  A
Viacom spokesperson in New York: "It is not killed.  But it is
not a certainty.  It's still under review, and these things take
time."  Nease notes that "all systems were go" until the
Blockbuster-Viacom merger, but because of the amount of debt
Viacom has accumulated, "the prospect of developing a South
Florida theme park and sports complex is obviously much less
appealing" to Viacom Chair Sumner Redstone than to Huizenga (Ft.
Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 12/8).
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