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ORANGE COUNTY BEING BROKE MAKES IT TOUGH TO SAVE THE RAMS

     Indications are that Orange County's financial hardship will
make it more difficult for the Rams to stay in Anaheim. The team
was counting on heavy financial help from the county in building
a new facility, but all plans are on hold.  Ernie Schneider,
Chief Administrative Officer of Orange County, CA:  "We probably
will not be going forward with some of the projects that had
relied on bond financing that we had anticipated implementing in
the future" ("Moneyline," CNN, 12/8).  Save the Rams spokesperson
Leigh Steinberg: "Is the timing unfortunate?  Of course. ... We
intend to keep on battling to save the Rams."  But in St. Louis,
Bernie Miklasz reports indications that Save the Rams "is about
to turn up the pressure" on Rams Owner Georgia Frontiere.  "Be on
the lookout for a flurry of nuisance lawsuits designed to make
Frontiere cower from a legal challenge" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH,
12/9).
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