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IS BARRY BIDDING TO KEEP THE SKINS IN DC?

     While the Redskins are still formerly pursuing a new stadium
in Anne Arundel County, MD, a WASHINGTON TIMES report claims that
DC officials are attempting to lure Redskins Owner Jack Kent
Cooke to stay in Washington.  The DC deal, as outlined in the
TIMES: DC will help pay to tear down RFK stadium; Cooke will pay
to build a new stadium at the site; the Skins will play games at
the Univ. of MD's Byrd Stadium in the interim.  Officials
representing Cooke denied the deal, stating the chances for such
a deal as "absolutely nil."  DC Mayor Marion Barry would not
discuss the deal (Adrianne Flynn, WASHINGTON TIMES, 1/14).
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