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DALLAS SUBURB SAYS NO TO STARS, MAVS ARENA

     Voters in Lewisville, TX, rejected a plan that would have
enacted a half-cent sales tax to build an arena for the Stars and
Mavericks if Dallas refuses to do so.  Lewisville leaders said
they would abandon efforts to lure the teams if the measure
failed.  Ronnie Carter, son of Mavericks owner Donald, said the
team may look to Irving or Arlington as possible alternatives if
negotiations with Dallas fail.  Officials from both the Stars and
Mavericks said recent discussions by Dallas City officials
regarding a renovation of Reunion Arena are "fruitless."  Stars
President Jim Lites:  "It banishes us to mediocrity forever"
(Christopher Ave, FORT FORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/22).
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