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BALTIMORE REFUSES TO EVER, EVER, EVER SAY DIE
Published January 30, 1995
A front-page article in Sunday's Baltimore SUN chronicles the city's continuing struggle to attract an NFL team. The SUN's Jon Morgan writes, "Baltimore has become a virtual Washington suburb in the minds of some league demographers" (Baltimore SUN, 1/29). Baltimore's ABC affiliate, WMAR, ran a promotion for the station's Super Bowl pregame with the lead-in: "Maybe they can stop us from having an NFL team, but they can't stop us from bringing you 'Midday Over Miami,' Newschannel 2's Super Bowl Special" (WMAR-TV, 1/28). Baltimore-area state legislators are hopeful to maintain money appropriated for a downtown football stadium (Jon Morgan, Baltimore SUN, 1/30). MEANHILE, THE REDSKINS ARE GETTING CLOSER: The Redskins asked the Anne Arundel, MD, county board for a two month delay in zoning hearings on their proposed stadium in Laurel, MD. According to team lawyer Harry Blumenthal, the Redskins are acquiring additional property around the site to accommodate 3,000 additional parking spots. In October, a county official denied a request by the team for a special zoning exemption for the site. The Redskins appealed the decision; the board will consider the extension request tomorrow night (Matt Neufeld, WASHINGTON TIMES, 1/29).