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WINNIPEG TAXPAYER HIT FOR JETS' LOSSES

     Manitoba Taxpayers will "shell out more than $2.6M to cover
the Winnipeg Jets' losses for the first three months of the 94-95
season."  If the NHL work stoppage continues, the price tag could
climb as high as $10.4M for a "team that has not played a game
all season."  Under the current agreement, the city and Province
of Manitoba must split team losses and pay the majority of owners
a "small profit" until June '97 while proposals for a new arena
are considered."  The city and province own 36% of the team, and
if they decide not to build a new arena and sell the team, the
public's "share of the sale price would help defray any losses."
The financial losses have increased "arguments of critics who say
Winnipeg has spent too much on its team" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 1/6).
     ARENA DOWN-TIME: Winnipeg Enterprises Corp. has estimated
its loss from 20 cancelled Jets home games to be roughly $1M
(Randy Turner, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 1/6).
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