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REDSKINS OWNER CAN'T SEEM TO FIND A HOME

     Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke is considering "fallback"
sites for the building of his stadium if his first choice, Laurel
MD, does not work out, according to today's Baltimore SUN.  Other
MD sites Cooke is considering include Prince George's County,
Suitland, and the USAir Arena in Landover, as well as a site in
Loudon County, VA.  Cooke says "staying in Washington does not
appear likely."  Despite these comments, political leaders in
Washington "appear to have been the most persistent wooing the
team and still hold out hopes of persuading the Redskins to stay"
(Jon Morgan, Baltimore SUN, 2/14).  In his column today, John
Hawkins writes that by threatening to move the Redskins to St.
Petersburg, Cooke would get the cooperation he needs to build a
new stadium (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/14).
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