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ANGELOS HEARING "RUMBLINGS" ABOUT TROUBLE ON BUCS SALE

     With reports that Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer's failed stock
sale may put his deal for the team "in danger," Orioles Owner and
Bucs suitor Peter Angelos said he has spoken with Bucs trust
member Steve Story about the deal.  Angelos "inquired" about
whether the Bucs sale was in jeopardy.  Angelos: "There are
rumblings and they may be unfounded.  But if not, we will renew
our efforts" (Baltimore SUN, 2/16).
     ADVICE FOR GLAZER: If Glazer commits $10M toward a new
stadium in Tampa as soon as his ownership is approved by the NFL,
"Tampa Bay would be his," according to Gary Shelton of the ST.
PETERSBURG TIMES.  Shelton writes, "We are not just talking money
here.  We are talking credibility."  Since the building of a new
stadium is viewed as a necessity, Glazer could "wait for it to
happen.  Or take a firm step and lead the way" (Gary Shetlon, ST.
PETERSBURG TIMES, 2/16).
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