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  • COOKE MAY BE LOOKING AT NEW STADIUM SITE FOR REDSKINS

         Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke is negotiating with a wealthy
    landowner in Prince George's County, MD, to purchase "more than
    200 acres" for a new stadium, according to a report in
    yesterday's WASHINGTON POST.  The new site is just four miles
    south of a site near Laurel Race Track in Anne Arundel County
    where Cooke has been "fighting a zoning battle" to build a new
    stadium.  "Well informed" sources told the POST that the land
    owner, Kingdon Gould met Friday night with MD Gov. Parris
    Glendening to ask about state help for infrastructure
    improvements for a possible stadium project.  Gould: "I've heard
    that rumor generally.  I don't want to enlarge on such a rumor by
    commenting on it."  Although Glendening has opposed the Anne
    Arundel County site, he "left the door open for cooperation with
    Cooke on a different site, closer to the District, with fewer
    traffic and environmental problems."  Glendening said if there
    were an "appropriate site," he "would be eager to work with the
    owner."  Gould's site would "fill the bill" according to those
    "familiar with the site."  The property is properly zoned for a
    sports stadium, has no major environmental problems and has
    immediate access to I-95 (Michael Abramowitz, WASHINGTON POST,
    2/5). In this morning's WASHINGTON TIMES, Gould is quoted as
    saying he doesn't believe Cooke "has changed his mind" about
    building at the Laurel site (Matt Neufeld, WASHINGTON TIMES,
    2/6).
    

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