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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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