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HAPPY IN HARTFORD, HAMMERED IN HARRISBURG

     While the Hartford Hellcats returned from the brink of
elimination on Friday, the CBA turned to another failing
franchise -- the Harrisburg Hammerheads.  According to the
league, the Hammerheads were shut down on Thursday for "failure
to comply with the by-laws and directives of the league's board
of directors."  Although the league "didn't elaborate" on the
team's conduct, Hammerheads owner Van Farber said that the CBA
"had notified him it would fold the team if several terms were
not met by last Wednesday."  Farber said the two main conditions
-- paying for a $72,000 court he promised to both the city and
state, and acquiring an additional $50,000 line of credit --
"were impossible to meet in such a short time" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
2/5).  The CBA is "expected to hold a dispersal draft" Monday,
then spend whatever is necessary to rearrange schedules and
travel plans (Flounders & Feeley, HARRISBURG PATRIOT, 2/5).
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