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     Developer Kingdon Gould confirmed yesterday that he has
discussed a joint "undertaking" with Jack Kent Cooke to build a
stadium on his land in Prince George's County, MD, according to
this morning's WASHINGTON POST.  The stadium would be the center
of the Konterra development Gould is planning on building on the
2,000 acres of land he owns on either side of I-95, just north of
the Capital Beltway.  Gould says he would be involved in a
stadium project:  "I wouldn't sell the property to Mr. Cooke.
I'm not very good at selling."  However, Gould emphasized that
the Konterra site is still a backup site for the stadium.  Cooke
has been in a "zoning fight" with officials in Anne Arundel
County, MD, over a proposed site just four miles north of the
Konterra site, near Laurel Race Track.  Prince George's County
officials say they are "leery about being used as a negotiating
tool by Cooke, who has eyed sites across the metropolitan area
for five years."  MD Delegate James Rosapepe says the fact that
Cooke has not commented himself on the Konterra site "concerns"
him:  "It seems to me that he ought to come clean if he's
thinking about this location" (Michael Abramowitz, WASHINGTON
POST, 2/7).  One Prince George's Councilman Walter Maloney is
already saying that traffic problems make Konterra "unsuitable"
for a stadium (Rivera & Morris, Baltimore SUN, 2/7).
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