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SI CALLS FOR FLEET TO LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC FORUM

     SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's "Scorecard" leads with a story on the
controversy over the naming rights to the new Boston Garden.
Before last week's buyout of Shawmut bank by Fleet Financial
Group, the facility was to be called the Shawmut Center.  Now the
name is up in the air, but there are rumors that the building may
be named "Fleet Forum."  SI calls for Fleet to resist a corporate
name: "The Hub deserves an arena with a name reflecting the
city's rich athletic tradition.  How about the Russell-Orr
Center, to honor two of the old Garden's great denizens?  Or
simply the New Garden?  Fleet needn't festoon it's name all over
the building for New Englanders to give it credit for helping to
make the arena possible.  In fact, the bank might win greater
public acclaim by allowing the two team's new home to bear a
dignified name" (SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, 3/6 issue).
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