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UBL OFFICIALS VISIT IN VANCOUVER AS LEAGUE TAKES NEXT STEPS

     United Baseball League officials were in Vancouver on
Thursday to meet with potential franchise owners.  B.C. Pavilion
Corp. President Warren Buckley, who represents B.C. Place in
talks with the UBL, said they spoke with "more than one but less
than five potential investors," and called the meetings "more
positive than I expected."  UBL Founder Dick Moss said they
intend to have local ownership in Vancouver, but that there are
U.S. investors willing to operate the team (Terry Bell, Vancouver
PROVINCE, 3/24).  The UBL's six charter franchises:  Washington,
New Orleans, San Juan, Vancouver, New York, and Southern CA.
With the appointment of Mike Stone as UBL COO and the "firming
up" of a deal with the Superdome, "the league seems to be getting
its operational house in order," according to Lyndon Little of
the VANCOUVER SUN.  UBL Co-founder Bob Mrazek said that Orlando,
Sacramento, Portland and Hartford are areas the league is looking
at for its other two franchises.  Mrazek said he is "convinced
that the UBL will open with teams that will be better than the
Marlins and Rockies were in their first year" (VANCOUVER SUN,
3/24).
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