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INVESTOR IS CONFIDENT CFL WILL BE IN MIAMI IN '96

     Miami developer Bruce Frey says he is "very confident" that
his group will either secure a CFL expansion team or acquire the
CFL's Posse and move it to Miami for the '96 season.  Frey
previously had said he would not buy the Posse, but changed his
mind after the team's planned move to Jackson, MS, fell through.
The South FL team would be named the Miami Manatees, and a
portion of every ticket would go to fund to help save the
endangered sea mammal.  CFL Commissioner Larry Smith will meet
with Orange Bowl and city officials on May 2.  Frey expects the
league to approve his '96 plans within the next 60 days (MIAMI
HERALD, 4/25).  In other CFL news, Baltimore CFLs owner Jim
Speros noted that 40% of last year's season-ticket holders have
not renewed, but he hopes yesterday's schedule announcement will
boost sales (Roch Eric Kubatko, Baltimore SUN, 4/26).
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