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SHENKAROW SAYS THAT JETS DEAL TO MN COULD COME TODAY

     Jets Owner Barry Shenkarow told the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS that
a sale of his team to MN-based investors would be announced
today.  The sale price was expected to be in the $65M range.  In
Minneapolis, health care entrepreneur Richard Burke said an
announcement of the sale was "reasonably imminent."  Dana Warg,
Manager of the Target Center:  "The offer was made on Saturday.
I don't know exactly when the deal will be announced, but I know
it's close."  One "hurdle" was cleared yesterday when the
Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission recommended to the MN
State Legislature that is pass a funding package to help buy the
franchise.  That is expected to be worth $10-$20M and could be
passed by the end of the week.  Burke:  "It's down to haggling
now" (Scott Taylor, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 5/10).  CFL and IHL
franchise Owner Horn Chen reportedly submitted a bid to purchase
the team and move them to Hamilton.  Chen and his group of
investors reportedly offered $65M to Shenkarow with another $25M
"targeted" for the Maple Leafs for territorial rights (Gary
Picknell, TORONTO SUN, 5/10).
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