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HERE'S THE DEAL: STARS SAY NHL WOULD WELCOME PEROT
Published May 12, 1995
Based on an introductory meeting between NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Ross Perot Jr. last Friday, Stars President Jim Lites said yesterday that a sale of a part of the team to Perot "would be easily approved by the NHL," according to Terry Egan in today's DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Lites: "Mr. Bettman has talked with Mr. Perot, and he indicated to us that he does not see a problem with these particular people." Lites believes that bringing in Perot would strengthen the team's position for a new arena --because Perot "has the kind of political clout that would help the Stars in that area" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/12). In Fort Worth, Mike Heika writes that Perot's interest in the Stars "stirred hope among Irving city officials." Irving is trying to get the team to move there, and Perot owns "considerable" land in Irving and a half-interest in the Studios at Las Colinas (next to Liberty Sports). Irving council members "expressed hope" that Perot will build an arena across from that site (FT. WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM, 5/11).