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"Concerns over parking and the proposed closing of G Street" have led DC officials to order an in-depth environmental study of the proposed site for Bullats & Caps Owner Abe Pollin's new arena, according to the WASHINGTON TIMES. Pollin has reportedly agreed to the study. The statement is said to take four to six weeks to complete, and according to DC Corporation Counsel Claude Bailey, the study "shouldn't delay" the targeted October ground- breaking (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/13).
"Talk is getting tough and the opportunities for compromise are growing slim" as the Lions and the the city of Pontiac bargain over an extension of the team's lease. Pontiac City Council President Adrian Spinks: "I don't think either side has a lot of wiggle room and consequently you get to a point where there's not much room for improvement. Both sides "remain optimistic," however, that a deal can be reached that gives the lions a share of the stadium revenue (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 5/15).