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NEW SURVEY IN TAMPA SHOWS STADIUM TAX FACES UPHILL FIGHT

     According to a recent survey of 643 randomly selected adults
in the Tampa area, 49% oppose using tax dollars to help pay for a
new or renovated stadium for the Bucs; 40% favor using tax
dollars; 76% believe that keeping the team in the Tampa Bay area
is important.  The poll was conducted for the Greater Tampa
Chamber of Commerce by the FL Research Group, an independent
division of the TAMPA TRIBUNE.  Other numbers:  57% oppose
increasing the Hillsborough County sales tax to pay for stadium
improvements, while 38% favor it; 59% oppose increasing the
county's restaurant tax to pay for renovation (Jim Kenyon, TAMPA
TRIBUNE, 5/24).
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