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OMNI RULED OUT: SPECULATION OVER LOCATION OF NEW HAWKS ARENA

     Turner Broadcasting executives have "narrowed their options"
to three locations for a new arena for the Hawks and possibly an
NHL franchise, according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION.  Henry
Unger and Maria Saporta report that  Turner officials have ruled
out renovating the Omni, and are concentrating on a location
downtown, a site in Doraville, and a north Fulton location.
Turner officials are in the process of "sorting out the facts and
figures" of the three sites before presenting them to company
chief Ted Turner who will have the final decision.  Turner:
"Personally, I hope it is downtown or near downtown" (Unger &
Saporta, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/11).
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