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TIGER STADIUM/CASINO PROPOSAL COMES UP SNAKE EYES

     MI Gov. John Engler rejected a plan to use casino revenues
to fund a casino/stadium project in the Foxtown area of Detroit.
Engler said Tuesday that "the likelihood of a (casino) passing
the legislature is practically nil."  Tigers officials want to
build a new Tiger Stadium with public funding in the purchase of
land and construction of new roads.  Tigers President John
McHale:  "We're disappointed, but it was the governor's call.
We'll go back to the drawing board and continue to move forward
without a casino" (Chris Christoff, DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/28).
DETROIT NEWS columnist Jon Pepper: "You can probably forget about
a new Tiger Stadium" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/28).
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