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In an effort to wrap up a deal to bring the Cavaliers back to Cleveland, Mayor Michael White and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Timothy Hagan "gave in on major issues" that ended up "sending arena costs spiraling," according to the Cleveland PLAIN-DEALER. White, Hagan and other public officials in the Gateway Economic Development Corp. are now facing questions "about their ability to successfully deal with another sports project on the horizon, the renovation of Cleveland Stadium" (Joel Rutchick, Timothy Heider & Stephen Koff, Cleveland PLAIN- DEALER, 7/9).
In testimony before the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, city officials and consultants hired by the National Capital Planning Commission said they have unearthed unique remains of what could be a makeshift water system on the land slatd for Bullets/Caps Owner Abe Pollin's new arena, according to the WASHINGTON TIMES. The discovery could make the site eligible for nomination to the National Historic Register which would hinder Pollin's efforts (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/11). The DCHPRB does not have veto power over the area, but will make recommendations to the DC government and the federal National Capital Planning Commission (Maryann Haggerty, WASHINGTON POST, 7/11).