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         The Advisory Task Force on Professional Sports in
    Minneapolis met for the second time on the future of sports in
    the Twin Cities, with a scheduled address by former CBS Sports
    President Neal Pilson.  As the Board considers whether the city
    can support four major league franchises, the STAR TRIBUNE's Jay
    Weiner examines the area's limit to sports spending.  Weiner
    writes that Minnesotans "only have so much discretionary income.
    It's not as much as Chicagoans or Detroiters.  Minnesotans will
    pay only so much for a ticket."  Commission Chair Henry
    Savelkoul: "There's no doubt in my mind that they are enough
    discretionary dollars for four (major) teams."   But he notes
    people aren't spending those discretionary dollars on sports in
    the wake of the baseball strike and the Vikings' "off-the-field
    woes" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 8/29).

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