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HOUSTON MAYOR LANIER OPPOSES PUBLIC FUNDS FOR SUMMIT

     A day after oilman Chuck Watson bought operating rights to
The Summit and proposed $45M in improvements be financed with
taxpayer and team funds, Houston Mayor Bob Lanier said his
"longstanding opposition" to using public funds on a new football
stadium also applies to improvements to the Summit.  The mayor,
however, did leave open the possibility of some form of public
financing for renovations, "with a sanction from taxpayers"
(Mason & Williams HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/21).
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