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         Donald Trump reportedly backs a plan to build a new Yankee
    Stadium on the West Side of Manhattan, according to this
    morning's N.Y. DAILY NEWS.  Trump:  "If [Yankee Owner] George
    [Steinbrenner] picked up the phone and called, I would be there
    in 15 seconds.  No question.  I would support anything George
    does."  In a DAILY NEWS column, CBS' Pat O'Brien reports that
    Trump favors a site behind Madison Square Garden and Penn
    Station, with "10 stories worth of parking" and serviced "by
    every form of rail and MTA there" (N.Y DAILY NEWS, 9/26).  In a
    commentary in today's USA TODAY, Tom Weir urges that Yankee
    Stadium not be closed: "Having proved last October how temporary
    it can be, baseball needs some newfound permanence" (USA TODAY,

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         Under the terms of their agreement with the Province to take
    NBA games off the Pro-Line sports lottery, the Raptors are
    "scrambling" to avoid a $1M penalty that will be incurred if
    construction on the Air Canada Centre does not begin by October
    1, according to the TORONTO STAR.  But the cannot get a building
    permit until appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board are heard or
    are resolved without a formal hearing.  The SkyDome is appealing
    construction of the arena on the grounds that there are
    inadequate plans for bus parking and pedestrian access (TORONTO
    STAR, 9/26).

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         A poll has found that most of San Francisco's voters oppose
    changing the name of Candlestick Park to 3Com Park.  In a survey
    of 500 likely voters, 57% opposed the name change, with 46%
    expressing strong disapproval.  There is ballot question on the
    stadium name change.  The question was merely added to a poll on
    the city's upcoming election.   The poll has a margin of error of
    +/- 5% (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 9/26)....In an editorial on the
    circumvention of election laws, the MIAMI HERALD notes that a
    group opposing the incorporation of the area around Joe Robbie
    Stadium as the city of Destiny received $100,000 from
    JRS/Dolphins Owner Wayne Huizenga.  The donation, however, was
    not reported until after the September 19 vote (MIAMI HERALD,

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