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OILERS CRY FOUL IN LATEST FROM "AS THE ASTRODOME TURNS"

     The Oilers yesterday asked a federal judge to "punish"
Harris County officials for getting a court order last week
barring the team from playing home games anywhere but the
Astrodome, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE.  The motion
alleges that the county defied U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes'
warning that they not file a lawsuit in state court without first
discussing it with him.  The two sides will meet today at a
previously scheduled hearing with Judge Hughes (John Williams,
HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/6).
     ONE TOO MANY?  In Nashville, Jeff Legwold writes that local
officials don't think an Oilers' move would pose a problem for
attracting other pro teams.  Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen:
"Obviously selling two sets of luxury suites is harder than
selling one set.  But I would say I think we are well positioned
to get a team for our area regardless of what the Oilers decide
to do" (TENNESSEAN, 9/4).
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