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PANTHERS-HEAT ARENA MARRIAGE SHORT-LIVED

     A partnership to build a new arena for the Panthers and Heat
"seems all but dead," according to the MIAMI HERALD.  Branch &
Shipley report the Heat are prepared to move forward -- without
the Panthers -- in building an arena on the waterfront at
Bicentennial Park.  Panthers Owner Wayne Huizenga said last week
that he "loves Miami, but will not own a team that plays in
downtown Miami."  Huizenga will reportedly honor the "late-
October" deadline he set for Dade County to put together an
"appealing" arena plan.  Branch & Shipley report, "Barring a
near-miraculous development, however, the hockey club will be put
up for sale or begin making plans to move to another locale by
month's end" (MIAMI HERALD, 10/13).  In Boston, Kevin Paul Dupont
notes to look for the Panthers-to-Nashville rumors to "heat up
one more time" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/15).
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