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WHAT'S COOKIN' BETWEEN SKINS OWNER AND DC MAYOR BARRY?
Published November 10, 1995
DC Mayor Marion Barry "is working on plans" to entice Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke to keep his team in the city, according to this morning's WASHINGTON POST. Under the plan, DC would demolish RFK Stadium and help Cooke build a new home on that site. Barry and Cooke met earlier this week to discuss options if the Redskins fail to secure a deal in Prince George's County, MD. Cooke, currently negotiating with MD officials, has twice abandoned plans in DC, and also has been driven away from Northern VA and Anne Arundel County, MD. Sources say Cooke still considers MD his "best hope" for getting a facility completed quickly, and DC officials insist they will only present a full plan if Cooke fails in MD. Barry administration officials familiar with the proposal say the city would pay for any street improvements or other infrastructure costs, while Cooke would finance the stadium (WASHINGTON POST, 11/10).