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STADIUM NOTES

     Detroit's Downtown Development Authority will join MI Gov.
John Engler and the state in fighting a lawsuit against the new
Tiger Stadium filed by the Tiger Stadium Fan Club.  (DETROIT
NEWS, 12/14)....The Orioles passed on a $6M renovation proposal
by Osceola County and said they would seek a long-term
arrangement to train in Ft. Lauderdale (ORLANDO SENTINEL,
12/14)....The Olympic Installations Board, the body that oversees
Olympic Stadium, has suspended talks with the Expos on a new
lease (Montreal GAZETTE, 12/14)....Today's L.A. TIMES charts all
possible locations for new stadiums and arenas in the metro area
(L.A. TIMES, 12/14)....Boston Mayor Tom Menino is "unhappy" with
the way the Patriots floated their most recent stadium proposal
and says he does not see any "political will" for revived stadium
legislation (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/13)....A "huge headache" looms for
the Prince George's County Council's consideration of the
proposed Redskins Stadium in Landover, MD.  Several council
members have received campaign donations from employees of the
Redskins or Owner Jack Kent Cooke -- and they could be in
violation of state ethics law if they vote on the plan
(WASHINGTON POST, 12/14).
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