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CHICAGO MAYOR DALEY ATTACKS BEARS' DEMANDS, AGAIN

     Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, admitting his remarks were
"aimed at winning the public relations battle," attacked the
Bears' demands that city tax dollars guarantee the team make $25M
annually from a renovated Soldier Field.  In this morning's
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, John Kass reports Daley's remarks "were a blow
to the Bears a day after the team was whipped by the Detroit
Lions."  Daley:  "Every business in Chicago wants a guaranteed
profit.  It isn't up to us as taxpayers to guarantee their
profits. ... What they want us to do is pass a tax, called the
Chicago Bears tax."  The Bears currently take in about $4M after
expenses under their lease at Soldier Field.  Daley's $156M
renovation plan calls for $60M of the Chicago Park District's
property taxes to go toward retiring stadium debt.  Remaining
construction costs would be covered by bonds retired through
stadium revenues.  Bears VP/Operations Ted Phillips says the $60M
"is not enough," and doesn't supply the team "with sufficient
revenues to compete in the future."  Phillips: "They're asking us
to take all the risk" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/6).
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