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  • LOBBYING RULES PUTS A DAMPER ON FUN NIGHTS AT CAMDEN YARDS

         Due to a newly passed ban on gifts to members of Congress,
    lawmakers and staff members who want to go see the Orioles at
    Camden Yards this season will probably have to pay their own way,
    according to the Baltimore SUN.  American Trucking Association
    Chief Lobbyist Timothy Lynch:  "We're all wearing black
    armbands."  Karen Hosler writes that in the past, the "choicest
    sections" of Camden Yards were said to "bear a striking
    resemblance to Washington's K Street corridor," as one-third of
    the Orioles 27,500 season-ticket base is from DC.  But with a $50
    limit on meals and gifts for senators and staff, and a total ban
    on such favors in the House, "freebies along the first base line
    are likely to be a thing of the past."   Lobbyists are already
    said to be searching for loopholes (Baltimore SUN, 2/16).
    

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