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Published March 20, 1996
Northwest Sports Enterprises Ltd. -- the Canucks publicly- traded owner -- has been relieved of its obligation of a C$98M construction loan by the Orca Bay Arena Ltd. Partnership. However, Northwest is finalizing a C$10M agreement from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to cover salaries and operating expenses (FINANCIAL POST, 3/20)....The Marlins still have 14,000 tickets remaining for their opening day matchup against the Pirates. Team officials are "surprised" at the low sales numbers (MIAMI HERALD, 3/20)....The agent for Bullets star Chris Webber is upset that the team charges players for getting their own hotel rooms on the road. The Bullets and Sixers are the only NBA teams that pass the extra charge of individual rooms along to the players (WASHINGTON TIMES, 3/20)....The Devil Rays have made an offer to take over the White Sox spring training camp in Sarasota if Chicago moves to another location, as expected (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 3/20)....Eaton Corp. has pledged up to $1M to support Cleveland's efforts to land an NFL team (Eaton Corp.)....The Alouettes' new logo will be a "vicious- looking" bird that appears "mean, fast and rugged," according to Owner Jim Speros. Colors will be red, white, blue, silver and black (GLOBE & MAIL, 3/19).