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STEEL CITY MAYOR GETS NON-VOTING BOARD SEAT WITH PIRATES

     Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy has been given a non-voting seat
on the Pirates Board, according to the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
New Owner Kevin McClatchy had promised Murphy the spot as part of
loan and lease concessions which raised the city's total
investment in the team to $40M.  Murphy said the city sought the
seat so it could "keep the good lines of communication going"
with team officials as talks proceed over a new baseball-only
stadium.  Other nonvoting members on the nine-person board
include race car owner Chip Ganassi (Steve Halvonik, PITTSBURGH
POST-GAZETTE, 3/25).
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