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MARINERS DEADLINE TODAY: CITY COUNCIL TAKES ONE MORE SHOT

          "Faced with a realization that today's Mariner-imposed
     deadline can't be met," the Seattle City Council has asked
     the team for more time to come up with a financial
     compromise, according to Heath Foster of the SEATTLE POST-
     INTELLIGENCER.  Councilmember Sue Donaldson said team
     officials would let her know this morning.  A majority of
     the council would not support a proposal to use "no more
     than $500,000 a year of city tax revenue" to pay for game-
     day traffic control and cleanup when the team moves to its
     new stadium in '99.  The M's gave the city until today to
     come up with a plan to handle game-day costs and team owners
     said the alternative was to put the team up for sale.  The
     20-year ballpark lease signed before Christmas gives either
     side the right to terminate the lease if a deal isn't
     reached by today (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 1/13).

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