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Published January 14, 1997
The Ravens "are close" to completing a deal with Western Maryland College to make it their training camp home for the next three years (Baltimore SUN, 1/14)....Reported Blue Jays suitor Murray Frum and his advisor, Capital Canada Ltd. CEO Robert Foster, said all the investors in their prospective group are Canadian. Foster: "There is no U.S. money in the group" (TORONTO SUN, 1/14)....The Knicks received a new chartered plane, a "gift" from ITT. They will share the plane with the NHL Rangers (NEWSDAY, 1/14). ...The Rangers introduced their new "alternative jersey" last night against the Islanders. Jay Greenberg of the N.Y. POST: "Has hockey become so devoid of color that the only way to brighten it is by changing jerseys? In the absence of new stars, do we have to settle for new teams with new schemes? ... Granted, the Rangers are only going to wear these things about six times a season. For a team with their history, it is six times too many" (N.Y. POST, 1/14). N.Y. DAILY NEWS columnist Frank Brown: "Under Lady Liberty's chin sat a brief, to-the-point 'NYR,' which made the whole thing look like a license plate" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/14). ESPN's Linda Cohn, on the jersey: "Why do I think of the final scene of the Planet of the Apes" ("SportsCenter," 1/13)....The Dolphins will unveil their uniform and logo alterations today. Fans linked to the Internet can ask team President Eddie Jones questions about the changes at 2pm ET at http//pwr.com/ dolphins (MIAMI HERALD, 1/14)...."CBS Evening News" ran an "Editor's Note" during last night's newscast on sexual assault charges being dropped against the Cowboys' Michael Irvin and Erik Williams. CBS's Dan Rather: "In fairness, and for thoroughness and accuracy, we wanted to make sure you knew" ("CBS Evening News," 1/13).