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Published January 9, 1997
A reported deal between Seattle and the Mariners is "on the skids again amid growing signs of opposition by City Council members." A news conference to announce a proposal for the city and the M's to share game-day costs was canceled by Mayor Norm Rice late Tuesday (SEATTLE TIMES, 1/8)....In Houston, at Mayor Bob Lanier's request, the City Council unanimously approved a contract Wednesday to hire lawyer Richard Caldwell for $40,000 to "represent the city's interest in [Rocket's owner Les] Alexander's lawsuit to get out of the Rockets' lease of the city-owned Summit" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/9)....Developers Jim Bradley and Tom Bradley will head the building of the $6M Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, FL -- a twin-rink ice-skating facility that will become the practice home for the Lightning (Lightning). ...Renovations at the Rose Bowl include the selection of a Panasonic Astrovision Giant Video Display Screen. The Astrovision purchase is part of the $22M Rose Bowl Improvement Project currently underway (Rose Bowl).