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          MN Gov. Arne Carlson said Friday that he believed
     sentiment in the Legislature "is starting to turn toward
     approval of state spending" on a new ballpark for the Twins,
     according to Patrick Sweeney of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. 
     Carlson: "I think we're in pretty good shape in the Senate. 
     I still think it's touch-and-go in the House."  On Thursday,
     legislators will return to a special session to consider a
     complex ballpark proposal that calls for Twins Owner Carl
     Pohlad to donate the team to a foundation and to guarantee
     any operating losses the team might incur during the 3-5 
     years the foundation would hold it while looking for a new
     owner (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 11/8).  State Rep. Ron
     Erhardt: "The calls tend to be a little more positive"
     (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/8).  Today, the Twins will
     send team Exec VP Kirby Puckett, former P Bert Blyleven and
     team President Jerry Bell around the state to lobby for a
     new ballpark (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 11/9).
          NOTES: Ads supporting the Twins began appearing on
     billboards and city buses over the weekend.  The copy read:
     "Publicity Fades.  Debates End.   Baseball is Forever.  Call
     Your Legislator.  Keep the Twins in Minnesota" (STAR
     TRIBUNE, 11/8)....A STAR TRIBUNE editorial on Pohlad's
     "community ownership" proposal for the Twins: "That doesn't
     make the stadium plan perfect.  But it ought to make the
     plan passable. ... If not, then prepare to kiss the Twins
     goodbye" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/9).   
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