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Published January 7, 1998
In Edmonton, Jac MacDonald reports that Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) "has tightened its grip" on the business affairs of the NHL Oilers by appointing its second rep on the team's Board of Directors. Oilers COO John Ramsey has joined Robert Kallir and Owner Peter Pocklington on the boards of the Oilers and Coliseum Management. Kallir, who is ATB's General Counsel, was appointed to the board last spring. Each of the directors has a single vote on team affairs (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 1/7)....In Dallas, the smallest Reunion Arena crowd in 14 years, 8,833, watched the Mavericks beat the Nuggets last night (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7)....NEWSDAY's Rob Parker, on the Nets' desire to move out of Continental Airlines Arena: "It's time to move off Exit 16W of the New Jersey Turnpike. ... No matter how you slice it, they will ultimately never make it there" (NEWSDAY, 1/7)....In St. Paul, columnist Jim Caple writes the Vikings must "dump Roger Headrick from control as team president. Headrick's disgraceful management has held the Vikings back more than anyone. If the team is to have any hope in the future, he must go first" (PIONEER PRESS, 1/7).