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FRANCHISE NOTES

          HOCKEY: The HOCKEY NEWS named the IHL Chicago Wolves'
     logo as the No. 1 logo in minor league pro hockey. Rounding
     out the top five: No. 2, AHL Albany River Rats; No. 3, IHL
     Manitoba Moose; No. 4, AHL Rochester Americans; and No. 5,
     ECHL Johnstown Chiefs (HOCKEY NEWS, 2/27 issue). 
          NOTES: After missing two deadlines, Marlins President
     Don Smiley informed Owner Wayne Huizenga that he expects to
     meet the $150M asking price for the team.  Smiley "confirmed
     Huizenga is under the impression the deal will get done"
     (MIAMI HERALD, 2/27)....The Brewers are on pace to surpass a
     club record for season-tickets sales, set in the '93 season
     with 8,994.  Brewers VP/Ticket Sales Bob Voight said that
     the club's move to the NL "has been a much-needed shot in
     the arm" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, 2/26).

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