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FACILITY NOTES

          The Washington, DC, Police Department has paid $800,000
     in overtime to officers handling security and crowd control
     outside the new MCI Center.  In DC, Cheryl Thompson writes
     that an agreement between Mayor Marion Barry and Washington
     Sports Owner Abe Pollin, which "spares" Pollin from having
     to pay for the officers, has "angered some [DC] officials"
     (WASHINGTON POST, 4/30)....Greensboro, NC, Mayor Carolyn
     Allen endorsed the proposed restaurant tax to fund a new
     ballpark.  The vote is in five days (NEWS & RECORD, 4/29).
     ...Five architectural firms have submitted conceptual
     designs for the new Mavs/Stars arena.  Mavs Owner Ross Perot
     Jr. said that the five "will be narrowed to two or three
     finalists within about a month" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/30).
     ...The Magic and Heat will play a preseason game in Tampa's
     Ice Palace next season, the facility's first NBA game (TAMPA
     TRIBUNE, 4/29)....In Baltimore, Morgan St. will play
     Delaware St. on October 24 in the Ravens new stadium,
     marking the facility's first non-Ravens event (SUN, 4/30).

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