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FRANCHISE NOTES

          In Edmonton, NHL Oilers local investors have raised
     C$55M now with the addition of a C$1M share from business
     exec Dave Addie and an anonymous Lloydminster investor.  The
     group is looking for C$60M in equity by April 27 (EDMONTON
     JOURNAL, 4/9)....In S.F., 13 players from the MLB Giants'
     farm team in the Dominican Republic have filed suit in
     federal court against the Giants, longtime scout Luis Rosa
     and Dir of Player Development Jack Hiatt.  The players
     allege that they were subjected to "unwanted sexual
     advances" by Rosa and that "top management new of the
     problem but did nothing to stop it."  Giants VP & General
     Counsel Jack Bair said in a statement that team has a
     "strong policy prohibiting sexual harassment," and that
     anyone who engages in it may be fired (S.F. EXAMINER, 4/8). 
     
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