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          MCI Center Exec VP Wes Unseld said that DC officials
     "were aware" of an agreement between the city and the MCI
     Center under which the city paid for DC police being used
     for security and crowd control.  Unseld said the deal was
     "negotiated publicly and approved by elected officials" and
     the DC financial control board (WASHINGTON POST, 5/1).
     ...Citing allegations of "possible fraud," Philadelphia City
     Councilman Jim Kenney called for hearings to investigate
     Ogden Entertainment's food and beverage concessions at
     Veterans Stadium (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/1)....A S.F.
     judge dismissed a lawsuit yesterday that attempted to
     overturn last June's election in which voters approved the
     49ers' plan for a new stadium/mall (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/1).
     ...In CA, drivers are complaining about the "glare from the
     lights" at Edison Field along the Orange Freeway.  CA
     Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Angel Johnson said the CHP "has
     contacted officials" of the ballpark "to ask if they can
     mute" the lights and parking lot billboard.  Stadium
     officials said that they were "interested in any safety
     issues related to the lights" (L.A. TIMES, 4/30). 

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