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FRANCHISE NOTES

          NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will meet in New York
     today with prospective Vikings Owner Tom Clancy, along with
     his adviser Marc Ganis "at the commissioner's request"
     (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/11)....The NFL Cardinals sold
     550 season tickets the Monday following the NFL Draft
     (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/10)....The brokerage firm of Raymond James
     and Associates stated that -- thanks "largely" to a new
     arena -- FL Panthers Holdings "should generate about" $29M
     more in revenue next fiscal year than this fiscal year.  The
     firm's report says the extra revenue will result in a
     projected $6.9M profit (MIAMI HERALD, 5/9)....Suns President
     Jerry Colangelo said that his team "turned only about a $1
     million profit last year" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 5/10).

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