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              The following is a transcript of a paid political ad
         from Citizens For A New Stadium which is running on local
         Denver TV.  TITLE: "Colorado Traditions."  AGENCY: CO-based
         Barnhart CMI. LENGTH: 30-seconds.  The spot opens with the
         tag "A Special Place" on screen, over a fall scene of
         colored trees.  Broncos QB John Elway, in plain clothing,
         standing among the trees says, "Colorado is a special place
         to live and raise a family.  We have a long tradition of
         investing in things that keep the region special and the
         Denver Broncos are a big part of it all."  The spot then
         cuts to shots of Broncos players at charity events.  Elway:
         "Helping with local charities, spending time with deserving
         kids."  Cut back to Elway near trees: "We can continue the
         tradition by investing in a new stadium, without any new
         taxes.  It's the best solution for everyone."  As the tag
         "Vote Yes on 4A.  We All Win!" is displayed, Elway says, 
         "That's why I'm asking you to vote 'yes' for a new stadium. 
         It's about keeping the Denver area special" (THE DAILY).    

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              In Boston, Peter Gammons wrote on the "huge" off-season
         facing Red Sox CEO John Harrington: "He has to get this
         ballpark thing squared away; those in the political circle
         believe he has blundered, and those in the development
         circle wonder about his ability to make a decision.  He has
         to use every possible Disney/Fox rivalry to get meaningful
         TV dollars" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/1)....The conservative think
         tank, Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, filed suit
         against the Regional Asset District Board to stop plans to
         partly finance two sports facilities in Pittsburgh.  The
         suit claims the board "lacked the authority" to commit
         public funding toward the facilities (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER,
         11/2)....The city of Cleveland has awarded SD-based
         Daktronics a $13.5M contract for two "giant scoreboards" at
         the new Browns stadium.  The video boards will be 94 feet by
         27 feet and have light-emitting diodes which gives a
         "sharper, more intense image" (PLAIN DEALER, 10/29).

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              A CINCINNATI POST/WCPO-TV poll shows that Cincinnati's
         riverfront "is the preferred location for a new Reds
         ballpark by an overwhelming margin of more than 2 to 1,"
         according to Ken Wilson of the CINCINNATI POST.  The poll of
         411 registered Hamilton County voters found that 55% favor
         the riverfront, 26% favor Broadway Commons downtown, 16% are
         undecided and 4% won't vote on the issue.  It shows "broad
         support for the riverfront site both inside and outside of
         the city of Cincinnati and across nearly all age, racial and
         income groups."  The only segment where Broadway Commons has
         strong support is among those with income of $75,000 or
         more.  Broadway supporters called the poll "unscientific and
         without merit."  The Reds have been "adamantly opposed" to
         any site other than the riverfront (CINCINNATI POST, 10/31).

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