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FRANCHISE NOTES

          In S.F., Matier & Ross write that the 49ers "stadium
     flap" this week over the future of a stadium/mall complex
     shows "how up in the air the entire deal is."  Matier &
     Ross: "At this point, it's not clear who's really running
     the 49ers -- and who will broker the final deal."  While it
     "appears" that team co-Owner Eddie DeBartolo is "calling the
     shots," he is "barred from saying anything" official until
     he "gets the blessing" of the NFL (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/13).
          NOTES: NHL Kings co-Owner Philip Anschutz's Anschutz
     Properties acquired a 30% interest in the Sparta Praha
     hockey club in Prague.  Anschutz Properties President Bob
     Sanderman said the purchase "is part of other things" that
     the company is looking at in the Czech Republic that are not
     hockey related (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/13)....In Miami,
     Mike Phillips reports that prospective Marlins Owner John
     Henry invited three FL newspaper reporters to fly with him
     on his private jet to Carlsbad, CA, where MLB owners will
     vote to approve the sale of the team from Wayne Huizenga. 
     Phillips calls the move "unprecedented" (MIAMI HERALD,
     1/13)....In K.C., Jeffrey Flanagan writes that Royals
     prospective Owner Miles Prentice may offer S.A. Missions
     President Burl Yarbrough the position of Dir of Business
     Operations with the Royals (K.C. STAR, 1/13).

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