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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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07/09/96
RAPTORS TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE GARDENS

"If the Raptors get their wish," they may play the ''97-98 season at Maple Leaf Gardens, according to Frank Zicarelli of the TORONTO SUN. The Raptors likely will be granted three dates at MLG for the

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Toronto Raptors

07/09/96
STADIUM NOTES

CRAIN''S CHICAGO''s Jeff Borden writes a "championship chase" by the Bears "can translate into the sort of political clout" they need to obtain backing for a new $415M domed stadium (CRAIN''s CHICAGO

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Chicago Bears, Facilities, IndyCar, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

07/08/96
VA'S FINANCING PACKAGE LOOKS TO BE A PITCH TO HIT

According to four financial analysts, compared to stadium deals struck in other cities, Northern VA''s "is a better deal for taxpayers" because no new taxes are created. However, the WASHINGTON POST''

Tags: Facilities

07/08/96
THAT SINKING FEELING: CLEVELAND WANTS TO DEEP-SIX STADIUM

Cleveland is exploring the idea of sinking the remains of Cleveland Municipal Stadium into Lake Erie to create the largest freshwater artificial reef in the world, reports Kia Shant''e Breaux of the W

Tags: Facilities

07/08/96
WELCOME TO MILLER PARK ON THE MENOMONEE RIVER?

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Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

07/08/96
BRONCOS SPEND BIG BUCKS ON LOBBYISTS

The Broncos paid ten lobbyists about $120,000 to help persuade members of the CO Legislature to approve a stadium sales tax referendum, according to the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Under the legislation, whi

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07/08/96
COURT UPHOLDS STRATEGIC FUND GRANT FOR NEW TIGER STADIUM

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, News Corp./Fox

07/08/96
STADIUM NOTES

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07/03/96
D-DAY LOOMING IN TAMPA: WILL BUCS AGREE TO GIVE UP CONTROL?

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07/03/96
STADIUM NOTES

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