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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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09/09/96
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09/09/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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09/09/96
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09/09/96
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The A''s announced reductions of $2 off parking immediately and a lowering of ticket prices for next season in order to boost attendance, according to Henry Sculman of the S.F. EXAMINER. Beginning nex

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09/06/96
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09/06/96
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09/06/96
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