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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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04/22/98
MEDIA NOTES

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04/22/98
COULD MOSS EVER GROW ON VIKINGS FANS AND/OR SPONSORS?

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MEDIA NOTES

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