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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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10/14/97
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10/14/97
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NFL owners meet in Washington, DC, today and Wednesday for their fall meetings. USA TODAY''s Gordon Forbes writes that among the issues being discussed will be the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Co

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10/14/97
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