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Volume 24 No. 156
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     The Cities of Arlington and Irving, TX are ready to lure the
Stars and Mavericks if arena talks break down, according to this
morning's FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM.   Both teams have been
negotiating with the City of Dallas for the last ten months.
Ronnie Carter, son of Mavs' owner Don Carter, said last week the
team hopes to conclude negotiations with Dallas by March 1, if
there is no agreement, the teams will "welcome" talks with
Arlington and Irving.  Saturday, Lewisville, TX, residents
rejected an initiative to raise sales taxes to fund a new arena
for both  teams.  Irving councilman Jack Spurlock says his city
has locations and financing plans: "We are not here playing a
game.  We are ready, we want them and we have everything to
offer" (Ave & Dotson, FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/23).