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Volume 24 No. 156
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HORNETS, CITY OF CHARLOTTE WORK ON A COMPROMISE

     Negotiations for a compromise that calls for $7M worth of
renovations to the Charlotte Coliseum between the city and the
Hornets have begun, according to Saturday's CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.
The compromise would bring "new luxury suites, a club/restaurant
and other amenities to the Coliseum," but not the new skyboxes
that the Hornets want.  If an agreement is reached, it "would
help ensure that the Hornets get the $5 million in additional
revenues," and could keep the team from leaving the Coliseum
(Chapman &  Mehrtens, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/28).