"Concerns over parking and the proposed closing of G Street"
have led DC officials to order an in-depth environmental study of
the proposed site for Bullats & Caps Owner Abe Pollin's new
arena, according to the WASHINGTON TIMES. Pollin has reportedly
agreed to the study. The statement is said to take four to six
weeks to complete, and according to DC Corporation Counsel Claude
Bailey, the study "shouldn't delay" the targeted October ground-
breaking (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/13).
"Talk is getting tough and the opportunities for compromise
are growing slim" as the Lions and the the city of Pontiac
bargain over an extension of the team's lease. Pontiac City
Council President Adrian Spinks: "I don't think either side has
a lot of wiggle room and consequently you get to a point where
there's not much room for improvement. Both sides "remain
optimistic," however, that a deal can be reached that gives the
lions a share of the stadium revenue (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 5/15).