GIVE TO THE JETS, GET A TAX BREAK
The Spirit of Manitoba, the group trying to purchase the
Jets and keep them in Winnipeg, will unveil a plan today to local
officials to offer a tax break to those who donate to their
cause, according to this morning's WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. John
Douglas reports that the group's guaranteed "investment pool"
will fund the team's proposed new arena "in perpetuity and fund
other 'life-enriching' ventures regardless of the success of
professional hockey" (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 6/26). Meanwhile, in
Minneapolis, potential Twin Cities investors Richard Burke and
Steven Gluckstern say "everything's still in place" to move the
team to the Target Center if financing in Winnipeg should fall
through (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/25).