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Volume 24 No. 135

Facilities Venues

     In an effort to wrap up a deal to bring the Cavaliers back
to Cleveland, Mayor Michael White and Cuyahoga County
Commissioner Timothy Hagan "gave in on major issues" that ended
up "sending arena costs spiraling," according to the Cleveland
PLAIN-DEALER.  White, Hagan and other public officials in the
Gateway Economic Development Corp. are now facing questions
"about their ability to successfully deal with another sports
project on the horizon, the renovation of Cleveland Stadium"
(Joel Rutchick, Timothy Heider & Stephen Koff, Cleveland PLAIN-
DEALER, 7/9).

     In testimony before the DC Historic Preservation Review
Board, city officials and consultants hired by the National
Capital Planning Commission said they have unearthed unique
remains of what could be a makeshift water system on the land
slatd for Bullets/Caps Owner Abe Pollin's new arena, according to
the WASHINGTON TIMES.  The discovery could make the site eligible
for nomination to the National Historic Register which would
hinder Pollin's efforts (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES,
7/11).  The DCHPRB does not have veto power over the area, but
will make recommendations to the DC government and the federal
National Capital Planning Commission (Maryann Haggerty,