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Volume 24 No. 158
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THE NAME THAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS

     A WI legislator is proposing that the Brewers change thier
name to the "Wisconsin Brewers" if state funds are used to pay
for a new stadium for the team.  State Rep. Mark Meyer wrote a
letter to WI Gov. Tommy Thompson calling for the name change.
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL columnist Michael Bauman writes "by
all means, change the name" if it means the team gets a new
stadium.  Bauman notes that while Milwaukeans would oppose such a
move, the WI Legislature would be more receptive to funding if a
state-wide name is used.  Bauman: "The deal -- give a name, get a
stadium -- would be a steal.  It would be like trading Ron
Rightnower for Hideo Nomo" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 7/13).