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Volume 24 No. 156
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     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the process of winning
approval from federal regulators to fill wetlands on the proposed
site of a new Bears stadium in Gary will take "at least a year,"
according to this morning's CHICAGO TRIBUNE.  And if the Corps
requires a detailed environmental impact statement, "Super Bowl
XXXIV in the year 2000 may come and go before a decision is
made."  Indiana officials hope to have a stadium ready by the
time the Bears' Soldier Field lease expires in '99.  Once the
group files a formal application to fill the wetlands, the Corps
will have a public-notice period of about 30 days.  But according
to the Corps' Project Manager David Gesl, if the project is
deemed to have a major impact on the wetland, the Corps can
require a full environmental impact statement which could stretch
out the final decision on the project for up to five years
(Swanson & Christian, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/21).