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Volume 24 No. 159
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     Fans of the old Tiger Stadium were able to gather 8,067
signatures and have added a question to the March 19 ballot on
whether the city should use $35M of city money to build a new
stadium.  The group was allowed to word their question, with
possible confusion looming for voters.  The Tiger Fan Club's
question includes a double negative -- with a "yes" vote meaning
not using city money for the new stadium (DETROIT NEWS,
1/10)....Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell envisions a Camden Yards
model for building a new stadium in Philadelphia:  "I'd recommend
going through the state Sports Authority, which can write bonds,
and have a sports lottery"  (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/7)....The
Lightning have warned Hillsborough County officials that any
extra tax on tickets or concessions would violate their lease at
the new Ice Palace.  The TSA wants to impose a tax to help fund a
new stadium for the Bucs (Joe Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/10).