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Volume 24 No. 117
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NASHVILLE VOTES TO HEAD TO THE POLLS ON MAY 7 ON OILERS

     The Metro Nashville Election Commission has set a referendum
for May 7 to determine if voters want to issue bonds to pay for
the city's $149M share of the Oilers relocation deal.  State and
local officials have already approved the $292M deal that would
have the team play in a new stadium in '98.  But Nashville Mayor
Phil Bredesen has said if the referendum fails, "local efforts to
attract the Oilers will stop," and the team will have to find a
new city or return to the Astrodome (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/21).