NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE SPEAKS OF SECRET YANKEE DEAL
New York City Mayoral candidate Ruth Messinger
yesterday charged that Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner have struck a "secret deal" that would
commit $1.1B in public funds to a new Yankee Stadium on
Manhattan's West Side, according to Susan Rubinowitz of the
N.Y. POST. Messinger "contended the pact is being kept
quiet until after" next month's election. Although
Messinger admitted she had "no proof," she said that "over
and over again, we have heard there is a secret deal."
Steinbrenner's spokesperson Howard Rubenstein "denied"
Messinger's charge of any pending deal (N.Y. POST, 10/17).