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Volume 24 No. 115
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          In DC, Mike Cleary reports that the MCI Center has
     "spurred or accelerated" many of the projects in the eastern
     part of downtown DC.  The arena has also "brought a new wave
     of patrons" to the area (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/11)....Work
     crews will begin dismantling the retractable roof at Olympic
     Stadium today.  The process, to be completed in December,
     will cost Quebecers C$180M, much of it in repairs, to
     replace it with a C$37M permanent roof (TORONTO STAR, 5/11).
     ...Int'l Speedway Corp. (ISC) showed plans Friday for its
     proposed, $200M Kansas Int'l Speedway.  The new track will
     sport condominiums, a restaurant and a museum and should
     closely resemble the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (K.C. STAR,
     5/9)....Harbor Yard, the new minor league park for the
     Bridgeport (CT) Bluefish will cost taxpayers about $17M
     instead of the projected $14M (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/11).