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          TIGER LAND: In Detroit, Joe Falls writes on the
     difficulty that Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch is having on
     completing the financing of the Tigers' new ballpark: "The
     consortium of 14 U.S. banks backed out of the deal, and now
     the financiers from Japan still haven't given Ilitch the
     money.  This should tell you something about the financial
     structure of the Ilitch empire, which should tell you
     something about the sad state of the baseball team" (DETROIT
     NEWS, 8/13).  The Tigers will post clips of construction at
     their new ballpark on (Tigers).
          NOTES: The Lakers and NHL Kings announced their intent
     to build a combined practice facility in El Segundo, CA. 
     Naming rights to the $15M, 120,000-square-foot complex will
     be sold (L.A. TIMES, 8/12)....Attorneys for the NFL
     Cardinals and the Rio Salado Crossing District met yesterday
     and will meet again today "in hopes of reaching a
     preliminary agreement" before the Mesa City Council makes
     its decision whether to put the stadium measure on the
     November ballot (AZ REPUBLIC, 8/13)....The Padres proposed
     ballpark measure will appear as Proposition C on the
     November ballot.  Politicians and consultants say that being
     first on the ballot "is best because it gives backers first
     shot at voters' attention" (S.D. UNION-TRIBUNE, 8/12).