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Volume 24 No. 154
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Speed Reads....

A trio of unions is "throwing their weight behind" the MLS proposal to build a 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The endorsement, expected to be announced today, "marks the first organized labor support for the plan" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/7).

Filmmaker Barry Levinson penned an Op-Ed piece for today's Baltimore SUN on the late Art Modell relocating the Browns to Baltimore in '96. Levinson writes, "If not for one man, none of this would have been possible. If not for one man, there would be no Ravens football team" (Baltimore SUN, 2/7).

An estimated crowd of 30,000 attended yesterday's Honduras-U.S. FIFA World Cup qualifier at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras (, 2/6).

An estimated crowd of 10,000 attended an int'l friendly between Colombia and Guatemala at Sun Life Stadium (MIAMI HERALD, 2/7).