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Volume 24 No. 156
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Portland's AFL Franchise Will Be Formally Announced Today

Portland officials today will announce the acquisition of an AFL franchise that is slated to "begin play next March at the Moda Center." Terry Emmert, Owner of Oregon-based transportation company Emmert Int'l, will own 100% of the team. Emmert "hasn't chosen a name" for the franchise. This will be the "second incarnation of Arena ball for Portland" after the Forest Dragons played there from '97-99 (PORTLAND TRIBUNE, 10/2).