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September 28, 2000

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Doubleday: Maybe Mets should renovate Shea

New York The New York Mets might be considering abandoning plans for a new ballpark.

Co-owner Nelson Doubleday said Wednesday he thinks government funding for a new ballpark might not be forthcoming and that renovating Shea Stadium may be preferable. He also said he doesn't envision the Yankees getting a stadium in Manhattan.

"I kind of like this place and I don't see a ballpark in downtown New York City," Doubleday said before the Mets played Atlanta. "I don't see a great deal of taxpayer money to build the New York Mets a stadium."

Seizure suspected in Rodriguez accident

Detroit The motorist who killed former Detroit Tiger Aurelio Rodriguez probably had a seizure during the accident, the result of a condition that caused her license to be suspended, police said.

The 40-year-old Detroit woman's license was suspended March 14, 1995, after she failed to appear for a driver's examination, according to Secretary of State records.

The license was never reinstated. The Secretary of State's Office requested the exam because of a medical condition, which they would not reveal. Besides that, her driving record was clean, according to the Secretary of State.

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