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Well, at least the "on-time" portion of the mantra still holds. From the Examiner: "The costs of acquiring land needed to build the Washington Nationals ballpark have exceeded original estimates by $50 million, busting the publicly financed stadium's $631 million budget with more increases yet to come, documents show. Thanks almost entirely to land acquisition, the tab for the stadium is now pegged at $674 million, an increase of $43.2 million over the original budget, according to a Jan. 16 report provided to the D.C. Council by the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission." Except that: "Land acquisition was not included in the stadium's $611 million price cap, meaning the sports commission can bridge the budget gap with excess revenues from the ballpark fund -- composed mainly of stadium sales taxes and a 1 percent tax on D.C. businesses. It also means that while the project is technically over budget, it has not breached the statutory cap."
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Brewer says: (1/22/08 10:34 AM)
Ah hah! Now we know where all those Enron accountants went!


BC says: (1/22/08 5:19 PM)
Wow, those old land owners' greed really paid off. Even though they were offered soooo much more money than they paid for their properties, they screamed foul play anyway and got even more money. I wish someone would offer me millions of dollars for my little house ...except I would be greatful instead of demanding millions more.


Dick says: (1/22/08 6:34 PM)
JD: You reported this on December 9. Who needs to read the Examiner when you have JDLAND.com?

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