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November 1, 1985

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ Jure Franko, who became a national hero when he won the giant slalom silver medal in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games at Sarajevo, reportedly plans to quit the World Cup ski circuit and compete as a professional in the United States.

The Borba newspaper reported Friday that Franko and Tomaz Cerkovnik, another member of the national ski team, have decided to turn pro.

Franko said in September he would quit competitive skiing altogether because of a hip ailment, but apparently has decided for the less strenuous pro tour.


CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says the team will consider moving to another city if plans for a new stadium are not approved in the next six months.

″Basically, we must get out of Comiskey Park, not because it’s not a good place to see a game, but because maintenance costs are relentless and capital items keep piling up,″ he said Thursday. ″It’s just brutally expensive.″

Reinsdorf said the club could either move to a new stadium proposed by the city, build its own park in west suburban Addison or move to a city looking for a team.

Reinsdorf said he did not expect the team to move to another city.

He said the team has to know within the next six months if a new stadium is to be built in Chicago. If a new stadium is not to be built, Reinsdorf said the White Sox will ″look at cities that want a team. If we don’t hurry this along, all the good cities will be gone.″

The White Sox say they are limited in the number of choice seats they can sell at Comiskey Park because many are blocked by posts.


REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Veteran race track announcer Charles ″Tod″ Creed died Wednesday of a respiratory illness. He was 60.

Creed had been confined to a hospital for two months.

Creed worked at several race tracks, including Golden Gate Fields and Bay Meadows.

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