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Ex-Detroit mayor will mediate D.C. stadium dispute

Updated: January 17, 2006, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer was picked to mediate the deadlock between Major League Baseball and the District of Columbia over a lease for the Washington Nationals' new stadium.

Archer met Tuesday with Mayor Anthony A. Williams, members of the city's Sports and Entertainment Commission and a lawyer representing the Nationals, according to Vince Morris, the mayor's chief spokesman.

"We need to find a way to get the [D.C. Council] to honor the commitment it made ...

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