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July 20, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Dazed and confused

Spent a lot of time surfing the Internet to see how Storm fans were reacting to their WNBA team being part of a $350 million pro basketball package sold by primary owner Howard Schultz to a group of Oklahoma City businessmen spearheaded by Clay Bennett.
While most still don’t want to be taxed to pay for a millionaire’s toy, the majority feel for the women being wrapped up in the mess. It made Slick Watt’s words more poignant, “Now, it’s up to the people to keep these women here,” he said at the afternoon news conference on Tuesday.
He was speaking of voting on Initiative 91. Others are circling in other ways, even for independent owners to purchase the WNBA team, even though Bennett said the Sonics and Storm will remain a packaged deal.
“I personally would be surprised if we’re not successful,” Bennett said of negotiating for a new arena in the city. “It’s too vibrant and important of an economy [that] loves basketball and loves sports. I feel coming in with a clean slate, perhaps, allows us a fresh perspective.”
Just in case, the founders of www.Stormfans.org are helping to organize a meeting at the Theater Off Jackson in the International District on Saturday at noon to discuss what Storm ticket holders can do to, “show our support for the team and/or to try and convince the new owners to keep the Storm in Seattle (or ways to find/ encourage local owners to buy the Storm and keep them here

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