In the continuing saga of the Baltimore stadium issue, Baltimore Mayor William D. Schaefer met with Gov. Harry Hughes and promised to deliver to him a copy of the elusive report by a Baltimore task force that recommends construction of an $80 million stadium in the city.
The report by the task force headed by C&P Telephone vice president J. Henry Butta has yet to be released to the public, and Schaefer said yesterday that it would be made available after the governor had a chance to review it.
Also, Schaefer made his strongest endorsement to date of a new stadium, which he has previously avoided because he didn't want to take the lead in asking the General Assembly to approve the expensive project.
"If the business community and Hank Butta and (a state sports commission) can come to the legislature and get the money to build a new stadium in the city, I'm all for it," said Schaefer.
Schaefer also complained that some reporters were trying to drive a wedge between him and the governor on the stadium issue.
Hughes, at a news conference yesterday, said that he had not seen the Butta report, and could not take a position on the question of providing state funds for a new stadium until he had.