Hamister, facing Friday deadline in bid for Sabres, seeks extension

Via: Buffalo News

'Hamister declined to elaborate on what headway has been made, but state officials Wednesday disputed an earlier report that Gov. George E. Pataki is reviewing a financial assistance package involving the proposed purchase. "The story is wrong. There is no package," said Suzanne Morris, a spokeswoman for Pataki. "(Empire State Development Corp.) has had some very preliminary discussions, and we're certainly willing to continue discussions to see if we can help."'