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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Chicago, Illinois)
For Immediate Release                                      June 30, 1999
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                              TO THE POOL

                       Wrigley Field Locker Room
                           Chicago, Illinois

4:50 P.M. CDT

Q Mr. President, Hillary is a Yankees fan. Are you still a Cubs fan? (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, and so is she. You know what she said. Don't play press games here. (Laughter.) This is about sports, not politics.

Q Mr. President, what did Tony Blair tell you when you had --

Q Did Tony Blair give you an update?

THE PRESIDENT: I got an update from Tony Blair on where things are, and we're now in touch with the various parties and I expect to make some more phone calls sometime in the next hour or so. It's an all-nighter.

Q Will the talks be extended tonight?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I think by most standards they've already been extended. But I do expect so. I think they'll work quite late.

Q Do you think the First Lady will let you keep the jacket, since she's a big Cub fan?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. (Laughter.) But I will have to disclose it. I'll have to share wearing rights.

END 4:52 P.M. CDT