The labor issues have not yet been resolved. The 12,000-membercarpenters union refuses to sign an agreement that changes workrules at the center, which has been signed by five other unions.The authority's board plans to continue to negotiate with thecarpenters through the weekend, if necessary, before heading forHarrisburg.

The legislature reconvenes on Monday, and the state's spendingbill is on the agenda.

While board members say they are considering "alternativemeasures" to a labor agreement, they decline to elaborate on anyoptions. Off the record, according to published reports, astate-takeover of the center, similar to a plan under operation atNew York's Jacob Javits Center, cannot be ruled out.

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