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ACOG GOVERNMENT LIAISON HIRED BY SLOC TO FILL SIMILAR ROLE

     The Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter
Olympics has hired Cynthia Gillespie as SLOC VP/Federal
Government Relations.  Gillespie will work out of Washington DC,
and her "primary role" will be serving as the SLOC's liaison to
the Congressional and Executive branches of the federal
government.  Gillespie was ACOG's Deputy Dir Federal/State
Government Relations and later became ACOG's Dir Federal
Relations, overseeing an annual budget of more than $1.7M.
(SLOC).  In Utah, Lisa Riley Roche of the DESERT NEWS notes SLOC
organizers originally planned on getting $30M in federal
assistance, all for security, but federal money "will almost
certainly increase" because of the Centennial Olympic Park
bombing in Atlanta. Federal funds are also earmarked for a light-
rail system and other transportation projects (DESERT NEWS,
11/3).
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