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  • NAGANO DECLARES: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

              With the Olympics one month away, there have been
         concerns over the lack of snow in Nagano.  KYODO NEWS
         reports today that the ski resort village of Hakuba, site of
         many of the Alpine and Nordic skiing events, recorded over
         15 inches of snow yesterday, and that Mt. Higashidate, the
         site for the Alpine giant slalom, recorded over 23 inches
         since Tuesday.  Artificial snow-making machines "were put
         into full operation" on the Happo-one slopes, site of the
         Alpine downhill and super G events (KYODO NEWS, 1/7). 
              DREAMING OF A WHITE...: In DC, Mary Jordan reports that
         the "first significant snow in weeks" in Nagano covered
         "muddy Olympic ski slopes."  With no snow, "the downhill and
         other key events may have to be canceled.  And Japan, which
         has spent billions of dollars and most of this decade
         preparing for next month's Winter Games, could find its
         dream of a winter wonderland praised around the globe washed
         away by unseasonably warm rain" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/7).  
              TICKETS, GET YOUR TICKETS: Don Williams, VP/CA-based
         Cartan Tours, said that tickets still are available to most
         Nagano events "except figure skating."  Cartan is the Games' 
         official ticket agent in the U.S. (USA TODAY, 1/7).
    
    

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