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LOOKING AHEAD TO SALT LAKE: COULD TRIPP HAPPEN?
Published February 24, 1998
Linda Tripp, involved in the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky dispute, "is a final candidate for a plum government job helping to coordinate" the 2002 Games, according to Brian Blomquist of the N.Y. POST. Tripp is one of three finalists for the civilian liaison job for the Army. Pentagon execs "wouldn't comment" (N.Y. POST, 2/22). MORE FROM UTAH: Salt Lake's preparations are featured in USA TODAY's sports cover story by Jill Lieber under the header, "New Utah Motto: Be Prepared" (USA TODAY, 2/24). ...U.S. Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) and U.S. Rep. Merrill Cook (R-UT) said they are "more convinced than ever the federal government must help pay for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 2/22)....SLOC will have "at most" 50 licensees, compared to 160 in Nagano, and expects to raise about $35M of the more than $1B needed to host the 2002 Games (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 2/21).