LOOKING AHEAD TO SALT LAKE: COULD TRIPP HAPPEN?
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).