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PHOTOGRAPHER, POLITICIAN TO HIGHLIGHT SIERRA LECTURE

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Color slides by famous Utah photographer Tom Till and a speech by 1988 presidential candidate Bruce Babbitt will highlight the Sierra Club's "Fourth Annual Archdruid Lecture" scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7.

The lecture starts at 7 p.m. in the East High School auditorium, 840 S. 1300 East. Tickets are $5 in advance at local bookstores and camping shops, and $6 at the door. The lecture is titled "The New Environmental Ethic in the West."Babbitt, the former governor of Arizona, ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year but lost to Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. He is a strong conservationist whose advocacy of water resource management resulted in passage of a tough state law to protect the groundwater.

Till, a Moab resident, gained national recognition for his desert photos. He has taught photography workshops. His book, "Outcroppings," was published recently by Gibbs Smith Publisher, Layton.

Till and fellow photographer Bruce Hucko created the multimedia slide show, "The Canyon's Edge," which has been shown throughout Utah.

This lecture traditionally has a huge turnout. In previous years, speakers included Edward Abbey, Stewart Udall and David Brower.