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HUNTSMAN ASKS VITAL QUESTIONS

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The Deseret News reported in the Sunday, Nov. 20, front page story regarding the Salt Lake Olympic Bid that Jon Huntsman referred to the Bid Committee as possibly being dishonest in its public disclosures.

I attended the Rotary Club luncheon where Huntsman spoke, and he simply asked questions that were on all of our minds. No one seemed brave enough to ask, "Would the Olympic Bid Committee inform the Utah public of any possible financial losses as well as any possible gains by hosting the 2002 Winter Games? And if there are losses, who pays for them?" It was a point the Olympic Bid Committee should have clarified many months or years ago.Huntsman also suggested we spend our efforts and resources developing high-quality, long-term jobs to strengthen the state, rather than the minimum wage, seasonal positions the Olympics would bring. Huntsman did not refer to anyone as dishonest. He simply raised logical questions that many people in Utah felt were essential to understand.

Jack W. Sunderlage

Sandy