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CAPTION ONLY: BEATTIE IS NEW SENATE LEADER

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Gov. Mike Leavitt congratulates Lane Beattie, the new president of the Utah Senate, as former Senate President Arnold Christensen looks on. Christensen resigned after 10 years as president - the longest tenure in the state's history - to become a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Beattie, R-Bountiful, and Christensen gave emotional speeches, sometimes stopping to wipe away tears. Beattie said he would operate the Senate much as Christensen did but warned state bureaucrats "if you are not responsive (to constituents' concerns), you won't get funded."