Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that will allow the Salt Lake Organizing Committee — and others — to install "shrink wrap" displays or other artwork on buildings in and around the downtown area during the 2002 Olympics.

The artwork cannot be commercial in any way and can be displayed only from Sept. 1, 2001, through April 30, 2002. Banners and building wrappers must also be restricted to areas that do not impede views of historic structures, yards or open space and cannot interfere with the existing skyline.

The original proposed ordinance would have allowed for some business-related messages in the artwork and would have allowed for the artwork to be in locations accessible only to SLOC. Both those aspects of the ordinance were altered based on recommendations by the Attorney General's Office prior to Tuesday's public hearing.

Salt Lake County

Sherrie Swensen was recently honored by the League of Women Voters at an annual luncheon.

Swensen, who is serving her third term as Salt Lake County clerk, was selected because of her efforts to increase voter registration.

Swensen received the league's community-service award highlighting individuals who exemplify the league's ideal of informed and active citizen participation in shaping public policy.

University of Utah

Dr. Robert T. Burks and Dr. Aaron A. Hofmann, professors in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, have been named to fill presidential endowed chairs established by an Ogden orthopedic surgeon and his wife.

The endowed chairs are among five, plus a visiting lectureship funded at the medical school and the College of Nursing by the late Dr. Louis S. Peery and his late wife, Janet.

Burks, who directs the U.'s Sports Medicine Center, has been named to the Mary Scowcroft Peery Presidential Endowed Chair, established in memory of Peery's mother.

Hofmann, an internationally recognized specialist in reconstructive joint surgery and chief of orthopedics at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has assumed the Louis S. Peery M.D., and Janet P. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair.

West Valley City

One weekend just can't contain the annual Westfest celebration — so organizers added another.

This year, the carnival will be held June 21-23 and 28-30 at Granger Park. The parade is slated for Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

Activities include nightly entertainment, vendor booths, international cuisine, sporting events and the annual Westfest Talent Showcase. A fireworks display will close out the festival.

A three-day Crafters and Artisans Symposium has been added to the festival. For more information on booth space, the crafters/artisans marketplace and symposium or other events, call 963-3550.