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Miss Utah 2002, Jaclyn Hunt of Lehi, won the Quality of Life award for her service project at the Miss America Scholarship Pageant preliminaries in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday. Along with the award is a $10,000 cash scholarship. Hunt's service project focuses on organ and tissue donation awareness.

The new Miss America will be crowned Saturday night. The pageant finals will be broadcast at locally 7 p.m.


A fund raiser for the New York City Uniformed Firefighter's Association Widows & Children's Fund will be held today through 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the intersections of 1300 South and State and 800 North and State.

Orem firefighters and their families will be conducting a drive to benefit the widows and children affected by the New York terrorist attack. Firefighters will be at intersections asking people to "Fill the Boot."

Monies collected will be forwarded by department officials to the fund in New York.


Cinemark USA Inc. will donate all box office and concession revenues on Tuesday, Sept. 25, to disaster-relief efforts through the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the United Way's September 11 Fund.

The Cinemark 16 at Provo Towne Centre and Movies 8 at Plumtree Shopping Center will participate in this effort.


City officials want more information before deciding whether to approve the first project in the proposed Summit Ridge development.

The City Council on Wednesday received proposals associated with the construction management portion of the 2,000-acre master planned mixed use project on the town's south end but did not spend time reviewing it, City Recorder Susan Farnsworth said.

The council also tabled a resolution that would allow developers to contract for water from sources outside the city rather than deed water rights to the city, as is commonly required for new developments. They also declined to set inspection fees until officials get more information.

Uinta National Forest

The Uinta National Forest and Timpanogos Cave National Monument will host cleanup volunteers in a special Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 29 culminating with a special program at the monument center from 7 to 8 p.m.

Volunteer projects include American Fork Canyon noxious weed removal, fuel wood reduction, and maintaining the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The Spanish Fork Ranger District will also host volunteers to work on painting projects. The $3 entrance fee to the canyon will be waived that day.

For more information call American Fork projects at 785-3563 or the Spanish Fork Ranger District at 798-3571.

Utah County

The Utah County Republican Women will meet Monday, Oct. 1, at noon in the Young Special Events Room in the new Provo Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave.

Guest speakers include JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton, president of American Mothers Inc., and Arlaine Austin, head of the Utah County Child Abuse Prevention Team. Both women will discuss the dangers of pornography and the increase of child abuse and neglect in Utah and the United States.

For more information, call 226-1784 or 225-1521.