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Hill Air Force Base

The Hill Aerospace Museum has begun the 2002 season Airplane Talk series, weekly lectures on military aircraft and crews.

The lectures run every Saturday beginning at 1 p.m., and this month will focus on the B-17, the C-124, the A-37 and the P-38 airplanes.

The lectures are free and held in the Hill Aerospace Museum classroom. For more information, call 777-6818.

Midvale

Restaurants will now be able to serve beer while still going through the lengthy state alcohol-licensing process.

The City Council has approved a 30-day temporary license for Class B alcohol service, which allows beer to be served with food. The 30-day temporary permit is the most allowed by state law and would be given to restaurants that are seeking restaurant liquor permits from the state.

The temporary permit would become permanent if the restaurant does not get one of the limited restaurant liquor licenses.

Salt Lake City

The future looked dim for Salt Lake seniors living in the Rose Park area's Escalante III apartments. The 80 units were slated for conversion to market-rate condominiums, and that would have sent their elderly residents packing.

But Salt Lake City Corp. and an array of state and federal agencies announced this week that they had cobbled together $2.3 million to refinance, acquire and upgrade the Escalante III apartments. The apartments will continue to be Section 8 subsidized housing for low-income seniors, residents who earn 30 percent or less of the area median income. The demand is great for such affordable apartments in the Salt Lake Valley, and Escalante III has no vacancies, according to Utah Nonprofit Housing Corp. director Marion Willey. UNPHC now operates Escalante III with its new financing from the Salt Lake City Housing Trust Fund, Fannie Mae American Communities Fund and other sources.

Salt Lake City

Vendors planning to set up shop at Salt Lake City's downtown Olympic festival must obtain business licenses, temporary tax IDs and picture IDs before the Games start.

The city has set up a temporary office at 349 S. 200 East to process the expected 6,000 applications. The center is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 23.

"We're an Olympic one-stop center," said business licensing officer Edna Drake. "People can be in and out with their IDs in 30 to 40 minutes" if they come in this week and beat the pre-Games rush. Only about 250 applications have been processed so far.

For information, call 535-6596.

Sandy

"Utah Landscape Suite" will be performed by author Stephen Trimble as a benefit for the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Creek Country Club, 8300 S. 2700 East.

The event is a multimedia performance that captures the spirit of the Great Basin Desert, the Colorado Plateau, Utah's mountains and Utah's wetlands.

Four Corners school works to educate people about the need to preserve the natural and cultural treasures of the Colorado Plateau.

The suggested contribution for the benefit event is $100 per person, or $175 per couple. For more information, call 533-8375.