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Carbon County news briefs

Chamber schedules 2008 election candidates forum on Oct. 6 at Price City Hall

The Carbon County Chamber Of Commerce's board of directors will host a meet the candidates night Oct. 6.

The voter educational forum will be presented from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in room 106 at the Price City Hall. The schedule includes:

•Slated at 6 p.m., session one will feature four United States House of Representatives District 2 candidates:

Incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson.

Libertarian challenger Mathew Arndt.

Dennis Emery of the Constitution Party.

Republican Bill Dew.

•Starting at 6:40 p.m., the second session will feature two Utah House District 67 candidates:

Incumbent Republican Patrick Painter.

Constitution challenger Feleni Sjufanua.

•The second session will also feature Utah House of Representatives District 69 hopefuls:

Democrat Christine Watkins.

Republican Jerry Anderson.

•Scheduled at 7:40 p.m., session three will feature three Utah Senate candidates:

Democrat Brad King.

Robert Armstrong from the Constitution Party.

Republican David Hinkins.

Construction phase of 2009 inaugural platform begins with driving of 'first nail'

Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with others from the House and Senate picked up a symbolic hammer and started construction on the 2009 inaugural platform.

The ceremony is the traditional kick-off to preparations for the presidential swearing in.

"On Jan. 20, 2009 Americans and citizens of the world will again turn their attention to the steps of the capitol to listen to a new president and that leader's vision for a renewed American," said Pelosi. We will face that future together as Americans and, therefore, optimists.

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