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SKIING RESORT REPORT: SOLITUDE

WHAT ATTRACTS people to skiing in the US? Service, space - and snow. Reliable, deep, soft snow. And where do you get the best snow? Utah - specifically, Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the cult miniresorts of Snowbird and Alta, which get 500 inches every year.

US tolerates too much violence, Clinton warns

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton warned Americans yesterday that they were becoming too tolerant of violence as the hunt intensified for the man responsible for a shooting which shocked Seattle on Wednesday.

Manhunt ends with grisly find in Utah

ONE OF the most intense police manhunts in recent US history appears to have come to an end with the discovery of a pile of sun-bleached bones believed to belong to one of two fugitives who killed a policeman and vanished into the south-western desert 17 months ago.

ScottishPower warns of impact from price reviews

SCOTTISHPOWER, the multi-utility, warned yesterday that a series of proposed regulatory price cuts in its water and electricity businesses could have a serious impact on dividends, investment and levels of service.

Olympic Games: No such thing as free seat in Salt Lake City

ALREADY ROUNDLY criticised for their over-zealous generosity, the Salt Lake Olympics Committee have now said there will be no free tickets available for the 2002 Winter Games. Prime seats for speed skating events will cost up to pounds 106, ski-jumping at the Utah Winter Sports Park will set spectators back between pounds 66 and pounds 115, and seats for the ice hockey final will cost up to pounds 260.

IOC man's son on Salt Lake charge

THE SON of a leading official of the International Olympic Committee has been charged in connection with the Salt Lake City scandal, US legal officials said yesterday.

Olympic Games: Official is silent over bribe case

AN INFLUENTIAL South Korean Olympic official yesterday refused to comment on a United States criminal case implicating his son in Salt Lake City's bribery scandal.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Sydney's appeal to Coles

THE SYDNEY Olympic organisers yesterday urged the embattled Phil Coles to cut his last ties with the 2000 Games in an effort to sever links with the damaging corruption scandal.

Mormon shoot-out leaves three dead

A GUNMAN walked into the Mormon genealogical library in Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday, killing two people and injuring four others before being fatally wounded himself in a shoot-out with police.

Olympic Games: IOC disputes accusation of `flourishing' corruption

A SENIOR official from the International Olympic Committee yesterday disputed an American ethics panel's contention that the committee fostered a "culture of improper gift giving" that led to corruption in the bidding process for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

Fresh Olympic bribery claims

THE OLYMPIC bribery scandal looks likely to ensnare more members of the International Olympic Committee and implicate more cities after the chief investigator said he was widening the inquiry.
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