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2007 Media Releases

April 6, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Sharon Nemeth, League of Women Voters, 472-2333, 489-3571

Debates to be taped and rebroadcast on 5 CITY-TV

The League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster County invites the public to a series of debates featuring candidates on the ballot for the City general election on May 1.

The series of debates is set for Tuesday, April 10, in the Bevins Family Life Center on the main floor of Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 “M” Street. The debates will be taped and rebroadcast by the City’s government access cable channel, 5 CITY-TV. The schedule and invited candidates – listed in order of their opening statements – are:

1 to 2 p.m. - Lincoln Public School’s Board of Education District 2 - Doug Evans has declined the nomination, but Richard Meginnis will be present to discuss school issues informally with interested voters. Informal discussions are not taped and re-broadcast.
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. - City Council District 4 – Annette McRoy and John Spatz
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - City Council District 2 – Jon Camp and Allan Abbott
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. - City Council District 3 – John Erickson and Jonathan Cook
6 to 7 p.m. - City Council District 1 – Doug Emery and LaRae Eifert
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Mayor – Chris Beutler and Ken Svoboda

Candidates for Airport Authority have been invited to visit with voters in the area reserved for distributing campaign materials.

To reach the Bevins Family Life Center from the west doors, use the elevator (“M” button). If entering the church through the south door, go up the interior stairs and walk away from the sanctuary. Parking is available across 11th Street or in the parking garage one block south of the church. Space may be available on the street or in the garage under the church (enter from 11th Street).

Debate co-sponsors include the Lincoln-Lancaster Women’s Commission; the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging; the National Council of Negro Women (Lincoln Section); the North 27th Street Business and Civic Association; and Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Funding for the debates is provided by the League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Audience members are asked to not wear or otherwise display items indicating support of specific candidates while in the debate area.

For a schedule of air times, see the City Web site at and click on the 5 CITY-TV logo. The debates also will be available through video-on-demand through the Web site.

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