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Capitol has long way to go before opening

Capitol has long way to go before opening



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- State officials say they're nervous the Capitol won't be ready for its grand opening on Jan. 5.

The building has been under renovations for about four years and there's still plenty of work to be done.

For example, the meeting room near the rotunda didn't have any power last week, and some outlets still weren't working Tuesday. The wireless connection to the Internet also wasn't working. Senate

Senate President John Valentine says parts of the new Senate chambers are overheating and threatening to damage some of the newly installed technology.

State officials are also still waiting for a specially-woven fabric for the walls of the governor's office and the ceremonial Gold Room to arrive from overseas.

The building will be open to the public for an open house from Jan. 5-12.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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