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Tourism chief on leave in Kane County

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KANAB, Utah (AP) -- Kane County's tourism director has been placed on paid leave -- and he smells politics.

Ted Hallisey, known as Cowboy Ted, is running as a Democrat against Mike Noel, a popular Republican in the Utah House.

Kane County commissioners, all Republicans, say they placed Hallisey on leave because he failed to attend a private meeting with them this week.

Commissioner Duke Cox tells The Salt Lake Tribune it has nothing to do with running for office and everything to do with insubordination.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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