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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.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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

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