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SLC Won't Give Free Time Off to Employees for Utah Day

SLC Won't Give Free Time Off to Employees for Utah Day

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake City employees can skip out early for "Utah Day" next month, but it won't be free.

Mayor Rocky Anderson's office says employees can leave early to attend the University of Utah's game against Texas A&M only if they take personal leave or vacation time. Earlier this month, a spokeswoman said they would be able to leave early to attend if they skipped lunch and wore red.

Anderson's office says the plan wasn't fair to employees who couldn't participate.

"Utah Day" begins at two pm and includes free concerts and a three-and-a-half hour tailgating party before the game. The game starts at 5:30 pm and will be on ESPN.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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