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In brief for Dec. 20, 2006

The Governator's big party California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has raised $640,000 in private donations for his two-day inaugural bash next month, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles-based Ambrosia Productions will produce the Jan. 5 inaugural events, including a tented luncheon for 400 on the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento, then a black-tie "California Dreaming" gala for 1,500 guests at the city's convention center ...

L.A., Chicago hope for '16 Olympics Los Angeles and Chicago are the only two American cities still in the running for the 2016 Summer Games. San Francisco dropped out of the race last month when the city failed to come to terms with the local football team to build a new stadium, a key element in the bid. Cities throughout the world are still considering bids; the deadline for bids is March 31 ...

CIC names 'leaders' The Convention Industry Council said Monday that it will induct five meetings and conventions industry leaders to its Hall of Leaders next year. They are Christine Duffy, head of Maritz Travel; Steven Hacker, president of the International Association for Exhibition Management; Robert Moore, executive vice president of the Freeman Companies; Edward E. Scannell, CMP, director of the Center for Professional Development & Training; and Roger Tondeur, president of MCI Group Holding.

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