TURNBULL TRIMS INAUGURAL COSTS BY 10%

Citing the territory's fiscal crisis, Gov.-elect Charles Turnbull will trim spending for his inaugural events by 10 percent from 1994 costs, The Daily News reported Tuesday.
The 1994 ceremonies cost $124,000. Turnbull plans to spend no more than $112,000.
Celebrations begin Jan.2 on St. John with a pre-inauguration gala and ecumenical service. Those celebrations will be financed mostly through donations, according to Andrew Rutnik, St. John deputy inauguration chair.
The formal inauguration will take place Jan. 4 in St. Thomas with a parade, swearing-in ceremony, luncheon and public reception. A post-inauguration ceremony is scheduled Jan. 5 on St. Croix.

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