Gov. Ventura To Release Schedule

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(AP) Gov. Jesse Ventura will start releasing his public schedule to the media again, his spokesman said Tuesday.

The governor stopped the practice last week, citing concerns for his security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

But spokesman John Wodele said he met with the governor’s security advisers and came up with a new policy aimed at protecting both Ventura and the press’ freedom to cover him.

From now on, the governor’s communications office will release his schedule of public events the day before. However, the information won’t be posted on the state’s Web site, nor will it be sent by fax to all news organizations that request it.

Instead, it will be hand-delivered to reporters located in the Capitol press room.

It also will be distributed to newspapers, television stations, and radio stations who are members of The Associated Press in a daily advisory that is not for publication.

Wodele said he’ll have to trust reporters to honor that policy.

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