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Release: March 6, 2001

MEDIA ADVISORY:

PRESS CONFERENCE FOR

CORETTA SCOTT KING CANCELLED

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The press conference for Coretta Scott King, originally scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, has been cancelled at King's request and will not be rescheduled.

Reporters who had planned to attend the press conference will be allowed into the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union, where Mrs. King is to present her lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Because of public admission ticket concerns and in order to gain admission, members of the media should present to IMU door ushers identification or an employer-issued credential showing the organization they represent.

King has said through her booking agency that she will not accept questions from reporters during the lecture or the question-and-answer period following her talk.

The UI Lecture Committee plans to respect her wishes and asks that reporters refrain from posing questions.