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Tourism summit

  Are herds of tourists just the latest scourge on public lands? Heads of the tourism industry and public-lands managers will converge on Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sept. 24-26 to talk about consensus on such contentious issues as national park overflights, access restrictions and recreation fees. Seeking Common Ground is sponsored by the Western States Tourism Policy Council and speakers include Nevada Gov. Bob Miller, D, who is also chair of the National Governors' Association; Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and John Garamendi, deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. Registration for the three day summit is $195. For more information call the Nevada Commission on Tourism at 1-800/237-0774.