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Items Still Looking for Homes

USITT is still hoping to track down the owners of a few articles turned in to Lost & Found at the Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston this past March. The following have not yet been claimed: tortoise shell sunglasses (designer maker) in a case; a Moleskine notebook (roughly 8 ½ x 5 ½) with journal entries that begin in October 2006 and continue through to the Conference (anyone researching a trip to Paris?); and a ring (solid band style, appears to be a man's size).

If you think one or more of these items belong to you and would like to reclaim them, please send an email to with a brief description of the item so we can verify that it is indeed yours. We will gladly ship it back to you via UPS.

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Cincy Promo Winners Named

With more than 500 guesses submitted, finding the number of crackers (the kind that goes best with Cincinnati chili) in a box and jar proved to be very popular at Stage Expo in Houston. Kathie Brookfield, Cincinnati Promotions Coordinator, announced the prize winners.

The "official" jar contained 688 crackers, and Stephanie Shaw won the Grand Prize -- she was only off by one cracker. Eric Stehl was second with a guess of 675, and Jack Feivou was third, also guessing 677. There were 318 participants in the contest.

In the cracker box, with its 494 crackers, Zack Elms was first, guessing seven crackers over; Brittany Mullenany was second with 482, and Jean Burch was third at 480. There were 208 guessers.

The following people volunteered to help at the Promotions Booth at the Stage Expo in Houston: James Hill, Elynmarie Kazle, Stephanie Riddle, Ben Chai, Meg Haven, Scott Hoskins, James Lees, Brian Farkas, and Gion DeFrancesco.

Scott Hoskins, center, and Kathie Brookfield, right, help promote the 2009 USITT Conference & Stage Expo which will be held in Cincinnati.

Photo/James Hill

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LHAT to Meet in Atlanta

The League of Historic American Theatres is planning its 32nd Annual Conference & Theatre Tour from July 16 to 19 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The conference "Thinking Outside the Fox" will showcase and celebrate the historic Fox and others across Georgia for thier roles as catalysts for cultural and economic development in their communities.

Complete information and registration is available online at or call 877-627-0833.

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CITT Rendez-vous in Ottawa

CITT/ICTS, our sister organization in Canada, is planning a full week of activities August 12 to 17 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Pre-conference workshops including Display Fireworks Certification, and Fall Arrest Certification, will be held August 12 and 13 with the conference, themed Growing Minority opening August 14 including an Opening Night Reception and Junk Challenge Adventure. For more information, registration, and housing details, visit

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