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October 20, 1998


Teams from the Lawrence Police Department, Kansas University Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical are distributing the shirts as ``incentives for wearing helmets, obeying traffic laws and in other related education programs'' related to bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle safety, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.

How much are the musicians with the St. Petersburg Philharmonica paid? Are they paid a set amount for making a tour, and does this pay suffer due to what is happening inside Russia? How does their pay compare with that of musicians who are in other touring national orchestras? How long are they on tour?

The St. Petersburg Philharmonica, which recently performed at the Lied Center, began its U.S. tour on Oct. 1 and was scheduled to return to Russia on Oct. 23, according to Karen Christilles, director of public relations at the Lied Center. The symphony orchestra has toured the United States every other year for the past 10 years.

The musicians are employed as full-time professional players and earn salaries rather than being paid for a specific tour or individual performance. The musicians are paid on a scale comparable to their peers; however, exact salaries were not available.

Christilles said the St. Petersburg Philharmonica earns royalties through recording contracts in the United States so its musicians are cushioned from Russia's unstable economy.

Where can I write to Kevin Spacey?

Write to Spacey in care of the William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212.

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