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Gores To Visit Littleton Community

April 22, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, will travel to suburban Denver this weekend to visit with the grieving community of Columbine High School, Gore’s office announced Thursday.

They are scheduled to attend a Sunday afternoon memorial service in Clement Park, next to the high school where two teen-aged students massacred 12 of their classmates and a teacher before killing themselves.

On a political trip through New Hampshire Thursday, Mrs. Gore said Littleton’s tragedy is a wake-up call to adults responsible for the violent images in children’s entertainment.

``People have to be aware of it,″ said Mrs. Gore, an outspoken opponent of violence in song lyrics and movies during the 1980s.

``The message is: Adults and parents should tune into what their children should be looking at ... and how they are spending their time.″

In a discussion with students at Nashua High School, Mrs. Gore also said the nation should appeal to the entertainment industry to ``tone it down.″

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