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Judge Mills Lane to Address Meeting

March 09, 2000|STACY BROWN

OXNARD — Television personality and boxing referee Mills Lane is scheduled to speak at a leadership conference in Oxnard Saturday.

Lane, a Nevada district judge and one of the most colorful and best-known referees in U.S. boxing, will speak at the Ventura County Leadership Academy's annual conference at the Casa Sirena Hotel & Marina. The conference kicks off Friday, with Lane set to speak at noon Saturday.

Lane is expected to address a panel on leadership-program development and personal improvement in local communities.

Before Lane speaks, Russell Gough, a professor of ethics and philosophy at Pepperdine University, will offer a keynote address.

"We are inviting everyone in the community who wants to attend, because this is a very important conference," said Harry Lee, executive director of the leadership academy. "Having Mills Lane, a sharp and honorable man . . . is a great opportunity for all of us."

Lane, who has a law degree, has been the referee in hundreds of championship bouts.

Lane, who still officiates championship fights, also sits behind the bench of his syndicated television show, "Judge Mills Lane."

For information about the conference or to register, call 485-6288.

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