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Deposition leaked in University Gardens case

Everything old is new again in the never-ending saga of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Complex. Former University Gardens condo owner Gary Vodicka is back in the news after releasing a deposition he took of new Bush Foundation president Mark Langdale to The Dallas Morning News. It was published on the paper’s Web site Wednesday afternoon.

In the deposition Langdale sets yet another timeline on a final announcement of the library complex – this time the end of February. The date is another in many not-so-firm dates set by officials involved in the project. SMU entered into exclusive negotiations with the Bush Foundation in December 2006.

Langdale also said the library complex could be located at the corner of SMU Boulevard and Central Expressway. But he allowed for the possibility that parts of the complex could be located on the now-vacant University Gardens site.

SMU officials have maintained for years that there are multiple site plans and nothing is final until construction actually begins.

Vodicka, who has cases against SMU in courts in Dallas and the 5th Circuit Appeals Court, said he released the information to raise awareness for his case against the school.

“It just let’s everybody know it’s still out there,” Vodicka said.

Langdale isn’t the only notable name Vodicka wants to depose between now and the October trial date in the Dallas court. Marvin Bush, who is the president’s cousin and has been involved with the library project, Bush Foundation chairman Don Evans and former White House legal counsel Harriet Miers are the next big names on his list.

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