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					E1200                              CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                      June 9, 1999
   Dr. Reardon’s strong commitment to the uni-      IN CELEBRATION OF THE 60TH AN-                     the Korean War, and was the flagship for
versity as Provost is paralleled by his equally       NIVERSARY OF THE CEREBRAL                        Commander 7th Fleet.
firm commitment to students and teaching.             PALSY CENTER FOR THE BAY                            After her service, the U.S.S. New Jersey
Throughout his years as an administrator, Dr.         AREA                                             was again mothballed in 1957, only to be
Reardon has always found time to teach un-                                                             pressed into service again in 1968 to serve as
dergraduate and graduate students in his                        HON. BARBARA LEE                       the only active-duty Navy battleship. She pro-
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                                                                                                       vided critical firepower to friendly troops before
areas of expertise and develop programs such
                                                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                       again being decommissioned in 1969.
as an internship program in Washington that                                                               The Battleship New Jersey’s service did not
has provided students with an opportunity to                    Wednesday, June 9, 1999                end with Vietnam. She continued to serve our
work and learn in Nation’s capital city. Dr.           Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in celebration     Navy in a number of the roles in the Pacific,
Reardon’s students are professors, teachers,        of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the establish-      the Mediterranean and off the coast of Central
business leaders, college administrators, re-       ment of the Cerebral Palsy Center for the Bay      America.
search scientists, and lawyers. Oregon and          Area located in Oakland, California.                  Her brave and honorable service finally
the nation will benefit from Dr. Reardon’s dedi-       The Cerebral Palsy Center for the Bay Area      came to an end in February 1991, when the
cation and his commitment to education.             was founded in 1939, as the Spastic Chil-          U.S.S. New Jersey was decommissioned for
                                                    dren’s Society of Alameda County (California),     the fourth and final time.
   It is with great pleasure that I honor Dr.       and was the first such organization in the            Last year, Congress passed legislation di-
Reardon for his service to Portland State Uni-      country.                                           recting that U.S.S. New Jersey be brought
versity, to Oregon, and to the nation. I look          The Society was renamed the Cerebral            home and permanently berthed in her name-
forward to his continuing work as professor         Palsy Children’s Society of the East Bay and       sake state. Mr. Speaker, Governor Whitman,
and consultant to universities and associations     was instrumental in the passage of state legis-    the state legislature and the people of New
of higher education in the coming years.            lation in 1941 that created the first com-         Jersey all strongly endorse bringing the Battle-
                                                    prehensive program of special classes, phys-       ship home. We are all united in our desire to
                                                    ical therapy and diagnostic services for chil-     have the U.S.S. New Jersey come home.
                                                    dren with cerebral palsy.                             This legislation would help raise money to
  DEBT REDUCTION LEGISLATION                           The Center continues to pioneer services,       offset the costs of bringing the Battleship
                                                    assistive technology and software, to help         home, where she can serve as a permanent
                                                    people with developmental disabilities reach       reminder of the brave men who served aboard
            HON. BART STUPAK                        their highest potential, with the Computer         her, and the important role the U.S.S. New
                                                    Learning Center as its latest example.             Jersey has played on our nation’s history.
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                                                       The Center leads in raising public aware-          Mr. Speaker, I urge all my colleagues to join
   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                  ness about cerebral palsy and other develop-       me in cosponsoring this bill to honor the mem-
                                                    mental disabilities and the rights and aspira-     ory of the Battleship New Jersey.
          Wednesday, June 9, 1999                   tions of individuals with such conditions.
   Mr. STUPAK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to            The Center has been sustained and en-
                                                    riched throughout its 60-year history through      INTRODUCTION OF THE ANTI-TAM-
re-introduce legislation I have sponsored the                                                            PERING ACT AMENDMENTS OF
                                                    hundreds of volunteers who assist with numer-
previous three Congresses to help reduce the                                                             1999
                                                    ous administrative tasks, maintain buildings
deficit and the debt. I urge my colleagues to       and grounds, teach classes, provide job coun-
join me and cosponsor my bill.                      seling and computer training, and coordinate                 HON. BOB GOODLATTE
  Since my arrival in Washington, I have            special events and fundraisers.                                      OF VIRGINIA
worked to reduce the deficit and reduce our            I join people throughout the Bay Area in rec-      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
nation’s debt burden. This legislation takes an-    ognizing this momentous occasion of cele-                     Wednesday, June 9, 1999
other step in that direction by sending our un-     brating 60 years of extraordinary service by
                                                    The Cerebral Palsy Center of the Bay Area to          Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
used office budget funds to the U.S. Treasury                                                          with my colleague from California, Congress-
                                                    people with developmental disabilities.
for deficit and debt reduction. Today, after                                                           woman ZOE LOFGREN, to introduce the Anti-
several years of fiscal discipline, the federal                                                        Tampering Act Amendments of 1999. This im-
government is currently ‘‘in the black’’ and run-       HONORING THE U.S.S. ‘‘NEW                      portant legislation, which I introduced last year
ning surpluses for the first time in 30 years.                 JERSEY’’                                and which garnered a majority vote in the
But we still have a national debt of more than                                                         House, will provide law enforcement the tools
$5.4 Trillion.                                         HON. RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN                    they need to combat the growing crime of al-
                                                                    OF NEW JERSEY                      tering or removing product identification codes
   This simple but important step will go a long                                                       from goods and packaging. This bill will also
way to show the American people that we are            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                       provide manufacturers and consumers with
serious about debt reduction and that we are                    Wednesday, June 9, 1999                civil and criminal remedies to fight those coun-
willing to put our money where our mouth is.           Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise          terfeiters and illicit distributors of goods with
Alone, this legislation won’t eliminate the debt.   today to honor the U.S.S. New Jersey, which        altered or removed product codes. Finally, this
But combined with our other efforts to reduce       has honorably served the United States in          bill will protect consumers from the possible
budgets, limit spending and run the govern-         times of both peace and war for over 50            health risks that so often accompany tam-
ment more efficiently, we can eliminate the na-     years.                                             pered goods.
tional debt too.                                       Today, along with many of my colleagues            Most of us think of UPC codes when we
                                                    from New Jersey, I introduced the ‘‘U.S.S.         think of product identification codes—that
   Specifically, my legislation requires that any   New Jersey Commemorative Coin Act.‘ This           block of black lines and numbers on the backs
unused portions of our Members’ Representa-         bill authorizes the minting of a commemorative     of cans and other containers. However, prod-
tional Allowances are to be deposited into the      coin to honor the Battleship New Jersey’s con-     uct ID codes are different than UPC codes.
Treasury for either deficit reduction or to re-     tribution to our country.                          Product ID codes can include various com-
duce the Federal debt. The bill also requires          The New Jersey was first launched Decem-        binations of letters, symbols, marks or dates
the Appropriations Committee to report in its       ber 7, 1942, and was immediately sent off to       that allow manufacturers to ‘‘fingerprint’’ each
annual legislative branch appropriations bill a     the Pacific Theater. There, the Battleship New     product with vital production data, including
list of the amount that each Member deposited       Jersey played a key role in operations in the      the batch number, the date and place of man-
                                                    Marshalls, Marianas, Carolines, Philippines,       ufacture, and the expiration date. These codes
into the Treasury.
                                                    Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.                             also enable manufacturers to trace the date
   I urge my colleagues to support this legisla-       After the Allied victory, the U.S.S. New Jer-   and destination of shipments, if needed.
tion to return our unused office funds to the       sey was deactivated in 1948 until being called        Product codes play a critical role in the reg-
U.S. Treasury for deficit or debt reduction.        to service again in November, 1950. The ship       ulation of goods and services. For example,
                                                    served two tours in the Western Pacific during     when problems arise over drugs or medical
anizations such as the New
                                                 easier for someone, I hope I can make some                                                                     IN RECOGNITION OF AMBASSADOR
                                                                                                         Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
                                                 contribution to that end.’’ That is exactly what                                                                  IRINA BOKOVA OF BULGARIA
                                                                                                         Sorority. Their efforts make it a better place to
                                                 he did. He moved to Joliet, Illinois in 1954
                                                                                                         live, learn, and grow.
                                                 where he became the head of Joliet Junior
                                                                                                            It is with great pleasure that I stand today to
                                                                                                                                                                             HON. JOE WILSON
                                                 College’s (JJC) Department of Physical                                                                                       OF SOUTH CAROLINA
                                                 Science. Upon retirement in 1975 from a suc-            recognize the invaluable contributions the New
                                                                                                         Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 cessful career at JJC, he began a quest to
                                                 help others.                                            Sorority have made to our community and to                     Thursday, September 24, 2009
                                                     Melvin Larson formed the first Will County          extend my heartfelt congratulations on their              Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam
                                                 chapter of the United Cerebral Palsy organiza-          50th Anniversary. They have made a real dif-           Speaker, on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
                                                 tion, with a vision to provide an education to          ference in our community and I wish them all           Irina Bokova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to
                                                 children with disabilities. The organization            the best for many more years of success.               France, was elected the director general of the
                                                 began with just six families, but quickly grew                                                                 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul-
                                                 to 35. It was not long before they outgrew                                f                                    tural Organization (UNESCO). As the first fe-
                                                 their single room in the former Rehn School                                                                    male director of UNESCO, Ambassador
                                                                                                                PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                                 and began utilizing an entire grade school                                                                     Bokova brings her diplomatic and cultural
                                                 building. Thousands of children have benefited                                                                 knowledge as a former foreign minister of Bul-
                                                 from the school throughout the years, and                         HON. SOLOMON P. ORTIZ                        garia and her work in helping to bring Bulgaria
                                                 today more than 60 children are currently en-                                                                  into the European Union and the North Amer-
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                                                 rolled.                                                                                                        ican Treaty Organization (NATO).
                                                     The dedication, service, and commitment                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      As co-chair of the Congressional Bulgaria
                                                 exhibited by Melvin Larson throughout his life                  Thursday, September 24, 2009                   Caucus, I want to congratulate the people of
                                                 merit recognition and should be showcased as                                                                   Bulgaria and Ambassador Bokova for her suc-
                                                 an example for selflessness unto others. That             Mr. ORTIZ. Madam Speaker, on September               cess. Having visited Bulgaria first as an Inter-
                                                 is why today we must honor Mel’s vision to              23, 2009, I was absent for rollcall vote 730 be-       national Republican Institute election observer
                                                 provide an education to children with disabil-          cause of important committee business. If I            in June 1990 and since, I have seen firsthand
                                                 ities.                                                  had been present, I would have voted ‘‘nay.’’          this    young    democracy      emerge     from



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                                                 the oppression of Communism to being one of                Some in this situation may have been                on April 7, 2007. Tim is survived by his wife
                                                 the most dynamic democracies of Europe. On              scared to help, but Rick did not hesitate to as-       Shayna Richard-Smith, their son Riley, his
                                                 my multiple visits over the years to Bulgaria,          sist. He focused on what might have hap-               parents, Patricia and Michael, his brother
                                                 I have always been inspired by the extraor-             pened if he had chosen to simply be an ob-             Tom, and his sister Jackie.
                                                 dinary people who have overcome totali-                 server. The consequences were life and                     Tim graduated from South Tahoe High
                                                 tarianism for liberty and freedom. Bulgaria is a        death. Savanna Zirbel is alive because of Rick         School in 2001 and joined the Army in April
                                                 cherished partner of America, and we want               Daniel rose to the occasion.                           2004. He will always be remembered for his
                                                 the best for this nation of historic treasures.            America’s history has been one of ordinary          sense of humor, his warmth, and his great
                                                                  f                                      individuals doing extraordinary things. Rick           courage. Senator HARRY REID, on the floor of
                                                                                                         Daniels reminds us that we are capable of              the United States Senate, called Tim Smith ‘‘a
                                                  HONORING CHESTER HUGHES, JR.                           doing heroic things. On behalf of the entire           hero—a real-life American hero—who gave his
                                                                                                         11th Congressional District, we thank Rick             life so that others might be safe.’’
                                                            HON. DALE E. KILDEE                          Daniels for his amazing efforts.                           Timothy Smith gave the ultimate sacrifice,
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                                                                                                                           f                                    may we never forget.
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                               f
                                                          Thursday, September 24, 2009                   IN RECOGNITION OF THE 50TH AN-
                                                                                                           NIVERSARY OF THE APARTMENT                           A PROCLAMATION HONORING ERIN
                                                    Mr. KILDEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today                ASSOCIATION OF GREATER DAL-                           METZGER FOR WINNING THE
                                                 to pay tribute to the Illustrious Potentate of the        LAS                                                   GIRLS’ DIVISION IV STATE SOFT-
                                                 Oman Temple No. 72, Chester Hughes, Jr.                                                                         BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
                                                 Chester will be feted at the 53rd Annual Po-
                                                                                                                     HON. PETE SESSIONS
                                                 tentate Ball to be held in my hometown of
                                                                                                                              OF TEXAS
                                                                                                                                                                         HON. ZACHARY T. SPACE
                                                 Flint, Michigan, on Saturday, October 3rd.                                                                                          OF OHIO
                                                    Chester Hughes received his B.S. degree                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 from Jackson State University and his M.S.                       Thursday, September 24, 2009
                                                 degree from Eastern Michigan University. He                                                                             Thursday, September 24, 2009
                                                                                                             Mr. SESSIONS. Madam Speaker, I rise
                                                 has taught at schools in Mississippi and Michi-                                                                  Mr. SPACE. Madam Speaker,
                                                                                                         today to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the
                                                 gan, retiring from Beecher Community Schools                                                                     Whereas, Erin Metzger showed hard work
                                                                                                         Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
                                                 in 2003 with 37 years of service. He served as                                                                 and dedication to the sport of softball; and
                                                                                                         (AAGD).
                                                 the Regional Director of Amicus II during                                                                        Whereas, Erin Metzger was a supportive
                                                                                                             Founded in 1959 by a small group of dedi-
                                                 2006–2007 and works part time at Lawrence                                                                      team player; and
                                                                                                         cated professionals, the Apartment Owners                Whereas, Erin Metzger always displayed
                                                 E. Moon Funeral Home. He is also the CEO                Association of Dallas sought to establish a
                                                 of the Hughes Educational Leadership Institute                                                                 sportsmanship on and off the field; now, there-
                                                                                                         communication forum to share information and           fore, be it
                                                 and a PrePaid Legal Insurance Associate/Dis-            foster professionalism for the growing multi-
                                                 tributor.                                                                                                        Resolved, that along with her friends, family,
                                                                                                         family industry. Since then the organization           and the residents of the 18th Congressional
                                                    Chester is affiliated with many community
                                                                                                         has grown to over 1,000 members, rep-                  District, I congratulate Erin Metzger on winning
                                                 organizations and has received numerous
                                                                                                         resenting members across 11 counties in                the Girls’ Division IV State Softball Champion-
                                                 awards from the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
                                                                                                         North Texas and over 35 municipalities. Mem-           ship. We recognize the tremendous hard work
                                                 the Central Optimist Club, the Flint Inner City
                                                                                                         bers of AAGD are wholeheartedly committed              and sportsmanship she has demonstrated dur-
                                                 Lions Club, the Flint Pan-Hellenic Club, the
                                                                                                         to providing quality and affordable housing for        ing the 2008–2009 softball season.
                                                 Urban League of Flint, and the Beecher
                                                                                                         all apartment residents. They are also respon-
                                                 School System. He has held several positions                                                                                     f
                                                                                                         sible for managing over 1,890 properties rep-
                                                 with the Oman Temple No. 72 and the Ma-
                                                                                                         resenting 435,000 rental units, which consists                HONORING GENE TUNNEY
                                                 sonic Order. The 33 degree was conferred on
                                                                                                         of more than 90 percent of the apartments
                                                 him on May 26, 2008. Chester and his wife
                                                 Myra have 2 children, DeWana Denise
                                                                                                         and rental homes in the Dallas area.                             HON. LYNN C. WOOLSEY
                                                                                                             As the nation’s largest member based local                           OF CALIFORNIA
                                                 Hughes-McCarty and Chelonde Nichelle
                                                                                                         apartment association, they are specifically              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 Hughes.
                                                    Madam Speaker, I ask the House of Rep-               devoted to the advancement of its members
                                                                                                         within the apartment industry ranging from leg-                 Thursday, September 24, 2009
                                                 resentatives to applaud the life and work of
                                                                                                         islative representation to education and certifi-         Ms. WOOLSEY. Madam Speaker, I rise
                                                 Chester Hughes, Jr. I congratulate him on his
                                                                                                         cation programs to community service projects          today along with my colleague Representative
                                                 elevation to Illustrious Potentate and may he
                                                                                                         as well as a wide range of communication               MIKE THOMPSON, to honor the life of Gene
                                                 continue to serve the community for many,
                                                                                                         tools. Also functioning as a trade association,        Tunney, who served as Sonoma County Dis-
                                                 many years to come.
                                                                                                         AAGD is dedicated to upholding and pro-                trict Attorney for 20 years. Mr. Tunney passed
                                                                  f                                                                                             away August 9, 2009, with his family at his
                                                                                                         moting the highest professional standards in
                                                 IN RECOGNITION OF THE HEROIC                            the apartment industry.                                side.
                                                   ACTIONS OF RICK DANIELS FOR                               Madam Speaker, I ask my esteemed col-                 Born in New York City in 1931, Mr. Tunney
                                                   HIS EFFORTS TO SAVE THE LIFE                          leagues to join me in celebrating AAGD’s 50th          was the son of the famous heavyweight box-
                                                   OF SAVANNA ZIRBEL                                     anniversary. Congratulations to AAGD on fifty          ing champion James Joseph ‘‘Gene’’ Tunney
                                                                                                         years of dedicated service to the multifamily          and brother of California Congressman and
                                                      HON. DEBORAH L. HALVORSON                          industry! I know their hard work and commit-           Senator John Tunney. After a stint in the
                                                                    OF ILLINOIS                          ment to quality and affording living has bene-         Army, he moved to the Bay Area where he
                                                                                                         fitted the many residents of apartment homes           enrolled in law school in San Francisco. In
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         managed by AAGD members.                               1971, he began his first job in Sonoma County
                                                          Thursday, September 24, 2009                                                                          as a Deputy Public Defender. A few years
                                                                                                                           f
                                                    Mrs. HALVORSON. Madam Speaker, Rick                                                                         later he ran for District Attorney, narrowly win-
                                                 Daniels of Kankakee, Illinois would tell you he         HONORING THE LIFE AND SERVICE                          ning the race. He served in that office for five
                                                 is not a hero, but on Friday, July 3, 2009, he           SERGEANT TIMOTHY SMITH OF                             more terms, from 1974 to 1994.
                                                 did something heroic.                                    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA                                     Mr. Tunney is credited with modernizing and
                                                    Rick Daniels conducts himself not unlike the                                                                professionalizing the District Attorney’s office,
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                                                 many great citizens of Illinois’ 11th Congres-                     HON. TOM McCLINTOCK                         guiding its transition in an era of increasingly
                                                 sional District. He is a normal guy. On July                              OF CALIFORNIA                        urban types of crime. He placed restrictions on
                                                 3rd, he saw a neighbor in trouble. Although he               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   plea bargains and reviewed all felony cases
                                                 is not a trained paramedic, he saw that 20-                                                                    while becoming an advocate for victims of
                                                 month old Savanna Zirbel was seriously in-                     Thursday, September 24, 2009                    crime. He was highly regarded for his sense of
                                                 jured from a mowing accident and sprang to                Mr. MCCLINTOCK. Madam Speaker, I rise                justice and for bringing changes to offices
                                                 action. Rick Daniels administered lifesaving            today to honor Timothy Smith of South Lake             around the state after co-founding the Cali-
                                                 first aid until paramedics arrived.                     Tahoe, CA, who was killed in the line of duty          fornia District Attorney’s Association.



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