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    After Words with Tony Zinni

    Marine General Tony Zinni (Ret.) talked about the book he wrote with Tony Koltz, Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom (Palgrave Macmillan; August 4,…

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    Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant

    Lt. Gen. Julius Becton (Ret.) talks about his autobiography. Gen. Becton, a veteran of WWII and U.S. wars in Korea and Vietnam, served as the director of FEMA from 1985 to 1989. This talk…

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    Africare Award Dinner

    At the annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner, Africare presented the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award to former Department of State Secretary Colin Powell. Following remarks…

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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the issues…

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    Condition of D.C. Public Schools

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding the state of public schools in the District of Columbia. Reform measures such as school choice for low-income students and school management…

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    Professional Military Training

    Panelists talked about the importance of professional military training provided by military academies. Dick Cheney announced the findings of a two year study on military education. His…

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    People with Disabilities Dinner

    Foundation members gathered to honor Washington, DC area business and education leaders who have helped high school students with disabilities find employment. In his keynote speech, former…

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    Literacy Issues

    President and Mrs. Clinton met with students and teachers at Garrison Elementary School. In his remarks, the president talked about D.C. reads program, in which college students will tutor…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 7

    The witnesses testified in favor of the confirmation of Judge Thomas. All described the nominee as a compassionate advocate of African American causes.

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    Fiscal Year 1989 Budget Proposal

    The subcommittee hears testimony on the proposed budget estimates for the 1989 fiscal year for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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