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House Proceeding 03-16-09 on Mar 16th, 2009 :: 0:11:25 to 0:15:55
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:24 to 0:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: us to build a world that's peaceful and safe. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: ms. ros-lehtinen of florida. ms. ros-lehtinen d thank you, i take this opit-- mrs rot -- mrs. ross let: thank

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:25 to 0:15:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:45 to 0:12:07( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: you, mr. speaker -- ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. the american red cross 2009 humanitarian of the year. in order to be named humanitarian of the year, mr. speaker, the international red cross requires that a person possess these qualities.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:12:08 to 0:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service and unity. anyone who has spent even just a moment with dave laurence can see that he embodies these very qualities. he brings them into every activity of his life and every endeavor that he pursues. mr. laurence is a graduate of the university of florida where

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:12:30 to 0:12:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: his many distinguished academic accomplishments earned him the title of outstanding journalism graduate. mr. laurence's subseent career in journalism would take him across our country, from a position as editor of "the charlotte observer" to detroit where he served as the publisher and executive editor

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:12:51 to 0:13:11( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: of the free press in 1989 to our community's great fortune he settled down in south florida where he was a publisher for the miami herald d for 10 successful years. as journalist, he was honored with the first amendment award from the howard scripts foundation and the iapa commentary award for the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:13:12 to 0:13:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: elegance of his writings. under his leadership, the miami harold d brought home five pulitzer prizes in a decade. in 1999, mr. laurence retired from journalist to pursue another passion. leaving his distinguished career as a journalist behind him, dave'sal truism would

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:13:35 to 0:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: rival even those individuals of the many philanthropic organizations that he has led, such as the united way and the university of florida foundation. this calling was one for which he has already proven himself quite adept with his own five children. south florida's father's day council recoized him as their father of the year and the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:13:57 to 0:14:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: family counseling services honored him, his wife, roberta, his three daughters, and his two sons, with the title, -- of the year. dave's calling was to prepare as man children as possible for their education at the earliest possible opportunity. his crusade gathered steam when

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:14:18 to 0:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: he led the voters of miami-dade county to authorize the children's trust, which provides an independent source ofevenue devoted solely to the children of south florida. his success in this campaign earned him two prestigious appointments by our governor, jeb bush. as the chair of both the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:14:39 to 0:14:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: florida partnership for childhood readiness and the blue ribbon panel on child protection, dave laurence served as the steward of the early education program for florida's children. from these positions, he was able to play a crucialole in constitution of our great state of florida. now, thanks in large part to

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:15:00 to 0:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: his efforts, all of th children of our great state of florida have access to quality pre-kindergarten education so they may have a proper foundation for learning that will serve them for the rest of their lives. dave laurence, i hope that you know how great you have been to our children, to our south

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:15:23 to 0:15:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: florida community and, indeed, to our nation. the global economy will continue to grow and yet our world will become smaller and the competition in it will be even more fierce. but thanks to the fill thronic efforts of mr. -- philanthropic efforts of mr. david laurence, the children of florida will have the head start they need to stay competitive and ensure

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:15:45 to 0:15:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that america remains the greatest democratic country in the history of the world. dave, we owe you a debt of gratitude and no one deserves to be honored by the american

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