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  (Mr. DOLD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. DOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Barney King 
of Evanston, Illinois. He passed away on November 4 at the age of 73. 
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his sister, Leeanne; his children, 
Tyler, Caroline and Jamie; and grandchildren, John Henry, Harry, Sofia, 
Wesley, and Stela.
  I got to know Barney through his children, Caroline and Jamie, and I 
knew the moment I met him that this was going to be a lifelong friend. 
Barney was well known in the community for his love of his attire--he 
was a snappy dresser--and his love of life. He could often be found 
playing croquet or fishing for muskie, traveling with his family, or 
playing the drums for the Mustangs party band or playing a game of 
chance over a few adult beverages. Anyone who ever played with him 
knew, one tie, all tie.
  He was also a very generous man, serving as the president of the 
National Association of General Merchandise Representatives, the 
president of the Northern Illinois Hockey League, or an area that he 
encouraged me to get involved in as the president and director of 
Santa's Volunteers.
  Mr. Speaker, our community owes Barney a great debt of gratitude for 
his service to our community. My thoughts and prayers remain with his 
family in this difficult time.