IN RECOGNITION OF THE 60TH BIRTHDAY OF NEAL TRAVIS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 04, 2000)

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           IN RECOGNITION OF THE 60TH BIRTHDAY OF NEAL TRAVIS

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                         HON. GARY L. ACKERMAN

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, April 4, 2000

  Mr. ACKERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Neal 
Travis, one of New York's most celebrated newspaper columnists and 
writers, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  Neal Travis' insightful analysis of the New York scene has educated 
and entertained those in the big apple for many, many years. His column 
in the New York Post, Neal Travis' New York, has covered all aspects of 
life and has attracted the attention of all segments of our society. 
His blend if wit, sarcasm, compassion and searing observations have 
inspired, motivated and always informed New Yorkers.
  Born in New Zealand, Neal Travis emigrated to the United States in 
1964 where he served as a foreign correspondent for Rupert Murdoch's 
News Corporation. He then rose quickly up the ladder and secured his 
own column in the New York Post. Some 15 years after its inception, 
Neal Travis' New York is more popular than ever.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues in the House of Representatives to 
join me today in sending our warmest congratulations to Neal Travis on 
his 60th birthday. Life in New York will always be more significant and 
exciting because of his presence and his gift with the written word.

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