(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2498]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       HONORING N.A. ``TURK'' BAZ


                           HON. LINCOLN DAVIS

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. DAVIS of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute and honor 
Turk Baz. I have known Turk for many years, and he is a testament to 
the service, dedication, and diligence to his listeners on the local 
radio by providing daily weather updates.
  Turk, a veteran radio broadcaster and owner of WDEB FM/AM, has been a 
fixture in Fentress County, Tennessee, for many years. He was recently 
honored by the National Weather Service for his more than 20 years of 
service by presenting him with its John Campanius Holm Award. The 
annual award goes to 25 individuals among the agency's 11,000 plus 
volunteer weather observers: The award has been given since 1959.
  One of his greatest qualities is his modesty. During the acceptance 
ceremony, he said he was accepting the award on behalf of his radio 
station's staff and the many volunteers who are part of the Fentress 
County Emergency Service Organization. Fentress Countians are blessed 
to have someone like Turk looking out for them.