A TRIBUTE TO MS. HOLLY WALKER; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 36
(Extensions of Remarks - March 02, 2009)

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                     A TRIBUTE TO MS. HOLLY WALKER

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                           HON. BRETT GUTHRIE

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 2, 2009

  Mr. GUTHRIE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Ms. Holly Walker 
for her service to the students at Elizabethtown High School in 
Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She has taught as a special education teacher 
for the last 9 years and was recently recognized as the 2008-2009 ExCEL 
Award recipient for her school district.
  Ms. Walker's teaching philosophy is simple--everyone can learn and 
everyone counts. She is an outstanding educator who shows genuine 
concern for special needs students. Ms. Walker expects more of the 
students than they ever thought they could accomplish. Her patience and 
flexibility enable them to succeed and build confidence.
  Ms. Walker deeply cares for her students beyond the classroom. She 
takes food baskets to their homes at Christmas, drives them to decorate 
the homecoming float, and goes to school dances with them so they will 
not feel alone. Her students are her extended family.
  When asked why Ms. Walker deserved this award, one of her students 
wrote, ``She never gives up on her students. She makes us feel like 
family. I spend five hours a day in the classroom with Ms. Walker and 
wouldn't want to be anywhere else.''
  Ms. Walker's passion for making a difference in the lives of her 
students is an example for all Kentuckians to follow. I thank Ms. 
Walker for her commitment to the students in Elizabethtown.

                          EARMARK DECLARATION

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                       HON. CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 2, 2009

  Mr. SMITH of New Jersey. Madam Speaker, pursuant to the House 
Republican standards on earmarks, I am submitting the following 
information regarding earmarks I received as part of HR 1105, the 
Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009:
  Requesting Member: Rep. Christopher H Smith
  Bill Number: HR 1105
  Account: Small Business Administration
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Beth Medrash Govoha
  Address of Requesting Entity: 617 6th Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  Description of Request: Beth Medrash Govoha Cedarbridge Corporate 
Office Park and Small Business Incubator in Lakewood, NJ was listed as 
receiving $232,750 in the Small Business Administration account in 
Division D of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009. This small business 
incubator will be able to house up to 1.5 million square feet of office 
and laboratory space and is projected to attract small businesses as 
well as large corporate entities and create over a thousand new jobs. 
The funding will be used for architectural services, engineering, and 
construction of the first building, along with project administration, 
development and future planning for the remainder of the parcel. 
Cedarbridge is also receiving state and township funding for this 
project.

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