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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008
CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

By Senators Doyle, Illuzzi and Mazza,

     By Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Westman of Cambridge,

S.C.R. 39.

Senate concurrent resolution in memory of former Legislative Council operations' manager Dulcina Goulette-Sabourin.

Whereas, Dulcina (Del) Goulette-Sabourin was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, and relocated with her family to the town of Washington near Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1939, and

Whereas, in 1959, after employment for many years at Reynolds and Sons in Barre, she embarked on a new career in the legislature’s staff support office now known as the Legislative Council, and

Whereas, during her public service in the administrative office of the Vermont General Assembly, the legislature’s support staff evolved from primarily part time to full time, and

Whereas, throughout these years, the members of the General Assembly were always confident that Del Goulette had full command of the legislative branch’s administrative needs and was clearly in charge, and

Whereas, Del Goulette’s tenure as Legislative Council’s operations’ manager featured strict accountability and a no-nonsense management style that put each staff member on notice that only the highest possible work standards were permissible, and

Whereas, legislators knew they could always rely on the staff support services that the employees under her direction provided to committees and individual members, and

Whereas, in 1984, after a quarter century of exemplary public service at Legislative Council, Del Goulette retired, and

Whereas, Del Goulette-Sabourin’s life outside the council was extremely busy through her active participation as a member of community organizations, including the Vermont Business and Professional Women, the Altrusa Club, and after her retirement and relocation to South Burlington, the South Burlington Senior Citizens, and

Whereas, her deeply felt religious commitment was carried forth as a parishioner of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, and she was especially devoted to The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, and

Whereas, Del Goulette was married to Maurice Goulette in 1941, and they were the parents of two daughters, Theresa Boudreau of Colchester and Patty Jones of Windsor, Missouri, and

Whereas, she is survived by her daughters, seven grandchildren, 26 great‑grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren, and

Whereas, on December 29, 1984, Del Goulette, who was widowed in 1981, married Alderic Sabourin, opening a new and happy chapter in her life, during which she participated in many new learning opportunities, and

Whereas, Del Goulette-Sanbourin’s busy life of 86 years ended with her death on March 8, 2008, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere condolences on the passing of former Legislative Council operations’ manager Dulcina Goulette-Sabourin, and be it further

ResolvedThat the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of Dulcina Goulette-Sabourin’s children and grandchildren.

   By Senators Mullin, Carris and Maynard,

     By Representatives Andrews of Rutland City, Courcelle of Rutland City, Flory of Pittsford, Howard of Rutland City, McCormack of Rutland City and McNeil of Rutland Town

S.C.R. 40.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Rutland High School Raiders girls' alpine skiing championship team.

Whereas, as the defending 2007 state champions, the Rutland High School Raiders’ girls alpine skiing team was well acquainted with the finesse and speed required to stay competitive in this fast-paced winter sport, and

Whereas, on an unusually mild February morning, girl high school alpine skiers gathered at Bromley Mountain in Manchester to match their talents in both the giant slalom and slalom races and determine the champion in girls’ alpine skiing for 2008, and

Whereas, in the giant slalom race, the combined scores of the individual Rutland competitors, including the eighth- and ninth-place finishes along with three other placements in the top 20, gave Rutland a 30-point advantage over second-place St. Johnsbury Academy, and

Whereas, in the afternoon slalom competition, Rutland skiers achieved both the fourth and the ninth fastest times, and the balance of the Raiders in the race turned in respectable 11th, 14th and 20th place finishes, and

Whereas, these commendable results added up to the best overall score for any of the teams, and Rutland High School became the proud winner of its second consecutive state championship in girls’ alpine skiing, and

Whereas, all of the young women who skied as members of this winter’s fantastic Rutland High School Raiders girls’ alpine skiing team, including Karly Acker, Caitlin Bliss, Samantha Boles, Erin Bucksbaum, Katherine Carey, Sarah Guth, Molly Quinn, Nell Reis and Amanda Thomas, displayed great athletic skill and a cooperative team effort, and

Whereas, this win was especially memorable for coach Greg McClallen whose coaching career of 42 years, including 36 at Rutland High School, concluded with this state championship, as well as coach Chris Hurka, and

Whereas, in recognition of his enormous contribution to the advancement of youth alpine skiing in Vermont and as a special farewell from his colleagues, coach McClallen was given the usual honor of setting the slalom course for the afternoon’s competition, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2008 Rutland High School Raiders girls’ alpine skiing championship team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Greg McClallen at Rutland High School.

   By Senators Mullin, Hartwell, Maynard and Carris,

     By Representatives Andrews of Rutland City, Courcelle of Rutland City, Flory of Pittsford, Howard of Rutland City, McCormack of Rutland City and McNeil of Rutland Town,

S.C.R. 41. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Rutland High School Raiders boys’ and girls’ champion snowboarders.

Whereas, Rutland High School student snowboarders displayed amazing swiftness and mobility at the 2008 annual state snowboarding championship tournament, and

Whereas, in 2008, this premier snowboarding event for Vermont high school teams and individual students was held over two days at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow and at Bromley Mountain in Manchester, and

Whereas, the Raiders boys’ team captured its state title with the low score of 55 points, outpacing second place Burr and Burton Academy’s score of 88, and

Whereas, Ryan Allaire and Matt Douglass scored second and third respectively in the giant slalom and later reversed the order of finish in the slopeside competition, and in between those two races, Matt Douglass completed his sweep of great finishes, coming in second in the halfpipe race, and

Whereas, the entire boys’ team, including Ryan Allaire, Jake Caggige, Matthew Douglass, Peter Furman, Adam Hough, McGregor Mangan, Bijan Razzaghi, John Schwalbe, Justin Snide and Robert Southwith, demonstrated a love and command of this still-young sport, and

Whereas, Matthew Douglass earned the highest combined male score and was awarded the individual boy’s title, and

Whereas, the girl Raiders were equally impressive on their snowboards, capturing the team title with a low score of 48 points, nearly 20 better than their nearest rival, Burr and Burton Academy, and

Whereas, Rutland’s Shannon Kennelly won the girls’ slopeside race while teammate Lilith Buhk was close behind in third place, Raider Jennifer Dutton clinched the girls’ giant slalom with a time of 1:22:66, and Shannon Kennelly and Jennifer Dutton earned second and third place respectively for their halfpipe runs, and

Whereas, Shannon Kennelly’s combined point total enabled her to win the individual girls’ title and

Whereas, coach Heather House assisted her young student snowboarders in their quest for victory, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2008 Rutland High School Raiders boys’ and girls’ champion snowboarders, and be it further

ResolvedThat the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the snowboarding coaching staff at Rutland High School.


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

H.C.R. 255

House concurrent resolution congratulating the South Royalton Woman’s Club on the 100th anniversary of its membership in the State Federation of Women’s Clubs

Offered by:  Representatives Ainsworth of Royalton, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Crawford of Burke, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donahue of Northfield, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Godin of Milton, Grenier of St. Johnsbury, Haas of Rochester, Helm of Castleton, Hube of Londonderry, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kilmartin of Newport City, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lewis of Derby, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Malcolm of Pawlet, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mitchell of Barnard, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Potter of Clarendon, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sharpe of Bristol, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Shumlin, Snelling and White

Whereas, the town of Royalton has been the home of women’s clubs dedicated to improving cultural and educational advancement and civic spirit in the town of Royalton, and

Whereas, the Royalton Woman’s Club was organized in 1896, and the club’s premier endeavor, during its 40 years of existence, was the issuance in 1911 of a comprehensive volume entitled History of Royalton, for which Mary Wood Lovejoy was editor and the club and town served as co-publishers, and

Whereas, in 1906, the South Royalton Woman’s Club was established, and two years later, in 1908, this newer organization was admitted to the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs and the Woman’s Clubs of the United States, and

Whereas, the South Royalton Women’s Club’s list of accomplishments is extremely impressive including: the 1975 publication of Royalton, Vermont, an updated town history that Hope Nash wrote; erection of a granite monument in Royalton village commemorating the Royalton Indian Raid of 1780; building a granite watering trough in South Royalton for botanical displays; beautifying the South Royalton green with new trees and by both painting the old band shelter and contributing funds to the construction of the impressive new one; assisting in the establishment of the town’s two libraries; pledging $1,000.00 toward the repair of the historic Royalton Village Congregational Church; supporting several youth education projects including South Royalton students’ participation in Girl’s State and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and donating $3,000.00 worth of books and bookcases to the South Royalton High School library; donating $600.00 toward construction of a local skateboard park, and providing funds for the local food shelf and Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, and

Whereas, for a small club that now numbers just 15 women who cheerfully describe themselves as little old ladies and whose officers include Co‑presidents Ann Eaton and Eula Blossom, Vice President Nancy Hobart, Acting Secretary Eula Blossom, and Treasurer Louise Clark, the South Royalton Woman’s Club can be extremely proud of its many roles in the community, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the South Royalton Woman’s Club on the 100th anniversary of its membership in the State Federation of Women’s Clubs, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the South Royalton Woman’s Club.


H.C.R. 256

 House concurrent resolution recognizing the role of registered nurses in the delivery of health care in Vermont

Offered by:  Representatives Donovan of Burlington, Barnard of Richmond, Clark of Vergennes, Keenan of St. Albans City and Spengler of Colchester

Whereas, 6,333 registered nurses licensed in Vermont represent our state’s largest health care resource, and

Whereas, 514 advanced practice registered nurses collaborate with physicians to serve Vermonters as adult, pediatric, and family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical specialists, and nurse anesthetists, and

Whereas, registered nurses make up 70 percent of the health care providers in Vermont, and

Whereas, these registered nurses use nursing research and evidence‑based practice to provide care to citizens of Vermont in hospitals, long‑term care facilities, schools, clinics, physician offices, correctional facilities, work places, and homes of patients, and

Whereas, registered nurses increase their education, design their practice, and direct their research to advance nursing care in collaboration with medical care to promote health, prevent illness, manage chronic diseases, improve the health care delivery system, and provide for the unmet health needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and

Whereas, April 2, 2008 is Vermont Nurses’ Day at the state house, in recognition of the crucial role of registered nurses in the delivery of health care in Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the role of registered nurses in the delivery of quality health care, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont State Nurses’ Association.

H.C.R. 257

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Gaines Farm on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award

Offered by:  Representatives O'Donnell of Vernon and Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Whereas, the Vermont Centennial Business Awards are presented each year under the joint sponsorship of the Vermont secretary of state, the Vermont Business Magazine, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and

Whereas, these special commendations recognize businesses that have endured for at least a century and, through their longevity in our state, have made historic and ongoing contributions to the vitality of Vermont’s economy, and

Whereas, one of the 2008 winners of this prestigious honor is Gaines Farm, situated on Route 5 in Guilford, and

Whereas, Gaines Farm would merit a bicentennial award if one existed because the Gaines family’s history of continuously operating the farm dates back 226 years to its establishment in 1782, and

Whereas, the farm’s early operations were centered on maple sugaring, wood harvesting, and milking the family’s herd of dairy cows, and, in 2008, these same core activities remain the centerpiece of its operations, and the family now owns 110 Holstein cows, of which 65 are milkers, and

Whereas, any rendition of the Gaines Farm’s story would be remiss without mentioning the wonderful hayrides it offers for public enjoyment, and

Whereas, in 2008, the eight generations of the Gaines family, including Robert Jr. and Jacqueline Gaines and their three sons Joel, Kyle, and Bradley, who constitute the ninth generation, are proudly maintaining the family’s deep agricultural roots in southern Windham County, and the family’s seventh generation leader, Robert Sr., died on March 16, less than two weeks before this award was presented on March 27 at a state house ceremony, and

Whereas, the continuity of the Gaines Farm represents the epitome of Vermont’s strong family agriculture traditions, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Gaines Farm on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Robert and Jacqueline Gaines at their family farm in Guilford.

H.C.R. 258

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Brattleboro Reformer on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award

Offered by:  Representatives O'Donnell of Vernon, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Edwards of Brattleboro, Milkey of Brattleboro, Deen of Westminster, Hube of Londonderry, Marek of Newfane, Moran of Wardsboro, Mrowicki of Putney, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Partridge of Windham

Whereas, the Vermont Centennial Business Awards are presented each year under the joint sponsorship of the Vermont secretary of state, the Vermont Business Magazine, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and

Whereas, these special commendations recognize businesses that have endured for at least a century and, through their longevity in our state, have made historic and ongoing contributions to the vitality of Vermont’s economy, and

Whereas, one of the 2008 winners of this prestigious honor is the Brattleboro Reformer, the long-standing principal source for printed news in Windham County, and

Whereas, the Brattleboro Reformer did not begin as a daily newspaper dedicated to reporting the news in an unvarnished manner, but as the Windham County Reformer, a creation of Charles N. Davenport that was issued as a weekly intended to promote the candidacy of Samuel Tilden as the 1876 Democratic Party presidential nominee, and

Whereas, with the demise of the Tilden candidacy, Davenport’s son, Charles, continued the publication to advocate the success of  the Democratic Party, changing it to a biweekly publication in 1897, and

Whereas, in 1901, the younger Davenport sold the paper to G. Ullery, who then sold it in 1903 to the Vermont Printing Company, which strove to steer a more nonpartisan course in its reportorial offerings, and

Whereas, in 1913, upon the Reformer’s merger of its operations with another local weekly paper, the Phoenix, the now-renamed Brattleboro Daily Reformer assumed a daily publication schedule of six days per week, while the Phoenix continued to appear separately and weekly until 1955, but the Phoenix’s name was retained in the Reformer’s masthead until 1973, and

Whereas, the now legendary Howard Colby Rice edited the paper from 1918 into the 1960s with a steady commitment to journalistic excellence and integrity, and

Whereas, today, under the ownership of New England Newspapers Inc., the Brattleboro Reformer is a respected newspaper with a local print circulation in excess of 25,000 and with many readers around the world who follow Windham County happenings via the Reformer’s website, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Brattleboro Reformer on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Martin Langveld at the Brattleboro Reformer.

H.C.R. 259

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Essex High School Hornets championship gymnastics team

Offered by:  Representative Myers of Essex, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex and Jerman of Essex

Whereas, the members of the Essex High School Hornets gymnastics team are celebrated for performing their intricate maneuvers carefully, expertly, gracefully, and precisely, and

Whereas, the past high cumulative individual scores of Hornet gymnasts resulted in Essex High School winning the state championship in 2006 and again in 2007, and

Whereas, the Hornet gymnasts are always seeking new challenges, and the 2008 season served as an opportunity to prove themselves anew, and

Whereas, not only were the Hornets motivated to succeed, they demonstrated the depth of their talent by establishing a new Essex team scoring record of 141.7 points at the 2008 state championship tournament, breaking the 140.755 mark they set in 2007, as they captured their third consecutive first-place finish, and

Whereas, this total team tally was 8.275 points higher than the school’s nearest opponent, Champlain Valley Union High School, and

Whereas, the team’s new scoring benchmark featured notable individual team member accomplishments that were extremely impressive, and

Whereas, junior Mary Krug’s contribution to her team’s great day was especially memorable as she won the vault competition with 9.4 points, and she also earned the top score in the all-around event, becoming one of the four Hornets who placed in the top five among the finishers in that difficult competition, and 

Whereas, Hornet freshman Mary Parmenter’s second-place victory in the all-around event bodes well for the future of gymnastics at Essex High School, and

Whereas, the entire 2007–2008 Hornets gymnastics team, including Callie Braceras, Lauren Braunegg, Casey Claude, Kimmy Dirmaier, Leah Grzych, Julia Kilcollins, Katy Krug, Mary Krug, Courtney Lachaussie, Leanne LaPierre, Rebecca Lee, Simone Mendes, Mary Parmenter, Laura Ray, and Lori Weischedel, represents a group of dedicated student athletes, and

Whereas, coaches Kara Bissonnette and Ashley Godin are to be commended for continuing to promote the tradition of excellence among Hornet gymnasts, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the general assembly congratulates the 2008 Essex High School Hornets championship gymnastics team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kara Bisssonnette at Essex High School.

H.C.R. 260

House concurrent resolution in memory of Violet Coffin of Stratford

Offered by:  Representatives Cheney of Norwich and Masland of Thetford

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, MacDonald, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, Violet Bodman Coffin was a towering presence on Vermont’s political and cultural scene for three decades and a much respected community leader in her adopted hometown of Strafford, and

Whereas, after graduating from Smith College, Vi Bodman directed her immediate attention to defeating fascism by joining the Office of Strategic Services and working in Washington, D.C., and London on selecting allied bombing targets in Nazi Germany, and

Whereas, following World War II, she continued her interest in world affairs as a journalist for Time-Life in the Middle East and then in New York City, and

Whereas, after Vi Bodman married Ned Coffin in 1950, the couple moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she successfully directed the first campaign of former U.S. Representative Thomas Ashley and simultaneously launched her own career as a Democratic Party activist, advisor, and strategist, and

Whereas, in 1964, she served as the Long Island chair of Robert Kennedy’s U.S. Senate campaign, and

Whereas, as an avid horsewoman, Vi Coffin attended events at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock and, on discovering the town of Strafford, decided Vermont should be her new home, and

Whereas, after settling permanently in Strafford, Vi Coffin embarked on a path of active participation in the Vermont Democratic Party, serving first as town committee chair, then as Orange County chair, and ultimately as Vermont state chair from 1985 until 1993, and

Whereas, she led the Vermont delegations to the 1988 and 1992 Democratic national conventions, and, as recently as this past December, she and her husband traveled to Manchester, NH, to attend a Barack Obama speech, and

Whereas, in recognition of her many contributions to the Vermont Democratic Party over recent decades, in 2005 she was given the party’s foremost accolade, the David W. Curtis Leadership Award, and

Whereas, Vi Coffin’s passionate belief in promoting public financial support for the arts equally matched her vibrant advocacy on behalf of the Democratic Party, and

Whereas, she served as chair of the Vermont Arts Council board of trustees, and, in that role, Vi Coffin fought vigorously against the Reagan administration’s proposed cuts in federal arts financing, and

Whereas, her peaceful death at home in Strafford this week ended the life of a woman whose accomplishments former Governor Dean, U.S. Senator Leahy, and U.S. Representative Welch have each praised and recalled with great fondness, and

Whereas, her husband Ned, children Judy, Doug, Tad, Cris, and Andy, 13 grandchildren, and many friends will cherish their memories of this amazing woman who fought for what she held dear, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of Violet Coffin of Strafford, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the family of Violet Coffin.

H.C.R. 261

House concurrent resolution in memory of the American military personnel who have died in the service of their nation in Iraq from December 20, 2007 through March 27, 2008

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Jewett of Ripton and Fisher of Lincoln

Whereas, Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 20, 2003, and

Whereas, the fifth anniversary of American military involvement in Iraq was observed on March 20, 2008, and

Whereas, since March 20, 2003, our nation’s soldiers have frequently encountered life-threatening situations in the course of performing their assignments in Iraq, and

Whereas, on March 24, 2008, the 4,000th American military fatality in Iraq was recorded, and

Whereas, as is true in any combat situation, many brave Americans have lost their lives, and

Whereas, those soldiers who have died in Iraq from December 20, 2007 through March 27, 2008 are listed by name, rank, and military service in the order of their reported deaths and include: Molina, Joshua A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Rundell, Gregory B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Gamboa, Joseph D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Delgado, George, Private, U.S. Army, Hake, Christopher M., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Hernandez, Jose A. Rubio, Specialist, U.S. Army, Habsieger, Andrew J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Ray, II, Thomas C., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Williams, David B., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Stelmat, David S., Specialist, U.S. Army National Guard, Smith, Tyler J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Unruh, Gregory D., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Elledge, Michael D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Simpson, Christopher C., Specialist, U.S. Army, Brown, Lerando J., Specialist, U.S. Army National Guard, O’Brien, William D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Bradley, Juantrea T., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jackson, Dustin C., Specialist, U.S. Army, Samten, Tenzin L., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, West, Laurent J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Anderson, Phillip R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Burkett, Donald A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Mallard, Torre R., Captain, U.S. Army, Suzch, Shawn M., Sergeant 1st Class, U.S. Army, Cimarrusti, Ernesto G., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Julian, David D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, McDavid, Robert T., Corporal, U.S. Army, McIntosh, Scott A., Corporal, U.S. Army, Paniagua-Morales, Jose A., Corporal, U.S. Army, Frost, Christopher S., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, Mowl, Kevin S., Specialist, U.S. Army, Perez, Orlando A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Phillips, Micheal E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Morgan, Keisha M., Specialist, U.S. Army, Weaver, Drew W., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Raudenbush, Nathan R., Captain, U.S. Army, Mackey, Bryant W., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Alvarez, Conrad, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Bitton, Albert, Corporal, U.S. Army, Matlock, Jr., Micheal B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Runyan, Luke S., Specialist, U.S. Army, Groepper, Chad D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Washington, Javares J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Spates, Corey E., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sweet, Jack T., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Manibog, Michael T., Specialist, U.S. Army, Martin, Timothy P., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Whisenhunt, Jerald A., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Willett, Gary D., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Souffront, Luis A., Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy, Skelton, Bradley J., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Van Orman, Timothy R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Osmolski, John C., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Baez, Miguel A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Alicearivera, Rafael, Sergeant, U.S. Army, West, Christopher J., Specialist, U.S. Army, Hardy, Nathan H., Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Koch, Michael E., Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Barrett, Chad A., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Straughter, Matthew F., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Schultz, David E., 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Norman, Michael A., Captain, U.S. Army, Craig, James E., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jeffries, Gary W., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Marshall, Evan A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Meyer, Brandon A., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Young, Joshua A. R., Private, U.S. Army, Miller, Mikeal W., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Rogers, Alan G., Major, U.S. Army, Wilson, Robert J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Crookston, Duncan Charles, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Birkman, Tracy Renee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sturdivant, Michael R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Whiting, Justin R., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Gluff, James M., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Burress, Richard B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Schoolcraft III, Jon M., Specialist, U.S. Army, Kimme, Danny L., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Sharrett II, David H., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Sigsbee, John P., Specialist, U.S. Army, Lloyd, Keith E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Christensen Jr., Curtis A., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Davis, Todd E., Specialist, U.S. Army, Gaul, Sean M., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sanders, Christopher A., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Pionk, Matthew I., Sergeant 1st Class, U.S. Army, Dozier, Jonathan Kilian, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, McBride, Zachary W., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Hart, David J., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Merlo, Ivan E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Pannier, Phillip J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Hanson, Timothy R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Gudridge, James D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Lemke, Jason F., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Brown, Menelek M., Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy, Olmsted, Andrew J., Major, U.S. Army, Casey, Thomas J., Captain, U.S. Army, Maseth, Ryan D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Anderson, Joshua R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Lacerna, Reno S., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jeffries, Victor W., Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy, Berlin Jr., Joseph R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Inman, Rowdy J., Captain, U.S. Army, Portell, Benjamin B., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Tutten, Bryan J., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Neesley, Peter C., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Howell, George J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Ray, Jeremy E., 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, and

Whereas, each of the over 4,010 Americans who have perished since the commencement of military operations in Iraq has made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our nation, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the memory of each service member listed in this resolution who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at the Pentagon, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of Defense is requested to send a copy of this resolution to the family of each member of the United States Armed Forces listed in this resolution.

H.C.R. 262

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Middlebury Inn on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award

Offered by:  Representatives Nuovo of Middlebury and Maier of Middlebury

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, in the heart of Middlebury, at 14 Court Square, is the site at which Samuel Mattocks Jr.’s tavern was constructed in 1794, and where today stands an impressive brick hotel, and

Whereas, a raging fire demolished the tavern in 1816, and over a decade later, in 1827, Nathan Wood built an imposing new brick “public house” named the Vermont Hotel that served as a fitting place of accommodation for visitors to this thriving academic town, and

Whereas, a change of ownership in 1852 also brought a new name to the hotel, the Addison House, that would remain associated with this public accommodation for the next century, and

Whereas, a subsequent owner, Darwin Ridder, implemented improvements to the hotel in 1865 and offered carriage service for his patrons to the railroad station and livery depot, and

Whereas, at the close of the 19th century, in 1897, new owners, Robert Cartmell and Allen Calhoun, retrofitted this now‑aging dowager of a hotel for the new century, constructing a three‑floor addition, a new kitchen, and a dining room, and bringing modern conveniences to the building, installing bathtubs, electric lights, and steam heat, and

Whereas, during the roaring 20s, the Middlebury Hotel Corporation, a stock company whose owners were local business men, purchased the building and in 1927, the new owners reopened the newly refurbished hotel under its current name, the Middlebury Inn, and

Whereas, in 1968, the Treadway Company expanded the Middlebury Inn again, this time with 20 modern annex rooms, and as an architectural contrast, the inn now includes the adjacent historic Porter Mansion’s nine Victorian‑era guestrooms, and

Whereas, the management of the Middlebury Inn has continued to attend to the hotel’s upkeep and most recently has added a Waterfalls Day Spa, making the Inn a destination in its own right, and

Whereas, in recognition of its longevity and continuing vitality, the Middlebury Inn was presented a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award at a state house ceremony on March 27, and

Whereas, the secretary of state, Vermont Business Magazine, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce cosponsor this accolade to honor those businesses in the state that have proven their durability and have remained successful despite the passage of at least a century, and often far longer, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Middlebury Inn on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jeff Costello at the Middlebury Inn.

H.C.R. 263

House concurrent resolution congratulating Chipman Point on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award

Offered by:  Representatives Stevens of Shoreham and Bray of New Haven

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, Walter Chipman was an entrepreneur with foresight who saw that the deep water of Lake Champlain adjacent to a tract of land that Joseph Sholes had purchased would enable commercial vessels to use the site as a delivery point for goods, and

Whereas, by 1810, Walter Chipman had constructed a magnificent, but simply constructed, four‑story structure to serve as a warehouse and retail center for the goods delivered to the site, and

Whereas, the building became a center for maritime commerce, and in 1824, in response to the increased lake shipping traffic resulting from the prior year’s inauguration of the Lake Champlain Canal, Joseph Sholes opened a second similar structure, and

Whereas, the second building was constructed of stone quarried on the site because it repelled rodent infestation and withstood other environmental hazards, and

Whereas, by the 1840s, the lake was a bustling thoroughfare filled with sloops, schooners, and canal boats, and the Chipman Point buildings were at their busiest with the receipt, storage, and sale of flour, glass, nails, molasses, iron, paper, rum, and other goods, and

Whereas, the Sholes family built an inn next to the warehouses, and an active little community developed, and

Whereas, once the railroads spread into Vermont, the commercial traffic on Lake Champlain declined, and the Chipman Point buildings’ importance also receded into hibernation, and

Whereas, the original 1810 structure, which still stands tall and proud as one of the town of Orwell’s oldest surviving buildings, took on a new life in 1946 when a marina was established within its walls, and today it welcomes boaters who dock at Chipman Point and automotive tourists, and

Whereas, in celebration of Chipman Point’s nearly 200 year-long history as a maritime center for commerce and tourism, the secretary of state, Vermont Business Magazine, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce presented this historic marina a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Chipman Point on its receipt of a 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Richard and Pat Ullom at Chipman Point.

H.C.R. 264

House concurrent resolution congratulating The Palms Restaurant on its diamond anniversary

Offered by:  Representatives Howard of Rutland City, Andrews of Rutland City, Courcelle of Rutland City, Flory of Pittsford, McCormack of Rutland City, Chen of Mendon and McNeil of Rutland Town

Whereas, Giuseppi Sabataso was a cobbler in Rutland whose wife, Giovanina, cooked delicious meals with an alluring aroma that caused his customers to comment with envy on the feasts that awaited him, and

Whereas, recognizing the potential for an Italian restaurant, they opened The Palms Restaurant, not coincidentally, on Palm Sunday 1933, and

Whereas, the Sabataso family persevered through the economically difficult Depression years, and

Whereas, in 1948, Giuseppe’s son, Primo, traveled to New York City to learn the art of making pizza, and in 1949, The Palms Restaurant sold the first Vermont‑made pizza, and

Whereas, in 1951, The Palms became one of the first restaurants in Vermont to offer television to its customers, and that same year, a generational transfer occurred when Giovanina and Giuseppi passed management responsibilities to their children, Luigi, Primo, and Alfred, and 

Whereas, in 1952, The Palms Restaurant began sponsoring softball, basketball, and bowling teams, and the many trophies the teams have earned through the years now adorn the walls of the restaurant’s Sportsmen’s Lounge, and

Whereas, in 1954, Alfred left the management team, and then in 1959, Luigi became the proprietor along with his wife, Dot, and their sons, Joe and John, and the third generation was represented by Joseph L. and John A., and

Whereas, The Palms became a “stag bar” from 1958 to 1969, and a Stein Club was organized with 24 members in 1959 which eventually grew to 72 enthusiastic participants, and

Whereas, in the mid-1960s, 401 customers signed the lounge ceiling, a memento that was obliterated in the November 18, 1972 fire that destroyed the restaurant, and

Whereas, in less than a year, on October 1, 1973, the rebuilt Palms opened at the same Strongs Avenue location, and

Whereas, in 1987, Joseph L. left, opening up a management opportunity for a fourth generation family member, John J., who attended The Culinary Institute of America and has introduced a catering component, and

Whereas, in 1988, he became executive chef, and

Whereas, his father, John A., and his mother, Jerri, continue to cook great dishes, and John J.’s younger brother, James Robert Luigi, and sisters, Janice and Jill, may well follow in the family tradition, and

Whereas, both bon appétit and World Famous Restaurants International magazines have featured The Palms restaurants on their pages, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates The Palms Restaurant on its diamond anniversary, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Sabataso family at The Palms Restaurant in Rutland.



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