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[IP] Miss America's official "Debut" in D.C.

>The JDF Washington Report

>Vol. I, No. 10, October 5, 1998


>=B7       Miss America to Hold October 7 Press Conference on Capitol

>Hill Regarding Diabetes Platform


>Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson is holding a press conference, 

>in concert with the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and JDF, at the 

>U.S. Capitol on October 7.  The press conference will officially 

>unveil her platform issue of diabetes awareness, education, and 

>research.  JDF has been working closely with Miss America=92s team 

>to help plan her visit to Washington, D.C.; the event marks her first 

>return to the halls of Congress since joining JDF this summer to 

>lobby Congress for additional research funding.


>Those speaking at the press conference will include House Speaker 

>Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-chairs 

>Rep. George Nethercutt (R-WA) and Rep. Elizabeth Furse (D-

>OR), and from her home state of Virginia, Senator John Warner 

>(R-VA) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).


>JDF Chairman Robert Wood Johnson IV will formally represent 

>the Foundation, and the ADA will also have a representative as 



>After all of the remarks and questions, Miss America will 

>demonstrate her insulin pump to a group of children with diabetes.


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