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-- Charles Naas '87
Hemple, MO

Press Release

June 1, 2000

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Mr. Mike Stewart
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(JEFFERSON CITY) -- The two men expected to battle for the a U.S. Senate seat in November, Senator John Ashcroft and Governor Mel Carnahan, will talk about the issues with students participating in the Missouri Boys State program on June 18 in Hendricks Hall at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Each will speak and take questions from the students separately during the evening program. Governor Carnahan will lead off the program with his remarks beginning at 6:45 p.m. Following his remarks, Carnahan will hold a question and answer session with the students in attendance. Senator Ashcroft will conclude the program with his remarks beginning at approximately 8:00 p.m. Ashcroft will also hold a question and answer session following his remarks.

Nearly 1,000 Boys State participants will be the first to talk issues with the candidates on the same night in the same place since both men announced their intent to seek the Senate seat currently held by Ashcroft. Both men have been great supporters of the Missouri Boys State program over the years. Each have appeared at the leadership program more than a dozen times while serving as elected officials.

In addition to the Senate candidates, the Boys State participants will hear from a number of Missouri officials during the course of the week long program including: U.S. Representative Ike Skelton (D-Mo), Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, State Treasurer Bob Holden, Secretary of State Bekki Cook and NBC News Political Analyst Lisa Myers, who will serve as the 12th Annual George Lehr Speakers Chair.

Missouri Boys State is a citizenship and leadership training program held annually at Central Missouri State University and sponsored by the Missouri American Legion. This year's program will be held from June 17 - 24 and marks the 61st session of the Missouri Boys State.


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