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March 24, 2010 – The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency
Preparedness Committee and the Senate Communications and Technology Committee
held a joint public hearing on the 911 Emergency Response System. Pictured in
the Senate Chamber following the hearing are: Aaron Shenck, Executive Director
of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee; Fred Rosencrans,
Luzerne County 911 Data and Addressing Manager/Technical Support Supervisor;
Senator Baker and Joseph Lynch, Luzerne County 911 Inter-Agency Coordinator/QA.
March 23, 2010 - Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members from
throughout the 20th District met with Senator Baker to discuss agriculture
issues during their State Legislative Conference in Harrisburg.
March 22, 2010 - National Honor Society members from Western
Wayne High School, Wayne County, join Senator Baker in the Senate Chamber during
a visit to the state Capitol.
March 19, 2010 – Angela Wagner interviewed Senator Baker as part
of her public administration class. Angela is a student at King's College
majoring in political science.
March 16, 2010 – The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation
Districts (PACD) held an event at the state Capitol today focusing on
legislative issues important to conservation districts across the Commonwealth.
Senator Baker, joined representatives Sandra Major and Karen Boback, to speak
with Conservation District representatives within their legislative districts.
From left to right are, sitting: MaryAnn Warren, Susquehanna County
Commissioner/Susquehanna County Conservation District Board Member/PACD
President; Vic Cappucci, Wyoming County Conservation District Board Member; Bob
Robinson, Wyoming County Conservation District Board Chairman; and standing:
Representative Major; Representative Boback; Jack Hanish, Luzerne Conservation
District Board Member; Jim Garner, Susquehanna County Conservation District
Manager; Senator Baker; Josh Longmore, Luzerne County Conservation District
March 16, 2010 – Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judicial
nominees Attorney Joseph Van Jura and Attorney Lewis Wetzel were unanimously
confirmed by the Senate. Above, they tour the Senate floor prior to the final
vote. From left to right, row 1 are Senator Baker, Joseph Van Jura, Rebecca Van
Jura, Veronica Wetzel, Lewis Wetzel, and Senator John Gordner. From left to
right, row 2 are Senator Charles Lemmond (Ret.), Wilkes-Barre Law and Library
Association President Attorney Robert Schaub, Attorney Brian Caverly and Pat
March 16, 2010 - Left to right: Senator Lisa Baker; Major
General Jessica L. Wright; Tech Sgt. Monica Scarazzo; Lu-Ann Kubicar, vice chair
of the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade Family Readiness group and Staff Sgt. Joshua
Hedetniemi were recognized on the Senate Floor as part of National Guard Day in
March 15, 2010 - Senator Baker presented Tom Foley, President
and CEO of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, with
a citation designating March 2010 as "American Red Cross Month" in Pennsylvania.
Senator Baker's grandfather – Ervin Calhoun – was a soldier in the
Spanish-American War of 1898 and was part of the 1st Regiment of the
Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry. While encamped in Chickamauga, Georgia, some
members of the regiment contracted malaria. In partnership with the American Red
Cross, a train picked up the sickened soldiers and transferred them to the City
of Philadelphia to receive medical attention. The Red Cross flag pictured in the
photo was on the train when this transfer occurred. It currently hangs in
Senator Baker's Harrisburg office.
March 15, 2010 - Senator Baker met with Susquehanna County
resident Nicole Tarbox, a student at Lock Haven University majoring in
psychology. She is interning with the Board of Probation and Parole through The
Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program offered by the State System of
March 13, 2010 - Cole Chamberlin, Boy Scout Troop 76, Milford,
recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His community service project was the
construction of three crosses for the front lawn of the Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church, Dingman's Ferry. Above from left are: Senator Baker, Cole Chamberlin and
Representative John Siptroth.
March 11, 2010 - The Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association
held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off five major water and sewer
infrastructure improvement projects to be completed this year. Pictured above
from left to right are: Jack Lennox, General Manager, Roamingwood Sewer & Water
Association; Jim Marzolino, Kriger Construction; John Egan, President,
Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association Board of Directors; Lou Critelli,
President, Wayne Bank; John Devine, BCM Engineers; Charlie Dunn, President,
South Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority; Senator Baker; Representative Ed
Staback; Mike Gallagher, PENNVEST; Kevin Clancy, Vice President, Roamingwood
Sewer & Water Association Board of Directors; Joan Murphy, South Wayne County
Water & Sewer Authority; Nick Altomare, Chairman, Roamingwood Sewer & Water
Association Board of Directors; and Betty Sullivan, Treasurer, Roamingwood Sewer
& Water Association Board of Directors.
March 10, 2010 - Senator Baker presents Josephine Zimniski with
a Senate Citation at her 90th birthday celebration. She is pictured above with
Josephine, and her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Harris.
March 9, 2010 - Senator Baker greets Pittsburgh Steeler, Deshea
Townsend, who offered his support for free clinic legislation introduced last
year by Senator Ted Erickson.
March 9, 2010 - Emily Marshall (left to right), Shelby McElhinny
8th graders at St. Michael School in Greenville, PA, are serving as guest pages
today for Senator Bob Robbins, Vice Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and
Emergency Preparedness Committee. They were recognized during the committee
meeting by Senator Baker.
March 9, 2010 - Members of the Senate Veterans Affairs and
Emergency Preparedness Committee today voted out of committee Senate Resolution
226 which would officially declare the Senate's support of the Military
Community Covenant Program. From left to right are: Senator Tommy Tomlinson;
Senator Bob Mensch; Senator Baker; Lieutenant Colonel Stephen B. Lockridge,
Commander of the United States Army Recruiting Battalion Harrisburg; and Senator
March 7, 2010 - Senator Baker presents Ken Hoover with a Senate
certificate in honor of his retirement from the Lake-Lehman School District. Ken
proudly served the district for more than 14 years. His family and friends
marked the occasion with a party at Grotto Pizza, Harvey's Lake.
March 7, 2010 - Raymond John Walton, Boy Scout Troop 106,
Mountain Top, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His community service
project was the installation of a commercial swing bench and U.S. flag pole
flower box at Ice Lakes Park, Rice Township. Raymond also designed a parking lot
and painted lines at the park. Above, Senator Baker congratulates Raymond during
his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. (Photo courtesy of Sue Gannis, Mountain
March 4, 2010 - Senator Baker joins Senator Costa and members of
the Senior Center Association during their annual conference at the Nittany Lion
Inn in State College.
3, 2010 - As part of the annual state budget proceedings, the
Committee held a budget hearing with state-related
universities. Members, including Senator Baker, questioned the effects of
reduced funding levels with representatives from Pennsylvania's state-related
March 2, 2010 – Senator Baker, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,
participates in the Department of Corrections/Probation and Parole Budget
Hearing. During the hearing, Senator Baker stated that Pennsylvania has a large
number of veterans in its prisons. She wanted assurances that they are
receiving appropriate services – either from state or local entities.
March 2, 2010 - Dallas High School students are State Champions
after competing in the LifeSmarts competition in Harrisburg. Senator Baker had
the honor of congratulating these students and wishing them luck as they prepare
to compete in the National LifeSmarts Championship in Miami Beach, FL from April
24-27. Pictured above are: Coach Kevin West, Tim Reinert, Senator Baker, Kevin
Hunter, Team Captain Katelyn Reinert, Pierce Donovan, Monica Esopi and Co-Coach