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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 2, 2006

President Announces Secretary Margaret Spellings to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Opening Ceremonies of Paralympic Games

President George W. Bush today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the IX Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

The Honorable Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation are:

The Honorable Ronald P. Spogli, U.S. Ambassador to Italy

Mr. Kirk Bauer, J.D., Executive Director, Disabled Sports USA

Mr. Chad Colley, Two-time Paralympic Gold Medal Winner (Alpine Skiing)

Ms. Nancy Starnes, Vice President and Chief of Staff, National Organization on Disability

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