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Teamster Motorcyclists Welcome Gov. Taft's Labor Liaison as Member

Ted Brown to Receive Leather Vest Today During Ceremony in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 22 -- The labor liaison for Gov. Bob Taft (R-Ohio), Ted Brown, will receive his "colors" Friday, May 23, 2003 from a Teamsters Union motorcycle association at a ceremony in Columbus.

Brown, who will get a black leather vest, will be an associate member of Chapter 1 of the Teamster Horseman Motorcycle Association, which has 35 members in Ohio. The 4-year-old club has more than 500 members nationwide, and has raised more than $50,000 to fight multiple sclerosis, and thousands of dollars to assist other charities.

  WHO:       Ted Brown, labor liaison for Gov. Bob Taft;
             Chris Colello, President of Teamsters Local 377 in Youngstown,
              OH, and Chapter 1 Horseman President;
             Roger Insprucker, President, Ohio Conference of Teamsters,
              President of Teamsters Joint Council 26, and President of
              Local 114 in Cincinnati;
             Fred Romine, Vice President of Local 957 in Dayton, Ohio and
              Director of the Ohio Conference's Construction Division, and
             Mike Waldern of the Motorcycle Association

  WHAT:      Presentation of colors to Ted Brown

  WHEN:      Friday, May 23, 11:30 a.m.

  WHERE:     Teamsters Local 413,
             555 E. Rich St.
             Columbus, Ohio