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Dear members and constituents,
Let us stop to ponder the turmoil facing the island of Japan this morning. Six months to the day from 9/11, on 3/11 a great tragedy strikes. The fifth-largest earthquake on record has shut down five nuclear reactors and has released enough energy to have us expecting five foot waves on the other side of the globe. The expectation is building as the Tsunami slowly crosses the Pacific to reach American shores and the ripple effects are sure to be felt for years to come. As our thoughts and prayers go out for the millions impacted, let us not forget to take a moment and be grateful for what we have. Amongst these things, Kripy Kreme donuts -here today courtesy of Jeff King (donut boy).

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