Greensburg Mayor to Attend President's Sddress

By: 13 News
By: 13 News
Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will watch the president

May 4, 2007 - An F-5 tornado destroyed much of Greensburg in Kiowa County

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The mayor of the southwest Kansas town
Greensburg will get an upfront seat to President Barack Obama's
speech to a joint session of Congress.

Bob Dixson will watch the president's speech from first Lady Michelle Obama's box Tuesday night. He leads a community that was devastated by a tornado in May 2008 and has been rebuilding as an
energy-efficient ``green town.''

The guests also will include a few students, a couple of governors, members of the military and several business leaders. Also invited was Lilly Ledbetter, the subject of a discrimination case that led to one of the first laws for the new administration on fair pay.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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