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The United States Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10) with its Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth legislation during the first session of the 110th Congress.
In addition, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has awarded Wolf with a Certificate of Excellence for his perfect record of supporting the NBCCï¿½s legislative priorities in the first session of the 110th Congress.
Linda Holtslander, Loudoun County Public Library's division manager for development, programs and public relations, has been selected to be a Fulbright scholar grantee to Finland from August-November. The research she will accomplish is an in-depth observation of the Helsinki City Library, the first recipient of the $1 million Bill and Melinda Gates Access to Learning Award. The research and photo documentation will highlight Library 10, a unique facility that was planned with the awareness of the needs of the city's young adult residents and places a special emphasis on programming, popular culture and technology.
Phillip R. Butterfass, contracting officer for Loudoun County, has been accredited as a certified professional public buyer (CPPB). The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Inc. administers the program under the auspices of the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).
Air Force Airman 1st Class James A. Baynard has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Baynard is the son of James Baynard of N. Ithaca Court, Sterling, and Marie Baynard of Harvard St., Battle Creek, Mich.
The airman graduated in 2004 from Park View High School, Sterling, and received an associate degree in 2006 from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Ill.