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Symposium planned for Bill's 60th

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The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service will mark Bill Clinton's 60th birthday on Aug. 19 with a symposium about the former president's life.

The symposium will consist of two panel discussions: “The FOB’s Turn 60: growing up with Bill Clinton,” with moderator Paul David Leopoulos and Hot Springs natives Rose Crane, Mauria Aspell, Carolyn Staley and Joe Newman; and “From Tricycles to Bicycles to Air Force One: the rise of a political star,” with moderator Bobby Roberts, Patty Criner, Bob Nash and other former Clinton staffers.

Admission is $15, which includes McClard’s Bar-B-Que and birthday cake for dessert. You can reserve a ticket by e-mailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling 501-683-5239.

Full press release after the jump.

Clinton School, Foundation to host symposium in celebration of President Clinton’s 60th Birthday

Panel One – “The FOB’s Turn 60: growing up with Bill Clinton”

Panel Two – “From Tricycles to Bicycles to Air Force One: the rise of a political star”

August 19, 2006

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the William J. Clinton Foundation will host a symposium focusing on the life of the 42nd President, featuring two panel discussions inside the Great Hall of the Clinton Center on August 19, Clinton’s 60th birthday. The first panel, hosted by the Clinton School, entitled “The Friends of Bill (FOB’s) Turn 60,” will feature five of President Clinton’s childhood friends reliving stories and events from growing up with the president. Panelists include moderator Paul David Leopoulos and other Hot Springs natives Rose Crane, Mauria Aspell, Carolyn Staley and Joe Newman.

After a break for birthday cake, the Clinton Foundation will host a second panel called, “From Tricycles to Bicycles to Air Force One: The Rise of a Political Star,” a name derived from editorial cartoons by the late George Fisher of the Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Times depicting Clinton as a young politician, riding tricycles and bicycles. This discussion will feature moderator Bobby Roberts, Patty Criner, Bob Nash and other former staffers to Clinton during his statewide political campaigns and years in the Governor’s office. The panelists will speak on Clinton’s rise as a statewide political figure, prior to becoming president.

During the symposium guests will enjoy McClard’s Bar-B-Que from Hot Springs, the president’s favorite Bar-B-Que growing up.

The schedule for the symposium will be as follows:

11:00 a.m. – Lunch served by McClard’s Bar-B-Que

11:15 a.m. – Panel one: The FOB’s Turn 60

12:15 p.m. – Break for birthday cake

12:45 p.m. – Panel two: From Tricycles to Bicycles to Air Force One

Tickets to the symposium are $15, including lunch and desert. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve a ticket for the event, please contact Nikolai DiPippa at publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu, or call 501-683-5239. Payment will be accepted upon arrival to the event.

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