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From: Gov. Jim Gilmore, III []

Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 1:00 AM

To: Fred Hoot

Subject: 20 yrs since income taxes were reduced

Thanks to the leadership of President Bush, the American people had their income tax rates reduced yesterday.

The last time income tax rates were reduced for all Americans was back in 1981.

That was 20 years ago - when Kim Carnes won Record of the Year with Bette Davis Eyes, Rick Springfield sang about Jesse's Girl, Dolly Parton worked 9-5 and the Oakridge Boys sang about Elvira.


Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time on "The CBS Evening News"

Tom Watson won the Masters

The New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup

John McEnroe and Chris Evert Lloyd won Wimbledon

Larry Holmes retained his WBA Heavyweight title in 3 rounds against Leon Spinks

The Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27 to 10 in Super Bowl XV

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series 4-2 over the New York Yankees

The Boston Celtics were crown NBA champs over the Houston Rockets, 4-2

MTV made its debut

Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court justice

"Entertainment Tonight" and "Hill Street Blues" premiered

Jack Welch became the CEO of General Electric

Greece joined the European Union

Iran released 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days

Chariots of Fire was named the Best Picture

The Rubik's Cube was sweeping the nation

Postage rates went from 15 cents an ounce to 18 cents an ounce

The first Space Shuttle (Columbia) blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida

The IBM Personal Computer was introduced

Apple introduced the ill-fated Lisa computer, which listed for nearly $10,000

Maya Ying Lin won the competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Pac-mania seized the nation

President Reagan fired the striking air traffic controllers

Sandra Day O'Connor became first female Supreme Court Justice

Prince Charles and Diana Spencer married

Luke and Laura married on General Hospital

Dynasty premiered in primetime hours

The first DeLorean sports cars roll off the assembly line

The FCC gave the OK for private satellite dishes

The FDA approved the artificial sweetener aspartame

Lean Cuisine frozen dinners were unveiled

Atari's annual sales were $35 million

The Sony "Walkman" started appearing on ears everywhere

Dallas was the #1 TV show

It's about time a new generation experience long-term across the board tax relief. With President Bush's leadership, the wait is finally over.


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