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+ Wireless - Audto/V'+ee 2235 W Mound Rd Decatur 217-877-2235 616 N Chicago St Lincoln 217-732-3331 DIRECTV ~ET WOitE. M1101111 lITMl~l Authorized Retailer We're The "Local Guys" and Perform Our Own Installations & Service Call P &M Communiotiom Today & Enjoy the Best in Satellite "IV SEE US FOR THAT NEW TV! ~t~lv~t" R, Mere++I XvZA31 IN- BAO, ODe Poland - was honored to help in the presentation of the US Colors at the dedication ceremony of the Statue of Ronald Reagan in Warsaw, Poland. Stan wrote that he did not get to meet Lech Walesa, but it was an honor to see him and to have been part of this great honor to President Reagan and to our Nation. Lech Walesa, former Soli- darity leader, said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president. Walesa unveils one more for the 'Gipper' ! ! The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed during its long struggle to free not far from the American itself from communist rule". Embassy, on Ujazdowskie The monument, designed Avenue, one of the capital's by sculptor Wlaydyslaw most picturesque thorough- Dudek, depicts Reagan (nick- fares. A statement from President named 'the Gipper') making his famed 1987 speech at Barack Obama was read out to the guests attending the cer- Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. emony, which said that: "The During the Berlin address location of this monument is Reagan called on his Rus- sian counterpart, President a fitting reminder of the close Gorbachev, to "tear down this ties between the American wall." and Polish people, and a tribute to the strong support the United States gave Poland A letter was also read from Nancy Reagan. "I am touched by today's ceremony in Warsaw to recognize his accomplishments," Reagan's widow writes, "My husband always felt a strong bond with the people of Poland who longed for freedom. I remem- ber the Christmas in 1981 [after martial law had been declared] when we placed candles in our White House windows, in honor of Solidar- ity, as [Reagan] was deter- mined that America would do everything it could to adv~xce liberty," she writes. Although the statue was created as a result of a private initiative by a group of Polish businessmen, the ceremony was attended by a number of state dignitaries. Poland's foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski was joined by US Ambassador to Poland Lee A. Feinstein, as well Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Source: NEWS from Poland Polskie Radio PL General Contracting - Professional Service - - Home Town Commitment - Licensed. Fully Insured& Bonded 2 License # 104 - 008527 A "vista change" took place. Now, when your editor pulls out of the garage, this is the new view. Times Photo Mt. Pulaski Times Demolition has been completed on the South Side of the Square. After clean-up is completed, the city will make any needed repair to the Tieke Building wall. Times Photo Dec. 17, 2011