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I am proud to call Dr. Sajjad H. Durrani my friend. While some of my friends, acquaintances and former co-workers for reasons I do not fully understand vote for candidates hell bent on reducing retirement benefits of federal employees and retirees, Saj and I work feverishly on behalf of NARF…

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In August 1987, as Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, I visited communist Bulgaria along with then-Rep. Bill Richardson – later U.N. Ambassador, Secretary of Energy, and Governor of New Mexico – and Amb. Richard Schifter. Dick was, at that time, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rig…

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Judean Memorial Gardens, October 3, 2020 – It is difficult to capture in a brief eulogy the essence of a person or a person’s life when that individual had such a significant impact and such a varied, rich, multi-faceted meaningful life and career. I do not need to stand before you, his fami…

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Richard Schifter who died October 4 at the age of 97 was known around the world as a champion of human rights. He served three presidents over 20 years as ambassador and assistant secretary of state. For the last 20 he continued his humanitarian and human rights advocacy with the quiet firmn…

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I feel a profound personal loss with Cokie's passing. I have known her since she was about three or four years old and her older sister Barbara was in the third grade. In their younger years they attended the Rosary, the Sacred Heart School in New Orleans, for half the year and Stone Ridge f…

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When John Thompson arrived at Archbishop John Carroll High School he was tall, skinny, and shy. After a lot of hard work, became a real force on the court. Our team was the first great success story of an integrated high school athletic team in the Civil Rights era in D.C. We became mythical…

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Roy Lester who coached at Richard Montgomery, Paint Branch, and Magruder High Schools and The University of Maryland passed away in the Spring. He was the first person to receive the key to the city of Rockville. As more details on the service become available we will report them. To share c…