Grand Prize Giveaway Game Recap

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Following the drawing of names by representatives from each of the Grand Prize Giveaway sponsoring companies, a hush swept over the hundreds of onlookers Tuesday afternoon, January 14, in the Exhibit Hall during the 2003 Winter Conference, as nine potential winning tickets dwindled to three.

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As the name of Ramon Crabill, Training Officer for the Frederick County Detention Center in Frederick, Maryland, was announced, a small group beside the stage cheered aloud, and they motioned and encouraged Mr. Crabill to make his way to the stage and claim his prize: an entertainment package that included a 57-inch large-screen television, two rocking chairs, a DVD/VCR combination machine, and much more. According to Mr. Crabill, even after hearing his name called out, it never sunk in that he was the winner of the grand prize until a co-worker slapped him on the back and yelled You won, you won!" "I really didn't pay attention when my name was called, probably because I really didn't expect to win," Mr. Crabill said while staring at the big-screen television. "I'm still stunned.... My wife usually wins everything."

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Thanks to Our Grand Prize Sponsors, HEERY International, Inc., SMRT Architecture Engineering Planning, T-NETIX, Inc., and Verizon Public Communications Group, for providing us big-screen thrills for the entire family!

HEERY International, Inc.

999 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 881-9880/(800) 52-HEERY

Fax: (404) 875-1283

Web Site: www.heery.com

Contact: Su Cunningham, Director Corrections/Criminal Justice Programs

For more than three decades, HEERY International, Inc. has been a leader in the planning, programming, design and construction of criminal justice, corrections and detention facilities in the United States. Their specialists have more than 100 years of experience providing a full array of professional services to the public; owners/clients and operators of state, federal and county prisons; county and city jails; federal, state and municipal courts; juvenile detention, correctional and court facilities; county and city police; and law enforcement facilities. Each HEERY office throughout the United States offers a range of criminal justice services from concept development through completion. Their services include architecture, engineering, interior design, program, facility and construction management.

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144 Fore Street

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 772-3846

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Contact: Philip F. Kaminsky, AIA President/CEO, Justice Marketing Leader

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