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June 17, 2014


Here is the Pennsylvania Daybook for Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Please note that listings are subject to change. The daybook will be updated as needed if the organization listing the event provides timely notice.

10 a.m. BATTERY MAKER EXPANSION-STATE OFFICIAL — During a groundbreaking ceremony in Reading, state Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carolyn Boser Newhouse marks the start of construction to expand battery and charger manufacturer EnerSys Inc.’s global headquarters.

Location: EnerSys Inc., 2366 Bernville Road (state Route 183), Reading

Contacts: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717-783-1132

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. HISTORIC CRUISE SHIP — During a news conference about ongoing efforts to preserve a decaying luxury cruise ship of the 1950s and 1960s docked along Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront, the SS United States, officials from the SS United States Conservancy discuss the conclusion of a nationwide search for a donor to fund preservation of one of the historic cruise ship’s 30-ton, five-blade propellers.

Note: Please notify contact Tom Basile before attending by sending an email to TBasile@EmpireStrategy.com or calling 917-579-2216; 10:30 a.m. arrival deadline followed by 11 to 11:30 a.m. news conference.

Location: Stern, SS United States, pier 82, Columbus Boulevard between Oregon and Snyder avenues, Philadelphia

Contacts: Tom Basile, 917-579-2216

Noon. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — Gov. Tom Corbett, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, executives from communications firm Comcast Corp. and state lawmakers participate in a ceremony to honor 177 graduating Pennsylvania high school teenagers awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation’s annual “Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program,” and a graduating Pennsylvania high school teenager selected to receive a $10,000 “Comcast Founders Scholarship.”

Location: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg

Contacts: Jennifer Bilotta, 215-642-6635 or 267-443-0427 (cell)

Jay Pagni, 717-783-1116

Noon. PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS-FUNDING — Philadelphia School Reform Commission Chairman William J. “Bill” Green, The School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and education advocates hold a news conference to call for further government funding of the city’s public schools.

Location: Atrium, The School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St. (state route 611) at Hamilton Street, Philadelphia

Contacts: Fernando Gallard, 215-400-6349

Noon - 2 p.m. POSTAL WORKER PROTEST-PITTSBURGH — American Postal Workers Union members and officials continue nationwide demonstrations protesting a partnership between office supply retailer Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, permitting the chain’s stores to offer postal services as part of a pilot program.

Location: Staples Inc. office supply store, 4801 McKnight Road (U.S. Route 19), Pittsburgh

Contacts: Jamie Horwitz, 202-549-4921 (cell)

Sally Davidow, 202-842-4250

Noon - 3:25 p.m. OBAMA-PENNSYLVANIA — President Barack Obama discusses the economy as he visits the Pittsburgh location of a San Jose, California, company that operates eight membership-based design workshops nationwide, TechShop Inc., arriving and departing aboard Air Force One from the state Air National Guard facility at Pittsburgh International Airport in Coraopolis.

Note: Those covering the visit were required to register by 8 a.m. on Monday, June 16; an Internet broadcast of the speech will be accessible through the website http://whitehouse.gov/live/

Contacts: Liz Reiter, 202-669-7661

Morgan Finkelstein, 202-596-4160

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