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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Hanoi, Vietnam)
For Immediate Release                                  November 18, 2000

     The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Mubashar A.

Choudry and Allan M. Dabrow, Esq. to the President's Commission on Drug-Free Communities.

Dr. Mubashar A. Choudry, of Bethesda, Maryland, is a consultant cardiologist at Georgetown University Hospital and is on the teaching faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is President of Advanced Cardiology Associates in suburban Washington, D.C. and is President of the Medserve Foundation. In addition, Dr. Choudry is a consultant at a number of hospitals in the Washington area and is a frequent speaker at national and international cardiology conferences. Dr. Choudry received his education in Pakistan.

Mr. Allan M. Dabrow, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, practices law at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, where he is Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor Relations and Employment Law Group. He has more than twenty-three years experience representing management before local, state, and federal agencies responsible for the administration of labor and civil rights laws affecting employers and employees in union and non-union work environments. Mr. Dabrow has also represented and counseled management on collective bargaining, complaints of discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, workplace drug, alcohol and privacy issues, benefits, mergers and acquisitions and other human resource policies and strategies. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Anti-Defamation League, a member of the Board of Governors of the Golden Slipper Club and Charities and serves as Vice President of the Golden Slipper Uptown Home for the Aged. Mr. Dabrow also has served on the Board of Trustees of the Walnut Street Theater. Mr. Dabrow received a B.S. from the College of Emporia and a J.D. from the University of Louisville.

The President's Commision on Drug-Free Communities advises the President and the Director of the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) concerning matters related to the activities carried out under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, including plans to prevent and treat substance abuse among youth.