Gerber pulls cart down Marine Drive

K57 News Report
Monday, April 12, 2004

Senators will head into session this week where they will take up discussion on a number of measures, a couple of those deal with Compact-Impact Fund and bond issues that will hopefully result in money for capital improvement projects. The Rules Committee finalized an agenda last week placing some 20 bills on the line-up. Session is set for Wednesday. But one bill that is not on the agenda is Bill 214 which seeks to rename Marine Drive to Marine Corps Drive in honor of the U.S. Marines who played a big part in the liberation of Guam from the Japanese. Senators have not said why the bill was not placed on the agenda, but one citizen is taking the matter into his own hands. Retired Marine Johnny Gerber is on Marine Drive this morning pulling a cart in an effort to convince lawmakers to finally consider the bill. Gerber says he will walk the entire highway from Andersen to Naval Station in Santa Rita. According to the bill, if it is passed into law, the rededication will take place on July 21, 2004, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam.




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