Lt. Governor To Receive Baltic Achievement Award - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Lt. Governor To Receive Baltic Achievement Award

October 30, 2003 - Posted at 4:03 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller, who is half Lithuanian, will accept the U.S. Baltic Foundation's Baltic American Public Service Achievement Award at its Silent Auction and Gala Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 1.

The foundation lobbies and advocates on belhalf of the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which were formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Rockefeller's mother, Barbara Sears, was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants.  Rockefeller spent most of his first five years living with her and his maternal grandparents on an Indiana farm, where he learned to speak Lithuanian before he spoke English.  He was visiting is grandmother when, after 40 years in America, she finally received her American citizenship.

"I'm very proud of my Lithuanian heritage, Rockefeller said.  "America is a nation of immigrants.  As the grandson of immigrants, I have a deep and abiding appreciation for what it means to be an American."

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's department arrests man for stealing $21,000 ring

    Sheriff's department arrests man for stealing $21,000 ring

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:45:33 GMT
    Christopher Scott Wheeley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Christopher Scott Wheeley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies say a man accused of stealing a ring worth more than $20,000 let the wrong person know he had it.

    Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies say a man accused of stealing a ring worth more than $20,000 let the wrong person know he had it.

  • Burger King feeds police and emergency personnel

    Burger King feeds police and emergency personnel

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:39:27 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:50:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Burger King provided lunch to law enforcement and emergency crews working the crash on Interstate 555.

    Burger King provided lunch to law enforcement and emergency crews working the crash on Interstate 555.

  • Witnesses told story of crash

    Witnesses told story of crash

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:20:20 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:48:49 GMT
    Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash Tuesday on I-555 that killed one person and damaged an overpass. (Source: KAIT)Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash Tuesday on I-555 that killed one person and damaged an overpass. (Source: KAIT)

    It was a scene often seen on the national news, witnesses said Tuesday when describing a crash involving an 18-wheeler that killed a Jonesboro man. 

    It was a scene often seen on the national news, witnesses said Tuesday when describing a crash involving an 18-wheeler that killed a Jonesboro man. 

Powered by Frankly