05.31.1996Corporate

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Bell Atlantic President Takes Third-Graders to Planet
Hollywood
Outing Designed to Teach Students Restaurant
Management


News Advisory: Interview/Photo Opportunity

What:

    William Freeman, president and CEO of Bell Atlantic -
    Washington, D.C. and approximately 20 eight and
    nine-year-old students will storm Planet Hollywood to
    eat lunch and learn the day-to-day responsibilities of
    running a restaurant.

    For the past several months, Freeman has been talking
    to students about city planning, economic development
    and restaurant management as a volunteer instructor
    for Junior Achievement's "Our City" program.
    Junior
    achievement, the largest partnership linking business
    with education throughout the Washington metropolitan
    area, strives to inspire and educate young people to
    value free enterprise, understand business and
    economics and develop other skills needed to enter the
    work force. Planet Hollywood will serve free lunches
    to the group in support of the program.

Where:

    Planet Hollywood

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 20004

    (in the old Evening Star building, at the corner of 11th
    and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.)

When:

    Monday, June 3, 1996

    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Who:

    William Freeman, president and CEO, Bell Atlantic -
    Washington, D.C.

    Eight and nine-year-old, third-grade Junior Achievers
    from Van Ness Elementary School in Southeast
    Washington.

Contact:

    Michel Daley, Bell Atlantic, 202-392-1021

    Merrie Morris, Planet Hollywood, 202-783-7827

    Cynthia Leach, Junior Achievement, 301-229-5300