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Introduced by: Klinker, Truitt, Brown T, Lehe


        A RESOLUTION honoring Tom Kubat.

    Whereas, For 40 years Tom Kubat wrote a sports column at the Journal & Courier in Lafayette;

    Whereas, During this time he covered a wide variety of sports, including Purdue University football and basketball, auto racing, and high school sports;

    Whereas, Since he was a sophomore in high school in Michigan, Tom Kubat knew what he wanted to be - a sportswriter;

    Whereas, Inspired by his high school journalism teacher, Tom Kubat began working for the Journal & Courier right out

of college in June 1968;

    Whereas, The Kubats originally planned to stay in Lafayette for only five years to establish a strong initial foundation, but each time a job offer came along the Kubats chose to stay because they felt Lafayette was a great place to raise their two sons;

    Whereas, During these 40 years, Tom Kubat's job has allowed him to visit or cover events in 28 states, including a Rose Bowl game, and also in Canada, Mexico, Spain;

    Whereas, In April 2007, Tom Kubat was recognized by his fellow broadcasters and sportswriters for his contributions to the world of sports by being inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; and

    Whereas, The members of the Indiana House of Representatives recognize the many hours of pleasure Tom Kubat has given to Hoosiers: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Tom Kubat on his outstanding career with the Journal & Courier and wishes him continued success in his future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Tom Kubat and his family.


HR 1519/DI 84



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