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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Tom Ridge Joins Home Depot Board

Former Homeland Security Chief Joins Home Depot Board

CBS Marketwatch: Excerpt: Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania, was the first director of Homeland Security -- a federal department formed hastily in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He left that post in late November, saying he wanted to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

"We are honored to have [Ridge] join our board, where we expect that his unique global experience and perspective will make a profound contribution to our company and our shareholders," said Home Depot Chief Executive Bob Nardelli.

**Ridge is quite familiar with home-improvement projects. He was instrumental in a short-lived run on duct tape in early 2003, when he encouraged Americans to turn to the sticky substance and plastic sheeting as protection against terrorists using chemical and/or biological agents.

Read The Entire CBS Marketwatch Report

Hard Observation: Regarding that 3rd paragraph,... It made me laugh.

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