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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, November 24, 2006

SPECIAL DIVINE LITURGY

MEMORIAL MASS
Sunday, November 26, 2006
at 11:30 AM in the morning
Saint Peters Maronite Church
166 Tecumseh Road West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A FATHER BIDS FAREWELL TO HIS SON

A Nation Says Goodbye To A Brother

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Local Lebanese-Americans Shocked by Gemayel Assassination

By Niraj Warikoo / Free Press Staff Writer
NEWS BULLETIN...Lebanese-Americans in metro Detroit are in shock over the shooting death of Christian leader Pierre Gemayel in Lebanon. John Akouri, a Farmington Hills city councilman who heads the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, has met Gemayer's father several times during his visits to metro Detroit. "The future of Lebanon was assassinated today,'' Akouri said Tuesday. "He was the next generation of leaders." Akouri spoke with several Lebanese-Americans today and said they are surprised and saddened by his assassination. "Everyone is in a state of shock," Akouri said. "The children of Lebanon will sleep in fear tonight." There may be memorial services for Gemayel in metro Detroit this weekend, but no times have been set for now, Akouri said. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee condemned the assassination in a news release. "We call for a thorough investigation into the matter and for those found responsible to be held accountable to the full extent of the law." said committee President Mary Rose Okar.

IN PICTURES: Pierre Gemayel Assassination






RIP: LEBANESE MINISTER PIERRE GEMAYEL ASSASSINATED TODAY IN BEIRUT

Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel (l) embraceing his son Pierre in an undated photo.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

NOW AVAILABLE!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thank You American Veterans!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

1,291,010 Voters Cast their Ballot for John Akouri in 2006 Michigan General Election*

CAMPAIGN HQ - Wayne State University Board of Governors Candidate John Akouri issued the following statement early this morning:
"I wish to thank, with all my heart, each and every person involved in my campaign from the start. First and foremost, I thank God for so many blessings bestowed upon me throughout the campaign. I greatly thank my family for always standing at my side and supporting me. Thanks also to the countless volunteers, campaign workers, GOP activists, contributors, friends and supporters throughout the state who gave so much of their time and effort. I have met so many people along the way and will never forget the journey that brought us to yesterday's election. Most importantly, I wish to thank the over one million Michigan voters who cast their ballots in my name - who believed in our grass roots campaign coupled with our message and vision of securing a bright future for Wayne State University and its students. I also want to send an abundance of thanks and extend my sincere gratitude to Chairman Saul Anuzis and Jane Abraham and their premier staff at State GOP Headquarters in Lansing. Since my nomination at the convention in August, the Chairman's team has worked tirelessly and deserve high praise and recognition for their exemplary work. Lastly, as the electorate has spoken, I offer Debbie Dingell and Eugene Driker my congratulations, and wish them well in their roles as members of the BOG. They are decent individuals that will do a fine job at WSU and I pledge my support to them and the entire board, for the benefit of the University. "
*Precincts Reporting - 5681 out of 5681 - 100%.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

PLEASE VOTE TODAY!


JOHN AKOURI FOR
WAYNE STATE
UNIVERSITY
Board of Governors
A mid-western native of Detroit, former Congressional Press Secretary, Award-winning TV personality and accomplished civic leader, John Akouri has made his mark in local, national and international affairs. At the US Capitol in his capacity as spokesman and chief speechwriter, John Akouri worked daily with both the International & National press corps, also serving as a senior advisor assisting with legislative direction on major policy issues with a specific focus on the Middle East. As creator & executive producer of “Window to Washington”, he hosts the nationally award-winning television program cablecast in over 30 communities throughout southeast Michigan. A city councilman in his hometown, he was the honored recipient of a Special Tribute and recognition by the Michigan State Senate. An alumnus of Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, and as a distinguished FOX News Intern, his active involvement in public affairs span the course of the past two decades. Since the late 1980’s, he has been a leader in government, media and business at the local, state and national levels. Currently, he serves on the Madonna University Council for International Education and the Department of Homeland Security Incident Management Team.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

ALL SAINTS DAY

JOHN AKOURI ONLINE NEWSROOM 'We will confront this mortal danger to all humanity. We will not tire, or rest, until the war on terror is won.' -- PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH Add to end of above"line without paranthesis when wanting to loop sound (( loop="-1">