Northwest NEWS

March 5, 2001

Features

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Left, Keith Love, Vice President for Communications at Stimson Lane and Chateau Ste. Michelle of Woodinville. Right, his sister, Sally Love, a South Carolina businesswoman. They are dressed for one of the Inaugural Balls.

Woodinville represented at Inauguration

On Jan. 17, Keith Love, Vice President for Communications at Stimson Lane Vineyards and Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Ted Baseler, President and CEO, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States.
   Keith's sister, Sally Love from South Carolina; Ted Baseler's wife, Joanne; and their daughter, Andrea, also attended the events, which included a special Candlelight Dinner in the historic Union Station. President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney welcomed the Candlelight Dinner attendees. Emcee was Hall of Fame baseball catcher Johnny Bench. All of the wines served at the dinner were made by Chateau Ste. Michelle.
   On Saturday, Jan. 20, Bush was sworn in on the steps of the U. S. Capitol at 12 noon by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. It was a cold, rainy, windy day, but few seemed to notice, according to Love.
   "Nearly 1 million people watched the Inauguration live from the Capitol Mall in front of the U. S. Capitol. President Bush and his parents, Barbara and former President George H.W. Bush, had tears in their eyes on the occasion.
   "After being sworn in, Bush and Cheney got in the Presidential and Vice Presidential limousines for the parade down Constitution Avenue and on down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. Bush got out of his car and walked part of the way, waving to the thousands lining Pennsylvania Avenue," said Love.
   "One of the many celebrity guests in the VIP section at the swearing in was televangelist Jerry Falwell. Once he was recognized, he spent most of his time getting up from his folding chair to be photographed with other attendees. He seemed to enjoy it. As I was leaving the VIP seats near the Capitol after the swearing-in, I realized he was walking beside Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s and 1980s. Because of the rain, the area was ankle-deep in mud and very slippery. I resisted asking for an autograph from Staubach, since many famous people get tired of being asked for autographs.
   But Keith did say to Staubach, "Kind of reminds you of an ugly day against the Steelers, huh?" Staubach, clearly delighted at being recognized according to Love, broke into a big grin and said, "Yeah, but without Bradshaw beating our brains out!"
  
   Caption for photo:
  
   Left, Keith Love, Vice President for Communications at Stimson Lane and Chateau
   Ste. Michelle of Woodinville. Right, his sister, Sally Love, a South Carolina
   businesswoman. They are dressed for one of the Inaugural Balls.