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AUSTRIA HONORS NATIVE SON ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

 WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal President of Austria, Thomas Klestil, today personally presented Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Commander's Cross, First Class, one of the highest decorations of the country, during a ceremony at Vienna's Imperial Palace.
 At the same time, Austria awarded the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services Rendered to the Republic to Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver for their tireless efforts on behalf of handicapped persons.
 Arnold and his parents-in-law are in Austria to attend the Special Olympics World Winter Games which are being held from March 21 to March 26 in Salzburg and the skiing resort of Schladming in Styria. This marks the first time that the games are held outside the North American continent. Team USA consists of 152 athletes and 49 coaches.
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 /CONTACT: Ulf Pacher of the Austrian Press and Information Service, 202-895-6775, or fax, 202-895-6772/


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