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GRANDMET TO ANNOUNCE ELEMENTARY/MENTOR 'WORK' PROGRAM

 GRANDMET TO ANNOUNCE ELEMENTARY/MENTOR 'WORK' PROGRAM
 Grand Metropolitan PLC (NYSE: GRM) will formally announce creation of Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW), the first corporate program designed to help elementary students learn about work and how their schoolwork relates to success in the working world. The year-long curriculum-based program is carried out by GrandMet volunteers at its U.S. subsidiaries Pillsbury, Burger King, ALPO, Heublein and Haagen Daz, including both employees and retirees, in coordination with local school administrators and teachers.
 Additionally, GrandMet will release survey findings, conducted by the Gallup Organization, measuring attitudes and perceptions among the nation's fourth, fifth and sixth graders regarding work.
 Deputy Secretary of Education David Kearns will deliver remarks and Grand Metropolitan PLC COO Ian Martin will explain the program af Fox Television's "True Colors," and Sam Sava, executive director, National Association of Elementary School Principals.
 In school year 1991-92, 11 schools will participate in KAPOW. Currently, the eight programs in operation are in the following schools, locations and their principals are: Bundy Elementary, Wellston, Ohio, Harry Gray; Butler Ridge Elementary, Miami, Fla., Bulah Richards; Logan Elementary, Belvidere, Ill., Mick Brei; Lowell Elementary, Teaneck, N.J., Patricia Cantelmo; Mark Twain Elementary, St. Louis, Mo., Everett Hughes; Roosevelt Elementary, Allentown, Pa., Lenore Kohl; Terrell Elementary, Denison, Texas, Greg Roman; and Wilder Elementary, Minneapolis, Minn., John Googins. Other schools that will operate in the first year include: Mintie White Elementary, Watsonville, Calif., Susan Hill; Noah Webster Elementary, Hartford, Conn., Carl Mandell; and Mark Twain Elementary, Hartford, Conn., Baxter Atkinson.
 WHERE: Sumner School Museum and Archives
 1201 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
 Washington, D.C.
 DATE: Jan. 27, 1992
 TIME: 10:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 10:30 a.m. Press Conference
 NOTE: Broadcast press are welcome with mini-cameras. Set-up can begin at 9:15 a.m. For interviews with GrandMet or school representatives, press should call contact below in advance to schedule.
 CONTACT: Janet Lane of Robinson, Lake, Lerer & Montgomery, 202-457-9270, for GrandMet.
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 (GRM) CO: Grand Metropolitan PLC ST: District of Columbia IN: FOD SU:


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