b'2 0 0 8THE LIVING HISTORY OF MRCA1 MRCA PRESIDENTEXECUTIVE SECRETARY MRCA LEADERSHIPROD PETRICK JIM RAMSERBOARD OF DIRECTORSSTEVE DALY TERRY BUSSSTEVE LITTLE RANDY ADAMSBUD KILLGORE MIKE MILLERBOB SCHENKEL TOM MILLERALEX HERNANDEZ RICK BIRKMANROD SPARKS JOE HALLLARRY MARSHALL JIM BARRKENNY MORGAN JAY CRISPDAVE MCKINNIS DENNIS RUNYANLES JONES JIM BROSSEAUGARY RICKERT KEVIN GWALTNEYCO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION COMMITTEERICK BIRKMANHISTORIC FACTS- During a world-wide hop shortage in 2008, The Sam Adams Brewing Company sold craft brewers their hops at cost to keep them in business and even gave cash loans to small breweries, helping the entire micro-brew industry.- The U.S. economy faced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The mortgage market collapsed, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 33.8% of its value. - Daniel Craig finished writing the Bond movie Quantum of Solace because of the 2008 Writers Strike. - 2008\'s wealthiest person, Warren Buffett still lived (lives) in a 5 bedroom house he bought for $31,500 in 1957. - The New York Giants were the Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, and the Detroit Red Wings were the Stanley Cup Champs.COSTOF L I V I N GMILK GAL. $3.99 BACON $3.61 LB.GAS $3.32EGGS $2.29 DZ.BREAD $1.37 MACHINE OPERATOR SALARY $11.00, HOURAVG INCOME $52,029 BLU-RAYS (MOVIES) $29.99HOUSE $180,100 SAMSUNG 50" LCD$2,500-$3,000HDTV TV'