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January–April 1999 Issue

A Tribute to John Sweeney, ARC's First Federal Co-Chairman
by Joe W. "Pat" Fleming II

The Appalachian Regional Commission's first federal co-chairman is remembered as a man of unique leadership skills and character.


Appalachian Scene: Norma Gray: Leading the Way for Children
by James E. Casto

When educators talk about successful child development programs, this is what they have in mind—making a positive difference in the lives of young children and their families. For 27 years, River Valley Child Development Services has been making that kind of difference for children and families in communities throughout southern West Virginia.


BIC Makes it Happen
by Carl Hoffman

Tompkins County, New York's Business Innovation Center uses "intellectual capital" to help local entrepreneurs succeed and grow.


Inside Information: January–April 1999 Issue

Appalachian Governors Meet in Washington; Governor Underwood Is New States' Co-Chairman; DDAA Honors Warner, Mollohan, Swanson; New State Alternates; EZ/EC Initiative Benefits Appalachia. Inside Information, January–April 1999.


Sarah's Place: Transforming Lives
by Fred D. Baldwin

A one-stop resource center in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, is helping local women find the skills and confidence to move from welfare to work.


Taking the Classroom Home
by Fred D. Baldwin

In a project that aims to make computers and the Internet as integral to learning as books and blackboards, every student at Georgia's Towns County Middle School carries a laptop computer.


Teaching and Learning Online
by Fred D. Baldwin

A new world of resources is opening up for Appalachian students and teachers as schools across the Region wire their classrooms to the Internet.


The Process for Change
by Fred D. Baldwin

Local leaders are finding solutions to local problems, learning as they go along, with the help of the Appalachian Community Learning Project.

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