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May–August 2000 Issue

Appalachian Scene: A Vision of What Can Be
by Lynda McDaniel

R. Benjamin Wiley's leadership of the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) has helped bring a wide range of programs to the area, touching the lives of thousands of people. Wiley is the 2000 John D. Whisman Award recipient.


Building for the Future
by Fred D. Baldwin

The experiences of two Appalachian counties—Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and Muskingum County, Ohio—show how investing in infrastructure pays off in the long run.


Infrastructure: Foundation for Development
by Fred D. Baldwin

Public investments in infrastructure are leveraging private funds and creating new jobs at an impressive rate, according to a recent study of Appalachian Regional Commission-supported projects.


Mining Fresh Water for Aquaculture
by Carl Hoffman

New aquaculture ventures are taking hold in Appalachia, thanks to innovative techniques developed by West Virginia's Freshwater Institute.


Saving Young Lives
by Carl Hoffman

Critically ill children in Appalachian Alabama are reaching the care they need through the Carraway Life Saver emergency helicopter transport program.


Tourism Rides High in the Southern Alleghenies
by Lynda McDaniel

Bicycle tourism is big business in Pennsylvania's Southern Alleghenies region, and a public-private coalition aims to expand it into a year-round venture.

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