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Gov. Tony Knowles and the Board of Directors of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation awarded $10,000 to each Alaska public school to wire its classrooms for Internet access.


New Water Specialties meter heads are being used by the Phoenix water department to achieve financial savings of 15 to 20 percent.


Greenbrier High School is offering a GIS Service Institute program. The program is staffed by high school students tasked with applying spatial applications to real-life situations. Intergraph's Global Link.


A state Emergency Management and Response team called in California CAD Solutions to rapidly mosaic low-altitude aerial photography and map the flooding caused by severe winter storms in Northern California.


Colorado Springs unveiled its new electronic outreach system to provide citizens greater access to municipal government and utilities information and services through a Web page and electronic kiosks.


This summer, more than 600 police cars in the Greater Hartford region will be outfitted with laptop computers, equipped with high-speed wireless modems.


The Delaware Network for Education and Assistive Technology is giving awards for the purchase of technology that will enable students with disabilities to participate in Internet-based learning activities.


The Florida Department of Revenue approved a one-year extension of Lockheed Martin IMS's contract to track down deadbeat parents and collect overdue child support payments.


The Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County awarded a $1,000 grant to the Timothy Elementary School Technology Committee to help establish a computerized mini-publishing lab.


Hawaii received $1.3 million in federal money for its "Goals 2000" education program, which includes a nine-point plan to improve schools using technology. Maui News.


Caldwell Alternative High School's Women in Technology program is teaching female students about technological careers through experience with technology and contact with career mentors through e-mail. Nampa Idaho Press-Tribune.


The Illinois Development Finance Authority has formed a partnership with the Illinois Coalition to establish a "Technology Development Bridge" fund that will provide "seed-stage" equity financing to high-tech startup companies, helping them grow and create jobs. Access Reports.


A federal district court ruled that the Marion County Circuit Court did not violate equal protection, federal or state antitrust laws, or the state open records law when it contracted out dissemination of its electronic public records database to Ameritech.


Iowa House leaders advocated starting a multi-year technology program for community colleges, but are facing resistance from lawmakers whose districts include private colleges. Iowa Gazette Des Moines Bureau.


The Reno County Commission approved a $20,000 bid from Hutchinson's Connecting Point to provide a new computer system for the County Clerk's Office. The Hutchinson News.


Students at Pendleton County High School built a Web page to keep citizens up to date on flooding problems in their area. Covington Kentucky Post.


Louisiana State University received grants from Eagle Point Software to purchase LANDCADD and civil engineering software.


Librarians in Maine public schools are setting up sites on the Internet containing search strategies and links to useful information to keep students from getting lost in cyberspace. Portland Press Herald.


Maryland employers are being offered new software from Lockheed Martin IMS and Bottomline Technologies Inc. that enables them to electronically transmit child support payments withheld from their employees' paychecks.


The Massachusetts Lottery awarded a contract to