The Department of Tourism hosted the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Pierre, which featured using the Internet to promote outside interest in the state.
Tennessee received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop One-Stop Career Centers in Knoxville, Nashville, Clarksville and Memphis. Knoxville News Sentinel.
The Commission on Judicial Efficiency released a report titled Governance of the Texas Judiciary: Independence and Accountability that includes plans for a statewide computer communications network and justice information system.
Utah selected Risk Data Corp.'s Claimant Fraud Detection System to red flag questionable Workers' Compensation claims. The system uses neural network technology commonly used for credit card fraud.
The Roxbury Free Library in Northfield gained Internet access thanks to donations made by the Roxbury Discovery Center and TDS Telecom. The library now has e-mail at
The Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney's Office plans to upgrade its computer network to allow remote access. Attorneys will be able to work at home or on portable computers.
Seattle is participating in the first nationwide traveler information system, developed by Etak Inc. and Metro Networks Inc. The system will feature realtime reports of regional traffic accidents, traffic speeds, road conditions, construction and weather.
"Technology Advantage" -- a two-year plan to modernize computer technology at colleges and universities funded by the Legislature in March '95 -- may have been shortchanged. State College Board officials now feel the majority of resources went to university research grants instead of new technology programs. West Virginia Gazette.
April 19 is Wiring Day for classrooms in Wisconsin. The event is sponsored by Wiring Wisconsin (WW), a volunteer-based organization of parents, students, teachers and business people. Modeled after the March '96 NetDay in California, WW will install network wiring in all
K-12 schools by the end of the year.
Computer users across the state were able to listen to Gov. Jim Geringer's State of the State speech live on the Internet thanks to Real Audio, a telecommunications company that delivers realtime audio over the Internet.
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