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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2000

UAS schedules mailed to homes

More than 15,000 Juneau homes will soon receive the University of Alaska Southeast's spring class schedule in their mailboxes.

The schedule includes 42 pages of class listings; 330 different classes are offered. A description of each class, their meeting time and place, instructor, prerequisites and number of credits is given.

Also included is a guide to registration, tuition and fees, financial aid, the academic calendar, the schedule for placement exams, campus services, campus directory, campus map, and admission and housing applications.

Registration is already underway at the Auke Lake campus. Those who have taken a UAS class since fall semester 1996 may register by phone. Spring classes begin Jan. 18. Additional copies of the schedule are available at UAS and local libraries, or call 465-6457 to receive a copy.

Work for JDHS students sought

The CHOICE program at Juneau-Douglas High School is preparing for its third year of community service and is seeking organizations that could benefit from student assistance.

CHOICE is an alternative program at JDHS for students who are not satisfied or successful in a mainstream academic setting.

The 25 sophomores in the program are expected to complete an hour a week of community service between 1:05 and 2:05 p.m. on Thursdays for 15 weeks at a nonprofit organization. It is expected they will be directed by an on-site adult who will prepare an evaluation and reference for them at the end of the term. Many students work in teams of two.

The 25 juniors in the program are expected to plan and implement a project that benefits the community. Students can work individually or in small teams. Past projects have included creating life-size silhouettes of birds for the raptor center, building score ``shacks'' at Dimond Park, and building benches and a picnic table for the skate park.

Those interested is utilizing students for a project can contact Jessica Parks or Laury Scandling at 463-1907. Experienced drivers are also needed to take kids to community service projects beginning Jan. 27.

Expert lectures on asthma

Pulmonologist George Stewart will speak to the Asthma and Allergy Support Group on the topic ``A Pulmonologist's Perspective on Asthma.'' The meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor classroom at Bartlett Regional Hospital's Administration Building.

The event is free and snacks will be provided. For more information call Cathy at 789-7936 or Judy at 789-0317.

IRS offers free local help

The Juneau office of the Internal Revenue Service will offer in-person help with tax questions and other issues during the filing season.

A staff member will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 25 through April 17.

The office is located in the Federal Building at 709 W. 9th Ave. Self-help forms and a telephone connection to the IRS's tax help line are also available. Taxpayers may also receive assistance by calling (800) 829-1040, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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