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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2000

Jumpers perform with Seattle team

The Juneau Jumpers will be performing with three members of the nationally-known Hot Dog Team at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

The Hot Dog Team is from the Seattle area and holds the World Championship Silver Medal, plus many national titles. The performance will be at the Glacier Valley School gym. A pie auction will follow afterward.

Tickets are $2 each or $5 for a family. They are available from Juneau Jumper members or at the door.

Asthma workshop for parents Feb. 15

A workshop to assist adults in managing and recognizing asthma and allergies that cause breathing problems in young children is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

The session will be in Suite 301 of the Wildmeadow Building at 10002 Glacier Highway. Refreshments will be provided.

Making the presentation will be David Job, respiratory therapist at Bartlett Regional Hospital, and Judy Neary, co-leader of the Juneau Asthma and Allergy Support Group.

For more information call 790-4072 weekdays or 789-0317 evenings.

Grants for rural projects available

Applications for the state's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program are now available for projects that improve education and health care opportunities for rural citizens.

Alaska received $1.1 million for five projects in 1999 from $220 million in loan and grant funds available nationwide.

Grant applications must be postmarked by March 17, with combined loan and grant applications due by Sept. 30. All funding is on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applications include incorporated organizations, partnerships, Native tribes, rural community facilities. Electric or telecommunications borrowers are eligible for loans.

For more information call Dean Stewart at 761-7705.

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