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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Child care course for Girl Scouts

The American Red Cross Babysitting course is being offered by Tongass Alaska Girl Scouts for all youth between the ages of 11 and 17. The registration deadline is April 26.

The interactive class focuses on characteristics of different-aged children, how to change a diaper, basic first aid and other skills.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 and 13 at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church. Cost is $17 for currently registered Girl Scouts and $25 to become a member and take the class. For more information and registration call 586-1710.

Workshop to focus on youth asthma

A workshop for parents of school-age children titled ``Healthy Air, Healthy Lungs, Healthy Schools'' is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at Dzantik'l Heeni Middle School.

The American Lung Association is bringing Dr. Thad Woodard from Anchorage, Shawnie Albright from the American Lung Association in Anchorage and Marquam George from Juneau for the workshop, which will address issues such as indoor air quality, the basics of asthma, how to help children manage asthma and environmental controls for asthma.

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call Cathy at 463-1899 during the school day or 789-7936 during the evening.

Legal issues focus of open house

Local judicial officials will conduct presentations and preside over mock hearings on issues such as delinquency, drug use and appellate proceedings during a Law Day Open House starting at 9:15 a.m. May 1 at Dimond Courthouse Courtroom A.

Topics include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at 9:15 a.m.; criminal proceedings at 10:15 a.m.; appellate proceedings, mediation and settlement at 11:15 a.m.; small claims at 1:15 p.m.; and delinquency, neglect and abuse, alcohol and mental commitments at 2:15 p.m.

For more information call Sheri Hazeltine at 465-2688, Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks at 463-4742 or District Court Judge Peter Froehlich at 463-4730.

Hunter is a shorthair white and tan, blue-eyed male who is described as friendly and affectionate. He is well-socialized, gets along with other cats and would be best suited to a home with access to the outdoors. To adopt Hunter, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

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