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Vol. 2, No. 44, July 31, 2000

Access America for People with Disabilities
July 26, 2000, marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In celebration of this milestone, the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities created this site to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the federal government.


Waste Not, Want Not
with EPA's WasteWise

As a WasteWise partner, your organization can save thousands of dollars by reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste materials. Participants range from small local governments and nonprofit organizations to large, multi-national corporations. Join by September 30 to become a charter member.

Saving People, Property -
and Cows - in Tillamook County

A 1996 deluge left Tillamook County, Oregon, devastated, with $53 million in uncompensated losses, 700 dairy cows killed, families displaced, homes and businesses destroyed. When more than 9 inches of rain fell on Thanksgiving Day, 1999, the county was prepared, thanks to motivated people, a partnership, and an amazingly helpful web-based technology called Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Cool Calculator
If you live in Washington State and can get to a computer with an Internet connection, you can find out if your family might be eligible to receive food assistance, help with childcare, medical benefits or cash assistance. This really cool site calculates basic information about family members and income. When you've answered the questions, a map pops up to help you locate the community service office nearest you.

In This Issue

Reinvention Quiz

People with Disabilities


Tillamook County

Cool Calculator

West Nile Virus

Issue Archive

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