By DAVE McMILLLION
Rick Hemphill leans over a table full of outdated computers, terminals and printers at Pangborn Elementary School, piecing the different parts together as the screens flicker to life.
The equipment is largely outdated was and missing items like cables and ribbons.
But then Hemphill finds a bonus: one of the computers has Windows software.
"Boy, this is a find here," Hemphill said.
Hemphill was one of eight volunteers who came to Pangborn Friday night to upgrade the school's computer program as part of Net Weekend. The event continues across the state today to help 500 schools hook up to the Internet and expand their comuputer learning programs.
In Washington County, volunteers will help 16 schools increase their Internet access and computer programs. Volunteers pitch in the labor and money for equipment comes from the state Information and Technology Fund.