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July 13, 1998


A public forum on school violence prevention will be at 2 p.m. today at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd College campus in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., will be present, as well as local school officials.

The Free Our Citizens of Unhealthy Substances Coalition will host its first Community Barbecue and Family Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 8, at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town, W.Va.

Admission to the barbecue is free, although some activities will have fees. Proceeds will help fund FOCUS' ongoing work in Jefferson County.


Three-on-three basketball, tennis and other sports will be available for kids ages 12 to 18. Pony rides and other carnival-type attractions will also be offered.

A ceremony will be held to honor FOCUS supporters.

For information, call 1-304-725-3433 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Franklin County, Pa., residents will have the opportunity to provide their opinions on how the Department of Public Welfare should operate the 1998-99 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program at the following hearings:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Tuesday, Aug. 18: 10 a.m. to noon at County Courthouse Gold Room No. 436 on Grant Street in Pittsburgh.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Thursday, Aug. 20: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 101-B, first floor of the Philadelphia State Office, 1400 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Monday, Aug. 24: 10 a.m. to noon in room 812 of the Health and Welfare Building, Forster St., Harrisburg, Pa.

Those who wish to testify at a public hearing should arrange a time by calling 1-717-772-7906 or 1-800-692-7462 by Friday, Aug. 7.

Written testimony or comments can be sent on or before Aug. 24 to Nancy Poindexter, acting director, Division of Food Stamps and LIHEAP, Department of Public Welfare, DPW Complex 2, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, Harrisburg, Pa. 17105.

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