April 20, 2000......Volume 29, Issue 32

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Committee to look at groups that monitor sweatshop labor
A 10-member committee has been named by Penn State President Graham B. Spanier to examine the potential benefits of the University's membership in several organizations that claim to monitor labor practices in the apparel industry.

Researchers unlock jellybean mystery
The association of jellybeans with the Easter season is as commonplace as chocolates on Valentine's Day and evergreens at Christmas. But most who love munching on the jelly-filled delicacies in the sugar shell know little about the creation and physics of this confectionery marvel.

Keeping the music alive
Raices -- pronounced rye-ee-sis -- is a program of the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, which in turn is a division of Boys Harbor Inc., a nonprofit educational youth agency in New York City. The conservatory was established in 1970 to train the next generation of musicians who would study and perform the classics of Latin music.


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