March 23, 2000......Volume 29, Issue 28

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New recreation program is helping individuals overcome obstacles
Since childhood, Colleen Spencer has relied on her wheelchair to take her from place to place. Born with severe cerebral palsy, a condition resulting from damage to the motor areas of her brain which control her body movement and posture -- Colleen hasn't known the pleasures of standing freely, a brisk morning walk or the exhilaration of a run. .

E-commerce Center opens at Harrisburg
Standing in a state-of-the-art e-commerce computer lab, Gov. Tom Ridge on Monday led a "virtual" ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 'E-commerce Center for Excellence' -- a joint effort of Microsoft, Penn State and the Commonwealth. The center will provide a resource for educating Pennsylvanians on the latest trends in e-commerce and the benefits of doing business over the Internet.

Room and board rates get nod from Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees approved 2000-2001 room and board rates at University Park and other Penn State campuses. The new rates will go into effect this fall semester. .


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