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published February 17, 2003

The Computer Mentors Group will have an open house and computer sale at 6 p.m. today as part of the National Society of Black Engineers' Black Family Technology Awareness Week. Computer Mentors will be selling refurbished computer systems that were built by students in the group's advanced and entrepreneurship training program. The open house will be at 2802 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite F, Tampa. For information, call Ralph Smith at (813) 236-1191 or visit

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The Palm Harbor Computer Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. For information, call (727) 784-3332, or e-mail

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Leslie Schaeffer of Atlantic.Net will explain digital subscriber line services at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando Computer Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. For information, call (352) 592-0070 or visit

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Gene Barlow from PowerQuest will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Tampa Bay Computer Society at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. For information, call (727) 443-4433 or visit

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The Pasco Suncoast User Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. For information, call (727) 862-6932 or (727) 847-5991.

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Gunnar Rivas will give a series of computer classes in English and Spanish at the Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Classes include computer basics, Saturday; Windows Me and Updates, March 1; Windows XP, March 8; the Internet, March 22; Word processing, March 29; Excel and financial programs, April 12; and new software, April 19. Classes in English will be at 10 a.m.; in Spanish at 2 p.m. For information, call the library at (727) 669-1290.

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Registration for March computer classes at the Elfers Senior Center, 4136 Barker Drive, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4. Classes include Computer I and II, Digital Camera, and the Internet. For information, call (727) 847-1290.

Outgoing president Roy Griffith will present a digital camera demonstration at the Feb. 27 meeting of the West Pasco Macintosh User Group. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Hills Civic Center, 9509 Palm Ave., Port Richey. For information, call (727) 849-5227 or visit

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