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Appalachian tourism efforts hampered by economy

...AP Stress Index. Tourism is already a $29 billion a year industry in the Appalachia, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal agency created in 1963 by President John. F. Kennedy to fight poverty. But too much of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/04/bus_550255.shtml
Business
Crates of leftover diet food going to food banks

...button from rubbing your backbone." Even so, the bigger problem facing most of the region is obesity. An Appalachian Regional Commission study last year showed that the mountain region had higher rates of premature deaths caused by heart disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/08/biz_449650.shtml
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Lawmakers hear case to fight poverty

...creation of a federal program, similar to the Appalachian Regional Commission, which will coordinate the effort to raise...same results. Nearly 38 years after the Appalachian Regional Commission began, more than half of the counties in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/17/met_364499.shtml
Metro
Facing the end of an era, coal town banks for the long years ahead

...29,069. It is the only Pennsylvania county that still qualifies as distressed under the criteria of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency founded by President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s to send aid to 13 states. Nowhere is the situation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/26/bus_248410.shtml
Business
Sickening waste

...nearly $2 billion to be spent on two Great Society dinosaurs -- the Economic Development Agency and the Appalachian Regional Commission. These so-called job-creating agencies overlap many other programs with the same mission. Ronald Reagan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/02/op_243598.shtml
Opinion columns
Appalachian tourism hampered by economy

...according to the AP Stress Index. Tourism is a $29 billion a year industry in Appalachia, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal agency created in 1963 by President Kennedy to fight poverty. But too much is concentrated in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/04/met_550534.shtml
Metro
Appalachian artists to see financial aid for marketing

...unemployment. "These are jobs that can't be outsourced," Gov. Mark R. Warner said Thursday. The Appalachian Regional Commission is giving the money to bring the artisans together and build a strategy for collectively marketing their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/17/liv_431522.shtml
Life & style
Senator proposes agency for Black Belt poverty

...more than pay for itself in long run." On the Net: Sen. Zell Miller: http://miller.senate.gov/ Appalachian Regional Commission: http://www.arc.gov/

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/06/met_368065.shtml
Metro
Students get education via laptops

...year and have been using them in every class. The technology was paid for by a $320,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, which provides money for economic development and infrastructure improvements in 13 Appalachian states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/tec_245998.shtml
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Business briefs

...mountainous terrain in 13 states from New York to Mississippi. Jesse White, the federal representative to the Appalachian Regional Commission, said the study would bolster the agency's arguments when it asks Congress for money to finish the system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/18/bus_244992.shtml
Business