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*The Arlington Public Schools Local Special Education Advisory Committee has invited interested citizens to participate in its monthly meetings, held at 7 p.m. each month for the remainder of the school year at the Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.

Meetings will be held on the following dates in the rooms listed:

*Jan. 28, 2003 – Room 301A-B on the third floor

*Feb. 25 – Room 101-102

*March 25 – Room 101-102

*April 22 – Room 101-102

*May 27 – Room 101-102

For more information on the Special Education Advisory Committee, contact Acting Committee Chair Alex Soroko at 703-625-2250 (W) or Acting Committee Co-Chair Jacqueline James at 703-379-0451.

Margaret C. D. Barusch enrolled at Harvard College Sept. 9. Barusch, who graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is the daughter of Cynthia Dahlin and Ron Barusch of Arlington.