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Army Donates 40 Laptops to Janesville School

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 -- 3:42p.m.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Army has donated 40 laptops to a Janesville school whose computers hadn't been replaced in some 20 years.

Children at Oakhill Christian School are now using computers that are three to four years old. Oakhill Principal James Eaker says the donation is "a pretty big blessing."

In addition to providing the laptops, the Army sent replacement parts, keyboards and hard drives. Eaker estimates the donation is worth $10,000 to $14,000.

A Janesville Gazette report (http://bit.ly/ttEYeH ) says when the Army replaces its computers, it doesn't destroy the old ones. It wipes the hard drives clean and donates them to schools.

Any school may apply for the program.

An army official says the military has distributed about 350 computers in the Tomah and Sparta areas in the past three years.

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Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com


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