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Award winners focus on environment, linguistics

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Date 20 Oct 1998 13:12:58

Oct. 20, 1998	Contact: Linda Bloom·(212) 870-3803·New York     {600}

NOTE: This story is a sidebar to UMNS #599. The spelling of "Theressa"
is correct.

STAMFORD, Conn. (UMNS) --  Recipients of the 1999 Theressa Hoover
Community Service and Global Citizen Award are planning research
projects on environmental contaminants and linguistics.

The recipients were announced Oct. 18 by the Women's Division of the
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, which gives the awards.

Phyllis Williams, 34, of Jackson, Miss., will examine contaminated
groundwater in Midwestern communities and consider how the pollution
sources affect women, children and the poor. She will use the data to
develop an educational booklet and film that churches or communities can
use to develop environmental strategies.

Williams is an environmental engineer in training with the Mississippi
Department of Environmental Quality, and she focuses on groundwater

Sally Andrews, 23, of Lincoln, Neb., plans to travel to Israel to study
Arabic and research how one group of people uses language to dominate
another. She will examine situations in which Arabic or Hebrew is used
and how the speakers control those situations.

Andrews is a volunteer in mission in Bolivia, working as an English
teacher and with a church day care and community-based health care

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