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Obama Urges Service Around Inauguration

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama says the
inauguration is about more than him. He says it should be about
getting all Americans involved in community service.

Obama said Wednesday that his Jan. 20 inauguration should bring
the country together to volunteer. He says if everyone rolls up
their sleeves, the county will improve. Obama, Vice President-elect
Joe Biden and their families will volunteer in the Washington area
Jan. 19.

Obama's aides have posted thousands of volunteer opportunities
on a Web site, USAService.org.

Obama also announced that supporters can sign up to receive text
messages about traffic problems, event schedules and volunteer
opportunities. Organizers expect millions to visit Washington.
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