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A JURY awarded $744,000 to a man who accused Los Angeles County's education office of firing him after he claimed data was falsified to justify the purchase of an expensive computer system. Allen M. Weil won the judgment Thursday for punitive damages and lost wages after his 1993 dismissal. . . . THE U.S. BORDER PATROL in Brownsville, Texas, Friday detained 106 Cubans who waded across the Rio Grande from Mexico, a spokesman said. The Cubans are in custody awaiting an immigration hearing. So far they have not asked for political asylum, said assistant patrol agent Arturo Moreno.