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KU to offer program for war wounded
February 7, 2008
During a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Leavenworth, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway and U.S. Army Secretary Pete Geren announced the first eight soldiers who would be eligible to receive master’s degrees at KU, in exchange for agreeing to serve a few more years in the Army. All eight were wounded in combat.
No charges yet in death of fetus
Lawmaker says Lansing shooting ‘exactly’ the sort of case Alexa’s Law is is intended
February 7, 2008 in print edition on A1
The shooting death of a pregnant woman last month in Lansing would be an ideal case on which to bring charges under the state’s new fetal homicide law, said a state legislator who pushed to get “Alexa’s Law” on the books in Kansas.
Bush budget spurs talk of new prison
February 7, 2008 in print edition on A1
President Bush’s proposed budget includes funds to evaluate a site in Leavenworth for a new federal prison, Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday.
Administrator hiring process continues
February 7, 2008 in print edition on A3
As the search for the first-ever Leavenworth County administrator continues, one commissioner says a hiring could occur soon but no final decision has been made.