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KU grad nominated for commodities post


¢ Jill E. Sommers, a Kansas University graduate, will be nominated to be commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the [White House][1] announced Monday. Sommers formerly headed U.S. regulatory affairs at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and was associate director of governmnet affairs at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.¢ A dog trained at the Vom Kaiserhofe Training Center in Lawrence is getting attention for sniffing out mold in Washington. Zena the Belgian Melinois is featured in the [Peninsula Daily News][2]Zena is one of about 20 dogs in the United States certified as having been trained to detect toxic mold.__She is the only one in the state of Washington, so far as her owner knows, and certainly is unique in the Olympic Peninsula. [1]: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061204-9.html [2]: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/sited/story/html/265399


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