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¢ Kansas University's decision to stop its subscription to a service designed to thwart plagiarism is mentioned in this [Washington Post][1] article about students at high schools and universities rebelling against such plagiarism-fighting services.The University of Kansas last week decided to let its contract with Turnitin expire because of cost and intellectual property concerns. ¢ Dr. Donna Sweet, a professor at the KU School of Medicine in Wichita and nationally known AIDS researcher, is quoted in this [Seattle Post-Intelligencer][2] story about recommended routine HIV testing for Americans age 13 to 64.The only other routine tests for sexually transmitted diseases are for chlamydia and the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical cancer, said Dr. Donna Sweet, past chairwoman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, which represents 120,000 internists. Sweet also said that the CDC's guidelines will be taken "very seriously" by insurers, including Medicare and Medicaid.¢ Billy Mills, the former KU track athlete, Olympic gold medalist and American Indian activist, is featured in this [Native Times][3] story about him meeting with youth on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota._ "Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life," Mills said.¢ [JamBase][4], a music site based in California, provides a review of local band White Whale's CD "WWI." Side project or a super group? Such is not determined, but the listeners can decide for themselves.¢ David Shulenburger, former provost and executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, discusses how colleges and universities measure success on the Web site [InsideHigherEd.com][5]. Shulenburger now is with the National Association of State University and Land-Grant Colleges in Washington, D.C._We don't need a matrix of facets summed up in a single score," added David Shulenburger, vice president of academic affairs for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.¢ KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, who formerly served as chairman of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, is quoted in this story about adding a 12th game to the college football season. The story is in [Red & Black][6], a student paper at the University of Georgia."Financial issues were also discussed, but as one of many factors, including the fact that adding a 12th game does not lengthen the season," said Robert Hemenway, chancellor of University of Kansas and chair of the NCAA Board of Directors in the statement announcing the addition of the 12th game.¢ An airplane, formerly kept in Lawrence, that was used in a Jerry Lewis movie is the subject of a profile in the [Quad City Times][7].In 1964, after working for a variety of crop-spraying businesses, the aircraft moved to Lawrence, Kan., where its new owner flew barnstorming tours. It also was used in the Jerry Lewis movie, "The Family Jewels." [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/21/AR2006092101800.html [2]: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/286100_aids22.html [3]: http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=8194 [4]: http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=9137 [5]: http://www.insidehighered.com/ [6]: http://www.redandblack.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/09/22/451352f470d00 [7]: http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/09/22/news/local/doc45135fbdcc45e837437947.txt


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