KCCU News

KCCU News
5:58 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Fort Sill Defends Care of Soldiers, Part II

Fort Sill, OK – KCCU's David Meyer reports the rebuttal from a recent USA Today article in response to claims by current and former Warrior Transition Unit soldiers suffering from medical complications being forced to do beyond what they may be able to do.

Link to USA Today story:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2008-08-17-Mold-Inside_N.htm

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KCCU News
4:15 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Fort Sill Denies Allegations Stated in USA Today Article

Fort Sill, OK – KCCU's David Meyer reports on a press conference ordered by Major General Peter Vanjgel regarding a USA Today article in which current and former Warrior Transition Unit soldiers alleged to having requests to address mold in their barracks go unheeded for months and being told not to tell anyone about the problem.

Link to USA Today article:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2008-08-17-mold_N.htm

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KCCU News
11:58 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Eligibility for Free School Lunches Up in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Statistics show the number of Oklahoma students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost school meals is rising.

The state Department of Education says about 640,000 students in Oklahoma are eligible for the program.

That number is about 55.5 percent of all students.

Anne Roberts with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy says the numbers are an indication of poverty.

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KCCU News
10:09 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Aid Applications Rise

Oklahoma City, OK – The number of Oklahoma college students applying for federal financial aid is rising.

Officials say the number of applications for aid is up 3 percent from about 127,000 last year to more than 130,000 applications this year.

Financial aid officials say they're pleased with the increase because it means more students are aware of federal aid such as Pell Grants and Stafford Loans.

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KCCU News
10:06 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Obama Deflects Swift Boat Question

Dallas, TX – Democrat Barack Obama met Sunday with Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy.

The presidential hopeful praised Pickens as a ``legendary entrepreneur'' and deflected a question about the billionaire's role in helping to fund a television ad campaign that undermined John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee.

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