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Vet school waiting for the final go-ahead

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The University of Calgary's veterinary school will get the final word this week as to whether they will be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the final go-ahead from the province. If all goes as planned, Dean Alastair Cribb said students would be admitted for Sep. 2008.

However, the concern still remains that once accredited, the approval lasts for only five to six years. Cribb said this should not be a concern as students will be guaranteed that they will graduate from an accredited program.

The vet school will be in two different locations--south of 16th Ave. and in Spy Hill, where construction is ongoing.

Calgary based solider killed in Afghanistan

Twenty-four-year-old Cpl. Nathan Hornburg was killed just outside of Kandahar early Tue. morning. The Calgarian was fixing a tread on the Canadian military's new Leopard 2 tank when hit with shrapnel during an enemy mortar attack.

Hornburg is the second Calgarian to be killed in Afghanistan. The first was the daughter the U of C associate dean of education Tim Goddard, Capt. Nichola Goddard, who was killed May 2006.

Hornburg is the 71st Canadian to die in Afghanistan.

Polygamist leader found guilty of being an accomplice to rape

The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Warren Jeffs has been found guilty of being an accomplice to rape for forcing a then-14-year-old-girl into marriage with a then-19-year-old man.

The now-21-year-old-woman testified that her former husband Allan Steed said it was "time for you to be a wife and do your duty."

Jeffs faces five years to life in prison.

Steed has not been charged in the case.