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Shalala urges NCAA to end UM investigation

MIAMI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- University of Miami President Donna Shalala says an NCAA investigation has "wronged" the school and is calling for a quick resolution with no further penalties.

Miami athletic director moves to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The University of Nebraska announced Thursday Shawn Eichorst had resigned as Miami's athletic director to fill the same position with the Cornhuskers.

Ex-Miami U. AD Paul Dee dies at 65

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- Paul Dee, the University of Miami's athletic director from 1993 to 2008, died at age 65, the university said. .
Miami president addresses football scandal

Miami president addresses football scandal

MIAMI, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The University of Miami's president Wednesday spoke out publicly for the first time about a player perks scandal clouding the school's football program.

Shalala questioned at Israeli airport

MIAMI, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- University of Miami President Donna Shalala was temporarily detained for questioning at an Israeli airport last month, the university said.

Ban on menthol cigarettes pushed

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Seven former U.S. health secretaries, including Tommy Thompson and Donna Shalala, sent a letter to Congress calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics founder and a member of one of the most prominent U.S. political families, was hospitalized in Miami.

Miami (Fla.) names new athletic director

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The University of Miami (Fla.) Friday installed Kirby Hocutt as its new athletic director.
VA '09 budget has $41.2B medical care

VA '09 budget has $41.2B medical care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, in his 2009 budget, pushed for implementation of Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors recommendations.

Text of the State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Monday delivered his seventh State of the Union address to both houses of Congress.

Bush lays out veteran benefits reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush used his State of the Union address Monday to ask Congress to pass legislation he said would improve the lives of military families.

Improvements suggested for veterans' care

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A report on U.S. veterans healthcare isn't an indictment of the system but a possible blueprint for fixing the problems found, two of the authors say.

UPI Poll: Bush 'poor' on veterans

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush was seen as "poor" in providing Afghanistan and Iraq veterans healthcare, respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll said.

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Dee stepping down as Miami AD

MIAMI, May 10 (UPI) -- Paul Dee is resigning as the athletic director at Miami of Florida on June 1, 2008. The 60-year-old Dee will have served in the position for 15 years when he steps down.

Bush issues orders for veterans' care

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The Pentagon and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have been ordered by U.S. President George Bush to coordinate treatment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Bush visits Walter Reed Hospital

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said that bureaucratic failures caused poor conditions at Washington's Walter Reed Hospital during a visit there Friday.

Commission to tackle military healthcare

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, speaking after reports of neglect at military hospitals, says a new panel will set healthcare standards for those facilities.

U.S. Army surgeon general loses job

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley is the latest U.S. Army officer to resign in the wake of scandal over inadequate patient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The American Forces Press Service says Kiley resigned his post as Army surgeon general on Sunday.

Dole wants Walter Reed to remain open

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. senator Bob Dole defended Walter Reed Hospital and predicted that Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be the Democratic presidential nominee. Appearing on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Dole talked at length about his personal ex

Dole: Veterans need better long-term care

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole said Wednesday the military medical system fails veterans after their immediate injuries are treated.

Bush: Vets' healthcare to be fixed quickly

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush vowed Wednesday a new commission's findings on problems with returning veterans' healthcare would get "a quick response."

Bush calls Reed conditions 'unacceptable'

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush called the mistreatment of U.S. soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center "unacceptable."

SEIU-supported fast leaves four ill

MIAMI, April 18 (UPI) -- A hunger strike by janitors at the University of Miami over alleged civil rights abuses by their employer has caused four to be sent to a hospital.
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