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No Changes in MU Military Recruitment

December 6, 2005
By: Bente Birkeland
State Capital Bureau

Lead with AP wire copy on military recruitment.

The state's largest university has not been affected by the case. Bente (BEN ta) Birkeland has more from Jefferson City.


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The University of Missouri-Columbia was not part of the law suit. A spokeswoman for the University, Mary Jo Banken, says the school gets on campus recruiters from all four military branches.

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"It is just a normal practice, as well as recruiters from other areas. They come to campus on kind of a military basis to recruit."

The school's ROTC program has been around for more than 80 years.

Reporting from the state Capital, I'm Bente Birkeland.

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(Lead with AP wire Copy on the U.S. Supreme court military recruitment case).

The lawsuit has not changed military recruitment policies at the state's largest university. Bente (BEN ta) Birkeland has more from Jefferson City.

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The Supreme court's decision could affect any university receiving federal money. The University of Missouri was not part of the law suit. MU's spokeswoman, Mary Jo Banken says recruitment changes are possible.

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" We would act on that and decide the appropriate action at that time. You know it's hard to speculate on something like that until it actually happens."

The Supreme Court is not expected to make a decision for several months. Reporting from the state Capital, I'm Bente Birkeland.