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KEYSER, W.Va. — Lynndie England, one of the most recognizable figures of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq, has a new role as a volunteer member of this Eastern Panhandle city’s recreation board.
Miss England, 24, contributed her knowledge of computers, electronics and graphics for Keyser’s Strawberry Festival, which helped her land the unpaid position, said Roy Hardy, the England family’s attorney.
Miss England, who now works in Mr. Hardy’s law firm as a legal assistant, was released in March from a military prison in San Diego after serving half her 36-month sentence. She was convicted of six counts involving prisoner mistreatment. Eleven U.S. soldiers have been convicted of crimes at the prison near Baghdad.
Mr. Geren, who served as an assistant to former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, has been serving as acting Army secretary since March, when former Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned after reports surfaced about troops facing poor living conditions at Walter Reed and bureaucratic problems getting proper care and disability payments.
Mr. Geren served as a Democratic congressman from Fort Worth, Texas, from 1989 to 1997 and was acting secretary of the Air Force.
Lawmaker accidentally kills granddaughter
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A state senator accidentally drove over his young granddaughter yesterday, killing her, the senator said in a statement.
Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen said he was leaving to attend a meeting when his granddaughter ran out of the house and got behind his car. Mr. Hansen said neither he nor his wife knew the girl had run outside.
The girl, Elliana Zaidel, was to have turned 2 on Wednesday.
Green Bay police Lt. Mike Graham issued a statement calling the girl’s death a “tragic, unfortunate accident. There are no pending criminal charges.”
Sheriff probes Hilton jail time
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into whether Paris Hilton received special treatment during her 23 days in jail last month, a spokesman for the department said yesterday.
The internal investigation is looking into whether the 26-year-old hotel heiress had access to a cell phone while other inmates had to wait in line to use pay phones.
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