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The Associated Students of the University of Montana Senate endorsed the ban, and President George Dennison sent an e-mail informing faculty, staff and students of the proposal.

Over the next year, the university will gather comments from students, faculty and staff and hold public meetings and smoking cessation programs.

NEW YORK

Stolen Hebrew Bible returning to Vienna

NEW YORK — A 16th-century Hebrew Bible looted by the Nazis has been returned to the Jewish community in Vienna, Austria. The Bible was turned over by U.S. officials during a New York City repatriation ceremony Monday.

The two-volume Bible was published in Venice in the early 1500s and was donated to the Vienna Jewish community library in 1908.

The Nazis confiscated it in 1938, and it wound up in Berlin.

The U.S. attorney’s office and immigration officials said the Bible had been offered for sale in June by a New York City auction house specializing in rare books. The auctioneer had been unaware of its history and withdrew it from the sale.

OHIO

Multiple killings case expands overseas

CLEVELAND — Authorities are investigating whether the Cleveland man who owned the home where several bodies were found is connected to any killings in places he lived while in the military.

FBI spokesman Scott Wilson said Monday that the agency would investigate any leads in the case against 50-year-old Anthony Sowell.

Mr. Sowell served in the Marines from 1978 to 1985 and was stationed at various times at Parris Island, S.C.; Cherry Point, N.C.; Okinawa, Japan; and Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Detective Sgt. Ken Bolton in adjacent East Cleveland said his department is reviewing three unsolved slayings in 1988 and 1989. That’s after Mr. Sowell returned to the city from service in the Marines and before he went to prison for attempted rape.

Mr. Sowell has been charged in Cleveland with five counts of aggravated murder. Remains of at least 11 people were found in and around his home.

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