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Maxine Shelly Turner
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Vienna

VIENNA, Virginia — Family and friends are mourning the loss of Maxine Shelly Turner, 22, a vibrant young woman who was weeks from receiving a bachelor of science degree with honors in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University and embarking on a career with the makers of Gore-Tex.

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Jim Moran

Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.