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Now Laura Bush has a library of her own — in Kabul

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First it was the George W. Bush Presidential Center — a 226,560-square-foot center that houses a library, museum, presidential archives, public policy institute, the Bush foundation and a 15-acre park — opening on the edge of Southern Methodist University in April.

Then it was former first lady Laura Bush’s turn.

The Laura Bush Library and Resource Center has opened as part of the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.

The Bush library and center is geared to be a place for American University students — along with business owners and women’s organizations leaders — to gather to plan, research and study.

Officials in Afghanistan are pleased to have the entire facility, funded through a $5 million grant from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.

“No other facility exists like this in the entire country,” Nilofar Sakhi, director of the international center, has said. “We want to send a clear message that we aren’t going anywhere.”


Fort Worth native Bob Schieffer did it again.

The veteran CBS newsman, who is honored with the naming of TCU’s journalism school for him, has now been named the winner of Arizona State University’s 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Cronkite was the CBS anchor when Schieffer started his television career after working at the Star-Telegram.

“Walter Cronkite is who I wanted to be when I was a young reporter,” Schieffer said in a TCU news release. “He is who I still want to be so winning an award with Walter’s name on it means as much to me as any recognition I have ever received.”

The award will be granted by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at a ceremony Oct. 29 in Phoenix.

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