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Eastern Kentucky University’s graduate occupational therapy program has been named one of the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The program was ranked No. 24 in the magazine’s recently published “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” edition. Each year, U.S. News ranks graduate programs in the areas of business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Data used for the current guide come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 14,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in the fall of 2007.

The sluggish economy and decreased demand are being cited as the primary factors behind Sub-Zero/Wolf’s decision to delay construction of its new high-end dishwasher manufacturing plant in Richmond, according to a report in the Richmond Register. Last year, the Wisconsin-based appliance manufacturer purchased 45 acres in the Richmond Industrial Park South II with plans to build a 200,000-s.f. plant employing 100 people. However, declining sales have led to layoffs totaling 235 at the company’s plants in Madison, Wis., and Phoenix, Ariz. Chuck Verri, the company’s vice president for human resources, told the Register that the company remains committed to building in Richmond, but that construction will be delayed until late 2010 or beyond.