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Saturday, September 30, 2000 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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University removes doctored photo from Internet

The Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has removed a picture of nine students from the top of its Internet site after discovering it had been altered to replace the heads of two white students with those of two minority students.

President Robert Hoover said a graphic artist altered the 1997 photo by inserting the heads of a black male student and an Asian male student in an apparent attempt to reflect ethnic diversity. The student newspaper questioned the photo's authenticity.

The artist will be disciplined, Hoover said, but will not lose his job.

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