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Iowa hires head at center for mentally disabled

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GLENWOOD (AP)--A consultant and administrator is the new superintendent of a center for the mentally disabled in Glenwood in southwest Iowa.

R. Scot Booth will start his new job at the state-run Glenwood Resource Center on Oct. 26. Glenwood is home to more than 300 disabled people

Iowa Department of Human Services Director Charles Krogmeier announced Booth's hiring on Wednesday.

Booth has worked as a consultant to a company that specializes in helping states meet standards imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. He was also executive director of a New Mexico program that serves people with medical or behavioral problems.

Glenwood has been operating under Justice Department supervision since 12 deaths were reported at the facility last year.

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