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Southwest CEO Kelleher to undergo cancer treatment

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Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, the maverick leader of the airline with the longest profitability streak in the industry, will undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Mr. Kelleher, 68, said he won't relinquish any duties as he begins treatment. He's expected to make a full recovery. Mr. Kelleher, who co-founded Southwest in 1971, also serves as chairman and president of the low-fare carrier.

Copyright August 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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