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Salvation Army to Host Fundraiser Luncheon

Posted: 09/18/2007 - The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is hosting its First Annual "Friend and Fundraiser" Luncheon to raise funds for the Salvation Army in Brazos County.

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Food Survey Suggests Americans Feel Safer Buying U.S. Food

Posted: 09/18/2007 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An overwhelming majority of Americans responding to a poll feel better about buying food produced in the U.S. than overseas. The survey also suggests most Americans believe food grown locally is healthier than food shipped from across the country.

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Dole Recalls Bagged Lettuce

Posted: 09/18/2007 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dole Food company has issued a recall of bagged salad. It comes after a sample tested positive for E. Coli, but the company says it has received no reports of illness.

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Earthquake Shakes Milam, Burleson Counties

Updated: 09/17/2007 - Some residents of Milam and Burleson Counties were jolted by a small earthquake over the weekend south of Milano, Milam County authorities said Monday.

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Hearne Councilwoman Remains on Council

Updated: 09/17/2007 - It was a change of heart for a Hearne city councilwoman Monday night who had recently announced her intentions to resign.

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Preparing for a Pandemic Locally

Updated: 09/17/2007 - The CDC says Asia, Europe and the Near East have already been hit by the bird flu. Now, Brazos County wants to educate the community to be prepared if a similar event happened here.

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LAP-BAND vs. Gastric Bypass

Weight Loss

Updated: 09/17/2007 - With relatively few risks involved, doctors say LAP-BAND (laparoscopic gastric banding) and gastric bypass have become two of the most popular weight loss surgeries.

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Bryan Resident Faces Death Penalty

Updated: 09/17/2007 - He was indicted for capital murder. Now, Christian Olsen faces the death penalty. During a pre-trial hearing Monday afternoon, the state announced it will seek the death penalty for Olsen's alleged acts on Oak Hollow Drive in Bryan.

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Gates says U.S. In Iraq for Protracted Period

Posted: 09/17/2007 - (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that U.S. troops probably would remain in Iraq for a "protracted period," but at a reduced level and with a more limited mission. With the Senate expected to resume debate this week on anti-war legislation, Gates said he would recommend that President Bush veto a proposal by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., that would require troops get as much time at their home station as their deployments to the war front.

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Tape Released is Reportedly of O.J. Simpson in Vegas

Posted: 09/17/2007 - LAS VEGAS (AP) - An apparent audiotape of O.J. Simpson's standoff with men he accused of stealing his memorabilia begins with the ex-NFL star demanding, "Don't let nobody out of here." Simpson was arrested Sunday and booked on charges connected with what police described as a robbery at a Las Vegas hotel.

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Family says Cross-country Slay Suspect was `Not in His Right Mind'

Posted: 09/17/2007 - RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A man wanted in the deaths of six people in Texas and Pennsylvania had suffered a rattlesnake bite days before the cross-country killing spree and had psychological problems, his family said Monday. "We feel it's a psychological stupor he was in," an uncle, Ed Nelson, said outside court before a Long Island judge ordered the extradition of Paul Devoe III to Texas.

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Woman Killed in Houston Apartment Fire

Posted: 09/17/2007 - HOUSTON — A woman is dead after flames tore through four adjoining apartment buildings just west of downtown Houston before dawn on Monday. Houston fire officials said the fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. in a 4-unit apartment building. The flames spread quickly to three adjoining quadraplexes.

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State to Consider Bids for Christmas Mountains

Posted: 09/17/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The State Land Board is set to consider six bid proposals for more than 9,200 acres of state-owned wilderness property in West Texas. The bids range from $10,500 to $652,000, according to documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

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Two Die in Separate Incidents on Austin Train Tracks

Posted: 09/17/2007 - AUSTIN — Two people were struck and killed by trains in separate incidents near downtown Austin over a three-day period, officials said. Police were investigating the Sunday death of a pedestrian on the Union Pacific tracks as a suicide, police spokesman Joe Munoz said. On Friday, a man was struck and killed on the same tracks, Munoz said.

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Airports Try Helping Gadget-Laden Travelers Stay in Touch

Posted: 09/17/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Busy travelers know the discouragement of finding someplace in airports to recharge their BlackBerries, laptops and other battery-operated gadgets. So airports across the country are trying to bring precious energy more conveniently to millions of travelers wanting to stay in touch.

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Man and Woman Found Dead after Standoff

Posted: 09/17/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A man is suspected of fatally shooting his mother and injuring a Harris County sheriff's deputy before killing himself. A standoff began about 2 a.m. Sunday when a deputy arrived at a Houston area home to investigate a 911 hang-up call. No one answered the door. But police say as the deputy turned to leave, he was shot by someone in the house.

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Man Arrested in Death of Teen at Party Shooting

Posted: 09/17/2007 - ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Arlington Police have arrested a man suspected in the shooting death of a high school football player during a party. Officers took 19-year-old DeAngelo Cortez Morton into custody during a traffic stop Saturday night. An arrest warrant was issued for Morton in the death of 18-year-old Quintarick Wilson.

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Woman Arrested after House Fire that Injured Herself and Three Daughters

Posted: 09/17/2007 - HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) - Police have arrested a Haltom City woman after she and her three young daughters were burned in a house fire. The mother, identified by neighbors and relatives as 29-year-old Alysha Green, was hospitalized and taken into custody Saturday on three charges of injury to a child with serious bodily harm. But police wouldn't confirm initial reports from fire officials that the woman doused the children with gasoline.

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Police Seek Man in Death of Dallas Mother and Sons

Posted: 09/17/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Police are searching for a man suspected in the stabbing deaths of a woman and her two sons. A capital murder warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Robert Sparks after Saturday's slayings.

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DNA Clears 1982 Rape Convict

Updated: 09/17/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas County district attorney's office says new DNA testing clears a man convicted of rape and burglary. Steven Phillips was convicted in 1982 in two separate trials of sexually assaulting and burglarizing a woman. The DA's office says it will work with Phillips' lawyers to have his name cleared.

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