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Chicken Farms as Terror Threats?

Posted: 08/22/2007 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Are chicken coops the next battleground in the war on terror? Poultry growers are protesting proposed regulations from the Department of Homeland Security that would label propane gas a "chemical of interest" and require anybody with 7,500 pounds or more of the fuel to register with the agency.

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Texas Could Carry Out 400th Execution Tonight

Posted: 08/22/2007 - HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An old leg injury is a key element in an appeal that seeks to keep a condemned inmate out of the Texas death chamber tonight. Johnny Ray Conner was sent to death row over the 1998 killing of a worker at a Houston convenience store.

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Bush Houseguest Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Posted: 08/22/2007 - KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — An 81-year-old houseguest suffered a fatal heart attack at the summer home of former President George H.W. Bush. John C. Jansing, the husband of Bush's cousin Shelley Bush Jansing, was taken by paramedics late Tuesday to the emergency room at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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Pastor Who Allegedly Faked His Death Arrested on Child Sex Charges

Posted: 08/22/2007 - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A former youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child in Texas was tracked down living in Montana six months after he allegedly faked his own death. Kevin Othell Laferney is wanted in Upshur County, Texas, on four counts each of aggravated sexual assault of a child and bail jumping. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the 40-year-old faked his death in February and disappeared before he was scheduled to appear in court.

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Insurance Commissioner Blocks Allstate's Rate Hike

Posted: 08/22/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Department of Insurance has blocked Allstate's plan to raise homeowner insurance rates by 5.9 percent. Regulators faulted the proposal as unreasonable and excessive.

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Griffin Identified as Victim of Fiery SUV/Train Accident

Updated: 08/22/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Embattled former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin has been identified as the victim of a fiery SUV-train collision in Houston. Griffin was 25. He died in Friday's predawn accident with a freight train.

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Study Shows More Katrina Survivors Contemplate Suicide

Posted: 08/22/2007 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The longer it takes to recover from Hurricane Katrina, the more Gulf Coast residents are suffering post-traumatic stress or even thinking seriously about suicide. That's the conclusion of a survey by the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group.

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Daughters to Share Lady Bird's Estate

Updated: 08/22/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Lady Bird Johnson's will calls for her entire estate to be left to her two daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson. Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson died last month at the age of 94.

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Arts Council: Former Leader Under Investigation

Updated: 08/22/2007 - The former head of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley is under investigation. Officials with the Arts Council say the Brazos County District Attorney's office is investigating P. David Romei after they found some financial discrepancies last fall.

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A&M Named Top University by Washington Monthly Magazine

Posted: 08/21/2007 - Texas A&M University comes in first in a list of top U.S. universities, as ranked by Washington Monthly magazine. A&M outpaces all other universities in a list touted as an alternative to a similar compilation from U.S. News and World Report.

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New System Designed to Keep BISD Safer

Updated: 08/22/2007 - As the first bell rings of the new school year, the Bryan Independent School District will have a new program designed to keep you and your children safe.

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FEMA Gives Walker County Application Extension

Updated: 08/22/2007 - The deadline to apply for federal disaster aid has been extended in 39 Texas counties following this summer's severe weather, including Walker County.

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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares to Demobilize

Updated: 08/22/2007 - With Hurricane Dean to the south in Mexico, Texas' emergency resources are being drawn down. That includes College Station-based Texas Task Force 1.

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A&M Homeland Security Center Opens Portal to Dean

Updated: 02/23/2012 - Hurricane Dean no longer poses a direct threat to the U.S. coastline. However, the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University is erring on the side of caution, providing a one-stop cyber location for Dean information.

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99¢ Only Stores Opens With Deep iPod Discounts

Updated: 08/21/2007 - The operative number when a new store opens in Bryan on August 23 is: 99. California-based 99¢ Only Stores is opening up its newest location in Bryan at the corner of Texas Avenue and Post Office Street, in the old Kroger building.

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CSISD Rallies Employees for New School Year

Updated: 10/02/2009 - The message from College Station ISD employees: we're ready for the school year. The district hosted a "We're Ready Rally" Tuesday morning at Central Baptist Church for its roughly 1,300 employees.

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Man Gets Probation for Threat to Send Anthrax to Texas Officer

Posted: 08/21/2007 - LOS ANGELES — A 21-year-old southern California man was sentenced to three years probation Monday on federal charges of threatening to send anthrax to a police officer in Texas. Prosecutors said Erik William Andersson of Stevenson Ranch made the threat last year during a phone conversation in which the officer in Stephenville, Texas, was questioning him about allegations he was harassing his ex-girlfriend's family.

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Army Lab Documents Found in Trash Bin

Posted: 08/21/2007 - SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Boxes of documents containing personal information from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research were supposed to be shredded but instead turned up last week in a trash bin, police said. A resident of a suburban Washington neighborhood near the Army medical research's campus found the boxes Friday and alerted Montgomery County police.

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Bringing the DeLorean Back to the Future

Posted: 08/21/2007 - HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - A quarter century after DeLorean Motor Company began making its glitzy two-seater, a Texas automotive outfit plans to bring the car back into limited production. The DeLorean operation collapsed after two years, but the car gained notoriety as the time machine Michael J. Fox drove in the 1985 hit movie "Back to the Future" and its sequels.

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EU Urges Texas to Halt Executions

Posted: 08/21/2007 - BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on Tuesday urged the governor of Texas to halt executions and introduce a moratorium on capital punishment in the United States' busiest death penalty state. In an unusual direct appeal, the EU said Texas Governor Rick Perry must "exercise all powers vested in his office" to halt the impending 400th execution since Texas resumed carrying out death sentences in 1982.

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Former Party School Now Tops Job Placement List

Posted: 08/21/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Students at the University of Texas can party their way through undergrad and still be optimistic about getting a job after graduation. Details are in the annual Princeton Review survey.

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Man Accused of Killing Wife Dies in Police Shootout

Posted: 08/21/2007 - HOUSTON — Authorities said a man killed his estranged wife and then drove her body to a church, where he was killed in a shootout with police. The man entered St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Monday evening and told the people inside to call the police.

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