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Summer Relaxation Could Result in Fall Injuries

Updated: 08/08/2007 - As school sports start back up, trainers are pulling the tape out. They're wrapping ankles, wrists, and hoping to prevent some of the most common sports injuries.

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Airlines Sue FBI And CIA Over 9/11 Blame

Posted: 08/08/2007 - (AP) Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday to force terrorism investigators to tell whether the aviation industry was to blame for the September 11 attacks. The two lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Manhattan sought court orders for depositions as the aviation entities build their defenses against lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages for injuries, fatalities, property damage and business losses related to September 11, 2001.

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Jury Pool Assembles for Trial in 1983 KFC Slayings

Posted: 08/08/2007 - NEW BOSTON, Texas — About 140 potential jurors showed up at the Bowie County Courthouse on Wednesday for the trial of a convicted burglar charged with the notorious Kentucky Fried Chicken murders, one of Texas' oldest unsolved mass murder cases. Romeo Pinkerton, 49, of Tyler, is the first of two men to go on trial for the slayings of five people abducted during a Sept. 23, 1983, holdup of a KFC restaurant in Kilgore in East Texas. The five, all shot execution-style, were found the following morning about 15 miles away along a remote oilfield road.

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Shooting for a Good Cause

Posted: 08/08/2007 - Shooters of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in a sporting clays shoot to support a good cause. On Sunday, August 12th, shooters can take part in the event at the Gunsmoke Shooting Range to benefit the College Station Police Officers Association (CSPOA).

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Amarillo Man Drowns in Montana Lake

Posted: 08/08/2007 - WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — A Texas fisherman drowned in Hebgen Lake, northwest of Yellowstone National Park, apparently while trying to bring his raft to shore in a thunderstorm, a coroner said Wednesday. Robert Reed, 70, of Amarillo, Texas, died of accidental drowning, Deputy Gallatin County Coroner Ken Davis said. Reed had been visiting family in West Yellowstone.

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Murder-for-hire Target Admits Defibrillator Theft

Posted: 08/08/2007 - BATON ROUGE, La. — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to stealing defibrillators from a Baton Rouge hurricane relief center, a plot that became more twisted when others involved in the plot talked about having him killed. Rudy S. Adams of Beaumont could get up to 10 years in prison for his guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of theft from a health-care benefit program.

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East Texas Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Woman in Custody

Posted: 08/08/2007 - MALAKOFF, Texas (AP) - A former Malakoff police officer has been charged with violating a prisoner's civil rights for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he had taken into custody. Malakoff is about 30 miles east of Corsicana.

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Appeals Court Hears Case Involving Houston's Adult Businesses

Posted: 08/08/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A lawyer for nearly 100 sexually oriented businesses in Houston tells an appeals court that they'd face closure if tougher rules are now enforced. The decade-old Houston city ordinance calls for doubling the required distance between such businesses and schools, churches, parks and day care centers to 1,500 feet.

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Endeavour and Weather Still Looking Good for Launch

Posted: 08/08/2007 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - Endeavour is scheduled to blast off this evening on a two-week trip to the international space station. NASA managers don't have much to talk about as shuttle Endeavour heads for its first trip into space in almost five years. The orbiter is looking very good after a major overhaul, and the weather is 80 percent "go."

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First Seven Months of Year were Wettest on Record for Texas

Posted: 08/08/2007 - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The first seven months of the year were the wettest on record in Texas. It's further confirmation of a recent declaration saying Texas is drought-free for the first time in at least a decade.

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Dewhurst Sets Deadline for Details on Deficient Texas Bridges

Posted: 08/08/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is questioning claims that Texas bridges are safe after the deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse. Dewhurst is demanding details about deficient bridges from state transportation officials.

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Bonds Hits Historic 756th Home Run

Updated: 08/07/2007 - Barry Bonds has broken Hank Aaron's all-time home run record, hitting his 756th in Tuesday game against Washington. The San Francisco Giants slugger set the mark with a 5th-inning blast off Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik.

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Feeding the Hungry through a Feast of Caring

Updated: 08/07/2007 - The Brazos Valley Food Bank is serving up free food and hoping to do away with hunger in the process. The 14th annual Feast of Caring is back, offering a modest meal of beans, rice and sausage to benefit the food bank.

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Texas A&M Prepares for Pandemic Outbreak

Updated: 08/07/2007 - Practice makes perfect, that's the message Texas A&M officials are relaying to their departments about preparing for emergency situations such as a pandemic outbreak.

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Burleson County Jailer Arrested for Bribery

Posted: 08/07/2007 - A Burleson County jailer has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with an inmate in a bribery scheme. Jason Michael Ormsby, 28, was charged Monday with bribery.

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Mitchell Elementary Speaks Out About Accountability Rating

Updated: 08/07/2007 - One local elementary school is addressing its recent accountability rating. Mitchell Elementary in Bryan was rated academically acceptable in 2006, but this year the school dropped to unacceptable.

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Discrimination Case Settled against San Antonio PD

Posted: 08/07/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Justice Department has announced a settlement over allegations that the San Antonio police department discriminated against a pregnant detective. The Justice Department sued last September, saying the department violated civil rights law by reassigning the woman because she was pregnant.

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Charity Leaders Reportedly Attended Meeting of Hamas Supporters

Posted: 08/07/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - A judge in Dallas has rejected a defense motion for a mistrial for some leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Also, an FBI agent Monday testified that leaders of the Dallas-area Muslim charity helped plot how to derail a Middle East peace accord. Agent Lara Burns said the defendants feared the deal would prevent the elimination of Israel.

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