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CS School Trustees Discuss Future Plans

Posted: 09/06/2007 - The future Creek View Elementary School was among the topics of discussion at Thursday evening's College Station school board meeting.

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TV Stars Light Up Navasota ISD

Updated: 09/06/2007 - Some big names were in Grimes County Thursday night, all in the name of education.

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Texas A&M Interim President Addresses CDC's Ban

Updated: 09/07/2007 - At least 17 different media organizations took part in Thursday's conference call to hear Texas A&M Interim President Eddie Davis address the ban on the university's bioagents research. "The review that was done at Texas A&M in July was very intense, very thorough," Davis said.

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Justice of the Peace Sued Over Home

Updated: 09/07/2007 - A Brazos County justice of the peace is accused in a lawsuit of defrauding a family out of their own home. In the suit filed Thursday, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Ramiro "Big Q" Quintero is accused of using one late mortgage payment to kick a family out of their home and then buying the house for a fraction of its value.

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New Brazos Valley Counties Added to FEMA List

Updated: 09/07/2007 - Milam County has been added to the list of counties eligible for FEMA individual assistance, while Milam and Madison Counties can apply for public assistance.

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First National Bank Expands

Posted: 09/06/2007 - "The Oldest Bank in Texas" is getting even bigger. First National Bank broke ground Thursday on two new branches.

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Five Mistakes Parents Make with Newborns

Posted: 09/06/2007 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- When you take your bundle of joy home from the hospital, it's inevitable you won't do everything right. We asked pediatricians for the five most common mistakes parents make with their newborns.

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Fake "Osama" Motorcade Causes Summit Stir in Sydney

Posted: 09/06/2007 - SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Members of an Australian TV comedy show, one of them dressed as Osama bin Laden, drove through two security checkpoints Thursday before being stopped near the Sydney hotel where U.S. President George W. Bush is staying. The stunt embarrassed Sydney police who have imposed the tightest security measures in city history for a summit of leaders from Pacific Rim countries, including Bush.

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Eleven Arrested in New Jersey Corruption Probe

Posted: 09/06/2007 - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - FBI agents arrested 11 public officials, including a mayor and two state lawmakers, in towns across New Jersey on Thursday in connection with a federal corruption probe, the U.S. Attorney's office said. More than 100 public officials in the state have been convicted on federal corruption charges in the last five years.

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No Signs of Steve Fossett or Plane

Posted: 09/06/2007 - MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - National Guard C-130s and helicopters with thermal imaging equipment searched the soaring peaks and sagebrush desert of northwest Nevada for any sign of adventurer Steve Fossett, who was still missing Thursday morning. Fossett disappeared Monday after taking off from a private airstrip in a single-engine plane to scout sites for an attempt at a land-speed record in a rocket-propelled car.

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Arizona Student Killed; Roommate Held

Posted: 09/06/2007 - TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A University of Arizona student whose roommate had recently accused her of stealing from her is suspected of killing the woman during a fight in their dorm room, authorities said. Galareka Harrison, 18, has been released from a hospital and was to be booked on a charge of first-degree murder in the death Wednesday of Mia Henderson, also 18, university spokesman Johnny Cruz said.

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No Charges for Teen in Friend's Skateboarding Death

Posted: 09/06/2007 - FLOWER MOUND, Texas — Authorities said they won't file charges against a teenage driver who ran over his friend as the friend was being towed for a skateboard stunt. Kyle Darroca, 15, of Lewisville, died August 22 shortly after he was run over. He had been holding onto the side of his friend's moving Ford Explorer to gain speed for a skateboarding trick, police said.

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Teachers Complain; State Scales Back Field Testing

Posted: 09/06/2007 - AUSTIN — The Texas Education Agency said it will reduce the amount of field testing in public schools this year in response to complaints that the rough-draft exams take up too much time. The agency has informed district superintendents that its cutting back field testing by 46 percent for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills and by 51 percent for the new end-of-course exams that will be administered to high school students starting in a few years.

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Man Who Claimed to be Billy the Kid Won't Be Exhumed

Posted: 09/06/2007 - STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - The body of a man who claimed to be Billy the Kid will not be exhumed because of local resistance and questions over the grave's authenticity. Steven Sederwall, the former mayor of Capitan, New Mexico and a retired federal officer, had petitioned Hamilton city officials in April. He wanted permission to exhume the body of Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts, who died in 1950.

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Teen Gets 50 Years for Killing Mom with Baseball Bat

Posted: 09/06/2007 - STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A teenager has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for beating his mother to death with an aluminum baseball bat. Eighteen-year-old Cody Roberson pleaded guilty to murder this week.

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Thompson Announces his Candidacy for President

Posted: 09/06/2007 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Fred Thompson has finally made his long-expected jump into the presidential fray. The veteran actor and former Tennessee senator begins a campaign tour of early primary states this afternoon in Iowa, portraying himself as a common-sense conservative.

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Moderate Quake Hits Puerto Vallarta

Posted: 09/06/2007 - MEXICO CITY (AP) - Some jangled nerves but no damage are reported from a moderate earthquake that shook Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, late Wednesday. Preliminary readings in the U.S. and Mexico put the strength at 4.9 to 5.2.

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Lawsuit Seeks Release of Austin Man Who Took Part in African Coup

Posted: 09/06/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - A former Sierra Leonean coup leader who lives in Austin is challenging his detention by immigration officials. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of 39-year-old Sam Kambo says his detention is a violation of his constitutional rights.

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SC Man Who Raped, Killed Amarillo Woman Executed

Posted: 09/05/2007 - A repentant South Carolina drifter was executed Wednesday in the Texas death chamber for strangling and raping an Amarillo woman months after being paroled.

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