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BP Settles Charges; Ex-employees Face Indictment

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Oil and gas giant BP PLC agreed Thursday to pay $373 million in fines and restitution to end investigations into whether it manipulated energy markets and violated environmental laws, the Justice Department said.

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Doctors' Notes for Sale

Posted: 10/25/2007 - An Oklahoma business has carved out a niche for itself -- making excuses for people. For about $25, students and employees can buy excuse notes that appear to come from doctors or hospitals.

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Dallas Police Put Relaxed Hiring Standards on Hold

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Dallas police say they're now holding off considering applicants with histories of experimental drug use now that city leaders want more time to review the new policy.

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Aggie 100 to Honor Fast Growing Aggie Businesses

Updated: 10/25/2007 - Texas A&M graduates continue to succeed in the business world. To honor their achievements, the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship will recognize the fastest-growing Aggie owned businesses.

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Defense Lawyers Ask State's Top Court to Accept E-mailed Appeals

Posted: 10/25/2007 - About 300 defense attorneys are asking the state's highest criminal court to accept all death penalty filings by e-mail. The petition today to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin is from attorneys who'd like the court to change its rules.

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College Officials Pleased Over Return of Millions to Budget

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Local community college officials are applauding the governor's decision to return $154 million dollars to the budget. This past summer, Governor Perry originally vetoed an appropriations bill that would have sent to 50 Texas community colleges.

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Pearland School District Stops Using Prayer to Open Meetings

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Pearland school trustees have decided to stop using a prayer to open school board meetings. But they will allow members to take turns starting meetings with inspirational remarks, a moment of silence or a nonproselytizing prayer."

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Overnight Apartment Fire in Bryan

Updated: 10/24/2007 - An overnight structure fire at the Shamrock Village Apartments in Bryan kept firefighters busy. The apartment complex located in the 500 block of Wayside was big enough that traffic had to be blocked on Texas Avenue for some time.

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