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Computers 101, Bryan Library-style

Updated: 08/22/2007 - The Bryan Public Library is, for the sixth year, offering free computer classes to the general public. Classes begin in September and continue through December.

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Bryan Municipal Court Closed August 24

Posted: 08/22/2007 - The city of Bryan's municipal court will be closed Friday, August 24. The closing is for staff training and a legislative update.

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St. Joseph Hosts Back Pain Seminar

Posted: 08/22/2007 - St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan is teaming up with the Texas Brain and Spine Institute to host a free back pain seminar. The seminar is Thursday, August 30, at 6 p.m., at the St. Joseph Education Annex.

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Trooper Dead from Wasp Sting

Posted: 08/22/2007 - LODI, Ohio (AP) - The sting of a yellow jacket has killed a state trooper in Ohio. Jack Holland Junior was sitting at his desk in the State Highway Patrol building south of Cleveland Tuesday afternoon when the wasp stung him. Authorities say it caused a severe reaction that killed him.

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Immigration a Problem for Counties Not Along the Border

Posted: 08/22/2007 - VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor says the roundup of 16 illegal immigrants after a chase illustrates the need for more federal assistance. O'Connor says even though his county is not along the border, pursuits of illegal immigrants are a daily occurrence. Hundreds are detained in the county each year.

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La. Governor's Race: Catholic vs. Protestant Furor

Posted: 08/22/2007 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A political ad from the Louisiana governor's race is drawing a storm of criticism for accusing Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal of calling Protestants "scandalous, depraved, selfish and heretical."

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Soldiers Suspended in Fort Hood Training Death

Posted: 08/22/2007 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Several soldiers leading a training program have been suspended and face administrative action after a Fort Hood sergeant died during a solo navigation exercise. Colonel Mack Huey says no judicial actions, which could include a court-martial, are pending, but that's still a possibility.

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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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