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Number of Hunters in U.S. Declining

Posted: 09/04/2007 - (AP) Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue. New figures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show that the number of hunters 16 and older declined by 10 percent between 1996 and 2006 - from 14 million to about 12.5 million. The drop was most acute in New England, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific states, which lost 400,000 hunters in that span.

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Murder Charge 41 Years After Shooting

Posted: 09/04/2007 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Four decades after Officer Walter T. Barclay was shot while trying to stop a beauty salon burglary, the gunman who left him paralyzed is being charged with murder, the district attorney said Tuesday. Barclay died two weeks ago of an infection at age 64. The city's deputy medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, saying it stemmed from the gunshot wound Barclay suffered back in 1966.

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New Forecast Calls for Six More Hurricanes

Posted: 09/04/2007 - FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hurricane expert William Gray downgraded his 2007 Atlantic storms forecast slightly Tuesday, but he still predicted above-average activity for the remaining three months of the season, with six more hurricanes, three of them major. One of those hurricanes was lashing the coast of Honduras on Tuesday as a powerful Category 5 storm named Felix, said forecaster Phil Klotzbach, a member of Gray's team at Colorado State University.

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Mold Causing Sickness at School?

Posted: 09/04/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A city councilman has joined the call for more air quality tests at an elementary school where seven janitors got sick this weekend. But Houston school officials say the school is safe. It will be open to students today, despite union concerns about mold problems in the building.

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Patrol Says it Follows Rules on Fence

Posted: 09/04/2007 - TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is kicking off a massive program to build hundreds of miles of new fencing along the Mexican border, but initial efforts have some groups incensed because the agency skipped parts of a full environmental review. Border Patrol officials say they're doing all they can to protect the environment while fulfilling their mission to secure the borders.

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There are More Aggies This Year than Ever

Updated: 09/04/2007 - COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 4, 2007— A record 46,612 students are enrolled at Texas A&M University this fall, with the figures after the first full week of classes also showing more minority students in attendance than ever before. Surpassing the 46,000 level for the first time will probably result in Texas A&M remaining the seventh-largest university in the nation or possibly moving up slightly in such rankings, university officials noted, emphasizing, however, that increasing in size is not an institutional goal.

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Execution Wednesday is First of Five Scheduled this Month

Updated: 09/04/2007 - HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Carolina drifter arrested in Oklahoma is set to die tomorrow night for killing a woman nine years ago in Amarillo. Thirty-year-old Tony Roach is the first of five convicted killers scheduled for lethal injection this month as Texas continues to build on its status as the nation's most active capital punishment state.

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Musician Shot Dead by Neighbor

Posted: 09/04/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas musician who played with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians was shot to death after trying to kick in the door of his girlfriend's neighbor. Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey Carter Albrecht died at the scene early yesterday morning.

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Easy Non-Drug Help Aids ADHD Kids

Posted: 09/04/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - New research suggests there are easy non-drug alternatives to help kids who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study focused on preschoolers.

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Four Dead in Highway 6 Wreck Near Calvert

Updated: 09/04/2007 - Four people are dead after a two-vehicle accident north of Calvert Monday afternoon. Three of the victims are known to be from Mexia.

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New Record Set by National MDA Telethon

Posted: 09/03/2007 - Jerry Lewis today made good on his annual promise to raise at least “one dollar more” for the fight against muscular dystrophy.

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Code Maroon Operational at Texas A&M University

Updated: 09/04/2007 - Before tragedy strikes, Texas A&M University is taking preventive measures. The university announced Monday it has launched its emergency notification system, Code Maroon.

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Suspect Shot by Bryan PD a Juvenile

Updated: 09/03/2007 - At last word, the young man was in stable condition at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, recovering from gunshot wounds to his forearms and side.

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Diabetes Technology Making Life Easier for Patients

Updated: 09/03/2007 - However, despite the staggering numbers there is some good news, managing the disease is becoming easier. Instead of pulling out a shot for multiple injections, patients now can not only receive their glucose more discreetly, but also get more information at the doctors office.

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New Texas Database For Uninsured Motorists

Posted: 09/03/2007 - Uninsured Texas motorists will soon find it harder to escape detection. The state plans to launch a six-million-dollar database in January to give police immediate access to updated information on motorists' coverage information.

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Stepped Up Inspections Cause Long Lines At US Borders

Updated: 09/03/2007 - Lines of people and vehicles at the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are now nearly as long as they were after the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. That's because of stepped-up inspections at the border crossings.

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President Bush Makes Surprise Visit To Iraq

Updated: 09/03/2007 - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Iraq ahead of a surprise visit by President Bush and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.

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Bryan Police Officers Involved in Shooting

Updated: 09/03/2007 - West Bryan residents who live in the 600 block of West 28th Street say at 4:00 p.m., their quiet Sunday evening was interrupted by a wave of gun shots.

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