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Blinn's The One

Updated: 09/18/2007 - With a 24-17 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Sept. 13, Pearl River Community College (Miss.) relinquished the No. 1 post in the NJCAA / JC Football.com Poll to defending national champion Blinn College (Texas).

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Goldman Family Seeks Memorabilia

Posted: 09/18/2007 - UNDATED (AP) - If the family of Ron Goldman has its way, the sports memorabilia at the center of the Nevada criminal case against O.J. Simpson may be theirs someday. The family today plans to file a request in Superior Court in California to obtain ownership of the sports memorabilia seized as partial settlement of the civil award against Simpson in Goldman's death.

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Judge Rejects Baptist Seminary's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Posted: 09/18/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary can go forward. The seminary had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but its motion was dismissed.

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Texas Marine's Stolen Car Recovered, but Medals are Gone

Posted: 09/18/2007 - TYLER, Texas (AP) - Dallas police have recovered a car stolen from an East Texas Marine who's just back from Iraq, but his medals are missing. Corporal Blake Weller of Whitehouse hopes the thief will return his "dress blues" uniform and the medals he proudly displays on the jacket.

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Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Strangling of North Texas Student

Posted: 09/18/2007 - DENTON, Texas (AP) - Denton police say a man is charged with murder for allegedly choking to death his ex-girlfriend, a 21-year-old senior at the University of North Texas. Twenty-four-year-old Sean Kresse is being held this morning in the Denton County jail with bond set at $200,000.

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Salvation Army to Host Fundraiser Luncheon

Posted: 09/18/2007 - The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is hosting its First Annual "Friend and Fundraiser" Luncheon to raise funds for the Salvation Army in Brazos County.

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Food Survey Suggests Americans Feel Safer Buying U.S. Food

Posted: 09/18/2007 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An overwhelming majority of Americans responding to a poll feel better about buying food produced in the U.S. than overseas. The survey also suggests most Americans believe food grown locally is healthier than food shipped from across the country.

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Dole Recalls Bagged Lettuce

Posted: 09/18/2007 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dole Food company has issued a recall of bagged salad. It comes after a sample tested positive for E. Coli, but the company says it has received no reports of illness.

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Earthquake Shakes Milam, Burleson Counties

Updated: 09/17/2007 - Some residents of Milam and Burleson Counties were jolted by a small earthquake over the weekend south of Milano, Milam County authorities said Monday.

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Hearne Councilwoman Remains on Council

Updated: 09/17/2007 - It was a change of heart for a Hearne city councilwoman Monday night who had recently announced her intentions to resign.

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Preparing for a Pandemic Locally

Updated: 09/17/2007 - The CDC says Asia, Europe and the Near East have already been hit by the bird flu. Now, Brazos County wants to educate the community to be prepared if a similar event happened here.

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LAP-BAND vs. Gastric Bypass

Weight Loss

Updated: 09/17/2007 - With relatively few risks involved, doctors say LAP-BAND (laparoscopic gastric banding) and gastric bypass have become two of the most popular weight loss surgeries.

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Bryan Resident Faces Death Penalty

Updated: 09/17/2007 - He was indicted for capital murder. Now, Christian Olsen faces the death penalty. During a pre-trial hearing Monday afternoon, the state announced it will seek the death penalty for Olsen's alleged acts on Oak Hollow Drive in Bryan.

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Gates says U.S. In Iraq for Protracted Period

Posted: 09/17/2007 - (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that U.S. troops probably would remain in Iraq for a "protracted period," but at a reduced level and with a more limited mission. With the Senate expected to resume debate this week on anti-war legislation, Gates said he would recommend that President Bush veto a proposal by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., that would require troops get as much time at their home station as their deployments to the war front.

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Tape Released is Reportedly of O.J. Simpson in Vegas

Posted: 09/17/2007 - LAS VEGAS (AP) - An apparent audiotape of O.J. Simpson's standoff with men he accused of stealing his memorabilia begins with the ex-NFL star demanding, "Don't let nobody out of here." Simpson was arrested Sunday and booked on charges connected with what police described as a robbery at a Las Vegas hotel.

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Family says Cross-country Slay Suspect was `Not in His Right Mind'

Posted: 09/17/2007 - RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A man wanted in the deaths of six people in Texas and Pennsylvania had suffered a rattlesnake bite days before the cross-country killing spree and had psychological problems, his family said Monday. "We feel it's a psychological stupor he was in," an uncle, Ed Nelson, said outside court before a Long Island judge ordered the extradition of Paul Devoe III to Texas.

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Woman Killed in Houston Apartment Fire

Posted: 09/17/2007 - HOUSTON — A woman is dead after flames tore through four adjoining apartment buildings just west of downtown Houston before dawn on Monday. Houston fire officials said the fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. in a 4-unit apartment building. The flames spread quickly to three adjoining quadraplexes.

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State to Consider Bids for Christmas Mountains

Posted: 09/17/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The State Land Board is set to consider six bid proposals for more than 9,200 acres of state-owned wilderness property in West Texas. The bids range from $10,500 to $652,000, according to documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

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Two Die in Separate Incidents on Austin Train Tracks

Posted: 09/17/2007 - AUSTIN — Two people were struck and killed by trains in separate incidents near downtown Austin over a three-day period, officials said. Police were investigating the Sunday death of a pedestrian on the Union Pacific tracks as a suicide, police spokesman Joe Munoz said. On Friday, a man was struck and killed on the same tracks, Munoz said.

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Airports Try Helping Gadget-Laden Travelers Stay in Touch

Posted: 09/17/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Busy travelers know the discouragement of finding someplace in airports to recharge their BlackBerries, laptops and other battery-operated gadgets. So airports across the country are trying to bring precious energy more conveniently to millions of travelers wanting to stay in touch.

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