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Man Accused of Killing Officers is Denied Bond, Placed on Suicide Watch

Posted: 09/11/2007 - ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting two Odessa policemen has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder. Fifty-eight-year-old Larry Neil White is accused of killing Corporals Arlie Jones and John "Scott" Gardner late Saturday after the officers responded to a domestic disturbance call from the man's home.

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Teachers Get Sick at School Targeted by Union Complaints

Posted: 09/11/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Two teachers were taken to the hospital after getting sick at a school that has been criticized by the local teachers union as unsafe. Houston Federation of Teachers President Gayle Fallon says the two women suffered yesterday from vomiting, watery eyes and difficulty breathing. She says she suspects the cause was mold or some other air-quality problem.

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Senate Approves $1 Billion to Repair Crumbling Bridges

Posted: 09/11/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The Senate has approved one billion dollars for repair and replacement of America's crumbling network of bridges. The Senate approved the funds on a 60-33 vote as the Senate began debate on a more than $104 billion measure that would fund transportation and housing programs for the budget year beginning October 1st.

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Flight 93 Ceremony in Pennsylvania

Updated: 09/11/2007 - SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is scheduled to speak today at a ceremony honoring the victims of Flight 93. The ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the Nine-Eleven attacks will also include the tolling of a bell to remember the 33 passengers and seven crew members of the United Airlines flight.

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Remembering 9/11 in New York City

Updated: 09/11/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - This the first time the anniversary of Nine-Eleven falls on a Tuesday, the same day of the week when hijacked planes brought down the World Trade Center. For Kurt Horning, who lost his 26-year-old son in the attacks, that hits too close to home.

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Perry Orders Flags to Half Staff Today

Posted: 09/11/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Governor Rick Perry has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings Tuesday in observance of Patriot Day. His directive applies to all U.S. and Texas flags under the control of the state.

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Keep Brazos Beautiful Recognized in Elite Group

Posted: 09/11/2007 - (Austin, Texas) - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, named Keep Brazos Beautiful as a Gold Star Affiliate at their annual meeting in San Antonio this summer. In 2007, only 45 of these affiliates obtained Gold Star recognition, the highest status for an affiliate.

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Do You Work for the Boss of the Year?

Posted: 09/11/2007 - If you feel your boss is the Boss of the Year, the Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for the award. Previous winners include Dr. Bill Birdwell, Celia Goode-Haddock, and Drs. Jim and Karen Arents, and KBTX General Manager Mike Wright.

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Petraeus Returns for More Questions Tuesday

Posted: 09/11/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The top American commander in Iraq returns to Capitol Hill Tuesday to explain his assessment on Iraq. General David Petraeus goes before two Senate panels, whose members include five presidential candidates from both parties

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Morrow on Duty at Bryan PD

Updated: 09/10/2007 - Tyrone Morrow spent his first day on the job as Bryan's police chief going from meeting to meeting with the men and women he will serve with for the years to come.

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New Center to Offer Help to New Businesses

Updated: 09/10/2007 - It is the culmination of about two years hard work. Monday morning, a new science and technology center opened its doors in the Brazos Valley.

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Treatment for Anemia Dependent on the Cause

Updated: 09/10/2007 - Anemia is the most common blood condition in America, and experts say finding the source is critical to treatment. It's one of the most common blood disorders and affects about 3.5 million Americans.

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Rumsfeld Calls Afghanistan a 'Big Success'

Posted: 09/10/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan "a big success," but says U.S. efforts in Iraq are hampered by the failure of Iraq's government to establish a foundation for democracy. "In Afghanistan, 28 million people are free. They have their own president, they have their own parliament. Improved a lot on the streets," Rumsfeld says in the October issue of GQ magazine.

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Woman Shot to Death at Factory

Posted: 09/10/2007 - SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - A gunman in camouflage killed a former co-worker inside a Wisconsin factory early Monday, then apparently committed suicide as officers searched the sprawling building, police said. Police identified the attacker as Shadow Yang, 40. Lt. Michael Williams said Yang appeared to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

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Searchers Find No Sign of Vanished Mount Hood Climbers

Posted: 09/10/2007 - PORTLAND, Ore. — The weekend search for two climbers who vanished on Mount Hood last fall ended Sunday with no trace of the men. Search teams were looking for the bodies of Brian Hall, 37, of Dallas, and Jerry "Nikko" Cooke, 36, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who had reached the summit with a third man whose body was found in December.

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Houston Not Liable for Traffic Light that Fell on Family Car

Posted: 09/10/2007 - HOUSTON — A family who was the unlucky victim of a falling traffic signal won't get any car repair help from the city because state law exempts traffic signals and lights from liability, officials said. The city of Houston rejected a claim for reimbursement submitted by Lei Zheng and his wife, Hua Yang, stemming from last year's freak accident.

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Man Shot as He Slept, Wife in Custody

Posted: 09/10/2007 - HOUSTON — A Houston-area woman is in Harris County sheriff's custody today after her husband was shot dead while he slept. The shooting happened in the bedroom of the couple's northwest Harris County home overnight.

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Aldrin says Nowak Should be Admired for Cross-Country Drive

Posted: 09/10/2007 - NEW YORK — Buzz Aldrin said a former astronaut charged with attempted kidnapping should be "admired" for allegedly avoiding stops when she traveled cross-country to confront a romantic rival, according to a published report. Lisa Nowak was arrested in February after police said the married mother of three had driven nearly 1,000 miles from Houston to Orlando, using diapers to avoid taking breaks.

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Tee Pee Motel Restoration Brings Back a Bygone Era

Posted: 09/10/2007 - WHARTON, Texas (AP) - A bit of American history huddles next to old Highway 59, past the tractor dealers and the rice mills, just before a green sign that proclaims Wharton's population of 9,237. It's easy to miss. But it is there, just around the bend: a row of ten freshly painted, sand-colored tepees called the Tee Pee Motel.

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Mexico Sends First Long-Haul Trucks into the U.S.

Posted: 09/10/2007 - MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two Mexican tractor-trailers have become the first trucks to operate deep in the United States under a NAFTA-mandated program that's been criticized on both sides of the border. The trucks crossed into the United States carrying steel construction materials to New York and South Carolina and will haul similar products from Arkansas and Alabama back across the border.

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Neighbors say Police Came to Home of Man Accused in Shootout

Posted: 09/10/2007 - ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A neighbor says the wife of a man accused of killing two Odessa police officers and critically wounding a third had called police to the house several times before. Fifty-eight-year-old Larry White, the alleged shooter, is an avid hunter who liked guns and often drank beer during the day. That's according to his next-door neighbor Raymond Graham.

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