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Felix Intensifies to a Category Five Hurricane

Updated: 09/03/2007 - A special advisory was issued by the National Hurricane Center at 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening, to announce the rapid intensification of Hurricane Felix.

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Aggies Fly By Montana State

Posted: 09/01/2007 - Stephen McGee had 112 yards passing and added 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead 25th-ranked Texas A&M to a 38-7 win over Montana State.

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Furniture Shopping Fills Pantries This Weekend

Updated: 09/02/2007 - Ashley Furniture Home Store wants to furnish homes and pantries in the Brazos Valley. The College Station store is hosting a Weekend Labor Day Food Drive. People are encouraged to stop by the store to drop off canned goods and donations.

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New Rules Don't Change Tailgating Atmosphere

Updated: 09/01/2007 - Texas A&M University's Vice President of Student Affairs Dean Bresciani says the university used every means at their disposal to let Aggie fans know about all the tailgating rule changes. "From inserts in ticket holders' envelopes, websites, and news releases," Bresciani explained.

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Current Arts Council Director Rallies Support

Posted: 09/01/2007 - The current arts council director, Padraic Fisher, is trying to rally supports for the arts despite the controversy surrounding the indictment of former director P. David Romei.

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Cost of Living in Bryan-College Station

Updated: 08/31/2007 - A cost of living report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, an Austin-based think tank, shows lower-income families in Bryan-College Station could find it hard to make ends meet. However, some local economic experts say that conclusion may be somewhat misleading because certain factors need to be taken into account.

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Bed Rest Not Best Remedy for Back Pain

Updated: 08/31/2007 - Back pain can affect anyone at any age. It can come on suddenly or over time. Although those facts are pretty much common knowledge, proper treatment isn't always as well known.

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Romei Out at Health Science Center

Updated: 08/31/2007 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center has confirmed that P. David Romei is no longer employed as Vice President of External Affairs and Development, this as the former Arts Council director faces felony charges.

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Grain Spill in Robertson County Causes Big Mess

Updated: 08/31/2007 - Crews have their work cut out for them at a grain company in Calvert. At Lone Star Grain, a grain bin containing thousands of bushels of corn cracked open Sunday and collapsed.

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HISD Officer Suspended over "Ghetto Handbook"

Posted: 08/31/2007 - HOUSTON — A school district police officer has been suspended as the district investigates his distribution of a "Ghetto Handbook" and a three-month lapse before top district officials were informed about it. The eight-page booklet, subtitled "Wucha dun did now?", was handed out to about 15 Houston Independent School District police officers at a May roll call meeting, spokesman Terry Abbott said.

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Man Gets Life for 2006 Hijacking Spree

Posted: 08/31/2007 - DALLAS — A man accused of hijacking a truck, holding the driver hostage and leading police on a three-hour chase has been sentenced to life in prison and won't be eligible for parole for the next 30 years. After deliberating for five hours, jurors on Thursday sentenced Samuel Scott Jones, 33, of Dallas, on two charges for the July 2006 incident involving truck driver Christie Bundren McKindra.

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West Nile Virus Kills 82-Year-Old El Paso Man

Posted: 08/31/2007 - EL PASO, Texas — An 82-year-old man is the first person in El Paso to die this year from the West Nile virus, according to officials at the El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District. The man, whose identity will not be released, died Aug. 25 after being admitted to a hospital Aug. 14.

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Same-Sex Marriage OK in Iowa

Posted: 08/31/2007 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's law banning same-sex marriage has been struck down by a county judge, prompting promises of an appeal and a vow from a legislative leader to pass another ban. Polk County Judge Robert Hanson ruled Thursday that Iowa's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. That means gay couples from anywhere in Iowa can now apply for a marriage license in the county.

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Colorado Elementary School Bans the Game of Tag

Updated: 08/31/2007 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - No more "tag, you're it" at a Colorado elementary school. The Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Springs has banned tag on the playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.

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