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College Station Sex Predator Sentenced to Prison

Updated: 09/11/2007 - A College Station man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after he used the Internet to solicit sex from a child. John Buford Jean, 34, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Connecticut Fire Affects A&E HD in B/CS

Posted: 09/11/2007 - A fire at the A&E Television Network's Connecticut-based broadcast facility has caused four HD networks to be off the air for much of the country, including Bryan-College Station.

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Search Committee Recommends Three for A&M Presidency

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The search advisory committee charged with whittling down the list of applicants for Texas A&M University president has turned over its recommendations to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

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TI to Cut 191 Jobs

Posted: 09/11/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Texas Instruments will lay off 191 workers whose manufacturing jobs in Dallas are being eliminated. Those workers couldn't find other positions at the semiconductor company.

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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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