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Bringing Health and Information To The People

Updated: 08/12/2007 - The 13th Annual Hispanic Plus Health and Information Fair was hosted by the First Baptist Church of Bryan on Saturday. Every year, the the fair serves as a one stop shop for area residents to receive medical and social services and information.

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Inaugural Show Takes Off At Coulter Field Airport

Updated: 08/12/2007 - Long trails of smoke quickly caught people's attention while planes flying low, only inches from touching one another, had hundreds of eyes including Ryan Gapalac's fixed on the sky. "It's really cool," Gapalac said. "I really like airplanes."

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Trouble for Endeavor?

Posted: 08/11/2007 - NASA engineers examine images of a gouge in Endeavor's heat shield.

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SecDef Gates Returns to A&M, Receives Degree

Updated: 08/11/2007 - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the former president of Texas A&M University, took part in Friday's summer commencement ceremonies, as he received an honorary degree from the university.

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Heating Up Safety Steps For Summer

Updated: 08/11/2007 - Sweltering heat has replaced weeks of rain and it's forcing people to look for cool places. Any place where water is available seems to the place of choice to stay cool.

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Aggie Degrees Conferred

Updated: 08/11/2007 - Commencement exercises today closed out summer studies at Texas A&M University. More than 1,900 Aggies received their degrees on Friday at two different ceremonies at Reed Arena.

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Keeping the Blues Alive in Navasota

Updated: 08/11/2007 - Offering some smooth sounds, some local bands and plenty of entertainment. The Navasota Blue's Fest is back and in full swing, keeping blues music alive, and paying tribute to a local blues icon.

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Locals Stuff the Bus in Support of Kids

Updated: 08/11/2007 - School may not start for a few more weeks, but some local residents turned out to help prepare students for the first day of school. The Junior League has been hard at work organizing "Stuff the Bus" events across town.

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Life Saving Skills with AED Technology

Updated: 08/11/2007 - You can find them on the football field or even in the mall. Although small in size, this machine can make a BIG difference in saving someone's life.

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Bigamy Allegedly Fuels Murder

Posted: 08/10/2007 - (AP) A woman killed her longtime husband hours before he was to leave from Pennsylvania to Morocco to try to impregnate his new second wife, prosecutors said in filing murder charges Thursday. The killing happened just hours before Jereleigh Morton was to travel to Africa to try to conceive a baby with his second wife, whom he met on the Internet last year and married in March, prosecutors said.

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9/11 Relatives Allowed to Pay Respects at Ground Zero

Posted: 08/10/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - For many Sept. 11 victims' relatives, the World Trade Center site is hallowed ground. Some, like Sally Regenhard, have never received any of their loved ones' remains, and so have never been able to bury them. She and other victims' relatives were relieved after reaching a deal with the city that will allow them to mourn on Sept. 11 this year at the site where their loved ones perished, a tradition that had been imperiled when the city made plans to move next month's commemoration away from ground zero.

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Judge Rejects 'Defensive Jihad' Argument

Posted: 08/10/2007 - MIAMI (AP) - Jurors who will soon debate the guilt or innocence of Jose Padilla and two other men on terrorism support charges cannot consider whether their actions were justified by Islamic law, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke agreed Thursday to a request from prosecutors to instruct the jurors that each of the men can be convicted even if they "may have believed that the conduct was religiously, politically or morally required, or that ultimate good would result."

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East Texas Train Deaths Ruled Suicides

Posted: 08/10/2007 - HAWKINS, Texas — Authorities say that the deaths of two East Texas teenage boys who were struck by a train as they lay on the tracks have been ruled "consistent with suicide." Initially, Hawkins police also concluded that the boys had committed suicide, but their survivors insisted that it could have been foul play. So Texas Rangers, the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office examined the evidence.

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A&M Revises Tailgating Rules

Posted: 08/10/2007 - Citing increased accidents and injuries on college campuses, Texas A&M University added new rules Thursday to the university's tailgating regulations. Among them: extending the alcohol-free zone around Kyle Field and tighter restrictions on tailgate party setup times.

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Suspect Indicted in 1992 East Texas Triple Slaying

Posted: 08/10/2007 - LINDEN, Texas — A convicted criminal who was arrested 15 years ago but not indicted for the 1992 slaying of a woman and her two daughters has now been indicted in the case, authorities said. A Cass County grand jury indicted Michael Kevin Hailey on Thursday on one count of capital murder for the deaths of Gerri-Faye Butts and her daughters Jessica Butts, 11, and Mackenzie Sullivan Butts, 3.

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Astronauts to Focus on Possible Foam Damage

Posted: 08/10/2007 - HOUSTON — NASA engineers will pay close attention as the space shuttle Endeavour maneuvers toward the international space station on Friday as they try to determine whether foam insulation that broke off the fuel tank damaged the ship. Mission Control woke the crew Friday morning to "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra, a dedication from Commander Scott Kelly's daughters, Samantha and Charlotte.

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Armstrong Wants Bikes for Kids

Posted: 08/10/2007 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Lance Armstrong owes it all to his bicycle. No surprise there. The seven-time winner of the Tour de France told guests at a Colorado Springs fundraising dinner that, quote, "Without a bike, my life would not have been the same."

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Ex-DISD Employee Gets One Year in Prison Over Theft

Posted: 08/10/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former secretary in the Dallas Independent School District to one year in federal prison in a credit card scheme. Gloria Grace Orapello in February pleaded guilty to one count of theft from an organization receiving federal fund.

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President Seeks to Curb Illegal Immigration by Raising Employer Fines

Posted: 08/10/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today plan to announce new efforts to curb illegal immigration. The Bush administration is making the proposals after failing to push through legislation earlier this year.

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State to Help Low-Income Texans Replace Old Vehicles

Posted: 08/10/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Low-income drivers in 16 Texas counties will soon be eligible for financial aid to replace old vehicles to help fight pollution. By year's end, the state will begin offering up to $3,500 in vouchers to replace pre-1996 vehicles, which are some of the heaviest polluters on the roads.

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Ex-Astronaut Wants Ankle Bracelet Removed as She Awaits Trial

Posted: 08/10/2007 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak wants a Florida judge to let her remove her tracking ankle bracelet as she awaits trial. Nowak is accused of attacking a romantic rival for the affections of a now-ex astronaut.

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Navasota High School Principal Asked to Resign

Updated: 08/11/2007 - Navasota ISD Superintendent Jennings Teel confirmed Friday morning he has asked high school principal Brent Rumbo to resign. Teel said some "questioning circumstances that are negative" have been brought to his attention, prompting Rumbo to be placed on paid administrative leave until further notice.

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Suspect in Teen Death Not Deported Despite Prior Arrests

Posted: 08/10/2007 - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal officials say two cousins accused of killing a Texas teenager during her visit to Oregon acknowledged entering the country illegally from Mexico. The Oregonian newspaper reports that 24-year-old Alejandro Rivera Gamboa went unnoticed by immigration officials even though he was arrested four times on drunken driving charges since 2000.

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