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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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What Texans Need to Make Ends Meet

Posted: 08/31/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - What does it cost to make ends meet in Texas? A report from an Austin-based nonprofit group says the yearly salary needed for a family of four to meet basic needs ranges from $29,982 in the Brownsville area, to $45,770 in the Fort Worth area.

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Body of Missing Soldier Found

Posted: 08/31/2007 - EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Army officials have found the body of a 19-year-old soldier who vanished this week from a desert training range near Fort Bliss. Specialist John R. Fish apparently killed himself.

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UT Players to Honor Lady Bird

Posted: 08/31/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The newest decoration for Texas Longhorn uniforms is a one-inch decal of bluebonnets. The decal will be worn on the back of the helmet this season as a tribute to former first lady Lady Bird Johnson. She died July 11th.

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Should TxDOT Poll Existing Interstates?

Posted: 08/31/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The chairman of the Texas Senate transportation committee says he's certain lawmakers would oppose any effort by the state transportation department to toll existing interstate highways. The department is lobbying Congress to pass a federal law that would allow the state to "buy back" parts of interstates and turn them into toll roads.

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Texas A&M Board of Regents Approve 2008 Budget

Posted: 08/30/2007 - A $243 million increase from 2007 is what the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents have approved for the upcoming fiscal year. In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, regents approved $2.9 billion in order to operate all nine inclusive universities and several state agencies.

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Huntsville Traffic Stop Pulls Over Large Amount of Drugs

Posted: 08/30/2007 - Speed and suspicious behavior lead Huntsville police to discover half a kilo of cocaine. About 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, officers pulled over Donald Hobbs, 29, after he was clocked going 83 miles per hour in a 60 mph speed zone on State Highway 19 near the US 190 bridge.

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Tailgating Changes For New Aggie Football Season

Updated: 09/01/2007 - Aggie football kicks off this Saturday, and just in time, Texas A&M officials have changed the way fans tailgate both before and on game day. Interim Vice Provost Luis Cifuentes says the changes were necessary after university officials became aware of what was on display for home and visiting fans at Kyle Field.

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Bryan Selects New PIO

Posted: 08/30/2007 - Wendy Weldon has been selected as the City of Bryan's next Public Information Officer.

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Robertson County Jury Issues Short Sentence

Updated: 08/30/2007 - A College Station woman was sentenced Thursday to ten years and one day for fatally stabbing an acquaintance in Robertson County. Jurors deliberated for about two hours before deciding Cheryl Arnold's punishment.

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Kyle Field Ready For Game Day

Updated: 08/30/2007 - The countdown to Aggie kick-off is underway. As the team is preparing for game time, crews behind the scenes are making sure Kyle Field is up to par. It's what goes on behind the scenes that gives the maroon and white its appeal.

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