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Charity Leaders Reportedly Attended Meeting of Hamas Supporters

Posted: 08/07/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - A judge in Dallas has rejected a defense motion for a mistrial for some leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Also, an FBI agent Monday testified that leaders of the Dallas-area Muslim charity helped plot how to derail a Middle East peace accord. Agent Lara Burns said the defendants feared the deal would prevent the elimination of Israel.

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Study Links Mom's Obesity with Risk for Birth Defects

Posted: 08/07/2007 - CHICAGO (AP) - A study suggests women who are obese before pregnancy face a higher risk of having babies with birth defects than moms with a healthy weight. The lead author, University of Texas researcher Kim Waller, says obese women shouldn't be overly alarmed by the findings.

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Endeavour Cleared for Launch, Tampered Computer Fixed

Posted: 08/07/2007 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Liftoff for the shuttle Endeavour is set for Wednesday after a sabotaged computer was repaired and loaded aboard. Shuttle program manager Wayne Hale says there's no reason to believe anyone had tampered with anything else on the spacecraft.

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No Change of Venue for Former TSU President's Trial

Posted: 08/07/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has denied a request by the former president of Texas Southern University to move her trial out of Harris County. The court is gearing up for jury selection in Priscilla Slade's trial on charges of using almost $300,000 in school funds to decorate her home. She faces two counts of misapplication of fiduciary property over $200,000.

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Former Youth Prison Guard Accused of Sex with Inmate

Posted: 08/07/2007 - ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A former guard in the Texas youth prison system has been indicted on charges of sexual assault and indecency with a child. Thirty-year-old Jaime Segura of Brownwood is accused of having sex with a female inmate under the age of 17.

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Houston Smoking Ban

Posted: 08/07/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A coalition of Houston bars and nightclubs has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a city ban on smoking in most bars. The City Council approved the ban in October and it's set to take effect next month.

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Flight Attendant Faces Drinking Rap

Posted: 08/07/2007 - (AP) A flight attendant appeared in a Kentucky court to answer charges she was drinking alcohol on the job and told a captain "You're dead" as she was removed from the plane. Public safety officers at Blue Grass Airport reported Sarah Mills, 26, threatened the Atlantic Southeast Airlines captain Sunday afternoon. Court documents said she smelled heavily of alcohol and admitted drinking whiskey onboard.

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Rescue Effort Continues for Trapped Utah Miners

Posted: 08/07/2007 - HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - Teams of rescuers struggled to clear tunnels and brought in drilling equipment Tuesday, trying to reach six coal miners trapped by a cave-in more than 1,500 feet below the surface. With no word on whether the six were still alive, crews worked through the night in shifts, with teams coming and going along the road leading to the Crandall Canyon mine in a forested canyon.

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Cousins Charged in Death of Texas Teen

Posted: 08/07/2007 - PORTLAND, Ore. — Two cousins have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of Dani Countryman, the 15-year-old Texas girl strangled at an apartment complex late last month, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said. Alejandro Rivera Gamboa, 24, and Gilberto Javier Rivera Gamboa, 23, were lodged in the county jail and scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, said Detective Jim Strovink, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

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Edwards Touts Major Gains in Appropriations Bills

Updated: 08/06/2007 - A congressional recess is coming up fast, but the bulk of Chet Edwards' work on the House Appropriations committee is complete. A senior member of the committee, Edwards has made some notable additions to the 2008 bills.

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CS Cemetery, Aggie Field of Honor Drawing Unveiled

Updated: 08/06/2007 - During the College Station city council workshop session Monday, the council saw preliminary designs for the new city cemetery, which will include the Aggie Field of Honor.

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Major CS Accident Kills One, Injures Two

Updated: 08/07/2007 - It appears a red light runner is to blame for a major accident Monday that sent three people to the hospital and tied up traffic in College Station. One of those injured was an elderly Rockdale man who died overnight.

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Harmonious Music to Grace Local Church

Updated: 08/06/2007 - Music will soon sound much sweeter at one local church. First United Methodist Church in Bryan is getting a massive pipe organ.

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Bryan Mother Arrested for Child Endangerment

Updated: 08/06/2007 - A Bryan mother is behind bars after police say she left her three young children at home alone. One of her neighbors spoke out Monday about what she calls a disturbing situation.

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National Night Out: Goodbye to Crime, Hello New Neighbors

Updated: 08/06/2007 - The Texas A&M community is invited to the 24th annual National Night Out, where residents across the twin cities will get the chance to not only to meet their neighbors, but hopefully say goodbye to crime in the process.

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CS Roads To Get a New Look

Updated: 08/06/2007 - Some popular College Station roads are getting a face lift throughout the week. Asphalt will be laid from Deacon to Longmire to Rio Grande, beginning Tuesday.

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The Battle of the Prescription Drugs

Updated: 08/06/2007 - We've all likely done it: picked up a prescription, taken it for a few days, then forgotten about it. However, that forgetfulness could be harmful to your health.

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Bryan ISD Employees to Pay More for Health Care

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Bryan Independent School District employees will face higher health-care costs, while taxpayers could get a break. Trustees approved changes Monday to the district's health-care program. However, trustees are also considering a $0.34 reduction in the district's tax rate.

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Consol Band to Sell Texas A&M Flag Subscriptions

Updated: 10/02/2009 - A&M Consolidated High School band members are selling subscriptions to Texas A&M flags for homes and businesses. For $40, Consol students will place an Aggie flag in front of your home or business on A&M home football gamedays.

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Lawyer In 'Brown V. Board' Dies At 100

Posted: 08/06/2007 - (CBS) Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at age 100, a family friend said. In 1954, he was part of a series of lawsuits against racially segregated public schools that became the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which changed America's society and touched off a wrenching period for the nation.

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