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Blue Angels Pilot Dies in Air Show Crash

Updated: 04/21/2007 - A Blue Angels pilot died after his jet went down Saturday afternoon during an air show at the Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station in South Carolina. The precision performing planes were in the final minutes of their performance when the aircraft dropped down below the trees and crashed.

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NASA Shooting Suspect Allegedly Received Poor Job Review

Updated: 04/21/2007 - Houston police say the man who shot and killed a fellow employee Friday at the Johnson Space Center before killing himself got a poor job review and feared being fired. An email citing his job deficiencies was found in his lunch bag.

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Celebrating Our Planet

Updated: 04/21/2007 - In celebration of Earth Day, the twin cities are urging residents to live greener. For the 12th year in a row Bryan and College Station hosted Planet Earth Celebrations.

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Olympic Games Held

Updated: 04/21/2007 - Nothing but cheers filled the track stadium at A&M Consolidated. Family, friends, teachers, and volunteers lined the sidelines to support over 400 athletes.

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Wounded Warriors Welcomed at Aggie Baseball Game

Updated: 04/21/2007 - Bryan/College Station rolls out the red carpet for some very special visitors. Ten wounded veterans joined dozens of their fellow comrades-in-arms at Friday's Texas A&M-Oklahoma State baseball game.

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Giuliani Praises Bush 41, War Effort in Aggieland Speech

Updated: 04/21/2007 - He was the man at the forefront of the September 11 disaster, widely recognized for his courage under fire. Now, Rudolph Giuliani is banking on his battle-tested will to get him to the White House.

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Saint Michael's Academy Honors VA Tech Victims

Updated: 04/21/2007 - Saint Michael's Academy held its own memorial Friday to honor those who lost their lives in the Virginia Tech massacre. Students and faculty gathered at the flag pole to hold a brief ceremony.

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Texas Legislature Considering Replacing The TAKS

Updated: 04/21/2007 - After years of frustration regarding the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, it appears that changes are underway in Austin. On Thursday, the Texas Senate passed Bill 1031, that will require school districts to give only high school students a course-ending test at the end of each year instead of taking the TAKS.

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Standoff at NASA Ends in Murder-Suicide

Updated: 04/20/2007 - A NASA contract worker armed with a handgun killed a hostage and then himself Friday after a nearly four-hour standoff in an office building at Johnson Space Center.

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CS Man Accused in Hammer Attack Indicted

Updated: 04/20/2007 - A College Station man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend with a hammer was indicted Thursday by a Brazos County grand jury. Labrandon Searcy, 22, is charged with burglary of a habitation and aggravated assault in retaliation, both first-degree felonies.

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More Debate on Bible Classes

Posted: 04/20/2007 - The House Public Education Committee toned down a bill that would have required Texas public schools to offer classes teaching the Bible as a textbook. The committee passed a bill yesterday saying Bible classes should be optional.

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No More TAKS for High Schoolers?

Posted: 04/20/2007 - Texas' standardized test would be history for high schoolers under a bill the Texas Senate has unanimously approved. The legislation would replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills with annual exams in four core subjects, English language arts, math, science and social studies. The end-of-course exams would be given to students in grades nine to eleven.

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OPAS' 35th Season Schedule Unveiled

Updated: 04/19/2007 - It's another exciting season of the arts on tap for MSC OPAS. In a half-hour special that aired Thursday evening on News 3, the new schedule for the 35th season was announced.

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Bryan Beams Over Signature Piece of Justice Center

Updated: 04/20/2007 - In a very literal sense, the signature piece of the frame of the new justice center in Bryan was put in place on Thursday. Construction crews welded a large beam within the frame of the new center.

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Eyeing Danger Signs Could Prevent Nightmare Scenarios

Updated: 04/20/2007 - Evidence shows Cho Seung-Hiu displayed signs of poor mental health prior to Monday's massacre, signs that should easily be spotted. Psychiatrist Christopher Colenda is the dean of medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center. He said alterations in characteristic norms can signal trouble.

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Local Hospitals: Staff Ready in Times of Mass Trauma

Updated: 04/20/2007 - In the wake of Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech, hospitals in that area were flooded with patients during a short amount of time. In the Brazos Valley, both the College Station Medical Center and St. Joseph Regional Health Center have emergency disaster plans in place, if a similar event were to occur.

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Former First Lady Celebrates with Junior League

Updated: 04/19/2007 - The Junior League of Bryan/College Station had more than one reason to celebrate Thursday afternoon. For starters, the league celebrated its 25th anniversary

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Ex-Youth Director Convicted of Sex with Teen

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Deliberations resume today in Fort Worth for an ex-church youth director convicted of having a sexual relationship with a minor girl. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Wamsley was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault of a child under 17, six counts of indecency with a child and one charge of an improper relationship between an educator and a student.

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Texas Senate OK's Homeland Security Bill

Posted: 04/19/2007 - The Texas Senate has approved a broad homeland security bill that expands wiretapping authorities to include cell phones. The wiretapping approval also would include investigations involving kidnapping, human trafficking and money laundering.

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A&M Studies Campus Security in Massacre's Wake

Updated: 04/20/2007 - Texas A&M is taking a proactive approach to campus security. Interim President Ed Davis announced the formation of a new Task Force on Campus Emergencies.

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