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New Year's Eve, Roman Style

Updated: 12/31/2006 - On Sunday night, Messina Hof Winery and Resort had an entrance way that lead to ancient Rome. That was the theme for the winery's annual New Year's Eve Party.

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Ford's Body, Services Move to Capitol

Updated: 12/31/2006 - It was a departure from tradition -- one that honored Gerald Ford's years of service in the House. After his casket was carried into the US Capitol building, pallbearers placed it outside the House chamber before it was taken to the rotunda to lie in state.

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Complete Video of Saddam's Hanging Emerges

Updated: 12/31/2006 - You can see video of just about everything on the Internet -- and that includes Saddam Hussein's execution. Video apparently taken with a cell phone has emerged, clearly showing Saddam falling to his death and briefly swinging on a rope, with his neck grotesquely bent.

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Milestone Birthday Celebration

Posted: 12/30/2006 - Visitors and residents of the Waldenbrooke Estates had reason to celebrate early on Saturday. Long time resident Mora Boone celebrated her 105th birthday.

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The Aftermath of the Storm

Updated: 12/31/2006 - The day after a severe storm system hit the Brazos valley, the aftermath of the storm remained. Local businesses such as Studio One Photography tried to dry off Saturday morning as crews worked to air out and clean up the mess that the storm left behind.

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Homes, Farms, Roads Damaged in Madison County

Updated: 12/31/2006 - In Madison and Leon counties, the storm damage was just as severe, if not moreso. Authorities say a tornado damaged an area along OSR between F.M. 39 in Normangee and I-45. One eyewitness says the storm bypassed his property, but struck his neighbor's chicken farm.

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Day of Mourning Means Day Off for A&M Employees

Posted: 12/30/2006 - The death of former President Ford is having another impact locally. All Texas A&M System offices, including Texas A&M University will be closed on Tuesday, January 2. The closure is in accordance with Governor Perry's order that all state offices be closed in recognition of a day of mourning for the former president.

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Limestone Tornado Victim Identified

Updated: 12/31/2006 - Recovery efforts continued Saturday in Limestone County, where authorities have released the name of the one fatal victim from Friday's tornadoes. Ryan Douglas Roper, 51, died Friday in a home for military veterans. He was killed by flying debris.

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The World Reacts to Saddam's Death

Updated: 12/30/2006 - Predictably, reaction by some Iraqis to Saddam Hussein's execution is breaking along sectarian lines. There are reports that a delegation has retrieved Saddam body from Baghdad and is taking it to Tikrit. PLUS: Video of Saddam's Final Moments

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Bush Family Takes Cover During Texas Storms

Posted: 12/29/2006 - President Bush and first lady Laura Bush were moved to an armored vehicle on their ranch Friday when a tornado warning was issued in Central Texas, the White House said.

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Residents React in Aftermath of Storms

Updated: 12/29/2006 - By late Friday afternoon, severe weather left its mark in the local area. Doux Chene Apartment residents had to run for cover. When night fell, College Station utility crews were working trying to restore power to part of the complex.

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Tornado Cuts Deadly Path Through Limestone County

Updated: 12/29/2006 - A tornado that formed near Thornton cut a 10-mile path Friday afternoon through Limestone County, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others.

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Saddam Hussein Hanged

Updated: 12/30/2006 - He led Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century -- but was forced from power and sent into hiding in his second military confrontation with the United States. Early Saturday, Saddam Hussein was executed. Also, President Bush's reaction.

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Storms Rock Madison County

Updated: 12/29/2006 - High winds, hard rain and several reported twisters spread damage and destruction across parts of Madison County Friday. County Judge Cecil Neely said at least two residents were injured, but neither seriously.

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Severe Weather Hits College Station

Updated: 01/26/2012 - December 29, 2006 Broken windows, damaged buildings and downed fences were left behind after tornado like winds ripped through College Station.

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Firework Safety

Posted: 12/29/2006 - With New Years Eve fast approaching, safety officials are warning consumers that using fireworks can be dangerous. Since there is no burn ban in Brazos County, fireworks enthusiasts are stocking up for a sparkling celebration. But with the excitement comes a danger many don't take seriously.

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Sheehan Arrested Outside Bush's Ranch

Posted: 12/29/2006 - Authorities say peace activist Cindy Sheehan and four other protesters were arrested Thursday for blocking a road near President Bush's ranch. Their protest briefly delaying state troopers who were to serve in escort motorcades for government officials meeting with Bush. An eyewitness says Sheehan and the others lay or sat in the road about two minutes and didn't heed requests to move.

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Looking to the Eyes to Find Missing Children

Posted: 12/29/2006 - Galveston County is joining a national project to keep track of children by recording unique characteristics of their irises. Biometric Intelligence and Identification is working to build a national database of children's eye scans and identification info. The project is working with other missing peoples organizations.

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One Dies in I-45 Accident

Posted: 12/29/2006 - An 18-wheeler accident in Walker County backed up traffic for hours. Another 18-wheeler accident in that traffic killed one person.

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Bears Maul Ags In Holiday Bowl

Updated: 12/29/2006 - Marshawn Lynch ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and the 20th-ranked California Golden Bears rode a strong defense in beating number-21 Texas A&M 45-to-10 in the Holiday Bowl.

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Burnt Cow Patties New Source Of Energy

Updated: 12/28/2006 - Most people already know that cow manure makes a great fertilizer for lawns and crops. Now it's being used to produce energy.

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Bush Library Mourns the Loss of President Ford

Updated: 12/28/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is honoring the life of former President Gerald Ford. In memory of Ford a memorial has been set up in the museum rotunda. The public is invited to write their condolences on a large scroll, that will be sent to the Ford family.

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Blue Bell Celebrates 100 Years

Updated: 12/28/2006 - The so-called official ice cream of Texas is celebrating its 100th year of creating smiles. In 2007 Blue Bell Creameries hits the century mark, and in celebration of the milestone the company is taking a road trip. The Blue Bell "rolling birthday party" caravan, will be making stops in 66 cities throughout 16 states where Blue Bell is sold.

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NASA Hopes to Reverse Youth Apathy

Posted: 12/28/2006 - NASA's image-makers are taking a hard look at how to win over media-saturated teens and 20-somethings growing up on YouTube and Google and largely indifferent to manned space flight. Recent surveys show young Americans have high levels of apathy about NASA's new vision of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2017 and eventually on to Mars.

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FDA Poised to Approve Food from Cloned Animals

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration plans to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. The agency already has indicated it would approve cloned livestock.

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