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Day of Atonement

Updated: 10/02/2006 - From sundown Sunday until sundown Monday the Jewish world observes its holiest day, Yom Kippur. The holiday represents atonement with God, and gives Jews the opportunity to examine their relationships with others and themselves.

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Big 12 Play Pays in Aggieland

Posted: 09/30/2006 - You can ask any Aggie fan and they will tell you that there is nothing like game day. The color maroon blankets the Brazos Valley, and dollars are flowing free as water.

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Argument Leads to CS Stabbing

Posted: 09/30/2006 - College Station authorities are searching for a suspect after an early Saturday morning stabbing. Police responded to the 100 block of Meadowland. The victim told authorities he was approached by a man outside an apartment.

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More Montgomery County West Nile Found

Posted: 09/30/2006 - More cases of West Nile in the Brazos Valley, this time in Montgomery County. For the second time in two weeks, a human case has been reported, this one in the southern portion of the county according to health officials.

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Hempstead Player OK After Exhaustion

Posted: 09/30/2006 - Officials in Hempstead say football player Michael Thompson is out of the hospital after his collapse during Friday night's game. As we told you during Friday Football Fever, Thompson was on the field when he fell to the turf due to exhaustion.

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Final Chapter of Censored Book Week

Posted: 09/30/2006 - Saturday marked the last day for Banned Books Awareness Week. Half-Priced Books on Texas Avenue invited the public out to hear banned books read aloud.

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Budweiser Hitch Rides Into Town

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A well known American symbol made at stop in the Brazos Valley. On Friday the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales spent the afternoon at Post Oak Mall. Residents had the opportunity to see and have photos taken with the world-famous horses.

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Possible Name Change At Texas A&M

Posted: 09/29/2006 - When people hear Texas A&M, most instantly think about agriculture and a number of faculty members fear that is exactly what potential students think. And they say that mindset is making a need to get the word out that the university is a whole lot more.

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Former Cadet Sentenced to 18 Years

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A former Texas A&M Corps of Cadet convicted of sexual assault was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. The same jury found Elton Yarbrough guilty Thursday of raping a fellow Texas A&M student in 2004.

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Local Media Receive Task Force Training

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Members of the local media were given an all-day crash course of training with Texas Task Force 1 Thursday. In the future, the rescue team hopes to embed the media as they deploy on these live-saving missions.

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BISD Breaks Ground on Davila MS

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Bryan ISD made a ceremonial start Friday to the construction of its fourth middle school. School officials broke ground on Davila Middle School at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Earl Rudder Freeway.

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Second CS Assistant City Manager Named

Posted: 09/29/2006 - College Station has filled its second assistant city manager opening. Kathy Merrill will fill the spot. Merrill is currently the assistant city manager in Abilene, a job she's held since 2002. She has spent the last 12 years on Abilene's staff.

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Anna Nicole Satisfied with Report on Son's Death

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith says that the reality TV star hopes that others will learn from her son's death. The Bahamian attorney for Smith -- Wayne Munroe -- says that Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows he didn't commit suicide.

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Mexico Warns Against Border Fence

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Mexican officials say a US proposal to build miles of border fence will damage relations between the two countries. The Foreign Relations Department says it is "deeply worried" about the proposal, adding it will "increase tension in border communities."

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Dallas ISD Makes a Deal for Bilingual Teachers

Posted: 09/29/2006 - The superintendent of Dallas schools says an agreement between the district and Mexico will enable Dallas to hire 40 bilingual teachers from Mexico. The arrangement calls for the teachers to come next year on three-year work visas.

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Bastrop Teen Reportedly Commits Suicide by Train

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Police say two runaway teenagers that were killed by a train as they lay on the tracks in East Texas committed suicide. Seventeen-year-old Chris Hill of Dallas and 15-year-old Harry Tyrone Rutledge of Bastrop were killed last week by a train traveling about 30 miles per hour through Hawkins.

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Tax Rate Approved in CS

Posted: 09/28/2006 - Just like their neighbors to the north, College Station has decided to stick with their current tax rate. In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the city council decided to keep the rate at 43.94 cents for this coming year.

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Bryan House Fire

Updated: 09/29/2006 - Firefighters are in investing a house fire that heavily damaged a Bryan home. Thursday morning five fire units from Bryan and one from College Station were dispatched to the fire on the 2900 block of Hillside.

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Safety Priorities At A&M Consolidated

Posted: 09/28/2006 - School shootings like the one in Colorado are a harsh reminder of what can happen any day, at any school, in any city in America. A&M Consolidated High School principal Ron Fox hopes no acts of violence happen here and says, "As the principal I think first and foremost the responsibility of the school is to create a safe environment."

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MySpace Voter-Registration Drive

Posted: 09/28/2006 - MySpace.com is launching a voter-registration drive to encourage today's youth to get out and vote.The nonpartisan group 'Declare Yourself' has teamed up with MySpace to connect its users with easy access to voter registration applications.

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Full Steam Ahead For Train Auction

Posted: 09/28/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is getting ready for its Locomotives Parade grande finale. The Library has become a temporary home to these tiny trains in anticipation of Friday night's big event.

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Former Cadet Guilty of Sexual Assault

Updated: 09/28/2006 - It took jurors just two hours to find a former Corps member guilty Thursday of raping a Texas A&M foreign exchange student in 2004. Elton Yarbrough attacked the girl and sexually assaulted her when she was passed out from drinking.

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Accidents Force Changes on Highway 6

Updated: 09/28/2006 - Major changes are on the way to Highway 6 in south Brazos County. Among other new rules, local leaders determined the speed limit should be lowered from 70 to 55 miles per hour in the portion of the highway between FM 159 and the Navasota River.

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Bryan Aquatic Center Closes for Repairs

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The Bryan Aquatic Center has closed to allow repair of equipment damaged as a result of a broken water line. Parks & Recreation staff reports that a four-inch line near the pool on Oak Ridge Drive ruptured around 7 p.m. Wednesday, but Water Services crews that worked around the clock had the line repaired by 6 a.m. Thursday.

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FAA Considers Raising Pilot Retirement Age

Posted: 09/28/2006 - The government is thinking of raising the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 60 to 65. The FAA says it's considering the change because a United Nations governing board will lift the international standard to 65 in November.

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