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Workers Dismissed after Praying at Employee's Cubicle

Posted: 12/20/2006 - Two former employees of the University of Texas at Arlington allege they were fired after praying over another staffer's cubicle and anointing it with olive oil. The suit claims a male worker told them about problems he was having with another employee. The two women and the man stayed after work to pray for the employee.

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Surge of Troops Into Iraq Being Discussed

Updated: 12/20/2006 - The White House acknowledges it's considering a temporary "surge" of US troops in Iraq, but denies a split with the Joint Chiefs over the idea. Press Secretary Tony Snow says a short-term boost in troop strength is among a number of ideas President Bush is looking at.

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Employee Assaulted in Restaurant Robbery

Posted: 12/19/2006 - For the second day in a row, a suspect's actions turned a minor crime into a major one. Tuesday's incident took place at the College Station Kettle shortly before 3:30 p.m.

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Aggie Miss USA Reacts to Current Controversy

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Miss USA will keep her crown after all. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump allowed Tara Conner to retain her title despite reports of heavy drinking while being underage. Miss USA 2001, A&M grad and former KBTX reporter Kandace Krueger said Trump made the right choice.

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Presidential Search Committee Postponed

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Naming an interim president to lead Texas A&M University was a quick process. However a small holiday bump in the road, may delay the start of the search for a full time president.

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Real Estate Company Headed Out of Town?

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Equipped with a national reputation and the building resources to match, D.R. Horton entered the Bryan-College Station real estate market earlier this year. But it seems all of that may not be enough for the homebuilder to compete locally.

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Receiving More To Give More

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Instead of giving the Brazos Valley food bank was on the receiving end of a generous gift. The food bank was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Beaumont Foundation of America.

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Suspects Wanted in Home Invasion

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Some Walker County residents got the fright of their lives when three strangers invaded their home over the weekend.Authorities are now trying to track down the trio.

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Flu Vaccines Going Unused

Updated: 12/19/2006 - After two years of flu vaccine shortages, experts say millions of doses might go unused this year. Vaccines were delivered late in some areas, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has people forgetting to get the shot.

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Baby Jesus Takes a Trip

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A statue of the baby Jesus is back where it's supposed to be this Christmas -- in John and Joan Leising's yard in Buffalo, New York. The statue was taken from the Leising's lighted manger last Christmas, and a note said it would be returned in three days. It was returned eight months later, with a photo album.

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Houston-area Rapist Targeting Young Men

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A rapist in the Houston area is preying on young men. Five cases have been reported, but police believe there could be even more victims who may be too ashamed to come forward.

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FEMA to Restart Katrina Housing Program

Posted: 12/19/2006 - FEMA is going to restart a housing program for Hurricane Katrina victims in Texas this week. The agency will also start working on letters to explain to families why their housing assistance was cut off this past summer.

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Possible Link in Bryan Robberies

Posted: 12/18/2006 - A Bryan Police investigation into the recent armed robberies has turned up a possible connection. Police say the 17-year-old arrested Thursday in the robbery of Family Hair Styles is a possible accomplice in one of the October robberies.

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Bryan Residents Report Shooting; Details Sketchy

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Bryan authorities are still trying to iron out conflicting details on a potential shooting at a residence on the north side. It happened just before 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Moss Street just across from Sadie Thomas Park.

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Knife Pulled in Mall Robbery Attempt

Updated: 12/20/2006 - An alleged thief added to his troubles when authorities say he pulled a switch blade. Chad Ball, 20, of Bryan was in Macy's when mall security approached him around 2:15 p.m. believing he had taken some goods.

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Injunction Filed as Crash Investigation Continues

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Representatives for the estate of the College Station woman killed in the plane crash in Maryland a week-and-a-half ago have filed an injunction against seven parties prohibiting them from changing, destroying or transferring any information related to the crash.

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Foundation President Named A&M's Interim Leader

Updated: 12/19/2006 - The tides of change have just swept through Texas A&M. The former President, Robert Gates, has been sworn in as Defense Secretary, and the new interim president-elect has accepted the bid.

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Locals Have Breakfast with Santa

Updated: 12/18/2006 - Some families of the Southgate Village Apartments were treated to a very special breakfast Monday morning. Santa Clause joined the residents for breakfast, and also listened to some last minute Christmas wishes from a group of children.

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Holiday Package Sendoff

Updated: 12/18/2006 - 'Tis the season for long lines and waiting. And with just a week left until Christmas, the post office is no exception.

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Brazos County Courthouse Goes Wireless

Updated: 12/18/2006 - The Brazos County Courthouse has taken a trip down the information highway. A few new features have been added to make it easier to access information inside the building. The entire courthouse now has wireless internet access. Visitors can bring laptops into the courthouse and get free internet access.

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Family Reacts to Climber's Death

Updated: 12/18/2006 - The search continued Monday for two of the missing climbers on Oregon's Mount Hood. Sunday the body of one of the climbers, Kelly James, was found. Search crews had remained optimistic even though rough weather had plagued them for days, but that optimism took quite a blow when crews found James' body.

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Astronauts to Take Fourth Spacewalk

Posted: 12/18/2006 - Discovery's astronauts spent months practicing the first three spacewalks of their mission. But they've put together the fourth walk on the fly. Monday afternoon, American Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang of Sweden will try to get a stubborn, half-retracted solar array to fold up.

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Shopping Family Leaves Infant Behind

Posted: 12/18/2006 - Midland police say a three-month-old baby was left unattended in a shopping cart for about an hour when her parents accidentally left her behind. Police Sergeant Alfredo Grimaldo says shoppers noticed the abandoned baby at a Toys "R" Us store.

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Gates Sworn In as Defense Secretary

Updated: 12/18/2006 - Robert Gates is warning that US failure in Iraq would be a "calamity" that would haunt the US for many years to come. He spoke at his swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon, where President Bush called him the "right man" to face the challenges of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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CS Man Arrested in Hit and Run Accident

Updated: 12/18/2006 - Part of Highway 6 in College Station was closed for several hours Monday morning while police reconstructed a major accident that resulted in one man being arrested. The accident happened just after 6 a.m. at the intersection of Rock Prairie Road and the Highway 6 feeder road.

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