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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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Police Identify Suspect in School Shooting

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The gunman who took six girls hostage Wednesday at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colo. “terrorized our community,” Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said Thursday. Wegener identified the gunman as Duane Morrison, 54.

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7-Eleven Drops Citgo

Posted: 09/28/2006 - After more than 20 years, Seven-Eleven dropped Venezuela-owned Citgo as its gasoline supplier. That comes as part of a previously announced plan by the convenience store operator to launch its own brand of fuel. Seven-Eleven officials say the decision was partly motivated by politics.

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Young Football Player Dies after Collapsing at Practice

Posted: 09/28/2006 - Galena Park school officials say a 12-year-old football player collapsed and died after a light training session with his school team. The seventh grader was the third football player in the Houston area to die in ten days.

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Sam Houston State University's Million Dollar Investment

Posted: 09/27/2006 - One million dollars are being allocated to a Navy research project being conducted at Sam Houston State University. The university's Intelligent Systems Consortium is a partnership with the United States Navy to conduct experiments to discover and develop cost effective techniques in building naval ships.

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Friedman Brings Ventura to A&M

Updated: 09/28/2006 - It's a four horse race for governor, and a longshot is closing fast. Author Kinky Friedman brought Jesse Ventura to Texas A&M Wednesday to encourage young voters. As the candidates come down the stretch, a first time racer is pushing to cross the line first.

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Another Woman Accuses Ex-Cadet of Assault

Updated: 09/27/2006 - A second woman has accused a former member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets of sexual assault. This comes on the second day of Elton Yarbrough's trial. Yarbrough is accused of attacking a fellow student while she was passed out from drinking.

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New Vehicle Tax To Go Into Effect

Updated: 09/28/2006 - Texas law is changing how to calculate the motor vehicle tax on private party purchases. Currently in the state, tax on vehicles purchased from an individual is calculated based on the actual sales price provided at the time of the title transfer.

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Escaped Montgomery County Inmate Captured

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The search is over for a Montgomery County inmate authorities say escaped custody early Wednesday morning. Adam Williams escaped from the Conroe Regional Hospital, where he had been since last Thursday.

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Former A&M Cadet on Trial for Rape

Posted: 09/27/2006 - The trial of a former Texas A&M cadet accused of raping a fellow student in November 2004 got underway Tuesday. According to police reports, the woman said Elton Yarbrough, 23, attacked her while she was passed out from drinking.

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Holiday Hiring Outlook Not Good

Posted: 09/27/2006 - People looking to pick up a little part-time work in the retail trades this holiday shopping season may be disappointed. One group says that because retailers may be expecting smaller sales gains than a year ago, they're likely to add the fewest number of extra workers possible without sacrificing customer service.

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Family Physician Shortage

Posted: 09/27/2006 - A doctors group expects a serious shortfall of family physicians in Texas and at least four other states by 2020. Population growth and rising numbers of elderly people in Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Idaho will make the need in those states most critical.

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Bus Driver Says No Time for Rest

Posted: 09/27/2006 - The driver of a bus that burst into flames and killed 23 nursing home residents fleeing Hurricane Rita is expected to testify Wednesday at the bus owner's trial. Pharr-based Global Limo and its owner, 67-year-old James Maples of McAllen, face a three-count federal indictment. It alleges conspiracy to falsify time records and failure to maintain inspection records.

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Terrell Owens Denies Suicide Attempt

Updated: 09/27/2006 - Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens says quote "there was no suicide attempt." He explained Wednesday afternoon that he mixed painkillers with supplements and became groggy.

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Fastow Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Posted: 09/27/2006 - During his sentencing, Andrew Fastow was far from the confident man who devised schemes to hide Enron's precarious finances and enrich himself. Instead, the former chief financial officer was remorseful. Through tears, Fastow said Tuesday he was ashamed of the harm he had caused.

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Local Law Enforcers Discuss Tourism Security

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Bryan Police joined fellow area law enforcers in one of a series of meetings on tourism security. Rabbi Peter Tarlow, an expert in travel and tourism, has been meeting officials from Bryan and College Station PD's and the Brazos County Sheriff's office.

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Homeland Security Money to Fund A&M Program

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Twenty-two million dollars is on the way to a Texas A&M System program for training state authorities. The US Homeland Security Appropriations Bill includes those funds for the system's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center.

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Bryan Council Makes Justice Center Cutbacks

Posted: 09/26/2006 - The Bryan city council made some choices to cut back on the cost of their justice center. It was just last month that the council voted to approve the low bid on the project, which came in well over budget.

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Big Game Means Big Bucks for Sam Houston

Updated: 09/26/2006 - The Sam Houston State football team will have their hands full this weekend when they take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin. While the outcome of the game isn't certain, one thing is: SHSU will make more than a quarter of a million dollars to play the game.

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Looks Matter

Updated: 09/26/2006 - Moms reassure their kids during their awkward teenage years by telling them looks don't matter. A number of people would more than likely agree, but research says good looks can offer advantages.

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Times Spotlights Twin Cities

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Bryan/College Station was recently mentioned in the New York Times for its unique charm. The article featured the top things to do in the twin cities in 36 hours or less.

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