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Older Americans Gain Jobs Fastest

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Newly revealed statistics suggest the most compelling quality a job seeker can possess in today's employment market apparently is to be over the age of 55. An analysis of federal employment data by the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas shows the number of people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and even 80s who are working is at a record high.

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Hutchison Removes Antitrust Wording from Bill

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she has removed language from her Wright Amendment bill that opponents saw as unwarranted antitrust protections. Hutchison said the change gives her a majority in moving forward with the legislation, which would lift restrictions on long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field after eight years.

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Terror Arrest in Houston

Posted: 09/22/2006 - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he tried to build and sell a bomb to an al-Qaida affiliate in Houston. Prosecutors have contended the man was angry with the government over losing custody of his children in 2002 when they were ten and three.

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Astronaut Looking For More Stars

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Apollo 15 Astronaut Colonel Al Worden was on the Texas A&M campus on a mission. His mission was to award the Astronaut's Scholarship to Justin Wilson and to encourage students to go beyond the standard.

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Rodeo Stabbing Victim Identified

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Robertson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a woman stabbed to death on Saturday night. Angel Williams of Brazos County was killed when she was stabbed several times.

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Magnolia Man Arrested After Explosives Found

Posted: 09/21/2006 - A Magnolia resident faces six indictments after allegedly possessing dozens of explosive devices. Eugene Williams surrendered to federal authorities Thursday morning.

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Health Science Center Talks Withdrawn For Now

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A decision on a new home for the A&M Health Science Center won't be made during this set of Regents meetings. The agenda item was withdrawn Thursday after a clerical error.

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One Arrested in Trinity Shooting, Armed Robbery

Updated: 09/21/2006 - There's been a major break in the case of a shooting and carjacking that happened in Trinity. Police said Thursday that four suspects were involved in a September 12 armed robbery.

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Second Teen Wreck Victim Laid to Rest

Updated: 09/21/2006 - A Bryan High graduate killed September 15 on Highway 6 was laid to rest Thursday. Hundreds celebrated the life of Sarah Nichols, 17, during a morning service at Shiloh Baptist Church.

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Spinach Scarce In B/CS

Updated: 09/21/2006 - The nation-wide spinach scare has spinach scarce in the Bryan/College Station area. Even though Texas has had no reported cases of E-coli, many local restaurants have pulled spinach off of their buffets.

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Ousted Prime Minister a Sam Houston Graduate

Updated: 09/21/2006 - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, was ousted in a bloodless Army coup on Tuesday while attending the UN General Assembly in New York. The prime minister had been under pressure to resign since January after opponents accused him of bending government policy to benefit his family business.

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Make Room for Pets

Posted: 09/21/2006 - Congress has called for emergency preparedness plans that include helping individuals and families with pets. It was during Hurricane Katrina that people saw the images of anguished pet owners asked to abandon their animals to gain shelter or be rescued.

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The Search Continues for Missing Inmates

Posted: 09/21/2006 - A four-square-mile perimeter near the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa has been lifted as the search goes on for six escapees. Authorities determined that the inmates gained access to several exit doors after overpowering a guard with a homemade knife and locking him in a room.

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New Proposal Could Keep Political Cash a Secret

Posted: 09/21/2006 - The Texas Ethics Commission is considering a proposal that would permit state officials to accept cash without declaring the amount received. Commission lawyers wrote that politicians could comply with Texas disclosure laws by reporting any gift of money as "currency," "check" or "money order" without listing the amount.

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Lawmakers Moving to Strengthen Border Security

Posted: 09/21/2006 - The pre-election effort by congressional Republicans to show they're serious about cracking down on illegal immigrants is continuing on both sides of the Capitol. The Senate continues to debate a proposal to erect 700 miles of double-layer fencing along the nation's border with Mexico. The House, which has already passed the fencing bill, Thursday focuses on cracking down on smugglers who would bring illegal immigrants into the US.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely

Updated: 09/21/2006 - Space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts glided to a safe landing in darkness early Thursday, ending a mission to the international space station whose smooth success was briefly upstaged by the high drama caused by mysterious floating debris.

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Area Volunteers Free of WTC Illnesses

Updated: 09/20/2006 - Research has shown a number of first responders at Ground Zero have developed long term respitory problems. Several area members of the Texas Task Force 1 were at Ground Zero for days, but so far none of the local volunteers have developed signs of the World Trade Center illness.

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Smoke, Smell Force Small School Evacuation

Updated: 09/20/2006 - Crockett Elementary students had to be evacuated after a minor construction incident. Students in one wing of the building were forced outside after smoke and a bad smell started coming from a construction site on the campus.

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Judge Davis Faces New Charges

Updated: 09/20/2006 - For a second time, Judge Rick Davis will face formal proceedings for alleged wrongdoings. The 272nd District Court judge will face a public trial, with his judicial career on the line.

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Aggie Waiting for Dad's Arrival from Space

Updated: 09/21/2006 - NASA has given the shuttle Atlantis the go-ahead to land Thursday morning after an inspection found no damage from nearby floating debris, and one Texas A&M student certainly has a vested interest.

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Strayhorn Stumps in College Station

Updated: 09/20/2006 - One Tough Grandma said Wednesday that she plans to clean the Governor's Mansion in Austin. Independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn was in College Station to lay out her "Shake Austin Up" plan.

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CS Woman Jailed on Assault Charge

Updated: 09/20/2006 - A College Station woman was arrested Tuesday accused of stabbing her boyfriend, according to College Station police. April Thurman, 27, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Driver Escapes Truck Fire

Updated: 09/20/2006 - A Bedias man was recovering Wednesday after his truck rolled over and caught fire in Kurten. Lawrence Stephen Muse, 58, was driving on Oak Lake Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday, when he lost control of his pickup truck, skid and flipped, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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Gag Order Issued in Sexual Assault Case

Updated: 09/20/2006 - A gag order has been issued in the case of the 13-year-old boy who is accused of committing several sexual assaults in Washington County. On Wednesday, Washington County Judge Matthew Reue put all attorneys involved in the case under a gag order.

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Rita Evacuee Finding Success in the Brazos Valley

Updated: 09/20/2006 - It has almost been a year since Hurricane Rita swept through the gulf coast. As many residents rebuild their lives, one Rita evacuee has found success in the Brazos Valley. A year ago Gordon Abbott had no idea he would be living in College Station, much less owning a successful restaurant.

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