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Disney to Start Selling Downloads to Own

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Internet-savvy Disney fans can now own the movies they download, but there's a hitch. The movies can't be played on a stand-alone DVD player.

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Bastrop Animal Research Center to Expand

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Officials say a major expansion at a Bastrop animal research facility will give participating animals a calm and healthy home. The 31 (M) million dollar project will add laboratories, offices and a naturalized animal habitat to the center operated by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Man Killed While Making Pipe Bomb

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Officers and federal agents are investigating the death of a man in the explosion of a pipe bomb he had made. Fire officials say he'd planned to use the bomb against agents, and that he was assembling it Monday when it went off in his Longview home.

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Houston Crime Lab

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Investigators looking into problems with the Houston Police Department's crime lab have reached an agreement with a state legislative committee that will compel uncooperative witnesses to testify. The deal lets the city use the committee's subpoena power to force former lab employees to testify under oath.

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Son of Astros Coach Missing

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Houston-area police say one of the sons of Houston Astros coach Jose Cruz is considered missing after not being heard from for 12 days. Katy police Captain Gay Dickerson says 34-year-old Jose Javier Cruz hasn't contacted family members since May 19th at his Houston home.

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Armstrong Exonerated of Doping in '99

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Independent Dutch investigators have exonerated Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France. They also blame anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the Austin cycling great.

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CSISD Super Placed on Administrative Leave

Updated: 05/31/2006 - After a marathon meeting, College Station's school board emerged from executive session and unanimously voted to place their superintendent on administrative leave.

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Kid Killed En-Route to See Mom

Updated: 05/31/2006 - An ten year old boy and his Uncle were killed Tuesday just east of Navasota. A trooper on the scene says an 18-wheeler lost control and crashed into a car that had slowed on Highway 105.

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Authorities Search for Mystery Vehicle Connected to Fatal Wreck

Posted: 05/30/2006 - A mystery SUV may hold the key to the cause of double fatality accident in Leon County. The Department of Public Safety is looking for a green Mitsubishi Montero which continued north on Interstate 45 after possibly triggering Monday's wreck.

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TxDOT Underestimates Highway 6 Project

Updated: 05/31/2006 - The Highway 6 widening project will cost nearly three and a half times what was originally estimated. The Texas Department of Transportation admits they underestimated the acquisition cost of the project. As a result, Brazos County owes more than a million dollars more than they budgeted and finding the additional funds won't be an easy task.

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Homicides in Bryan, Up From This Time Last Year

Updated: 05/31/2006 - The number of homicides in Bryan in 2006 so far, far exceeds the number from last year. Compared to this time last year, the number of homicides in the city has doubled.

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Bryan PD Searches for Missing Mother

Posted: 05/30/2006 - A missing mother of two is being searched for by Bryan police after she left her job and two children. Jennifer Austin, 29, was last seen May 22, and left a note for her parents leaving the children to them and asking that they not look for her.

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Jury Finds Muhammad Guilty in Sniper Trial

Posted: 05/30/2006 - A Maryland jury has found John Allen Muhammad guilty of six counts of murder for the October 2002 Washington-area sniper shootings. The announcement Tuesday afternoon followed four weeks of prosecutors, experts and witnesses presenting evidence against Muhammad and Muhammad defending himself with the argument that he had been framed.

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Bush Taps Paulson for Treasury Secretary

Posted: 05/30/2006 - Treasury Secretary John Snow resigned Tuesday and President Bush nominated Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Henry M. Paulson Jr. as his replacement — another chapter in the shake-up to revive Bush's troubled presidency.

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Summer Jobs

Posted: 05/30/2006 - It's not just for i-Pods or a week at the beach. A poll by Junior Achievement finds nearly 36 percent of teens say saving for college is the number-one reason for holding a summer job.

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The Retirement Capitol of Texas?

Posted: 05/30/2006 - The state Agriculture Department is launching a campaign to lure more retirees to make Texas their home. The department is taking applications from Texas towns to earn the title of -- quote -- "certified retirement community."

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CBS Reporter Moved to Hospital in Germany

Posted: 05/30/2006 - A CBS spokeswoman says correspondent Kimberly Dozier has undergone two surgeries since being injured in a car bombing yesterday in Iraq. Doctors have removed shrapnel from her head, but they say the most series injuries are to her lower body.

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Manslaughter Indictment

Posted: 05/30/2006 - The motorist accused of striking and killing a Washington County sheriff's deputy last month has been indicted for manslaughter. Authorities say 31-year-old James Yell of Dime Box was driving the Chevy pickup that hit Deputy Donald Wass on Highway 36 north of Bellville.

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Two Die in Leon County Wreck

Posted: 05/29/2006 - A mysterious green car may be to blame for a two vehicle accident that killed two Monday. And the DPS is asking for the public's help in finding the driver of that car.

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Local Writes Children's Book About Enron

Updated: 05/30/2006 - If you log onto amazon.com or visit a local bookstore, you'll find a few books about the Enron scandal. Soon, you'll be able to find a children's book about it too and the author is from right here in the Brazos Valley.

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New CS Councilmembers Look at Clean Slate

Posted: 05/29/2006 - College Station's city council made many headlines in the past year, many times for the wrong reasons. The city's new councilmembers are hoping to change that, though it might be easier said than done.

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American Legion Remembers

Updated: 05/29/2006 - Memorial Day started as a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, and in 1971 Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.

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Highway 6 Construction

Posted: 05/29/2006 - You may want to allow extra time if traveling Highway 6 this week. Starting Tuesday the northbound lanes of the highway between Greens Prairie to Texas World Speedway will have daily lane closures throughout the week.

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CS School Board Meeting About Superintendent

Updated: 05/29/2006 - The College Station school board is meeting Tuesday in executive session to talk about the performance of superintendent Jimmy Creel and a possible "leave of absence." Notice of the special meeting was posted Friday.

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Send-Off Planned for Couric as She Heads to CBS

Posted: 05/29/2006 - An era comes to an end Wednesday when longtime "Today" show host Katie Couric bids farewell and heads off to rival CBS to anchor the evening news. Couric says she hasn't really thought about how she'll react.

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