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New Emissions Testing Device

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Researches at the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M are figuring out ways to make the air we breathe cleaner. They're using a new device to measure emissions.

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New CPR Guidelines

Posted: 05/09/2006 - New CPR guidelines were announced by the American Heart Association at the end of last year. Now those guidelines are being taught.

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Postal Service Wants to Raise Stamp Price

Posted: 05/09/2006 - The postal service is considering raising the price of stamps for the second time this year. Currently, the cost sits at 39 cents. If approved, it’ll cost 42 cents for a first class stamp.

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Local Delegates Meet With Cornyn

Posted: 05/09/2006 - The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce delegation pounded the pavement Tuesday in its quest to promote issues affecting the Brazos Valley.

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Health Care Issues

Posted: 05/09/2006 - The Senate is set to consider a bill that could do away with health insurance coverage of mammograms and annual physicals for children. The bill makes it easier for businesses to band together to offer their workers scaled-back health insurance.

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Hate Crime Registry

Posted: 05/09/2006 - A Houston lawmaker says he will press for legislation requiring hate crime offenders to register with local authorities. Democratic state Senator Rodney Ellis says the proposal is a response to the brutal assault of a 17-year-old Hispanic boy at a party last month at a suburban Houston home.

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Enron Testimony Ends

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling are closer to learning whether their futures lie in prison or liberty. Their futures will be in the hands of a Houston jury by the middle of next week. Enron was the nation's seventh-largest company before it spiraled into bankruptcy in December 2001 amid intense scrutiny of its accounting practices.

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A&M Hero Kimbrough Dies at 87

Updated: 05/09/2006 - Texas A&M football hero, movie star and former state lawmaker John Kimbrough has died in his West Texas hometown of Haskell at age 87. His widow says the funeral will most likely take place Friday or Saturday in Haskell.

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B/CS Chamber Delegation Arrives in DC

Updated: 05/09/2006 - While dark skies loomed over the nation's capital Monday, the clouds parted long enough for local leaders to make their presence known. More than 20 community representatives will hit the halls of the Capitol this week to promote the interests of Bryan/College Station.

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Driven Aggie Overcomes to Earn Degree

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Finals are just now wrapping up at Texas A&M, which means many students are close to graduating. Susan Holle will soon receive her diploma, and her dedication is certainly an inspiration.

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Queen Walker Trial Underway

Updated: 05/09/2006 - The job of the Brazos County District Attorney's Office is to prosecute the accused. But, now the accused is someone who used to be one of them. Queen Walker is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the District Attorney's office. She maintains her innocence.

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Noland Trial Continues

Posted: 05/08/2006 - It will be days before Brent Noland, the man accused of the fatal stabbing at the Renaissance Festival, hears his fate.

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Man Trying to Kill Himself Kills Girlfriend

Updated: 05/08/2006 - A Montgomery County man is in custody, charged in the death of his girlfriend after attempting to kill himself. Billy Jack Hough of Richards is in custody after a Saturday night car crash left Caitlin Killen dead.

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12th Man Dispute Ends with Agreement

Updated: 10/28/2006 - It was the talk of Central Texas and the northwest back in January: the Seattle Seahawks vs. Texas A&M. Monday, that off-field battle over the 12th Man trademark came to an end with an agreement between the two sides.

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No Tornado Sirens in the Twin Cities

Updated: 05/09/2006 - If a tornado were to sweep through Bryan or College Station, you might hear its roar. But you wouldn't hear sirens of an early warning system, because neither city has tornado sirens.

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Enron Trial Winding Down

Posted: 05/08/2006 - The marathon fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron officials Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling is nearing an end, with the judge anxious to put it in the jury's hands. The judge says he's confident both sides can wrap up testimony by Thursday.

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Nominee for CIA Chief Hayden Faces a Fight

Posted: 05/08/2006 - President Bush's nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden as CIA chief ignited a confirmation fight Monday over the intelligence veteran's ties to the controversial eavesdropping program and his ability to be independent from the military establishment.

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Students Weigh in on Cheating

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Texas high school juniors say there's something puzzling about how they take the two-day Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. And, they say it's an invitation to cheat.

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Texas Midshipman in Trouble

Posted: 05/08/2006 - A Texas midshipman at the Naval Academy in Maryland faces a special court-martial in July on accusations of indecent assault. Kenny Ray Morrison of Kingwood is accused of sexually pressuring a drunken female midshipman in February.

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Ahmadinejad Writes to Bush

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Iran's president has sent President Bush a letter proposing "new solutions" for getting out of "international problems and the current fragile situation of the world." The letter is the first in 27 years that an Iranian president has sent to a US president.

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Central Texas Storm Damage

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Crews across Central Texas are working to clean up storm damaged areas. Waco crews are cleaning up after a tornado, and crews in Austin are working to restore power to parts of the city.

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Bush Says He's Watching Iran

Posted: 05/07/2006 - WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush says he's paying close attention to threats made against Israel by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Bush tells the German newspaper Bild, "We need to take it seriously, and when he says he wants to destroy Israel, the world needs to take that very seriously."

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Texas City Refinery May be Nation's Dirtiest

Posted: 05/07/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says the Texas City refinery where 15 people died in an explosion last year is also the nation's worst polluting plant. The plant is operated by energy giant BP.

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Enron Trial Expected to Conclude This Week

Posted: 05/07/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - The marathon fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron officials Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling is nearing an end, with the judge anxious to put it in the jury's hands. The judge says he's confident both sides can wrap up testimony by Thursday.

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Weather Service Confirms F-2 Tornado Hit Waco

Updated: 05/08/2006 - Meteorologists have determined it was a tornado that hit Waco Saturday morning. The National Weather Service confirms it was an F-2 tornado. An F-2 is the third weakest measurement on the Fujita scale, which measures tornadic strength on a scale of 0 to 5.

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