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Feds Hope to Amend Law to Preserve Lay Conviction

Posted: 09/07/2006 - The Justice Department hopes Congress will pass legislation to prevent the criminal record of late Enron founder Kenneth Lay from being wiped clean. Prosecutors in Houston Wednesday asked a judge to hold off on ruling on a request by lawyers for Lay's estate to erase his convictions and dismiss the indictment.

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Pool Tests Still Out

Updated: 09/07/2006 - A back-log at a lab in Austin meant test results on a pair of College Station pools did not come back Wednesday as expected. Officials now hope their pools will get a clean bill of health Thursday.

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Will Bryan Manage to Select Finalist?

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Could a city manager selection be on the horizon in Bryan? That's the question on the minds of many residents, and one that could be answered Thursday.

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Preliminary Plans Unveiled for Bryan Development

Updated: 09/07/2006 - An Indianapolis-based construction firm brought its plans for a big project to Brazos County Commissioners. Wednesday, officials heard that major retail development is in the works for 60 acres in Bryan.

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Students Impact Census Bureau Survey of College Station

Updated: 09/07/2006 - According to the Census Bureau's annual snapshot of America, College Station ranks as having one of the highest poverty ratings for small to mid-size cities in the United States. The ranking is based on questionnaires mailed out in 2005.

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Aggies To Help Improve Trinity River

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Thanks to Governor Rick Perry, and a group of Aggies, the Trinity River Basin will be getting some VIP treatment. Wednesday, Gov. Perry announced more than 500 thousand dollars will be made available to the Environmental Restoration Project for the Trinity River Basin.

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Top Rankings for TAMU

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine has joined five other state universities on a tops list in a business magazine. Hispanic Business magazine named the school in the top ten medical schools for hispanics.

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Bush Acknowledges Secret CIA Prisons

Updated: 09/06/2006 - President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of previously secret CIA prisons around the world and said 14 high-value terrorism suspects — including the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks — have been transferred from the system to Guantanamo Bay for trials.

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Texas AARP Asks the Governor for Help

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Texans are being urged to ask Governor Rick Perry to restore funding to a program designed to help low-income customers pay their electric bills. The Texas wing of a retirement group -- AARP -- has announced the hot line -- 1-888-633-3650.

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Suspect Arrested in Real Estate Agent Slaying

Updated: 09/06/2006 - McKinney police say Wednesday morning they've made an arrest in the July slaying of a real estate agent who was found stabbed to death in a model home. Police arrested 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane late Tuesday night on a charge of capital murder for the death of Sarah Anne Walker.

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Judge Throws Out Terror Charges Against Texas Men

Posted: 09/06/2006 - A judge in Michigan has thrown out conspiracy and money laundering charges against three Dallas-area men originally accused of planning terrorism. Federal Magistrate Charles Binder in Bay City, Michigan, ruled Tuesday there's too little evidence to try the men. They were arrested August eleventh after buying large numbers of prepaid cell phones at a Wal-Mart store in Caro, Michigan.

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NASA Scrubs Shuttle Launch

Updated: 09/06/2006 - Another delay for space shuttle Atlantis. NASA has called off Wednesday's planned lunchtime launch because of a fuel cell problem.

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Local Junior League Turns 25

Updated: 09/06/2006 - One local organization got marked a major milestone with a major get together. The Junior League Bryan-College Station held their first general membership meeting of the year at the Brazos Center Tuesday.

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Cleaning, Testing CS Pools a Costly Endeavor

Updated: 09/06/2006 - Test results are due back Wednesday on a pair of College Station pools recently shut down. Officials are hoping their deep cleaning of deep ends will clear the water of a microorganism that's already made a handful of swimmers sick. But what's the cost of the cleaning?

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Fallen Aggies Honored at Silver Taps

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Darkness fell over the Texas A&M campus Tuesday night as Aggies observed one of their most solemn traditions. The first Silver Taps ceremony for the fall semester, honoring recently deceased Texas A&M University students, was held in front of the Academic Building.

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Substitutes Needed in Bryan ISD

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Bryan ISD recently gave a pay raise to their substitutes. Substitute teachers are now paid $55.00 per day and paraprofessionals are paid $44.00 per day.

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CS Fire Station to Open in October

Updated: 09/05/2006 - After a year of delays, an opening date has been set for Fire Station Number Five on Greens Prairie Road in College Station. Last year, the general contractor went bankrupt and since then the building has been vacant. But, now the fire department says the station will open in October.

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CS Teacher Closer to State's Top Honor

Updated: 09/06/2006 - After being chosen the region's top teacher, Maureen Haggerty is now considered one of the state's top six. The South Knoll Elementary teacher has been named a finalist for the TEA's Teacher of the Year award.

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Rather Gives $2 Million to SHSU

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Newsman Dan Rather and his wife, Jean, have given Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tex. the largest single monetary gift in the university's history.

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Hundreds March for Immigration Reform

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Hundreds of people continue their push for immigration reform. More than 700 people marched through downtown Houston Monday to a rally in front of City Hall. About 500 braved the rain in downtown Dallas Monday to march from the Roman Catholic Cathedral de Guadalupe to a rally at City Hall.

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Two CS Pools to Stay Closed

Posted: 09/05/2006 - A pair of College Station city pools will likely be closed through this coming weekend, according to College Station city officials. On Thursday, both Adamson Lagoon and the Thomas Park pools tested positive for cryptosporidium, a microorganism that causes intestinal problems.

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Veteran Dies After Robbery Attack

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Police say a Vietnam War veteran died in Houston after being beaten during a brutal robbery and thrown in a creek. Authorities say 57-year-old Barney Goodman was beaten and left for dead by robbers who wanted his 18-hundred dollar monthly veteran's disability payment.

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Rain, Flooding, Deja Vu for El Paso

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Remnants of Hurricane John have dumped more heavy rain on waterlogged El Paso but also brought some welcome relief to many parched portions of Texas. The wet conditions mired a Continental Airlines jet in mud after it veered off the taxiway at El Paso International Airport Monday. No one was injured.

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New Sub Arrives in Galveston for Commissioning

Posted: 09/05/2006 - The Navy's newest submarine has arrived in Galveston for a commissioning ceremony this weekend. The Texas docked Monday in preparation for Saturday's scheduled commissioning by first lady Laura Bush. That's when the vessel will officially earn a "USS" designator.

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