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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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Local Leaders Head For DC

Updated: 05/08/2006 - 31 area business leaders will spend the next week in our nations capital lobbing for local interests. The group is leaving with a five major agenda.

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Bryan Man Jailed in Alleged Kidnapping

Updated: 05/07/2006 - A Bryan man remains in Brazos County Jail, accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint. It started Friday afternoon about 4:45 when a caller told Bryan Police a woman was kidnapped at gunpoint from the 2900 block of Minnesota.

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Nucor Worker's Death Ruled Accidental

Posted: 05/06/2006 - Leon County authorities say a Nucor Steel plant employee's death was accidental. They say the 44-year-old electrician was pinned under a stacking machine Friday and died before he could be life-flighted to a hospital.

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Bell, Strayhorn Criticize Perry on Education Issues

Posted: 05/06/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Gubernatorial challengers Chris Bell and Carole Keeton Strayhorn attacked Governor Rick Perry's leadership Saturday and claimed he's turned his back on teachers and public schools. Bell is a Democrat and former U.S. congressman. Strayhorn is the state's comptroller who's running for governor as an independent.

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Five Men Detained After Dallas Flight, Later Released

Posted: 05/06/2006 - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Five men detained after an American Airlines flight landed at Newark Liberty International Airport pose no threat and were released, an FBI spokesman said. Authorities said the men - identified only as four Angolan military personnel and an Israeli - were traveling back to their home countries.

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Shindig Before Service

Posted: 05/06/2006 - The Texas Army National Guard is getting ready to send men and women from all over the Brazos Valley off to basic training. A farewell party was held for the group Saturday in Bryan.

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Powerful Storms Pound Central Texas

Posted: 05/06/2006 - Powerful thunderstorms that produced recorded winds of as high as 87 miles per hour early Saturday morning left a trail of damage behind stretching from Speegleville and Woodway down Highway 84 and Franklin Avenue and into Robinson.

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Bryan -- Changing the Way You Watch City TV

Posted: 05/05/2006 - You'd hardly think of city-run television as must-see-TV. But month-by-month, the city of Bryan is changing that. An inside look at "An Inside Look" proves just that.

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Cox-to-Cebridge Change Begins

Posted: 05/05/2006 - It isn't visible on your TV and computer screens, but the wheels of change are turning over at Cox Media. Friday, Cebridge Communications began the necessary steps to complete their purchase of the Cox Communications provider in Bryan-College Station.

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Worker Killed at Jewett Steel Plant

Updated: 05/06/2006 - Leon County authorities are investigating the death of a worker at Nucor Steel in Jewett. It happened Friday morning. Authorities were on site that morning investigating the accident.

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Council Votes No for Brenham Landfill

Posted: 05/05/2006 - After over two decades of debate, a decision has finally been made about a proposed landfill for Brenham. In a 6 to 1 decision, the city council voted down the dump deal by agreeing to sell the proposed site near Highway 290 without a landfill permit.

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Snakes in the Brazos Valley

Posted: 05/05/2006 - Sunny skies and booming development aren't anything to gripe about. But believe it or not, there may be a reptilian repercussion to both.

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Do Diet Soft Drinks Make You Fat?

Updated: 01/10/2007 - It's an idea that has caught the diet drink consumer by storm. The idea that diet soft drinks make you fat. But is it only a myth?

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Child Safety Seat Check-Up

Posted: 05/05/2006 - The College Station Medical Center is keeping kids safe, through the State Farm Car Seat Check-up. Saturday marks the second year safety seat technicians have checked the car seats for free.

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Mexican Consulate Offering Consular Cards in Bryan

Posted: 05/05/2006 - A mobile unit from the Mexican Consulate's office in Houston is making a stop in Bryan. Saturday, Mexican immigrants can apply for matricula consular identification cards and passports. The unit will take applications from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Santa Teresa Catholic Church at 1212 Lucky St., in Bryan.

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Enron Case Heading to the Finish Line

Posted: 05/05/2006 - The end could be in sight for jurors at the Enron trial. The defense teams aim to rest their case Monday or Tuesday, followed by what prosecutors said would be up to ten rebuttal witnesses.

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