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Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Is the housing boom going bust because of increased interest rates? This may be the case. One in five homeowners with a high-interest adjustable rate mortgage was at least 30 days late with payment at the end of last year and after 90 days foreclosure is in sight.

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Group Ranks Texas Fourth in 'Pork-Barrel' Projects

Updated: 04/06/2006 - The Texas congressional delegation brought home the fourth-largest amount of federal funding for special projects last year. That's according to a spending watchdog group called Citizens Against Government Waste.

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DPS Training Changes

Posted: 04/06/2006 - The Texas Department of Public Safety says it will no longer train officers with a fighting drill that resulted in a recruit's death last year. DPS suspended use of the drill after the May death of Jimmy Ray Carty Junior. He died of head trauma after being hit in the head several times during a full-contact fighting exercise.

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Bird Flu and Cooking

Posted: 04/06/2006 - With the fear of bird flu spreading, the government is hoping to calm some fears with the news that cooking poultry at 165 degrees will kill viruses, including bird flu. There have been no recorded cases of bird flu in the United States.

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Jobless Claims Remain Down

Posted: 04/06/2006 - The job market appears to be looking up. The government says the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits has dropped for a third straight week.

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Immigration

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Legislation offering legal status and the hope of eventual citizenship comes up for a test vote in the Senate today. Democrats need 60 votes to advance the measure but seem unlikely to get them. Some of their Republican allies are backing a GOP alternative instead. That plan could also come up for a vote today.

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Hurricane Preps

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Hurricane season officially begins June first, but this year is not expected to be as active as last year. NOAH is predicting 17 named storms, which is greater than last year's prediction.

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Parking Lot Fire Damages Five Vehicles

Updated: 04/06/2006 - An early evening fire Wednesday had Wal-Mart patrons scrambling through the parking lot. Unfortunately for a few drivers, they didn't have a ride home after their shopping outing.

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Granberry, Matzke Meet in News 3 Forum

Updated: 04/06/2006 - The two candidates for Brazos County Court at Law Number One met on News 3 this morning to discuss their runoff. In case you missed it, the candidates delved into the seat they're seeking, negative campaigning, and why each is best qualified.

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CS Dedicates Park to A&M Prof

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Out on Holleman Drive West just across Wellborn Road is an area where mostly college students live, and now they'll have 16 acres of park to enjoy named after a prominent Texas A&M professor.

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Illegal Immigration Debate Hits Home

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Immigration has been a hot issue on Capitol Hill. Wednesday, President Bush urged the United States Senate to work hard to find a comprehensive bill. As the Senate debates, the local interest in the immigration issue continues.

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Bird Flu Conference at Texas A&M

Updated: 04/06/2006 - The threat of bird flu has been in the media spotlight for quite a while. Wednesday Texas A&M's Health Science Center Office of Homeland Security hosted a conference on the issue for over 70 national and local health officials.

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Bryan to Discuss City Manager Search

Updated: 04/05/2006 - Bryan's city council will meet Thursday night in closed session to discuss the selection process for a new city manager. It hopes to hire a search firm, create a candidate profile, and a timeline for getting someone hired this month.

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Tax Preparer Errors

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Even the pros can't get it right. Undercover congressional investigators made 19 visits to commercial chain tax preparers and say they found mistakes on virtually every return they checked.

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School Bus Exhaust

Posted: 04/05/2006 - A report being released today says thousands of Texas school buses emit exhaust harmful to children's health. The report by the environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense also calls for the state to pay for replacing or upgrading old buses.

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Hate Crimes at Baylor?

Posted: 04/05/2006 - A Muslim Baylor University student says she was attacked on the Waco campus. Now, the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants the FBI to investigate the attack as a hate crime.

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Skilling to Testify Soon

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Defense attorneys say they plan to call two more witnesses before they call former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling to the witness stand. Skilling is to testify in his own defense at the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of himself and Enron founder Kenneth Lay.

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Couric to Join CBS

Updated: 04/05/2006 - Katie Couric is leaving NBC's "Today" show. On her 15th anniversary on the program, Couric told viewers this morning that she's leaving at the end of May

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Woman At-Large in Brenham Stabbing

Posted: 04/04/2006 - A domestic dispute at the Brenham State School leads to one in the hospital and one on the run. Now, Brenham police have issued an arrest warrant for Florence Jackson Simmons, but she's no where to be found.

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Accident Highlights Busy 29th Street

Updated: 04/05/2006 - It was just last week residents met with city officials to talk about changes to 29th Street around Blinn. With Tuesday's fatal accident fresh in their minds, opinions are still divided on the suggestions made so far.

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Chilifest Record Attendance

Posted: 04/04/2006 - If you thought it seemed like more people were at this year's Chilifest ... You're right. Organizers say about 45,000 people attended. That's almost double last year's number.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Bryan Accident

Updated: 04/05/2006 - It's an intersection that's been debated for the past few weeks. Now, it's the site of a fatal accident. Sidney Moehlman Jr., 35, was killed Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

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Foster Homes Needed for Local Animals

Posted: 04/04/2006 - If the Brazos Animal Shelter were a hotel, the no vacancy sign would be turned on. The shelter is experiencing severe space limitations due to structural problems.

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Robots to the Rescue

Posted: 04/04/2006 - In times of emergencies and disasters, there are often places where humans can't go. In those cases, responders often rely on technology to get things done. They got a little practice Tuesday at Disaster City on the campus of Texas A&M University.

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Way Finding Sign Design Unveiled

Posted: 04/04/2006 - It's been in the works for about a year and a half, and now the several government way finding sign project is making headway. Tuesday at the Brazos County Commissioners meeting, the Bryan-College Station convention and visitors bureau presented a project update, taking one step closer towards completion.

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