Notable Texan
9:49 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Producer Judd Payne to deliver PHS graduation keynote address

Judd Payne, keynote speaker scheduled for PHS graduation on June 1st, is head of production at Wind Dancer Films.

PARIS - A Paris native and hollywood producer is set to speak to the Paris High School graduating class tonight at Wildcat Stadium.

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Speed Limit Change
9:45 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Speed limit 75 starting today

Signs are being changed today on many of the Interstates in Texas, making the new limit of 75mph officially in effect.

TxDOT is changing speed limit signs on parts of Interstates throughout Texas today.

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Stocks Drop On Weak Jobs News

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 3:57 pm

Stock prices fell on Wall Street today as investors digested the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.

The damage? The Dow plunged 274 points or 2.2 percent. The Nasdaq fell 80 points or 2.82 percent.

CNN Money reports the Dow had the worst day of 2012, erasing "all its gains for the year."

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Deadly wreck
8:01 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Wreck results in death of Greenville woman

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HUNT COUNTY - A Hunt County woman has died and two Mesquite citizens hospitalized in a head-on collision Thursday night.

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Alice Reese
7:43 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Alice Reese: High marks for Snow White and the Huntsman

Still wondering why the movie has eight dwarfs instead of seven, local movie critic Alice Reese gives her stamp of approval for this weekend's headliner, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.

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The Two-Way
7:41 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.2 Percent In May As Just 69,000 Jobs Added

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 12:31 pm

Horrid. Lousy. Awful.

Those are just three of the words economists are using to describe the news that just 69,000 net jobs were added to public and private payrolls last month — and that the nation's jobless rate edged up to 8.2 percent from April's 8.1 percent.

The news has raised fears that the hoped-for strengthening of the economy may not materialize.

We posted on the news and followed with details from the report and reaction to it. It's now 11:22 am. ET, here's our original post and earlier updates:

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The Two-Way
7:17 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Obama 'Sped Up Wave Of Cyberattacks Against Iran,' Says 'NYT'

This morning's talker:

"From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program," The New York Times reports.

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Paris Junior College
7:13 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Fendley appointed as PJC Board President

PARIS - The Paris Junior College Board of Regents has a new President. Newly elected regent Curtis Fendley was selected to assume the duties of President of the Board.

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Fri June 1, 2012

'Hero' Of Seattle Shootings: 'I Just Threw The Frigging Stool' At Gunman

Left to right: Karen Eides, Tim Torres and David Gordon embrace as they kneel in front of a makeshift memorial outside the cafe in Seattle where a gunman killed four people.
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Lawrence Adams doesn't want to be called a hero, but many in Seattle are saying that's just what he is.

As The Seattle Times reports this morning, police believe Adams saved the lives of at least three people on Wednesday when he picked up a stool at a cafe and threw it at a gunman who killed four people there. Adams' action distracted the gunman, identified as Ian Stawicki, and allowed Adams and some others to escape.

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Around the Nation
6:41 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Rare Double Egg Laid In Abilene, Texas

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 8:04 am