Cooper ISD
9:47 am
Wed October 19, 2011

CISD announces Hohenberger as lone finalist

COOPER - Following executive session Monday, trustees voted to make Denicia  Hohenberger the lone finalist for the position. She has been serving as interim superintendent since the resignation of Jason Marshall in July.

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Sexual assault
9:23 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Two arrested in separate sexual assault cases

29-year-old Antonio Barren Mares of Winnsboro was jailed in Hopkins County, as was 59-year-old Arthur John Ormanian, of Sulphur Springs.

Mares' arrest was the result of a joint investigation by Hopkins and Camp County detectives. The victim was allegedly assaulted in 2008 in Camp County and again in August in Hopkins County.

As for Ormanian, he was arrested last week at his home on felony drug charges. He's since been charged with sexual assault.  Ormanian was jailed on $50,000 bond.

 

The Salt
8:55 am
Wed October 19, 2011

PETA's New Campaign Gives Veggie Lifestyle An 'XXX' Factor

Is asparagus sexy? PETA thinks so

iStockphoto.com

Let's face it, vegetables are the goody-two-shoes of the food world. We eat them because we know they're good for us. They're like station wagons, treadmills, and sensible shoes. They are practical and healthy but they're not much fun. And they're definitely not what most of us would call sexy.

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It's All Politics
8:48 am
Wed October 19, 2011

From 9-9-9 To Immigration: Fact-Checking The GOP's Nevada Debate

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 4:38 pm

In an interview for Wednesday's All Things Considered, Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, will talk about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.

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The Two-Way
8:42 am
Wed October 19, 2011

N.Y. Police Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Protesters Is Disciplined

Members of the Occupy Wall Street community protest outside of the Manhattan District Attorney's office to demand the release of their fellow protesters who were arrested on Oct. 18 in New York City.

Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 12:06 pm

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The Two-Way
8:17 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Clashes In Streets Reported As Greeks Protest Austerity Measures

Outside the Greek parliament building today, protesters burned a guard box.

Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images

"Greek riot police have fired tear gas and fought running battles with protesters, amid a 48-hour general strike that has paralyzed the country," the BBC reports.

It adds that: "Tens of thousands are out on the streets of Athens to protest against the government's austerity measures. Some protesters have been hurling smoke bombs and stones at the police."

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National Security
8:14 am
Wed October 19, 2011

In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens

The government is not shy about its success deporting people from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently sent out videos of early-morning raids conducted across the country. Uniformed ICE agents are shown planning to capture suspects, followed by shots of the suspects being handcuffed and put into vehicles.

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The Two-Way
8:01 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Housing Starts Rise; Consumer Prices Go Up Slightly

Two more pieces of data to add to the economic mix:

-- Builders started work on 5.7 percent more housing units in September than in August, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development report. The number of "housing starts," 594,000 at an annual rate, were still down 5 percent from August 2010. But, The Associated Press notes, the pace was the fastest in 17 months — "a hopeful sign for the struggling housing market."

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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Wed October 19, 2011

2011 World Series: A Few Things To Know As Cards, Rangers Get Set

Tuesday: St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols runs during practice for Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers in St. Louis.

Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 9:50 am

"I don't know how to pick this one," NPR's Tom Goldman conceded on Morning Edition today.

But while the outcome may be difficult to predict because both teams can make compelling cases for why they should emerge victorious, Tom said the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers has some very compelling story lines. The Series is set to begin tonight in St. Louis (game time is 8:05 p.m. ET. Fox-TV is the broadcaster.)

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Water
7:27 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Wednesday meeting to address local water needs

DALLAS - The Board of Directors of the Sunrise Municipal Utility District meets in Dallas tonight to discuss plans to build a new dam and reservoir in southwest Hunt County.

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