The Two-Way
2:00 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Rumsfeld: Obama Has Embraced Bush's Post Sept. 11 Policies

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
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As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks draws closer, we're pointing to some of the stories being told about that day and the days since.

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Music Interviews
1:31 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Buddy Holly At 75: A Tribute To An Unlikely Star

Listen to Me features tributes from Buddy Holly's generation — Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr — and younger artists such as Zooey Deschanel.
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He was an unlikely star — a rather plain-looking, geeky 20-something in thick-framed glasses. But with hits like "That'll Be the Day," "Rave On" and "Peggy Sue," Buddy Holly became a rockabilly icon. He was a pioneer.

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KETR Local
1:28 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

New local road project to ease traffic congestion


Hunt County – TxDot is planning to perform what is known as Super 2 Construction as part of a major project along U.S. Highway 69 in Hunt County.

The 13.4 million project calls for widening the highway from the current two-lanes with shoulders to two lanes with shoulders and passing lanes.

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KETR Local
1:21 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Local festival to feature tribute to 9/11 victims


Sulphur Springs – The Hopkins County community plans to honor the firefighters who died on 9/11 during their Fall Festival Parade Saturday. The annual event kicks off the Hopkins County Fall Festival, now in its 42nd year.

Sheriff's Posse member Mike Rushin says it'll be a riderless tribute, where a saddle will be draped with the appropriate flag or other fitting memorial. The officer's pistol or saber and his hat would also be on the saddle.

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KETR Local
1:21 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Suspects sought in string of recent robberies


Greenville – The Greenville Police Department is searching for two men in connection to three robberies within the past couple of days.

The suspects were described as white males between the ages of 19 and 25 on each occasion.

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KETR Local
1:18 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Sharp officially takes over as A&M Chancellor


College Station – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has formally named veteran public servant John Sharp as chancellor.

The announcement comes following the state-mandated 21-day waiting period. Sharp was named the sole finalist for the position Aug. 15.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
1:07 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Post-Sept. 11 Saudi Arabia Modernizing, Slowly

Standing amid the rubble, a man calls out to potential survivors after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. Fifteen Saudis were among the hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.
Doug Kanter AFP/Getty Images

Abdulaziz Al Rabah remembers it was a Tuesday. The call to evening prayer was echoing across his hometown of Hafr-al-Batin, Saudi Arabia, and bearded religious police had shooed him and his friends off the neighborhood soccer pitch.

"Have you seen what happened to America?" a wide-eyed friend asked the 13-year-old.

Racing home, Al Rabah joined his mother to watch the satellite television newscasts of America's agony unfolding on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I remember she was sad to see two guys jumping to the ground," he recalled.

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The Two-Way
12:33 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Libya: Another Day On The Gadhafi'a Trail, Brings Another Bout Of Rumors

Another day in the hunt for Libya's deposed leader and another report from the rebels that they have him surrounded.

This time, Anis Sharif, the spokesman for Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the leader of one of the largest rebel militias in the country, told the AP the rebels had positioned themselves around an undisclosed location where they said Moammar Gadhafi was in.

Sharif said a combination of high technology and human intelligence

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Shots - Health Blog
12:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Maine Senator Postpones Potato Nutrition Battle, For Now

Potatoes, especially served like this, are at the center of a school lunch debate.
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It's hard not to think of french fries as a key part of school lunch, glistening like a beacon from the battered plastic tray. But if the folks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have their way, we could see a lot fewer of them.

And that's not right, says Sen. Susan Collins. "The problem is that the potato has been unfairly singled out," she tells the Portland Press Herald. Collins, a Republican, is from Maine, the sixth largest potato-growing state in the country.

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Law
11:58 am
Wed September 7, 2011

U.S. Scientist Pleads Guilty To Espionage Charge

A scientist who worked for the federal government pleaded guilty to attempted espionage on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Stewart David Nozette tried to pass classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.

Nozette admitted in federal court that he tried to provide Israel with top secret information about satellites, early warning systems, ways of retaliating against large-scale attack, communications intelligence information and major elements of defense strategy.

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