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    Hey Ike, Thanks for All the Debris

    "As of Sunday, October 5, 2008, we have hauled away nearly three million cubic yards (over 76,000 truck loads) of debris. This is about the same amount that was hauled away during Alicia," said Harry J. Hayes, director of the city's solid waste manag...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on October 7, 2008 @ 11:49 am
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    So Long, Opus

    Houston boy Berkeley Breathed has announced "Opus" will be no more come November 2. "With the crisis in Wall Street and Washington, I'm suspending my comic strip to assist the nation," Breathed said in a press release from the Washington Post Write...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on October 7, 2008 @ 11:13 am
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    Project Runway's Kenley Must Go!

    Seriously, if this girl isn't kicked to the curb manana when Runway airs the first part of its season finale, I'm going to protest by wearing a sackcloth and ashes to work Thursday morning. (I also have a feeling that if Kenley isn't eliminated, fel...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on October 7, 2008 @ 8:25 am
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    Public Service Message: Last Day To Register To Vote, Dudes

    If you plan on voting a month from now, you have until midnight tonight to register. Fortunately, there are plenty of places that will be accepting forms right up until the witching hour. Unfortunately, it will involve getting up off your lazy ass ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 6:53 pm
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    Human Smuggler Gets A Longer Sentence

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing for Norma Gonzalez Sanchez, and the results came down today -- seven years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On the bright side, she'll still get credit fo...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
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    Pit Bull Laundering By The Houston SPCA

    The Houston SPCA, as we've noted, makes a big point of saying they do not adopt out pit bulls because they consider them unsafe. Asked about the apparent change in policy -- why the SPCA didn't kill the dozen pit bulls it picked up on Galveston Isla...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 6:04 pm
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    Brandon Backe Wants A Riot Of His Own

    sister sports blog, Astro pitcher Brandon Backe got himself involved in an incident in Galveston this weekend. The headline on the Houston Chronicle website this morning said Backe was arrested as part of a "riot" in Galveston. A riot in Galveston?...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 5:12 pm
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    Where Some Of Those Astroworld Rides Went

    Those days are no more, of course. The park was demolished a couple of years ago. But Astroworld lingers on in many a Houstonian's mind: they're still pumping out fond looks back at the place. There's one in the latest postings of the Thrill Network...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 4:24 pm
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    Ike's Pit Bulls Live Another Day

    What was unusual is that the dogs were originally taken in by the Houston SPCA which normally euthanizes all pit bulls. The SPCA has long held that the breed is unsafe for general adoption. In this case, the SPCA allowed the dogs to go out to rescue...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
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    The Dome As A Movie Studio

    People are trying to turn it into a hotel, into a space museum, into just about anything. (Tearing it down, which seems the most logical choice, is not an option. No politician wants to call for tearing down the dear ol' Dome.) How about making it.....

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 1:35 pm
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    Little Something For The Ladies

    A good deal of the dudes' photos show them posing without shirts but with pseudo-Abercrombie smiles, like they just came in from the beach, or maybe a frathouse date-rape-athon. There are plenty of "students," and some dudes in "client services" and ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
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    Bring On The Protesters: Vietnam To Open Houston Consulate

    After months of rumors, it appears the Vietnamese government is going ahead with a plan to open a consulate here. Right now Vietnam has consulates only in Washington, DC and San Francisco. A proposal to open the consulate will be presented to Vietn...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 11:10 am
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    Over the Weekend: Numbers, Block 21 and Houston Texans

    This weekend saw a changing of the guard, a new arrival on the club scene, and more of the same from the Houston Texans. 12:30 a.m. at Numbers On Friday, October 3, there was a celebratory farewell in honor of legendary doorman Mike Pack's last n...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on October 6, 2008 @ 10:15 am
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    Changes At the Chron

    The Houston Chronicle, in the midst of a 5-6 percent cutback, is reshuffling its opinion section after Opinion Director James Gibbons decided to take the paper's buyout offer. Taking his place will be John Wilburn, the newspaper's managing editor. ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 6, 2008 @ 9:45 am
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    Time's Up for Pit Bulls Rescued from Hurricane Ike

    One even survived a snake bite on top of the high winds and water surge. But now, the happy endings just aren't coming through. According to Wendy Mahoney of Pearland Pets, the pits are running out of time. They will be euthanized this Monday, Oct...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on October 3, 2008 @ 7:14 pm
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    Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Has A New Market: Immigrants

    Now immigrants have been thrown in the mix. Gardasil was recently added to the list of mandatory vaccinations for immigrants wanting permanent residency in the United States. "Does it have more adverse effects on people from a lower socio-economic ...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on October 3, 2008 @ 5:50 pm
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    Always Look on the Bright Side of Ike, Part 3: Free Wood!

    It's possible that the price of barbecue could go down, as fuel for the pits lies all over town for the taking. As does free firewood for all of our fireplaces and backyard fire pits. Some others of us have more ambitious plans. One such is local wo...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on October 3, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
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    Assistant Principal Puts The "High" In Sharpstown High

    Oh, and for that assistant principal who had a burgeoning grow-pot-at-home hobby with his wife. James Earl Street, 46, and his wife Judith, also 46, have turned themselves in and posted bond over charges they had two "growing rooms" of marijuana in ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 3, 2008 @ 4:06 pm
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    UH Gets A Gentlemen's C For Its Environmental Efforts

    "We actually had a lower rating in the initial draft," says Dave Irvin, Associate Vice President of Plant Operations. He says the first grade - a D - didn't account for many of UH's ongoing and upcoming efforts including "recycling and lean and gree...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 3, 2008 @ 2:52 pm
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    Indictments In A&M Assault Case

    The students were also charged with a misdemeanor assault charge, which was eventually dismissed by the county attorney. But this week, a grand jury indicted the two Corps members on felony assault charges. "All we asked is for a grand jury to look...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on October 3, 2008 @ 2:01 pm
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