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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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    Golly, That Was Some Debate

    Our sister paper the Riverfront Times is all over the action, with slideshows from before, during and after the momentous event, including lots of shots of Sarah Palin's post-debate rally, where we're guessin' she dropped some more G's. Check it out...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 3, 2008 @ 1:08 pm
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    Number Of "Missing" Ike Victims May Be Cut In Half

    That list - the most troubling aspect of which is the scattered entries of missing persons with single-digit ages - may be cut in half today as the Red Cross begins door-to-door inquiries on and around Galveston Island, Laura Recovery Center director...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 3, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
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    Ivy League Frat Punished For Helping Ike Victims

    The Delta Tau chapter at Brown University gave a party September 19 and raised $800 which they gave to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund. Ten fraternity brothers were auctioned off at the Date-A-Delt event, presumably forced to have sex with Brown co-ed...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 3, 2008 @ 11:07 am
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    Eva Longoria is SOOOO Fat!

    Honestly. Have you heard the buzz about how "fat" Eva Longoria has become? The woman gains ten pounds, still looks totally pretty and normal, and everyone's getting their panties in a wad wondering if she's knocked up or just "fat." Dang, if Eva L...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on October 3, 2008 @ 9:38 am
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    Ozone Levels Getting Nasty

    This doesn't sound too good. Patricia Tinoco-Perez of Harris County's Public Health & Environmental Services department says don't go around doing too much breathing right now: Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) is issui...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 2, 2008 @ 6:17 pm
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    You're Facing The ACLU Now, Needville

    "We regret that this child is sitting in In-School Suspension, but sacrificing his beliefs, and teaching him that who he is and what he believes is shameful, will be more harmful," Lisa Graybill, the legal director for the ACLU of Texas, tells Hair B...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on October 2, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
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    The Safest House In The World

    And wherever it showed up, people asked the same thing: How the hell did that house survive? With the use of some archival photos, it turns out no one should have been surprised. -- Richard Connelly ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 2, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
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    Houston Gets Some Respect....And It's From A Poet!

    "I wanted to write about what is it that feels soulful and inevitably compelling to me about this place," Doty, who pitched the story to the publication as part of their regular feature My Kind of Town, tells Hair Balls. For the past 10 years, Doty h...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 2, 2008 @ 3:47 pm
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