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    Panic at the Pump for Edouard

    Looks like the Valero at Shepherd and 11th in the Heights was all dry at 7:23 a.m. this morning. -- Keith Plocek

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on August 5, 2008 @ 9:02 am
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    Pot Battles Cancer On Yet Another Front

    Researchers there have announced that a "cannabinoid receptor" in cells might be a key tumor-fighting tool in patients with colorectal cancer. In a press release, MD Anderson's executive vice president Raymond Dubois stated: "Potential application ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 5, 2008 @ 8:55 am
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    Sole Of Houston: Now With Google Maps

    For example, I asked it for the best way to walk from my house near the Palace Lanes on Bellaire Boulevard to my office here at the Press downtown, and it suggested that I head up to University and then Fannin, which is a pretty decent route. It also...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on August 5, 2008 @ 7:59 am
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    Riot for Rover

    This photo, taken by Brett Koshkin at 7:35 p.m. at the Petco on Shepherd, is proof that 1) people love their pets or 2) the Dinty Moore pickings are getting mighty slim at local grocery stores. Let's hope for the former. -- Keith Plocek

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on August 4, 2008 @ 9:37 pm
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    Comcast Independence Day For Tunnel Mole

    It appears entirely possible that I will be able to cast off the rusted, foetid chains of that most evil of monsters. I speak, of course, of Comcast. Herewith my declaration of Comcast independence dated August 4, 2008: Let this day be known hence...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 6:12 pm
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    No Panic Yet At Spec's

    "I think about 5 p.m." says manager Joseph Kemble of when he expects the rush to come. Spec's will be open until 9 p.m. tonight and opens again at 10 a.m. for all those whose bosses already told them not to show up to work tomorrow. Kemble said he ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 5:49 pm
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    The World's Most Pompous Real-Estate Video

    You may think you've cornered the market on pompous, overblown Spielberg-ian movie music, but it's now obvious that you're just an amateur. The people at real-estate giant Hines Interests have shown just what musical pomposity is. And it's all in c...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 4:40 pm
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    All HISD Stuff Canceled Tomorrow

    The Houston school district has announced that nothing is happening tomorrow, thanks to Edouard. The bastard. The cancellation includes all athletic practices, band practices, 26 scheduled field trips, registration for fall classes and any other st...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
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    Citizen Journalists Unite! And Take Pictures!

    We don't want to know. What we do want is for all you plucky guys and gals out there to send us any storm-related pictures as Ed comes to town. We wouldn't really recommend you risking life and limb to do so, but if you think you can win a Pulitzer ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 3:27 pm
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    Seriously, Brooke Hogan, Shut Up

    "I'm not that into voting." Brooke Hogan said that the other week on her reality show (which makes Denise Richard's show look like "Charlie Rose," by the way.) Anyway, let me repeat Brooke's words again, very slowly, so you really hear them. "I'm ...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on August 4, 2008 @ 2:55 pm
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    Movies For Your Hurricane Party Tonight

    Now blow. 5. Condominium (1980) I can imagine the pitch meeting for this: "It's like Towering Inferno, only on the beach! And with a hurricane instead of an inferno!" No wonder this regrettable John D. MacDonald adaptation went straight to 'made-f...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
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    Foster Kids In Texas Get Lots of Meds

    This is according to a study led by Julie Zito, a professor of pharmacy and psychiatry at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, and published in the January issue of the journal Pediatrics. The findings were based on the review of 32,135 Texas fost...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
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    The Latest Tuna Extravaganza Delayed

    The guys from Tuna, Texas. The opening-night performance of "Tuna Does Vegas," scheduled tomorrow night for the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, has been moved back a day. Somewhere, the Gods of Comedy and Tragedy weep. If you have tickets for...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 12:44 pm
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    How To Best Keep Track of Edouard

    Weather Underground has lots of info and charts, and Jeff Masters' blog is always informative. The National Weather Service is trying out a new deal, a "multi-media briefing," that is supposed to keep you as up to date as possible. We haven't checke...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 12:39 pm
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    San Francisco Just May Be Able To Donate Recycling Bins

    We wrote this morning about how a group of San Franciscans wanted to donate recycling bins to the city, but they were getting absolutely no reponse from Houston officials. About an hour after the item went up on the Web, the Progressive Reading Seri...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 12:37 pm
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    Over the Weekend: Sophisticated Bitch Fashion Show and Houston Astros

    We've been a bit busy battening down the hatches for Tropical Storm Eduoard, so we'll keep this edition of Over the Weekend short and sweet. (Or bitchy, as it were.) Sophisticated Bitch Fashion Show at Venue Bill Olive hit the town again, this ti...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on August 4, 2008 @ 12:23 pm
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    Valero: We'll Handle This Incident, Thank You

    This time it's Valero. As spokesman Bill Day put it, "Valero reported an incident this morning involving a sulfur loading tank at the Valero Houston Refinery that resulted in some release of sulfur compounds. The release has been contained, and at th...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
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    Top Ten Hurricane Tips

    1. Siphon as much gas as possible from neighbors' vehicles. (Not applicable for neighbors of Joe Horn). 2. Make sure you have plenty of canned goods. These can be used to build cool forts. 3. Even though he's retired, make sure you have Dr. Neil Fr...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 10:11 am
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    The Top Five Texas Cheerleader Scandals

    But those feisty Katy gals are hardly alone when it comes to bringing shame down on those who wave pom-pons in the Lone Star state. Here's a look at our Top 5 Disgraces to Texas Cheerleading: 5. Meltdown in Allen: First, a number of Allen High Schoo...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on August 4, 2008 @ 9:31 am
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    San Francisco Wants To Help Us Recycle, Gets Cold Shoulder

    The $1,000 to $2,000 raised each month usually goes to a political candidate, a drive to register voters, or any good cause. This month, the San Francisco group has decided on what they feel is a very worthy cause: Providing recycling bins to the ci...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 8:39 am
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