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    Houston, We Are Not Loved

    Gawker has posted an item on a New York Sun article by some Harvard economics professor saying Houston is a terrific city that encourages growth, while New York has policies that deter growth. "Go there now, so I can have your apartment!" Gawker's p...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 16, 2008 @ 11:16 am
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    Pee For Me, Please

    NASA workers, the country needs your pee. The new Orion space capsule is designed to take astronauts to the moon and let them work there for months at a time. Astronauts, it turns out, piss just like the rest of us. (Dammit, is that guarantee really...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 16, 2008 @ 10:53 am
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    Your Mind on Drugs -- Great! A Book Review

    The article was reporting on a survey that determined that "Americans were more likely to have tried marijuana or cocaine than people in any of the 16 other countries, including France, Spain, South Africa, Mexico and Colombia, that the survey covere...

    @ Houston News by Cathy Matusow on July 16, 2008 @ 10:28 am
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    Slideshow: Houston Burlesque Performer Calla Doll

    Miss Doll says she was named after the calla lily; her mom worked in a flower shop. As for her stage surname, she believes "dolls are the best example of feminine beauty." We're not sure we agree with that statement, but we'll definitely take a close...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 16, 2008 @ 8:45 am
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    Verne Troyer Sex Tape...Oh God.

    Why? Because I don't want to think about Mini-Me having sex. He did it with "aspiring actress" Ranae Shrider (wouldn't you love it if she just referred to herself as "just a young slut from L.A."...honestly, why dress it up with this aspiring act...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on July 16, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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    It's Not Big-Oil Propaganda, Dammit

    Tracy Rowlett, a retiring Dallas anchorman who is to DFW what Ron Stone was to Houston, will be the managing editor. Olive Talley, a highly respected reporter who made her bones with the Houston Post and Chronicle before moving on to the Dallas Morni...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 5:25 pm
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    Meth Comes to the Burbs

    There's been a lot of talk and hand-wringing lately about what to do about the FM 1960 area, especially the stretch west of I-45 and east of Steubner-Airline. With all the foreclosed homes, vacant strip malls and boarded-up big-box retail, it's star...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on July 15, 2008 @ 4:41 pm
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    More Trouble for the Eldorado Tipster

    An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for the now-infamous Rozita Swinton, the woman who allegedly posed as a teenage girl and reported abuse by a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The call eventually led to t...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on July 15, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
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    Boycott McDonalds -- Unless You're Gay

    Not because it's fast food -- that's a slow death, sure, but it's only for this lifetime. That meal is actually killing you FOR ETERNITY, banishing you to the foetid, burning swamps of hell, where Satan forces you to listen to Miley Cyrus 24/7. How ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
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    Shoplifting -- A Gateway Crime to Extortion?

    They almost got away with it - almost. The store's shrewd "loss prevention officer" spotted the dastardly duo trying to split with the stolen merch and stopped them in their tracks. Parents were called. Hands were wrung. But, amazingly, no charges w...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
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    Cornyn's Killing Noriega, Money-Wise

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega, from Houston, isn't doing so well in the fundraising department, the Republican Party of Texas is happy to inform us. With a little more than three months remaining in the race, Sen. John Cornyn reported...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 1:19 pm
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    Jesus On a Stick

    For reasons of His own choosing, the Messiah has chosen to reveal his face on a telephone pole. The Alice Echo-News picks up the tale, and furnishes a couple of pics of the miraculous pole. "The further you get the more detail you can see," said Mir...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on July 15, 2008 @ 1:14 pm
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    Priscilla Slade and TSU Still making News

    We're not sure why, but Texas Southern's flamboyant, fabulous, free-spending and non-felonious former president Priscilla Slade is back in the news. Several media outlets around the country have picked up a recent AP report that essentially recounts...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 12:18 pm
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    Abstinence Education Somehow Not Working

    Amazingly, Texas' policy of teaching only "DON'T DO IT!!!! EVER!!!" doesn't seem to be working. A recent federal study showed that 53 percent of Texas high schoolers had had intercourse, compared to 48 percent nationally. Teaching kids abstinence i...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 11:29 am
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    Slideshow: Central Valley Coyotes vs. Texas Copperheads

    On Saturday the Coyotes trounced the Copperheads, 72-34, but our photographer was too busy hanging out in the stands to capture much of the game. You can follow the peripheral action here. -- KP

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 15, 2008 @ 8:24 am
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    Houston Speed Traps Caught on Film

    The channel includes this great video that shows one fine day where an unmarked HPD car was nailing speeders, then calling ahead so colleagues could pull the victims over. (Yeah, we said victims.) IN one short stretch of the Southwest Freeway, five ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 8:08 am
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    Fraternity Hazing Suit Settles

    Lawyers for the family of Jack Phoummarath, a UT freshman who died in a binge-drinking episode, say they've settled their lawsuit against a fraternity and some of its members. (At least that's who we're assuming they've settled with, since that''s wh...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
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    UH Sweatshop Protest, Part XVII

    If you feel like stickin' it to The Man, the University of Houston's Students Against Sweatshops (SAS) are holding a press conference Tuesday at noon, on the UH campus. The issue? New UH Prez Renu Khator and other university bigwigs are "actively eng...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
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    The Year the Smurfs Attacked

    That their name was so ridiculous only enhanced their bad-assery in the minds of many kids. You just knew that any gang that would call itself the Smurfs were total psychos. Smurfophobia reached such a fever pitch, Newsweek picked up the tale. A res...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on July 14, 2008 @ 3:12 pm
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    Twitter Is Very Important!

    U.S. Rep. John Culberson, for one, has especially taken to Twitter, where he can keep constituents posted of his thoughts as they come to him, 24-7. That's why Culberson is worried that The Man (i.e. Congress, i.e., the body of government he works ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 2:25 pm
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