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9:56 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Perry Criticizes Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

Houston, TX – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called federal efforts to help Texas recover from September's Hurricane Ike ``underwhelming'' and ``irritating.''

Perry, who made the comments in Houston, is creating the Governor's Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal.

The private and public officials will oversee coastal rebuilding and develop recommendations for responding to future storms. Perry wants a final report by June 30.

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KCCU News
9:52 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Cameron Centennial Moment: Albert Johnson, Jr.

Lawton, OK – It's the "Cameron Centennial Moment," an Oral History Project in conjunction with Cameron University and KCCU, dedicated to broadcasting perspectives from current and former students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others that were impacted by Cameron University.

The Cameron Centennial Moment will air every Friday until the conclusion of the Centennial Year at 7:30 in the morning and 4:30 in the afternoon.

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KCCU News
3:33 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Low Income Families have New Housing Options in Lawton

Lawton, OK – A new affordable environmentally safe housing unit is now availiable in downtown Lawton. For six years, various groups have looked to make the Villanova Apartments (formerly Columbia Square Apartments)shine. KCCU's David Meyer has more.

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KCCU News
9:36 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Name Released for Construction Worker Stuck in Trench

Lawton, OK – Emergency crews have rescued a 29-year-old man who was trapped after a trench collapsed around him in southwest Lawton.

The man, identified as Alex Cabrera, was freed about 2 a.m. yesterday after more than 14 hours in the trench. He was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where hospital officials said he was in serious condition.

Authorities say he was conscious and talking with paramedics during the ordeal.

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KCCU News
9:35 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Idaho Lawmakers Look to Overcome Coburn's Threats Against Wilderness Bills

Boise, ID – Two Idaho lawmakers whose wilderness bills appear to have failed to gain traction say they will try again next year.

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, both Republicans, say they'll pick up new allies on some aspects of their bills but see new pressures as well.

Crapo's bill was part of a sweeping lands bill that would have created new wilderness areas in five Western states.

The bill was stopped when Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma threatened a filibuster.

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