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10:03 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Texas Officials Want 8 Sect Kids Back in Custody

San Angelo, Texas – Hearings are taking place in San Angelo today, where state child welfare authorities want to put eight children from a polygamist sect back in state custody.

Authorities say their mothers haven't limited their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages. None of the children live at the Yearning For Zion Ranch near the West Texas town of Eldorado.

The latest allegations center on underage marriages involving the children's fathers or stepfathers. Only one of the men faces any criminal charges.

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4:55 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Maj. General Vanjgel Says USA Today Portrayal of Soldier Treatment and Response to Mold in Barracks at Fort Sill Untrue

Lawton, OK – TODAY'S EDITION OF USA TODAY FEATURES AN ARTICLE REGARDING THE CONDITION OF BARRACKS ACCORDING TO 20 SOLDIERS INTERVIEWED FROM THE WARRIOR TRAINING UNIT AT FORT SILL.

IN THE ARTICLE, SOLDIERS COMPLAINED ABOUT A MOLD PROBLEM AND HOW IT AFFECTED THEIR HEALTH AND SAID THEIR COMPLAINTS WERE IGNORED.

IN RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE, COMMANDING OFFICER MAJOR GENERAL PETER VANGJEL SAID THE PROPER PROCEDURE WAS TAKEN FOR THIS.

VANJGEL RT: :36

OC: remediation immediately.

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1:24 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Well-Wishers Pack Ford Center for Guard Deployment

Oklahoma City, OK – Thousands of well-wishers packed into the Ford Center to help send off about 800 Oklahoma National Guard troops who are heading to Iraq.

The Enid-based 45th Fires Brigade is composed mostly of part-time Guard members from southwest and northwest regions of the state.

The soldiers will depart next week for Fort Hood, Texas, where they will spend two to three months preparing mostly for convoy security missions in Iraq.

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1:21 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Edmondson Leads List of Governor Possibilities

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's leaning toward running for governor in 2010, but he's not the only prominent Democrat pondering a race to succeed two-term Gov. Brad Henry.

Other Democrats looking at the race are State Treasurer Scott Meacham and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

Republicans too are excited about the prospects of fielding a winning gubernatorial candidate, with visions of controlling both the legislative and executive branches for the first time in state history.

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1:18 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Hugo Lake Water Fight Continues

Hugo, OK – A contract for the city of Hugo to sell up to 75 billion gallons of water from Hugo Lake to the Dallas-area suburb of Irving each year has angered other north Texas water providers.

Several permit applications and federal lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to end Oklahoma's ban on selling water to Texas. Each seeks to obtain some of the 1.4 million acre-feet of ``excess'' water that flows through the lake in far southeastern Oklahoma each year.

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