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1:16 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Ethics Panel: Politicians Should Pay Fines

Austin, TX – The Texas Ethics Commission is considering a recommendation that would make politicians pay fines themselves when they break rules on campaign finance.

The current law lets political donors pick up the tab.

The idea was included in a draft copy of recommendations. The recommendations will be finalized at the commission's December meeting, before the Legislature convenes in January.

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KCCU News
1:13 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Lawyer in Edwards Saga Bankrolls Texas Democrats

Dallas, TX – The Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million dollars since 2005 to help fuel a Democratic resurgence in Texas.

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Fred Baron has been by far the largest donor to a group called the Texas Democratic Trust.

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KCCU News
10:09 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Severe Storms Hit Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Severe thunderstorms knocked down power poles and dropped so much hail, it looked like winter in part of the Oklahoma Panhandle.

There were no reports of structural damage or injuries with the storms, which pounded northern, western and central Oklahoma last night. Nearly 8,900 customers were without electricity in central sections of the state.

According to the National Weather Service, winds gusted to between 60 an 70 miles per hour, mainly west of Interstate 35.

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10:04 am
Fri August 15, 2008

One Killed in Crash Near Kingston

Kingston, OK – A 70-year-old Kingston woman has been killed in a two-car crash in Marshall County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Mary Boyer died after the sport utility vehicle she was riding in was hit at the intersection of a county road and State Highway 70-A

Troopers say the SUV was northbound when a westbound pickup truck ran a stop sign and hit the SUV in the passenger side just after 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of the SUV was treated and released at a Madill hospital. Two people in the pickup suffered minor injuries.

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9:59 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Runs Through Sunday

Austin, TX – The Texas sales tax holiday begins today and runs through Sunday.

State Comptroller Susan Combs says most clothing and shoes priced less than $100, with some exceptions, can be purchased tax free.

Combs estimates shoppers will save about 54 million dollars in the state's 10th annual tax-free weekend as families prepare for school to resume.

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