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Gas stations along Interstate 80 post a low price on signs, then offer it on only two of their two dozen pumps

Taking advantage of a loophole in state law, Conoco stations at North Platte, Ogallala and Lexington and the BP station at North Platte advertise low prices on their signs along I-80, then offer gas at 25 to 50 cents a gallon higher on most of their pumps.
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RIP KTRK's Marvin Zindler.
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Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers
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From the home page of U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL):

"Mark has been instrumental in the development and passage of legislation designed to protect our children..."

From the Associated Press:

"WASHINGTON - Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page..."
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Looks like the day after the North Texas Comcast systems were switched to Time Warner will come an announcement that Houston's cable system will switch from Time Warner to Comcast.

This may mean that I'll eventually get to keep my Comcast E-mail address after all.

But Comcast cable... ugh...
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New Scientist has discovered that the Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.
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How about that new uniform start date for Texas public schools? (Starting in 2007, public schools start on the fourth Monday in August, no exceptions.)

Welcome back, long summer vacations!


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