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Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

Historical marker erected at iconic Longview restaurant Johnny Cace’s
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Although Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse will close its doors this month, an historical marker dedicated Saturday will live on.

Nursing program at KC warned
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The nursing programs at two East Texas colleges are not meeting the state’s recommended passing rate for their students who take the licensing test to become a registered nurse.

Troup family with epileptic son backs cannabis bill
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
TYLER — Frustration boiled inside Jacob Bingham’s eyes. Moments earlier the 8-year-old from Troup was joyfully fixated on an episode of a favorite cartoon, “Backyardigans,” but his therapist’s request

Groundbreaking ceremony Monday for new Longview animal shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled 2 p.m. Monday for the Longview Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.

G. Floyd declines access for profile
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
G. Floyd, who filed recently to run for Longview mayor, declined this past week to be interviewed for a series of profiles the News-Journal was preparing on the city’s three mayoral candidates.

Investigator retiring after 38 years serving Rusk County
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
HENDERSON — His figure has been a prominent one at crime scenes in Rusk County for more than 30 years, but this past week, 66-year-old William Brown hung up his trademark Stetson hat, put down his bad

AirAsia flight has parallels with 2009 ocean crash
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:11:12 UT
Four minutes and 23 seconds after the first alarms sowed panic and confusion over how to regain control of the aircraft, the plane slammed into the ocean, plummeting belly first at nearly 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) per minute. Above the Java Sea, the pilot of the AirAsia Airbus A320 told air traffic control he was approaching threatening clouds, but he was denied permission to climb to a higher altitude. During that time, deprived of autopilot, the panicking men flying the Air France flight took actions that made matters worse, including trying to carry out different maneuvers simultaneously from both sets of controls. [...] many have cautioned that pilots are often ill-equipped to take over when things go wrong. David Greenberg, a former Delta Air Lines executive who was hired at Korean Air to oversee pilot training and safety, said aircraft manufacturers, airlines and the FAA embraced the idea that automation could make flying safer, but more recently began to worry about the times when automation can't carry the day.

Thousands turn out for health screenings sponsored by Longview hospitals
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Paul Walker does a health screening every year with his doctor, but that didn’t stop him from taking Good Shepherd Medical Center up on a free health check Saturday.

‘I still get to be her mom’
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Candy Miller says despite the recent death of her daughter, she will always be the teenager’s mother — it is, after all, a lifelong commitment.

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