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Jim Bell

Jim Bell is a Lufkin native with many years of experience in commercial and public radio news broadcasting.  Winner of many awards for news writing, reporting and news production from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Houston Press Club, Dallas Press Club, Harris County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association.   He's been married to the same woman for 35 years,  with four children and six grandchildren.
via Facebook/Boy Scouts of America
via Facebook/Boy Scouts of America
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Obama Opposes Boy Scouts’ Ban on Gays

President Barack Obama is on the horns of a classic dilemma.  Like every POTUS for the past 102 years, Obama is the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.

However, unlike the previous POTUSes, it is reported in the Lufkin News that Obama doesn't agree with the Scouts' stated policy of not allowing openly homosexual boys and men to be scout members or scout leaders.

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via Valerie Macon, Getty Images
via Valerie Macon, Getty Images
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Update: Giffords Approves Shooter Guilty Plea

The Houston Chronicle reports former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband have no problem with a plea bargain for the man who's accused of shooting her and many others at a public meeting in Tuscon last year.  Six people were killed and 14 others, including Giffords, were wounded

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Teachers Need School Supplies Too

Everybody knows kids need school supplies, but we don't usually think about their teachers and their needs.  They need supplies too, but the school district isn't always able to provide everything they need. Well take heart, because their friends and neighbors at Angelina Beautiful/Clean are riding to the rescue.

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source: Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters
source: Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters
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Med-Evac Chopper Lands On Mattresses

Aircraft Rescue Firefighters  

Whatever works. The San Antonio Express-News reports a medical helicopter missing one of its landing skids made an emergency "soft landing' on a stack of mattresses at San Antonio International Airport early Sunday morn

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via Flickr/NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Tropical Storm Ernesto Crossing the Caribbean

We knew it couldn't last.  We went two full months into hurricane season without a tropical storm anywhere near Texas or Louisiana, but we may not be able to feel safe for much longer.  There's now a storm "out there" that could very well come our way and cause major problems.

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