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Rebuild Austin, a program devoted to improving the East Austin community through energy efficiency, will celebrate its recognition as the 250th Rebuild America partnership with a kickoff block party today, Thursday, Feb. 17, from 12:45-2:30pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1010 E. 10th. Call 472-1472 for more info.

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty will sponsor a "Live From Death Row" discussion featuring a conference call with Illinois death row inmate Nathson Fields, on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2pm in the Jester Auditorium on the UT campus. Call Carl Villareal, 507-7700, for more info.

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    Danny Thomas gets the Austin Police Association PAC endorsement; city signs contract with CSC; Bill Gates appears via satellite at the Austin Convention Center; election workers needed for the March 14 primary

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    The latest Texas Performance Review says AISD schools are operating under capacity, but AISD says their methodology masks school crowding.

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    Austin Energy debates plans, initiated in the last budget cycle, to start burying above-ground power lines.
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    Round Rock residents decry the western alignment proposed for SH130 and plead the case for an eastern alignment before the Texas Turnpike Authority.

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    For many reasons, George W. Bush shouldn't win this week's primary in South Carolina. But he will, because McCain lacks the resources and party backing to keep his campaign going.

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    Most Texas representatives fare poorly on the League of Conservation Voters' annual national environmental scorecard.

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