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George W. Bush Presidential Center

A steady crowd is expected as the doors of the new George W. Bush Presidential Center swing open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.    Officials there are urging visitors to do a little planning so they aren't inconvenienced.  

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The live stream of the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication has ended. We'll post archival video as soon as it is available.

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Two potential presidential candidates are in Dallas today. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will talk about immigration to one organization. Then in the evening, past Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a group of apartment executives.  

                                  

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Security for Thursday's George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremonies at SMU, and appearances by the five living presidents, will see street closures around campus, in downtown Dallas, and North Oak Cliff. 

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It’s not every day you see thousands of plastic bottles floating in Fair Park’s fountain. But that’s exactly what you’ll find this weekend – in the form of a boat. It’s the main attraction at Southern Methodist University’s Engineering & Humanity Week -- a program that brings together students engineers, architects and academics from around the world at Fair Park and on SMU’s campus.

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After lengthy legal battles over voting district lines, the Texas primaries have finally come.

Among the most-closely watched races will be the contest between long-serving Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and tea party favorite Ted Cruz. They’re considered the leading candidates for the Republican nomination to replace retiring U-S Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

The contest headlines 170 major competitive races statewide., including one for the newly created Congressional District 33. It covers portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties.

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Late Monday afternoon a man claiming to have a weapon remained barricaded in the cab of a construction crane about 100 feet above the Southern Methodist University campus.

Dallas police Corporal Melinda Gutierrez says an eyewitness saw the man near the crane site around 11:30 in the morning and contacted SMU campus police.

Scientists say there’s enough wasted energy in Texas to power our lights for centuries. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports on SMU researchers and a business who are turning waste heat from oil and gas wells into electricity.

SMU Experts Look At AMR

Dec 14, 2011
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The North Texas economy will take a hit from AMR's bankruptcy, even if it's not evident yet. That's according to Southern Methodist University business experts. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the school's annual economic review.

When American Airlines filed for bankruptcy November 29th, it told customers to expect business as usual. But economist Michael Davis, with SMU's Cox School of Business, says that cannot last long. The carrier will have to cut costs, even if most local workers keep their jobs.

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