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Roundup: Ron Paul Condemns Obama Administration for Killing U.S.-Born Terrorist

Anwar al-Awlaki

By KERA News & Wire Services

Dallas, TX – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is condemning the Obama administration for killing an American born al-Qaida operative without a trial.

Paul, a Texas congressman known for libertarian views, says the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki on Yemeni soil amounts to an "assassination." Paul warned the American people not to casually accept such violence against U.S. citizens, even those with strong ties to terrorism.

Anwar al-Awlaki was considered one of the most influential al-Qaida operatives wanted by the United States. U.S. and Yemen officials say he was killed in a U.S. air strike targeting his convoy Friday morning.

Paul made the comments to reporters after a campaign stop Friday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He said America's leaders must think hard about "assassinating American citizens without charges."

First Texas Higher Speed Limits Approved

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a new 75 mile an hour speed limit on four highways in the Austin area, including I-35 from Georgetown to Salado.

The signs will go up in the next few weeks. The 75 mile and hour speed limit is NOT in effect until then.

Texas already has more than 14 hundred miles of 75 mile an hour speed limits, and 500 miles where the limit is 80.

TxDot is reviewing all existing 70 mile an hour speed limits to determine if they should be raised. The study is expected to be completed in 2013.

Colleyville Man To Repay Millions In Real Estate Scam

A man from Colleyville is going to prison for more than ten years after pleading guilty in a real estate scheme.

Prosecutors say 52 year old David Boles owned Metro Buy Homes, and used the business to attract investors. Court documents say Boles never owned the properties his victims thought they were investing in. The "profit checks" he sent to investors came from the principal amount invested or money from other investors. The scheme collapsed after two years.

Boles has been ordered to pay more than six million dollars in restitution.

High Flying Fundraiser

October first is the 50th anniversary of the "The Senior Source", a Dallas-area non-profit that offers programs for senior citizens, including employment services. To celebrate, a day-long fundraiser called "50 over 50" is planned. 50 North Texans, all over age 50, will skydive.

Jumpers include Anne Mostenbocker, regional CEO of Chase Bank, and former Dallas School Superintendent Linus Wright. They'll all dive "tandem" - with a trained skydiver.

And, they'll get a video sendoff from former President George H.W. Bush - who went skydiving for his 80th birthday.

Out Of State Business Moves to Dallas

CCS Medical, a medical supplies business, is moving its headquarters to Farmers Branch from Clear water Florida. Thousands of dollars in business incentives from Farmers Branch and Texas Workforce commission helped.

The company says it could create up to 230 jobs in Dallas County, who will earn an average salary of $69,000.

CCS specializes in home and mail delivery of medical products and supplies including prescription medications and wound care supplies.