KUT’s Morning Newspod for March 10, 2011
Texas Student from Saudi Arabia Indicted
A federal grand jury in Lubbock has indicted a college student from Saudi Arabia on a count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was indicted yesterday. Prosecutors say he was attempting to build a bomb with items he bought online. They say his targets included former President George W. Bush’s Dallas home. If convicted, Aldawsari faces up to life in prison.
Meeting Tonight on Future of East Riverside
For over a year now, the City of Austin has been working on a new master plan for East Riverside Drive. Thursday at 6 p.m. it will present its progress in a community forum, but questions remain over how development on East Riverside will impact the area’s current residents. Hear that story on today’s podcast above.
Aggies Beat Horns in Big 12 Tournament
The UT women’s basketball team is out of the Big 12 tournament. The Horns lost to Texas A&M 77-50 in the quarterfinals last night. Texas had 31 turnovers. Texas A&M now advances to the semifinals. The Aggies play Oklahoma Friday.
Married Teachers Lose their Jobs
The Austin Independent School District is eliminating more than 1,100 positions as it seeks to close a major budget deficit. Those pink slips would come as a serious disruption to any household, but in the case of Byron and Angie Brown, it was a double blow. The husband and wife are both teachers in the magnet program at LBJ High School. And both have been told their positions are being eliminated.