Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on November 10, 2006 · 1
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RUTGERS UPSET IS A WIN FOR LONGHORNS Scarlet Knights' 28-25 victory ends No. 3 Louisville's unbeaten run sports .;' Horns hoops Preview women's basketball season and meet their ultimate team player SPORTS Strange worlds s ' d-,ui ma:ii r If- C-4- . 4-1 Fiction' open today MOVIES & LIFE What's drawing IKEA, other home-furnishing stores to Central Texas? The housing boom business mencantaitsman 50 cents Final Friday, November 10, 2006 Bush begins work with new majority President, Pelosi sup as Democrats take Senate By Ken Herman WASHINGTON liUKF-UJ WASHINGTON On theday it became clear that Democrats also captured the Senate, President Bush reached out to the Democrats who will soon control the House. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., conceded defeat Thursday, guaranteeing that Democrats will be in charge of the Senate, as well as the House, for the two years remaining in Bush's term. Democrat Jim Webb's narrow win over Allen in Virginia means the new Senate will have 49 Democrats and 49 Republicans. And that means the Democrats will control it because independent Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have said they will caucus with the Democrats. Allen said he won't call for a recount that could have continued for more than a month. "I do not wish to cause more rancor by protracted litigation, which would, in my judgment, not alter the results," he said. Webb won by a 7,200-vote margin out of 2.37 million votes cast in the Virginia race. "The election's over. It's time for a change," Sen. Harry Reid, See PARTY, A12 r - . - --te : Us Pablo Martinez Monsivais associated PKKSS Madam Speaker, meet Mr. President. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lunched with Bush on Thursday at the White House in Washington. With fewer moderates, partisan rift may grow IN THIS SECTION A new path to citizenship? The Democratic takeover of the House could lead to a major change in immigration laws. A13 IN METRO & STATE T .;y..wJ.-Wf mt Attack ad actress is from Austin Johanna Goldsmith says Tennessee commercial, which attracted attention nationally, isn't racist Bl By Dan Balz and Jim VandeHei Tl IK WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON Tuesday's election wiped out many of the few remaining Republican moderates in Congress, further cementing the geographic partitioning of the House and potentially widening the ideological divisions that have contributed to partisanship and gridlock on Capitol Hill. At a time when President Bush and congressional leaders in both parties are. preaching the importance of bipartisanship, the realities of where the' two parties now get most of their House votes might create enormous obstacles to greater harmony and cooperation. Prospects for legislative action might hinge on whether Bush decides to seek accommodation with Democrats and to build victories with a truly See RESULTS, A12 ea agreement fa apairt nin muraeir case 7 sf ' 5.'. A ' X y V ' Laura Skelding photos AMWili'AN -statksu-w Convicted murderer Michael Keith Moore admitted killing guilty,asourcesaid.ButMooredidn't.lnstead,heconferswith Rachel Cooke in 2002 near Georgetown and planned to plead lawyers Allan Williams, center, and Steve Brittain. Williamson official: Man admitted killing Rachel Cooke The exchange District Judge Burt Carries: 'How do you plead?' Michael Moore: 'Not guilty." Carries: 'Will you repeat that for me?' Moore: 'Not guilty.' What's next Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley said he could seek a capital-murder indictment, which carries either a death sentence or life without parole. He announced no decision Thursday. Members of Rachel Cooke's family at the hearing included, from left, sister JoAnn, father Robert and aunts Elaine Cook Hettenhausen and Diane Cooke. er ... 9 -m ' J ' J By Katie Humphrey, Chuck Lindell and Mike Ward AMHR1CAN-STATHSM AiN KTAI'T -. GEORGETOWN Convicted murderer Michael Keith Moore admitted to investigators that he killed Rachel Cooke, a Georgetown woman missing since Janu ary 2002, with a hammer blow to the head as the 19-year-old was jogging near her parents' home, a source familiar with the case said. Moore also detailed dropping her body in the Gulf of Mexico, confessing on videotape from prison, the source said. But when it came time to plead guilty to Cooke's murder in a Georgetown courtroom packed with Cooke's relatives and friends Thursday, Moore backed out of a deal with prosecutors, pleading not guilty and throwing the proceedings into turmoil. While Moore's lawyers worked with their client in the courthouse holding See PLEA, A14 1 - - i Rachel Cooke 19-year-old vanished in 2002 near parents' home. . '60 Minutes' mainstay was 'gold standard' for TV news ByMateaGold , I,OSAN(iHI.ESTIMKS , NEW YORK Ed Bradley, the dapper CBS correspondent who was a mainstay of the Sunday night program "60 Minutes" for a quarter-century, died Thursday of complications related to leukemia. He was 65. The death of the CBS veteran, one of the first blacks to gain a foothold in network television, shocked many of his colleagues who knew he had undergone heart bypass surgery in 2003 but ' were unaware he had been diagnosed with leukemia in recent years. I.H l III ilMltllllHI Ed Bradley 1941-2006 Bradley had been in the office just two weeks ago, wrapping up work on a piece about an explosion at a Texas oil refinery. That story ran Oct. 29, the same day he was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital because of complications of leukemia, which See BRADLEY, A16 WEATHER Fog early. Mostly sunny and hot. High: 91 Low: 54 Details, B8 and online at statesman.comweather INDEX Business Dl-4 Deaths B4-5 Editorials, Opinion A18-19 Movies & Life El-10 Metro State Bl-8 Sports Cl-8 World & Nation A2-20 Classifieds Section F For home delivery, call 445-4040 c 2006, Austin r5J. American-Statesman ''""i II III "65668"20202' IN SPORTS Racial progress on the sidelines? Kirk Bohls examines the barriers black coaches face at the college level. CI IN THIS SECTION Pain relief recall Millions of bottles of acetaminophen recalled because they could contain metal fragments. A17 COMING SUNDAY Million-dollar fix-up Sky's-the-limit renovation transforms the home where James Michener once lived. In Statesman Homes LB J senior gets barred from top science contest Without a green card, he's ousted by Siemens By Francesca Jarosz AMKHK'AN-STATKSMAN STAFF' An LBJ High School senior will be among 14 students vying for thousands of dollars in prize money in the Southwestern Regional Finals of the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin this weekend. Tiffany Tsang, and her teammates, Kimberly Yeh, a sophomore at Austin High School in Sugar Land, and Yangluo "Jim" ' Wang, also an LBJ senior, worked for three months to formulate a method for dispersing traffic congestion. " But Wang won't be competing. He's not even identified as a creator of the project, because Siemens stipulates that all teammates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with green cards. Wang has a temporary visa. And now, the College Board, which administers the competition, could call into question the legitimacy of the Tsang-and-Yeh team, because See CONTEST, A17

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