Oil spill in Houston Ship Channel jeopardizes wildlife; family’s 911 calls during break-in go unanswered

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To distribute the enrollment of poor students across schools, districts have turned to alternative student-assignment plans, weighted lotteries, and a method known as controlled choice for enrolling students.

“We can now say with certainty that oil causes cardiotoxicity in fish,”  said Stanford University fisheries biologist Barbara Block, who studies bluefin tuna in the Gulf.

The heavy oil spilled into Galveston Bay showed signs Monday of harming one of the nation’s great natural nurseries, with biologists finding dozens of oiled birds on just one part of the Bolivar Peninsula.

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