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01.08.07

Austin Bird Scare

Workers in protective suits prepare to collect dead birds along Congress Ave in Austin Workers in protective suits prepare to collect dead birds along Congress Ave in Austin

And in Austin...five dozen dead birds have investigators puzzled.
  

Ten blocks in downtown Austin were closed earlier today because of the situation...but they have since re-opened.
  

Preliminary tests show no dangerous chemicals in the area, and officials say there is no public health threat.
  

The carcasses of the grackles, sparrows and pigeons are being tested.
  

A Homeland Security spokesman says there is "no credible intelligence'' that suggests a threat against Austin.

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