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Bush Meets Al Gore: Effect On Permafrost Unknown By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 27, 2007; Page C01 It must be the season. President Bush tried yesterday to make peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. And he tried to make peace with Al...
College Football: Aggies fill coaching job with Texans assistant Web Posted: 11/27/2007 01:05 AM CST Brent Zwerneman Express-News Staff Writer COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M has returned to its roots in a grasp at future football glory. The Aggies named Mike Sherman, a former A...
Lawmakers To Consider Spanking Ban Nurse Wants State To Outlaw Corporal Punishment BOSTON -- Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to consider a proposed ban on spanking children in the commonwealth. NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported that the issue is set for debate at a...
Justices uphold welfare home searches template_bas template_bas The ACLU had challenged a San Diego County policy, saying its warrantless inspections violated privacy rights. The Supreme Court refuses to hear it. By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer November 27,...
When truck stopped traffic, Austin mayor "spewed a fog of profanity" Wynn says he was angry at interruption of morning rush-hour By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, November 27, 2007 When he saw a construction truck blocking traffic on West Fifth Street one...
Retail Sales Rise, but Stores Relied on Discounts By MICHAEL BARBARO Published: November 26, 2007 Black Friday was big — but with a big caveat. With stores dangling steep discounts and consumers worried about the economy, retail sales surged on the day after Thanksgiving, yet...
Meet the women who won't have babies - because they're not eco friendly By NATASHA COURTENAY-SMITH and MORAG TURNER Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes...
Sports is fuel for friendship, study finds By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY That blockhead Charlie Brown was decades ahead of his time: He knew that an inability to excel in sports carried dire social consequences. Now a study suggests that children really do attach great social value...
Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses By MONICA DAVEY Published: November 22, 2007 In health centers at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, young women are paying sharply higher prices for prescription contraceptives because of a change in federal...