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HPD officers file suit over facial hair policy By CINDY GEORGE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Four Houston police officers placed on plain-clothes duty for wearing facial hair have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming discrimination for a skin condition that primarily...
Online US retail sales exceed expectations By Jonathan Birchall in New York Published: November 26 2007 19:40 | Last updated: November 26 2007 19:40 US online retail sales have been growing at better-than-expected rates in the run-up to the holidays, according to Wall Street...
Mexicans thinking twice about U.S. jobs, survey finds Many workers say jobs in U.S. not worth hassle 11:48 PM CST on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 By LAURENCE ILIFF and ALFREDO CORCHADO / The Dallas Morning News liliff@dallasnews.com ; acorchado@dallasnews.com Would-be immigrants...
Two say they were hit by pellets during Knight's dove hunt By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer © 2007 The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — Two Lubbock residents said Tuesday that Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight or a hunting companion hit them with birdshot in...
DA seeking return of ex-UT student, now married and pregnant in Peru With intoxication manslaughter charges pending, she fled country in 1997. By Steven Kreytak AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Evelyn Mezzich's MySpace page shows pictures of her partying...
Hurricane Forecast Wrong Second Year In A Row Colorado Teams Gets 7 Out Of 9 Correct FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Weather researcher William Gray said Tuesday the 2007 hurricane season was less active than his team predicted, with six hurricanes developing in the Atlantic instead of...
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,...