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UIL posts rules on school steroid tests Public input sought as coaches urge expansion of drug screening By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Parents who want to witness their kid's random drug test for steroids will have one hour to arrive at...
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...
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,...