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DISD estimates 200 to 300 workers could be hiding criminal pasts District considers tightening policy as fingerprinting law nears 12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 25, 2007 By TAWNELL D. HOBBS / The Dallas Morning News tdhobbs@dallasnews.com A new state law that requires school...
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...
Salt Lake City — Authorities are speeding up their investigation of a state trooper who zapped a motorist with a Taser now that video of the traffic stop has been posted on YouTube, the Utah Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The video, taken from Trooper John Gardner's patrol car,...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday told high school students that when he was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugs and drinking alcohol. Obama stopped by a study hall at Manchester Central High School and...
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years. The justices' decision to hear the case...
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Mike Guzman and thousands of other students say the best way to prevent campus bloodshed is more guns. Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for...
A nanny was charged with injury to a child after an incident was caught on tape, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Robin Mayberry, 23, cared for two young girls -- Adelay and Avery Acquard, officials said. LINK TO FULL STORY