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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...
TxDOT shifts gears, allows 'FORNO 1' license plate Tags issued to restaurateur By BILL MURPHY Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle The Texas Department of Transportation gets so many requests for vanity plates spelling out cuss words and sex acts that its employees were convinced...
No rings, 53 million strong: Unmarried women could change election Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Fifty-year-old Carmen Cortez cleans buildings until 1 a.m. as a janitor in San Francisco and lives with her adult son. Courtney Harrell is a 32-year...