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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...
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...
Rite Aid Stores in West Selling a Paternity Test Kit By ANDREW POLLACK Published: November 26, 2007 Genetic testing is now available at the drugstore. A company called Sorenson Genomics has started selling a paternity test kit through Rite Aid stores in California, Oregon and...
Local 2 Investigates Police Secrecy Behind Unmanned Aircraft Test By Stephen Dean POSTED: 9:03 am CST November 21, 2007 WALLER COUNTY, Texas -- Houston police started testing unmanned aircraft and the event was shrouded in secrecy, but it was captured on tape by Local 2...
Texas delays rebate vouchers for buyers replacing older cars Dealers to take the wheel in effort offering up to $3,500 to replace old vehicles 11:24 PM CST on Sunday, November 25, 2007 By TERRY BOX / The Dallas Morning News tbox@dallasnews.com A state program to pay low-income...
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...