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Starting Tuesday, plastic bags illegal at big S.F. grocery stores Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007 Attention San Francisco shoppers: Plastic grocery store bags are going, going, gone. Starting Tuesday, large grocery stores in the city can no...
OPEC to Put $750 Million Toward Climate Research As Summit Ends, Iran's Ahmadinejad Attacks U.S. Policy; Explosion of Saudi Gas Pipeline Kills 28 By Steven Mufson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007; Page A11 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 18 -- With crude oil...
Wall Street Plans $38 Billion of Bonuses as Shareholders Lose By Christine Harper Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Shareholders in the securities industry are having their worst year since 2002, losing $74 billion of their equity. That won't prevent Wall Street from paying record bonuses...
Teen gets 60 years for attack on girl By William C. Lhotka ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 11/16/2007 St. Louis County — A child beaten nearly to death in a 2005 sexual assault in Spanish Lake asked a judge to send the teen who did it to prison for 60 years. That's exactly what Circuit...
Bush plan aims to make holiday travel easier on fliers Bush plan opens more airspace to cut delays 12:00 AM CST on Friday, November 16, 2007 By JAKE BATSELL / The Dallas Morning News jbatsell@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News Suzanne Marta and The Associated Press...
Church rejects interfaith service on its property Hyde Park Baptist says it didn't realize Muslims were leading annual Thanksgiving event. By Eileen Flynn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, November 16, 2007 Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, the city's largest interfaith...
A New Effort to Remove Bad Teachers By ELISSA GOOTMAN Published: November 15, 2007 The Bloomberg administration is beginning a drive to remove unsatisfactory teachers, hiring new teams of lawyers and consultants who will help principals build cases against tenured teachers who...
Most school districts reject Texas' new merit pay plan Exclusive: 57% of state's districts reject merit pay plan, leaving more for others 11:32 PM CST on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – More than half of...
Military on mission to cover $12K in Dallas parking fees Service branches say GIs who got tickets will pay 08:05 PM CST on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News dlevinthal@dallasnews.com The U.S. military found itself negotiating a truce...