Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
Chavez Tells OPEC to Use Politics, Curb `Imperialism' (Update1) By Daniel Williams and Maher Chmaytelli Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez brought his revolutionary zeal to the cartel that controls 40 percent of the world's oil, urging fellow members at a...
Study: Blondes Make Men Act Dumber While blondes may have more fun, a new study suggests that fair-haired ladies may be making those around them dumber. Researchers found that men's scores on general knowledge tests drop when they are shown photos of blonde women, the Sunday...
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...