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Mass. inmate asks for sex change BOSTON (AP) — A trial that opened more than a year ago has become bogged down in Boston federal court. There have been hundreds of hours of testimony from witnesses, including 10 medical specialists paid tens of thousands of dollars. The judge...
Psychiatrists Top List in Drug Maker Gifts By GARDINER HARRIS Published: June 27, 2007 WASHINGTON, June 26 — As states begin to require that drug companies disclose their payments to doctors for lectures and other services, a pattern has emerged: psychiatrists earn more money...
Workers Split With Bosses on Leave Act, Survey Finds By STEVEN GREENHOUSE Published: June 27, 2007 After soliciting 15,000 comments about the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Labor Department will issue a report today concluding that the public likes the law, but corporate...
Early class Friday? More sober Thursday, study finds By Beth Sussman, USA TODAY College students kick their weekends off early by drinking more alcohol on Thursday nights when they don't have Friday classes before 10 a.m., a study shows. The study, published in the July issue of...
We have all seen, or perhaps even done it ourselves, a parent grabbing their child in the process of doing something wrong and spanking them in anger. Stopping the behavior is of course the important thing to do. Punishing them immediately is not as important as making them...
Spank Your Children? Local Man Gives Out Paddles, Directions POSTED: 3:22 pm EDT June 25, 2007 UPDATED: 8:34 pm EDT June 25, 2007 NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- A New Kensington man has started a Web site and provides parents with paddles and directions on how to spank their children,...
Tennessee Mother Makes Daughter Stand on Street Corner Wearing Sign Listing Bad Behavior Monday, June 25, 2007 MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A Tennessee mother fed up with her daughter's misbehavior took an unusual tack in for latest punishment, making her stand on a busy street corner...
TV reporter who supported candidate is out Cartoonist also let go, and newspaper drops column by Times ethicist By Bill Dedman Investigative reporter MSNBC Updated: 4:08 p.m. CT June 25, 2007 The TV reporter in Omaha who posted a photo of herself on Facebook.com with a...
Kentucky School Wants to Eliminate 'C' as Passing Grade Thursday, March 15, 2007 EMINENCE, Ky. — A small northern Kentucky school district that has eliminated the "D" as a passing grade is now considering making students earn better than a "C" to pass. The Eminence Independent...