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Poll: 4 in 10 parents say they don't play video games with kids 10:52 AM CST on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Associated Press WASHINGTON – Jesse Lackman says his son spends a dozen hours a week waging medieval combat across the dreary dreamscapes of computer games. Just don't...
Teacher dispatches raccoon speciman with nail gun HUNTSVILLE, Ark. — A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive. Superintendent Alvin Lievsay said a student's parent promised to bring in a...
Blacks divide along class lines template_bas template_bas Many fault individuals, not racism, for lack of success, a poll finds. By Maura Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer November 14, 2007 WASHINGTON -- A majority of black Americans blame individual failings -- not...
Bird watcher says he thought he killed feral cat Lawyer tells jury in animal cruelty trial that naturalist believed shooting animal was legal By HARVEY RICE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle GALVESTON — A prominent naturalist would not have killed a stray cat had he known that it...
S.F. supervisors approve ID cards for residents Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, November 14, 2007 San Francisco - -- The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to issue municipal identification cards to city residents - regardless of whether they are in the country...
'Hidden Costs' Double Price Of Two Wars, Democrats Say By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 13, 2007; Page A14 The economic costs to the United States of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far total approximately $1.5 trillion, according to a new study...
Woman Asks to Keep Horse in Apartment By DAVE GRAM, Associated Press Writer Monday, November 12, 2007 Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - Patty Cooper's landlord normally welcomes tenants who use animals to help them get around, such as guide dogs for the blind. So after the disabled woman...
Tipster fired from job By Holly Wagner, WINK News Story Created: Nov 12, 2007 at 5:41 PM EST Story Updated: Nov 12, 2007 at 6:23 PM EST LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Fired for doing the right thing, that's what a Lee County man says happened to him after he turned in one of the county's...