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Activists urge boycott of the 'N-word' Black leaders mount campaign over Michael Richards' comments. But others say banning the word goes too far. By Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer November 28, 2006 Comic Paul Mooney used to joke in his routine that he uttered the "N-word"...
Women talk three times as much as men, says study By FIONA MACRAE Last updated at 22:00pm on 27th November 2006 It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men. In fact, women talk...
Laws prohibit smoking around children Posted 11/27/2006 11:24 PM ET By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY Anti-tobacco forces are opening a new front in the war against smoking by banning it in private places such as homes and cars when children are present. Starting Jan. 1, Texas will...
By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — State legislators will consider getting rid of the TAKS test when they return to a regular legislative session in a few weeks. And some warn they must increase funding for new schools to head off another...
By NEIL JOHNSON The Tampa Tribune Published: Nov 27, 2006 It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you. With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade. Barring a...
By: Abby Ellin THE NY TIMES ASK Sheana Director for a detailed description of herself, and chances are the word fat will come up. It is not uttered with shame or ire or any sense of embarrassment; it’s simply one of the things she is, fat. “Why should I be ashamed?” said Ms...
By Tim Arango, Fortune writer November 27 2006: 11:58 AM EST NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search. More than 50 albums will pop up, including Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play the Beatles, but none are the real...
New tactics planned against drunken drivers With fatalities unabated, groups seek stricter laws and monitoring devices 12:05 AM CST on Monday, November 20, 2006 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON – Deterrence, the tactic of choice against drunken drivers for two decades, is...
San Francisco-area couple calls for global orgasm for peace Two peace activists have planned a massive anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter. But they don't want you marching in the streets. They'd much rather you just stay home. The Global Orgasm for Peace was...