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Mexican consulates offer healthcare help By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers May 31, 2007 First came the Mexican consular photo identification cards that closely resembled U.S. driver's licenses and allowed immigrants, including those in the country...
New catalog offers XL in everything from toilet seats to lawn chairs At first glance, the catalog's pitch for lawn chairs appears ordinary: A seated man and woman relax near a tree-lined lake shore, enjoying drinks. Associated Press Last update: May 30, 2007 – 11:27 AM BOSTON -...
Surgical Awakening A Family Claims One Man's Surgical Experience Led to His Suicide From GMA May 30, 2007 As 73-year-old Sherman Sizemore prepared to undergo gall bladder surgery in January 2006, no one realized he would awake a different person. "There was something there that...
School counselor gets millions after typo Woman jailed for allegedly using state funds for cars, jewelry, investments Updated: 9:08 p.m. CT May 30, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS - An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor —...
'Monster Pig' killing sparks investigation From the Associated Press May 31, 2007 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — State wildlife officials said Wednesday they wanted to know how the huge hog dubbed "Monster Pig" got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by...
Her embryos or his? By Kevin Sack, Times Staff Writer May 30, 2007 Webster, Texas — AFTER two years of infertility treatments — from temperature monitoring and artificial inseminations to hormone injections and laparoscopic surgery — Augusta Roman felt her last, best hope for...
Friends: Mom whose children were hanged faced troubled life 08:35 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 By JEFF MOSIER, STELLA M. CHÁVEZ and DEBRA DENNIS / The Dallas Morning News HUDSON OAKS – Gilberta Estrada struggled as a single mother, confiding to friends about child custody...
Report: Man with rare TB strain feared for life CDC, airlines seek those he had close contact with on 2 continents 09:45 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Associated Press ATLANTA - A man with a form of tuberculosis so dangerous he is under the first U.S. government-ordered...
Is Wal-Mart Too Cheap for Its Own Good? By MICHAEL BARBARO Published: May 30, 2007 Low prices, it turns out, can be bad for business. A confidential report prepared for senior executives at Wal-Mart Stores concludes, in stark terms, that the chain’s traditional strengths — its...