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Kinky Friedman's use of a racial slur in his outrage-humor stage show in 1980 caused a firestorm Thursday in the governor's race as critics said the satirist too frequently engages in racially charged comments. The controversy has been smoldering for two weeks, ever since...
MELANIE ASMAR Concord Monitor A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves...
ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press writer Teen drug users know better than to cross paths with police officers walking the beat or school principals roaming the hallways. Now there's a new enemy in the generational war on drugs: drug testing-parents. The explosion of Internet...
More and more couples are turning to an embryo-screening technique that allows them to choose the genetic makeup of their children, according to a survey released yesterday in the online edition of the journal Fertility and Sterility. Some use the test so they can give birth to...
Cap Metro's plan for rapid buses hits a snag Two board members question high cost, development potential of $1 million buses. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 All Systems Go? Not so fast. Capital Metro, in its 2004 campaign to authorize a...
Commissioners approve weight-loss surgery They say it could head off other, costlier procedures for employees By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 A split Travis County Commissioners Court decided Tuesday to pay for weight-loss surgery for a...
Border Fence Issue Heats Up in Senate Congress Weighs Political Impact in Election Year By LIZ MARLANTES Sept. 19, 2006 — As Congress grapples with the contentious issue of the treatment of terror detainees, Democrats have been more than happy to sit back and let Republicans...
Parents charged with kidnapping daughter, trying to force her to get an abortion SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Maine couple upset that their 19-year-old daughter was pregnant tied her up, loaded her in their car and began driving to New York to force her to get an abortion, police said...
CAIRO, Egypt Sep 19, 2006 (AP)— Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran's supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff's remarks on Islam. Protests broke...