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Red-light fines filling state coffers instead of helping hospitals Legislators had pushed cameras by saying half of funds would go to emergency rooms, trauma centers 12:50 AM CST on Monday, November 12, 2007 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News choppe@dallasnews.com AUSTIN...
Texas passed $10 billion in bonds, but they don't come cheap If all are sold, debt to double and tax boost possible in budget crisis 12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 11, 2007 From Wire Reports April Castro, The Associated Press AUSTIN – Now that Texas voters have given the state...
Justices mull 1st real look at 2nd Amendment in decades By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have track records that make predicting their rulings on many topics more than a mere guess. Then there is the issue of the Second Amendment and guns,...
Monday, Nov 12, 2007 Posted on Sun, Nov. 11, 2007 Aircraft of local televangelist under scrutiny By DARREN BARBEE Star-Telegram Staff Writer Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, a licensed commercial pilot, makes no secret of his passion for flying in his broadcasts. He owns three...
Megachurch took in $69 million in 2006 ATLANTA --An Atlanta megachurch took in $69 million in 2006, according to a financial statement the church's minister released in response to a Senate investigation into him and five other well-known televangelists. The Rev. Creflo Dollar...
'Morning After' Ruling in Wash. State Court: Washington State Druggists May Refuse to Prescribe 'Morning After' Pill By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Nov 8, 2007 (AP) A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists sell "morning-...
Dallas schools look into claims officer called boys 'stupid' 5th-graders accused of pulling alarm put on stage at assembly; principal denies wrongdoing 08:51 PM CST on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 By BLANCA CANTÚ / The Dallas Morning News bcantu@dallasnews.com Dallas Independent...
House approves ban on job bias against gays Senate expected to soon weigh similar measure 11:44 PM CST on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 From Wire Reports WASHINGTON – The House voted Wednesday to extend the nation's employment discrimination protections to gay workers, the first...
Nomination for Immigration Agency Chief Imperiled Following Halloween Costume Incident WASHINGTON — The nomination prospects for Julie Myers to take charge at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency took a major downturn Wednesday after Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo...