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Google Maps redraw the realm of privacy As street-level photos are added to the site, fears of intrusion arise. By Alex Pham and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers August 7, 2007 Google Inc. has been watching you, Southern California. A caravan of cars and trucks mounted with...
Mayhem ends, ball in hands of Mets fan Demian Bulwa and Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writers Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Once again, the polite disagreement over who exactly is the rightful owner of one of Mr. Bonds' baseballs produced blood, bruises and bedlam. Somebody...
Bridge Collapse Revives Issue of Road Spending By SUSAN SAULNY and JENNIFER STEINHAUER Published: August 7, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6 — In the past two years, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota twice vetoed legislation to raise the state’s gas tax to pay for transportation needs. Now...
More black women consider 'dating out' By Dionne Walker, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — For years, Toinetta Jones played the dating game by her mom's strict rule. "Mom always told me, 'Don't you ever bring a white man home,'" recalled Jones, echoing an edict issued by many...
Geoff Oldfather: English-speaker says landlord's message is clear Tom McKenna is a longtime Stuart businessman who speaks only English. He says that's why he's being kicked out of the storefront on South Dixie Highway where he has run Seacoast Water Care for seven years. "I don'...
Firefighters forced to join in 'Gay Pride' parade File lawsuit against city after enduring 3 hours of lewd remarks, gestures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 7, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's Note: WARNING – Some...
Ron Paul's Earmarks Texas Congressman Ron Paul -- libertarian gadfly and current Republican Presidential hopeful -- has made a name for himself as a critic of overspending. But it seems even he can't resist the political allure of earmarks. After reporters started asking...
Analysis: Military Shows Gains in Iraq By ROBERT BURNS 08.06.07, 2:18 PM ET BAGHDAD - The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working. In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists...
Angry Men Get Ahead, Angry Women Get Penalized New Study Says Anger Helps Men in Workplace August 3, 2007 A man who gets angry at work may well be admired for it but a woman who shows anger in the workplace is liable to be seen as "out of control" and incompetent, according to a...