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Report: Crashes down at red-light camera intersections Figures from program's first 6 months show drop in accidents, tickets 08:11 AM CST on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News teiserer@dallasnews.com Dallas officials believe the city's...
Whistleblower losing his battle with the IRS Court says fired state employee owes $3.2 million By CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — George Green, a fired whistleblower who butted heads with state officials for years before collecting a highly...
Cheers, jeers for man in slayings of burglary suspects Neighbors hail actions while Quanell X calls for murder charges in protest at shooter's home By RUTH RENDON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Neighbors of Joe Horn, the Pasadena man in the controversial fatal shootings of two...
Sects unite to battle Al Qaeda in Iraq Sunnis and Shiites work together at the local level to protect their neighborhoods from insurgents and militias. By Doug Smith and Saif Rasheed, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers November 19, 2007 QARGHULIA, Iraq — Despite persistent...
Starting Tuesday, plastic bags illegal at big S.F. grocery stores Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007 Attention San Francisco shoppers: Plastic grocery store bags are going, going, gone. Starting Tuesday, large grocery stores in the city can no...
OPEC to Put $750 Million Toward Climate Research As Summit Ends, Iran's Ahmadinejad Attacks U.S. Policy; Explosion of Saudi Gas Pipeline Kills 28 By Steven Mufson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007; Page A11 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 18 -- With crude oil...
Wall Street Plans $38 Billion of Bonuses as Shareholders Lose By Christine Harper Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Shareholders in the securities industry are having their worst year since 2002, losing $74 billion of their equity. That won't prevent Wall Street from paying record bonuses...
Chavez Tells OPEC to Use Politics, Curb `Imperialism' (Update1) By Daniel Williams and Maher Chmaytelli Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez brought his revolutionary zeal to the cartel that controls 40 percent of the world's oil, urging fellow members at a...
Study: Blondes Make Men Act Dumber While blondes may have more fun, a new study suggests that fair-haired ladies may be making those around them dumber. Researchers found that men's scores on general knowledge tests drop when they are shown photos of blonde women, the Sunday...