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Craddick says trial lawyers backed those who tried to oust him 10:40 PM CDT on Thursday, October 25, 2007 From Wire Reports MIDLAND – Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick says rebel House members who tried to oust him this year are backed by plaintiffs' lawyers who want to repeal...
Do you believe in ghosts? About a third of people do, poll finds Associated Press WASHINGTON — It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children...
Texas may demand deeper thinking in its public schools Web Posted: 10/26/2007 12:28 AM CDT Melissa Ludwig Express-News Writing research papers with citations, explaining plate tectonics and probing why historians have competing versions of the past. Such high level skills could...
Repeat teen births highest in Texas at 24% By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY Almost a quarter of teen births in Texas are to girls who have had a baby before, according to a state-by-state analysis of federal birth rate data to be released today. The U.S. average is 20%. Texas has the...
UF police cleared in 'Don't Tase me, Bro' case University of Florida cops were exonerated in the stunning of a student. The student may face charges. By ROBERTO SANTIAGO rsantiago@MiamiHerald.com Andrew Meyer, the University of Florida student who was Tasered by campus police in...
DREAM Act, affecting children of illegal immigrants, fails Senate test vote Senate defeats decision over immigration amnesty concerns 07:52 AM CDT on Thursday, October 25, 2007 By DAVE MICHAELS / The Dallas Morning News dmichaels@dallasnews.com WASHINGTON – The DREAM Act failed...
Mom charged after cheerleaders' high-speed stunt to grab beer By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — A woman has been charged with letting her 15-year-old daughter lean out of a school van on a highway to get beer from an sport utility vehicle full of boys, authorities...
House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, October 25, 2007; Page A03 Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion...