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Mi Casa, Sue Casa Nancy Pelosi tries to force the Salvation Army to hire people who can't speak English. Monday, November 19, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST It's been less than a week since New York's Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Eliot Spitzer had to climb down from their support of...
Teen gets 60 years for attack on girl By William C. Lhotka ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 11/16/2007 St. Louis County — A child beaten nearly to death in a 2005 sexual assault in Spanish Lake asked a judge to send the teen who did it to prison for 60 years. That's exactly what Circuit...
Bush plan aims to make holiday travel easier on fliers Bush plan opens more airspace to cut delays 12:00 AM CST on Friday, November 16, 2007 By JAKE BATSELL / The Dallas Morning News jbatsell@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News Suzanne Marta and The Associated Press...
Church rejects interfaith service on its property Hyde Park Baptist says it didn't realize Muslims were leading annual Thanksgiving event. By Eileen Flynn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, November 16, 2007 Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, the city's largest interfaith...
A New Effort to Remove Bad Teachers By ELISSA GOOTMAN Published: November 15, 2007 The Bloomberg administration is beginning a drive to remove unsatisfactory teachers, hiring new teams of lawyers and consultants who will help principals build cases against tenured teachers who...
Most school districts reject Texas' new merit pay plan Exclusive: 57% of state's districts reject merit pay plan, leaving more for others 11:32 PM CST on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – More than half of...
Military on mission to cover $12K in Dallas parking fees Service branches say GIs who got tickets will pay 08:05 PM CST on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News dlevinthal@dallasnews.com The U.S. military found itself negotiating a truce...
The invisible 'double tax' tollway Texas 45 Southeast will have tolls even though tax and fee money is paying for all of it. By Ben Wear Monday, November 05, 2007 Lost amid all the talk these past few months about which proposed Austin toll road is or isn't "double taxation" has...
Shooting of theft suspects may test self-defense law By RUTH RENDON and PEGGY O'HARE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle In a case legal experts say may "stretch the limits" of the state's self-defense laws, a Pasadena man shot and killed two suspected burglars during a...