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LA official proposes ban on 'N-word' LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman and former police chief on Tuesday introduced a symbolic resolution calling on residents of the nation's second-largest city not to use a common racial slur. City Councilman Bernard Parks, who is black,...
Cops Pepper-Spray Student Accused of Eating Half Slice of Pizza Student says he did not comply with officers' orders Last Edited: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2007, 9:57 PM CST Created: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2007, 8:35 PM CST ROUND ROCK -- The parents of a Stony Point High School student say they...
City fights to shut down swinger parties 10:36 PM CST on Monday, November 5, 2007 By GARY REAVES / WFAA-TV DUNCANVILLE - A swingers club operated out of a Duncanville home has stirred up controversy. The city of Duncanville has placed no parking signs in front of the home,...
Teen Wins Fight for Antiabortion Club at School Officials Reverse Decision After Lawsuit Is Filed By Theresa Vargas Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 6, 2007; Page A01 For Stephanie Hoffmeier, it came down to believing in a power higher than a school system. With...
Poll finds 77% oppose licenses for illegals By Stephen Dinan November 6, 2007 Voters oppose driver's licenses for illegal aliens by a nearly five-to-one margin, a new Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll finds. As immigration politics explode into the presidential race...
Fewer Speeders: Less Cash for D.C. WASHINGTON - The Metropolitan Police Department's photo radar and red light camera programs seem to be working, and that's translating to a lot less money in the city's coffers. Police spokeswoman Traci Hughes says the fact that there are about...
California School District Approves 'In God We Trust' Classroom Displays BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Trustees of the largest high school district in the country voted 4-1 Monday night to mandate displays bearing the nation's motto — "In God We Trust" — and other historical documents...
Danger years for starting to drink as young as fourth grade By Beth Furtwangler, USA TODAY If you wait until your children are in middle school to talk to them about the dangers of alcohol, you may be too late. That's the message being echoed this fall by educators and substance...
Different Rules When a Rival Is a Woman? By ADAM NAGOURNEY and PATRICK HEALY Published: November 5, 2007 DES MOINES, Nov. 4 — A critical question in this campaign — how to run against a female presidential candidate, or as one — has burst into the foreground in the aftermath of...