Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
Seeking Savings, Employers Help Smokers Quit By MILT FREUDENHEIM Published: October 26, 2007 Corporate America has made big strides toward the smoke-free workplace. Its next goal: the smoke-free worker. Many businesses are seeking to reduce their medical bills by paying for...
Mexicans Miss Money From Relatives Up North By ELISABETH MALKIN Published: October 26, 2007 EL RODEO, Mexico — For years, millions of Mexican migrants working in the United States have sent money back home to villages like this one, money that allows families to pay medical...
Thousands moved into fire-risk areas By Brad Heath, USA TODAY The fires scorching Southern California are burning their way into fast-growing neighborhoods where thousands of new homes spring up each year in some of the West's worst wildfire hot spots, a USA TODAY analysis shows...
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...