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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...
Bus Driver Blames Students For Her Failed Drug Test She is up for dismissal for smoking marijuana By 970 WFLA Thursday, October 25, 2007 BRADENTON, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Bradenton bus driver might be losing her job for failing a urine test, which showed that she had smoked...
Pit bulls kill miniature horse given to cancer-stricken child 12:43 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Associated Press AMARILLO, Texas – A miniature horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming...
RUBBER ROMEOS WANTED By TODD VENEZIA October 24, 2007 -- It may well be the hardest job around - but applicants are expected to be excited, motivated and straight shooters. Condom-maker Durex wants men - and women - to become test pilots in their bedroom brigade, putting...
Argyle school officials, some parents disagree on dress code, dancing 09:17 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 By AMY DODD THOMPSON / Denton Record-Chronicle athompson@dentonrc.com Some parents still don’t share the opinions of Argyle school district administrators about...
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...