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Police spot massive pot farm in Mountain Creek area Dallas police say find may be one of largest ever in southern U.S. 12:11 AM CDT on Thursday, August 2, 2007 By PAUL MEYER / The Dallas Morning News pmeyer@dallasnews.com A sprawling marijuana plantation with an estimated 30,000...
FBI drug standard lowered for hiring By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Aspiring FBI agents who once dabbled in marijuana use won't be barred from getting a job with the elite crime-fighting agency, which has loosened its drug policy amid a campaign to hire hundreds of...
Foreign Firms Pass Detroit in U.S. Auto Sales For First Time GM, Ford, Chrysler Combined Have 48% of Market Share By Sholnn Freeman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 2, 2007; Page D01 Led by Toyota, foreign automakers captured more than 50 percent of the U.S. vehicle...
Hurricane Victims Rush to Apply for Grants as Deadline Looms By ADAM NOSSITER Published: August 1, 2007 NEW ORLEANS, July 31 — Hundreds of Louisianians whose homes were ruined by Hurricane Katrina rushed to meet a Tuesday deadline set by the state’s troubled housing aid program...
TEA grants schools a grace period on ratings Agency holds off while it redefines what is a dropout and a graduate By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Texas school districts can count their blessings today when the state announces the annual campus performance...
A Teacher Grows Disillusioned After a ‘Fail’ Becomes a ‘Pass’ By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN Published: August 1, 2007 Several weeks into his first year of teaching math at the High School of Arts and Technology in Manhattan, Austin Lampros received a copy of the school’s grading policy...
NSA Spying Part of Broader Effort Intelligence Chief Says Bush Authorized Secret Activities Under One Order By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, August 1, 2007; Page A01 The Bush administration's chief intelligence official said yesterday that President Bush...
GOP slams 'giant leap' to social health care By Sean Lengell August 1, 2007 Republicans and the White House say Democrats are pursuing a "giant leap" toward socialized health care by trying to draw middle-class families into a federally funded health insurance program for low-...
Man who posed as Marine hero sentenced to tend military graves By MIKE BARBER P-I REPORTER For pretending that he was a decorated U.S. military veteran, 59-year-old Reggie L. Buddle of Puyallup must tend to the graves of those who really were. U.S. Magistrate Kelly Arnold in U.S...