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Slower I-35 part of deal on toll road Web Posted: 11/04/2007 10:45 PM CST Patrick Driscoll Express-News A recent toll road contract that shoehorns market incentives into a government monopoly would reward the state for lowering speed limits on Interstate 35, effectively steering...
Mother spoke up, now son can't play An e-mail to the family, apparently from the Azalea Bulldogs president, also bans her husband from coaching. By LIBBY NELSON, Times Staff Writer Published November 2, 2007 Michelle Patrick didn't tell her husband or son she had talked to the...
Feminist says Hillary Clinton plays the 'victim' Kate Michelman, advisor to the Edwards campaign, says the sole woman Democrat hopeful raises 'white flag' when pressed. By Richard B. Schmitt, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer November 4, 2007 WASHINGTON -- A prominent feminist,...
Gift of Gall By MAUREEN DOWD Published: November 4, 2007 WASHINGTON Girlfriend had a rough week. First Hillary got brushed back by the boys in the debate. Then some women bemoaned Hillaryland’s “Don’t hit me, I’m a girl” strategy. The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus deplored the “...
Devices Enforce Silence of Cellphones, Illegally By MATT RICHTEL Published: November 4, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 — One afternoon in early September, an architect boarded his commuter train and became a cellphone vigilante. He sat down next to a 20-something woman who he said...
Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver, Lawmaker Says WASHINGTON — Lawmakers meeting about airline safety Wednesday heard about a government report that described a commercial pilot and his first officer falling asleep at the wheel 60 miles outside from Denver, and...
Clinton would cream Giuliani, poll finds By: David Paul Kuhn Oct 31, 2007 04:40 PM EST Updated: November 1, 2007 09:27 AM EST One year before voters go to the polls to select the next president, the Republican Party is as weak as it has been in a generation, a detailed new poll...
Huckleberry Finn N-word lesson draws controversy North Richland Hills: Teen asks teacher to modify epithet on blackboard 08:39 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 By LAURIE FOX / The Dallas Morning News lfox@dallasnews.com The racial epithet leapt from the chalkboard. It was...
Black radio hosts call for national economic boycott By TAMMY JOYNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 10/30/07 A contingent of black radio talk-show hosts are calling for a national economic boycott Friday to protest what they consider racial and economic...