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White House Report Lauds Immigrants’ Positive Effects By ROBERT PEAR Published: June 20, 2007 WASHINGTON, June 19 — Hoping to influence Congressional debate, the White House issued a report on Tuesday saying, “Immigration has a positive effect on the American economy as a whole...
Texas man dies of burns after dousing himself with gas, being shot with Taser Johnny Lopez, a 47-year-old from San Angelo, Texas, died yesterday of burns sustained in a fire that began Monday after he doused himself with gasoline and was shot with a Taser during an altercation...
Man Says Home Depot Fired Workers For Catching Thieves MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- A former Home Depot employee said the company fired him and three other workers because they helped police catch several suspected shoplifters in May. Midwest City police said the men helped officers...
Man strangles rabid bobcat When the animal attacked, Dale Rippy stayed cool. By CAMILLE C. SPENCER Published June 19, 2007 WESLEY CHAPEL - Dale Rippy follows the same routine every trash day. He wakes up, heads to the curb of his home in the Villages of Wesley Chapel, rolls his...
'You're fired,' man hears after saving a woman's life The 24-year-old grabbed a gun before going to help his neighbor who had been shot. By Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union When a neighbor screamed she'd been shot, Colin Bruley grabbed his shotgun, found the victim and began...
Schools Plan to Pay Cash for Marks By JENNIFER MEDINA Published: June 19, 2007 New York City students could earn as much as $500 a year for doing well on standardized tests and showing up for class in a new program to begin this fall, city officials announced yesterday. And the...
Apartments Welcome Homeless Alcoholics Experimental Apartment Building in Seattle Welcomes Homeless Alcoholics; Project Saves Money By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Jun 18, 2007 (AP) When Brian Steik lived on the streets, the government spent tens of...
Sen. Reid fast-tracks revived immigration bill Proposal boosts funding by $4.4 billion for border security and workplace enforcement, a Bush-backed provision. By Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer June 19, 2007 WASHINGTON — Senate leaders Monday relaunched a controversial...
Va. School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject By Maria Glod Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 18, 2007; Page B01 Fairfax County middle school student Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and slipped his arm...