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Texas No. 1 in legislators-turned-lobbyists They relish pay, staying in politics, but critics say system open to abuse 11:27 PM CDT on Thursday, October 12, 2006 By KAREN BROOKS / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Lawmakers regularly leave office to pound the pavement as...
Gambling interests stake out Texas Big donors with different goals spending millions on governor's race By R.G. RATCLIFFE and LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Candidates for Texas governor have received more than $2 million from gambling...
Costs billed after DeLay indicted Records show bulk of Travis DA's expenses for 3-year case turned in after September 2005 By MICHAEL HEDGES Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Weeks before Texas Republican Tom DeLay resigned from Congress, five of Travis County District...
Law students at UT chided for having a 'ghetto' party By ARMANDO VILLAFRANCA Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle A group of first-year law students at the University of Texas at Austin has been chided by the dean for participating in a "Ghetto Fabulous"-themed costume party and...
Commandant says Iraq war winnable Web Posted: 10/12/2006 12:07 AM CDT Scott Huddleston Express-News Staff Writer The war in Iraq can be won, if Iraqi leaders can establish banking and justice systems, and other essential structures most Americans take for granted, the commanding...
Mizzou scraps plan to offer condoms in dorms 04:17 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. – A plan to offer free condoms in University of Missouri-Columbia residence halls has been shelved by Chancellor Brady Deaton. A university spokeswoman said...
Kinky didn't get invitation to NAACP event He's only major candidate who won't speak at group's summit 11:24 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Associated Press AUSTIN – Kinky Friedman, whose racially charged comments have infuriated minority groups, is the only major...
'All-time high' in Baghdad violence BAGHDAD — The number of sectarian killings each month in Baghdad has more than tripled since February, and the violence has not slowed despite a major offensive in the capital. Death squads killed 1,450 people in September, up from 450 in...
Guns Are in Schools but Not in the President's Vocabulary By Dana Milbank Wednesday, October 11, 2006; Page A02 President Bush has always been a disciplined man, but yesterday he set a new standard for self-control: He moderated an hour-long discussion about the rash of school...