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Smokers make poorer workers, studies say Etain Lavelle Bloomberg News Mar. 28, 2007 04:57 PM Smokers take an additional eight days of sick leave a year and are more likely to perform poorly in the workplace compared with non-smokers, according to two new studies published today...
By Richard Owen in Rome March 28, 2007 12:00am HELL is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful, Pope Benedict XVI has said. Addressing a parish gathering in a northern suburb of Rome, the...
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says immigration bills that will be discussed at a hearing Wednesday are unfair for immigrants. LINK TO FULL STORY
By PHIL DAVIS CLEARWATER, Fla. Mar 28, 2007 (AP)— Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys argued Tuesday that the operation doesn't...
By CINDY HORSWELL HOUSTON CHRONICLE Before being charged with killing a Porter woman and her pregnant daughter in a crash Sunday, Ignacio Gomez-Gutierrez had been convicted three times for drunken driving in Harris County, court records show. His third DWI arrest, which would...
By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Democrat from Houston was one of the architects in 1999 of the Texas Grant program, which helps students from low-income families pay tuition and fees at public colleges and universities. State funding, however, hasn't kept...
By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY Ask a teacher whether her students are on track to earn a college degree, and she'll probably say "Sure." Grant her anonymity, and you may get a different point of view. In a wide-ranging survey being released Tuesday, nearly one in four teachers in...
By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, March 27, 2007; Page D01 Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by...
David Armstrong, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Use them or lose them. Frequent-flier miles are going away -- not all of them, and not right away. But several of the nation's major airlines, saying the rapid buildup of unused miles is raising their operating...