Austin's Morning News

Commuter rail to cost twice the estimate in campaign New contracts bring total to more than $10 million annually. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, May 22, 2007 The Capital Metro board awarded a $112 million contract Monday to Veolia Transportation Services Inc., a...
Pangs of Hunger -- and Bit of Guilt By Lyndsey Layton Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, May 22, 2007; Page A13 A pork chop and a bag of peanuts proved too tempting for Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), one of four members of Congress who has struggled for the past week to subsist on $...
Global warming tour: Pelosi does Greenland Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a group of House members are planning to go to Greenland and Europe next week as part of what her critics have dubbed the “Global Warming Tour.” Pelosi will be joined by Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.),...
Driver Who Tested Positive for DUI Not Arrested, Dies in Wreck 3 Hours Later Fox News - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 JANESVILLE, Wis. — A driver who was stopped for speeding and tested over the legal limit for blood-alcohol content, but was not arrested, was killed less than three...
Florida Family Shocked They Weren't Told New Home Was Scene of Triple Murder-Suicide Monday, May 21, 2007 A family in Central Florida is outraged that they were kept in the dark about their new house's dark secret: A triple murder and suicide happened within the four walls they'...
Consequences of TAKS Web Posted: 05/21/2007 12:24 AM CDT Anastasia Ustinova Express-News With graduation ceremonies around the corner, area school districts are under pressure from parents to let high school seniors who failed the required exit exam walk across the stage anyway...
Dozens at meeting oppose 'unworkable' immigration reform bill Web Posted: 05/20/2007 12:09 AM CDT Sig Christenson Express-News Military Writer Jaime P. Martinez preached from the podium of a small chapel at Primera Baptist Church flanked by U.S. and Mexican flags, his message...
Colleges Offering Campuses as Final Resting Places By ALAN FINDER Published: May 18, 2007 RICHMOND, Va. — Want to recapture those undergraduate years? Colleges and universities are offering the chance — for eternity. For a few thousand dollars, the University of Richmond and a...
For Texting Teens, an OMG Moment When the Phone Bill Arrives By Margaret Webb Pressler Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 20, 2007; Page A01 Sofia Rubenstein, 17, got in trouble the way a lot of teens do these days. Her incessant text-messaging racked up a huge phone bill...