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House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, October 25, 2007; Page A03 Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion...
Bus Driver Blames Students For Her Failed Drug Test She is up for dismissal for smoking marijuana By 970 WFLA Thursday, October 25, 2007 BRADENTON, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Bradenton bus driver might be losing her job for failing a urine test, which showed that she had smoked...
Pit bulls kill miniature horse given to cancer-stricken child 12:43 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Associated Press AMARILLO, Texas – A miniature horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming...
RUBBER ROMEOS WANTED By TODD VENEZIA October 24, 2007 -- It may well be the hardest job around - but applicants are expected to be excited, motivated and straight shooters. Condom-maker Durex wants men - and women - to become test pilots in their bedroom brigade, putting...
Argyle school officials, some parents disagree on dress code, dancing 09:17 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 By AMY DODD THOMPSON / Denton Record-Chronicle athompson@dentonrc.com Some parents still don’t share the opinions of Argyle school district administrators about...
Thousands moved into fire-risk areas By Brad Heath, USA TODAY The fires scorching Southern California are burning their way into fast-growing neighborhoods where thousands of new homes spring up each year in some of the West's worst wildfire hot spots, a USA TODAY analysis shows...
Miss England Told to 'Fatten Up' to Win Miss World Title Twenty-year-old Miss England, Georgia Horsley, has a figure many women envy. But the size-eight model, originally from North Yorks, England, has been told to “fatten up” if she wants a shot at winning the Miss World...
By Patrick Rucker Tue Oct 23, 5:03 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcy judges could erase billions of dollars in mortgage debt for troubled homeowners under legislation to be debated on Wednesday. The proposal, backed by consumer groups but opposed by the lending...
Dallas Uses Billboards to Target Saggy Pants Billboards make their debut in the Dallas area Tuesday urging Texans: "Don't Be Lame, Elevate Your Game." Dallas City Hall kicks off its ad campaign in the anti-saggy pants battle to advise people to "Pull'em Up" with more than two...