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Border agent allowed TB patient in U.S. By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press ATLANTA — A globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was allowed back into the U.S. by a border inspector who disregarded a computer warning to stop him and don protective...
A bridge too low costs Cap Metro $260,000 Agency has to lower track, raise overpass to meet regulations. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, May 31, 2007 Capital Metro, after determining that an overpass being built for commuter rail was not high enough, is spending...
U.S. Marine Vet Faces Hearing on Discharge Status for Wearing Uniform at Protest Thursday, May 31, 2007 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A U.S. veteran who served in the Iraq war could lose his honorable discharge status after being photographed wearing fatigues at an anti-war protest...
Mexican consulates offer healthcare help By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers May 31, 2007 First came the Mexican consular photo identification cards that closely resembled U.S. driver's licenses and allowed immigrants, including those in the country...
New catalog offers XL in everything from toilet seats to lawn chairs At first glance, the catalog's pitch for lawn chairs appears ordinary: A seated man and woman relax near a tree-lined lake shore, enjoying drinks. Associated Press Last update: May 30, 2007 – 11:27 AM BOSTON -...
Surgical Awakening A Family Claims One Man's Surgical Experience Led to His Suicide From GMA May 30, 2007 As 73-year-old Sherman Sizemore prepared to undergo gall bladder surgery in January 2006, no one realized he would awake a different person. "There was something there that...
School counselor gets millions after typo Woman jailed for allegedly using state funds for cars, jewelry, investments Updated: 9:08 p.m. CT May 30, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS - An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor —...
'Monster Pig' killing sparks investigation From the Associated Press May 31, 2007 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — State wildlife officials said Wednesday they wanted to know how the huge hog dubbed "Monster Pig" got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- State wildlife officials said Wednesday they want to know how the huge hog dubbed "Monster Pig" got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by an 11-year-old boy. The young hunter is not accused of doing anything illegal, but...