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Ex-Mexico Prez: Racists Stop Immigration By DIEGO A. SANTOS – 14 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Monday that the United States is letting racism dictate its policies, especially when it comes to immigration. "The xenophobics, the racists,...
For Thompson, It's Showtime Michigan Debate Is Seen as a Crucial Test By Michael D. Shear Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 9, 2007; Page A01 In his month-old quest for the White House, Fred D. Thompson has already endured withering criticism from evangelical leader...
Board approves five new toll roads Texas 45 Southwest only new road in the plan By Ben Wear AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, October 09, 2007 Ending for now a three-year civic argument, a comfortable majority of Central Texas' governing transportation board approved...
Toll equipment double-billed 50,000 times TxDOT officials say problem has been fixed and everyone will have charges reversed. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, October 09, 2007 A glitch in the equipment on three Austin roads has caused about 50,000 double-billings...
Stop, thief! GM's OnStar system could soon halt stolen cars OnStar already finds 700 to 800 cars per month. By Tom Krisher ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, October 09, 2007 DETROIT — Say some clown steals your car from the parking deck at work. If it's equipped with General Motors'...
Pennsylvania Man Jailed After Paying for Groceries With $1 Million Bill Tuesday, October 09, 2007 PITTSBURGH — Change for a million? That's what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Pittsburgh supermarket. But when the Giant Eagle...
Well, here we go again: to toll, or not to toll. At least, that's what some foes of the pending toll road plan suggest. The five-road plan the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board will vote on tonight, they say, is just a replay of 2004: double taxation in the...
I hate school! Yes, I know that's a bit immature for someone 41 years old. But it's true. I hate school -- so much so that my wife, Amy, and I have hired a college student to help our fifth-grade son manage his schoolwork a few times a week. It's not that we can't do the work...
Baseball players sometimes cross themselves before getting into the batter's box. Basketball players might look up for divine support before a free throw. Some soccer players kiss crucifixes around their necks after scoring a goal. But perhaps no sport is more associated with...