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Take premarital class or pay double, House proposes By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Debate over government's role in matters of love, marriage and divorce begins today when the Texas House considers a bill doubling marriage license...
Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, April 11, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, just back from a trip to Syria that brought sharp criticism from Republicans and the Bush administration, suggested Tuesday that the two may be...
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- Two co-workers at a central Florida school decided they wanted to be more than friends -- so they're now father and daughter. Over five years in the halls of Crest School in Citrus County, a love story unfolded. But the bond custodians Darlyn Beam and Bob...
By MELANIE AVE Published April 10, 2007 LARGO - Today is the day Barbara Morris dreaded would come. Against Morris' wishes, her 9-year-old violent grandson is supposed to return home from a psychiatric center after her efforts to find him a group home failed. And now the 61-year...
Obama's silence on Imus alarms some blacks Candidate faces first test on handling issues of race By Rick Klein and Joseph Williams, Globe Staff | April 11, 2007 WASHINGTON -- With the Rev. Al Sharpton leading calls Monday for radio host Don Imus to be fired over racially...
By PHILLIP RAWLS 04.10.07, 6:15 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hasn't done a lot of grocery shopping lately - at least based on his answers about the cost of milk and bread. Campaigning in Alabama on Tuesday, the former New York City mayor portrayed...
Climate change concert star Madonna accused of hypocrisy By RICHARD SIMPSON The stars of a major Live 8-style concert to raise awareness of climate change have been condemned as hypocrites for failing to lead environmentally friendly lives themselves. The likes of Madonna and...
High Stakes: Chávez Plays the Oil Card By SIMON ROMERO and CLIFFORD KRAUSS Published: April 10, 2007 CARACAS, Venezuela, April 9 — With President Hugo Chávez setting a May 1 deadline for an ambitious plan to wrest control of several major oil projects from American and European...
Sex Offenders Test Churches’ Core Beliefs By NEELA BANERJEE Published: April 10, 2007 CARLSBAD, Calif. — On a marquee outside and on a banner inside, Pilgrim United Church of Christ proclaims, “All are welcome.” Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living...