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America's Pimp 'n' Ho Culture Gets Real By Kathleen Parker In my eyes I done seen some crazy thangs in the streets Gotta couple hos workin' on the changes for me ... -- Lyrics from "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp,'' 2006 winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Song, by...
The Ho Industry Alexander Cockburn It's suddenly news that Don Imus shores up his ratings with racist cracks at blacks and Hispanics? Only now, by insulting the women athletes of Rutgers as "nappy-headed ho's," has he crossed the Rubicon of racism and the shout has at last gone...
Texas Moves Closer To Getting Rid Of TAKS Test POSTED: 4:45 pm CDT April 12, 2007 UPDATED: 5:55 pm CDT April 12, 2007 HOUSTON -- Texas moved a step closer Thursday to replacing its high-stakes test with end-of-course exams in high school. The state Senate Education Committee...
Media Miscarriage By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, April 12, 2007; 7:22 AM There's a lot going on the last couple of days--MSNBC booting Imus, McCain's big speech on the war, Fred Thompson's cancer, Larry Birkhead prancing before the cameras, and, oh yeah,...
ATLANTA — At the world's busiest airport, plainclothes officers patrolling public restrooms in search of luggage thieves have instead uncovered a rash of other, more sordid crimes. The new restroom dragnet has led to the arrests of more than 30 people in three months for...
By TERRENCE STUTZ and STACI HUPP / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com and shupp@dallasnews.com Flabby schoolchildren would get more exercise under a Senate bill passed Wednesday that sets firm standards for daily physical education in kindergarten through the eighth...
By LORENA MONGELLI in Raleigh, N.C. and LUKAS I. ALPERT in New York April 12, 2007 -- North Carolina's chief law enforcer yesterday tossed the entire sensational and racially charged case against three Duke University lacrosse players, saying there was no evidence a sex attack...
By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle High school students might want to hold onto those No. 2 pencils. Yes, state lawmakers are considering a plan to abolish the high-stakes TAKS exams in high school — but standardized tests are not going away. Under proposed...
High school athletes to face testing for steroids Texas Senate and House aim for random checks starting in the fall By GARY SCHARRER and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Thousands of Texas high school athletes likely will face random tests for...