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A boost for child Medicaid services By JANET ELLIOTT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The state will spend $700 million over the next two years to improve health care for needy children under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit presented in court...
British Forces Banned From Selling Stories Decision Follows Outcry Over Fees for Ex-Captives By Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, April 10, 2007; Page A09 LONDON, April 9 -- Britain's Defense Ministry banned military personnel from selling...
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...
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, April 09, 2007 As a single mother raising her 6-year-old son, Javonda Jones knows there are certain things she cannot teach him. But she says an all-boys school focused on leadership could make a difference Austin school district officials have...
Speed traps find ways to still snare motorists Web Posted: 04/08/2007 11:13 PM CDT Thomas Korosec Houston Chronicle ESTELLINE — With his lean profile and weathered face, Officer Barney Gilley looks every bit the part of a West Texas law officer. Now and then, tourists stop and...
Measure would require passing cars to give bicyclists room Web Posted: 04/08/2007 10:49 PM CDT Alysha N. Hernández Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Only within the past month has Sandra Vaughan felt strong enough and safe enough to ride her 20-speed bicycle in slow and steady circles in...
Pilot's potty-mouth grounds Northwest flight ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Northwest Airlines flight was canceled because the pilot was yelling obscenities during a cellphone conversation while people were boarding, and cursed one passenger, a federal official said Saturday. The pilot...
New York City Couple Hails Cab to Arizona Sunday, April 08, 2007 NEW YORK — Betty and Bob Matas have retired and are moving to Arizona, but like many New Yorkers they don't drive, and they don't want their cats to travel all that way in an airliner cargo hold. Their solution: "...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most Florida felons will regain voting and other civil rights more quickly after completing their sentences under changes approved Thursday by the governor and the state clemency board. Republican Gov. Charlie Crist pushed the change, saying the rights...