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Red-light fines filling state coffers instead of helping hospitals Legislators had pushed cameras by saying half of funds would go to emergency rooms, trauma centers 12:50 AM CST on Monday, November 12, 2007 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News choppe@dallasnews.com AUSTIN...
Texas passed $10 billion in bonds, but they don't come cheap If all are sold, debt to double and tax boost possible in budget crisis 12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 11, 2007 From Wire Reports April Castro, The Associated Press AUSTIN – Now that Texas voters have given the state...
Justices mull 1st real look at 2nd Amendment in decades By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have track records that make predicting their rulings on many topics more than a mere guess. Then there is the issue of the Second Amendment and guns,...
Monday, Nov 12, 2007 Posted on Sun, Nov. 11, 2007 Aircraft of local televangelist under scrutiny By DARREN BARBEE Star-Telegram Staff Writer Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, a licensed commercial pilot, makes no secret of his passion for flying in his broadcasts. He owns three...
Megachurch took in $69 million in 2006 ATLANTA --An Atlanta megachurch took in $69 million in 2006, according to a financial statement the church's minister released in response to a Senate investigation into him and five other well-known televangelists. The Rev. Creflo Dollar...
'Morning After' Ruling in Wash. State Court: Washington State Druggists May Refuse to Prescribe 'Morning After' Pill By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Nov 8, 2007 (AP) A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists sell "morning-...
Ron Paul gets relevant in a hurry By: Jonathan Martin Nov 6, 2007 07:15 PM EST In the space of 24 hours, Ron Paul achieved the extraordinary feat of raising over $4 million online in 35,000 separate contributions. And he is still going. As of Tuesday morning, the Republican...
Ore. Residents Use Radar on Speeders Nov 7, 2007 3:39 PM (19 hrs ago) AP THE DALLES, Ore. (Map, News) - Residents of The Dalles are taking the radar guns into their own hands. The police are lending the guns to people concerned about speeders in their neighborhoods. "If they...
Assaulted by a kiss? Man's lip bitten off By Jennifer Sullivan Seattle Times staff reporter A White Center woman was arrested for investigation of assault after authorities say she bit off the bottom lip of a man she had been kissing. The 49-year-old man's lip was found after...