Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration plans to expand its use of screening machines that look under passengers' clothing for hidden weapons. New York's Kennedy and Los Angeles International airports will get "backscatter" X-ray machines that the American Civil...
Dallas councilman seeks to ban saggy pants Councilman says he wants to help improve young adults' self-image By THOMAS KOROSEC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Dallas Bureau DALLAS — Saying he is fed up with seeing young men in saggy pants, a councilman said Thursday he wants to...
24 illegal song downloads cost US woman 220,000 dollars 15 hours ago CHICAGO (AFP) — In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay more than 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs...
Four officers punished over body searches Web Posted: 10/05/2007 12:37 AM CDT Lomi Kriel Express-News Four San Antonio police officers have been suspended without pay after an April incident at a South Side bar where about a dozen women and men claimed they were wrongfully...
Report: Israel 'blinded' Syrian radar After Israeli missile strike on Syria confirmed by both sides, the question remains – how did Israel's non-stealth jets infiltrate Syrian airspace undetected? US aerospace experts tell Aviation Week magazine that Israel used new US-developed...
SD 122: Christmas stays Students to celebrate Ramadan, too October 4, 2007 BY ANGELA CAPUTO Staff writer Don't mess with Christmas was the message dozens of Oak Lawn residents - including a man dressed as Santa - sent to school officials Tuesday after news got around Ridgeland...
The Angriest Justice Justice Clarence Thomas’s new autobiography dredges up his 16-year-old battle with Anita Hill and fulminates against liberal groups, Democratic senators and others who opposed his nomination. The clash with Ms. Hill has grabbed most of the headlines. But his...