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Consequences of TAKS Web Posted: 05/21/2007 12:24 AM CDT Anastasia Ustinova Express-News With graduation ceremonies around the corner, area school districts are under pressure from parents to let high school seniors who failed the required exit exam walk across the stage anyway...
Dozens at meeting oppose 'unworkable' immigration reform bill Web Posted: 05/20/2007 12:09 AM CDT Sig Christenson Express-News Military Writer Jaime P. Martinez preached from the podium of a small chapel at Primera Baptist Church flanked by U.S. and Mexican flags, his message...
Colleges Offering Campuses as Final Resting Places By ALAN FINDER Published: May 18, 2007 RICHMOND, Va. — Want to recapture those undergraduate years? Colleges and universities are offering the chance — for eternity. For a few thousand dollars, the University of Richmond and a...
For Texting Teens, an OMG Moment When the Phone Bill Arrives By Margaret Webb Pressler Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 20, 2007; Page A01 Sofia Rubenstein, 17, got in trouble the way a lot of teens do these days. Her incessant text-messaging racked up a huge phone bill...
The President's appointment of General Lute to oversee the war is a major topic of discussion among the military officers here at the Air War College. They are perplexed and in some cases critical of the appointment. The criticism is not directed at General Lute, but rather it...
My belief that America must initiate a Manhattan style project on energy independence has been strengthened by the briefings here at the National Security Forum. Our reliance on foreign sources of energy places us in a very dangerous position both in the short term and for the...
Dell Hell: Computer Giant Faces Consumer Lawsuit Dell is the No. 2 computer seller in the United States, but now some say the technology giant is ripping off its customers. New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against Dell, accusing the company of...
Blind man finds bias in denial of gun permit A North Dakota man who says he would only use the gun for self-defense at close range couldn't get a permit in Moorhead. By David Peterson, Star Tribune Last update: May 15, 2007 – 9:52 PM A North Dakota man who is styling himself as...
Hays County man charged with child abuse fights to keep his parental rights Foster mother says children who once woke regularly from nightmares, now are smiling and happy. Click-2-Listen By Molly Bloom AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, May 17, 2007 SAN MARCOS — The Dripping...