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Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Some public schools and universities are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths, prompting a debate on whether Islam is being given preferential treatment over...
MU study ties heavy drinking to fake IDs By JACOB LUECKE of the Tribune’s staff Published Wednesday, July 25, 2007 A new study from University of Missouri-Columbia researchers confirms what many college students apparently already know: Fake IDs and heavy drinking go hand in...
Missouri Man Claims He Was Denied Adoption Because of His Weight Wednesday, July 25, 2007 A Missouri man claims he's being discriminated against due to his weight, according to MyFoxKC.com. Gary Stocklaufer said he and his wife, Cynthia, were asked to adopt Gary's cousin's 3-...
U.S. offers way to atone for carbon guilt To offset emissions, individuals can buy vouchers that the Forest Service will use to plant CO2-absorbing trees. By Claudia Lauer, Times Staff Writer July 26, 2007 WASHINGTON — You take public transportation to work, use energy-saving...
While Real Bullets Fly, Movies Bring War Home By MICHAEL CIEPLY Published: July 26, 2007 LOS ANGELES, July 25 — On a night four years ago, five soldiers back from three months in Iraq went drinking at a Hooters restaurant and a topless bar near Fort Benning, Ga. Before the night...
Louisiana's Saggy Pants Crackdown Parishes Ban Saggy Pants, Exposed Underwear and Dress 'Not Becoming to His or Her Sex' By BRITTANY BACON July 24, 2007 Wearing low pants carries a high risk of fines and even jail time in several Louisiana parishes where new ordinances call for...
Mexican farmers switching to corn could create tequila shortage Web Posted: 07/24/2007 01:40 AM CDT Angela Kocherga KENS 5 Border Bureau Tequila is key to a great margarita, but many farmers in Mexico are now ditching the blue agave plant used to make the liquor to cash in on...
Oprah tops list of highest paid TV stars LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Talk might be cheap, but Oprah is not, topping a list of the highest-paid television stars in the United States. Oprah Winfrey, host and supervising producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," earns an estimated $260...
Muslim rejection of suicide hits on the rise ASSOCIATED PRESS July 25, 2007 Muslims around the world increasingly reject suicide bombings and other violence against civilians by those purporting to defend Islam, according to an international poll released yesterday. A wide-...