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KIDS IN CHARGE 'LORD OF THE FLIES' AS REALITY TV SHOW By MICHAEL STARR CBS surprised the TV world by announcing a new show, "Kid Nation," that sounds a lot like "Lord of the Flies."May 17, 2007 -- THIS is one town where kids will rule - literally. CBS' new reality show, "Kid...
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...
After 16 straight years of flying combat missions, the U.S. Air Force is in serious need of new tankers, helicopters and fighters, according to Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley. General Moseley flew down from Washington today to brief the 100 civilians...
House tentatively OKs end to TAKS test Proposal would replace it with a battery of exams By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas House on Monday gave tentative approval to a bill that would replace the high-stakes, highly unpopular TAKS...
Illinois 10-Month-Old Issued Firearm Owner's Identification Card Monday, May 14, 2007 By Sara Bonisteel In Illinois, you're never too young to own a gun. That's what one father found out, when he registered his 10-month-old son for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Daily...
Miami tops rude drivers list MIAMI (AP) — For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cellphones,...