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By PHILLIP RAWLS 04.10.07, 6:15 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hasn't done a lot of grocery shopping lately - at least based on his answers about the cost of milk and bread. Campaigning in Alabama on Tuesday, the former New York City mayor portrayed...
Climate change concert star Madonna accused of hypocrisy By RICHARD SIMPSON The stars of a major Live 8-style concert to raise awareness of climate change have been condemned as hypocrites for failing to lead environmentally friendly lives themselves. The likes of Madonna and...
High school athletes to face testing for steroids Texas Senate and House aim for random checks starting in the fall By GARY SCHARRER and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Thousands of Texas high school athletes likely will face random tests for...
Daily Mail 04/11/07 Cheeta the chimpanzee, the animal star of 12 Tarzan films in the Thirties and Forties, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. Officially the world's oldest chimp, Cheeta, who was 'discovered' by an animal trainer on a trip to Africa in the 1930s, is said to...
Take premarital class or pay double, House proposes By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Debate over government's role in matters of love, marriage and divorce begins today when the Texas House considers a bill doubling marriage license...
Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, April 11, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, just back from a trip to Syria that brought sharp criticism from Republicans and the Bush administration, suggested Tuesday that the two may be...
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- Two co-workers at a central Florida school decided they wanted to be more than friends -- so they're now father and daughter. Over five years in the halls of Crest School in Citrus County, a love story unfolded. But the bond custodians Darlyn Beam and Bob...
By MELANIE AVE Published April 10, 2007 LARGO - Today is the day Barbara Morris dreaded would come. Against Morris' wishes, her 9-year-old violent grandson is supposed to return home from a psychiatric center after her efforts to find him a group home failed. And now the 61-year...
A boost for child Medicaid services By JANET ELLIOTT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The state will spend $700 million over the next two years to improve health care for needy children under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit presented in court...