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Enemybook - it's payback time Program lets users heap scorn on those they hate the most Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe Monday, October 22, 2007 Now that Internet users have forged online relationships with the people they like, they can turn their attention to shaming the folks they...
Man accused in drunken driving death here illegally By MIKE GLENN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle An accused drunken driver was in the country illegally when he drove onto a sidewalk in southwest Houston last week and fatally struck a toddler walking with her parents,...
Worried Bin Laden Urges Iraq Insurgents to 'Unite' October 22, 2007 2:29 PM Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri Report: Showing apparent signs of concern over events in Iraq, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden urged insurgents to "unite your lines into one" in an audiotape played on al...
Violence in Iraq drops sharply: Ministry By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq has dropped by 70 percent since the end of June, when U.S. forces completed their build-up of 30,000 extra troops to stabilize the war-torn country, the Interior Ministry said on Monday...
Texas 2nd in sanctions for teacher sexual misconduct By JEFF CARLTON The Associated Press From Aug. 4 to Aug. 17, an assistant band director was arrested, a former substitute teacher was convicted, and an ex-middle school teacher was sentenced. The three men -- one in suburban...
Vultures Are Circling Over Distressed Properties By Kenneth R. Harney Saturday, October 20, 2007; Page F01 Call them grave dancers, vulture funds, turnaround specialists or the more euphemistic "opportunity investors." However you identify them, the deal is the same: When...
What happened to the tax cut? Much-touted rate cut has not lowered school taxes bill as much as was hoped. Click-2-Listen By Jason Embry , Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, October 22, 2007 In many Central Texas school districts, the tax bill due on an average-value...