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Riderships falls at Cap Metro Agency cites weather, clamp down on disability rides for some of the loss but acknowledges that its 2007 estimates were a 'bit aggressive.' Click-2-Listen By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 Capital Metro, even with...
Chertoff warns meddling 'sanctuary cities' By Audrey Hudson September 6, 2007 Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday told a House panel that his agency will not tolerate interference by so-called "sanctuary cities" when it comes to hiring illegal aliens. Mr...
Students to see fewer field tests Exams used to fine-tune finals to be reduced after complaints 07:53 AM CDT on Thursday, September 6, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – In a dramatic shift from recent trends, a quarter million...
Comedian Gets the Hook for Using N-Word MIAMI (AP) - A standup routine by black comedian Eddie Griffin was stopped after he repeatedly used the N-word, a magazine's spokesman said Wednesday. Griffin, who has appeared in movies such as "Undercover Brother" and "Date Movie" and...
First Spanish immersion kids now in junior high By TERRY WEBSTER Star-Telegram Staff Writer Six years have passed since a group of first-graders became the first in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford district to take all classes in Spanish. When they began, the students couldn't...
Girlfriend of slain musician cites anti-smoking drug 08:05 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 By MICHAEL GRABELL and TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News Friends of a popular Dallas musician killed early Monday are at a loss to explain what caused him to spin out of...
HISD teachers could earn up to $7,300 in bonus money By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Houston teachers could earn bonuses of up to $7,300 this year, about $1,300 more than last year for most teachers, according to a revised incentive pay plan expected to be...
Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway Recipients Say Wrappers Faulty By Susan Levine Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page B01 Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because...
As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice By BRUCE LAMBERT Published: September 5, 2007 GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Sept. 4 — The eight women visited Long Island this summer along with vacationing families and other business travelers, staying in hotels and motels in commercial...