Mark and Charlie's Blog

School Keeps Christmas, Halloween; Adds Ramadan Muslim Mother Asks That Ramadan Be Celebrated Along With Other Holidays In Oak Lawn Schools (CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. Following a school board meeting where parent complained about what the saw as an assault on traditional American...
Students withdraw as deportation fears reach Irving schools Irving parents withdrawing kids, may keep them out 11:27 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 By KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH / The Dallas Morning News kunmuth@dallasnews.com Immigrant parents who fear deportation are "on the...
SCHIP OF FOOLS October 4, 2007 -- President Bush's veto yesterday of a Democratic health-insurance bill is variously being described as "heartless," "irresponsible" and a bid to deny "health care to millions of low-income kids in America." "With the stroke of a pen, President...
Truthiness on Young Black Males in Prison Cells vs. College Dorms The Washington Post Fact Checker column is an invaluable source on the truthiness of campaign rhetoric. Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards made headlines earlier this year with claims...
Study: Strippers Make More in Tips When Most 'Fertile' A new study from the University of New Mexico found that, on average, strippers make the most money in tips during the most “fertile” days of their monthly cycles, Psychology Today reports. Researchers also found that women...
Lawmaker Shows Nude Photo to Students A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson Tuesday when he inserted a...
Forty Men Arrested for Having Sex in Tennessee Public Parks JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — An undercover investigation into public sex in Johnson City parks has led to the arrest of 40 men in two weeks. "Our parks are for family use. People should not be exposed to this while they are...
Marital Spats, Taken to Heart By TARA PARKER-POPE Published: October 2, 2007 Arguing is an inevitable part of married life. But now researchers are putting the marital spat under the microscope to see if the way you fight with your spouse can affect your health. Recent studies...
Dell Children's ER already too small to meet demand Hospital making plans to expand beds, hire more doctors after three months. By Mary Ann Roser AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, October 03, 2007 When 11-year-old Daniel Ratcliffe fell from a swing at his Central Austin home,...