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Senate OKs 'Jessica's Law' with limits on death penalty By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas Senate passed its long-awaited "Jessica's Law" Tuesday to protect children from sexual predators, but it reserved the death penalty for...
Pair admit to sex in courthouse Judge, prosecutor face discipline up to disbarment Biddle, 57, resigned from his judicial post on Dec. 18. By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News April 24, 2007 A Douglas County judge and a female prosecutor admitted having sex in his chambers, and...
One of the youngest players on the over 50 circuit proved you don't have to be a veteran to win on the Champions Tour. There was no "Choke" in Hoch this time as barley 50-year old Scott Hock won the 2007 Fed-Ex Kinko's Classic at the soft Hills of Lakeway Sunday. Hoch, with less...
Professor fired over Va. Tech discussion April 23, 2007 BOSTON --An adjunct professor was fired after leading a classroom discussion about the Virginia Tech shootings in which he pointed a marker at some students and said "pow." The five-minute demonstration at Emmanuel College...
FCC Seeks To Rein In Violent TV Shows Agency Will Recommend Law to Regulate Broadcast And Basic Cable Content By Paul Farhi and Frank Ahrens Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, April 24, 2007; Page C01 Federal regulators, concerned about the effect of television violence on...
Are passengers 'seized' during a police stop? Supreme Court to decide Justices to decide search rights of passengers when a driver is pulled over. By David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer April 24, 2007 WASHINGTON — Are the passengers in a car that has been stopped by the police "...
Anti-Gay T-Shirts Cause Uproar At Sacto School John Lobertini Reporting (CBS 5) SACRAMENTO The debate over free speech and religion was heard in front of Rio Linda High School near Sacramento on Monday. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to show support for four students who...
Soldier: Honor troops like Va. Tech dead By ALISA TANG, Associated Press Writer Mon Apr 23, 11:16 AM ET KABUL, Afghanistan - An Army sergeant complained in a rare opinion article that the U.S. flag flew at half-staff last week at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan for those...
Clay Robison: Senators might be carrying guns, but visitors likely won't be Web Posted: 04/22/2007 10:39 PM CDT San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has a nose for guns, and he believes the state Capitol is loaded. He isn't talking about the...