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By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer © 2007 The Associated Press AUSTIN — Who can obtain concealed handgun license information and how much citizens must pay for public records were in the spotlight Monday as Texas legislators and others weighed in on two open government...
Study ties child care, behavior patterns WASHINGTON (AP) — Children who got quality child care before entering kindergarten had better vocabulary scores in the fifth grade than did youngsters who received lower quality care. Also, the more time that children spent in child care...
Disabled placards proliferate As more qualify for privilege, more seem to abuse system -- cities collect less at meters when drivers park for free Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 number of disabled parking placards in California has more than doubled...
Slow Down, Multitaskers; Don’t Read in Traffic By STEVE LOHR Published: March 25, 2007 Correction Appended Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention? When people divide their attention, they react more slowly and make more mistakes, scientists say. More...
Proposed car-smoking ban angers foes of 'nanny' laws They don't want state dictating how kids are brought up Janine DeFao, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 When Anthony Johnson smokes in the car with his 2-year-old son in the backseat, he tries to limit himself to a...
By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 23, 2007; Page A01 Liberal opposition to a $124 billion war spending bill broke last night, when leaders of the antiwar Out of Iraq Caucus pledged to Democratic leaders that they will not block the measure, which...
By LaKISHA LADSON / The Dallas Morning News lladson@dallasnews.com A 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by one of her family's pit bulls Thursday afternoon, a Dallas County sheriff's spokesman said. "We're not sure if criminal charges are going to be filed as of yet," said...
Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) will join Austin's Morning News at 9:10am Monday March 26th to discuss his proposed bill to pay women $500 not to have abortions and to put their babies up for adoption.
Friday, March 23, 2007 TUCSON, Ariz. — Guidelines issued by U.S. attorneys in Texas showed that most illegal immigrants crossing into the state had to be arrested at least six times before federal authorities would prosecute them, according to an internal Justice Department memo...