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By KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Muggings and car break-ins are not unusual in the southeast Houston neighborhood around 76th Street and Avenue H, but residents expressed surprise that a 77-year-old neighbor had shot a suspect who allegedly broke into his house...
4/6/07 The Masters Tournament has become the U.S. Open in April! Another day of few rounds under par, fewer birdies and a gallery that had little to cheer for on this breezy cool day. And guess what, temps should be lower on Saturday on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National...
NY TIMES, THE EDITORIAL It would be hard to overstate the importance of yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that the federal government has the authority to regulate the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by motor vehicles. It is a victory for a world whose...
SYRACUSE, New York (AP) -- A school district violated a fourth-grader's constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection by refusing to allow her to distribute "personal statement" fliers carrying a religious message, a federal judge has ruled. The Liverpool Central...
By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Several prosecutors voiced concerns Monday about the release of 550 juveniles from Texas Youth Commission facilities beginning this week, saying the decision sets a bad example and could spark an increase...
Apr 1st 2007 1:09AM by David Knowles When George W. Bush took office, he and his wife quickly set about reversing what they saw as a glaring wrong committed by the Clintons. They restored a sense of "tradition" to the role of first lady. In other words, Mrs. Bush would steer...
Ruth Campbell Staff Writer Midland Reporter-Telegram Texas House of Representatives to vote on bill today. A bill that would make sobriety checkpoints legal is up for its first public hearing in the Texas House of Representatives today. But the proposal may raise more questions...
By BILL PENNINGTON Published: March 31, 2007 For decades, they stood by safe and smiling, a fixture on America’s sporting sidelines. But today’s young cheerleaders, who perform tricks once reserved for trapeze artists, may be in more peril than any female athletes in the country...
They swab the cheeks of strangers and pluck hairs from corpses. They travel hundreds of miles to entice their suspects with an old photograph, or sometimes a free drink. Cooperation is preferred, but not necessarily required to achieve their ends. If the amateur genealogists of...