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Clinton courts women in N.H. with family leave plan By Jason Szep Tue Oct 16, 2:31 PM ET MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton courted female voters on Tuesday with a plan to expand paid family leave, boost child-care funding and fight...
Girls Forced To Leave Football Game Over Painted Bodies Cummings: 'We Did It To Show School Spirit' POSTED: 8:36 am EDT October 16, 2007 UPDATED: 9:01 am EDT October 16, 2007 MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two girls at a Florida high school were booted from a football game for painting...
Harris County GOP opposes $3 billion cancer bond plan Leaders buck the governor, cite lack of payoff certainty By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Despite cheerleaders including Republican Gov. Rick Perry and world cycling champ Lance...
Schools using breathalyzers to fight teen drinking By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY High schools are rushing to test students for alcohol at extracurricular events like dances and football games. "It's increased dramatically," says Bill Judge, an Illinois attorney who advises high...
CPS Energy Removes Noose From Manager's Cubicle Noose Had Been Hanging For 10 Years SAN ANTONIO -- A noose that hung in a cubicle of a CPS Energy manager's office has been removed, utility officials said Monday. CPS Energy officials said the noose, which had been hanging for 10...
Tough, Sad and Smart By BOB HERBERT Published: October 16, 2007 They are a longtime odd couple, Bill Cosby and Harvard’s Dr. Alvin Poussaint, and their latest campaign is nothing less than an effort to save the soul of black America. Mr. Cosby, of course, is the boisterous...
The Real Iraq We Knew By 12 former Army captains Tuesday, October 16, 2007; 12:00 AM Today marks five years since the authorization of military force in Iraq, setting Operation Iraqi Freedom in motion. Five years on, the Iraq war is as undermanned and under-resourced as it was...
Hardee's unveils 920-calorie burrito By JIM SALTER, AP Business Writer Mon Oct 15, 2:36 PM ET ST. LOUIS - The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again — this time for breakfast. Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country...
FEMA Offers Up to $4,000 as Home Lure for Storm Victims By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: October 16, 2007 Eager to reduce housing aid to the more than 95,000 households still displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA announced a program yesterday offering up to $4,000 for...