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In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies By DUDLEY ALTHAUS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S...
Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay' GOP Leadership Seeks Ethics Inquiry By Paul Kane washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Wednesday, August 29, 2007; Page A01 Senate Republican leaders called for an ethics investigation of Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) yesterday as he dug...
Austin police chief fires officer for inappropriate use of deadly force Iraq war veteran and nine-year officer fired shots at burglary suspect outside a shopping center in March. By Claire Osborn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, August 27, 2007 Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo...
Fried Foods Rule Texas Food Contest The Associated Press Monday, August 27, 2007; 6:41 AM DALLAS -- The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Deep Fried Lattes for a morning...
Idaho senator fined for lewd behavior at Minneapolis airport The Idaho Republican arrested June 11 in an MSP restroom entered a guilty plea Aug. 8. U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Minnesota this month after being arrested by a...
Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk (AP) ABBOTSFORD, Wis. Two men, driving the same pickup truck, have been cited for driving drunk in central Wisconsin. Police stopped their truck in Abbotsford, Wis. recently and found 43-year-old Harvey Miller was steering the truck...
New tollway plan taking shape Opposition to earlier tollways says it will actively oppose this one as Oct. 8 vote nears By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, August 28, 2007 A scaled-back plan to expand and put tolls on four Austin highways and build a fifth tollway from...
Fake calls for aid lead to teenager He used stolen radio equipment for phony maydays, police say. By TAMARA EL-KHOURY, Times Staff Writer Published August 25, 2007 LARGO - The teenager's mom became suspicious when she found radio equipment in his room. Equipment she hadn't...
A video of a bumbling attempt by a Miss Teen USA entrant to answer a pageant question has become a hit on YouTube. The video, titled South Carolina Answers A Question, had more than 1.6 million views by 1pm Monday. In it, Lauren Caitlin Upton, who finished the competition as...