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KIDS IN CHARGE 'LORD OF THE FLIES' AS REALITY TV SHOW By MICHAEL STARR CBS surprised the TV world by announcing a new show, "Kid Nation," that sounds a lot like "Lord of the Flies."May 17, 2007 -- THIS is one town where kids will rule - literally. CBS' new reality show, "Kid...
My belief that America must initiate a Manhattan style project on energy independence has been strengthened by the briefings here at the National Security Forum. Our reliance on foreign sources of energy places us in a very dangerous position both in the short term and for the...
Dell Hell: Computer Giant Faces Consumer Lawsuit Dell is the No. 2 computer seller in the United States, but now some say the technology giant is ripping off its customers. New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against Dell, accusing the company of...
After 16 straight years of flying combat missions, the U.S. Air Force is in serious need of new tankers, helicopters and fighters, according to Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley. General Moseley flew down from Washington today to brief the 100 civilians...
House tentatively OKs end to TAKS test Proposal would replace it with a battery of exams By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas House on Monday gave tentative approval to a bill that would replace the high-stakes, highly unpopular TAKS...
Illinois 10-Month-Old Issued Firearm Owner's Identification Card Monday, May 14, 2007 By Sara Bonisteel In Illinois, you're never too young to own a gun. That's what one father found out, when he registered his 10-month-old son for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Daily...
Miami tops rude drivers list MIAMI (AP) — For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cellphones,...
Survey Finds Airlines have Work to Do to Satisfy Customers Last Edited: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 7:16 AM PDT Created: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 6:44 AM PDT Flying isn't as enjoyable as it used to be. That's the take-home message from a customer survey released by the University of...
Local 7th grader suspended because his hair is too short 5/15/2007 590 KLBJ-AM Derek Jackson, a Bailey Middle School student, was slapped with an in-school suspension because of his "buzz cut." An assistant principal pulled Derek Jackson aside, after she saw his extremely short...