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CHRIS HEINBAUGH WFAA-TV While children can't see "R" rated movies at the theatre or rent them at a movie store, they apparently can check one out at the Dallas Public Library. Busy parents Bill and Troy McKenzie said the public library was a place they had come to trust. "Our...
Tonya Henderson will have to be more careful where she lights up her Marlboros. Bangor is banning smoking in cars if children are present, and Ms. Henderson, 24, is accustomed to having a cigarette when her boyfriend’s 7-year-old daughter is in the back seat. She is just the...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents surrendered yesterday to begin prison sentences for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks after he assaulted one of them, dumped nearly 800 pounds of marijuana along the Rio Grande and then fled...
Gary Martin SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Texas border mayors urged the Bush administration and Congress on Wednesday to create a "virtual" wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with technology and alleviate immigration pressure with a guest worker program. The mayors, who oppose plans to...
THOMAS KOROSEC The Houston Chronicle Responding to protests from some faculty members about the prospect of hosting President Bush's library, Southern Methodist University's president said Wednesday that political passions will give way to historical research. "Over time, the...
Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post As his watch ticks toward midnight, Paul Gardella checks the oil on the small Cessna 182 parked on a cold, dark airstrip in Fairfax County. He knows what he soon could be facing: Coast Guard helicopters chasing him. F-16s intercepting him...
Nicole Foy San Antonio Express-News The Dominion Homeowners Association has sent the owner of a controversial local embryo brokerage a "cease and desist" notice, accusing her of violating the deed restrictions of the upscale community. Jennalee Ryan has said in two San Antonio...
Sanjay Bhatt THE SEATTLE TIMES A year after a statewide smoking ban took effect at workplaces, restaurants, bars and other public places, a new battlefield over secondhand smoke is emerging: apartment buildings. Spurred on by nonsmoking tenants and public-health leaders, more...
DENVER POST If a proposed bill makes it through the Texas Legislature this spring, parents had better think twice before skipping a scheduled parent- teacher conference. Missing the meeting could result in a Class C misdemeanor citation and a fine of up to $500. "Parents should...