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Border case defended By Jerry Seper July 18, 2007 The U.S. attorney whose office won convictions against two U.S. Border Patrol agents for shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks yesterday described as "the big lie" accusations that the prosecutions were not...
Hummer Owner Gets Angry Message Vandals Batter D.C. Man's SUV, Slash Its Tires and Scratch In an Eco Note By Allison Klein Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 18, 2007; Page B01 On a narrow, leafy street in Northwest Washington, where Prius hybrid cars and Volvos are...
Nebraska Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Issuing Probation Instead of Jail Time for 5-Foot-1 Sex Offender Tuesday, July 17, 2007 OMAHA, Neb. — A judge had valid reasons for sentencing a 5-foot-1 sex offender to probation, even though she cited the offender's height as part of her...
Loudoun Approves Measure Targeting Illegal Immigrants By Sandhya Somashekhar Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 18, 2007; Page A01 The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday that would limit illegal immigrants' access to county services and...
Farmers Insurance backs off rate hike plan State was set to reject company's 6.6 percent hike for homeowners 11:01 PM CDT on Monday, July 16, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – Farmers Insurance withdrew a proposed 6.6 percent...
Health centers offer safety net, but rising demand a strain By Larry Wheeler, Gannett News Service Americans are used to hearing bad news about their health care system — that millions of people lack health insurance and medical costs are spinning out of control. But amid those...
Woman finds herself locked inside fitness center alone Woman finds herself locked inside fitness center By Marvin Zindler 7/17/07 - KTRK/HOUSTON) - A Houston woman got locked in a 24 Hour Fitness center. How could this happen? Can you imagine a woman being stuck in a 24 Hour...
Deer hunting on duty...in Shelby Farms July 17, 2007 06:14 PM CDT SHELBY FARMS, EAST MEMPHIS -- Investigators say they can't decide which is more outrageous... Two sheriff's deputies killing deer out of season while on duty in a public park... or the fact they took pictures of...
Restaurant staffs share pet peeves about customers We let customers gripe a couple of months ago; now it's the restaurant staffs' turn 07:04 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 By JOYCE SÁENZ HARRIS / The Dallas Morning News jharris@dallasnews.com In March, a Taste article titled "...