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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 "...
Sexual abuse not just a Catholic problem: Vatican By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Sexual abuse of children is not just a Catholic Church problem and other institutions should take steps to acknowledge and deal with such "wickedness" within their own ranks, the...
Fundraising hints at another run for Perry Despite narrow window, governor took in $881,000 as June ended By R.G. RATCLIFFE and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, who has not ruled out another run for governor in 2010, raised $...
McCain vows to fight on By: Roger Simon Jul 16, 2007 06:46 PM EST In his first national interview since the near-collapse of his presidential campaign, John McCain promised Monday to stay in the race at least until the first caucuses and primaries are over in the early part of...
Fear whittling jury pool in terror financing trial In Holy Land case, 1 said he might acquit out of safety concerns 12:02 AM CDT on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com Three potential jurors in the Holy Land Foundation...
500-Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hours In River (WCCO) Grantsburg, Wis. Crews rescued a man from the St. Croix River at Fox Landing, near Grantsburg, Wis. after he spent 12 hours stuck in the water. Authorities said the man's weight was a mitigating factor in his delayed rescue...