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Hays County man charged with child abuse fights to keep his parental rights Foster mother says children who once woke regularly from nightmares, now are smiling and happy. Click-2-Listen By Molly Bloom AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, May 17, 2007 SAN MARCOS — The Dripping...
Man indicted after daughter burned in microwave © 2007 The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas — A man accused of burning his 2-month-old daughter by placing her in a microwave oven has been indicted on a charge of felony injury to a child. Joshua Royce Mauldin, 19, of Warren, Ark...
Hispanics still atop minority numbers Web Posted: 05/16/2007 11:11 PM CDT Guillermo Contreras Express-News Hispanics continued their dominance as the largest minority in this country, contributing to a growth spurt that has given the United States more people of color than ever...
Immigration Burden or Boom for Tax Rolls? By ERIC HORNG May 16, 2007 Overcrowded classrooms and emergency rooms. Overwhelmed police and fire departments. Bankrupt Social Security, Medicare and welfare programs. Skyrocketing taxes. It's a gloomy scenario that some say could...
White House backs off alien safeguards By Stephen Dinan THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 17, 2007 The Bush administration, trying to win an immigration agreement with Democrats, is backing away from safeguards designed to target businesses that hire illegal aliens and to prevent a...
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...
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...