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Casinos Boom in Katrina’s Wake as Cash Pours In By GARY RIVLIN Published: July 16, 2007 BILOXI, Miss. — This seaside gambling resort along a stretch of the Gulf Coast, sometimes called the “redneck Riviera,” has 40 percent fewer hotel rooms and only two-thirds as many slot...
U.S. General in Iraq Speaks Strongly Against Troop Pullout By JOHN F. BURNS Published: July 16, 2007 BAGHDAD, July 15 — An American general directing a major part of the offensive aimed at securing Baghdad said Sunday that it would take until next spring for the operation to...
LA Cardinal Apologizes to Plaintiffs Leader of Los Angeles Archdiocese Apologizes to Plaintiffs in Clergy Sex Abuse Case The Associated Press By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES Jul 15, 2007 (AP) Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman...
Police: Man Carrying Marijuana Flags Officer For Ride POSTED: 10:54 pm EDT July 15, 2007 UPDATED: 11:00 pm EDT July 15, 2007 PALM BAY, Fla. -- A 26-year-old man who begged a policeman for a ride ended up in jail Sunday after a pat down search yielded marijuana and a candid...
New Populism Is Spurring Democrats on the Economy By ROBIN TONER Published: July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 15 — On Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail, Democrats are increasingly moving toward a full-throated populist critique of the current economy. Clearly...
A 'Wild West' way of telling baby's sex? By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY Jolene Sodano spent more than $200 to make herself crazy for a big chunk of her third pregnancy. You see, she had two sons, 5 and 3, and desperately wanted a daughter. She was so desperate that she didn't want to...
Judge utters expletive in court exchange BY SHARON COOLIDGE | SCOOLIDGE@ENQUIRER.COM A Hamilton County Municipal Court judge told an angry defendant “F--- you,” an almost unheard of breach of courtroom etiquette. Judge Ted Berry was responding to the same phrase that was uttered...
California Tries to Ban Smoking in Cars with Kids Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007 By Gregory Mottola If you have ever sat in traffic on a Los Angeles expressway and smoked cigars to keep you sane, you may have to search for another option, should there be minors in the car...
Overweight kids face widespread stigma NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer, a new analysis concludes...