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1 in 12 Full-Time Workers in U.S. Admit Using Drugs in Past Month Monday, July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON — One in 12 full-time workers in the United States acknowledges having used illegal drugs in the past month, the government reports. Most of those who report using illicit drugs...
Retailer Wal-Mart gets religious — toys, that is By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY Wal-Mart (WMT) is about to bring religion to the toy aisle. Early next month, 425 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will begin carrying faith-based toys from One2believe that target parents who would rather...
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...
Mom uses Popsicle after son falls 2 stories Associated Press ARLINGTON — A 24-year-old woman who put a Popsicle on the head of her toddler son and returned him to bed after he fell from the second floor of her apartment has been arrested, police said. The child died. Ebony...
TEA: Teacher leaked part of TAKS test Amarillo educator says he wanted to help school, contends others do the same 11:13 AM CDT on Friday, July 13, 2007 By JOSHUA BENTON / The Dallas Morning News jbenton@dallasnews.com An Amarillo teacher leaked a portion of this spring's TAKS...
Teen Sexual Activity and Birthrates Decline Report Also Shows Rise in Number of Children Born to Single Women in Their 20s By Marc Kaufman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 13, 2007; Page A02 Teen birthrates continued their 15-year decline in 2005 as adolescents...