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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 "...
16 Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo Bahraini Man Who Attempted Suicide Nearly 2 Dozen Times Is Among Those Sent to Saudi Arabia By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A03 Sixteen detainees were transferred out of the U.S. military detention...
D.C. Wants High Court To Hear Gun Case City Defending Restrictive Law By David Nakamura Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A01 The District will ask the Supreme Court to uphold its strict 30-year handgun ban, setting up what legal experts said could be a...
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 $...