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Nebraska Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Issuing Probation Instead of Jail Time for 5-Foot-1 Sex Offender Tuesday, July 17, 2007 OMAHA, Neb. — A judge had valid reasons for sentencing a 5-foot-1 sex offender to probation, even though she cited the offender's height as part of her...
Loudoun Approves Measure Targeting Illegal Immigrants By Sandhya Somashekhar Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 18, 2007; Page A01 The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday that would limit illegal immigrants' access to county services and...
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...
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...