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David Armstrong, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Use them or lose them. Frequent-flier miles are going away -- not all of them, and not right away. But several of the nation's major airlines, saying the rapid buildup of unused miles is raising their operating...
By BRIAN ROGERS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a pregnant 28-year-old Katy woman after prosecutors charged her last week with sexual assault of a child, accusing her of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Denise Pham apparently was...
Study ties child care, behavior patterns WASHINGTON (AP) — Children who got quality child care before entering kindergarten had better vocabulary scores in the fifth grade than did youngsters who received lower quality care. Also, the more time that children spent in child care...
Disabled placards proliferate As more qualify for privilege, more seem to abuse system -- cities collect less at meters when drivers park for free Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 number of disabled parking placards in California has more than doubled...
Slow Down, Multitaskers; Don’t Read in Traffic By STEVE LOHR Published: March 25, 2007 Correction Appended Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention? When people divide their attention, they react more slowly and make more mistakes, scientists say. More...
Proposed car-smoking ban angers foes of 'nanny' laws They don't want state dictating how kids are brought up Janine DeFao, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 When Anthony Johnson smokes in the car with his 2-year-old son in the backseat, he tries to limit himself to a...
Friday, March 23, 2007 TUCSON, Ariz. — Guidelines issued by U.S. attorneys in Texas showed that most illegal immigrants crossing into the state had to be arrested at least six times before federal authorities would prosecute them, according to an internal Justice Department memo...
Don Finley Express-News Medical Writer Making childhood obesity its new priority, a coalition of local hospitals, health agencies and charities hopes to persuade school districts to let it come in and measure the waistlines of their students. The Bexar County Health...
Kristen Mack Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Convinced that some Texans remain insensitive to the state's slave legacy after a heated debate over Confederate monuments, two Houston Democratic lawmakers plan to sponsor a resolution supporting an official acknowledgment of slavery in...