Mark and Charlie's Blog

A video of a bumbling attempt by a Miss Teen USA entrant to answer a pageant question has become a hit on YouTube. The video, titled South Carolina Answers A Question, had more than 1.6 million views by 1pm Monday. In it, Lauren Caitlin Upton, who finished the competition as...
Perry aide defends spending for Dean Officials used about half of disaster money on storm preparations 12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, August 25, 2007 From Wire Reports The Associated Press HARLINGEN, Texas – The state may have spent about half its disaster funds responding to a...
Miami Chief Pays $54K for Once-Free SUV By CURT ANDERSON The Associated Press Thursday, August 23, 2007; 9:16 PM MIAMI -- Police Chief John Timoney insisted Thursday he broke no laws by using a free luxury sport utility vehicle for over a year, but acknowledged it raised ethical...
Neighbor never saw 'disgusting' interior Saturday, August 25, 2007 By EVONNE COUTROS STAFF WRITER The restaurateur who bought a Saddle River home before authorities found nearly two dozen dead cats and dogs, more than 100 live cats and mounds of feces inside said Friday that he'...
Atlanta Considers Banning Baggy Pants ATLANTA - Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws. The amendment, sponsored by city councilman C.T. Martin, states that sagging pants are an "epidemic" that is...
Man says weight keeps him from adoption Missouri ruling based on his health prevents full parental rights 09:46 AM CDT on Friday, August 24, 2007 By JAMES HOHMANN / The Dallas Morning News jhohmann@dallasnews.com Gary Stocklaufer weighs 501 pounds and thinks he is a good dad...
ADHD Ads Target Back-to-School Crowd Some Say Ads Prey on Vulnerable Population; Psychiatrists Argue They May Be Beneficial By DAN CHILDS ABC News Medical Unit Aug. 23, 2007 Parents shopping for pencils, book bags and new clothes for their kids may be tempted by recent...
Austin Man Faces Felony Charges After Fight During Soccer Game Last Edited: Thursday, 23 Aug 2007, 8:47 PM CDT Created: Thursday, 23 Aug 2007, 8:47 PM CDT AUSTIN -- A man is facing felony Aggravated Assault charges for punching a man during a soccer game fight that went too far...
Pepper spray use at Youth Commission draws fire Critics say policy violates 1984 court order, won't reduce injuries. By Mike Ward AMERCIAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 24, 2007 Texas Youth Commission employees are using pepper spray to control unruly youths in state lockups, a...