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Wannabe freshman outwits Stanford John Coté, Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writers Friday, May 25, 2007 A young woman from Orange County posed as a Stanford University freshman for months, living in two different dormitories with unsuspecting roommates until staff members...
Mother gets 10 years in fatal crash Her month-old son was killed in drunken-driving wreck. By Steven Kreytak AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, May 25, 2007 The court hearing played out against the sobs, the wails and the moans of Susan Roten, a 31-year-old woman who last year...
FW students protest TAKS decision 03:25 PM CDT on Thursday, May 24, 2007 By DARLA MILES / WFAA-TV FORT WORTH — Students who had been planning to walk across the stage at graduation ceremonies this weekend were instead walking a picket line Thursday morning. The Trimble Tech High...
Alleged Babysitter Molester Says He Is Innocent Because He Was Sleepwalking Thursday, May 24, 2007 PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man accused of sexual battery says he has no recollection of assaulting the family babysitter because he was sleepwalking. The babysitter said she...
Worker Visas Intensify Debate on Immigration Skilled Foreigners Embraced, Envied By Pamela Constable Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 25, 2007; Page A01 In a sleek, spartan office overlooking Tysons Corner, three young men in shirt sleeves hunch over computer screens...
Senate OKs bill for school Bible classes But the measure's wording is causing confusion over whether elective must be offered By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Senate easily passed and sent to the governor a bill Wednesday to teach...
In the Democratic Congress, Pork Still Gets Served 'Phonemarking' Is Among Ways Around Appropriations Process By John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page A01 When the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives...
Tipping-Point Shock Confounding the Experts, A Poll Finds Prices Must Go Way Higher to Alter Driving By Steven Mufson and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page D01 Even with high gas prices causing financial hardship for many Americans, most...
House votes to make energy price-gouging illegal By Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would give the government the power to impose millions of dollars in fines and jail time on people seen as gouging...