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Fewer students suspended for failure to finish summer reading Lancaster ISD's penalty for ignoring homework has seen drop in suspensions 09:13 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 By KAREN AYRES / The Dallas Morning News kayres@dallasnews.com School ended shortly after it began...
Home Depot employee looking for job after stopping alleged thief By BRANDON PUTTBRESE Gannett Tennessee Dustin Chester is job hunting this week, after The Home Depot fired him and the general manager for thwarting a thief from running away with a pocket full of stolen cash. Last...
GOP Leaders Strip Craig Of Committee Assignments By Karl Vick and Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer and washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page A01 BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Larry Craig went on vacation with his wife Wednesday, according to aides...
Lawmakers Ask Perry To Save Man From Execution SAN ANTONIO -- A host of state lawmakers came to the defense of a man Wednesday who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Huntsville for a 1996 murder. Kenneth Foster Jr. is scheduled to be put to death for his role in a drive-...
Study finds caution with dates online, but not in person Women seeking suitors on the Web take sexual risks once they meet, UT researcher says By ALEXIS GRANT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Women who date online are likely to take precautions to protect their personal safety...
Tapping Into The Secrets Of the Stall Experts Say Anonymous Sex In Public Places Is A Compulsive Behavior By Lynne Duke and DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page C01 Consider the bathroom stall, that utilitarian public enclosure of cold...
Katrina collects a bundle By Audrey Hudson and Sean Lengell August 30, 2007 The flow of federal dollars to the Gulf Coast two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the region already exceeds what the U.S. spent on the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War...
Get government out of the bathroom The GOP should abandon the culture war that makes conservative Sen. Larry Craig look like a hypocrite. By Nick Gillespie August 29, 2007 As we all look forward to more sputtering news conference antics from Sen. Larry Craig, here's hoping that...
Illegal aliens held in N.C. raid face ID charges Updated 16h 7m ago | Comments 29 | Recommend 2 E-mail | Save | Print | RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All but four of the 29 illegal immigrants arrested last week in a raid targeting workers at the world's largest hog processing plant had...