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The Real Iraq We Knew By 12 former Army captains Tuesday, October 16, 2007; 12:00 AM Today marks five years since the authorization of military force in Iraq, setting Operation Iraqi Freedom in motion. Five years on, the Iraq war is as undermanned and under-resourced as it was...
Hardee's unveils 920-calorie burrito By JIM SALTER, AP Business Writer Mon Oct 15, 2:36 PM ET ST. LOUIS - The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again — this time for breakfast. Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country...
FEMA Offers Up to $4,000 as Home Lure for Storm Victims By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: October 16, 2007 Eager to reduce housing aid to the more than 95,000 households still displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA announced a program yesterday offering up to $4,000 for...
Girls Forced To Leave Football Game Over Painted Bodies Cummings: 'We Did It To Show School Spirit' POSTED: 8:36 am EDT October 16, 2007 UPDATED: 9:01 am EDT October 16, 2007 MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two girls at a Florida high school were booted from a football game for painting...
Harris County GOP opposes $3 billion cancer bond plan Leaders buck the governor, cite lack of payoff certainty By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Despite cheerleaders including Republican Gov. Rick Perry and world cycling champ Lance...
A safer way to get an honest day's work Web Posted: 10/14/2007 11:57 PM CDT Hernán Rozemberg Express-News AUSTIN — Ronnie Miranda's tenure as a day laborer in San Antonio was a disaster. He wandered downtown streets for two months without getting picked up by employers looking...
Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled Many Officials, However, Warn Of Its Resilience By Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, October 15, 2007; Page A01 The U.S. military believes it has dealt devastating and perhaps irreversible blows to al-Qaeda...
That's it, time to start looting! LONDON (Reuters) -- An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Not surprisingly, the majority of Britons questioned in a survey -- 54 percent -- said they...
Three UT students found safe after 11-hour search inside cave By Andrea Lorenz, Corrie MacLaggan AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, October 15, 2007 Three University of Texas students who had been missing underground for hours were found safe Sunday afternoon inside Airman's Cave...