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Students to see fewer field tests Exams used to fine-tune finals to be reduced after complaints 07:53 AM CDT on Thursday, September 6, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – In a dramatic shift from recent trends, a quarter million...
Comedian Gets the Hook for Using N-Word MIAMI (AP) - A standup routine by black comedian Eddie Griffin was stopped after he repeatedly used the N-word, a magazine's spokesman said Wednesday. Griffin, who has appeared in movies such as "Undercover Brother" and "Date Movie" and...
First Spanish immersion kids now in junior high By TERRY WEBSTER Star-Telegram Staff Writer Six years have passed since a group of first-graders became the first in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford district to take all classes in Spanish. When they began, the students couldn't...
Girlfriend of slain musician cites anti-smoking drug 08:05 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 By MICHAEL GRABELL and TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News Friends of a popular Dallas musician killed early Monday are at a loss to explain what caused him to spin out of...
HISD teachers could earn up to $7,300 in bonus money By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Houston teachers could earn bonuses of up to $7,300 this year, about $1,300 more than last year for most teachers, according to a revised incentive pay plan expected to be...
Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway Recipients Say Wrappers Faulty By Susan Levine Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page B01 Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because...
Craig's About-Face Worries GOP Colleagues Lawmaker Changes His Mind, Plans to Stay in Senate if Guilty Plea in Airport Arrest Is Dropped By Paul Kane and Robert Barnes washingtonpost.com Staff Writer and Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A03 Sen...
Austin's largesse faces new scrutiny New policy changes how community events get city money after convention center investigation. By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 In the past year, Austin has showered its benevolence upon Sen. Gonzalo...
As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice By BRUCE LAMBERT Published: September 5, 2007 GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Sept. 4 — The eight women visited Long Island this summer along with vacationing families and other business travelers, staying in hotels and motels in commercial...