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A Senator’s Moral High Ground Gets a Little Shaky By ADAM NOSSITER Published: July 11, 2007 NEW ORLEANS, July 10 — From the beginning of his political career 16 years ago, Senator David Vitter has been known for efforts to plant himself on the moral high ground, challenging the...
State to test students' fitness 05:13 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 By STACI HUPP / The Dallas Morning News shupp@dallasnews.com The newest standardized test in Texas will make millions of children sweat next year. It also will make them run a mile and touch their toes...
Psychologists to review stance on gays NEW YORK (AP) — The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by...
GOP senator admits link to escort service By: Carrie Budoff Jul 9, 2007 10:34 PM EST Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) acknowledged Monday night that his number appears on telephone records of the alleged D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, and issued an apology. “This was a very serious...
Slacker Summer for American Teens? Less Than Half of American Teens Are Working or Looking for Work This Summer By BARBARA HAGENBAUGH WASHINGTON — July 9, 2007 Most U.S. teenagers were not working or looking for work at the beginning of the summer for the first time on record,...
Does food 'addiction' explain explosion of obesity? By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Obesity has long been blamed on weak willpower, overeating, genetics and lack of exercise. Now scientists increasingly are seeing signs that suggest there may be an additional contributor: food...
World will face oil crunch 'in five years' By Javier Blas,Commodities Correspondent Published: July 10 2007 03:00 | Last updated: July 10 2007 03:00 The world is facing an oil supply "crunch" within five years that will force up prices to record levels and increase the west's...
Porn actress just liked classmate's name The real Syvette Wimberly isn't too happy about the kind of attention that comes her way By MIKE TOLSON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle She may not be a star, but Laura Madden has made a name for herself in pornographic movies. The...
State legislator Borris Miles shoots theft suspect Borris Miles voted against expanding law on self-defense By KRISTEN MACK and KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle State Rep. Borris Miles, who voted earlier this year against a bill broadening Texans' rights to defend...