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Sex Offenders Test Churches’ Core Beliefs By NEELA BANERJEE Published: April 10, 2007 CARLSBAD, Calif. — On a marquee outside and on a banner inside, Pilgrim United Church of Christ proclaims, “All are welcome.” Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living...
Clinton, Obama to Skip Fox-Sponsored Debate Tuesday, April 10, 2007; Page A04 Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) yesterday joined former North Carolina senator John Edwards (D) in deciding to skip a debate scheduled for September that Fox News is co-...
New York City Couple Hails Cab to Arizona Sunday, April 08, 2007 NEW YORK — Betty and Bob Matas have retired and are moving to Arizona, but like many New Yorkers they don't drive, and they don't want their cats to travel all that way in an airliner cargo hold. Their solution: "...
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, April 09, 2007 As a single mother raising her 6-year-old son, Javonda Jones knows there are certain things she cannot teach him. But she says an all-boys school focused on leadership could make a difference Austin school district officials have...
Speed traps find ways to still snare motorists Web Posted: 04/08/2007 11:13 PM CDT Thomas Korosec Houston Chronicle ESTELLINE — With his lean profile and weathered face, Officer Barney Gilley looks every bit the part of a West Texas law officer. Now and then, tourists stop and...
Measure would require passing cars to give bicyclists room Web Posted: 04/08/2007 10:49 PM CDT Alysha N. Hernández Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Only within the past month has Sandra Vaughan felt strong enough and safe enough to ride her 20-speed bicycle in slow and steady circles in...
Pilot's potty-mouth grounds Northwest flight ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Northwest Airlines flight was canceled because the pilot was yelling obscenities during a cellphone conversation while people were boarding, and cursed one passenger, a federal official said Saturday. The pilot...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most Florida felons will regain voting and other civil rights more quickly after completing their sentences under changes approved Thursday by the governor and the state clemency board. Republican Gov. Charlie Crist pushed the change, saying the rights...
By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, April 06, 2007 Without fanfare or fireworks, the Austin City Council on Thursday gave City Manager Toby Futrell a modest raise and so much praise that they ran out of words. "All the superlatives are gone by now," said Council...