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Texas House OKs weakened smoking ban Bill's opponents knock the wind out of it with long list of exemptions By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A proposal to ban cigarette smoking in public places across Texas tentatively passed the Texas...
Obama Criticizes Automakers on Fuel Economy By MICHELINE MAYNARD Published: May 8, 2007 DETROIT, May 7 — Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a stern message to Detroit auto companies on Monday, saying they had done little to lessen the nation’s dependence on foreign oil...
Comparison To Clinton Is Dismissed French Counterpart Lacked Substance, Senator's Camp Says By Anne E. Kornblut and Perry Bacon Jr. Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, May 8, 2007; Page A06 There was a time when advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looked abroad...
State ban on smoking in bars falters Anti-smoking groups work to kill amendment exempting bars By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Hopes for a statewide ban on smoking in bars haven't gone up in smoke, but backers are trying to figure out how...
Man who would be Reagan doesn't wow 'em May 7, 2007 ROBERT NOVAK novakevans@aol.com NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- ''Will he announce?'' asked the Lincoln Club of Orange County's publication in preparation for Fred Thompson's appearance at the organization's 45th annual dinner here...
Bible verse's reading sparks apology, probe Broward seeks to ID who recited a passage about homosexuality on an airport speaker. Jamie Malernee | South Florida Sun-Sentinel Posted May 5, 2007 FORT LAUDERDALE -- Sheriff's investigators are looking at surveillance-video footage in...
Judge orders shoplifters to wear 'I am a thief' signs ATTALLA, Alabama (AP) -- Shoppers entering the Wal-Mart Supercenter here got a reminder not to try anything funny: Two shoplifters stood outside with signs reading, "I am a thief; I stole from Wal-Mart." Attalla City Judge...
Survey: Gas prices reach record average CAMARILLO, Calif. - Gasoline prices have surged to a record nationwide average of $3.07 per gallon, nearly 20 cents higher than two weeks earlier, oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday. The previous record was $3.03 per gallon...
Gore sees 'spiritual crisis' in warming Web Posted: 05/05/2007 11:12 PM CDT Anton Caputo Express-News Playing equal parts visionary, cheerleader and comedian, Al Gore brought his message of how to fight global warming to a capacity crowd of receptive architects Saturday in San...