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Pepper spray use at Youth Commission draws fire Critics say policy violates 1984 court order, won't reduce injuries. By Mike Ward AMERCIAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 24, 2007 Texas Youth Commission employees are using pepper spray to control unruly youths in state lockups, a...
Atlanta Considers Banning Baggy Pants ATLANTA - Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws. The amendment, sponsored by city councilman C.T. Martin, states that sagging pants are an "epidemic" that is...
Man says weight keeps him from adoption Missouri ruling based on his health prevents full parental rights 09:46 AM CDT on Friday, August 24, 2007 By JAMES HOHMANN / The Dallas Morning News jhohmann@dallasnews.com Gary Stocklaufer weighs 501 pounds and thinks he is a good dad...
ADHD Ads Target Back-to-School Crowd Some Say Ads Prey on Vulnerable Population; Psychiatrists Argue They May Be Beneficial By DAN CHILDS ABC News Medical Unit Aug. 23, 2007 Parents shopping for pencils, book bags and new clothes for their kids may be tempted by recent...
Austin Man Faces Felony Charges After Fight During Soccer Game Last Edited: Thursday, 23 Aug 2007, 8:47 PM CDT Created: Thursday, 23 Aug 2007, 8:47 PM CDT AUSTIN -- A man is facing felony Aggravated Assault charges for punching a man during a soccer game fight that went too far...
FBI's release of ferry passenger photos resented By Lornet Turnbull, Janet Tu and Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporters For Arabs and Muslims across the Puget Sound area, a rise in the nation's threat level or a bombing halfway around the world often can mark a period of...
Duncanville: Electronic devices off limits to students during school day 08:35 AM CDT on Thursday, August 23, 2007 By HERB BOOTH / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Students heading back to school in Duncanville should leave their cellphones in their backpacks or at...
NAACP Urges NFL to Let Vick Play AgainNAACP Chapter Says NFL Should Let Michael Vick Play Football Again After He Serves Sentence The Associated Press By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA Aug 22, 2007 (AP) An NAACP leader said Michael Vick should be allowed to return...
N.J. takes tough stance on illegal immigrant crime Posted 14h 26m ago TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After a review driven by three brutal slayings, the state attorney general on Wednesday ordered New Jersey law enforcers to notify federal immigration officials whenever someone arrested...