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In Austin, 86 of 104 schools meet federal standards As standards continue to rise, 18 Austin campuses stumble, including nine of 13 high schools. By Raven L. Hill AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, August 16, 2007 Nine of 13 Austin high schools are among 18 district campuses...
McCain: Immigration Issue Led to Threats Aug 15 08:10 PM US/Eastern By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday that the issue of illegal immigration angered people unlike no other, including the...
Billionaire introduces Obama in Omaha Warren Buffett says the Democrat would spread the wealth. By John McCormick August 16, 2007 Billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett stood next to Sen. Barack Obama at a country club fundraiser here Wednesday evening, praising the Illinois...
Pasadena officer accused of humiliating woman Police looking into claim she was pulled off toilet, then taken outside half-naked By RUTH RENDON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Pasadena police are investigating a complaint by a local woman who says she was humiliated when a...
In Sugar Land, Perry signs religion-in-schools bill Legislation supports students' rights to discuss faith By RUTH RENDON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle SUGAR LAND — Student Natasha Gualy was all smiles Tuesday knowing that when she shares her Christian faith at school, she...
Measure banning Blue Angels from San Francisco skies is rejected Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, August 14, 2007 San Francisco's skies are safe for the Blue Angels. A Board of Supervisors committee Monday rejected a measure that would have called for a permanent...
LIE DETECTOR NEW FOX GAME SHOW EMBARRASSES LIARS By MICHAEL STARR August 14, 2007 -- FOX is shooting a game show proving the old adage that it doesn't pay to lie. Or does it? "Nothing But the Truth," a hit in Colombia, uses a lie detector and a series of 21 in creasingly...
Cities get at illegal immigrants through cars By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY Local officials getting tough on illegal immigrants have a new target: their cars. Communities in Alabama, California, Illinois and elsewhere are using laws that punish drivers without licenses. Cities often...
Rove makes a fiery exit By: Mike Allen Aug 14, 2007 07:48 PM EST WACO, Texas — A day after announcing he will leave government Aug. 31, an unrepentant Karl Rove said Tuesday that Democrats are headed toward repeating Vietnam-era mistakes that gave Republicans the upper hand on...