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By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — State legislators will consider getting rid of the TAKS test when they return to a regular legislative session in a few weeks. And some warn they must increase funding for new schools to head off another...
By NEIL JOHNSON The Tampa Tribune Published: Nov 27, 2006 It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you. With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade. Barring a...
New tactics planned against drunken drivers With fatalities unabated, groups seek stricter laws and monitoring devices 12:05 AM CST on Monday, November 20, 2006 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON – Deterrence, the tactic of choice against drunken drivers for two decades, is...
San Francisco-area couple calls for global orgasm for peace Two peace activists have planned a massive anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter. But they don't want you marching in the streets. They'd much rather you just stay home. The Global Orgasm for Peace was...
'You're an Idiot,' And Other Festive Holiday Greetings Online or En Route, Drivers Spell Out How They Feel By Eric M. Weiss Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 20, 2006; Page B01 The pilgrimage to Thanksgiving dinner is often a battle against rude, obnoxious drivers...
Clay Robison: Proposals seek death penalty option for repeat child rapists Web Posted: 11/19/2006 10:15 PM CST San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — Texas, which already has the nation's busiest execution chamber, would become a national leader in efforts to expand the death penalty...
Council debates new housing proposal Opponents say affordable housing becoming scarce. By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, November 17, 2006 The Austin City Council resolved, at least for now, a contentious zoning case Thursday that has pitted two city goals —...
Lawmaker proposes statewide smoking banBy JOHN MORITZ STAR-TELEGRAM AUSTIN BUREAU AUSTIN — Forget those references to Texas’ smoky bars and pool rooms in countless country songs. Say goodbye to the office smoking lounge. And there will be no more taking refuge in the smoking...
City council approves pay raises for members Wynn, Kim will decline extra money. By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, November 17, 2006 Austin's council members approved a pay raise for themselves Thursday, though not all plan to take it. The pay increase, the...