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By BILL PENNINGTON Published: March 31, 2007 For decades, they stood by safe and smiling, a fixture on America’s sporting sidelines. But today’s young cheerleaders, who perform tricks once reserved for trapeze artists, may be in more peril than any female athletes in the country...
They swab the cheeks of strangers and pluck hairs from corpses. They travel hundreds of miles to entice their suspects with an old photograph, or sometimes a free drink. Cooperation is preferred, but not necessarily required to achieve their ends. If the amateur genealogists of...
By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two illegal aliens plan a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a Texas deputy who was sentenced to prison over an April 2005 incident in which the lawman shot at an alien-smuggling vehicle that he said had just tried to run him...
Ruth Campbell Staff Writer Midland Reporter-Telegram Texas House of Representatives to vote on bill today. A bill that would make sobriety checkpoints legal is up for its first public hearing in the Texas House of Representatives today. But the proposal may raise more questions...
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, March 30, 2007 A woman is in jail after officials say she stole a sheriff's deputy's car and drove it at speeds exceeding 130 mph before crashing it into a fence in East Austin. Candice Marie Asdahl, 23, is charged with unauthorized use of a...
By EMILY TSAO / The Dallas Morning News etsao@dallasnews.com A naked Dallas man driving a church van was arrested Thursday after leading police and sheriff's deputies on a 35-mile chase that spanned two counties, authorities said. John S. Leonard III, 39, was charged with...
By Natalie Armstrong TORONTO (Reuters) - Bullies are no longer content to taunt their victims in the playground but are turning to cyberspace, according to Canadian researchers. They are using e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites in new forms of victimization...
Marines ban big, garish tattoos By Thomas Watkins, Associated Press Writer OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Five tattooed skulls stretch from Marine Cpl. Jeremy Slaton's right elbow to his wrist, spelling out the word "Death." He planned to add a tattoo spelling "Life" on his left arm, but...
Mom's multiple partners disruptive to kids By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY White children are more likely than black children to act out if their mothers have multiple live-in lovers, an analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore shows. The report, published in...