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Young adults delaying marriage By Sharon Jayson and Anthony DeBarros, USA TODAY Almost three-quarters of men and almost two-thirds of women in their 20s in 2006 said they had never been married, according to Census data released today that shows a sharp increase in never-married...
'60s Figure Says He Financed Donor Hsu Woodstock Creator Tells DA That Funds Have Gone Missing A $40 Million Shortfall By IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINS September 12, 2007; Page A1 Where did Norman Hsu get his money? That has been one of the big questions hanging over the...
Campaigns feel the effects of Hsu case Clinton and Edwards plan to conduct criminal background checks on major donors. And more money will be returned. By Dan Morain and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers September 12, 2007 WASHINGTON — The thorny question of tainted...
No Democratic censure for MoveOn ad By Sean Lengell September 12, 2007 Democratic congressional leaders and the party's presidential candidates yesterday refused to repudiate a liberal group's ad questioning Gen. David H. Petraeus' character. Capitol Hill Democrats rejected a...
'08 hopefuls net millions from piggy banks By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — At 8 years old, Matthew Mardirossian is too young to vote. But he and his 7-year-old sister, Karis, each contributed $4,600 to help Democrat Barack Obama win the White House. In Arizona, 15-...
County May Jail Parents If Kids Skip School Parents in the Panhandle may face jail time if their children continue to skip school. Officials in Escambia County are weighing a tough new penalty that says if children have 10 unexcused absences in 90 calendar days, their parents...
The Surge Has Succeeded... in Washington By E. J. Dionne Even before Gen. David Petraeus began his account of the "substantial" progress brought about by the troop increase in Iraq, congressional critics of President Bush's policy had come to the depressing conclusion that the...
State to seek experts to authenticate 'Crockett' letter Historical panel retracts statement of virtual certainty missive is genuine By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Retracting a statement claiming "99.9 percent" certainty that Davy...
Teacher group says schools should ease up on testing Educators say they feel the pressure of ratings system. By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, September 11, 2007 The third week of school is under way. In other words, it's time to start testing. In the Austin...