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By BRIAN ROGERS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a pregnant 28-year-old Katy woman after prosecutors charged her last week with sexual assault of a child, accusing her of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Denise Pham apparently was...
By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer © 2007 The Associated Press AUSTIN — Who can obtain concealed handgun license information and how much citizens must pay for public records were in the spotlight Monday as Texas legislators and others weighed in on two open government...
By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY Ask a teacher whether her students are on track to earn a college degree, and she'll probably say "Sure." Grant her anonymity, and you may get a different point of view. In a wide-ranging survey being released Tuesday, nearly one in four teachers in...
By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, March 27, 2007; Page D01 Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by...
Study ties child care, behavior patterns WASHINGTON (AP) — Children who got quality child care before entering kindergarten had better vocabulary scores in the fifth grade than did youngsters who received lower quality care. Also, the more time that children spent in child care...
Disabled placards proliferate As more qualify for privilege, more seem to abuse system -- cities collect less at meters when drivers park for free Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 number of disabled parking placards in California has more than doubled...
Slow Down, Multitaskers; Don’t Read in Traffic By STEVE LOHR Published: March 25, 2007 Correction Appended Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention? When people divide their attention, they react more slowly and make more mistakes, scientists say. More...
Proposed car-smoking ban angers foes of 'nanny' laws They don't want state dictating how kids are brought up Janine DeFao, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 When Anthony Johnson smokes in the car with his 2-year-old son in the backseat, he tries to limit himself to a...
Friday, March 23, 2007 TUCSON, Ariz. — Guidelines issued by U.S. attorneys in Texas showed that most illegal immigrants crossing into the state had to be arrested at least six times before federal authorities would prosecute them, according to an internal Justice Department memo...