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The Ho Industry Alexander Cockburn It's suddenly news that Don Imus shores up his ratings with racist cracks at blacks and Hispanics? Only now, by insulting the women athletes of Rutgers as "nappy-headed ho's," has he crossed the Rubicon of racism and the shout has at last gone...
Texas Moves Closer To Getting Rid Of TAKS Test POSTED: 4:45 pm CDT April 12, 2007 UPDATED: 5:55 pm CDT April 12, 2007 HOUSTON -- Texas moved a step closer Thursday to replacing its high-stakes test with end-of-course exams in high school. The state Senate Education Committee...
ATLANTA — At the world's busiest airport, plainclothes officers patrolling public restrooms in search of luggage thieves have instead uncovered a rash of other, more sordid crimes. The new restroom dragnet has led to the arrests of more than 30 people in three months for...
By TERRENCE STUTZ and STACI HUPP / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com and shupp@dallasnews.com Flabby schoolchildren would get more exercise under a Senate bill passed Wednesday that sets firm standards for daily physical education in kindergarten through the eighth...
By LORENA MONGELLI in Raleigh, N.C. and LUKAS I. ALPERT in New York April 12, 2007 -- North Carolina's chief law enforcer yesterday tossed the entire sensational and racially charged case against three Duke University lacrosse players, saying there was no evidence a sex attack...
By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle High school students might want to hold onto those No. 2 pencils. Yes, state lawmakers are considering a plan to abolish the high-stakes TAKS exams in high school — but standardized tests are not going away. Under proposed...
By MELANIE AVE Published April 10, 2007 LARGO - Today is the day Barbara Morris dreaded would come. Against Morris' wishes, her 9-year-old violent grandson is supposed to return home from a psychiatric center after her efforts to find him a group home failed. And now the 61-year...
Obama's silence on Imus alarms some blacks Candidate faces first test on handling issues of race By Rick Klein and Joseph Williams, Globe Staff | April 11, 2007 WASHINGTON -- With the Rev. Al Sharpton leading calls Monday for radio host Don Imus to be fired over racially...
By PHILLIP RAWLS 04.10.07, 6:15 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hasn't done a lot of grocery shopping lately - at least based on his answers about the cost of milk and bread. Campaigning in Alabama on Tuesday, the former New York City mayor portrayed...