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Defense Contractor Was Paid $1 Million to Ship 2 Washers By Renae Merle Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 17, 2007; Page D02 A South Carolina defense contractor pleaded guilty yesterday to bilking the Pentagon out of $20.5 million over nearly 10 years by adding...
Young Women Defy Labels in Intimacy With Both Sexes Bisexuals Take a 'Flexible' View and Don't Follow a 'Fixed Path,' Say Sexuality Experts By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Aug. 16, 2007 Pop culture loves the recreational lesbian -- the woman who dabbles but doesn't stay the course...
D.C. to Fire 3 Over Woman's Detention as a Man Corrections Officers Ignored Inmate's Protests Over Mix-Up During Arrest, Jail Processing By David Nakamura Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 16, 2007; Page B01 District officials plan to fire three corrections officers...
Chanting, bonfire lead police to woman's backyard Posted: Aug. 14, 2007 Waukesha - A woman accused of disturbing neighbors by yelling witch chants around a bonfire she had built 10 feet from her home was arrested early Tuesday, police Capt. Mike Babe said. Brenna K. Barney, 42,...
In Austin, 86 of 104 schools meet federal standards As standards continue to rise, 18 Austin campuses stumble, including nine of 13 high schools. By Raven L. Hill AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, August 16, 2007 Nine of 13 Austin high schools are among 18 district campuses...
McCain: Immigration Issue Led to Threats Aug 15 08:10 PM US/Eastern By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday that the issue of illegal immigration angered people unlike no other, including the...
Billionaire introduces Obama in Omaha Warren Buffett says the Democrat would spread the wealth. By John McCormick August 16, 2007 Billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett stood next to Sen. Barack Obama at a country club fundraiser here Wednesday evening, praising the Illinois...
Pasadena officer accused of humiliating woman Police looking into claim she was pulled off toilet, then taken outside half-naked By RUTH RENDON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Pasadena police are investigating a complaint by a local woman who says she was humiliated when a...
Too Young? Teen Gets Stomach Band After Lipo Family Defends Decision to Let Teen Get Gastric Lap-Band Surgery Aug. 15, 2007 A Texas family that attracted national attention — and controversy — for letting its overweight 12-year-old daughter undergo liposuction has gone one step...