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Local 7th grader suspended because his hair is too short 5/15/2007 590 KLBJ-AM Derek Jackson, a Bailey Middle School student, was slapped with an in-school suspension because of his "buzz cut." An assistant principal pulled Derek Jackson aside, after she saw his extremely short...
Voters Approve Ordinance That Bans Renting To Illegal Immigrants Voters in Farmer's Branch became the first in the nation today to prohibit landlords from renting to most illegal immigrants. In final but unofficial reports, the ban was approved by a vote of 68% to 32%...
91-year-old man struck nearly 2 dozen times by carjacker (DETROIT) -- A carjacking suspect in Detroit rained nearly two dozen blows on a 91-year-old man while trying to steal his car, and it was all caught on tape. The 22-year-old suspect viciously beat Leonard Sims, a World War...
Wal-Mart will reduce size of Northcross store Some neighbors want a different type of project to replace the old mall By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Saturday, May 12, 2007 Wal-Mart will reduce the size of a store that is planned for North Austin, but not enough to...
NBC renews 'Friday Night Lights' The acclaimed NBC drama will be back for a full second season, and it will stay in Austin. By Diane Holloway AMERICAN-STATESMAN TELEVISION WRITER Friday, May 11, 2007 No big surprise, but a huge relief for local fans: NBC has renewed the low-...
Mexican Drug Runner Shot by Border Agents Breaks His Silence Thursday, May 10, 2007 JUAREZ, Mexico — The man shot in the buttocks by two U.S. Border Patrol agents now in prison for the shooting and the coverup is breaking his silence, saying he is well aware that 'everybody...
Goodman: Mothers are paying the price of parenthood Ellen Goodman, THE BOSTON GLOBE Friday, May 11, 2007 It's become a Mother's Day tradition on a par with candy, flowers and guilt. While advertisers wax poetically about the priceless work of motherhood, economists tally up the...
Goodwill Worker Finds Cache Of Cash In Pants POSTED: 5:31 am EDT May 10, 2007 UPDATED: 2:20 pm EDT May 10, 2007 GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Goodwill worker made a discovery worth a small fortune. Kelli Owens is a single mother of three. Goodwill is training her to work in retail. She...
Cop Confiscates Pot, Bakes Brownies Provided By: The Associated Press Last Modified: 5/10/2007 11:06:03 AM DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- A police officer will avoid criminal charges despite admitting he took marijuana from criminal suspects and, with his wife, baked it into brownies...