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Movie time for the 21-and-over crowd By P.J.Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer September 24, 2007 ROSEMONT, ILL. -- -- Tricia and Robert Holman strolled through the lobby of a new movie theater past a cluster of teenage boys talking loudly on their cellphones. The...
Obama Floats Social Security Tax Hike Democratic Presidential Candidate Suggests Taxing Those Who Make More Than $97,000 Per Year By TEDDY DAVIS Sept. 22, 2007 Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is considering a major tax hike on the rich to shore up the nation's Social Security system...
Clay sports offered after class A new pilot program will give Texas students a chance to compete in team target shooting events By TERRI LANGFORD Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle When 16-year-old Ryan Sijansky heard his high school was about to introduce a new sport that would...
Middle East Volcano By Charles Krauthammer On Sept. 6, something important happened in northern Syria. Problem is, no one knows exactly what. Except for those few who were involved, and they're not saying. We do know that Israel carried out an airstrike. How do we know it was...
Hillary Clinton: I'm not a lesbian Hillary Clinton officially declared she's not a lesbian - not that there's anything wrong with that. During an interview with The Advocate to be published next week, Sean Kennedy, the gay magazine's news and features editor, asked the...
Drivers test paying by mile instead of gas tax By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY Beginning early next year, drivers in six states will begin testing a new way to pay for roads and transit: Commuters will be charged for the miles they drive rather than paying taxes on gasoline...
Israel, U.S. Shared Data On Suspected Nuclear Site Bush Was Told of North Korean Presence in Syria, Sources Say By Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 21, 2007; Page A01 Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected...
Senate denounces left-leaning group's anti-Petraeus ad Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday made a symbolic gesture when it voted overwhelmingly to denounce a paid political advertisement by the left-leaning group, MoveOn.org, which...
Discussing His Lawsuit Against CBS, Dan Rather Is Sticking to His Story By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 21, 2007; Page C01 He's not giving up. He feels he has been wronged. He wants to prove it. And he is determined to stick it to CBS executives in...