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House tentatively OKs end to TAKS test Proposal would replace it with a battery of exams By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas House on Monday gave tentative approval to a bill that would replace the high-stakes, highly unpopular TAKS...
Illinois 10-Month-Old Issued Firearm Owner's Identification Card Monday, May 14, 2007 By Sara Bonisteel In Illinois, you're never too young to own a gun. That's what one father found out, when he registered his 10-month-old son for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Daily...
Miami tops rude drivers list MIAMI (AP) — For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cellphones,...
Survey Finds Airlines have Work to Do to Satisfy Customers Last Edited: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 7:16 AM PDT Created: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 6:44 AM PDT Flying isn't as enjoyable as it used to be. That's the take-home message from a customer survey released by the University of...
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...
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...