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TSA considers reservations for airport security By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY Like golfers who reserve tee times and diners who reserve restaurant slots, airline passengers may be able to reserve the time they go through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration...
IRI President addresses students at Colombia University Ahmadinejad-Colombia Varsity-Address Despite entire US media objections, negative propagation and hue and cry in recent days over IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled address at Colombia University, he gave his...
State shifts funds to pay for teacher fingerprinting About $10 million will cover half of workers; rest to follow in 2 years 07:54 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – More than 400,000 teachers and other school professionals...
Congress Set for Veto Fight on Child Health Care By ROBERT PEAR and CARL HULSE Published: September 25, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 — President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress prepared Monday for a showdown over the future of health insurance for more than 10 million...
Students: Teacher's style, not faith, led to firing By MEGAN HAWKINS REGISTER STAFF WRITER September 25, 2007 Students of a fired Iowa community college instructor say they were offended more by his brash teaching style than the remarks about the Bible that he claims led to his...
Boy hit by TV gets $19 million template_bas template_bas From the Associated Press September 25, 2007 CHICAGO -- A jury awarded $19 million Monday to a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe brain injuries when a television fell on his head at school. A TV bolted to a stand toppled...
Putting Money on the Table By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 23, 2007 FOR Whitney Hess, a 25-year-old software designer in Manhattan, the tension that ultimately ended her recent relationships was all right there, in the digits on her pay stub. The awkwardness started with...
Wesley Clark: The military in Iraq are resolving nothing There are more important issues than troop numbers and withdrawal dates. The US should take a lead in talking to Iran – now Published: 09 September 2007 When well-qualified retired officers speak out against their...
Company Will Monitor Phone Calls to Tailor Ads By LOUISE STORY Published: September 24, 2007 Companies like Google scan their e-mail users’ in-boxes to deliver ads related to those messages. Will people be as willing to let a company listen in on their phone conversations to do...