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Study ties child care, behavior patterns WASHINGTON (AP) — Children who got quality child care before entering kindergarten had better vocabulary scores in the fifth grade than did youngsters who received lower quality care. Also, the more time that children spent in child care...
Disabled placards proliferate As more qualify for privilege, more seem to abuse system -- cities collect less at meters when drivers park for free Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 number of disabled parking placards in California has more than doubled...
Slow Down, Multitaskers; Don’t Read in Traffic By STEVE LOHR Published: March 25, 2007 Correction Appended Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention? When people divide their attention, they react more slowly and make more mistakes, scientists say. More...
Proposed car-smoking ban angers foes of 'nanny' laws They don't want state dictating how kids are brought up Janine DeFao, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 26, 2007 When Anthony Johnson smokes in the car with his 2-year-old son in the backseat, he tries to limit himself to a...
Friday, March 23, 2007 TUCSON, Ariz. — Guidelines issued by U.S. attorneys in Texas showed that most illegal immigrants crossing into the state had to be arrested at least six times before federal authorities would prosecute them, according to an internal Justice Department memo...
Don Finley Express-News Medical Writer Making childhood obesity its new priority, a coalition of local hospitals, health agencies and charities hopes to persuade school districts to let it come in and measure the waistlines of their students. The Bexar County Health...
Kristen Mack Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Convinced that some Texans remain insensitive to the state's slave legacy after a heated debate over Confederate monuments, two Houston Democratic lawmakers plan to sponsor a resolution supporting an official acknowledgment of slavery in...
Janet Elliott Austin Bureau AUSTIN — State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston wants the state to pay $500 to women who give their babies up for adoption instead of aborting them, an idea some say borders on baby-selling. "We want that lady to have an incentive that makes her stop and...
HOUSTON — Federal officials have moved everyone out of a Texas shelter for children caught crossing the U.S. border on their own amid allegations that youngsters were being sexually abused. The decision to transfer 72 children from the Texas Sheltered Care facility this week...