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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...
Hillary weathers Sunday morning grilling By: Ben Smith Sep 23, 2007 01:28 PM EST Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton beamed her way through a barrage of questions from five political talk show hosts Sunday morning, appearances that offered some details of her plans on health care and...
New York Times Says It Violated Policies Over MoveOn Ad By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 24, 2007; Page A08 After two weeks of denials, the New York Times acknowledged that it should not have given a discount to MoveOn.org for a full-page...
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...