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Lawsuit: Floral flub made life thornier for man in love triangle Man seeking divorce says he'll pay dearly for love note mix-up By MARY FLOOD Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Leroy Greer meant to say it with flowers to his girlfriend, but his wife heard about it too, and now the...
AT&T says edit of Pearl Jam's anti-Bush lyrics was mistake Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Lyrics performed by Pearl Jam criticizing President Bush should not have been censored from a webcast by AT&T Inc., a company spokesman acknowledged Thursday. AT&T, through its...
State to pay owners to get polluting cars off roads To boost air quality, state to give up to $3,500 to those who retire pre-1996 vehicles 04:53 AM CDT on Thursday, August 9, 2007 By TERRY BOX / The Dallas Morning News tbox@dallasnews.com Old cars and trucks in the Dallas area...
Sex-ed course proposed in D.C. By Gary Emerling August 9, 2007 Proposed guidelines for a sex-education curriculum to be used in D.C. Public Schools recommend that middle-school students learn to define sexual orientation and be taught about homosexuality. The guidelines —...
It pays exactly $25 for Tucson kids to stay in school Aug 8, 2007 07:17 PM CDT Local high school students will soon be cashing in for hitting the books. A new pilot program promises to pay them to stay in school. More than 20,000 Arizona teens dropped out of the class of 2006...
12th Graders Show Better Grasp of Market Forces Than Expected on U.S. Economics Test By SAM DILLON Published: August 9, 2007 The nation’s high school seniors performed significantly better on the first nationwide economics test than they did on other recent national exams in...
Fewer Mexican Immigrants Are Sending Money Back Home, Bank Says By JULIA PRESTON Published: August 9, 2007 This year a smaller percentage of Mexican immigrants in the United States sent money back to their homeland than in 2006, according to a report released yesterday by the...
Court denies test drugs to dying patients Terminally ill people do not have the right to get unapproved, potentially lifesaving treatments, an appeals panel rules. By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer August 8, 2007 WASHINGTON -- People who are dying do not have...
Serve Breakfast in Class, Advocates for Poor Urge By JULIE BOSMAN Published: August 8, 2007 Advocates for poor children urged the city’s Department of Education yesterday to serve free breakfast in classrooms, saying that the practice of serving it in cafeterias failed to...