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SD 122: Christmas stays Students to celebrate Ramadan, too October 4, 2007 BY ANGELA CAPUTO Staff writer Don't mess with Christmas was the message dozens of Oak Lawn residents - including a man dressed as Santa - sent to school officials Tuesday after news got around Ridgeland...
The Angriest Justice Justice Clarence Thomas’s new autobiography dredges up his 16-year-old battle with Anita Hill and fulminates against liberal groups, Democratic senators and others who opposed his nomination. The clash with Ms. Hill has grabbed most of the headlines. But his...
More Doctors in Texas After Malpractice Caps By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: October 5, 2007 HOUSTON, Oct. 4 — In Texas, it can be a long wait for a doctor: up to six months. That is not for an appointment. That is the time it can take the Texas Medical Board to process...
FOX News Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Democrats Say World Will Be Better Off if U.S. Loses War Thursday, October 04, 2007 By Dana Blanton NEW YORK — Nearly one out of every five Democrats thinks the world will be better off if America loses the war in Iraq, according to the FOX News...
Dallas councilman seeks to ban saggy pants Councilman says he wants to help improve young adults' self-image By THOMAS KOROSEC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Dallas Bureau DALLAS — Saying he is fed up with seeing young men in saggy pants, a councilman said Thursday he wants to...
School Keeps Christmas, Halloween; Adds Ramadan Muslim Mother Asks That Ramadan Be Celebrated Along With Other Holidays In Oak Lawn Schools (CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. Following a school board meeting where parent complained about what the saw as an assault on traditional American...
Students withdraw as deportation fears reach Irving schools Irving parents withdrawing kids, may keep them out 11:27 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 By KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH / The Dallas Morning News kunmuth@dallasnews.com Immigrant parents who fear deportation are "on the...
SCHIP OF FOOLS October 4, 2007 -- President Bush's veto yesterday of a Democratic health-insurance bill is variously being described as "heartless," "irresponsible" and a bid to deny "health care to millions of low-income kids in America." "With the stroke of a pen, President...
Truthiness on Young Black Males in Prison Cells vs. College Dorms The Washington Post Fact Checker column is an invaluable source on the truthiness of campaign rhetoric. Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards made headlines earlier this year with claims...