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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...
Study: Strippers Make More in Tips When Most 'Fertile' A new study from the University of New Mexico found that, on average, strippers make the most money in tips during the most “fertile” days of their monthly cycles, Psychology Today reports. Researchers also found that women...
Lawmaker Shows Nude Photo to Students A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson Tuesday when he inserted a...
Deputies compete in arrest contests Southeast L.A. competitions were meant to boost morale, official says. Baca calls them a well-meaning but ill-conceived idea. By Scott Glover and Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers October 4, 2007 Participating in sports such as...
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...