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Christoval ex-coach gives up teaching with teen-sex plea SAN ANGELO, Texas — A woman who worked as a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer in Christoval has agreed to seven years of deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement on one count of having an improper...
Board's ruling not seen as shift in favor of killers Commutation is only the fifth one recommended in more than 12 years By ROSANNA RUIZ and ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles' role in saving a San Antonio killer from execution...
Soros-linked group hit with huge fine By: Kenneth P. Vogel Aug 29, 2007 02:19 PM EST Updated: August 29, 2007 05:51 PM EST The Federal Election Commission has fined one of the last cycle’s biggest liberal political action committees $775,000 for using unregulated soft money to...
Fewer students suspended for failure to finish summer reading Lancaster ISD's penalty for ignoring homework has seen drop in suspensions 09:13 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 By KAREN AYRES / The Dallas Morning News kayres@dallasnews.com School ended shortly after it began...
Home Depot employee looking for job after stopping alleged thief By BRANDON PUTTBRESE Gannett Tennessee Dustin Chester is job hunting this week, after The Home Depot fired him and the general manager for thwarting a thief from running away with a pocket full of stolen cash. Last...
GOP Leaders Strip Craig Of Committee Assignments By Karl Vick and Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer and washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page A01 BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Larry Craig went on vacation with his wife Wednesday, according to aides...
Lawmakers Ask Perry To Save Man From Execution SAN ANTONIO -- A host of state lawmakers came to the defense of a man Wednesday who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Huntsville for a 1996 murder. Kenneth Foster Jr. is scheduled to be put to death for his role in a drive-...
Study finds caution with dates online, but not in person Women seeking suitors on the Web take sexual risks once they meet, UT researcher says By ALEXIS GRANT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Women who date online are likely to take precautions to protect their personal safety...
Tapping Into The Secrets Of the Stall Experts Say Anonymous Sex In Public Places Is A Compulsive Behavior By Lynne Duke and DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page C01 Consider the bathroom stall, that utilitarian public enclosure of cold...