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ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press writer Teen drug users know better than to cross paths with police officers walking the beat or school principals roaming the hallways. Now there's a new enemy in the generational war on drugs: drug testing-parents. The explosion of Internet...
More and more couples are turning to an embryo-screening technique that allows them to choose the genetic makeup of their children, according to a survey released yesterday in the online edition of the journal Fertility and Sterility. Some use the test so they can give birth to...
Cap Metro's plan for rapid buses hits a snag Two board members question high cost, development potential of $1 million buses. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 All Systems Go? Not so fast. Capital Metro, in its 2004 campaign to authorize a...
Commissioners approve weight-loss surgery They say it could head off other, costlier procedures for employees By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 A split Travis County Commissioners Court decided Tuesday to pay for weight-loss surgery for a...
Border Fence Issue Heats Up in Senate Congress Weighs Political Impact in Election Year By LIZ MARLANTES Sept. 19, 2006 — As Congress grapples with the contentious issue of the treatment of terror detainees, Democrats have been more than happy to sit back and let Republicans...
Travis 'stealth cars' target aggressive driving Souped-up Dodge Chargers cruise streets, aiming to curb road rage before it causes wreck. By Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Deputy Sheriff Darrell Gibson gets the sort of attention you'd expect a...
Travis may offer workers weight-loss surgery County employees would participate in pilot program. By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Travis County's top officials may decide today to offer weight-loss surgery to county employees, a step that is...
Parents charged with kidnapping daughter, trying to force her to get an abortion SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Maine couple upset that their 19-year-old daughter was pregnant tied her up, loaded her in their car and began driving to New York to force her to get an abortion, police said...
CAIRO, Egypt Sep 19, 2006 (AP)— Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran's supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff's remarks on Islam. Protests broke...