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Jourdanton council obeyed Open Meetings Act and prevented citizens from speaking out on the drowned dogs issue
Disenchanted residents weren't able to speak out Tuesday against
the intentional drowning of stray dogs at the city's sewer plant
but will have the opportunity to be heard at a specially called
City Council meeting as early as next week. The
issue has received reaction from all over the nation.
Some Maryland counties have Animal Matters Hearing Boards
Cassandra Burch returned to her home in Waldorf one Sunday in April to find her rabbit Sammy slain in the grass, his fence bashed in and the neighbor's American pit bull fleeing the yard.
Four Scotltish towns battle over which is birthplace of Scotty, the fictional Starship Enterprise engineer
Did I murder a hitchhiker or was that just something I made up so my wife would divorce me?
Provo unimpressed by "religious sculpture" made of old, stacked-up Maytag washing machines
Apple introduces its first computer mouse with multiple buttons, including four sensors and a tiny scroll ball
Sandra Bullock worked opening-day counter at her sister's bakery in Vermont, said she wouldn't depend on the shop for a job, but would work there occasionally. "Only when I need the money."
Almost every time I run an SB story I link to the wonderful photo of her in her magic see-thru dress HERE
Man says Florida cop dumped ashes of his dead infant daughter
Valero and other refiners cited for "accidental" pollution in Texas cities
Houston ex-choir director gets 30 years for boys' abuse
After pleading guilty, he was told to 'rot in hell' by 1 of 3 brothers sexually assaulted
Maribel Cuevas, age 11, could spend up to four years in prison if rock-throwing allegations against her are found to be true. "..baffled, angry reactions from as far away as France, as observers question whether adult penalties are being levied on what amounts to childish behavior gone awry."
UPDATE: Rock-Assault Girl Spared From Jail
Lawyers have been able to cut a deal to spare a rocking-throwing girl from serving time in jail.
Court rules UT can block online dating e-mails
Anyone who owns a 1969 Dodge Charger can yell "Yee-haw!" over the boost in value the cars have received from The Dukes of Hazzard
Lawyer argues that a woman who sued archdiocese for child support should have used birth control
Ford, Chrysler and GM decide to not end "employee discount" promotions
Rick Casey - Houston Chronicle
You can't judge a school by its Texas accountability ratings any more than you can, in the words of an admirable T-shirt, judge a book by its movie.
Will Indian icons stay on the team?
The Apaches are facing extinction. So are the Seminoles. And even the Sioux
New federal highway bill chock full o' pork
"..projects in the six-year, $286.4 billion highway and mass transit bill passed by Congress last week [include] $200,000 for a deer avoidance system in Weedsport, New York..."
Army Times reporter describes Iraq attack
"I heard the two shots from a soldier’s M16 rifle, but I had no idea he was firing at a suicide car-bomber steering straight for us."
14 Marines killed by roadside bomb Wednesday in one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq against American forces
Iraqi general died while being severely beaten during interrogation
Christian Science Monitor
Special Briefing: Jihad: Who's joining, and why?
How the extremist movement is evolving at a time of concern about terror cells in Western cities such as London
Jannemiek Sonneveld, 27, turns her left eye to show the Jewel Eye. The eye jewel, made of platinum and available in the shape of a heart, star or circle, is implanted under the cornea of the eye and is not visible unless the eye is turned. Strange Cosmos
Cough medicine made from snail slime
No hunks in alcohol ads, please — we're British
British regulators, seeking to curb binge drinking among the young, recently introduced new rules barring depictions of links between sex and drinking in alcohol advertisements. Not all links — just the ones between attractive people.