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Archive for November 7, 2007

Utah Vouchers Top State Initiatives
Utah voters were considering the country's first statewide school voucher program open to all children, not just those from low- or middle-income families. The program would grant $500 to $3,000, depending on family income, for ...
12:55 p.m.
Grassley Probes Televangelists' Finances
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said those under scrutiny include faith healer Benny Hinn, Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar and one of the nation's best known female preachers, Joyce Meyer.
12:36 p.m.
Ky., Miss. Races Head 2007 Elections
Barbour's campaign capitalized on his successful management of the hurricane recovery, stressing job growth and rebuilding along the Gulf Coast. Barbour and his Democratic opponent, trial lawyer John Arthur Eaves Jr., quoted Scripture as they ...
12:32 p.m.
New Devices Open Communications for Deaf
"I said, let me go shopping - I'll buy you whatever's out there," said Gan, of Rochester, N.Y., which has a significant community of deaf people.
12:23 p.m.
Voters Reject Slew of Ballot Measures
Texans, meanwhile, authorized up to $3 billion in bonds over 10 years to create a cancer research center, one of the few closely watched ballot measures across the nation that voters approved Tuesday.
12:15 p.m.
Miss. Gov. Favored to Win Re-Election
Barbour's campaign capitalized on his successful management of the hurricane recovery, stressing job growth and rebuilding along the Gulf Coast. Barbour and his Democratic opponent, trial lawyer John Arthur Eaves Jr., quoted Scripture as they ...
12:09 p.m.
Protests in Georgia, Venezuela, Pakistan
GEORGIA: Riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon Wednesday to disperse thousands of protesters in Georgia's capital of Tbilisi calling for the ouster of President Mikhail Saakashvili. The pro-Western leader declared a ...
11:45 a.m.
Ky. Governor Loses Bid for 2nd Term
Democrat Steve Beshear easily bested Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher, a Republican whose lone term was dogged by a hiring scandal. But Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, one of the few politicians to come out of Hurricane ...
11:40 a.m.
Georgian Political History at a Glance
- ROSE REVOLUTION: Years of dissatisfaction with Gamsakhurdia's successor, former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, came to a head in late 2003 amid allegations of vote fraud. Protesters led by Mikhail Saakashvili stormed parliament and ...
10:56 a.m.
Ky. Gov. Loses Election, Miss. Gov. Wins
In Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour, practically the only politician to come out of Hurricane Katrina looking good, easily defeated a Democratic challenger Tuesday to win a second term.
10:18 a.m.
Bush-Sarkozy Text
BUSH: Mr. President, welcome. Thank you very much for coming here to Mount Vernon. And thank you for coming to the United States.
9:45 a.m.
A Look at Key Figures in Pakistan Crisis
PRESIDENT GEN. PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: Seized power in bloodless coup eight years ago. Targeted by several assassination attempts for allying Muslim nation with U.S. in war on terrorist groups. Regarded as liberal and advocate of religious ...
9:11 a.m.
Report: Guillen, Williams Bought HGH
Former major leaguers Matt Williams and Ismael Valdez also purchased performance-enhancing drugs, in 2002, from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was raided in February as part of an investigation by the Albany, N.Y., district attorney ...
8:52 a.m.
Tuesday's College Basketball
Mountain St. 79, Cumberlands 62
8:15 a.m.
N.J. Rejects $450M Stem Cell Proposal
Utah voters on Tuesday killed the nation's first statewide school voucher program that promised tax dollars for private tuition, no matter how much a family earned or whether kids were in bad schools.
7:36 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Nov 7, 2007
Just over a week before Nevada becomes the center of the political universe (again) with that CNN presidential debate, we are not getting the love. Every day, it seems, there is another report of Nevada ...
7:03 a.m.
Jon Ralston imagines what could happen at today's budget summit - but probably won't
Gibbons has bungled the public relations aspect of this pseudo- or incipient crisis from Day One, and his limited communication skills have not helped . Three weeks ago, without talking to anyone - lawmakers, legislative ...
7:03 a.m.
Jeff Haney, with assist from an authority, explains where Omaha players go wrong
Big blind: The larger of the two forced bets required before the cards are dealt in games such as Texas hold 'em and Omaha. The position of the blinds rotates around the table.
7:02 a.m.
THE ELEVATOR
Who's headed toward the penthouse on the local sports scene - and who's getting the shaft.
7:02 a.m.
Ron Kantowski talks with a former star running back as he revels in a rare Navy victory over Notre Dame
But when the left side of the Navy defense dropped the anchor on Notre Dame's Travis Thomas on the last play of the game, ending that long ... long ... long ... long ... losing ...
7:02 a.m.
Recognizing a stunt, Porter snubs GOP on impeachment
As an unexpected impeachment drama took over the House floor Tuesday, Republican Rep. Jon Porter of Nevada was doing his best not to get involved.
7:02 a.m.
See higher ed leaders, see them spar
Quit calling for a state income tax. It's none of your business.
7:02 a.m.
Letter: Bush has economic, foreign policy successes
Let's see what this "dictatorship" has wrought: Six years of sustained job growth, low inflation, record high stock market returns, Libya 's giving up its nuclear weapons development, North Korea 's giving up its nuclear ...
7:01 a.m.
Editorial: Charges of contempt
In a report filed with the House clerk Monday, Democrats accused former White House counsel Harriet Miers of failing to testify after being subpoenaed. In addition, Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolton ...
7:01 a.m.
Editorial: Will he be his own man?
Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California said it was better to confirm a flawed Mukasey than to allow President Bush to appoint an acting attorney general who would continue to ...
7:01 a.m.
Editorial: Gibbons must face reality
The meeting, called after complaints about his rash plan to slash the budget, was supposed to be behind closed doors, which is the way he likes to work - in secret. The governor's office opened ...
7:01 a.m.
Letter: The inevitability of a mass transit era
As a result, even as the government drags its feet on finding new means of transportation (alternative fuel use, electric autos, etc. , will be for years too expensive for mass use), we will through ...
7:00 a.m.
Letter: Decision on abortion must be the woman's
Nearly every woman knows a horror story involving women who sought abortions before legalized treatment was available. The cases I encountered happened in the '50s and '60s. The facts are too horrible to reveal. Real ...
7:00 a.m.
Change the formula, schools look better
The morning talk show debate on school funding seemed filled with good intentions, with state Sen. Bob Beers pleading for intellectual honesty.
7:00 a.m.
For Mexicans, 'Divas' shows their own world
Who: "Mexican Divas "
6:59 a.m.
Q+A: NEIL SEDAKA
Q+A: NEIL SEDAKA
6:59 a.m.
Tight Vote on N.J. Stem Cell Measure
In other action at the polls, Utah voters were considering the country's first statewide school voucher program open to all children, not just those from low- or middle-income families. And in Oregon, residents were deciding ...
4:41 a.m.
Hansbrough Tops AP's All-America Team
The 6-foot-9 forward was one vote shy of a unanimous pick Monday and was joined by senior center Roy Hibbert of Georgetown, senior guard Chris Lofton of Tennessee, senior guard Drew Neitzel of Michigan State ...
4:30 a.m.
Candace Parker Leads All-America Squad
The Tennessee junior was joined on the squad Tuesday by Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, Stanford's Candice Wiggins, LSU's Sylvia Fowles and Maryland's Crystal Langhorne.
4:30 a.m.
Report: Jose Guillen Bought Steroids
Former major leaguers Matt Williams and Ismael Valdez also purchased performance-enhancing drugs, in 2002, from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was raided in February as part of an investigation by the Albany, N.Y., district attorney ...
3:23 a.m.
Miss. Governor Easily Wins 2nd Term
Barbour, who had a nearly 20 percentage-point advantage over John Arthur Eaves Jr., campaigned on his successful management of the hurricane recovery, stressing job growth and rebuilding.
3:04 a.m.
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,858
The AP count is 10 higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
1:49 a.m.
Cable Nielsens for Oct. 29-Nov. 4
1. NFL Football: Packers vs. Broncos (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), ESPN, 10.16 million homes, 14.02 million viewers.
1:38 a.m.

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