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September 20 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday demanded that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Department of being more interested in doing favors for teacher unions than helping students.
September 20 09:34 AM
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra had loaned this valuable instrument to Mrs. Horowitz’s son, Jason, concertmaster for the local Youth Symphony. The boy’s mother put his fiddle on the roof of her vehicle, forgot about it, and drove off. Police say witnesses reported spying an empty violin case lying by the road.
September 20 09:34 AM
However, the number of people who text and drive continues to grow across our nation. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that nearly one in three drivers texts or sends e-mails while driving, a habit that places them at a substantially higher risk of being involved in a vehicle crash.
September 20 09:34 AM
Natural resource conservation is paramount to the ongoing strength of our nation. Healthy soil contributes to agricultural productivity. Healthy forests clean our water and air. Vibrant waterways are critical for our health, for transportation and for trade.
September 13 09:18 AM
The current race between Mike Miller and Brady O’Callaghen is, to date, a real yawner, with the exception of a possible public ethics violation by the Caddo DA’s staff. Calls were made last week from the appeals division of D.A. Charles Scott’s office urging attorneys to attend a fundraiser for Caddo Assistant District Attorney O’Callaghen.
September 13 09:18 AM
And my interest in methamphetamine grew out of the serious harm that often befalls the innocent victims of meth manufacture and use -- the children who live where meth is being manufactured and/or used. I am going to review these dangers once again in this week’s column.
September 13 09:18 AM
In January, Congress extended some of the 2008 Farm Bill programs for nine months. This didn’t include important disaster assistance programs for farmers and ranchers. On Sept. 30, many of these programs will expire, leaving producers and rural communities without a wide variety of Farm Bill programs.
September 13 09:18 AM
"On Sept. 9 we received the news that U.S. Forest Service Engine Capt. Token Adams lost his life while scouting a fire on the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. Token and his family are in our thoughts and prayers following this tragedy, as we honor his lifetime of service to our Nation.
September 13 09:18 AM
Moments after jumping, Debbie Williams, a fifth-grade teacher from Post, Texas, attempted to perform a “corkscrew,” which is some sort of aerial maneuver. Instead, she smacked into another diver at something like 50 miles per hour. The impact knocked her as cold as day-old pizza before she had any chance to open her chute.

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