Newspaper Roundup for Friday, October 9, 2009

October 9, 2009 - 7:20 AM
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Shop provides free wedding dresses for unemployed brides
 
Houston Chronicle:
Border fence funds pulled at request of lawmakers
 
Houston Chronicle:
Leading mayoral candidates in Houston differ on immigration screening
Candidates differ on how the city should partner with the federal government
 
New York Times:
Editorial criticizes Democrats for shielding Rep. Rangel 'from his serial ethical messes'

New York Times:
Obama's Nobel Prize: Decision 'so astonishing that the Oslo audience gasped'

Washington Times:
House Dems eye tax on insurance firms
Windfall seen in high-end health plans
 
Washington Times:
Key Democrats align with military on buildup
Debate over war strategy splits party in both House and Senate
 
Washington Post:
Taliban assumes central place in Afghan deliberations
Emerging Goal for Afghanistan: Weaken, Not Vanquish, Taliban
 
Fox News/AP:
Top U.S. Troop Request Exceeds 60,000
Commander prefers 40,000 for Afghanistan, but his report gives Obama three options
 
Fox News/AP:
Democrats' Proposals Add Up to Second Stimulus
 
Los Angeles Times:
All eyes are on Olympia Snowe in healthcare debate
 
Los Angeles Times:
Sheriff's deputies criticized for obtaining phone records of gossip journalist
Such actions threaten independence of the press and its role as the watchdog of government

Boston Globe:
Foxborough to test for drinking in school
ACLU criticizes breath check plan

Boston Globe:
Taliban not main Afghan enemy
Few militants driven by religion, reports say

Boston Globe:
Mass. House okays bill updating quarantine rules
Clarifies the powers of public health authorities in times of medical crisis

Boston Globe:
Scientists find chronic fatigue, virus link
 
Fox News/AP:
Mexico Arrests 1 of FBI's Most-Wanted Fugitives

Fox News:
Iran to 'Blow Up Heart' of Israel if Attacked

Fox News:
David Letterman's Wife Demanded Public Apology

Washington Times:
Lawmaker's off-color remark caught by House microphone

Washington Times:
Dems slow to reimburse Obama's political tab
 
Washington POst:
Saudi University Draws the Ire of Hard-Line Clerics for Freedoms It Provides to Women
 
Washington POst:
McDonnell Widens Lead Over Deeds
Poll Finds Voters Are Looking at Stands On Issues, Tone of Ads in Governor's Race
 
Washington Post:
Salazar OKs some drilling on disputed Utah lands
 
USA Today:
Congress curbs pet projects -- a little
 
USA Today:
Lunch debts piling up for school districts
 
USA Today:
States not meeting energy goals
 
USA Today:
Rangel keeps House post as inquiry grows
San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama drops rule aimed at immigrants' bosses
 
New York Times:
Leaner Times at Harvard: No Cookies
World’s richest university is learning to live with less