Chicks Rule

President Bush proved again last week that he's not afraid to surround himself with powerful women, choosing Harriet Miers as his chief counsel, Margaret Spellings as head of the Education Department and Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State. Rice leads the eye-popping list of ladies at the top as the first African-American woman to hold that title. But some of the surprising examples of the glass ceiling cracking can be found in faraway places, miles from Washington. --By c

•SHERIFF-ELECT OF DALLAS COUNTY Deep in the heart of Bush-Cheney country, Lupe Valdez bested a heavily funded Republican to become not only...

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