Alvin Ray Thomas (ROME, Ga.)

...born January 20, 1936, in Epps, LA, son of the late Pallie Janie Butts Thomas, the late Porter Jones and the late Bill Thomas. After graduating from Ouachita Parish High School, in Monroe, LA, he attended Northwestern Louisiana State College...


...second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.Bill Thomas and David Booth also had goals for Florida. Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves.SwimmingCrippen upset about support, protectionNine...

Panel begins inquiry into financial collapse

...promised a nonpartisan investigation, although the committee faces dueling ideologies among its members. Republican Bill Thomas, the former GOP chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee who is serving as the panel's vice chairman, said...

Lawyers for charged, uncharged Duke lacrosse players in court

...serious privacy issue for these individuals and the rest of the Duke community," he said. A motion filed by attorney Bill Thomas on behalf of graduated Duke player Bret Thompson also says the May 31 subpoenas are flawed. "The subpoenas were issued...

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Alternative minimum tax hovers over taxpayers

...Congress will probably make sure that millions of threatened families never pay the tax. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, the California Republican who serves as the House's top tax writer, said taxpayers take a risk if they assume lawmakers...

House vote sets up complicated tax negotiations

...put a ceiling on the size of the tax cut. There may not be enough room, said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., to do both the capital gains and dividends tax cuts and address the alternative minimum tax in one bill...

Federal pension agency could see $71 billion deficit

...that would include changes to Social Security. The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., would: -Require employers to eliminate pension underfunding within seven years; -Prohibit unions...

Citing improved economy, GOP does not extend jobless benefits

...Dunn said she had talked to Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., about the plight of high unemployment states like her own. "We just need to get them through the holidays...

Tax cuts make forms longer

...but they wanted to be sure that their actions would not disrupt the stock market. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas settled on May 6, the day his committee first debated the bill. "It means that people aren't taking advantage of...

House passes $82 billion tax cut

...families would have to claim the bigger credit when they file their taxes in 2004. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas said, "Obviously that would be one of the issues" when the House and Senate meet to hammer out their differences...