hid inside wall 20 years supposedly
Heres one to compliment the Happy Face rocks article:
makes jerkoff motions as Powell speaks at Cabinet meeting
at war with WD-40 idiots?
is Bush withholding 9-11 report?
Cross denied access to US-held Iraqi POWs London
Antonio water in danger
Bruce Davidson, Express-News
take on NYT Blair case L.A.Times
priest dies in escape jump
drivers admit they are a risk on the road
Air Show getting much less US support
for handing out laxative-laced donuts
accused of ordering girl to "submit" herself
on radio almost never bring punishment
makes up with wife who cut off his penis
I was doing some research this morning, comparing Houston's ozone season
from last year and this year.
>From March thru May 25th, 2003, Houston ozone monitors have gone
over the 85ppb daily average 57 times. This compares with 7 times last
year at this time. From my understanding, all of the cars in the Houston
area should have now been tested, since they started their emissions
testing program last year.
I'm really impressed with these numbers.... it makes me feel real confident
that we might have 8 times as many high ozone days after testing our
for Good Science
PS: Depending on the month, there are an additional 1-2 monitors this
year in the Houston area, but with a total of over 20 monitoring stations,
the difference is minimal.
PS2: As I have been saying so many times before, high ozone events are
linked to uncontrollable meteorological events that transport outside
ozone, smoke and pollution into our areas.
Mark Langford is on target about Houston's ozone problem. Thus far emission
testing seems to have had no noticeable effect.
It is vital that San Antonians know that emissions from the CPS plants
at Calaveras Lake have pushed San Antonio over the ozone limits on several
occasions. This happened on June 18, 2002, and is documented on the TCEQ
web site. The same thing almost happened again last week.
Shutting down CPS coal burning for 6-8 hours a day when the wind is from
the southeast on potentially bad ozone days just might keep San Antonio
in compliance. It will certainly cause far lower readings at the Marshall
High School and Camp Bullis monitors than testing every car in your city.
This strategy will cost much less than testing cars.
Forrest M. Mims III
Vice-Chairman, Environmental Science Section
Texas Academy of Science
Emissions Test Issue Mark Langford of Citizens
Organized for Good Science attended a meeting of the AACOG Air Tech
Advisory Committee (5/23/03) at which recommended control strategies
were presented to the Executive Committee. Tailpipe emissions testing
WAS recommended. Yeah, I know, you're shocked, shocked! There are
several more steps in this Clean Air Plan proposal before it would become
final. If you have an opinion on the $40 car inspection proposal
NOW is the time to email or call the San Antonio mayor and your council
member if he isn't in jail. Council
links are always in my left column and the Clean
Air issue pages are here, too (at the bottom)
The SA campaign finance database I initially brought to your attention
has been online for 1 month. Since you have aided and abetted in this
experiment, I will apprise you of its progress.
Peak usage occured on election day, May 3, with 422 page loads. The
following week there were an average of 100 page loads per day. One
week after the election, May 10, usage had dwindled to 8 page loads
and, thereafter, steadily declined to 0. It has remained there since.
There was a lone, supportive comment submitted to the feedback section
by someone named Brad.
There are 2 ways to interpret these data. One, usage was alarmingly
poor considering the size of the city, the absence of comparable information
anywhere else, and the recent exposure of a criminal element in the
city government. On the other hand, interest in campaign activity is
probably tied to voter turnout. If the latter is low, the former can't
be expected to be any better.
Ever the optimist, I have resumed work and updated the database
to the best of my ability. I have also completed a similar database
for Austin and I plan on compiling Houston's at some point too. Like
SA, neither city provides a database.
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