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Inducted 2002

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Usually I clean out the day's headline links between 10 and midnight and load an abbreviated page for overnight. New stuff is normally uploaded between 8 and 10 a.m. and stays all day and evening.
Sometimes I add during the day but only occasionally. Weekends don't get much updating if any at all.
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Click SPURS for game stats. LOCAL UPDATE-- People stay in line 26 hours at SBC Center for playoff tickets, then are told there are a few hundred available "all singles". What a travesty!

(City Council vote on Gunn Honda was postponed)

SAHA - KB Home project "a nightmare"
Report says the $48 million Mirasol Homes public housing project is a management fiasco and a maintenance nightmare

Today my little sweetiepie granddaughter Kate celebrates her first birthday (shown with mom Janet) and that's a good enough reason for Grandpa to put her picture here, eh? I admittedly spent a certain amount of time with PhotoShop trying to blur out the tipped over garbage can. With the same amount of effort I should have substituted a background of bluebonnets, but who can think of everything?


Vehicle emissions testing – the $40 Inspection Tag – is a possibility under the area Clean Air Plan now being formulated (see Express-News story 5/29/2003 Clean-air strategies cautiously approved). Email or phone your councilman and county commissioner. Easy contact links are always in my left column at Mayor/Council phones+e-mail and Bexar Cmsn phones+email also find good CLEAN AIR info at Citizens Organized for Good Science
San Antonio CAMPAIGN FINANCE LOOKUP database now in left column as a permanent link. Jay Kumar created it.

Local officials eye tax boost
"The agency will not pursue a light-rail system..."
What are the odds that this will turn out to be about rapid transit in the form of light rail? I'd guess it's an even bet.

Buried in the same story:
"Meanwhile, another bill that passed the Texas House on Wednesday and is expected to soon be on the governor's desk, will make it easier for VIA to extend its current half-cent sales tax to phone bills. However, it would be repealed if voters later approve the overall tax increase.
The phone tax would add about 25 cents to the average bill, bringing in an estimated $1.5 million a year, Padgett said. The money would lift the agency out of its financial rut.

San Antonio #1 in killing cats and dogs

Update: Laci-and-baby autopsy reports Modesto Bee
"The details could suggest that Conner died separately from his mother..."

Dueling reports: Anthrax in pond, or not?

Held over one more day...

Thanks Pauline!
10 finalists in the 2003 Bulwer-Lytton competition for the "worst first line of a bad novel" (run by the English Dep't of San Jose State University, California)

"As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber he would never hear the end of it."

"Just beyond the Narrows the river widens."

"With a curvaceous figure that Venus would have envied, a tanned, unblemished oval face framed with lustrous thick brown hair, deep azure-blue eyes fringed with long black lashes, perfect teeth that vied for competition, and a small straight nose, Marilee had a beauty that defied description."

"Andre, a simple peasant, had only one thing on his mind as he crept along the East wall: 'Andre creep. Andre creep. Andre creep.'"

"Stanislaus Smedley, a man always on the cutting edge of narcissism, was about to give his body and soul to a back alley sex-change surgeon to become the woman he loved."

"Although Sarah had an abnormal fear of mice, it did not keep her from eeking out a living at a local pet store."

"Stanley looked quite bored and somewhat detached, but then penguins often do."

"Like an overripe beefsteak tomato rimmed with cottage cheese, the corpulent remains of Santa Claus lay dead on the hotel floor."

"Mike Hardware was the kind of private eye who didn't know the meaning of the word 'fear'; a man who could laugh in the face of danger and spit in the eye of death -- in short, a moron with suicidal tendencies."

"The sun oozed over the horizon, shoved aside darkness, crept along the greensward, and, with sickly fingers, pushed through the castle window, revealing the pillaged princess, hand at throat, crown asunder, gaping in frenzied horror at the sated, sodden amphibian lying beside her, disbelieving the magnitude of the frog's deception, screaming madly, 'You lied!'"