New Texas laws that you'll notice
Laws will affect pledges in school, internet wine sales, threatening sports officials, limits on lawsuits, truck lanes, telemarketers, homeowner insurance, calling cel phones, gay unions, radioactive waste disposal, etc.

French hold up weapons deal
President Jacques Chirac, who exchanged a curt handshake with Mr Bush when the two men met for the first time since their fallout over Iraq, was resisting the White House's call for sweeping powers to allow ships to be intercepted on the high seas on suspicion that they were carrying weapons destined for terrorism.


  • A Tale of Two Baghdads Washington Post
    As U.S. soldiers perceive a warm welcome from Iraqi civilians, the Iraqis themselves express much more ambivalence and anger about the U.S. occupation.
  • GI's getting new mission, not going home NY Times
    "They thought they would be heading home after their division handed over responsibility for Baghdad's security last week to the First Armored Division."
  • WMD: Weapons of Mass Disappearance Time
    "... by late March, 77% of the public felt that invading U.S. troops would find WMD."

Baby seen crawling across street at 3 a.m.

From 5/25/03 Austin American-Statesman:  
10 percent law not doing job at UT-Austin
SAT scores dropping; ethnic makeup of freshman class virtually unchanged

Media deregulation issue to be decided today
TV news that looks local when it's not
"... after Viacom acquired KCAL-TV in Los Angeles last year it merged its news operations with the CBS station it owns there, turning two separate newsrooms into one.
Likewise, Clear Channel merged the news operations of its two television stations in Jacksonville, Fla., WAWS and WTEV."

East Texas tribe on verge of huge land claim
"...court also determined that the tribe's land rights have never been terminated. That means the tribe still holds aboriginal title to 5.5 million acres of East Texas. Aboriginal title is the right to occupy and possess homelands."

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.

First Amendment being ripped up
Judge Lewis ruled on May 6, before Mr. Max was notified of the suit and without holding a hearing. She told Mr. Max that he could not use "Katy" on his site. Nor could he use Ms. Johnson's last name, full name or the words "Miss Vermont."
The judge also prohibited Mr. Max from "disclosing any stories, facts or information, notwithstanding its truth, about any intimate or sexual acts engaged in by" Ms. Johnson. That prohibition is not limited to his Web site. Finally, Judge Lewis ordered Mr. Max to sever the virtual remains of his relationship with Ms. Johnson. He is no longer allowed to link to her Web site.

Faked species data results in new rules
A scientific code of conduct has been adopted by the Interior Department in response to biologists' submitting falsified samples during a national study of the threatened Canadian lynx.

Habitat for Humanity to open slum 'theme park'

Kept head in refrigerator because of 9/11 stress

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