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Thursday evening 6-7 in Hondo
5-7pm at McDowell middle school (1602 27th St.) there will be a public meeting regarding environmental issues in connection with the proposed Vulcan Materials quarry at Quihi. (Only environmental issues and NOT the scheme to condemn private land for a rail spur to the quarry). Info at 512 419-5141

San Antonio City Council: tomorrow's agenda here

Close-minded bureaucrats?
Is it just me, or are some of the Clean Air Plan people on another planet? Look at today's Express-News story No swimming alert mulled for clean air and note the attitudes of (paragraph 6, 7) Renee Green, chairwoman of the committee and environmental services director for Bexar County, and (paragraph 8) Steven Smeltzer, an AACOG environmental manager. Are these people thinking clearly, and open to ideas, or are they close-minded bureaucrats with already-made-up minds? And farther down the story, note that we aren't open to anti-pollution ideas unless someone else has tried them first.

Tailpipe Testing Issue
AACOG 9:00 a.m. this Saturday June 14
The first at which they will answer questions!")
Air Quality Public Meeting details

"It is crucial that Bexar County fill this meeting. That's the only way AACOG will understand people care." -Forrest M. Mims III

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

Dallas News 6/10/03 Seguin Gazette Enterprise 6/5/03
Clean Air Plan critics call for EPA control
Dallas News 6/10/03
Dallas area makes play for a clean-air delay


Perry signs insurance rate relief bill

Saw street racing movie 2Fast2Furious then ran down old man while speeding

Texan pockets $27M lottery win, goes back to work

Human smuggling on rise at Mexican border


Blix says US "bastards" leaned on his inspectors to produce more-damning language in their reports London Guardian

Same story: Boston Globe here USA Today here

Principal wouldn't let "overdressed" kids get diplomas
Police had to be called to the East Lake Academy after parents became upset when principal Wendy Jung wouldn't let some "overdressed" students walk across the stage and get their diplomas. The principal complained that one boy "looked like a pimp."

Skulls reveal dawn of mankind

Stars' wrinkles show on Hi-Def TV
"I want girls to realize that nobody looks like the women in the glossy photos without the help of a load of talented people," said [Cameron] Diaz, who reportedly had to skip a Gangs of New York premiere because of a new acne outbreak.

Mirror TV: watch TV and brush teeth at same time




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