September 15, 2003
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Americans evacuated from Iraq for medical reasons
"It is military police policy to announce that a soldier has been
wounded only if [he was] involved in an incident that involved a death."
cuts its hopes for help in Iraq
Congratulations to my colleagues
Ricci Ware and Carl Wiglesworth, who are among 37 broadcasters
just cited by the Texas Radio Hall of Fame "for their significant,
notable and substantial contributions to Texas radio." The TRHOF
website explains that these Hall of Honor awardees "remain eligible
to be future candidates for induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame."
Texas Radio Hall of Fame members to be inducted next month include
several people with whom I have worked across the years jocks The
Weird Beard (Russ Knight), Joe Ford, Barry Kaye, Hudson and Harrigan;
Newsmen Jim Carola and Dan Lovett; General Managers Al Lurie, John Barger
and Bill Weaver; Programmers Chuck Dunaway and Don Keyes.
Charter Inducted Member
are moving fast to offer new line of credit
Texas law allows homeowners to take out only one home equity loan at a
time. Before Saturday's vote, that meant that borrowers often had to take
out a larger loan than they needed, because they couldn't tap that source
of equity again without refinancing the loan. The line of credit is intended
to let them borrow multiple times, up to 50 percent of their home's value,
as they need the money
naked: fine art?
John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono could end up stark naked on a
Paris stage as she performs her one-woman art show "Cut Piece",
in which members of the audience are to cut off pieces of her clothing.
This is how bad things are for George W. Bush: He's back
in a dead heat with Al Gore
seeks to expand access to private data
The president is seeking broad new authority to allow federal agents -
without the approval of a judge - to demand private records and compel
group thrives despite al Qaeda ties
An affiliate of a Saudi-based Islamic group said to have ties to al Qaeda
continues to operate with tax-exempt status in Oregon while many of its
international offices have been shuttered
duct-tape troublesome Austin airline passenger
engagement ring lost--but answer is still yes
"honor" killings in Jordan so far this year
Act not just for terrorists anymore
"In the two years since law enforcement agencies
gained fresh powers to help them track down and punish terrorists,
police and prosecutors have increasingly turned the force of the
new laws not on al-Qaida cells, but on people charged with common
crimes. ... Civil liberties and legal defense groups are bothered
by the string of cases, and say the government soon will be routinely
using harsh anti-terrorism laws against run-of-the-mill lawbreakers.
'Within six months of passing the Patriot Act, the Justice Department
was conducting seminars on how to stretch the new wiretapping provisions
to extend them beyond terror cases,' said Dan Dodson, a spokesman
for the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. 'They
say they want the Patriot Act to fight terrorism, then, within six
months, they are teaching their people how to use it on ordinary
Corn Maze now open
My friends Ken and Laurie Graff at 7A Ranch in Hondo have done a terrific
corn maze this year. Their website full of info is HERE.
Vehicle Emissions Tests
Go to my clean air
page for info.
for Good Science
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE
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