September 18, 2003
UPDATED by 10 a.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY
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12:08 - Natalia father Kirk Bates,
who fought school uniform policy: tentative settlement allowing indefinite
exemption. School district also agreed to pay Bates' legal fees (settlement
subject to approval by full board)
12:38 - Email spamers writing new spam law?
- Troublemaking columnist Carlos Guerra in studio
Alice in Wonderland!
KB Home, found lacking in workmanship and quality at Mirasol public housing
project, offers to furnish maintenance manager to keep track of whether
KB homes are lacking in workmanship and quality
Home makes offer on Mirasol improvements
tight on money, may close Sunken Gardens Theater in Brackenridge Park
Iraq NOT linked to 9-11 (!)
Mr. Bush told reporters during a brief question-and-answer session at
the White House, where he sought to set the record straight. "We've
had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with Sept. 11."
frames: a fine mess
New law prohibits accessories from obscuring text or numbers on plate
Texas license plate law rewrite HERE
car wash service cleaning up
in Houston Chronicle
Houston mayor race debate format
no moderator, no panel of pompous print pundits probing ponderously. Just
four candidates around a small table, close enough to smell each other's
sweat. There will be no rules, not even a coin flip to determine who kicks
off the discussion."
ambushed and killed in town where US mistakenly killed 14-year-old
NY Times analysis
for Bush in rebuilding Iraq
some defense officials are saying the occupation force's state of siege,
combined with continuing difficulties in restoring services in Baghdad,
is making Iraqis increasingly hostile toward those who are supposed
to be their liberators.."
says Rather's Saddam chat was ''obsequious tripe"
NPR war correspondent Anne Garrels is tough on Dan Rather
and other journalists in her book, "Naked
in Baghdad." She writes of meeting Geraldo Rivera in Afghanistan:
''He was catered to by an obsequious entourage. He was also surrounded
by a contingent of armed guards he had hired. He had not yet announced
that he, too, was packing heat, and ready to take on Osama bin Laden
mano a mano , but it was clear he was playing by rules that blurred
lines between journalist and combatant."
GOP family feud
Texas Republicans, having finally muscled the Democrats into a corner
in their four-month fight to redraw the state's congressional district
lines, have moved on to a new phase of the operation: Now they are brawling
among themselves over how to draw the map.
high as GOP senators debate fines, penalties for Dems
spammers to police themselves?
"One of the
primary bills in Congress to crack down on spam e-mail contains a new
provision that would shield bulk e-mailers from penalties if they agree
to police themselves, igniting new questions about the extent to which
industry is influencing the legislation."
- sound pitched too low for human hearing - can induce odd feelings
city spooked by 'ghost' photo story includes photo
($388,000) for penis plate story includes photos
leading museum has added a bawdy 16th century work of art to its collection,
depicting a human head made up of small images of penises.
arrested after simulating sex with rock (no photo)
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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