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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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Thursday, September 18, 2003
SITE UPDATED by 10 a.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY Hits Mon-Fri last week 216,275

Scheduled today
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?
1:08 - Troublemaking columnist Carlos Guerra in studio

Attention, 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
KB Home makes offer on Mirasol improvements

City tight on money, may close Sunken Gardens Theater in Brackenridge Park

Bush: Iraq NOT linked to 9-11 (!)
No," 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."

License frames: a fine mess
New law prohibits accessories from obscuring text or numbers on plate
Texas license plate law rewrite HERE

Super-speed internet research funded
Robber leaves clue: driver's license

Mobile car wash service cleaning up

Rick Casey in Houston Chronicle
Odd 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."

more war...

GIs ambushed and killed in town where US mistakenly killed 14-year-old

NY Times analysis
Roadblocks 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.."

Garrels says Rather's Saddam chat was ''obsequious tripe"
USA Today
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."

1 Texas 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.

2 Tensions high as GOP senators debate fines, penalties for Dems

Email 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."

Coed printed fake money in dorm
Fan died going after sunglasses

Infrasound - sound pitched too low for human hearing - can induce odd feelings

Indian city spooked by 'ghost' photo story includes photo

£240,000 ($388,000) for penis plate story includes photos
A 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.

Man arrested after simulating sex with rock (no photo)


Hondo 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 Don't Help
Go to my clean air page for info.

Citizens Organized for Good Science

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE