September 26, 2003
UPDATED by 10 a.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY ..............................
ruling against Do Not Call list
The second ruling ... erects a far higher hurdle ... said the registry
was unconstitutional because the FTC allowed telemarketing calls from
charities but not commercial enterprises, and violated the First Amendment.
No-Call list not affected. Link to sign up for the Texas list is always
near the bottom of the right column on this page
we ask that You, in Your infinite wisdom, send the entire telemarketing
industry straight to Hell..."
pulling out of San Antonio
and Craddick squabbling over Texas redistricting
may join Patriot Act opposition
attorney active in Patriot Act cases
Google: latest Patriot Act stories HERE
critic loses his job
".. was one of several corporate and academic security
experts who wrote the report, which argues that Microsoft's dominance
over personal-computer operating systems and other software programs makes
it easier for malicious hackers to attack millions of machines and networks
Antonio expands leash law
"Councilman Julián Castro said complaints about dogs running
loose at Woodlawn Lake Park had sparked his interest in seeing the regulations
changed. Unleashed dogs were getting into fights and making park patrons
feel less secure, Castro said."
War news . .
question Bush's Iraq budget request
Five hundred experts, at $200,000 each, to investigate
crimes against humanity. A witness protection program for $200,000 per
Iraqi participant. A computer study for the Iraqi postal service: $54
Guard call-ups foreseen
The Pentagon will activate additional National Guard
combat brigades to sustain current force levels in Iraq if foreign nations
do not contribute enough forces, official said.
analysts feel vindicated on Iraqi drones
uranium found in Iran
home for two-week vacation
The first U.S. troops serving in Iraq to get a vacation
as part of the military's largest home leave program since the Vietnam
war arrived Friday and were looking forward to seeing their children
and eating some home-cooked food.
Daniel Schorr commentary
still in search of a rationale
It is more than six months since the invasion of Iraq,
and it remains a war in search of a rationale.
gird for fight on Houston light rail proposal
locked in storage unit 63 days - "near death" - files lawsuit
shooter was teased about acne
As McLaughlin entered high school, however, the stress
of constant teasing over his acne from some classmates apparently took
a toll, the eighth-graders said.
love Saddam's torture home CDs
oddity in Penn. human bomb investigation
LARRY LA PRESE
What with all
the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment,
it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person
which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry La Prise, the man
who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at age
93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into
the coffin. They put his left leg in... and then the trouble
The 2004 political calendar is front-loaded with key presidential primaries.
This means the Democratic candidate for president could be decided by
Vehicle Emissions Tests
Go to my clean air
page for info.
for Good Science
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE
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