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Okay, so tell me I'm insensitive. I just think this was slightly funny. The photo was taken at Town Lake in Austin. I can just imagine a large group of somewhat confused walkers wandering around looking for something, like the finish line.

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- Ken and Laurie Graff at 7A Ranch in Hondo have a terrific Spurs maze this year. Their website


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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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Tuesday, September 30, 2003
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Army Reserve fears troops leaving

Another day of ups and downs for Do Not Call list

Nazi flag doesn't fly with Texas crowd

Toddler survives almost three weeks on ketchup, mustard and dry pasta



Insiders' new company consults on doing business in Iraq
A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to President Bush, his family and his administration have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq, including those seeking pieces of taxpayer-financed reconstruction projects.

Doubt grows over prewar intelligence

Who let Saudis flee after 9/11?
In the days immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, while the airways were still closed to all other flights, Americans couldn't fly into the country but relatives of bin Laden were able to fly out.

In W.Va., many Bush backers balk at $87b to rebuild Iraq

Paul Krugman commentary
Who's sordid now?
".. even as the situation in Iraq slides downhill, and the Iraqi Governing Council demands more autonomy and control, American officials continue to block local initiatives, and are still trying to keep the big contracts in the hands of you-know-who."

Justice starts probe of CIA agent leak

Another journalist confirms getting call about Wilson, wife
From Jim Romanesko's media website:
"Mike Allen and Dana Milbank report another journalist confirms getting a call from an administration official providing information about Valerie Plame and her CIA job. "The journalist, who asked not to be identified because of possible legal ramifications, said that the information was provided as part of an effort to discredit (Plame's husband and former ambassador Joseph) Wilson, but that the CIA information was not treated as especially sensitive," write the Post reporters."


Thanks, E.G.


Texans assail repatriation flights
Texas officials have joined the Mexican government in protesting a new US program that each week packs thousands of illegal Mexican immigrants onto chartered planes in Arizona, flies them up to 850 miles to Texas and shuffles them across the border there.

Stowaway who flew in crate released on bail

Dad pulls gun on son after Alabama loses to Arkansas in double-overtime
Man accused of firing at pizza delivery man for showing up late (2nd item)

Man guesses he's made $6.25 million selling land on the moon
[In 1980] He filed his declaration of ownership in the local courthouse and quickly sent letters to the governments of the United States, Soviet Union and the United Nations. In those letters he expressed his ownership rights and intention to sell and subdivide the moon and planets.
"I said if they had any problem with it, let me know," Hope said. "I am still waiting to hear from them."

Goodbye granny glasses
New surgery for older people's eyes appears safe

Swiss inventors develop spaghetti plate with photo

Unpatched Explorer hole is hackers' 'gold mine'
A long-ignored security hole in Microsoft Internet Explorer is a gold mine for hackers, providing an easy way for them to plant malicious programs on vulnerable machines through hacker websites and instant messaging applications.

FBI misusing anti-terrorist powers against journalists?


2004 election calendar
The 2004 political calendar is front-loaded with key presidential primaries. This means the Democratic candidate for president could be decided by early March.

Vehicle Emissions Tests Don't Help
Go to my clean air page for info.

Citizens Organized for Good Science

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE