October 2, 2003
UPDATED by 10 a.m. MONDAY
"drug ring" story down column
2 Rush issues statement 12:30pm here
Schwarzenegger apologizes for past bad behavior with women
(scroll down for original story)
San Antonio Express-News
story today on the new, improved Texas law against obscuring any
portion of text or numbers on a license plate HERE
Text of the law which
was posted on my website last month HERE
women say Schwarzenegger groped, humiliated them
Six women who came into contact with Arnold Schwarzenegger
-- the front-runner in Tuesday's California recall race -- on movie sets,
in studio offices and in other settings over the past three decades say
he touched them in a sexual manner without their consent.
NY Times news
roads lead to Iraq
For months before the Iraq war, analysts at the agency and other
intelligence officials quietly complained that they felt under pressure
from senior administration officials, all the way up to Mr. Cheney,
to tailor intelligence reports to the administration's agenda. In
particular, the analysts said White House and Pentagon officials
were pressing them to accept the premise of strong connections between
Iraq and Al Qaeda.
Spy Who Loved Him
Unable to find weapons of mass destruction, the Bush team has
turned to weapons of personal destruction.
Probe of Leaks Is Favored
A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Wednesday,
taken after the Justice Department announced that it had opened
a criminal probe into the matter, pointed to several troubling
signs for the White House.
with little public support for the White House view that the investigation
should be handled by the Justice Department, Bush aides began
yesterday to adjust their response to the expanding probe. They
reined in earlier, broad portrayals of innocence in favor of more
technical arguments that it is possible the disclosure was made
without knowledge that a covert operative was being exposed and
therefore might not have been a crime."
probe of CIA leak, two sides see politics
resigns from ESPN
claims Rush had pill habit
cuts 300 workers nationwide
least $300M" spent looking for Iraq WMD, Bush wants $600M more
faults air cargo security
The government's measures to screen the cargo of passenger
aircraft are inadequate, according to many flight crews, families of victims
of terrorists, and one major European airline.
Perhaps you've noticed
something a little different lately if you accidentally typed in an incorrect
".com" or ".net" Web address.
If so, you're witness not just to what some are calling the Great Internet
Hijacking of 2003 but also to a raging battle over how cyberspace should
more meal bills for hospitalized troops
Snuggler booked with photo
describes Saudi Arabia torture
A friend works at a one of the local Bank of America branches here in
town. Since they are celebrating "National Hispanic Heritage"
month, bank officials are giving a free telephone card good for 15 minutes
of call time to Mexico and 10 minutes for US calls.
Bank tellers are instructed to give one telephone card to each "Mexican/Hispanic
looking" customer who comes to their counter. The card is written
entirely in Spanish and contains directions for use.
My friend said several of the profiled group were insulted about the free
cards because (1) they did not speak or read or write Spanish. OR (2)
They were born in the US and a citizens with no contact to Mexico. AND
(3) Why were "Mexican" looking people singled out for the cards.
Regards, Bob B.
Reminds me of why it's good
to be local, like Frost Bank, whose slogan is "We're from here."
Frost wouldn't commit such a faux pas.
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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