Friday, October 10, 2003
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Sen. Van de Putte changes her story
"... she gave the lieutenant governor a different account of the alleged incident. "Her version of the purported encounter in the Senate lounge was significantly different than what appeared in the San Antonio Express-News," Beckwith said.

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll
posted 8:30 a.m.
Regarding Sen. Van de Putte's story of being insulted by a GOP Senator's "Mexican" remark
She's a big, fat liar
She should tell who it was
I admire her for keeping her mouth shut about the ID of the offender
She can't keep her stories straight
She's being picked on now because she's a minority

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Dems believe new redistricting map won't pass legal challenges


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American-Statesman editorial
Texans are losers in redistricting battle
"... rips Travis County into three disparate districts centered outside the capital area. That's simply wrong.."

 

Brain study finds social rejection really hurts
The brain scans reveal that two of the same brain regions that are activated by physical pain are also activated by social exclusion.

Student hacks into brokerage account
"..arrested yesterday on charges of hacking into someone else's online brokerage account and sticking him with an investment loss of more than $40,000.."

Another stab at trustworthy computing
Microsoft once again is telling us something we already know: The 90 percent of computer users who use the company's software are sitting ducks for a rogue's gallery of viruses, worms, Trojan horses and an array of other malicious hacker tools.

Snoop software gains power, raises privacy concerns
LoverSpy promises to let buyers "Spy on anyone by sending them an e-mail greeting card!"

NASA has made the first Laser Plane
"... a small-scale aircraft that flies solely by means of propulsive power delivered by an invisible, ground-based laser. The laser tracks the aircraft in flight, directing its energy beam at specially designed photovoltaic cells carried onboard to power the plane's propeller."

Off-duty cop knocks out cripple in strip club

1 CD copy protection scheme defeated by shift key
"..Music retailers praised the [software] release, which BMG touted as a breakthrough in the industry's efforts to prevent music piracy." COMMENTARY
2 CD protection shifts to courtroom
"SunnComm Technologies said it would sue ... over the paper, which said SunnComm's ... software could be blocked..."

Airport screeners were given test answers
New York airport baggage screeners were fed answers to written tests and were not asked to identify bombs, guns or other dangerous objects in carry-on luggage, a homeland security official said yesterday.

This is the guy I was telling you about yesterday who robbed two banks, claiming he had a bomb— which actually was only a beer can

Bank robber is ugly, broke, smells bad and has sore feet

 

FCC relaxes TV rules on use of F word

Man, 91, pleads guilty to robbery of Abilene bank

Roy's tiger distracted by woman's big hair?
"...the cat became fascinated and distracted by woman with a big hairdo in the front row. Instead of Montecore going down facing forward with Roy, he did a 90-degree turn and faced sideways towards the woman with the big hairdo."

"I think I did pretty good. But I don't know where I'm supposed to turn, you know?"
Blind people really excited to drive for first time
"I could hardly sleep last night, thinking of this. It was like Christmas," says Kasey Cannon, 25, one of 20 students of the Colorado Center for the Blind who took driving lessons at MasterDrive this week.

Aspen has Kobe-free newspaper
Aspen Daily News Owner Dave Danforth leveled sharp criticism at his newsroom Thursday, the day staffers ran a front-page editorial announcing they were putting a stop to the newspaper's coverage of the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.

Ending secrecy, China finally confirms manned flight next week

Underwear 'can detect heart attack and call ambulance'
 
False teeth lead police to burglary suspect

CIA amateurish at setting up agent Plame's cover business?
"At the least, a dummy company ought to create the appearance of activity, with an office and a valid mailing address, he said. "A cover that falls apart on first inspection isn't very good. What you want is a cover that actually holds up... and this one certainly doesn't."


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


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