Van de Putte withdraws allegation of slur "but she stopped short
of saying it was untrue"
Says she received colleague's apology
and redistricting plans approved
The Texas Legislature adjourned Sunday afternoon, after
passing a government reorganization bill and a GOP-driven congressional
lawmakers' job finally over -- but not the hard feelings
The Texas Senate ended a third special legislative session
by sending Gov. Rick Perry a redistricting bill designed to give Republicans
a majority in the Texas congressional delegation.
Sins of September 11
William Rivers Pitt
The astounding level of blunt ignorance within the American populace
about the events surrounding the attacks of September 11 cannot
be easily quantified. In a nation with thousands of newspapers,
thousands of radio stations, and a ceaseless data stream from CNN,
MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS, some 70% of the population
believed as late as a month ago that Saddam Hussein was centrally
involved in and personally responsible for the attacks which destroyed
the Towers and struck the Pentagon. Beyond that, what most people
know about the single most important event in American history does
not go much beyond "evildoers" who "hate our freedom."
That is, simply, incredible. It is also not an accident.
This ignorance has a great deal to do with the stunning mediocrity
of the television news media, that empty well where most Americans
go to become informed.
shifts road work to high gear
Highway 130 is a planned toll road that will roughly parallel
I-35 along the San Antonio - Austin corridor, but will bypass both of
those cities (running from near Seguin to near Georgetown). The method
of planning and contracting is an experiment.
Security: 'Al-Qaeda planning attack on U.S.'
Tested to Patrol US-Mexico Border
crash strews lucrative debris
"Dealers have been calling and saying, `Oh, have
we got a deal for you,' " Kay Fausset said. "No one's given
us a figure yet...'"
molester Kevin Kinder, inadvertently placed in a jail holding area with
a man he abused more than a decade ago, was beaten unconscious Thursday
when the man recognized him and exacted revenge.
battle predicted over Patriot II
Iraq no-bid deals
There are charges in the press that no-bid contracts are
squandering taxpayer funds.
control robot with their thoughts
"..the first time that mental intentions have been
harnessed to move a mechanical object."
cut corners to hire Arab speakers
The scarcity of Arabic speakers prior to September 11
led to the hiring of risky translators to assist the interrogation of
detained al Qaeda suspects, say sources familiar with the military's recruitment
sent same letter signed by different soldiers
orchards bulldozed as collective punishment
opponents are losing the battle
The battle against spam is turning into an all-out war. Organizations
involved in the fight against unwanted e-mail have been under a barrage
of cyber-attacks from spammers in recent weeks, and some say the attacks
have become too powerful and malicious to stop.
The 2004 political calendar is front-loaded with key presidential primaries.
This means the Democratic candidate for president could be decided by
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