Government Canyon Natural Area
should not be ruined by 200-foot CPS power towers
drivers, lots of change ahead?
San Antonio and
other Texas areas wary of toll road schemes
with rising construction costs and demands, the state expects to adopt
new regulations by the beginning of next year allowing the Texas Department
of Transportation and many counties to convert state highways to toll
OPINION: Ben Wear,
No way; call it a 'tax road'
a member of the Texas Transportation Commission and an advocate for
Gov. Rick Perry's dream of a 4,000-mile network of tollways in
Texas, used the expression "tax road" so much in his remarks
at last month's commission meeting and in a phone interview later, I
felt as if I were listening to the old Subliminal Man character from
Saturday Night Live.
On Borrowed Money
"The Two-Income Trap:
Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke," ... noted
that over the past 30 years home mortgage costs have risen 70 times faster
than the average father's income. So you end up with two parents working
like crazy just to keep the family economically afloat.
A generation ago the average
American family was able to save about 11 percent of its income. Today
the average family saves nothing. How can a family possibly save when
it's piling up debt like mad?
previews San Antonio, PGA Village pact
pollution threatens Big Bend National Park
The increase in air pollution is one of the 800,000-acre park's most pressing
concerns, Nations said. While visitors can see for up to 200 miles on
clear days, haze severely hinders that view 20 percent of the time.
Early results from an
air quality study conducted by state and federal agencies says a significant
amount of the pollution comes from coal-fired plants in the eastern
Planning Their Own Suits on Power Plants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 The attorneys general of New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut say they are ready to open a new round
of litigation to force power plants to make billions of dollars of pollution-control
improvements after a decision by the Bush administration to abandon more
than 50 investigations into possible violations of the Clean Air Act.
of the Clean Air Act, any individual can sue over pollution violations
and seek huge fines that could force some of the utilities back to the
bargaining table and reduce pollutants.
shouldn't Texas sue the Ohio River Valley powerplants which are sending
polluted air into San Antonio and huge areas of the South?
lawsuit by illegal immigrants in Wal-Mart raids
new focus on veterans' benefits
Congress, keen to show support for troops, moves to cut waits at
VA hospitals and ease a century-old tax penalty.
free airline tickets - support for military families
Bases and towns rally to console military families.
Opposes Money for Troops Jailed in Iraq
The Bush administration is seeking to block a group of American
troops who were tortured in Iraqi prisons during the Persian Gulf
war in 1991 from collecting any of the hundreds of millions of dollars
in frozen Iraqi assets they won last summer in a federal court ruling
against the government of Saddam Hussein.
a retired Air Force colonel whose F-15 fighter was shot down over
northwest Iraq and who said his interrogators repeatedly pointed
a gun at his head and pulled the trigger on an empty chamber,
said he was surprised by the administration's eagerness to overturn
"The administration wants $87 billion for Iraq," he
said. "The money in our case is just a drop of blood in the
World War I's Greatest Poet Would Say About Hiding Our War Dead
Alarmed by the failure of Iraq's Governing Council to take decisive action,
the Bush administration is seeking new ways for U.S. can withdraw its
troops and turn over political control of the country.
States is deeply frustrated with its hand-picked council members because
they have spent more time on their own political or economic interests
than in planning for Iraq's political future, especially selecting a
committee to write a new constitution, the officials added.
Don's email made some comparisons
between me and some other KTSA folks. I appreciated the compliments
about my timely coverage, Don, but I'm taking out the specific references
to who at KTSA did what first.
You are to be congratulated. You had the facts on the Jessica Lynch
"rescue" 2 months before .. anyone else at KTSA. I heard you
report the accurate facts about this story and you had it right. She didn't
valiantly fight the Iraqis. She wasn't shot and stabbed. The Iraqi doctors
and nurses treated her injuries and cared for her. They attempted to return
her to the American side. There was no resistance to her "daring
Now Jessica is out of the Army and is able to come forward and set the
record straight. It's to her credit that she is doing so. It takes courage
to go against the official story and tell the truth.
By the way, you also beat WOAI on this story.
Those guys were not only caught by surprise by this story today, they
were critical of her for telling the truth. This isn't surprising since
there is little truth on Clear Channel these days.
Anyway, thanks Brad for keeping us informed.
Thanks, Don, but the only credit
I deserve is for coming across the Toronto Star article while
doing my homework. The Star broke the story, I ran with it and linked
to it, that was all. Here it is, from early May:
real 'Saving Private Lynch'
New York Daily
Jessica Lynch biographer dwells on anal action
FCC Deserves a Digital Thanks for Nothing
To make digital TV more appealing to consumers who haven't bought into
it, the FCC is forcing companies to make hardware that's less capable
than what's sold today.
Popular Diets Yield Modest Results
The first head-to-head trial of four popular diet plans has found that
people who stick with any of them for a year lose about 5 percent of
their body weight, far fewer pounds than most dieters hope for.
Spam harmed economy more than hackers, viruses
Spam caused more economic damage than hackers and viruses last month,
despite indications that the amount of unwanted e-mail actually declined
for Texas state health-care contracts shrouded
Firms fear trade secrets could be compromised
offering to help the state consolidate health and human services agencies
argue the public shouldn't know which or how many individuals are actually
working on a given project or what their experience level is.