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Resources for Gulf War I ex-POWs lawsuit discussion
White House mealy-mouth Press Sec'y
avoids issue HERE
(beginning includes phrase "7 former POWs" if you want to go
straight to it using a page search)
Good, long NY Times story on the
I'm getting the feeling that this entire discussion and Ten-Foot Poll
have been based on an erroneous newspaper story, which said in its headline
and in the body of the story that CPS waives late fees for certain people,
when in fact the late fees are NOT waived but are imposed only after an
additional ten-day grace period. Read the story, see if you don't think
it says late fees are waived. Tonya says she called CPS about 2:45 and
says she was told the seniors do, in fact, have to pay a late fee. I apologize
for believing what I read in the paper this time.
CPS late fee for disabled residents?
Eddie Mason, disabled and a wheelchair-user, appealed to a City Public
Service committee to waive its late fee for the community's disabled residents,
just as it does for senior citizens.
Guard pay delayed, denied
GAO report: 94 percent of those in six units had pay
One sergeant, who wanted his identity concealed, said when his unit was
in Afghanistan chasing al-Qaida terrorists, every single soldier had pay
problems mostly late or missing checks. It was very frustrating,
explained the sergeant, it distracted you from the job at hand.
You have to worry about whether your family has enough food on the table.
In six Guard units examined by the General Accounting Office, a
stunning 94 percent of soldiers had pay problems...
US toxic ship arrives in UK
The decrepit former U.S. Navy oil tanker "Caloosahatchee"
was the first to arrive of the so-called "Ghost Ships," a
fleet of ancient vessels, some of which date back to World War Two and
which are contaminated with asbestos and other toxic chemicals.
to study efficiency of aviation security The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) soon will begin a sweeping study of aviation security
in the United States, according to a senior DHS official.
Morning, Vietnam!" DJ becomes Supreme Court lawyer Adrian
Cronauer, 65, was sworn in Wednesday to the Supreme Court Bar.
An Italian soldier
next to the barracks in Nassiriya destroyed by a suicide bomb attack.
At least 18 Italians and eight Iraqis were killed. Photograph: Anja
could lose this situation'
The White House yesterday drew up emergency plans to accelerate
the transfer of power in Iraq after being shown a devastating CIA report
warning that the guerrilla war was in danger of escalating out of US
Iraqi chicken truckers shot dead by Americans "U.S. troops
opened fire on a truck carrying live chickens near the tense town of
Fallujah, killing five civilians aboard the vehicle, including a father
and his two sons, relatives said today.
fire on Iraqi politician "U.S. troops opened fire accidently
on a car carrying a member of the Iraqi Governing Council, the Iraqi
administration said Wednesday.
Albanians, It's Come to This: A Son for a TV A substantial trade
in children has established itself in Albania, Europe's most impoverished
Spray's Use to Curb Hunger Is Found Safe in Small Test A hormone
that suppresses appetite has been made into a nasal spray which, in a
preliminary test in 15 people, safely entered the bloodstream and appeared
to reduce hunger pangs.
behind the secrecy In George Orwell's "1984," documents
deemed embarrassing to the State were tossed down a memory hole, a disposal
chute in the Ministry of Truth that led to enormous furnaces. Taking a
cue from the novel, Russ Kick, a journalist and author, established www.thememoryhole.org,
a Web site dedicated to saving official documents from oblivion and posting
will your landline phone number really switch to cell?
"Mark my words: 30 percent of these attempted
ports are going to fail," said Bob Egan, founder of Mobile Competency,
a consulting firm, and author of a report titled "Wireless Number
Portability: This Ain't Y2K." "This is a procedurally complex
scenario. You're not just moving a phone number. You're moving from a
network based on one technology and particular handset and billing system
the Internet tax Senate leaders are trying to find a way
to extend a ban on Internet taxation that expired Nov. 1.
City Limits' wins national award President Bush presented honor
to KLRU, the Austin PBS affiliate, at Oval Office.
Mac' accused of age discrimination Jim "Mattress Mac"
McIngvale routinely called sales manager Martin G. McDaniel "old
man" and told him to do "such demeaning, age-based work
as sweeping the company warehouse," according to a federal
lawsuit filed Wednesday.
radio host Matthews charged with child indecency Ex-KPRC,
ex-KSEV conservative radio talk show host Jon Matthews, a fixture
of Houston radio for more than a decade, was indicted by a Fort
Bend County grand jury on a charge of indecency with a child.
KEEPS 'EM IN
United Way restricts Boy Scout support "..to phase
out funding to organization that excludes gays."
'could be history in five years' For original peer-scientict
reports go to Nature.com and search
and gold house must be repainted
Home in Florida became the talk of the neighborhood after
being painted the colors of the homeowner's college fraternity.
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Antonio, novelist Sandra Cisneros created a furor seven
years ago after painting her two-story Victorian cottage a vibrant
purple in the city's King William district. Aghast, members
of the town's historical review board cited her and told her
to find a more muted color. Cisneros refused, citing her Mexican
heritage and that of the town's.