San Antonio now
10-Foot Poll RESULT
9am-7pm Mon 11/17
Regarding the JFK assassination 40th anniversary this
week of tributes, investigations and special reports
is just plain overkill
may still be something to learn and I want to know
what it is
John Wayne Russell PORTLAND, TX
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meteor shower east sky after midnight,
can be one of the best shooting star shows STORY
Air / Auto Emissions meeting 6pm
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do London polls say? Take Your Choice...
London protests begin but majority backs Bush visit
Support for war surges The
survey shows that public opinion in Britain is overwhelmingly
pro-American with 62% of voters believing that the US is "generally
speaking a force for good, not evil, in the world". It explodes
the conventional political wisdom at Westminster that Mr Bush's
visit will prove damaging to Tony Blair. Only 15% of British voters
agree with the idea that America is the "evil empire"
in the world.
'We don't want Bush visit' Almost
two-thirds of Londoners do not think it is the right time for President
Bush to come to the UK, according to a This is London poll. Just
35 per cent of the 1,000 people who voted agree that he should visit
now. Bush's impending arrival has seen security reach unprecedented
Blair defends George Bush visit
14,000 British police on protection assignments Tony Blair has insisted
he made the right decision by inviting US President George Bush to the
UK as a huge security operation gets under way.
Amezquita, Chief Appraiser, Bexar County Appraisal District
the past, Texas taxpayers who failed to render (or
report) the amount of personal property they owned and
used for the production of income were not subject to sanctions.
Senate Bill 340, adopted by the 78th Texas Legislature, changed
that. Now, taxpayers who do not make such a rendition may face
criminal and civil penalties.
Schuster, owner of Licorice the dead dog
miniature schnauzer, Licorice, got away from Petco employees
after a grooming, was run over by a vehicle and died. Schuster
sued Petco pet care chain and was awarded $47,000
Clean Air public hearing tonight
6-8pm Tuesday, AACOG Hqs, 8700 Tesoro near Loop 410
This could be a pivotal meeting on the issue of using
expensive car inspections to try to cut down our area's
air pollution. Tailpipe testing seems to fascinate the
folks who are making up a plan to clean our air. Emissions
testing is virtually useless for several reasons, the
biggest currently being that the dirty air here almost
always blows in from someplace else.
mistreatment" pretrial hearing for US officer TIKRIT,
Iraq (AP) A U.S. military court opened a hearing Tuesday into accusations
that an American lieutenant colonel manhandled and threatened to kill
an Iraqi detainee, allegedly firing his gun near the man to get information
on a possible plot to kill him.
Stop loss set for Army units preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan
For the second time this year, the Army is imposing a stop-loss/stop-movement
order on all active-duty units preparing to deploy into Iraq and Afghanistan
this time, to serve in the second major rotations of operations
Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
Fighters, gunships bomb guerrilla positions TIKRIT, Iraq
U.S. fighter jets pounded suspected insurgent positions Tuesday
in the largest bombardment of guerrillas in central Iraq since President
Bush declared the end of major combat in May
Court Weighs Case of Enemy Combatant "judges sharply
questioned whether the president alone had the power to designate
a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant, and one of them noted that
the [9/11] attacks "didn't repeal the Constitution."
Buys Off Watchdogs, GOP Says Republican National Committee Chairman
Ed Gillespie on Monday accused campaign finance watchdog groups of failing
to protest multimillion-dollar contributions by financier George Soros
to pro-Democratic organizations because Soros's foundation also had
given large sums to the watchdog groups.
Morales' family facing crisis Former attorney general in
prison. Pregnant wife struggling, "trying to figure out a day-to-day
plan for navigating life."
denial : no link between Saddam and al Qaeda
DEFENSE DEP'T NEWS RELEASE
Artist, city clash over dirt "snake" built on public grass
Six years ago, she built a mound in the shape of a cat in the front
yard and covered it with sunflowers, milkweed, sedges, natural grasses,
forked aster, strawberries - more than 80 native plants...
I have listened to the commentary on KTSA about the proposed power line.
I have, being a "rich" landowner potentially affected, researched
this matter since its announcement in September. In my opinion, there
are a number of misconceptions:
Paragraph One was corrected Sunday 11-16 to delete reference to a golf
course which was proposed but never built
1. The Government Canyon is not "pristine." I see no
conceivable way in which power lines would impact the aquifer more than
biking trails. My completely undeveloped land is friendlier to the environment.
2. The Government Canyon was not acquired to protect endangered species.
It was acquired to protect the aquifer. My undeveloped and uncleared land
is more protective of the golden cheeked warbler and other bird species
than the golf course on Government Canyon is.
3. Other landowners, perceived as less wealthy and powerful than the 250
or so of us protesting, have already been protected. Earlier and more
direct routes for the power line were discarded because of their
impact on very small properties. Some of those "poorer" properties
(not "big, rich landowners" like us) have million dollar homes
on their small properties and also have powerful developers protecting
their interests. The current routes, including the Government Canyon route
are the routes remaining after these other "small" property
owners were protected.
4. I believe that the proposed route through Government Canyon would only
clip an outside portion of the property (you might want to check that--
we haven't gotten all the information yet). Private property routes would
take out huge sections from the middle of some properties which would
seem to impact us more than an corner clip of Government Canyon.
5. If the route goes through private property, it becomes very difficult
sell the property (who would want it?), and we would still have to pay
taxes on the property in the CPS easement. The taxes are not even lower
than those on non-affected property. So, we would be paying twice for
the privilege of having the power line (unable to sell, unable to use,
same tax rate.)
6. Government Canyon is not even fully open. It has been promised to open
for more than a couple of years now. Only a few lucky or well-connected
folks can use it now. We have tried through Scouting and civic organizations
to gain access, but we can't. Which city councilmen can?
7. We are not rich. We saved everything we had for years in order to buy
our 80 acres and we live on that land. Our taxes are breaking us even
now. The proposed line would wipe out the entrance to our property. We
would have to go under the power line every time we entered or left the
property since there are no other access points. This is not a small thing.
This is not about big, rich politicians and their influence. This really
is about property rights. We are not even in the City of San Antonio.
We have no City Council lobbying for us. The County Commissioners have
not been of any assistance.
Is it wrong for
us to get help anywhere we can? It is not fair for a few to give up so
much for the many when the many could give up far less.