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Tuesday, December 2, 2003

 

San Francisco Chronicle
Two sides, two stories about battle deaths in Samarra U.S. commanders said Monday they had killed up to 54 insurgents in the fiercest battle since Saddam Hussein's government fell nearly eight months ago, but townspeople disputed that claim, saying only about nine Iraqis were killed in the battle Sunday, most of them noncombatants. more war news below
 

Associated Press
Diebold electronic voting machine firm drops legal case In a major victory for free speech enthusiasts on the Internet, Diebold Inc. has agreed not to sue voting rights advocates who publish leaked documents about the alleged security breaches of electronic voting.
Paul Krugman commentary
Hack the Vote

 

cbsnews.com
Doggone? Not Anymore!
WICHITA, Kan. - Jeanie Flores did a double-take when she glanced out the window of her home last week. A dog outside looked like Bear, the family pet who disappeared in November 1997.
“Oh my God. I think that's my dog!” she thought to herself.
She called the dog's name. When he responded, she started bawling.
“I called my husband and said, 'I really think this is Bear,’” she said.
Frank Flores rushed home and within seconds agreed with his wife's assessment: Bear, the brindle-colored Lab and chow mix, was home.
The dog's whereabouts for the past six years and his surprise return two days before Thanksgiving remain a mystery.
Frank Flores said he wishes Bear could talk.

 

Alamo Heights schools taking transfers for $5,900 per year Students wishing to transfer must have at least an 80 average in their core classes, proper behavior, good attendance and their own transportation   Lacking construction money, TxDOT urges toll road option "It's not going to be TxDOT, it's going to be toll-dot," lamented Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson... "That should be the last option that they look at."

 

Top Republicans won't be deposed in Texas redistricting lawsuit

Questions flowing around water plan A state agency controlling more than 650,000 acres of the drought-stricken region has proposed allowing a private company to sell more than 16 billion gallons of groundwater each year from state-owned lands.

Search engines limit drug ads but loosen up on porn searches

 

NY firefighters dumping wives for 9-11 widows At least a dozen of New York's Bravest - some of them assigned to look after Sept. 11 widows - have left their wives for the spouses of their comrades killed in the terror attacks

 

Mega Millions tickets go on sale in Texas tomorrow

Cab driver suspected of toy theft turns to Black Panthers Cedric Edmonson, who worked as a Liberty Cab driver, was charged with felony theft after allegedly absconding with a taxi load of toys Nov. 24.

Jug Burkett - author of "Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History" - honored by Army A North Texas man's discovery that more than 1,200 people either lied about or exaggerated their claims of serving in the Vietnam War has earned him a military honor.

war news

San Marcos reservists heading to Iraq Unit will train at Fort Hood before going overseas for a year

USA Today
Army Reserve troops ordered back overseas Military stretched so thin that some soldiers return to duty in less than 1 year.

Stars and Stripes
Dawn patrol in Iraq Soldiers based at Camp Widowmaker patrol Mosul and conduct house searches. Mortar and scout platoons from the battalion’s headquarters company alternate the hour- to two-hour-long sunrise patrols.

Army Times 11/24/2003
Deadly new ammo tested on live Iraqis The bullet is so controversial that if Thomas, a former SEAL, had been on active duty, he would have been court-martialed for using it. The bullet Thomas fired was an armor-piercing, limited-penetration round manufactured by RBCD of San Antonio.

Col. West's attorney blasts US interrogation limits The attorney for Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West says a just-completed investigative hearing in Iraq showed a weak link in the U.S. military's ability to interrogate and get information from Saddam Hussein's fighters.

Air Force Times
Soldier reprimanded, faces discharge for marrying Iraqi, lawyer says

 

Was Air Force One "Gulfstream 5" story fabricated?

 

7-year-old reprimanded for using the word "gay" "I was concerned when the assistant principal called and told me my son had said a word so bad that he didn't want to repeat it over the phone,'' said the boy's mother

Couple sues after son''s corpse shown on reality TV show

New Oz Museum in Kansas The recognition, Kansans say, is great - but it would be nice to be known for something besides a fictional movie and a girl with ribbons, braids, and bright red shoes.

"Miss Ugly" wins £7,000 of plastic surgery
 
Nicholson says he'd love sex with Britney - but 'too old'

 

   

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