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Friday, December 5, 2003
This Sunday is the 62nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack
National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg

Dec. 17th is the 100th anniversary of controlled, powered flight
EAA Countdown to Kitty Hawk



Hot air balloon in Europe



Tax-break proposal might face a hard road A proposed prohibition on tax breaks for new developments in and around the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone may be on shakier ground with the City Council than it was with Bexar County commissioners, who approved a partial restriction Tuesday.

Thursday 12am-9pm RESULTS
Express-News 12/03/2003
County bucks tax break advice


House at Aspen .... $1 Million.
Three luxury cars .... $150,000.
Leaving town during a cold Colorado winter without turning off the water pipes in your garage ........PRICELESS!

Shirley H.


Part 1 of a 4-part series
San Antonio Current

by Joe Nick Patoski
Guadalupe River: A Force of Nature The Guadalupe River is one of Texas' most important - and endangered - rivers. Thirsty cities want to tap it, speculators want to exploit it, and by doing so, they could destroy the Guadalupe and its nourishing power.


A man walks into a dentist's office and says, "Excuse me, can you help me? I think I'm a moth."
Dentist: "You don't need a dentist. You need a psychiatrist."
Man: "Yes, I know."
Dentist: "So why did you come in here?"
Man: "Well, the light was on..."
Ray J.

Feds say Texas Clean Air plan is nutty Jay Millikin, a Comal County commissioner who oversees an air quality planning group for the four-county region, said that had the EPA endorsed the state's position, you could "kiss off" any chance that the outlying counties would take constructive action to clean up the air.

Woman gets 10 years for running over McDonald's woman


Woman sues because it's too cold for sex

Contraption found in pants before drug test


New law is aimed at fighting ID thieves Not everyone favored the legislation.
Opponents said it pre-empts tougher state privacy laws that prevent businesses from sharing their customers' financial information with other companies.

Texas worst in power plant mercury emissions Mercury, once released, contaminates fish and other wildlife. Caddo Lake, Toledo Bend Reservoir and the entire Texas Gulf Coast have warnings against eating certain species of fish because of mercury.

TEXPIRG report: Defending Our Air (Part 1)

Houston Chronicle
Plan to cut mercury puts focus on Texas


Paul Krugman commentary

Looting the Future
Nothing in our national experience prepared us for the spectacle of a government launching a war, increasing farm subsidies and establishing an expensive new Medicare entitlement — and not only failing to come up with a plan to pay for all this spending in the face of budget deficits, but cutting taxes at the same time.


Fly Me to L 1 For the last 24 hours, news reports have been soaring into orbit that President Bush and NASA are busy preparing their vision for the future of America's space program — and that this vision may involve sending astronauts back to the moon, and perhaps establishing some sort of permanent base there. I applaud the instinct, but I think that a moon shot alone seems more like reaching for past glory than striving for new triumphs.

Ten-Foot Poll

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Spammers to invade wide wireless world Spammers are poised to send billions of unsolicited text messages hawking pornography, mortgage loans and Viagra pills, adding wireless devices to the list of places corrupted by unwanted e-mail.

Researchers faked AIDS study data

Black lawmakers rip A&M decision Black legislators from Texas threatened Thursday to ask for a federal civil rights investigation into the decision made by Texas A&M University's president to not use race preferences in admissions.


Limbaugh doctor shopping, drug use alleged
The records seized in the raids list prescriptions for more than 2,100 pills from March 24 through Sept. 26. The medications include the powerful painkillers Oxycontin, Lorcet, Norco, hydrocodone and Kadian. In addition, Limbaugh received prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the cholesterol-lowering drug Niacin, and Clonodine, which treats high blood pressure.

USA Today
2 Limbaugh lawyer calls pain-killer probe political; prosecution disputes claim


A new home for Austin City Limits?

Nude Christ controversy in Orange County with photos " bulge suggests the Savior's scrotum, while a swath of pink appears to indicate the Holy Johnson."


Queen laughs at boy's record royal bow


Soul for sale on eBay

Jeep stolen while driver prayed for safe journey

Teacher tells kids Santa is 'make-believe'


war news

Spin clouds truth in polls of Iraqis

Some troops not happy with historic visit

Amid the fanfare of his surprise visit to Baghdad on Thanksgiving, some soldiers were not all that happy with the President Bush’s pop-in, and some felt gypped out of a Thanksgiving meal. One soldier wrote to Stars and Stripes voicing displeasure that those under his command were told that during the president’s visit at the Baghdad International Airport for a quick meal and meet-and-greet, they weren’t allowed in.



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