Thursday, December 18, 2003 New pages appear by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
9/11 Chair: attack was preventable For the first time, the chairman of the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks says they could have and should have been prevented, and he's pointing fingers inside the Bush administration
were told Iraqi weapons could hit U.S. U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson said Monday the Bush administration last year told him and other
senators that Iraq not only had weapons of mass destruction, but they
had the means to deliver them to East Coast cities.
license plates ask God to bless Texas, America
PETA to give "Your Mommy Kills Animals" fliers to kids The brochures include a color drawing of a woman plunging a large bloody knife into the belly of a terrified rabbit. They urge kids to "ask your mommy how many dead animals she killed to make her fur clothes." (Boston Herald)
Convicted felons worked for electronic voting companies "..a cocaine trafficker, a man who conducted fraudulent stock transactions, and a programmer jailed for falsifying computer records."
How one Senator got rich "..Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) had struggled financially. Then, in 1997, he got serious about making money. And in almost no time, he too was a millionaire thanks to investments with businessmen who received government contracts or other benefits with his help."
Iraqis shocked and shamed by Hussein's sullied image A feeling that Saddam Hussein had shamed all Iraqis by failing to stand his ground was expressed by both supporters and opponents in a series of conversations in Baghdad.
White House engages in creative web scrubbing "..the Bush administration has been using cyberspace to make some of its own cosmetic touch-ups to history
Man pays $70,000 for hot-pink prototype of Hot Wheels VW bus Many adult guys can't own enough Hot Wheels vehicles. Ross "Buzz" Anderson, 52, who has 8,000 Hot Wheels cars, says his wife divorced him in part because of his hobby. "She told me she was sick and tired of me wasting money on 'those [expletive] little cars that are taking up all the room in the spare bedroom.'"
Invasion from Earth A European lander will touch down on Mars next week, followed by US rovers in January.
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