June 18, 2004 New page by 10 a.m.
12:29pm - Al-Arabiya
reports that terrorists have beheaded American hostage Paul Johnson
12:45pm - CNN
Report: U.S. hostage beheaded
1:06pm - CNN U.S.
hostage Johnson apparently beheaded
demands freeze on property taxes The group
that led the citizens' campaign against the failed charter reform
measures earlier this year, now threatens to force local officials
into freezing property taxes for residents who are elderly or disabled.
Ten-Foot Poll on Prop 13 ---
12am Fri 6/18/2004
Who should make the decision on capping San Antonio and Bexar
County property taxes for disabled people and folks 65 and
13 is a Constitutional Amendment allowing cities and counties
to freeze property taxes for people 65 and older, and for
disabled people, if they want to. City councils and county
commissions may decide on their own, or may let their citizens
vote. So far San Antonio and Bexar County have done neither.
today is on this topic.
Christmases in jail for Houston fireman
authorities were in chaos, 9/11 panel says The government
was vastly unprepared and fumbled its response to the terrorist
strikes, investigators find. The FAA is taken to task.
panel now preparing its final report
Monica, get a grip...
from yesterday which many people say they missed, and wanted
Cheney stick to Iraq-Osama story
Despite a finding to the contrary by the panel investigating
the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush insists Iraq has "terrorist connections"
to Al Qaeda.
defends assertions of Iraq-Al Qaeda link The president's
statements put him at odds with findings of the bipartisan Sept.
11 commission, which dismissed any connection between Saddam Hussein's
Iraq and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda.
al-Qaeda, and the truth The
United States President, George Bush, is accustomed to speaking
of Saddam and the war on terrorism in the same breath. He and his
Vice-President, Richard Cheney, frequently suggest a link between
Saddam and al-Qaeda. It is why a great many Americans, including
US soldiers, think Iraq is where those responsible for the September
11, 2001, attacks on the US drew support. The connection between
al-Qaeda and Saddam, however, has never been more than an assertion,
even less believable than the other claimed basis for invading Iraq
- Saddam's elusive weapons of mass destruction.
says Russia told US of possible Iraq plots
says Russia didn't have any information that Saddam's regime was
actually behind any terrorist acts.
women are Europe's least hairy
insists $25M molestation settlement not evidence of his guilt
on the Mojave: space shot for the common man Monday's
flight may represent a transfer of responsibilty from government
to commercial organizations.
Burt Rutan's website HERE