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okays photo ID motel registration The photo
identification requirement targeted primarily at prostitution
and drug dealing behind the closed doors of hotel and motel rooms
won unanimous council support
and Edwards on campaign tour a two-week bus, boat, plane and
train trip that will take them from coast-to-coast in pursuit of
the White House.
Ten-Foot Poll on Arts---RESULT
10am Fri 7/30/2004
- 315pm Sun 8/1/2004
Should hotel/motel tax money go to the Blue Star Art Center,
Jump-Start Performance Co. and the Dance Umbrella?
FROM MY SITE
CONTAINS LIST OF ARTS RECOMMENDATIONS:
balks, but mayor wants taxes to fund symphony San
Antonios Cultural Arts Board late Tuesday issued its preliminary
grant recommendations for next year, and the San Antonio Symphony
was conspicuous by its absence from the list.
One proposed recipient (again) is Blue
Star Arts Complex
about tax money for S.A. Symphony
I agree with that woman. They do need that tax money to survive.
No question about it. And I have the same problem. I can't support
my activities on my own. Just not enough money coming in from
my business. I need some tax money, too. It's in the community
interest. It really is. Make 'em give me some money, too. Please.
Hell, that's the American way, ain't it?
Kelly in Boerne
soldiers? The great reward for fighting for your country:
liposuction. In a bizarre attempt to attract recruits, the Pentagon
now offers soldiers free cosmetic surgery, from face-lifts and nose
jobs to breast enlargements and liposuctions.
toll road scheme draws fire Several speakers criticized
local legislators for approving the law last year that allowed converting
a free road into a toll road, and said they will work to vote them
out of office.
data given to Homeland Security James Zogby, president
of the Arab American Institute, said the data sharing was particularly
harmful at a time when the Census Bureau is struggling to build
trust within Arab-American communities. "As this gets out,
any effort to encourage people to full compliance with the census
is down the tubes," Mr. Zogby said. "How can you get people
to comply when they believe that by complying they put at risk their
personal and family security?"
In 2000, the bureau issued a formal apology for allowing its
statistical data to be used to round up Japanese-Americans for internment
during World War II.
theft victims in Texas can freeze their credit reports
The process is
a bit of a hassle, and the credit-reporting industry says it complicates
things unnecessarily. But it appears to be one of the few ways to
virtually guarantee that a fraudster cannot open an account in your
31, poses beside a half-ton wild hog. Georgia game officials
say it is the largest they have ever heard of. Feral hogs live
off the land, damaging crops and wildlife habitat. (AP Photo/River
about the hog
Being a person that has hunted hogs for the last 20 years, I believe
that the picture is real. I dont believe that the hog weighed
1000 pounds: probably around 700. Some hunters around here (Gonzales
about 70 miles east of S.A.) have killed hogs weighing an estimated
600 pounds. I have seen them. They are long once you stretch them
out like that.
I have a friend that is 6'4" and he killed one of these big
hogs. Once he got it hung up, it was about 3 feet taller than
about the hog
If this was true he would have that hog in the bed of his truck
showing it off to anybody willing to look at it until that hog
was maggot infested and rotting, then he would throw some ice
on it and drive around some more.
Cowboys logo banned in Oxnard "America's Team"
is holding its summer training camp in probably the only city in
the nation where wearing Dallas Cowboy paraphernalia could draw
a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.
of Oxnard's Colonia Chiques started taking the team's apparel and
logo as their own in the mid-1980s, police say. They remove the
W on Cowboy T-shirts and jerseys to form the words "CO BOYS,"
short for "Colonia Boys." They also took a liking to the
Dallas Cowboys' star tattooing it on their shaved heads,
for example. Officers said they recently encountered a suspected
Colonia gang member with Dallas Cowboy bedsheets
critic issues challenge to computer hackers attending
their annual Black Hat conference, encouraging them to test
whether it's possible to rig an election.
Rebecca Mercuri, a Harvard University-affiliated
research fellow, (who
will be on my program Monday) encouraged hackers
to inspect software code made available on the Internet by
VoteHere, an electronic voting software company based in Bellevue,
Wash., and called upon other voting machine vendors to make
their codes and products available.
Republicans reject e-voting While Gov. Jeb
Bush reassures Floridians that touch screen voting machines
are reliable, the Republican Party is sending the opposite
message to some voters.
Bush press secretary assigned to e-voting State
and local officials scrambled Wednesday to try to salvage
election records wiped out during a computer crash in the
state's biggest county
missing vote data turn up