August 16, 2004 New page by 10 a.m.
STARTS - DRIVE FRIENDLY
Ten-Foot Poll on Miller Boycott---
noon-11pm Mon 8/16/2004
Some in San Antonio are calling for a boycott of Bill
Miller BBQ restaurants, over a land use issue. Will you
TROJAN GAMES 1
Encore by popular demand - NOT
EARL now only a tropical wave
No Way... This is who she looks like Brad.
marshals cover only a few flights Federal air marshals
protect less than 5 percent of daily U.S. flights, and the numbers
are declining, despite assurances by the federal government that
most planes would be protected
Marshals ordered to wear suits, ties Marshals, who have
been feuding with management over the practice of wearing "professional
attire" even when traveling to vacation cities such as Orlando
or Las Vegas, fear terrorist hijackers will target conspicuous-looking
air marshals to get their loaded handguns during a flight.
City Budget Cuts
the proposed budget cuts to the city's emergency services,
I would like to offer the following.
life changed January 30, 1999 after experiencing a high-speed,
triple rollover at 410 and 35N around 11:30 pm. Admittedly,
the accident was due to my own negligence. Upon awakening
and still strapped in my truck, an EMS angel named Joe Gutz
appeared from nowhere. Suffering from an odontoid fracture,
the most severe form of a broken neck, La Vernia resident
and EMS tech Gutz held my head and life in the palm of his
hands, keeping my skull from falling backwards into my shoulder
blades and killing me instantly. Had he not been there at
that moment, I would have perished the second I tried to right
myself. Mr. Gutz very gently slid a neck collar on and lifted
my limp body from my vehicle himself, literally saving my
life at that moment. Had my accident been on a rural road
or somewhere less populous, even trying to make a phone call
would have been deadly. By the grace of God, Joe Gutz and
the EMS transported me to an area trauma center, where my
lengthy and painful recuperation began. I think about Joe
and the God given efforts of the EMS on that night every waking
point is this: Even though I had one of the finest neurosurgeons
in the world, Dr. Hilton, I would never have made it that
far had it not been for our wonderful emergency services and
their dedicated personnel. They are the first line for medical
care in an emergency. To think our city leaders are even contemplating
cutting salaries to our firefighters and EMS is so scary,
it sends shivers down my spine. You can have a top-notch surgeon
waiting in the wings for you at the hospital, but unless emergency
services does their job, you won't make it that far. I urge
our city leaders to really reconsider their stance on budget
cuts to these invaluable departments. We cannot live without
Joe, and thank you emergency services.
shields await troops and tanks in Najaf With his
militants and human shields holed up inside one of Shi'ite Islam's
most sacred shrines, radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is playing
a shrewd waiting game before an expected American-led offensive.
evicts reporters from Najaf Iraqi police ordered all journalists
to leave the holy city of Najaf on Sunday, just as a new U.S. offensive
against militants hiding out in a revered shrine there began.
backlash wrecks US strategy When troopers of the US 101st
Airborne Division first entered the Iraqi city of Najaf 17 months
ago, they were greeted by huge and welcoming crowds chanting "Die
conference on election plan sinks into chaos
The conference was thrown into disorder by delegates staging protests
against the U.S.-led military operation in Najaf.
bin Laden's trail still cold
Despite a surge in arrests of al-Qaida suspects, investigators still
don't have sight of their target.
Gov. Blowdry's budget shifting
I think youre being too harsh with Perry about his number-shuffling
at the Governors Mansion. As a scoundrel, he still has a
long way to go before he can rise to the Bush League. If he had
the wit or imagination to really con everyone in a grand way,
he would have shifted HALF of the salaries of the Governors
office and mansion and split them between CHIP and Education
he could tell a truly grand lie about how he cut costs to take
care of poor children and the schools!!!
(so just how many porters do they need in public schools?)
--- To reduce the budget of the governor's office, Gov. Rick Perry
transferred the salaries of two maids, a cook and a porter at the
Governor's Mansion to a state agency while continuing their duties.
Perry's office also reassigned the salaries of five other staffers
[who remain assigned to the governor's office]... to the Texas Building
and Procurement Commission. Last year, Perry ordered state agencies
to reduce their budgets 7 percent, promising he would cut his own
office 14 percent.
Salaries of the transferred personnel, amounting to $300,000 annually,
were part of the equation the governor used in January to achieve
his 14 percent "cost savings."
You asked "When was the last time you heard a politician
tell the truth"? When Will Rogers was running for mayor of
Beverly Hills, CA, he told the voters, "I'm not saying I
won't steal from you, but I will split with you 50-50."
Gov. Blowdry's budget shifting
All state agencies are suppose to cut 5% off their budgets. Ours
is proposing to close the San Antonio office in order to
meet the 5% cut. Too bad they just can't transfer our salaries
to another agency....what a crook!
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man jumps off ferry to save his dog "It
was really hard to see in those big waves!" The ferry stopped,
backed up and sent out a life boat to rescue both Fisher and Ruben.
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pleased that Ricci Ware, Carl Wiglesworth and
my old mentor the late Herb Humphries are among the
folks scheduled to join me in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame
later this year. The induction ceremony will be October 30,
2004 at the San Antonio Radisson Hill Country Resort.
2002 Charter Inducted Member
Texas Radio hall of Fame
TO SEPTEMBER 1
the intelligence information announced Sunday 8/1 about a
Terrorist Threat against 5 financial institutions actually
justified placing defenses in public places in New York, Washington
DC and Newark, then those guards should still be in place
30 days later, due to the vagueness about when any such attacks
If the guards are gone by 9/1 (and there has been no new intel
to cancel the "attack threat") then I will believe
the public measures weren't considered really necessary in
the first place.