Sept. 30, 2004
New page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
Voter registration deadline is MONDAY
This website will be updated only minimally
tomorrow because I have about a four-hour chunk of time going
into this evening's pre- and post-"debate" program on KTSA,
yet am still personally restricted to an unreasonably short 24-hour
St. Helens VolcanoCam Thanks,
heavy traffic, overloaded at times
blocks Patriot Act secret searches
Presidential debate really isn't a debate
- Kerry presentation on KTSA tonight
and post-"debate" programs with Messer, Riccardi,
Ruiz and YOUR CALLS
Poll on Importance of Election---RESULT
12am-12pm Thur 9/30/04
This presidential election will be
most important in my life so far
one of the more important
an election, nothing special
a traffic ticket lately? Check your mail! Almost
200,000 notices are being sent at a rate of 5,000 a day to
traffic violators who face a surcharge on their fines. Failure
to pay will result in the loss of their driver's licenses.
without insurance or license
DWI (0.15 or lower)
DWI (0.15 or lower)
DWI (0.16 or higher)
$30 traffic fines have been tacked on nearly all moving
violations. $18 million has already been distributed to
trauma care centers across Texas as a result
of the surcharge will arrive for those who have received such
traffic convictions since September 2003, but they also will
apply in the future. Those who are financially unable or refuse
to pay the surcharges will lose their driver's license.
edict bans mobile phone cameras
Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued an edict
barring the use of cell phones with built-in cameras, blaming
them for "spreading obscenity"
theater closed a week in hunt for 8-foot snake
gynecologist accused of offering free exams
surfer becomes whale rider
drops work on balanced budget
The balanced budget amendment was a cornerstone of the Republicans'
"Contract With America" 10 years ago, and halting efforts
to resurrect it has underscored party divisions over a budget
deficit that will reach $422 billion this year.
Board: US military stretched too thin The U.S. military
lacks sufficient personnel to meet the nation's current war and
peacekeeping demands throughout the world in coming years, despite
steps being taken by the Army to stretch its ranks and increase
the number of soldiers available for combat, according to a Pentagon
Iraqi carried the body of his eight-year-old son with the
help of his brother today in Baghdad.
dead in attack near US convoy in western Baghdad
many killed and dozens wounded, including 10 U.S. soldiers,
in an attack at a ceremony for a new sewage plant.
kill Baghdad kids largest death toll of children
in any insurgent attack since the conflict began 17 months
aims to improve opinions about Iraq war The Bush administration
is sending Iraqi Americans to deliver what the Pentagon calls
"good news" about Iraq to U.S. military bases.
Navy, Air Force and Marines meet recruiting goals The
National Guard will miss its recruiting goal of 56,000. It had
signed up only 43,827 by Aug. 31. Critics say frequent call-ups
and 12-month deployments are driving prospects away, but the Army
cites the fact that more soldiers are being kept on active duty,
which means they are not available for Guard recruiters.
I heard you read an e-mail from a journalist. How about this one
from one of our guys? IT'S WORTH YOUR TIME! :)
Wilson County News
message from Iraq If only you could see what I have seen by
Floresville US Army Major Randy Bruett in Iraq
EMAIL FROM IRAQ: WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE
house bound. I leave when I have a very good reason to and
a scheduled interview.
I avoid going to people's homes and never walk in the streets.
I can't go grocery shopping any more, can't eat in restaurants,
can't strike a conversation with strangers, can't look for
stories, can't drive in any thing but a full armored car,
can't go to scenes of breaking news stories, can't be stuck
in traffic, can't speak English outside, can't take a road
trip, can't say I'm an American, can't linger at checkpoints,
can't be curious about what people are saying, doing, feeling.
And can't and can't.
info about the author, Wall Street Journal correspondent
Farnaz Fassihi HERE
women and girlie men
hug pillow a success Kameo
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