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Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 New page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
Voter registration deadline is MONDAY INFO:
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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 day.

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam Thanks, Elizabeth G
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Judge blocks Patriot Act secret searches

Resolved: Presidential debate really isn't a debate

Bush - Kerry presentation on KTSA tonight
Pre- and post-"debate" programs with Messer, Riccardi, Ruiz and YOUR CALLS

Ten-Foot Poll on Importance of Election---RESULT
posted 12am-12pm Thur 9/30/04
This presidential election will be

the most important in my life so far
112
31%
one of the more important
149
41%
just an election, nothing special
106
29%
Vote total 367
 

 

 

Had 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.

Offense
 
Surcharge
driving without license  
$300
driving without insurance or license  
$750
1st DWI (0.15 or lower)  
$3000
2nd DWI (0.15 or lower)  
$4500
1st DWI (0.16 or higher)  
$6000
Also: $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

Notices 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.

 

 

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Saudi 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"

Houston theater closed a week in hunt for 8-foot snake

Fake gynecologist accused of offering free exams

California surfer becomes whale rider

GOP 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.

war...

Defense 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 advisory board.


An Iraqi carried the body of his eight-year-old son with the help of his brother today in Baghdad.

Dozens 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.

USA TODAY
Blasts kill Baghdad kids largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the conflict began 17 months ago.

 

US 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.

Army, 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.

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I heard you read an e-mail from a journalist. How about this one from one of our guys? IT'S WORTH YOUR TIME! :)
EK
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A message from Iraq If only you could see what I have seen
by Floresville US Army Major Randy Bruett in Iraq

REPORTER'S EMAIL FROM IRAQ: WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE

I am 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.

Some info about the author, Wall Street Journal correspondent Farnaz Fassihi HERE

 

 

 

 


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