Thursday, December 16 -- New page uploaded by 10am Monday-Friday
Is there any evidence at all that the See Clearly Method of "vision improvement" actually works? Here's an independent article I found on the internet: The See Clearly Method: Do Eye Exercises Improve Vision?
1:53pm -- Ben Wear, Austin American-Statesman transportation reporter, tells me that Cintra is a consortium which includes H.B. Zachry and many other companies.
12:26pm -- Harvey Kronberg's QUORUM REPORT in Austin reports the $6B contract will go to Spanish toll road operator Cintra. I'll do a segment on this TTC development tomorrow.
Toll Corridor vote today
President George W. Bush presented the government's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, to three men closely involved in the planning, execution and immediate aftermath of the Iraq war - and in some of the war's biggest controversies; L. Paul Bremer 3rd, the civilian administrator of Iraq after the invasion of Baghdad; General Tommy Franks, retired, who led the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and George Tenet, the former director of central intelligence. STORY
Americans disappearing in Nuevo Laredo While noting most visitors here never get hurt, the U.S. Consulate is warning of an unusual spike in kidnappings or disappearances of Americans since mid-August. Of the 21 known victims, an official said two are dead, 10 missing and nine have been released.
San Antonio seeks rebate on Alcoa tax-abatement deal because plant closing. City Council will decide the issue today
The New York
Times' 6th-most Emailed article today:
Military telling Gitmo detainees about court access The Pentagon begins to formally notify some held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that they have the right to challenge their imprisonment in an American court.
Iraq terrorists changing tactics Iraqi insurgents and foreign terrorists have become "more effective" at locating and attacking pivotal supply routes for U.S. combat forces in Iraq
Iraqi official shot dead 4 others killed in insurgent attacks.
Pattern of discontent in US ranks While some don't see much defiance, others see an unusual amount of tension surfacing for an all-volunteer military force.
Bush Prepares for Possible GPS Shutdown WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S. network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology, the White House said Wednesday.
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Woman who rolled murder victim's head down a hill gets life Marcia Ann Johnson, 44, and her partner drained the bank accounts and sold the home of the victim, Mt. Baldy resident Jack Irwin, after the grisly 1999 murder.