New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2004 - New page around 10am Monday-Friday
In 2004 this website had 19,210,186 hits not counting today
Death toll pushed to 125,000 Sumatra's isolated west coast devastated
US aid generous and stingy It depends on how the numbers are crunched -- total dollars or a slice of the overall economy. When aid is calculated per U.S. citizen or as a percentage of the economy, the United States ranks among the least generous in the industrialized world.
How to help: list of organizations accepting online donations HERE
Texas prosecutors drop Sears Charge agreed to drop an illegal campaign contribution charge in exchange for Sears' cooperation in an investigation of contributions to a political action committee associated with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Wesley, a celebrated Houston school, accused of cheating Dallas News: TAKS results too good to be true at Houston elementaries
Legislator on active duty, so wife will go to Austin A state constitutional amendment approved last year allows lawmakers who are called to active military duty to designate their replacement until they return or their term expires.
FBI probes lasers aimed at plane cockpits Law enforcement officials say they have no evidence of an organized effort to take down planes. Further, they say they've had reports of similar incidents since the technology became popular.
Rate of Iraq violence is worse While the numbers don't tell the full story of the conflict in Iraq, they suggest insurgents are growing more proficient, even as the size of the U.S. force increases and U.S. commanders succeed in soliciting more help from ordinary Iraqis.
Profits clothed in sadness Alabama town benefits by supplying the troops in Iraq, but the work has its downside.