Wednesday, January 5, 2005 - New page around 10am Monday-Friday
cold front leaves ice, snow in West and North Texas Highs
Wednesday were not expected to climb out of the 20s in most parts
of the Panhandle San
Antonio expecting Thursday high of only 48
Three nasty storms expected to converge Storms from the north, west and south are likely to converge on much of the United States during the next several days in what could be a once-in-a-generation onslaught
Arab nations boost aid after criticism Amid a swelling debate in oil-rich Arab countries over their amount of aid to tsunami victims, several Persian Gulf governments have hurriedly fattened their cash pledges.
Powell in Indonesia: "I have never seen anything like it..." Germany raises its aid to $674 million - the largest single pledge.
Oversight urged for Houston crime lab Facing two recently freed prisoners who each spent 17 years behind bars because of false scientific evidence, Texas senators on Tuesday pointed fingers of blame and urged oversight. Brandon Moon was released from prison two weeks ago after serving nearly 17 years on a rape conviction that was overturned as based on a faulty DNA test. George Rodriguez was freed in October after also spending 17 years in prison on a rape conviction also based on false DNA evidence.
Alias 4th season begins tonite with two hours NY Times: "There have been several fake deaths on "Alias." People who seem dead generally can be counted on to show up alive and conspiring. Amnesia, another soap opera staple, featured prominently in the logic of the third season."
Wind turbines taking toll on birds of prey Golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, burrowing owls and other raptors fall victim
Deadly bombings continue in Iraq relentless pre-election carnage continued unabated Wednesday with deadly attacks on an Iraqi police recruiting station and on a military convoy not far from the funeral procession for a high-ranking Iraqi official slain on Tuesday.