Monday, January 24, 2005 - New page around 10am Monday-Friday
McCain expects SecDef Intelligence Unit hearings the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings on a Washington Post report that the Department of Defense is reinterpreting U.S. law to give the secretary broad authority over clandestine operations abroad.
Texas awaits word on cave bugs case The U.S. Supreme Court could signal as early as today whether it will allow Central Texas cave bugs into its halls of justice, in a case that property rights advocates hope will gut the Endangered Species Act.
Volunteers set to monitor Arizona border crossings A retired California businessman has 240 volunteers ready for a 30-day aerial and ground surveillance campaign on the Arizona-Mexico border to highlight what he calls the government's failure to control illegal immigration.About 10,000 illegal aliens cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day, more than 3 million a year, mostly in Arizona. Only about a third of them are caught.
flappers undercut water conservation Homeowners who replace
their toilet flappers with the wrong type are flushing away some
of the water savings the state has been counting on to help avert
water shortages over the next 50 years. Homeowners with toilets
relying on the fast-closing flappers may not know that they need
a special flapper, or that most of the replacement flappers sold
in hardware stores will convert their toilet into a standard, high-flow