Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005-
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West Hollywood may ban pet cosmetic surgery Takes aim at ear cropping, tail docking, debarking, other 'noncurative' procedures.
Bush puts 'big' back in government Proposed budget is more than one-third bigger than the one the president inherited. "It is a monument to how much Republicans' guiding fiscal philosophy has changed over the 10 years since the GOP's Contract With America called for a balanced budget and abolition of entire Cabinet agencies."
Pflugerville couple reflects on whirlwind week "I was so solemn about why we were there, and then all of a sudden I realized Byron's got to be cracking up. I suppose you could do that in heaven."
GI widows struggle with finances Current 'death gratuity' is only $6,000; officials debate increasing survivor benefits.
Green Berets' numbers fall short The Army's Green Berets, a key weapon in the war on terror, are operating at under their authorized strength because of the high-attrition qualification course and because of the lure of higher-paying security work at private companies, military officials say.
Back from Iraq - and suddenly out on the streets Social service agencies say the number of homeless vets is rising, in part because of high housing costs and gaps in pay.
Saudis get civics lessons ahead of vote Only days before Saudi Arabia's first elections in more than 40 years, the kingdom is engaged in a wide-ranging civics seminar on what it means to vote in a country named for the family that rules it.
Zoo tempts gay penguins to go straight Where's Falwell when we need him?