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Monday, Feb. 28, 2005-
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this date in 1993 Federal agents attempted to serve warrants
at the Mount Carmel compound of Branch Davidian leader David
Koresh near Waco. The failed raid ended in a fierce gun battle and
was the beginning of a 51-day standoff. Dallas
water rules to cut waste Starting Tuesday, carwash fundraisers
cannot legally be held anywhere other than carwash facilities (and
carwash facilities have to agree to host at least three fundraisers
a year). By year's end, every irrigation system with an automatic
controller must have a rain sensor. (Many other new rules in story)
congratulations to Chris Landreth for his Oscar for
Best Animated Short Film ("Ryan").
Chris is the brother of KTSA's former Program Director Jack Landreth
(now of Las Vegas), who was with Chris and family in Los Angeles
for the blowout.
Oscar Night Dresses
across the years HERE
Blow-Dry enters No Child fray Perry, one of the most stalwart
backers of President Bush's No Child Left Behind education policy,
said Sunday that he nevertheless backs the Texas education commissioner's
challenge to the federal law over standardized testing of special-education
your friends with Texas transportation trivia Texas has
48,920 bridges. Of that, 2,416 are classified as "structurally
deficient" and 7,696 as "functionally obsolete."
program today -- Producer interview
The Soldier's Heart
Tuesday night on PBS "...
thousands of U.S. soldiers [return] from Iraq free from physical
injury but haunted by memories from the battlefield."
Hispanic soldiers dying at higher rate
Iraq toll falls unevenly on Latinos, rural whites
Extraordinary rendition lives
As a nation, does the United States have a conscience? Or is anything
and everything O.K. in post-9/11 America? If torture and the denial
of due process are O.K., why not murder? When the government can
just make people vanish - which it can, and which it does - where
is the line that we, as a nation, dare not cross?
The New Yorker
Torture The secret history of Americas extraordinary
January 27th, President Bush, in an interview with the Times,
assured the world that torture is never acceptable, nor
do we hand over people to countries that do torture. Maher
Arar, a Canadian engineer who was born in Syria, was surprised
to learn of Bushs statement. Two and a half years ago, American
officials, suspecting Arar of being a terrorist, apprehended him
in New York and sent him back to Syria, where he endured months
of brutal interrogation, including torture.