Monday, March 14, 2005- New page around 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
1924 - Charles Lindbergh began his pilot training in San Antonio
Texas casino interests $pending big Gambling interests have raised their ante in the Texas Capitol this session, spending millions of dollars on lobbyists who are trying to end Texas' prohibition on casinos.
Legislators don't want votes reported measures requiring Texas lawmakers to record their votes are stuck in committee.
Customers secretly photographed at some Missouri McDonald's 10:35 a.m. Monday: First link was overwhelmed, I've switched this to a New York Times link
Ben Wear, Austin
Pilot study to measure Mexican truck emissions Officials hope Nogales, Arizona tests will detect the effects on air quality under NAFTA
New AOL Instant Message software "gives AOL the right to "reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote" all content distributed across the chat network by users.
Bush's stealthy Middle Class tax hike don't worry, millionaires, because you're being protected
Many felt tricked on Carnival ship "There was a near riot in the atrium of the ship," said Karen Langley, of Yelm, Wash., after the ship returned to Galveston. "People were throwing things like fruit and water. It got really ugly."
to allow mercury tradeoffs
Power plants such as San Antonio's may not
be forced to limit mercury emissions The Bush administration
this week will propose the first federal controls on mercury emissions
from coal-fired power plants. The new rule will abandon the Environmental
Protection Agency's original tilt toward a remedy favored by most
environmental groups in favor of a system of tradable pollution
allowances that is more congenial to industry.
Air pollution drifts into USA Mercury from China, dust from Africa, smog from Mexico could cancel out U.S. improvements.
Bush funding religious 'armies of compassion' White House officials say faith-based groups received $1.3 billion in 2004, $165 million more than in 2003, from five major federal agencies. That came at a time when total federal spending on grants from those agencies shrank by $800 million.
Critics: rise in secrecy guards no one Federal officials are classifying more documents than ever before. President Bush's first term, the government reports. During Bush's first four years in office, the number of classification decisions jumped almost 78 percent.