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1924 - Charles Lindbergh began his pilot training in San Antonio

Biggest tax breaks aimed at largest donors A proposed $11 billion tax bill before the Texas House would create a new sales tax on bottled water, but the excise tax on beer, wine and liquor escapes any increase -- as it has since 1984.

  • Finance, insurance, real estate -- $896.5M a year in tax cuts; $7.3M in political contributions.
  • Utilities, transportation -- $222.2M in cuts; $6.1M in donations.
  • Oil, gas, petrochemical -- $399M in cuts; $5.1M in donations.

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 American
Stop steering Texas highway money away from roads! 36 programs or agencies have taken bites out of the highway fund.

Pilot study to measure Mexican truck emissions Officials hope Nogales, Arizona tests will detect the effects on air quality under NAFTA

Half a dozen lawmakers have kids at war

Typing error causes nuclear scare

Monarch butterflies face several threats

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.

Austin Guardsman seeking gifts for Iraqi kids

Bush's stealthy Middle Class tax hike don't worry, millionaires, because you're being protected

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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."

Bush 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.
Felice Stadler, a mercury policy specialist at the National Wildlife Federation, was sharply critical when told on Sunday of the thrust of the new rule, saying that it was "the weakest air-toxics rule ever written for a major industry" by the E.P.A.

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.

Reporter's FOI request stonewalled since 1981 papers tell about how the FBI campaigned in the 1950s and '60s to curb the Free Speech Movement at the University of California-Berkeley and plotted to oust UC President Clark Kerr.

Supernanny to the rescue

Shark bites man.. in downtown Albuquerque

Woman topless in market to protest violence