Thursday, March 17, 2005- New page around 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
stars set to testify
Texas Lt. Gov: Reducing taxes for poor is a goal Dewhurst said the Senate will include a provision to allow the nearly 90,000 Texans who qualify for food stamps to receive a rebate on a portion of sales taxes. The Senate also is considering a requirement that apartment owners pass through to tenants a portion of their property tax relief until markets lower rents.
Fox says Mexican dope lords are gunning down each other The State Department and the U.S. ambassador [to Mexico] drew heavy fire recently for criticizing the Fox administration for not doing enough to combat drug traffickers.
'Lost' water spurs Hondo to action "..the municipality can't account for 100 million gallons of water pumped last year from its wells."
General Motors stock plunges 14 percent General Motors, which three years ago was thought to be the healthiest of the Big Three automakers in Detroit, is now considered the weakest, primarily because it is not selling enough cars at home.
Viacom considers splitting in two (KTSA is owned by Viacom) "There are a lot of frustrated people at the company," said one executive who spoke on condition of anonymity. "There are an awful lot of people here whose stock options are underwater."
CIA challenged about torture overseas The system the CIA relies on to ensure that the suspected terrorists it transfers to other countries will not be tortured has been ineffective and virtually impossible to monitor, according to officials. President Bush weighed in on the matter for the first time yesterday, defending renditions as vital to the nation's defense.