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Thursday, March 17, 2005- New page around 10 a.m. Monday-Friday


Baseball stars set to testify
Use of steroids in national pastime is subject of House hearing.

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.

Ten-Foot Poll on State Property Tax---RESULT
posted 9a Wed 3/16 - 8a Thur 3/17//2005
Would you vote for a state Constitutional amendment to create a Texas State Property Tax?
Definitely yes
Leaning yes
Definitely no
Leaning no
No and I'd relentlessly vote against state lawmakers who proposed it
Total votes 398


Austin American-Statesman
Jason Embry

Texas Senate might reduce or drop some of the House tax plan Don't expect state senators to try to tax bottled water or add a snack tax when they roll out their plans for school finance reform over the next six weeks. But they might vote to raise the cost of a cocktail.

Texas House committee considers 5% cap on home evaluations

Life-without-parole takes a step forward

Scott Peterson in chains
Scott Peterson transferred to San Quentin at 3:10 a.m. - Laci's brother, Brent Rocha, said he bought a gun during the investigation into Laci's disappearance and contemplated shooting Peterson to death.



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.

Auditors find IRS workers don't protect data

New Braunfels "Founders Trail Ride" starts Saturday

'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.

USA Today
Some progress in Iraqi families' lives Two years after the U.S.-led invasion that brought down Saddam Hussein's regime, progress for typical Iraqi families is measured in small increments.

CS Monitor
Roads out of Baghdad become no-go zones The first meeting of Iraq's National Assembly was rattled by a bombing, a reminder that the city remains under seige.



Auto-repair shop employee takes woman's SUV on 200-mile drive

Leonard Nimoy publishes book of fat bottomed girls

Gas price display
Gas station owners' dilemma: too few of number 2

Buffalo employees bring own toilet paper to work

Rustlers took ram from sheep-homosexuality study