Dist. 10 city council candidates in studio 1 o'clock Friday 15th
City Council members Glen Hartman, Helen Dutmer, Al
BULLETIN -- Julian Castro sets news conference 1:30 p.m. to announce he'll vote NO on new city manager package tomorrow. Manager candidate Sculley claims that unless council votes UNANIMOUSLY to hire her, she won't take the job here. Is she bluffing? Castro calls her bluff tomorrow. On my show 12:20 p.m.
12:19 p.m. -- I interrupt the above BULLETIN to bring you a new BULLETIN -- Castro cancelled at last minute saying he had to go to a meeting with Mayor Ed Garza.
1:35 p.m. -- Councilman Castro confirms in news conf that he will vote NO on Sculley because his constituents have sent feedback criticizing the high compensation package. Fellow council member Patti Radle says she remains "open" and is getting last-minute feedback from voters.
Mid-afternoon -- I interrupt the above BULLETINS to bring you a new BULLETIN -- SHERYL SCULLEY ANNOUNCES SHE HAS WITHDRAWN HER NAME, WON'T TAKE THE JOB
City Manager would be USA's top-paid $265,000 base salary, $20,000 to move from Phoenix, $3,000 for house-hunting trips, $1,500 a month for up to eight months for temporary living quarters and storage, $10,000 to travel to Phoenix twice a month for a year, $400 monthly car allowance, $70 per month for cell phone, and an annual expense account of $6,000.
San Antonio Express-News Ken Rodriguez
Sculley's ability to bluff is evidence of her highly regarded skills Sculley not only told the council she wanted their undivided support, she told her hometown paper she would reject the job unless she received a unanimous vote. Is she bluffing again?
Pro soccer in Alamodome? After kicking the idea around for years, the city may be on the verge of scoring a Major League Soccer franchise that would start playing in the often idle Alamodome a year from now
Jessica Lynch gets Extreme Makeover to build home for Lori Piestewa's family TV executives told Lynch in early March that they had selected the Piestewas, and Lynch was with them when they surprised the family at their residence (an "overstuffed" mobile home)
Alleged finger-finder decides not to sue But Anna Ayala's decision does not end the police investigation into how the finger got into the chili. In a strange twist, the news came on the same day the Mercury News learned of a late February incident in Pahrump, Nev., in which a spotted leopard bit off part of a finger -- about 1 1/2-inch worth -- of a woman who had been keeping the exotic cat and other animals.
email cat hunting
to some of your show almost daily, preferring KTSA to the garbage
that comes on at noon on that other talk station I can get easily
here in Austin. Being employed in the wildlife management field,
I was naturally quite interested in the discussions of the House
Cat hunting proposal being discussed by those in Wisconsin. Wisconsin
debates hunting cats that run wild
This morning, you had a guest on from Wisconsin, a pet shop owner,
who I must congratulate for doing a very convincing job of twisting
statements and presenting only what was favorable to his view.
is Brad, cats are natural killers, often killing other wildlife
even when they have just been fed by their "owner" (and
I am a cat lover, having been tollerated by cats most of my life.
My cats have always been house cats in the true sense of the word
- never wanting to go outdoors. The last cat I owned died five years
ago, three days before Christmas, at the age of 23.) Even the animal
nuts on Animal Planet had the decency to recognize them as #1 on
their "Most Xtreme Animals" show this evening when they
were discussing most extreme killers.
by competent biologists across the United States have shown that
feral cats are a serious problem that must be addressed for the
benefit of our native wildlife populations. Your guest had the nerve
to imply that the Audubon Society does not recognize this. Even
a cursory glimpse at the material on the Audubon Societies national
web page, www.audubon.org, can not help but show one that they consider
the cat a serious threat. With quotes like:
"House cats are non-native predators. Even with a full stomach, their instinct to hunt drives them to stalk and kill available prey. In a wildlife-friendly yard, birds, small mammals, and even large insects are sitting ducks for the well-designed feline carnivore. House cats are effective hunters but unnatural predators in any outdoor setting. By killing millions of birds each year in North America alone, cats have a negative and dangerous impact on bird populations."
I can not begin to imagine where your guest got the idea that they do not consider cats the number one threat to North American wildlife. Yes, there are other threats - habitat loss is a serious burden on our wildlife, windows kill thousands of birds each year, as do electrical towers, power lines and other factors. Audubon does have programs to recognize these, but they have taken a formal position on cats that can be found at: www.audubon.org/local/cn/98march/nasr.html.
they state in no uncertain terms that:
Cats are a serious and growing threat to wildlife in general and birds in particular
Cats can not be controlled by capture, neuter/spay, vaccination and feeding programs (something your guest was advocating)
SCIENTIFIC research has shown that cats can have a significant impact on bird populations (which your guest denied)
They as an agency would support and encourage action by government agencies to deal with this scourge.
grossly misrepresented the Audubon Society on this matter.
Mark K., Bastrop, TX
For more private pilots, home is where their plane is parked Communities convenient for pilots are popping up next to airports around the country
A reward (maybe) for ratting on a tax cheat The IRS wants Social Security numbers, documentation, and financial data before it will take a serious look
Term "Holy Ghost" deemed too spooky for religious schools plus a couple more propagandizing tricks
Surprise, surprise! Buxom Stacked is bad! Apparently acting isnt a required skill for sitcoms stars, at least not on Foxs new Stacked, which arrives exceedingly top-heavy tonight at 7:30.