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will end killer's loneliness Convicted Texas inmate Douglas
Roberts who described life on death row as "23 hours
a day in a cement box," grew up in Houston. He faces lethal
injection Wednesday for the 1996 abduction and fatal stabbing
of a San Antonio man whose car he stole.
OKC bombing was beginning of end for militias
Watchdogs say neo-Nazis and anti-immigration groups now pose the
CASEY, Houston Chronicle
reform on a binge ".. lawyers and parties involved
in this case on the side of the liquor providers have donated
$99,000 to the court's current justices while this case was under
blew money bigtime says federal audit
Donaldson on TV network news: "I think it's dead. Sorry."
bans teens unless with parents
upgrades probe of GM pickups investigation into reports
that tailgates are falling off the back of some pickups
Poll on Photo ID---RESULT
945a-11p Tue 4/19/2005
Would it be somehow unfair or discriminatory for Texas to
require a PHOTO I.D. to vote?
Poor people don't have photo IDs.
It's no more than they require at Blockbuster.
-- We just called the DPS and asked whether Photo IDs are
free. They are not. The cost is $15. Therefore I completely
reverse my opinion and am AGAINST requiring a Photo ID to
vote in Texas because, with a charge for the ID, that can
have the same effect as a poll tax that discriminates against
I was pleased to see you changed your opinion on the issue of a
state picture ID at the polling places given the $15 fee to obtain
I think we sometimes forget that there are a lot of really poor
people out there that dont live in our world in the sense
that they are disenfranchised from a lot of things we take for granted.
If you dont have a job where you earn a regular paycheck and
cant afford a car, you dont really need a picture ID.
And you cant get a license unless you can show proof of insurance
which you probably cant afford, either. A picture ID would
be nice, but what would you need it for if you dont have enough
money to open a bank account?
By requiring a picture ID along with a voter registration card (which
IS free), you actually do throw a barrier in front of the least
fortunate among us who would otherwise be prevented from exercising
their right to vote. How important is that right to someone who
can barely afford a hot meal? I dont know the answer to that
but I know that we SAY that the right to vote is worth sending
hundreds of thousands of our precious youth to secure that right
for Iraqis. And we have lost over 1,500 souls and many thousands
more wounded to win that battle for folks who dont always
seem all that appreciative.
I think we can probably spare enough compassion to allow our own
impoverished countrymen the right to participate in our own process
even though our government tends to disregard their rights
in nearly every other arena. Just a thought couldnt
we pass a law waiving that $15 fee for those who cant afford
it? That might not remove all the barriers to the poor who want
their quiet voices heard but it would be a start.
job over coffins photo in paper
Her photograph, taken earlier this month, shows more than 20 flag-draped
coffins in a cargo plane about to depart from Kuwait. Since 1991,
the Pentagon has banned the media from taking pictures of caskets
being returned to the United States.