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San Antonio Festival of Flowerstomorrow (Sat 5/28)
WIMBERLY BLUE HOLE OPEN HOUSE
at the Blue hole property Sat 5/28 noon to 7 PM (512 847-2201)
San Antonio mayor and Dist 6 and 7 council runoff election Tue June 7
Early voting ends Fri June 3
Rebeca Rodriguez, Express-News Political Writer Hardberger hit on court record Phil Hardberger's courtroom record — or at least parts of it — came under attack Thursday by members of the Bexar County Deputy Sheriff's Association, who said the retired chief justice isn't fit to be mayor.
I think Sheriff Ralph Lopez has endorsed Judge Hardberger, hasn't he? I'll have the judge on my program during the noon hour today.The E-N story also says, oddly enough, "Hector Delgado, chairman of the association's political action committee, which is supporting Julián Castro's candidacy ... conceded that Hardberger wouldn't be a bad choice on June 7, however. " I believe that he probably would make a good mayor," he said. -Brad
Ten-Foot Poll on Bexar Appraisals---RESULT
posted 10a Fri 5/27-1130p Mon 5/30/2005
How has the Bexar County Appraisal District treated you regarding property appraisals and the appraisal appeal process?
With courtesy, fairness and efficiency
Nothing special, but acceptable
Unfairly, plus it's hard to work with BCAD
BCAD should be completely torn down & rebuilt right
OPINION: THOMAS FRIEDMAN Guantanamo prison: Just shut it down"..it is now obvious from reports in my own paper and others that the abuse at Guantánamo and within the whole U.S. military prison system dealing with terrorism is out of control. Tell me, how is it that over 100 detainees have died in U.S. custody so far? Heart attacks? This is not just deeply immoral, it is strategically dangerous."
Hunter Thompson's ashes to be shot from cannon
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Organizers of a memorial for Hunter S. Thompson plan to erect a 150-foot structure - courtesy of actor Johnny Depp - to shoot the gonzo journalist's ashes onto his ranch during an Aug. 20 invitation-only service
Aspen Daily News Caucus OK with sendoff for Hunter Spoken-word tributes and live entertainment will mark the event. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been contacted, Equis said, to ensure needed explosives are securely and legally stored. He has also contacted the Federal Aviation Administration to keep planes from hitting the monument.
TOM CRUISE DECLARES LOVE FOR KATIE HOLMES ON AL-JAZEERA
Seizes Control of Arabic-Language Net
Actor Tom Cruise stunned the Arab world today by seizing control of the Arabic-language al-Jazeera network to declare his love for former "Dawson's Creek" star Katie Holmes.
Mr. Cruise, who was seen jumping up and down on a couch declaring his love for Ms. Holmes on "Oprah" earlier this week, and who relentlessly professed his love for her at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, apparently decided that those declarations were insufficient because they did not completely reach the Arabic-speaking world.
According to sources inside al-Jazeera, a heavily armed Mr. Cruise burst in the the television network's studio's shortly after lunch, just as an announcer was broadcasting news of reported wounds to the U.S.'s most wanted man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Brandishing a firearm and wearing two ammunition belts across his naked, gleaming torso, Mr. Cruise shoved the announcer out of his anchor chair and declared, "I love Katie Holmes so much it is absolutely unbelievable! I so totally love this girl!"
In his five-minute address to the Arab world, Mr. Cruise denied that his heavily-publicized romance with Ms. Holmes was in any way a trumped-up promotional stunt: "My love for Katie has nothing to do with my new movie, 'War of the Worlds,' directed by Steven Speilberg and opening in theaters everywhere this summer."
The Cruise incident left many at al-Jazeera shaken, including one studio technician who said, "That was scarier than anything we've broadcast by bin Laden."
Elsewhere, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would replace its color-coded terror alert system with a Magic Eight Ball.
Is anyone else in our part of the state having trouble with the Houston Chronicle website? A couple of weeks ago, it suddenly began acting like molasses. Hit a link, wait 20 or 30 or 40 seconds for the page to connect (I'm on broadband, not dial-up). I emailed them but they blew me off and said no one else was having problems. I check maybe 20 newspaper websites every weekday and have no similar sluggishness: only the Chron. (It's like the Austin American-Statesman used to be, until a few months ago). Email me if you're running into the same thing and I'll get back in touch with Houston. Thanks,
RICK CASEY, Houston Chronicle Judge to TRMPAC: Not so cute State District Judge Joe Hart of Austin sent a strong and simple message Thursday to allies of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay. It was: Quit being cute with Texas election laws. When the law says Texans have a right to know who is backing candidates with cash, it means it.
Worst superhero costume ever? Dr. Thorpe: He looks like a billowy disco Jesus. If you saw that guy out on the street, you wouldn't think "superhero," you'd think "this guy is going to try to sell me flowers and then talk my ear off about his weird cult."
And just in case this happens to be Sweeps Month on the internet like they have on teevee, I am running a stripper illustration just as KSAT Ch 12 usually does during sweeps.