San Antonio mayor and Dist 6 and 7 council runoff election Tue June 7 • Early voting ends Fri 6/3
Hero or Villain?
Some question motive of W. Mark Felt in his role as Deep Throat during Watergate scandal
Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis up in smoke this morning the restaurant, with its famous wood porches that clung to cliffs overlooking the lake, was destroyed as fire spread across the hillside on which it sits.
Houston Police crime lab faked results in at least 4 drug cases
Runaway bride agrees to pay$13,250 for search In accepting the agreement, the city will have to write off about $30,000 in other costs searching for the bride-to-be, who disappeared April 26, four days before her planned wedding.
Customers in dark about "customized" retail pricing Most American consumers don't realize Internet merchants and even traditional retailers sometimes charge different prices to different customers for the same products
The Wall Street Journal
SBC busts prices on DSL broadband service In an aggressive move to cut the cost of high-speed Internet access, the nation's second-largest phone company plans to start charging $14.95 a month for new customers -- making broadband service less expensive than some dial-up plans.
Cable companies officials said that they don't need to respond to price cuts by the phone companies because they say cable broadband service is faster and more efficient than telephone broadband service. "If price were the only thing that mattered to everyone, we'd all be driving Yugos," says a spokesman for Cox Communications
This'll remind you of the math incident in Good Will Hunting
True, or Urban Legend?
A young college student was working hard in an upper-level math course, for fear that he would be unable to pass. On the night before the final, he studied so long that he overslept the morning of the test.
When he ran into the classroom several minutes late, he found three equations written on the blackboard. The first two went rather easily, but the third one seemed impossible. He worked frantically on it until — just ten minutes short of the deadline — he found a method that worked, and he finished the problems just as time was called.
The student turned in his test paper and left. That evening he received a phone call from his professor. "Do you realize what you did on the test today?" he shouted at the student.
"Oh, no," thought the student. I must not have gotten the problems right after all.
"You were only supposed to do the first two problems," the professor explained. "That last one was an example of an equation that mathematicians since Einstein have been trying to solve without success. I discussed it with the class before starting the test. And you just solved it!"
Note: Here is "The secret Downing Street memo" (printed May 1 in the Sunday Times of London) which will be discussed on my show at 12:40 by Walter Pincus of the Washington Post
Soldiers capture Saddam spy Soldiers have captured a former Saddam Hussein regime spy, the U.S. military said, and a suicide bomber attacked the main checkpoint to Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday
COMMENTARY: DERRICK Z. JACKSON
The last throes of truth in Iraq
Downing Street Memo mostly ignored in US A British government memo that critics say proves the Bush administration manipulated evidence about weapons of mass destruction in order to carry out a plan to overthrow Saddam Hussein (search) has received little attention in the mainstream media, frustrating opponents of the Iraq war.
Spike in Iraq attacks exacts bloody toll in May At least 670 Iraqis, 77 Americans killed last month
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Piano Man remains a mystery
Republic of Texas motorcycle rally in Austin this weekend
Colima volcano in Mexico blows its top