Fri June 10 2005- New page ready around 10am Mon-Fri
Some on council wary about toll road secrecy The tradeoff of sacrificing open government to attract private investment in toll roads is beginning to sink in for some local elected leaders. At stake is local oversight of construction and operation of 47 miles of toll roads on Loop 1604 and U.S. 281 on the North Side
If cash is short, so is Texas Lotto payoff a little-known lottery rule does not guarantee winners the full, advertised jackpot.
Affidavit Changed in Lodi Accusation Attorneys for a Central Valley father and son arrested in connection with a broad FBI terrorism probe plan to challenge the government case in court today over significantly differing versions of the affidavit used to charge the two men. "..defense attorney Johnny L. Griffin III, who represents the father, 47-year-old Lodi ice cream truck driver Umer Hayat, accused the government of "releasing information it knew it could not authenticate."
Nuevo Laredo police chief's slaying 'a message from cartels'
Report details FBI's missteps before 9/11 Five chances were bungled to find two hijackers. Many passages in the public version of the report were blacked out to shield information considered sensitive by the government
Jacko “suicide” email spreads virus The email asks recipients to click on a link that takes them to a website which secretly installs malicious code on their computers.
Army: Confusion over Tillman's death The Army general investigating the death of Pat Tillman acknowledged that the Army knew almost immediately that he had been killed by fellow soldiers rather than enemy fire, but blamed confusing regulations — not a coverup — for its failure to tell his family what really happened until after he was buried.
Military recruiting numbers to fall short again Worries deepen over U.S. ability to maintain strength of services.
Army bonuses may rise to $40,000 Congress must approve plan, which recruiters say could help ease manpower shortage.
Insurgency forcing change in Iraq strategy Military operations in Iraq have not succeeded in weakening the insurgency, and Iraq's government, with US support, is now seeking a political reconciliation among the nation's ethnic and tribal factions as the only viable route to stability.
Heck. As of today The New York Times has started using those very-annoying gateway ads, the kind already used by USA Today, in which you (sometimes) have to click through a full-page ad to get to the story you want.
EDITORIAL - Washington Post
COMMENTARY - Christian Science Monitor
Rise in bird attacks From Houston to Washington, it's been the year of aggressive mockingbirds, crows, hawks, and even woodpeckers.
Warning over crow attacks in London Joggers are today being warned about violent crows in London parks after an attack left a man bloodied and needing hospital treatment.
Crazy coffins exhibit opens (photos)