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Lafave Pleads Guilty

Former teacher, 25, accused of having sex with 14-year-old student takes plea deal, will not serve time

add 110pm
|No ruling expected for two weeks in DeLay case
Tom DeLay mugshot
During today's hearing, defense lawyers argued that prosecutors had failed to allege any crime, saying the conspiracy law did not apply to either the state's election code or to money laundering in 2002. They also said the transfer of $190,000 of corporate money to the Republican National Committee was legal, as was the RNC's subsequent contribution of $190,000 to seven Texas candidates. "It was not the same money," said Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney.

DeLay ex-aide pleads guilty
Michael Scanlon agrees to pay restitution totaling more than $19M to defrauded Indian tribes.


Motor Trend says Honda Civic top car for 2006
All four new Civic models — a sedan, a coupe, a high-performance model called the Si and a gasoline-electric hybrid — were given the award.

Last Nightline for Ted Koppel tonight
And his reticence and reserve will be missed. ABC decided to replace him with three anchors, Terry Moran, Cynthia McFadden and Martin Bashir, a former BBC and ITV reporter best known for sensationalist interviews with celebrities including Michael Jackson.

Old man let 7-year-old girl drive pickup

Oprah to visit Letterman, finally-- the day after sweeps end

Denny Crane has Mad Cow. No, wait, it's a Brit living in Houston

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Iraq Strategy---RESULT
posted 930a Mon 11/21 - 730p Tue 11/22//2005
Does President Bush have a strategy for getting our troops out of Iraq?
Definitely, and he has made it clear
Maybe, but if he does, I haven't heard it
He hasn't the slightest clue
Total votes 410-

Astronomers preparing to build largest telescope

NASA spacecraft is halfway toward Mars

Here’s the big list of Google’s services


Reporter in Iraq claims morale "fragile"
For GIs in Baghdad, Mosul and Tikrit — especially those in the line of fire — morale seems fragile. "Morale is a roller coaster," said Lt. Rusten Currie, who has spent 10 months in Iraq. "We were all idealistic to begin with, wanting to find Osama bin Laden and [Abu Musab] Zarqawi, and bring them to justice — whatever that means. Now we just want to go home."

Some Iraqi leaders seek pullout timetable
For the first time, Iraq's political factions on Monday collectively called for a timetable for withdrawal of foreign forces, in a moment of consensus that comes as the Bush administration battles pressure at home to commit itself to a pullout schedule.

From my IT guy Dan:

"With the ever growing RASH of spam and phishing emails that we get almost daily, I am passing along a little tool that will help you not become a victim of one of these scoundrels."

Simply copy and paste the line below into the address line of your web browser when you are on a web page that you want to verify (some browsers then want you to hit Return)

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

It will tell you where that actual web page originated from. Most of the phishing sites spoof the URL. If it comes back to something other than what it should be, get out.


Houston testing 4 red-light cameras downtown
30-day pilot program is part of an effort to pick the best private vendor to install the systems at up to 50 city intersections over time.

Guitarist Link Wray dead at 76
The power chord -- a thundering sound created by playing fifths (two notes five notes apart, often with the lower note doubled an octave above) -- became a favorite among rock players.

Ocean noises harming dolphins, whales
Mammals rely on sound to locate food, predators and are disrupted by military sonar, shipping

Interesting patterns develop in number spirals

"One of the Taser prongs accidentally hit Miljour's genitals and got stuck"

"I was chatting with some girlfriends the other night. After the naked pillow fight, we got to talking about what a guy looks for in a girl when first meeting her."

Fired pregnant teacher sues Catholic school
"I don't understand how a religion that prides itself on forgiving and on valuing life could terminate me because I'm pregnant and choosing to have this baby," Michelle McCusker said Monday at a news conference to announce the suit.



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carpet cleaning
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Arredondo Group
Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
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Kendall County Air
Replacement ACs
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Comfort 830 995-3404
water softeners
Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
15909 San Pedro map
BJ Associates
Laptop Specialists
10823 Gulfdale map
O'Brien's Tax Service
Ron Hoover RV
I-10 West, Boerne map
830 981-9543
Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:

Eurasian Auto Repair
11234 Gordon Rd

Copy Products
11923 Warfield map
Broadband Internet
and digital phone

I Sold It on EBay
281 at Bitters
1604 at Bandera

South Texas Maze
Cornfield maze
at Hondo map
830 741-3968