Wed Dec 14 2005
Tonight San Antonio Astronomical Ass'n
telescopes on Alamo Plaza. Free. 630-930pm
Houston to FEMA: We're full
Mayor Bill White says that the city's housing is full and FEMA now needs to find other cities to help
DeLay prosecutors subpoena more documents
Travis County prosecutors want to know why a California defense contractor involved in a bribery case against a California congressman gave money in 2002 to help U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay elect more Republicans to the Texas Legislature.
The Brokeback Mountain poll has been deleted because someone was gaming it
California to consider freeze on executions
Assembly panel will take up a proposal to postpone Calif. executions until a commission can finish its probe into wrongful convictions
Pentagon rolls out stealth PR
A $300 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans for placing pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source, one of the military officials in charge of the program says. The military's communications work in Iraq has recently drawn controversy with disclosures that Lincoln Group and the U.S. military secretly paid journalists and news outlets to run pro-American stories. White House officials have expressed concern about the practice, even when the stories are true.
US Army quietly pushes new, secret interrogation rules
The addendum provides dozens of examples and goes into exacting detail on what procedures may or may not be used, and in what circumstances. Army interrogators have never had a set of such specific guidelines that would help teach them how to walk right up to the line between legal and illegal interrogations.
US military officially changes mission to include nation-building
Official instructions for "Writing letter to Santa Claus or God"
Water balloons burst in zero G