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Charter Inducted Member
Texas Radio Hall of Fame


Companies I endorse on my radio program, listed here at no charge to anyone

carpet cleaning
1 800 FOR COIT

water softeners

O'Brien's Tax Service

Copy Products
11923 Warfield map

I Sold It on EBay
281 at Bitters
1604 at Bandera

Arredondo Group
Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
210 645-6811

Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
15909 San Pedro map

Ron Hoover RV
I-10 West, Boerne map
830 981-9543

Broadband Internet
and flat-rate phone

BJ Associates
Laptop Specialists
10823 Gulfdale map

Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:
Eurasian Auto Repair
11234 Gordon Rd



Tue Jan 3 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

2006 Hooters Calendar

Jack Abramoff Abramoff plea bargain expected
A plea agreement between prominent lobbyist Jack Abramoff and federal prosecutors is expected this week, bringing a wide-ranging corruption probe to the doors of Congress, according to sources close to the investigation. The lobbyist has given expensive gifts to several members of Congress, including Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, and prosecutors are examining whether lawmakers improperly aided Abramoff clients in return.

Candy Barr
1950s stripper, stag film star Candy Barr dies at 70

The poor girl from Edna in the Valley "developed her trademark costume — 10-gallon hat, pasties, "scanty panties," a pair of six-shooters and cowboy boots — and quickly became a favorite with fraternity boys, Dallas crime figures, businessmen and political leaders, who booked her for stag parties.
A ton of photo links from Google images

Strayhorn declares she'll run as independent
Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, in either a bold stroke or a huge long shot, stepped away from the Republican primary Monday to challenge Gov. Rick Perry as an independent candidate. No independent candidate has won the Governor's Mansion in the 147 years since it was taken by Sam Houston

Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat
Unlike most attacks, which require victims to download or execute a suspect file, the new vulnerability makes it possible for users to infect their computers with spyware or a virus simply by viewing a web page, e-mail or instant message that contains a contaminated image.

TV archive of the first raw, live coverage of 9-11
15 minutes between the first plane crash at 8:48 a.m. and the second at 9:03, as seen on the morning news shows
(TV archive server has been overwhelmed at times)
Charles Gibson, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, did an unexpectedly fine job of covering the moment when the second plane hit and was the only anchor on the three major U.S. networks to immediately speak up and tell us what had happened. Others, like Bryant Gumbel, the now-departed anchor of CBS's The Morning Show, contributed astonishingly awful reportage.

Ten-Foot Poll on Dick Clark --- RESULT
posted 9a930p Mon Jan 2 2006
What about Dick Clark on the New Year's Eve show?
He was inspiring


} 50%
Brave and unpretentious 20%
Should've stayed home
Made me uncomfortable

rocket boots
Rocket boots enable the first jet powered Birdman flight

The jump has proven empirically that level human flight is possible and sustainable using the combination of jet engines and a bird-man suit.

Study: Kids no safer in SUVs
Rollover risk negates advantages

Study: Cheerleading injuries more than double
Researchers say increasing difficulty of stunts may contribute to increase

Top 10 time-wasting sites on the internet

Enormous US dam problem no one is talking about
Congress quickly approved $3 billion to restore New Orleans' levees, but a bill to help aging dams has languished for a year.
In Texas, for example, there are only six state employees to inspect nearly 7,500 dams. One Texas official noted that with the current staff level "some dams would not be examined for three centuries."


A deadly failure in wake of Katrina
Nearly 600 people died in areas flooded when canal floodwalls collapsed, rather than in the initial surge

B2 bomber on short finalB2 bomber close-ups
along with links to other pretty fine aviation sites

Cops investigating theft of baby Jesus statue get a surprise
"It looks like a nursery here," said Sayreville police spokesman Ken Kelly.


Some of the better photos of the year past

Dali display is in the Jonathan Wilson exhibit, one
of quite a few photo-show links on the Inquirer page