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carpet cleaning
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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



Thur Jan 5 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus


Vince Young at Rose Bowl
Texas' Vince Young stands in the midst of a confetti band as he celebrates the Longhorns' 41-38 victory over Southern Cal during the 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship Game
Texas takes Rose Bowl 41-38


Associated Press version
GOP politicians dump Abramoff donations
Politicians led by President Bush scrambled to ditch campaign contributions from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff

"You can't have a corrupt lobbyist unless you have a corrupt member (of Congress) or a corrupt staff. This was a team effort," said Newt Gingrich
Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Lobbyist Bribes --- RESULT
posted 9a-950p Thur Jan 5 2006
If a politician takes a bribe from a lobbyist to buy a vote, then later gives back the bribe, has a crime been committed?
Certainly! If a bank robber gives back the loot, he's still a robber!
Absolutely not! He gave it back! No crime! C'mon!
Total votes 343-

Washington Post
Bush to shed Abramoff cash
President joins growing list of politicians giving up donations
Abramoff raised more than $100,000 for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, making him an honorary Bush "Pioneer." But the campaign is giving up only $6,000

Los Angeles Times version
GOP tries to outrun scandal
From the White House to Capitol Hill, prominent Republicans scrambled Wednesday to shed campaign contributions linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff

Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
Lobbyist ties could keep DeLay out of leadership
The burgeoning Jack Abramoff corruption scandal has made it all but certain that Rep. Tom DeLay will not return as House majority leader.
You Talk Radio folks have known this for quite a while, huh.

Ten-Foot Poll on Dead Body Exhibits --- RESULT
posted 905a-12m Wed Jan 4 2006
Would you go see a museum-quality exhibit of dead human bodies?

Yes, but wouldn't take my kids
Yes, and I'd take the kids
Total votes 244-

A multimillion-dollar, female valet parking business, where struggling models and actresses dressed in bikinis, miniskirts or lingerie and Santa hats park the cars of the rich and famous

Gray Line New Orleans began a bus tour
Wednesday of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, and demand was high enough that the company added a third tour on the first day.

Ted KoppelTed Koppel goes to Discovery Channel
Koppel's team plans to continue the old "Nightline" tradition of exploring topics - crime and punishment, race relations and international news - that have few outlets at other TV news organizations.

Surveillance judges were unaware of eavesdropping
Several judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said they want to hear directly from administration officials why President Bush believed he had the authority to order, without the court's permission, wiretapping of some phone calls and e-mails after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Justices order Padilla terror case moved to civilian court
"...decision did not settle the larger issues raised by the Padilla case, including whether a U.S. citizen could be held in military custody without charges."

BILL GERTZ, Washington Times
NSA whistleblower asks to testify
Russell Tice, a former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Tice was on my program yesterday

Iraq blasts kill at least 80
Karbala and Ramadi hit by suicide bombers. Five U.S. troops killed on patrol in Baghdad area. Two-day death toll is at least 139

GARY MARTIN , Express-News Washington Bureau
Bush looks to cutting deployments
Speaking at the Pentagon after a meeting with national security advisers, Bush hailed progress being made in Iraq and Afghanistan as he detailed efforts to reduce American troop levels.
Gary will be on my program today


An artist who chained his legs together to draw a picture of the image hopped 12 hours through the desert after realizing he lost the key and couldn't unlock the restraints

Quirky prenup deal doesn't save marriage
(same story that ran yesterday under the headline "Wife says divorce is news to her" but with more, weird details)

Jon Stewart set to host Oscars
I wonder whether he'll say **** and it'll get bleeped out...

A tarantula-like spider which has been biting an elderly man in his sleep has been in his house for several weeks

Boston Globe Special Report

"I miss and love you all..."
Last words of those who died in 2005