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Jill Carroll
Christian Science Monitor
Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
She has been a good guest on my program. One of the very, very few to travel, unaccompanied, outside the Green Zone to do actual reporting.
Letter From Baghdad 2005

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carpet cleaning
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water softeners

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15909 San Pedro map

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



Mon Jan 16 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday

Toll schemes could hit local Interstates
The Federal Highway Administration gave Texas $570,000 to study whether to put toll booths on new lanes on Interstate 10 from San Antonio to Boerne and Seguin and on Interstate 35 from Georgetown to Hillsboro


Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Red Light Cameras --- RESULT
posted 1/13-1/15 2006
Red light cameras do not increase safety, but they raise a whole lot o' money. On that basis, would you want them in San Antonio?
Yes. The city needs additional income sources.
No. The city wastes enough money as it is.
Total votes 310-

San Antonio Express-News Skywatch
Space station visible tonight, and Iridium satellite Tuesday morning
Int'l Space Station will appear low in the north-northwest about 7:03 p.m. as a fast moving star.
The Christian Science Monitor
Star light, star bright ... better yet, a satellite
Satellite-gazing has become the newest nighttime viewing activity

Mexico's casinos up the ante for Texas
Juega y Juega (Play and Play) is marketed to the locals in Nuevo Laredo. At least for now, the casino does not advertise in U.S. media. Dozens of other casinos are on the way, particularly in border cities.

Los Angeles Times
States take border issues into their own hands
Legislatures across the country look to deter illegal immigration by cutting services, making arrests or sanctioning employers

Cronkite: Time for U.S. to leave Iraq

Iraq war wounds 26% fewer troops in 2005
The number of wounded dropped from 7,990 in 2004 to 5,939, according to the Defense Department. There hasn't been much change in the number of deaths, however.

Only half who voted for Tom DeLay in '04 would do it again

Despite scandal, ethics committees won't commit
"There have always been questions about whether Congress can police itself," said Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis who specializes in ethics. "The situation in the House removes all doubt. The House is not policing itself."

Oversight of lobbyists found lax
Even the most complete reports by lobbyists don't reveal with whom they met or what they did for members of Congress, and the reporting requirement is so vague that lobbyists merely have to provide a guess about the cost of their efforts, rounded to the nearest $20,000

Bush tosses out a heck of a lot of hecks

It's raining in Seattle ... no, really, this is news

Arizona could have its driest winter in centuries

China map lays claim to Americas
A map due to be unveiled in Beijing and London this week may lend weight to a theory a Chinese admiral discovered America before Christopher Columbus

Thanks Elizabeth G-G
Raccoon Dinner brings out Arkansas politicians
"If anybody wants to be in the political scene in Arkansas, it's a must to attend the Coon Supper"

Celebrating a national championship, at last
More than 50,000 attend Longhorn celebration
Longhorns celebrate championship

David Pino, left, and Richmond McGee flash the 'Hook 'em Horns' sign to the crowd during Sunday night's celebration for the Longhorns and their national championship victory.

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Cheerleading, tumbling lessons and camps since age 3: $30,000
Annual cost of attending USC: $25,000
Annual cost for staying just the right shade of blonde: $10,000
Cheering when the other team scores: Priceless
Check out the faces of the other cheerleaders!
Thanks Richard H.

Blonde USC cheerleader



Study: Ants are first non-humans believed to teach
The ants appeared to follow pedagogical techniques that good human teachers have used for centuries. The lesson was highly interactive and proceeded at a pace set by the followers. If the gap between leader and follower increased too much, the leader slowed down. If it was too close, the leader accelerated.

U.S. Army sniper nails record shot
"It was a one-in-a-million shot. I could probably shoot a whole box of ammunition and never hit him again."

Number of male newscasters on TV at all-time low


Cartoon: Overweight

Female kidney turns lumberjack on to housework