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Jill Carroll
Christian Science Monitor
Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006

January 17 --- Jill Carroll's captors issued a statement asking that the United States free all Iraqi women prisoners within 72 hours – and are threatening to kill Carroll if this demand is not met.

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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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

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

Cavco Home Center
Mfr & Modular Homes
New Braunfels
830 608-0208

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



Wed Jan 18 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

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Some female Iraq detainees to be freed early

Hostage takers demanded on Tuesday that women be freed
Iraq's ministry of justice has told the BBC that six of the eight women being held by coalition forces in Iraq are to be released early.

New York Daily News

Cover-up alleged in IRS's Henry Cisneros probe

A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against ex-cabinet member Henry Cisneros

Vote for Roy Orbison
Sign the petition for a stamp honoring Roy Orbison HERE
Go to the Roy Orbison website his widow maintains HERE
Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Roy's Stamp --- VOTE NOW
posted 9am Wed Jan 18 2006
Would you support a US postage stamp commemorating the late Roy Orbison?


You don't even have to be REAL to have a stamp... Disney stamps 


White House silent on Abramoff meetings
Abramoff had "a few staff-level meetings" at the Bush White House, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Tuesday. But he would not say with whom Abramoff met, which interests he was representing or how he got access to the White House

Earl Abel's finally admits the legendary restaurant will close
The diner's cheery neon marquee that usually encourages the purchase of pies or fried chicken for picnic lunches now announces that March 15 will be its final day.

NSA said to double new hires to 3,000 in San Antonio
The NSA, the nation's largest intelligence agency, last April confirmed plans to establish a campus on the Far West Side with an estimated 1,500 new employees. It now appears the agency has expanded the scope of its operations

Democrats left in dust on Texas campaign money trail
Two take out loans and two say their campaign tills are empty as of January

Invisibilia photo technique
The Photoshop technique used to create "Invisibilia" photos HERE

After I ran the above link, I tried it on one of my own photos. However, decided to not use 100% opacity on the white, used maybe 60% instead, to allow some of the texture to seep through the white overlay. The footbridge is up in the Sierra mountains not far from Yosemite National Park
Brad on footbridge in Sierras


A person who marries — and stays married — accumulates nearly twice as much personal wealth as a person who is single or divorced

Owl lady
Sets Guinness record for the most owl stuff