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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 outside the Green Zone to do actual reporting.
Her Letter From Baghdad 2005


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carpet cleaning
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water softeners

O'Brien's Tax Service

Arredondo Group
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Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
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BJ Associates
Laptop Specialists
10823 Gulfdale map

Kendall County Air
Heating / Air Conditioning
830 816-1879

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

Budget Movers
Local / Texas / National
San Antonio

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



Thur Feb 2 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

Police apologize over T-shirts, drop Sheehan charge

Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and apologized for ejecting her and a congressman's wife from President Bush's State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages

Ten-Foot Poll on T-shirts --- VOTE NOW
posted 1045a Thur Feb 2 2006
Would YOU wear a t-shirt to a State of the Union speech?

No. That's shamefully tacky and I was raised better than that.
Yes, if I had some political statement I wanted to make.



Bexar County Commissioners Lyle Larson and Tommy Adkisson complain that our local Texas Senators and Representatives have applied NO pressure to the Texas Dep't of Transportation to abandon the toll road scheme in favor of simply adding a lane each way and putting overpasses at the four traffic-jamming intersections north of Loop 1604 on Highway 281.

If you contact your state rep about this, maybe they will start to pay attentiion to what the voting public wants done on 281— and overwhelmingly, it ain't a big toll road.

Please contact your state rep and tell him or her to order TxDOT to can the toll road scheme, and return to the originally-approved plan for overpasses and one extra lane each direction.

Cmsr Larson says that plan was approved - and FUNDED! - in 2001, but in 2004 TxDOT shifted that $40M elsewhere and tossed the money into the Toll Road kitty.

Who represents me? Find out HERE
(This link is always at the bottom of this column)


email oil
I know I'm not surprised.....but I am a little astonished at the speed with which they retract the lie. I mean, he said we would reduce our dependence on Middle East oil.. but he didn't mean it "LITERALLY." If things weren't so screwed up, it would be funny.

Forget Bush's vow to reduce Mideast oil imports
".. pledged to "move beyond a petroleum-based economy and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past." Not exactly, though, it turns out."


Specialists doubt legality of domestic wiretaps
Legal specialists yesterday questioned the accuracy of President Bush's sweeping contentions about the legality of his domestic spying program.
Bush's contention that past presidents did the same thing as he has done ''is either intentionally misleading or downright false," said David Cole, a Georgetown University law professor. Only Bush has made the assertion that his wartime powers should supersede an act of Congress, Cole said.

Lobbying changes divide GOP
House Republicans resist proposed reforms, say leaders are overreacting to corruption scandal

No move to close tribal donations loophole
Thanks to a regulatory decision six years ago, tribes are allowed to donate much larger sums to lawmakers than almost any other type of organization.

Valero and others to meet with Cubans about oil reserves off Cuba
Bush expected to discover that Castro may have WMDs

2005 was banner year for Alamo City growth
Last year, 15 companies and the National Security Agency announced plans to expand operations and generate a total of 6,885 jobs

email see Saturn
We have another one of our big astronomy events this Saturday evening at SAC. It's called Saturn Night Live and can we ask if you place a link to our flyer onto your website?
We'd greatly appreciate it!
Bryan Tobias
San Antonio Astronomical Association


In The Stall With Those Cheerleaders

"..we've finally obtained a complete copy of the police report detailing witness accounts of what allegedly happened between those two Carolina Panther cheerleaders in the bathroom of a Tampa nightclub last November."


Camry: America's Sweetheart goes hybrid

The Camry Hybrid is a Trojan sedan sneaking green technology into America's bestselling car. It's the same friendly old Camry — but it's getting 40 mpg.

GM hybrid SUVs to be built in Texas

It's probably that Rosemary Wood again
Many e-mails from Cheney's office at time of Plame leak were deleted

London Daily Mail
Low interest cards 'more expensive'
Warning: this story speaks pounds, not dollars— but on the bright side, percentages are the same in American as in English...

Western Union announces end of telegram services

No more little yellow envelopes with good news and bad news STOP No more singing telegrams STOP No more night letters STOP No more telegrams of any kind STOP

Women, aged 69 and 90, drive wannabe purse-snatcher away

Cheerleader claims she had her pompoms taken away because of her job at Hooters

odd fish

Sex Ed teacher wanted to sign girls' bottoms

Kirsten Dunst
Confused man propositions Kirsten Dunst thinking she's a stripper

Stranded CalTech students had "distinctive headgear-- hats with antennas and horns, that kind of stuff."



President Admits Petroleum Addiction, Enters Rehab

One day after claiming that "America is addicted to oil" in his State of the Union address, President Bush stunned the nation by confessing that he was personally battling a petroleum addiction and was entering rehab immediately.

In a nationally televised address from the Oval Office last night, a visibly agitated President Bush began his speech with the following simple statement: "My name is George W. Bush, and I am an oilaholic."

The president, seeming to choke back tears, said that he had thought he was keeping his petroleum habit "under control," but added, "When you start invading other countries to get more oil, you know you've hit bottom."

Mr. Bush's decision to enter rehab for his petroleum addiction drew applause from many quarters, including from James Frey, author of the bestselling memoir "A Million Little Pieces."

"He has a rough road ahead of him in rehab," Mr. Frey said. "I hope that none of the things happen to him that I pretended happened to me."

In Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that he hoped the United States would wean itself from its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and would gradually become dependent on Middle Eastern nuclear energy instead.

"Iran stands ready and willing to supply the United States with all of the nuclear energy it wants," President Ahmadinehad said. "We have so much of this stuff we don't know what to do with it all."

Elsewhere, in a positive development, the nation of Afghanistan announced that its entire opium harvest had been wiped out by British rock star Pete Doherty.