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Jill Carroll
Christian Science Monitor
KIDNAPPED
Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
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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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Texas Radio Hall of Fame

 

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

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Fri Feb 3 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus



The Great Clam-Up
Neither Zachry nor Councilwoman Guajardo will appear on my radio program today. Both give a variation of the "reason" that they do not want to cause further emotional stress to the family of the late George "Trip" Dickerson. Trip's email HERE (pdf)

Zachry employee fired over e-mail commits suicide
fired for sending an e-mail to a city councilwoman who deemed the message "very racial and very discriminatory."
Ten-Foot Poll on "Borderline Racist" --- RESULT
posted Fri Feb 3-5 2006
Do you consider the phrase "undesirable, low-class elements from bad parts of the city" to be "very racial and very discriminatory"? (STORY ABOVE)
Yes
56-
9%
No
573-
91%
Total votes 629-
 

Mexican "soldiers" caught crossing border
"..the [Hudspeth County] Deputy spotted soldiers who were well hidden and out of camera range crossing into the United States - attempting to flank the Deputy and the news crew."

Reformers taking aim at shadowy earmarks
As Congress considers ethics reforms amid a lobbying scandal, critics of the system argue that the rapid growth of earmarks has made it harder to reduce the federal budget deficit while providing a bonanza for lobbyists

Ten-Foot Poll on T-shirts---RESULT
posted Feb 2-3 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.
220-
73%
Yes, if I had some political statement I wanted to make.
81-
27%
Total votes 301-
 


NYPD surveillanceNYPD cops suing over NYPD cops' demonstration tactics
the officers, through their union, are suing the city, charging that the police procedures at their demonstrations — many of them routinely used at war protests, antipoverty marches and mass bike rides — were so heavy-handed and intimidating that their First Amendment rights were violated.

Dixie scooter

The Salt Lake Tribune
Toll road plan in high gear
Companies are scouring the country for the chance to build a highway and purchase the right to charge motorists for driving on it.

HEY, VOTER...

REGARDING 281 TOLL SCHEME

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 took that $40M and tossed it into the Toll Road kitty.

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

BBC News
Iran 'has negative role in world'
Iranian President Ahmadinejad's nation fared worst in the survey
Iran is the country most widely viewed as having a negative influence in the world, with the US in second place, a new poll for the BBC suggests

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King of Nepal

UN delegate from Interplanetary Federation?
Wireless electric chair demonstration?
Bluetooth brainwave transmitter?
King of Nepal?