Tue Feb 7 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Gunmen attack Nuevo Laredo newspaper El Mañana
At least four unidentified assailants fired a hail of bullets from assault rifles and tossed a grenade into a building housing a newspaper in the violence-wracked border city of Nuevo Laredo on Monday, wounding one reporter seriously
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Are Internet toll roads ahead?
Should everyone's information travel over the Internet's digital highways at the same speed? Or should the firms that own those roadways be able to collect tolls from those willing to pay more to avoid traffic jams? Those questions will be at the core of testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee today
Today's hearing will spotlight a debate that began to boil in November, when AT&T Chairman Edward Whitacre noted in a Business Week interview that video and phone applications use more of the company's Internet plumbing and that for "anybody to expect to use these pipes (for) free is nuts!"
Houston moving along with red-light camera plans
Mayor Bill White said his motive is the safety of Houstonians, not the city's coffers. "What I think about is just the lives," White said. "I don't think of it in terms of revenue." He expects revenue to decline over time as the public becomes more aware of the cameras.
B u d g e t...
Budget predictions depend on
- tax overhaul
- end to Iraq war
- no new money for Gulf Coast
Gary Martin, Express-News Washington Bureau
Bush beefs up border in budget plan
Texas would see an increase in federal funding to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border
Steve Komarow, USA TODAY
Proposed boost for Pentagon among biggest in Bush budget
President Bush proposed a 6.9% boost in the Pentagon's budget authority, to $439 billion. The total does not include the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Bush spending plan sparks protests
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., called Bush's proposed cuts in education and health "scandalous" while Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said she was "disappointed and even surprised" at the extent of the administration's proposed cuts in Medicaid and Medicare.
Bush seeks to slash public broadcast funds
McCain posts flamethrower letter to Obama
"I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform were sincere," McCain writes.
Rove counting votes in the Senate wiretap probe
Re. Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping: "Congressional sources said Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against the president."
'Survival' looters get leniency from New Orleans DA
Town's people disapprove of town becoming the bottom of a new lake
B.B. King offers guitar as reward for dog
A wake for an Indian warrior
Florida deputy fired for using police cam to tape bikini girls
Motion-detector phone calls you, lets you listen