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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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Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

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Charter Inducted Member
Texas Radio Hall of Fame


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

Arredondo Group
Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
210 645-6811

Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
15909 San Pedro map

Broadband Internet
and flat-rate phone

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



Tue Feb 21 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

Early voting begins TODAY (Tue Feb 21)
Early voting sites and dates for BEXAR County
Early voting sites for NEARBY counties
Find your Bexar County polling place for March 7 primary HERE

Port of Miami
Bush faces increased pressure to block port deal

...would give a company based in the United Arab Emirates management of six major U.S. ports [Baltimore, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia]. Opponents of the deal argue against putting the ports in the hands of a nation with links to financing the 9/11 terror attacks.

Miami Herald
Jimma Cottuh backs Bush's stand on seaport-operations deal

London Telegraph
Hillary bids to stop port takeovers

add noon

Frist denounces U.S. ports plan
Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday joined critics of a Bush administration plan to turn over control of six major U.S. ports to a United Arab Emirates company.

PROTECT THE RIVERWALK "citizens' alert"
"The unique character of the San Antonio River Walk is under great threat. Today’s River Walk economics make an uneven playing field between smaller locally-owned businesses and national chains. If this trend is allowed to continue, it will result in the eventual destruction of the River Walk’s ambiance..."
San Antonio Riverwalk


Allen Ellebract is trying to get City Council to investigate councilwoman Guajardo and seeks email support at

email Guajardo
You are not really being fair here. Councilwoman Guarjardo is in the inner sanctum of city politics now and is stuck between a rock and hard place.
Her email to Zachry was not so much reporting a misunderstood email to an outside party, but rather just a daily report to one of her bosses ... She is not blameless of course, but the real villain is the entity that fires a 26 year employee for a single violation of using the company computer for personal business.
I suggest they fire everybody who ever did that at Zachry and see how many people they have left.
Gary B.

email Riverwalk / Guajardo
It’s great that you’re carrying the River Walk petition on your site. Kudos. Scrolling further down however, I’m disappointed to see the bit about Elena Guajardo. I do not think she should resign. From what I understand, Zachry reviewed the incident and decided it violated an internal policy. They fired George Dickerson. Not Elena. She asked that he not be fired over the incident.
At any rate, I’ve never been to your web site before today, but am familiar with your KTSA radio show for the most part. Although I don’t always agree with your opinions, it’s always refreshing to find folks who don’t simply toe the party line.
Erin Z.

Thanks for emailing, Erin. The critical issue in the Guajardo / Zachry case is the councilwoman's tattling to Zachry about "Tripp" Dickerson having sent his email from the company's network. What a miserably small thing to do. -Brad

US reclassifies many documents in secret review
At the National Archives, intelligence agencies have been removing from public access thousands of historical documents

Bush, Fox join forces to cut violence on border
President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox agreed yesterday to try to reduce violence on the U.S.-Mexico border and pledged to have their countries' domestic security departments work together on the issue

Samarra, Iraq  


Order, peace elusive in Iraqi city of Samarra
"It's apocalyptic out there. Life has definitely gotten worse for" Iraqis, said Maj. Curtis Strange, 36, of Mobile, Ala., who works with Iraqi troops in Samarra. "You see Samarra and you almost want to build a new city and move all these people there."

Memory takes a cue from acting
It seems to be the question that actors hear most frequently: "How did you learn all those lines?"

Sign near school misspelled Grammar

meat cuts
Which cut is fresher? (It's a trick question)

Florida man kills roommate over toilet paper

Dell seeks damages from man named Dell

Dog's old sofa saved by petition

Mom jailed after dropping off girl at school on no-school day
A 27-year-old League City woman who police said confused the weekend with a weekday and dropped her 6-year-old off at school was arrested

Monty Python's Personal Best on KLRN
When to Watch Monty Python's Personal Best