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Jill Carroll
Christian Science Monitor
KIDNAPPED
Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
UPDATES
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 War Dead 1 2 (2 has personal message boards)
Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

DOD military casualty Info

Organizations that help you provide troop support HERE (donate Frequent Flyer miles, etc.)




Charter Inducted Member
Texas Radio Hall of Fame

 

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

COIT
carpet / drapery cleaning
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Kinetico
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O'Brien's Tax Service
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Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
210 645-6811

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and flat-rate phone
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On-site IT services
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830 816-1879

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Mfr & Modular Homes
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830 608-0208

Budget Movers
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491-9458

Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:
Eurasian Auto Repair
11234 Gordon Rd
490-6552

 

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Thur Feb 23 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

 


added 220pm
I just became the first person to sign the new, online ELENA GUAJARDO RECALL PETITION addressed to the San Antonio City Council.
Please join me in signing. You don't have to let others see your email address if you prefer.


added 350pm
I know you're hearing all those Macias ads on KTSA alleging that incumbent Dist. 73 representative Casteel voted against school vouchers, but in fairness, check what her hometown newspaper said about that issue when it endorsed her:

Re-elect Casteel to represent us
The editorial explains a few things about the crusade being financed from the very-deep pockets of Jim Leininger. It also states that "The Macias campaign has misstated several of Casteel’s positions" and explains five such charges.


Associated Press
Bush's stance on ports deal fuels anger
President Bush's marquee issue, the war on terror, is being turned against him by Democrats and rebelling members of his own party in an election-year dustup over a deal that allows an Arab company to manage major U.S. ports.
People in both parties are suggesting it's another case of Bush seeming to be tone deaf to controversy - on top of government eavesdropping, Katrina recovery and Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident.

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Port Ops --- RESULT
posted 9a-1030p Wed Feb 22 2006
What should be done about the plan to turn over major US ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates?
Let it take effect
48-
11%
Hold it for further study
76-
17%
Kill it dead quick
329-
73%
Total votes 453-
 


Houston Chronicle
Rift widens on whether port deal is a threat
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, typified the criticism of the White House's decision to put port operations in the hands of [the United Arab Emirates]. He said the deal was outrageous. "When it's a matter of national security, the president will be overturned," DeLay said. "We will overturn it within the next few weeks."

Los Angeles Times
Shipping industry baffled by port uproar
Experts say port security is handled by the government, and foreign companies already control a large share of the cargo-handling business

Seth Borenstein - Knight-Ridder Newspapers
Outcry over port deal obscures real security issues, experts say

The federal government also is more than 18 months behind on a background check and identification card program for 6 million port and other transportation workers, such as airport personnel and truck drivers


 

Gary Martin - Express-News
Ciro and Henry's race must be close: it's getting bare-knuckled

With early voting under way, negative television advertising is turning the Democratic Primary race in the 28th congressional district into a mudslinging contest. The ads begin today in San Antonio.

American Airlines to charge $2 per bag for SAT curbside check-in

NUMBER of DAYS SINCE the E-MAIL INCIDENT THAT
23
COUNCILWOMAN ELENA GUAJARDO HAS NOT RESIGNED

Dickerson's emails to her HERE
My Feb. 3 home page with poll HERE

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Sign the online
ELENA GUAJARDO RECALL PETITION

WOAI.COM
Guajardo breaks her silence
"District Seven Councilwoman Elena Guajardo says she's only doing it once, and she’s spoke [sic] exclusively to News 4 WOAI about the turmoil that ultimately led to the suicide of a Zachry employee."
Guajardo either doesn't know the state law regarding email name disclosure, or is choosing to play dumb.


REAL civil war about to overwhelm Iraq?

A wave of sectarian strife and recrimination swept Iraq Thursday after Wednesday's bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the city of Samarra. The interior ministry said that more than 100 people have been killed in the violence.

 

 

Houston may have gas shortages, price spikes
beginning this spring, as refiners phase out use of common gasoline additive MTBE in favor of ethanol.

Southwest to raise air fares
Higher fuel costs drive move, which others may follow

Storm drops dark brown snow in Colorado

Probation office thieves took all the urine samples

Student under fire for yelling 'Remember Chappaquiddick!'
Self-described liberal hollers phrase as Kennedy begins on-campus speech at a community college in Massachusetts

Early voting NOW (last day is Fri Mar 3)
BEXAR County polls | NEARBY counties
Your Bexar Mar 7 voting location HERE

Lonely hog bonds with antelope at zoo

River Gate Center tower, Tampa
Tampa's River Gate Tower building gets little respect: people call it "the Beer Can"

Hewlett-Packard decides store photo printing is its turf
Hewlett-Packard's imaging and printing group .. leading the charge into stores where Kodak is king.

PETITION DRIVE
San Antonio Riverwalk
PROTECT THE RIVERWALK

Small, feathery signs of hope after Katrina
Attracting birds be the last thing you'd think of after a hurricane. But you don't know Aunt Eunice

POPULAR SCIENCE
Aeroscraft cruise aircraft
The flying luxury hotel of tomorrow

Aeroscraft cruise ship will ferry passengers across the continental U.S. in about 18 hours.