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carpet / drapery cleaning
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water softeners and
biopure water filters

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 and
On-site IT services
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



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


Ports company delays takeover

Dubai Ports World has agreed to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill. "We need to understand the concerns of the people in the U.S. who are worried about this transaction..."

Dallas Morning News
Subsidiary's extensive Texas operations fuel concerns

The British shipping company being sold to an Arab firm has operations at Texas ports from Beaumont to Houston to Corpus Christi, where it removes containers from cargo vessels, runs port terminals and even loads U.S. military ships headed for Iraq.

Austin American-Statesman
John Kelso: What's up, docks? Bush couldn't say

I'm having a hard time swallowing this business about President Bush saying he didn't know about the plan to let a company owned by the United Arab Emirates run six American ports until the deal already had been approved by his administration. What this tells me is that when W. wakes up in the morning, Karl Rove picks out his socks.

The New York Times
EDITORIAL: Reaping what you sow
Members of Congress asked for consultation and reassurance that the deal would not compromise already iffy security at one of the most vulnerable parts of the nation's homeland defense system. What they got was a veto threat and a presidential suggestion that they were all anti-Arab.
If the administration is in trouble with Congress, it's long overdue.

Washington Post
David Ignatius: Taste of the Future
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." The acidulous wisdom of Mark Twain speaks to us across the ages, and never more than this week during the great congressional mobilization to save America's ports from the dreaded hand of Dubai.

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.

On the other hand...
James Leininger: School choice is good medicine

I have never made a secret about what motivates me politically: the need to improve the lives of poor children in Texas.

On yet another hand...
Rick Casey: Hit man put in bipartisan Austin post

How bad is it in Austin? This bad: The men who pass for "leadership" have appointed an ideological hit man to head up one of the most important nonpartisan institutions of state government.
(With mentions of Wentworth and Leininger)

Backers of Guajardo pack council meeting
Handful of detractors are calling for her to step down.

Dickerson's emails HERE
Feb. 3 10-Ft Poll HERE

Yesterday afternoon I became the first to sign the new, online ELENA GUAJARDO RECALL PETITION addressed to the San Antonio City Council.
Please join me in signing. You can keep your email address private. This is not an official petition: it is simply a show of community opinion.

email scam

I am a victim of the latest scam that is happening in shopping mall parking lots of Texas.
Two good looking young women come to your car as you are parking. One starts wiping your windshield with a rag and the other comes to your window and bends over so far [that she] just about falls out of her blouse.
While you're distracted, the other one lets herself in the back seat, then both beg you for a ride home. Be very wary, because as soon as you start driving, one of them will [rub up against] you.
This is when the other one will steal your wallet.
I was robbed last Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I couldn't find them on Saturday.

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

Boston Globe
Abramoff ties to Russians probed

Abramoff's work on behalf of Indian tribes has been widely scrutinized, but his work for Russian interests has received far less public notice...

KB Home to outline owner rights
Texas residents who purchased a KB Home within the past 10 years will get notice this summer that they don't have to use binding arbitration should they ever have a warranty dispute, according to an agreement reached in a Laredo district court.

San Antonio Riverwalk

Florida bill would give dogs a place at table

New kind of space blast seen not far from Earth