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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 Mar 3 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

Senator Jeff Wentworth on my program 11:08 today
Rep. Carter Casteel and challenger Nathan Macias 11:35a today

If you plan to sign a petition to get an independent candidate on the General Election ballot, your signature will be disqualified if you vote in either primary. (Kinky Friedman has been making the point with his campaign phrase "Save yourself for Kinky" and offers a FAQ page explaining the astonishingly stupid process we have in Texas)

Canada invades USA

Guantanamo towerUS says torture ban doesn't apply at Gitmo!
Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison

GOP lawmaker vows to kill ports deal
Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee will push legislation that would not only kill a Dubai-owned company's bid to operate in U.S. ports, but would kick out any foreign-owned company that owns U.S. terminals or other key infrastructure.
The move is in direct opposition to the position of President Bush

Ports deal faces wide opposition

Bush's ratings sink to all-time low, weighed down by the Dubai firm uproar and discontent over Iraq

San Antonio, parts of So. Texas in worst-level drought
An "exceptional drought" is declared after widespread crop and pasture losses, extreme fire risk and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells, creating water emergencies.

Bexar to use "AT&T Center template" to lure MLB
County Judge Nelson Wolff will present a stadium financing plan to the Florida Marlins, a step that may lead to more intense relocation negotiations between the county and the Major League Baseball franchise.

Leininger PAC fielding ethics complaint
A group that opposes school vouchers asked the Texas Ethics Commission on Thursday to investigate whether two political action committees financed by voucher proponent James Leininger violated campaign finance laws.
The assistant treasurer for one of the PACs, All Children Matter, responded that he might have failed to report a Leininger donation through an oversight but that he is not trying to hide anything.

How Texas politicians really spend their campaign money

"Well, I had a sort of Jimmy Stewart notion that it was going to be spent on their campaigns, but as it turns out, most of it goes to support their lifestyle, nice apartment in Austin, nice car, go on trips entertainment on the Super Bowl," Fred Lewis with Campaigns for People said.

Galveston's new Schlitterbahn
Third Schlitterbahn set to make a splash in Galveston

$34M Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark to include a 70,000-square-foot retractable building designed to allow this area to operate year-round.

The Onion
Hurricanes to get full names this season
"In fact, tropical storms Alberto Fergus, Beverly Stenwick-Brown, and Chris Stubbs Jr. have already received names under the new system."

Few are likely to care to whom the Oscars go
Forget about the Oscar bump -- this year's batch of Academy Award nominees will be lucky to escape the weekend without dragging down the Oscar telecast ratings to record lows

A magic way to make billions
The wording is so bland and buried so deep within a 324-page budget document that almost no one would notice that a multibillion-dollar scam is going on.

Yeah, you're shocked SHOCKED aren't you...
Senate rejects proposed Ethics office
Failure of bipartisan bid to create an independent body signals a reluctance in Congress to beef up enforcement of its rules on lobbying.

West Wing's final episodes luring back its old stars
West Wing, starring Martin Sheen as President Jeb Bartlet, has five episodes remaining before going off the air for good after seven seasons. The program airs Sundays (7 p.m. CST).

Carol Burnett mugshot
Carol Burnett to appear on 'Desperate Housewives'

"Just make her a little bitchier," Burnett said she advised series creator Marc Cherry after reading a description of her icy, distant character.

Lyle Lovett to be honored at Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards


My grandson Sean and my dog Pumpkin in Colorado
Brad's grandson and dog PumpkinAustin OKs dogs as patio dining companions
City Council supports plan to let restaurants allow pooches outside.

Speaking of Austin, their Texas Independence Parade is tomorrow, start time 11 a.m., running along Congress between the Capitol and Cesar Chavez.

Japanese pull alternative fuel idea from a cow's butt
Scientists in energy-poor Japan said Friday they have found a new source of gasoline — cattle dung

Deranged man won't quit calling 911 about orange flags

Story of Great Molasses Flood of 1919 lives on