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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sept 29 2010
 


29 September 2010 at 3:46:54 PM
salon

Weather continues to be beautiful and everything is still in bloom all around here. Truly lovely.

US Government about to come out with new driling rules

What's the latest on Net Neutrality?

I was reading about banned books yesterday. Didn't realize it's Banned Books Week!

Fort Hood has seen a rash of suicides.

Watchdog role shifting to citizens

Traditional media, such as newspapers, magazines and television, have historically served as public watchdogs, monitoring government activities to curb abuse, and going to court when government balked at supplying the documents it was supposed to. Petersen sees that mantle shifting somewhat as the media cut back coverage in answer to shrinking profits.

Pursuing government records transgressions may fall more to citizen activist groups and so-called gadflies. That may not be such a big shift. Many a newspaper expose has started with a tip or a document from an individual. At least in Florida, every citizen has the same right of access as the media.

Interesting privacy case regarding public information in the hands of a government agency about a private corporation (AT&T)

AT&T wants the FCC to keep secret all the information it gathered from the company during an investigation into its participation in the federal E-Rate program, which helps schools and libraries get Internet access.

The FCC had released some of the information under an open records request, but withheld some, citing FOIA exemptions that cover trade secrets and humans' right to privacy.

Chet Edwards on woman's issues-from Left of College Station

Here comes Chevy Volt (electric)

 

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salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )








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