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NRC Event Notification for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant on AUgust 26, 2008 (salon) Power ReactorEvent Number: 44439Facility: COMANCHE PEAKRegion: 4 State: TXUnit: [1] [ ] [ ]RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LPNRC Notified By: GARY MERKAHQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCHNotificat.....- 8/31/2008 8:52:50 AM
4151 Military Deaths in Iraq (salon) - 8/31/2008 8:21:59 AM
TxDOT Robs More Money From Taxpayers (pstern) Here we go again!  We're being told that TxDOT is taking out another "loan" of $1.5 Million that will be repaid sometime in the future from gasoline tax revenues.Ha-ha-ha-ha-HA!Wha.....- 8/30/2008 5:56:31 PM
Is Bayer AG's Insecticide Neonicotinoids Behind the Colony Collapse of Bees? (salon) And now, from the company that brought the world heroin, the extinction of the human race.Bayer AG, the German company that first marketed heroin, has been accused of being responsible for the mass ho.....- 8/30/2008 4:54:23 PM
How does 89 cents per gallon sound? (pstern) Natural Gas:  the wave of the immediate future?  Some states are tired of the gasoline hype and cost.They are pushing for cars that use natural gas.  There is some merit to it; how.....- 8/30/2008 1:32:53 PM
On Texas Elective Bible Classes-Schools Don't Have to Offer Them, AG Says (salon) IF less than 15 students sign up. And it seems that, at least in Tarrant county, there's not that much interest.But even if there's no class, the Texas lege said that the Bible as literature must be t.....- 8/30/2008 1:12:37 PM
Jesus Faces-Not Just On Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Anymore (salon) Heh. Some credulous folks near Tyler, Texas see a moth and SEE JESUS IN THE PATTERN. This amuses."I immediately thought it looked like Jesus and that was what was so cool cause you've seen His fa.....- 8/30/2008 12:52:46 PM
What Happens When an Old Man Takes Viagra... and becomes a SEX MONSTER! (salon) In a landmark court ruling, Svetozar Varmedja, 80, was found to have subjected his 53-year-old wife to more than 18 months of physical and sexual abuse. It included 60 threats to kill her if she did n.....- 8/30/2008 12:41:58 PM
Mitsubishi Haavy to Boost Nuclear Reactor Production (Comanche Peak) (salon) Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd will boost its production of core nuclear power equipment by investing 15 billion yen ($138 million ) in its key plant, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The na.....- 8/30/2008 12:26:14 PM
Offering Counter Recruiting at the High School in North Carolina -Legal Battle Ahead? (salon) The military have access to your children at the high school. Most high schools also allow counter recruiters that come in to setup a table and talk about non-military options to do so. (GRISD has don.....- 8/30/2008 11:52:27 AM
Obama Acceptance Speech Got RECORD Plus New Ad on McCain (salon) - 8/30/2008 10:37:05 AM
Is there ANY Good Time for a Book BY BUSH????? Bwaahahahahah (salon) I enjoyed this discussion about whether the most unpopular president ought to come out with a book RIGHT AWAY after he leaves office (FINALLY) or wait for a few years to gin up some interest as people.....- 8/30/2008 10:22:24 AM
Gov. Sarah Palin: the woman you'd most likely have a beer with? (pstern) Is that her claim to fame? The GOP gave up the "inexperience card" against Obama when McCain made one phone call to confirm with Palin her agreement to become the second woman in Americ.....- 8/30/2008 9:22:55 AM
WHO WATCHES Sarah Palin's CHILDREN, including the Down Syndrome Child? (salon) I believe, and always have, that if a parent has the chance to be around their kids raising them, that\'s what they should do. I have never understood the attitude that having someone else be t.....- 8/30/2008 9:59:47 AM
McCain To Staff-Get Me a Young Female for VP-Who Cares If I Know Her? (salon) No, No, Not Kay Bailey Hutchison-then we'll REALLY look like the Old Ticket. Can't You Find Me Somebody that the Disaffected Older Women that Are Mad that Hillary Clinton Isn't the Candidate Would Vot.....- 8/30/2008 9:06:27 AM
Uh? Was THIS Meant to Compliment Palin? Women Aren't Insulted Reading This? (salon) I actually laughed when I read this comment from Charlie Black, because it's just stunning that McCain and his buds think that this would appeal to women. Well, maybe repressed Republican women.Mr. Mc.....- 8/30/2008 1:51:12 AM
McCain-Palin America (salon) - 8/29/2008 7:42:18 PM
PEC Still Doubling Electric Costs (pstern) Cost of  gasoline is going down, so why isn't electricity? Answer:  Because Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is greedy for profits. For the 3rd straight month my electric bill.....- 8/29/2008 6:04:09 PM
Well, I Am Surprised Anti-Female John McCain Picked a Crony-Lovin' Woman to be VP (salon) She sort of reminds me of Ashley Banfield. And somebody went there with a website already. Here's what makes me laugh. Doesn't picking her undercut all of McCain's *experience* baloney he has tri.....- 8/29/2008 2:08:09 PM
On Sid Miller (TX House District 59) and School Vouchers (salon) I had written recently about Sid Miller and school voucher. I did not and do not like the fact that his comments about school vouchers as given a couple of years ago seemed quite disingenuous. He w.....- 8/29/2008 1:27:35 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Named In Amended Indictment Against Texas Association of Business (TAB) (salon) Remember how Sid Miller had his campaign in 2002 funded by TAB? And it is ILLEGAL for corporations to spend money on campaign advertising? (An excellent reminder of Miller's involvement with Tom Delay.....- 8/29/2008 1:21:33 PM
Students for McCain (salon) - 8/29/2008 10:25:58 AM
Jessica Simpson Wants You To Know How Her Farts Smell (salon) - 8/29/2008 9:56:41 AM
I've been Shaken From my Democratic Angst-Barack Obama is the MAN (salon) Not just a *pretty* speech. Barack Obama spoke to ME. The America he describes and the morality and values he talked about are MY values. I, too, love this country, I, too, am a patriot, I, too, want .....- 8/29/2008 9:32:15 AM
The Real Truth About Barack Obama (salon) Sent by Deedee via source Accidental WisdomSome things every American should know about Sen. Barack Obama. 1.   Did you know that Barack Obama is a devout Christian? He has been a member of .....- 8/29/2008 9:05:12 AM
FDIC is Expecting More Bank Failures (salon) Girding for more bank failures, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is adding five floors of space to its Dallas regional office, FDIC spokesman Andrew Gray said Thursday.The FDIC insures bank deposit.....- 8/28/2008 10:48:25 PM
*Old Possum*- A Somervell County Moonshine -And Elvan *Buck* Russell (salon) Saw this in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and it amused. Every year, Glen Rose has a Moonshiner's Festival, incidentally. The article is about a place in Fort Worth called Two Buck Discount Beverage.St.....- 8/28/2008 4:08:11 PM
Lamar University Students Did Geology Tour That Included Dinosaur Valley State Park (salon) Very interesting. From the Beaumont Texas EnterpriseThe field course takes geology and earth science majors to geologically significant sites in the central U.S. Travel is an essential part of the cou.....- 8/28/2008 3:59:58 PM
GRISD Stops Recording School Board Meetings On Advice of Attorney (salon) As readers of Somervell County Salon know, we like to listen (or watch) open meetings and also, whenever possible, post the audio and/or video for others to hear, too. Why? Because I know I'm not the .....- 8/28/2008 3:40:29 PM
Audio- Somervell County Commissioner's Court Regular Meeting July 2008 (salon) slightly edited to take out the parts where the commissioners were in executive session but the recorder stayed on.MP3 (best to right click and download to your computer). My quickie transcription, go.....- 8/28/2008 3:42:51 PM
Some UT Professors Don't Want a *Charlie Wilson Chair in Pakistan Studies* (salon) and rightly so. The movie was a whitewash.(There's a joke in the article that maybe the chair ought to be named after Tom Hanks.)....the scholars describe him as a poor role model for students because.....- 8/28/2008 11:33:31 AM
What's the Difference Between a Song About Obama and a Song About McCain? (salon) - 8/28/2008 11:18:41 AM
That Infamous Hug That Makes All All Think of Hurricane Katrina (salon) - 8/28/2008 11:05:50 AM
Want to Tell the Govt What You Think About Rising Credit Card Debt? And the Credit Card Companies? (salon) Before you read any farther, let's remember that we are in this mess, with gouging credit card companies, because of the actions of the GOP as a whole including some Democrats who voted on the side of.....- 8/28/2008 11:00:42 AM
Video sharing service is found not liable for content uploaded by users (pharper) Veoh Copyright Case DismissedBy JESSICA E. VASCELLAROAugust 28, 2008 12:49 a.m.A federal judge ruled Wednesday that video-sharing service Veoh Networks Inc. isn't liable for copyright infringement for.....- 8/28/2008 9:52:05 AM
Hays County Commissioners Still Considering Road Bonds (pstern) Another error in judgment  During the current predatory economic "recession" Hays County Commissioners must NOT agree to increase the burden of local homeowners via property t.....- 8/28/2008 3:17:29 AM
Cartoon-Made Me Laugh (salon) - 8/27/2008 10:56:29 PM
Joe Biden Won Me Over-He will be a GREAT Vice President (salon) I was in tears after hearing the story, from his son, about the character of Biden with regard to his kids. But then Biden's speech was icing on the cake. Despite being friends with John McCain, he ca.....- 8/27/2008 10:20:43 PM
Cute Video- Fossil Hunter of Glen Rose, Texas at the Stone Hut (salon) - 8/27/2008 4:18:38 PM
Some Fossil Rim Videos on Youtube (salon) - 8/27/2008 4:10:19 PM
Hmmm. Shakeup at American Consolidated Media (the company that owns Glen Rose Reporter) (salon) So, we know that in 2007 the Macquarie Group in AUSTRALIA bought out AMERICAN Consolidated Media. (anyone besides me see the irony of a foreign company owning a company with AMERICAN in the name?) One.....- 8/27/2008 3:51:31 PM
Ugh. Credit Card Company Citigroup Took Money from DEAD PEOPLE.. and the poor (salon) - 8/27/2008 2:57:50 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) To Speak tonight at the DNC in Prime Time (salon) - 8/27/2008 2:52:33 PM
Tx State Rep Lon Burnam Smacks Back Oil-and-Gas-Lovin' Elizabeth Ames (Texas Railroad Commission) (salon) As this article in the Fort Worth Weekly points out, one would think that Ms Ames woudl not only NOT take contributions from the Oil and Gas companies she is supposed to be neutral about, but would no.....- 8/27/2008 2:43:57 PM
Court Cases for August 2008 from Somervell County (salon) August 13, 2008 -18th District Court (Judge Dohoney)Larry Dale Cox on Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more- return SAFPT (Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility)Roseanne Rhone- Early Termination .....- 8/27/2008 1:53:48 PM
IRONY ALERT- John *Grumps* McCain is a Celebrity Hog (salon) I read the other day that John McCain has been on the Jay Leno show more times than just about anyone else. (I also saw his wrinkly mug in the Wedding Crashers movie). But I've been wondering lately w.....- 8/27/2008 11:23:37 AM
The Inner Recording Geek in Me Loves This Video (salon) - 8/27/2008 10:47:04 AM
Nuclear Plant Engineer at Davis Besse Convicted of Lying to Regulators about Corrision (salon) Previously. and now the jury is in.Jurors in Toledo, Ohio, have convicted a former nuclear plant engineer of misleading regulators about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor.  &n.....- 8/27/2008 10:44:37 AM
Judge Bates Sez No More Delay About Harriet Miers Testifying Before Congress (salon) In the past- remember that all of this came about because it was Miers that raised the idea of firing ALL of the US Attorneys.Of course, when Miers gets in there to testfiy, she'll probably just keep .....- 8/27/2008 10:21:19 AM
Kudos to the DNC for the Excellent Streaming Video (salon) As readers know, we recently Ditched Dish for a number of reasons, but we live so far out that we can't get either DFW or Waco stations. I haven't missed the television for any reason, because I do mo.....- 8/27/2008 9:31:29 AM
Texas Teachers-You Want Your Pension Funds To Go for Rick Perry's Toll Roads? (salon) The Three Thieves, Rick Perry, Lt Gov David Dewhurst, and Tom Craddick, are at it again. One prong of the plan would create a Transportation Finance Corporation to allow state investment funds —.....- 8/27/2008 9:16:15 AM
Would You Care if the Person Burglarizing Your Home was a POW? (salon) McCain's bringing up how he's qualified to be president because he was a POW is quite a joke. NOT that it's a joke to have BEEN a POW, but that he seems to think that is the All-Emcompassing-Answer to.....- 8/27/2008 9:09:23 AM
Audio- Somervell County Commissioner's Court Special Meeting July 2008 on the Budget (salon) - 8/26/2008 4:47:35 PM
Al-Malaki of Iraq Wants All Foreign Troops OUT by 2011 (salon) via Informed CommentPrime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq insisted again Monday that all foreign troops must be out of Iraq by 2011 and that US troops in Iraq must come under the authority of Iraqi co.....- 8/26/2008 2:50:13 PM
More on *Sexy Jules*- Yup, Mom Was Having Sex With Her Daughter's Boyfriend -Cleburne, Texas (salon) About that 43 year old mom, Julie von Tungeln arrested for having sex with a 16 year old boy... and possibly more. Cleburne paper has more details today.In his arrest warrant affidavit, Sean.....- 8/26/2008 2:00:06 PM
What the Engineers on a Train See-Or Idiots on the Track (salon) - 8/26/2008 1:45:11 PM
Noticed this sign at CR 2008 at Hwy 67 in Glen Rose- Prairies and Migration Wildlife Trail West (salon) Not sure when it went up but it can't have been too long ago. Looked up what it is.It's from Texas Parks and Wildlife, and is a sign on a driving route! Once you select a loop, information about each .....- 8/26/2008 1:27:21 PM
Few Photos from the Newly Remodeled County Clerk's Office in Somervell County (salon) I've been down to the county courthouse a few times recently over the past month and have been thrilled to see how nice the remodeling looks!  I like the new counter, which looks so professional,.....- 8/26/2008 1:18:50 PM
I LOVE Michelle Obama-Loved watching her speech last night (salon) I can really relate to her. She truly, I think, epitomizes the American dream-someone who came from a humble background that studied hard and got to college and then got a good job. What you always wa.....- 8/26/2008 10:41:48 AM
Video from Texas 2-Wheelin of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) - 8/26/2008 10:34:35 AM
Audio- City of Glen Rose (Texas) Town Council Meeting of August 2008 (salon) MP3-best to rightclick and download to your computer to listen to it.  (Note that parts of the original tape had moments of silence-I noted when that occurred) .Replat from James Burkhart. Approv.....- 8/25/2008 7:31:21 PM
Contrasting Ugly Republican Party of Texas Trash Ad Versus Cindy McCain's Half Sister (salon) Saw this ad via Andrew Sullivan and Texas Politics.and am reminded immediately that Cindy McCain, cheating heiress who has her own daddy-mobster ties, has a half-sister who was stiffed out of money by.....- 8/25/2008 2:42:57 PM
Bwahahah-Video from Obama on John McCain's Wonderful World (salon) - 8/25/2008 2:22:16 PM
Video Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Talks about Joe Biden Choice (salon) - 8/25/2008 2:20:28 PM
Military-Meeting Recruiting Goals by *Taking What They Can Get* (salon) also known, euphemistically, as *flex standards*.As the article points out, how is the army boosting numbers? By taking more people without even high school diplomas, by getting more older people (max.....- 8/25/2008 2:07:07 PM
Iraqi Boy Held by Marines in Anbar Province (salon) - 8/25/2008 2:02:03 PM
Heh! Satire on how many sisters Cindy McCain actually has (salon) via Pdiddie. This made me laugh (because we know that Cindy McCain misrepresented that her criminal father had another kiddo.)Mrs. McCain's uncertainty about the precise tally of her siblings, co.....- 8/25/2008 1:46:15 PM
Couple of Restaurants in Glen Rose I Just Tried that are GOOD! Juliany's and Taylor's Turn and Burn (salon) After we got back from canoeing yesterday, we went home, cleaned up, and went out to eat. I was a surprised that on a Sunday, Juliany's  Italian Restaurant was open till 9, but that was sure good.....- 8/25/2008 12:34:13 PM
Heh! Love the Title of this one- *Harrold School Opens Under Watchful Eyes* (salon) Yeah. I'll bet. The 110-student district lies 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth on the eastern end of Wilbarger County, near the Oklahoma border. It has become an international media subject after the.....- 8/25/2008 12:09:17 PM
Went Canoeing This Weekend in the Brazos River at Glen Rose (salon) What an enjoyable experience. We rented a canoe from Rhodes Canoe Rentals, he drove us (and the canoe) down to an entry point on the river and off we went. We did take some sunscreen, me a portable mi.....- 8/25/2008 11:57:00 AM
Watch Your Teenage Girls Around Marine Recruiters! Accused of Having Sex with Minor (salon) A Marine Corps recruiter is facing charges of unlawful sex with a minor and unlawful communication with a minor for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl he met at a high school job fair.Lincol.....- 8/25/2008 11:49:25 AM
In Texas Panhandle, Improper Helium Pipeline Deals with BLM -Cost to Taxpayer More than 100 Million Bucks (salon) Private refiners aiming to extract helium from a pipeline got improper deals with the Bureau of Land Management office in the Texas Panhandle that could cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 million, a D.....- 8/25/2008 11:44:31 AM
Nuclear Power Plant and Related News O Day - August 25 2008 (salon) Fire at Spain's Nuclear Power plant.. plant halted. A fire at a nuclear power station in north-eastern Spain has forced authorities to close down the unit. Firefighters extinguished the flames after t.....- 8/25/2008 11:25:18 AM
More Alvis Delk Hooterama-James Bishop a Murderer and Delk Accused of Making Fake Arrowheads (salon) Heh. About that human footprint/dino footprint that Delk sold to Carl Baugh when Delk needed some money. Saw another article in the Mineral Wells Index that brings this while story into ludicrous terr.....- 8/24/2008 11:46:36 PM
Kal Penn of *Harold and Kumar* Endorses Obama (salon) Kal Penn, known for his role as Kumar in "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," will be at UF on Saturday to discuss the upcoming presidential election as part of his college tour endorsing .....- 8/24/2008 7:47:23 PM
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