Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

Saturday video break: Jersey Girl

Song #99 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Jersey Girl”, originally by Tom Waits and iconically covered by Bruce Springsteen. Here’s Waits: No mistaking that voice. And here’s the Boss: Boy, watching Clarence Clemons play his sax never … Continue reading

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DOJ says redistricting plans purposely discriminated

Game on. The Justice Department said late Friday that based on their preliminary investigation, a congressional redistricting map signed into law by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appears to have been “adopted, at least in part, for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Another Division I program in San Antonio?

That’s what the University of the Incarnate Word wants to be. UIW President Lou Agnese said Friday the Cardinals are considering joining the Southland Conference after less than two years in the Division II Lone Star Conference. UIW’s interest in … Continue reading

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Rescuing fish

Wow. Wildlife biologists [last week evacuated] two species of minnows from the shrinking waters of a West Texas river in the first of what could be several rescue operations involving fish affected by the state’s worst drought in decades. Smalleye … Continue reading

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Credit card security

Here’s another thing the rest of the world does better than we do. The United States is the only developed country still hanging on to credit and debit cards with those black magnetic stripes, the kind you swipe through retail … Continue reading

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