Edited By Lauri Apple, Fri., Sept. 20, 2002
The prosecution rested its case in the Michael Scott yogurt shop murders trial.
President Bush's drive toward war with Iraq temporarily stumbled ... because Saddam Hussein gave him what he asked for. Iraq announced it will let weapons inspectors back into the country. Bush dismissed the decision as an Iraqi PR ploy. See "War Drums.".
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Advisory Committee endorsed the creation of a Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority with the authority to build toll roads. The city of Austin has yet to sign off on the decision.
The APD's arbitration hearing in the case of dismissed officer Timothy Enlow began.
The Houston Chronicle revealed Monday that the UT Investment Management Co., which manages investment funds for both the UT and Texas A&M systems, quietly changed its policies last year to conceal the details of its investments from public view. On Tuesday, both the chairman of the UT board of regents and the UT system chancellor vowed to reverse that policy.
Terrorism hysteria continued here, there, and everywhere: Explosives stolen in Williamson Co. generated fearsome headlines until they turned into garden-variety theft and bad accounting, and a major Florida highway was closed for hours over what turned out to be a restaurant conversation among medical students.
Speaking of Florida, after two years and $32 million in "reforms," the Sunshine State demonstrated it still doesn't know how to run an election, as thousands of primary votes went unpolled or uncounted due to confusion and poor training with new machines and methods.
The Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan received a $10 million federal grant last week. See "Austin Stories," below.
The feds busted an alleged Ecstasy ring in Houston on Tuesday, reportedly among the world's largest, which also supplied the drug to Austin.