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An estimated 250 supporters of the Bush administration rallied in front of the Capitol on Saturday and faced counterprotests from anti-war demonstrators. An anti-war demonstration at the Capitol a couple of weeks earlier drew an estimated 8,000-10,000.
An estimated 250 supporters of the Bush administration rallied in front of the Capitol on Saturday and faced counterprotests from anti-war demonstrators. An anti-war demonstration at the Capitol a couple of weeks earlier drew an estimated 8,000-10,000. (Photo By Jana Birchum)

Quote of the Week: "There is nothing in the Bible that forbids capital punishment. The Bible is a rule and guide; as far as I know the Old Testament is still in effect." -- Rep. Robert Talton, R-Pasadena, in a bizarre tirade directed Monday at supporters of a ban on execution of juvenile offenders who noted (accurately) that Jesus Christ was killed by the state. Despite Talton's theological correctness, speakers from several religious groups, including the Southern Baptist Convention, supported the legislation.

The first lawsuit of the City Council campaign season flew this week, as Marc Katz challenged Austin's $100 campaign-cash limit (see "Katz Takes On $100 Limit ").

The Bush war machine comes a little closer to home this week, as Smart Growth darling CSC merges with controversial defense contractor DynCorp (see "From Liberty Lunch to Homeland Security").

The Save Our Springs Alliance has joined six other Central Texas environmental groups in a regional alliance to defend the Edwards Aquifer (see "A Regional Aquifer Alliance").

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