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December 20 in San Antonio history...

1910
The San Antonio Light and Gazette reprints Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter (right) that originally appeared in the New York Sun in 1897.  “Yes, Virginia, there… 29 more words

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December 19 in San Antonio history...

1896
The San Antonio Y.M.C.A. football team is no match for Missouri, as the Tigers from the “Show-Me State” rolled to a 29 to 0 victory.   117 more words

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Choppers last at Radio Shack

Stopped off at our local Radio Shack the other day for a radio-controlled “toy” for the almost-15-year-old Mr. Boy who has been busy acing his first-semester high school freshman finals. 312 more words

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December 18 in San Antonio history...

1955
A turkey dinner with all the trimmings awaits 150 West Side boys who will be guests of Ben Nathan, San Antonio real estate dealer. 78 more words

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December 17 in San Antonio history...

1914
Baylor co-ed Doyle Thrailkill of San Antonio wins a $5 gold piece as part of a contest to name the university mascot.  Her entry, the bear, is selected over other submissions such as the ferret, the frog, the elk and the bookworm. 155 more words

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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is not for the squeamish. Nor the two-state solution.

It’s not really about kids, gifts, fried potatoes or candles. It’s straight-up militarism, oh yeah, a victory celebration in a multimillenial conflict: “a reminder that… 35 more words

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No due process at SMU

The Ponies don’t just have a lousy football team, they’ve also rigged the system against students accused of rape. Men, in other words. Despite all the recanted rape charges of recent years, the feds still encourage (shoot, they require) schools to favor the rape accuser over the accused. 110 more words

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