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Wednesday 03 November 2004
Four years ago when George Bush was the governor of Texas he spent election day in Austin, awaiting the outcome in the governor's mansion. Yesterday, as the incumbent President, he left his Texas ranch in Crawford to return to Washington and wait in the White House for the political endgame to play out.
Saturday 30 October 2004
Texas is bigger than England and France put together, but they have not used much of it to construct Lone Star Park which stages the Breeders' Cup for the first time today.
Wednesday 27 October 2004
The Breeders' Cup taskforce of Britain and Europe will try out the track here at Lone Star Park for the first time this morning and, climactically, it may not be the shocking experience many had predicted.
Wednesday 20 October 2004
The artists shortlisted for this year's £25,000 Turner Prize have unveiled the most political exhibition of works for years, including a reconstruction of Osama bin Laden's former home in Afghanistan and an insight into George Bush's home town in Texas.
Tuesday 19 October 2004
It seems, from the British and Irish perspective at least, that the venue for this year's Breeders' Cup is most appropriate. Lone Star Park in Texas is where racing's Olympics will be held on Saturday week and Ouija Board stands as the sole luminary from these parts travelling to Grand Prairie.
Saturday 16 October 2004
The leaves are dropping off the 2004 Flat season, and so might be the attention, but a cattle prod to the ribs arrives this afternoon in the shape of Newmarket's Champions' Day, which is not so grandiose as the nomenclature might suggest.
Monday 04 October 2004
When Christ was washed up, it was the officers from the town of Eagle Pass, Texas, who came to His rescue. Little did they know their actions would have such an impact.
Tuesday 21 September 2004
CBS News admitted yesterday that it had been duped into using faked documents in its report this month suggesting that President George Bush had shirked his duties during his Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard.
Wednesday 08 September 2004
After weeks in which John Kerry's military record has been picked to pieces, President George Bush now faces a double blast of scrutiny over his own past, raising new questions over his avoidance of the Vietnam draft and his alleged use of drugs.
Friday 03 September 2004
Just four years ago, though it seems an eternity, an inconsequential Texas governor armed with an inconsequential programme, a folksy smile and vague promises of "returning dignity to the White House", accepted the nomination of his party in Philadelphia. Last night, courtesy of the US Supreme Court rather than US voters, George W Bush was at the Republican convention in Madison Square Garden to receive that distinction for a second time. The razzmatazz will be much the same as in 2000. But everything else has changed, thanks to that awful Manhattan morning of 11 September 2001.
Friday 03 September 2004
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail