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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

SA Young Leaders host fundraiser for Mayor Phil Hardberger, at Pedrotti's Ranch

L-R: SA Mayor Phil Hardberger, SA Councilwoman Delicia Herrera, Mayor Phil Hardberger & Louie & Sue Pedrotti & son, Mayor Phil, Shirley Flores & friend Henny & husbands, Nancy Brown & Tyra Thomas, SA Councilman Chip Haas & friend, Kelli Larsen, Christian Archer Frank & Jorge Herrera, SA District 8 candidate Jacob Dell & wife Rachel, decorations, American Flag

A strong crowd of young leaders converged on Pedrotti's Ranch off of Hauseman Road for a fundraiser for Mayor Phil Hardberger's re-election bid, Tuesday, January 30th.

The Mayor spoke to the young crowd and offered his vision of the future for San Antonio. Owner Louie Pedrotti introduced the Mayor to the crowd.

Police Chief Bill McManus addresses police abuse charges against a number of San Antonio Police Officers

L-R: Police Chief Bill McManus speaks to civil rights groups, NFA President T.C. Calvert, Tommy Calvert, Cesar Chavez March for Justice Chairman Jaime Martinez & Eastside activist Vincent Garcia, NFA banner, LULAC banner, youth, former SA District 2 Councilman Joe Webb, SA District 2 candidate David Arevelo, LULAC representative Henry Rodriguez, Pastor Rosa Wilson, Civil Rights Attorney James Myart, Laura Hernandez, SA District 2 candidate Keith Toney & Debra Spence, youth

The Neighborhoods First Alliance, (NFA) American Civil Liberties Union ,(ACLU) the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, LULAC & San Antonio Communites listened to San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus address their complaints against police officers they feel are abusive to members in the Eastside community.

The gathering was held at Claude W. Black Community Center, 2805 East Commerce, Monday, January 29th.

Victims alleging abuse offered short testimonials about their experiences with patrolmen who they say, "used excessive force," with them.

The group listed a number of demands that they expected the new Police Chief.McManus to look into and report back to htem.

McManus listened to their demands during the public forum and promised to meet again with the group as a follow-up.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Center for the Intrepid draws assortment of people

L-R: Actress Michelle Phieffer, Producer David E. Kelly & wife Michelle Phieffer, SA Mayor Phil Hardberger, Walker Report Editor Steve Walker & Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, Singer Rich from the group Big & Rich, Former State Senator & Brigader General (ret) Glen Kothmann, local soldier, Four Star General Cody, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Col. (ret) Bob Howard

People from all walks of life turned out for the dedication for the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center, Monday, January 29th. Soldiers, celebrities, elected officials and local supporters ofthe military showed up to honor the soldiers wounded in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Senator John McCain speaks at the dedication of the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center

L-R: Senator John McCain addresses the soldiers, Senator John McCain interviewed by KTSA Reporter Andy McCall & WOAI News-4 Reporter Christina DeLeon

Senator John McCain spoke at the dedication ceremony of the Center for the Intrepid & Fisher Houses III & IV at Brooke Medical Center, Monday, January 29th.

Senator Hillary Clinton comes to the Center for the Intrepid to honor the wounded at BAMC

L-R: Senator Hillary Clinton with Senator John McCain

Senator Hillary Clinton spoke at the Center for the Intrepid & Fisher Houses III, IV, Monday, January 29th at Brooke Army Medical Center along with Senator John McCain and others.