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Newsmonger: Lackland AFB alleged sex scandal victims climbs to 38, Adoption Services Associates investigated by the AG, Frack-study author takes industry money

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O Matador! The San Antonio Scorpions' Brazilian forward Pablo Campos scored four goals (his personal best in the season) taking down the Carolina RailHawks 8-0 on July 28 at Heroes Stadium, the most lopsided win in North American Soccer League history. With a record of 10-3-5, the Scorpions top NASL standings. Next up: Puerto Rico Islanders with a home game 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 5. You can buy tickets at sanantonioscorpions.com or by calling (210) 637-3411. And, if you missed the Carolina game, watch the eight goals at blogs.sacurrent.com. — Enrique Lopetegui


"Why would industry pay for a study when they're already paying the lead author of the report?" asked PAI's Kevin Connor. "There was an extreme disconnect between the content of that report and the press release, which was picked up far and wide. It highlighted this very industry-friendly message, and it was clearly led by a gas industry insider."

Groat told the Current via email last week he only organized UT's report, coordinated research, and published the results, and had no influence on findings. "Clearly there are those who would like to use this connection to discredit the study and there is nothing I can do or say to diminish the perception they are fostering," he wrote. "The Public Accountability Initiative report takes great liberties with interpreting information in ways that build their impugning of our report." Why wouldn't Groat disclose the ties from the start? "Since I knew I would not influence the results I didn't feel it was relevant." Right.

Council Watch

Back from its month-long break, SA City Council's got a full plate this week. Members will hear in detail Mayor Julián Castro's "Brainpower Initiative," re-dubbed "Pre-K 4 SA" for Wednesday's B Session discussion, which proposes a 1/8 cent increase to max out SA's sales tax in order to fund expanded access to pre kindergarten across the city. Thursday, Council's set to consider selling surplus city land to Alamo Beer Co. for a microbrewery on the east end of the Hays Street Bridge, including a package of incentives valued at nearly $800,000 for the contested project.

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