That paragraph obscured by the coin
reads "Texas members of Congress united as Californians in Washington
almost never do to make sure the University of Texas at Austin got the
multi-billion-dollar federal contract for a 'supercolliding
supercollider', a pioneering project conceived at Stanford University
and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory."
I'm wondering if they are going to use the money for an "Enron style
death star" on the grand scale that government is capable of, the kind
of thing that in Washington they call a "train wreak" and here in
California we call "a shared experience".
There is a more detailed version of
this article online at http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16704277
There are many differences between California and Texas. One of them is
that Texas has many small counties, whereas California has only
53 counties, most of which are quite big. There are also lots of
similarities, things like both having a variety of ecosystems within
their borders. Bragging about California, I'd say our highest point is
much higher than Texas's highest point, and our lowest point is 282
feet below sea level, whereas their lowest point is the sea shore.