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April 30, 2007
Degrees of unbelief: A sectarian split among atheists.

April 29, 2007
Louisiana has streamlined tool for matching Alabama's bid for $2.9 billion steel plant.

April 28, 2007
Economic incentives case study: Keeping and attracting businesses.

April 27, 2007
ThyssenKrupp's $2.9 billion decision nears.

Baltimore Sun: Louisiana, Alabama play dirty in luring big steel plant. 

Update in Fun & Games: His last words.

Barney Frank: A big, wet smooch on the trial bar.

April 26, 2007
Local GOP group to host reception for Riley tonight.

Steve Flowers: With AEA, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Top 10 economic development stories in the South 1992-2002.

April 24, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: Sometimes only seeing is truly believing.

Pete du Pont: Tilting at windmills.

April 23, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Class clash or resource management?; Passing the plate; Not meant to be; Paranoia will annoy ya; Visions of the old Cawthorn Hotel; 20-20 nights in Chickasaw; Downtown parking survey.

Update in Fun & Games: Imus incident trims beauty pageant contestants.

April 22, 2007
Mobile native coming up fast on the outside in Birmingham mayor's race.
 
April 21, 2007
Florida crew lands 1,063-pound mako shark between Pensacola Beach and Navarre.

April 20, 2007
How a cornfield became a subdivision.

Albert Brewer: New constitution could produce fair tax system.

April 19, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: Slavery in America worse than slavery elsewhere.

April 18, 2007
Judge Herman Thomas answers ethics charges.

Mobile to host finals of huge Futbol Internacional 2007.

Montgomery Advertiser applauds Mary Montgomery teacher/state Sen. Rusty Glover.

April 17, 2007
Three cheers for lawyers: Don't think a good defense attorney matters? Think again.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby: Tax Day could be easy.

April 16, 2007
Birmingham News and former Press-Register reporter Brett Blackledge wins Pulitizer Prize for stories exposing political abuse of state's community colleges.  

April 13, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: Power struggles have lives of their own.

Former Gov. Albert Brewer: State constitution a dark chapter in Alabama history.

April 12, 2007
The perfect bacon sandwich decoded: N = C + {fb(cm) · fb(tc)} + fb(Ts) + fc · ta.

Don Imus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson: A flurry of hacks and hucksters.

Journalist or Activist: Feds taking hard line, journies doing hard time. Blogging is all the rage

Redeem the Dream: Liberalism's guiding Starr.

April 11, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Sonny fetes Hunter; grits for Rudy; lawyers on the move; Tanner never says never; Sam at sixty; Bravo Ciara!

In Washington, panic. In Baghdad, cautious optimism.

On Iraq, it's McCain's finest hour.

April 10, 2007
The U.S. Military: Between Iraq and a hard place.

The Grand Hotel: It's good to be back. Plus some pub for Point Clear/Fairhope in the Atlanta Journal Constitution's weekend away.

April 9, 2007
Getting Beyond Race: Former Justice Sandra Day O'Conner ponders the twilight of affirmative action.

The Last Tycoon? What does Sam Zell want with the Chicago Tribune? Is the death of the newspaper greatly exaggerated?

April 7, 2007
Mobile Area Democratic Association calls on county commissioner Chastang to resign; fellow commissioners Nodine, Dean to apologize for funding "pop star/sexpot Ciara" concert that bombed.

April 6, 2007
Steve Flowers: Constitution was soiled and sordid in 1901.

Still Waters: The global fish crisis.

April 5, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: Legislators 'worth every dime and more.'

The Democrats' Surge: Will they thwart military success or will success thwart them?

April 4, 2007
Those gill net ban blues: pro's and con's.

Mayor Sam Jones: State of the City, 2007.

King Abdullah: The crown weighs heavily on the head of the Saudi ruler.

April 3, 2007
Fitzgerald's Cover-up: It's time to hold the special prosecutor accountable.

What we call the news.

April 2, 2007
The Monitor Center: It's an ironclad must-see for naval history buffs.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby: Do not name date for defeat.

April 1, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Youse guys and y'all come; GOP knocks on Wood; Cooper shows muscle; Pelham gets complex; Stirring up Semmes; Not this Monday, but next Monday; Saraland turns 50.

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