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Aug. 31, 2005
Katrina takes heavy toll at Keesler.

CPSC warns of deadly post-storm dangers with portable generators, candles and wet appliances.

Aug. 30, 2005
Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas offers free birth control and emergency contraception to women fleeing Hurricane Katrina.

Acupuncture Takes On Acid Reflux: 40% cut in sphincter relaxations brings measure of potential relief.

Aug. 29, 2005
Statement on federal disaster assistance for Alabama.

Aug. 26, 2005
A campaign diary.

Aug. 22, 2005
Latest pre-election campaign finance reports: Eddie Burrow, Mead Miller, Gina Gregory, Stephen J. Hand.

Still Life: Images of Antietam.

Aug. 20, 2005
Latest pre-election campaign finance reports: William Carroll, Thomas Sullivan.

Aug. 19, 2005
Latest pre-election campaign finance reports: John Peavy, Sam Jones, Clinton Johnson.

Eating Alabama, Day 6: Every place has character, but mostly it's fake.

Teacher turnover could cost U.S. $5 billion annually.

Soda companies pull out of elementary schools. Beverage industry spells out new policy.

Food industry accused of 'salt assault' on America.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Gays, Christians ussle at ballpark.

National Do-Not-Call registry adds 100 millionth entry.

California imam, son deported to Pakistan.

Dennis victims with flood insurance may be eligible for up to $30,000 in additional aid.

Aug. 18, 2005
Eating Alabama, Day 5: Down to Mobile. Ouch!

Bedsole, Rich campaigns file final pre-election financial disclosures.

Aug. 17, 2005
Day 4: Non-stop feasting shaping up to be monumental feat.

Concern for pets main reason some won't evacuate disaster areas.

Brand name drug prices continue to rise, beating inflation.

Copier and furniture leasing market rebounding.

Consumer group decries approval of irradiated oysters.

Erronenous education info afoot.

Aug. 16, 2005
Mobile mayoral candidate Sam Jones speaks of the defining lessons about service that John McCain taught him during their U.S. Navy days in the Vietnam era. Is the celebrated war hero and U.S. senator backing Jones in the city election Aug. 23?

Day 3 in the 'Bama chow line: The meat of the matter.

New York Times spanked for ignoring Air America scandal.

Google provoking grave misgivings among book publishers.

Beware the scam artist.

Most metro areas see historically high home-price gains, including Mobile at more than 10 percent.

Aug. 15, 2005
Day Two: Around Birmingham, bite by bite.

Original Blue Angel dies.

Business start-ups fare better in South Dakota than New York, Hawaii or Massachusetts.

Characteristics of the 100 largest public school districts in the U.S.

A RAND Corporation report suggests the visual arts picture isn't as rosy, despite record museum attendance, booming commercial popularity, soaring prices for artists' work and well-publicized museum expansions. 

Tax credits for hybrid vehicles proposed.

Aug. 14, 2005
Chowing down in Alabama: 100 dishes in seven

Aug. 12, 2005
The Election After Reform: Money, Politics and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.

Report on computer and internet use at work.

Don't Mex With Texas: An Hispanic state of mind.

Arizona law denying benefits to illegal aliens upheld.

52 large employers band together to force transparency on pharmacy benefit managers.

FCC called on to explain decline in number of households with telephone service.

About half of cellphone users would switch companies were it not for those pesky termination clauses.

Coal-based Fuel Cells: A giant leap forward for fuel cell technology.

More than 90 percent of military veterans not Fonda Jane.

Small business owners foresee strong third quarter.

Shipping volume up, but congestion down at major U.S. ports.

Liberal talk radio loans bankrupt children's charities.

New Jersey votes to hold black bear hunt.

Aug. 9, 2005
Bush 44: Jeb for president? Don't write him off just yet.

Group applauds back-to-school sales tax holidays in Tennessee and New Mexico.

July edition of International Petroleum Monthly.

Civil liberties group challenges Michigan law allowing police to force young pedestrians to submit to breathalyzer tests.

Non-union workers win settlement from union.

Brain's opioid receptors—or endorphin system—may hold key to treatment possibilities for bulimia patients.

Women's forum outraged by NY Times' investigation into the adoption records of  SCOTUS nominee Roberts.

Louisiana facility -- one of nine chlorine industry 'dinosaurs' to go extinct -- will stop using outdated mercury technology.

August edition of Electric Power Monthly.

Manhattan has highest per employee payroll.

From Bloomberg Markets: The Banks That Fleeced Alabama.

"...One municipality* that paid more than Jefferson County did for a swap contract was Mobile, where school district officials bought a $121.5 million, 30-year interest rate swap from JP Morgan in 2003. The bank charged the district 50 basis points, more than four times the national average, giving the bank a fee of $6 million..."

*(MBT note: The Mobile County Public School System is, of course, not a municipality, but an independent entity distinct from the City of Mobile and/or any other municipality within Mobile County. With about 65,000 students, MCPSS is the largest school system in the state. It is managed by the five-member Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County.)

Aug. 5, 2005
State Rep. Spencer Collier will speak to the Mobile County Young Republicans Monday, Aug. 8.

State ethics commission issues succinct dismissal of charges against mayoral hopeful John Peavy, cites 'insufficient evidence' to proceed.

National Trust urges U.S. Navy to reconsider demolition of historic buildings at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Houston nation's first 'SunWise City'.

Average investor's account up 16 percent in 2004. 

2004 hurricanes by the numbers.

Dennis victims get $15 million in help.

Almost Heaven: A visit to West Virginia. Cultural clashes don't have to be deadly.

Americans perplexed and anxious about relations with Muslim world.

Feds confirm snakeheads in New York City lake.

Michigan court bars 'no trespassing' signs on private beach property.

Personal income up $52 billion.

Government secrecy rising exponentially.

Feds seek public input on regulating ferrets.

Court to hikers: No shelter from the storm.

Aug. 2, 2005
Bonner to headline Mobile Grand Old Party meeting Aug. 18.

Meeks draws fire over CAFTA vote.

Alcohol-related traffic fatalities drop again.

Teacher's lawsuit in Tennessee aims to preserve union membership without sacrificing political independence.

Showing driver's license before voting 'a real burden,' NAACP charges.

Aug. 1, 2005
Mobile postcards from yesterday.

Connecticut Yankees 'Bama-bound?

Economy better than ever.

Clarification of trade rule regarding Cuba may provide relief for U.S. farmers and ranchers.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes liberal waterfowl hunting season for all flyways.

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Chip Drago
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