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.
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.
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.