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Aug. 31, 2006
Montana pursuit: A police chase down the interstate with all the fixings.

Aug. 30, 2006
Top FBI profiler says ransom note in JonBenet Ramsey case fits mom.

Aug. 29, 2006
New Orleans levees restored.

Tracking the Katrina Diaspora a tricky task: Where are they now?

Aug. 28, 2006
First The Wall Street Journal gushes over Mobile. Now the Louisville Courier-Journal sings Mobile's praises: Is that Entrepreneur magazine on the doorstep, holding flowers? And Parade is on the phone? Have we lost weight? Did we come in to some money? Hush now, y'all, before all this sweet talk goes to our heads.

New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 8: In despair, opportunity.

Aug. 27, 2006
Outlines emerge for a shaken New Orleans.

Aug. 26, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 7: Abandon hope all ye who ..."

Aug. 25, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 6: Wracked amid ruins.

America's drunkest cities.

Mouse Party: This site should appeal to anyone who wants or needs to understand how drugs work. It is a highly entertaining treatment of a serious and complicated subject. Each mouse is a different drug. It should also fascinate web designers.

Aug. 24, 2006
The Political Round-Up: USA Brookley campus a desirable bauble; MHB all 'lawyered up;' Dems seek new leader; city getting its ducks in a row; Barton bears saving; a 'Strom' warning; and tainted money?

Strange reception set at Bonner house.

Aug. 23, 2006
From the Wall Street Journal: MOBILE, Ala. -- For years, this historic port city was something of an afterthought, overshadowed by other Gulf Coast hot spots stretching all the way to New Orleans.

New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile:
Part 5: The Big Queasy.

Aug. 22, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 4: Amazing maze.

Aug. 21, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 3: New Orleans, Who's on first?

Photo fraud in Lebanon.

Update in Fun & Games: Saints get the perfect quarterback.

Aug. 20, 2006
Jill Carroll's Story:
Part 2, The Interrogation.
Part 3, Learning Islam, making videos under the gun.
Part 4, Insurgents' women face life of leftovers and martyrdom.
Part 5, A captive audience to Iraqi jihad.

Aug. 19, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 2.

A Tribute: Bill Yeager (1931-2006),  R.I.P.

Update in Fun & Games: A babyboomer's revised lyrics to old hits.

Being a good dad: A father goes the distance for his son.

Aug. 18, 2006
Bishop State Community College comes under scrutiny.
BSCC Foundation's financial disclosures for 2002, 2003 and 2004.
 
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Part 1.

New Orleans gets good news from Carnival Cruise Line.

Aug. 17, 2006
Jill Carroll's Story: "'You're my brother, you're truly my brother,' I said in Arabic. 'Promise me you will use this gun to kill me by your own hand. I don't want that knife, I don't want the knife. Use the gun.'

Aug. 16, 2006
New Orleans one year later. The view from Mobile: Coming soon. President Bush, MBT is told, plans to be in New Orleans Tuesday, Aug. 29 to observe the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina victims' insurance policy doesn't cover flood damage, judge rules.

Over There or Last Call From the Sandbox (courtesy of Ed Acevedo).

Aug. 14, 2006
The Mobile City Council today moved to reconstitute the city's municipal court bench, tapping as full-time municipal judges Holmes Whiddon and Shelbonnie Hall and part-time judges Rose McPhillips and Matt Green. Whiddon and Ms. McPhillips have previously served as part-time judges in municipal court. Ms. Hall has been a city prosecutor. The action, once formally ratified by the council at a regular meeting, will bring to a close the tenures of Municipal Judges James Lackey and Wanda Rahman and part-time Judge John Coleman

Bill Yeager on mend at USAMC.

Aug. 13, 2006
Groundbreaking ceremony set for playground in Semmes.

Aug. 12, 2006
What is a sonofabitch? Update in Fun & Games.

Aug. 11, 2006
Government releases detailed information on 9/11 crashes:
Complete air-ground transcripts of hijacked 9/11 flight recordings declassified.

Aug. 10, 2006
The Political Round-Up: AG bears bad news for local nominees; Duck, duck, goose or fowl play in the park; No No. 2 in Baldwin; Fe, Fi, Figures' foe for Sessions in '08?; Making it official in the U.S. Attorney's office; Judgment day nears for city judges.

Aug. 8, 2006
Bush's Plan: The United States of America ... and Mexico ... and Canada?

Aug. 7, 2006
The highest bridge in the world.

Former Mobile area public defender arrested after Texas toot.

Aug. 3, 2006
A political potpourri: Is Jack back?; A neutered Nodine?; Life in the political Grey area; Can a bank lack vision?; the future is written in the past; a boutique Bayou: can the end be near?; are notepads passe' in a BlackBerry world? 

Aug. 2, 2006
Judge seeks court's guidance on fate of  Democratic sheriff nominee.

Aug. 1, 2006
The Alabama Safety Institute gets a new executive director to succeed Gordon Waller.

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