In Alabama, football is more than a game; it's culture, religion, politics and business.
Dec. 28, 2007
Peggy Noonan: Be reasonable; sizing up the presidential candidates.
Dec. 26, 2007
Why would big-time plaintiffs lawyer Dickie Scruggs allegedly try to bribe a judge in a small-potatoes fee dispute? In an interview, the plaintiff in the case offered a conceivable answer to the most puzzling question posed by Scruggs’s federal bribery indictment — but he also posed some fresh riddles as well.
Who should be hired as the new head football coach for the University of South Alabama Jaguars?
Dec. 25, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Hope and fear -- if Obama loses, will his failure be our failure?'
Dec. 24, 2007
Mohammed set to overtake Jack as the most popular boy's name in the United Kingdom.
Dec. 22, 2007
Schoolhouse Rock: D.C. education chief says school choice shouldn't be reserved for the rich.
Dec. 19, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'How can they have a Christmas parade in Minter, Ala.?
Steve Flowers: UA 'Machine' has spawned many state leaders.
Dec. 18, 2007
Bulletin: Mobile attorney Michael Youngpeter is Gov. Bob Riley's choice to fill an opening on the Mobile County Circuit Court bench, replacing ex-Circuit Judge Herman Thomas, according to sources close to Riley. The governor picked Youngpeter over two other finalists submitted for consideration by the local Judicial Selection Committee -- Randy Crane and E.J. Saad.
After leaving a Mobile County Republican Executive Committee meeting Tuesday evening, the 50-year-old Youngpeter said, "As I told the committee, I worked for (the late Mobile attorney and Circuit Judge) Bill McDermott out of law school. He was my mentor. I always thought, as did he, that the highest achievement, the highest calling for a lawyer was to sit on the bench toward the end of a legal career. He truly believed that, and I believe it, too. So when this opportunity came and I was approached about putting my name up, Bill McDermott's words came back to me and I decided to do it."
Youngpeter said he was "deeply gratified and honored" to be named and, given the quality of his competition, relieved because his selection was "no sure thing."
The vexing world of air service in a marginal market. But local officials, business leaders set meeting with low-fare wunderkind Southwest Airlines. Subscribers only.
Against the Tide: Mobile real estate market booms, counter to national downturn. (Editor's note: The article erroneously places a Hyundai plant in Mobile. The factory is near Montgomery.)
The Science of Gore's Nobel: What if everyone believed in global warming because everyone believed in global warming?
Dec. 5, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Weak dollar equals strong ally; investigate and arrest or vice versa; green eggs and red ham; Go fish; Here come da' judge; 60 Minutes for Siegelman; The royal treatment. Subscribers only.
University of Alabama Business School hitting on all cylinders, according to Dean Barry Mason.
Dec. 4, 2007
Mobile, 'surprisingly,' is poised to be a top performer in U.S. real estate market.
The USA Center for Real Estate has new reports on the Mobile and Baldwin metro area.