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March 31, 2007
Alabama conservation officials "shortly" will issue an emergency regulation to ease the pressure on Spanish mackerel stocks in state waters from commercial gill net fishing. 

March 30, 2007
Rudy's the One: The free-market leader of the GOP field, says Steve Forbes in the Wall Street Journal.

Swordfish also caught up in dispute between commercial and recreational fishermen.

Pioneer in warning of declines in fish stocks dies.

March 29, 2007
Steve Flowers: A little history about the 1901 Constitution.

State Sen. Hank Sanders prays over Enterprise tornado aid.

USA professor/hurricane specialist Dr. Keith Blackwell: Eying the two walls of Hurricane Katrina's double whammy.

March 28, 2007
Alabama's community colleges: Nursery for Horatio Alger stories or the political bigwigs' beautiful launderette?

A life without left turns.

March 27, 2007
Scissors, please!

Cruise ship in a cyclone.

Prohibition redux: A 'hovering paternalism' in American life.

March 26, 2007
Ken Guin: Lawyer, lawmaker, lobbyist, a man of many hats. Alabama's skewed system of paychecks and big bank balances.

March 25, 2007
Working waterfronts and dodo birds.

March 23, 2007
Mobile: The Little Easy or New Orleans with a beach.

Summer's Story:

March 22, 2007
Steve Flowers: Alabama must solve general fund problem.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Tornado thoughts.

March 21, 2007
Lee Metzger, director of real estate for Providence Hospital and this year's president of the Mobile Area Association of Realtors, spoke this morning to the Sunrise Rotary Club on the efforts of a diverse community-wide transportation coalition to resolve issues that otherwise would stunt Mobile's potential. The audio file is large and may take a minute or two to download.

March 20, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Economic harm slight with gill net ban, unless you're a gill netter; Specks and motes; Globetrotters and homebodies; EADS boss headlines 100 Black Men gala; Human cloning ban, let it begin with thee; Junkyards, dogs in the crosshairs.

March 19, 2007
Order recorded naming new Chief Judge over the Court of the Judiciary.

March 17, 2007
Lights, Camera . . . Candidacy? Fred Thompson is shaking up the GOP presidential field. And he's not even running yet.

Five Best: Blue-chip books on business management.

More signs of the apocalypse: strawberry meth.

March 16, 2007
The Jere Beasley Report.

Amended complaint filed in ethics case against Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas. Supreme Court taps Criminal Appeals Judge Greg Shaw to preside over proceedings, according to the office of Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb. Criminal Appeals Judge H.W. "Bucky" McMillan agrees to resume position as the alternate presiding judge of the Court of the Judiciary. MBT has learned that Jim Byram and Dave Boyd, attorneys in the Montgmery office of Balch & Bingham, will likely represent Thomas before the COJ, although neither lawyer responded to communications from MBT seeking confirmation and comment.

Peggy Noonan: The trouble with loyalty.

Our enemy is real, mulish and banal.

So long, Alberto: Underestimating the Democratic Congress.

March 15, 2007
Steve Flowers: Alabama mirrors Washington and that may mean gridlock.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Vignettes of Selma's day in the sun.

Last rites for the GOP?

Shelby wraps up visits to all 67 Alabama counties.

March 14, 2007
Dr. Bob Shipp, chairman of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama and a member of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, spoke this morning to the Rotary Club of Mobile-Sunrise on developments affecting red snapper fishing and the proposed ban on commercial gill net fishing.

March 10, 2007
Free Radical: Ayaan Hirsi
Ali infuriates Muslims and discomfits liberals.

March 9, 2007
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission today lodged a 15-count complaint charging Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas with violating the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics.

State Sen. Hank Sanders on the Selma Jubilee.

ThyssenKrupp launches website for proposed new $2.9 billion steel plant either here or in Louisiana.  

Where oh where is our Ike of '08?

March 8, 2007
High School student council passes nonbinding resolution.

Gitmo's Guerrilla Lawyers: How an unscrupulous legal and PR campaign changed the way the world looks at Guantanamo.

Is the nation's future too important to be left to presidential candidates?

Obama stays pure, spurns PAC's, lobbyists' money; will win with 10's and 20's from the peeps on the streets.

Brookley in the balance: Where lies the future for USA Brookley campus?

Those Al Gore energy wars rage on: Lean and green or limousine liberal? WSJ weighs in. As does the Chicago Sun-Times. And USA Today. Matt Drudge cannot be far behind and is usually in front. Blogma blasts invasion of Gore's pivacy. Gore defends his "carbon-neutral lifestyle."

March 7, 2007
Ron Blount, project manager for the Retirement Systems of Alabama's $300 million-plus investment in downtown Mobile hotels, office buildings and a cruise terminal, will soon be ending his five-year stay in Mobile. He spoke this morning to the Rotary Club of Mobile-Sunrise.

Never too early to talk politics: Oddsmaker picks frontrunner in 2010 Alabama governor's race.

Booze in Baghdad and other signs of the 'surge's' success.

The Libby Lesson: Get a lawyer before you're indicted.

March 6, 2007
Rontrell's Choice: Why a South Carolina teen has to work his way through high school.

March 5, 2007
School system survey: Is the school board a scapegoat or a true goat?

March 2, 2007
A Delta dusk? Russell Ladd III on the mysteries of Chuckfee Bay.

March 1, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Tax holidays catching on; County commission barn-burner brewing?; Native son eyes Magic City Hall; Coy's rules for a long and happy political life; Semmes' incorporation simmering; Gigging the gigger; I are in the Congressional Record, Sister Mary Ma.

Steve Flowers: Inside the Statehouse.

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