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May 31, 2005
The Race for Mayor: Analysis and commentary --
A prospective drop-out aims to graduate with

Rich campaign to hold rally at West Regional
Library on Saturday.

An EU referendum cheat sheet: What's it all about, Jacques?

The Gift of Valor: A close look at one of our bravest in Iraq.

The U.S. will take its case against Airbus subsidies to the World Trade Organization, with implications for the $23 billion in-flight tanker refueling contract that European Air Defence and Space Co. hopes to wrest from Boeing. Brookley Field is a site finalist for the EADS facility, should it land the contract.

No Child Left Behind: Streamlined Reform or Regulatory Nightmare?

Yamaha, Bombardier still making highly-polluting engines, Earth's Friends charge.

Florida hurricane recovery passes $5.2 billion.

May 30, 2005
This week's schedule for Mobile mayoral candidates.

An American barbecue pilgrimmage.

EU's Fate: The French kiss of death.

May 28, 2005
Roy Moore to headline 'For the Love of God and Country' rally in Fairhope June 3.

May 27, 2005
Gregory taps campaign committee.

Emergency room visits at all-time high.

Americans expect little from Congress. Congress delivers.

Liberalism vs. Conservatism: A healthy, ongoing tension.

About one in four miles of the nation's major metropolitan roads are substandard, costing the average motorist an extra $400 annually.

Online advertising jumps nearly 40 percent in first quarter.

Business community releases agenda for 109th congress and ’06 election.

Young voters surged at the polls in 2004 election.

Reign in activist state attorneys general, says U.S. Chamber.

May 26, 2005
14 Blowhards: How do I love me? Let me count the ways.

A real estate bubble could devastate bay area, land of hokey loans. Read all about it.

Product placement comes to politics. May taint integrity of the system.

Consumer group says get PETA out of school.

May 24, 2005
Three events characterize and are responsible for our "golden age" in fishing, says Dr. Bob Shipp.

May 23, 2005
Gulf oysters a threatened species?

Insurance company’s acquisition of private water utility highlights
risky trend for consumers.

Arizona governor's budget grows four times faster than population.

May 22, 2005
Most mayoral candidates roll out websites.

The United City Workers Coalition has again endorsed Bess Rich for mayor of Mobile.

May 21, 2005
Speaking to members of the Mobile Bar Association at a packed Law Day luncheon, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Champ Lyons spoke on a judge's proper role in the law, finding that sometimes more is less.

May 20, 2005
A conservative Republican assesses the regular session of the state Legislature.

May 19, 2005
Many states face structural budget problems, including Alabama.

May 18, 2005
City official to resign June 1. Plans run for City Council.

Hurricane forecasters expect another big season in the Atlantic Ocean this year.

May 17, 2005
Is Mobile business friendly?

Lee tapped for federal judgeship here.

Revenues and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools in 2002-03, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..

May 16, 2005
US Airways, America West close to loan in return for Airbus order, WSJ reports.

In Praise of Buck-Passing: The base-closing panel lets Congress escape blame for tough choices. Why not follow the model elsewhere? Base closings expected to save $50 billion.

May 14, 2005
Graham crusade expected to pack Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Three-day festival set for next spring.

May 13, 2005
A City Council challenge in District 2.

Sights Unseen: Bureaucrats and their red tape often play the vandal in the modern world.

May 12, 2005
Mobile County Commissioner Mike Dean and Forward Mobile
discuss plans to spur economic development in Mobile County.

May 11, 2005
Quotable: Mayor Mike Dow on being asked who will follow him at City Hall.

Education secretary announces new "common sense" guidelines for special education.

Presidential proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week..

Myths and facts about the national flood insurance program.

May 10, 2005
Teens to wash cars to raise funds for Bess Rich's campaign for mayor.

2004 Urban Mobility Study: Traffic continues to worsen.

State budgets not yet out of the woods.

May 9, 2005
Are Democrats causing court delays?

May 7, 2005
Survey, Analyze, Spin: Let the campaign begin. What promises to be a hotly-contested race to succeed Mike Dow as mayor of Mobile begins its evolution from the fund-raising to the vote-getting stage.
May 6, 2005
Dobbins sounds off. Bay Minette mayor's detractors now sidelined and grumbling.

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. It is a Jewish holy day unlike any other, and not only because of its relatively recent creation.

Ingalls gets protection in defense bill.

Wooden bats no safer than metal bats, says American Legion.

Seven good government groups urge Senate let states enact “pay-to-play” laws to stem corruption in state highway contracting.

May 5, 2005
Brookley Field today was named one of four finalists as the possible site for a 1,000-plus employee plant for the KC-330, which EADS
North America is offering to the U.S. Air Force as a replacement for the KC-135 refueling fleet.

Alabama claims top prize for competitiveness, says Site Selection Magazine. Cullman, Montgomery economic development efforts lauded.

Why I'm rooting for the religious right.

Why I'm rooting against the religious right.

May 4, 2005
The  Return of Big Government: Bush presiding over the Grand Old Spending Party.

May 3, 2005
District 1, Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson announces campaign for re-election.

May 1, 2005
Mobile mayoral candidates to appear at GOP forum next week.

Fundraiser scheduled for city Councilman John Peavy's mayoral campaign. 

Mobile Bay Times articles published before May 1, 2005.
Chip Drago
Mobile Bay Times

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