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May 30, 2007
Steve Flowers: A legislative recap as the session winds down.

GOP's Fred Thompson drops pretenses. Thompson responds to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore's challenge to debate. Thompson on the issues.

The case for bombing Iran.

May 29, 2007
On the Left, unity; on the Right, a cauldron of debate.

May 28, 2007
Absent interstate, dense and livable, Vancouver thrives.

May 25, 2007
First Lady Laura Bush will accompany President George Bush Thursday, June 21 when they visit Mobile to highlight a major fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, members of Sessions' campaign team were informed recently. Rarely does the couple jointly attend such events. The Sessions' team hopes to raise $750,000 or more at the reception at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. Sessions is seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate in elections next year.

May 24, 2007
Where are local and state politicos lining up as Presidential Campaign '08 gains traction? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
   
Steve Flowers: Guessing game has started on governor's race.
(Editor's note: Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. also lost a U.S. Senate race to former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton.

In Spain, like U.S., a price ultimately will be paid for the demonization of one's political opposition.

May 23, 2007
Artificial fishing reef installed between Mullet Point and the mouth of Weeks Bay to open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Hillary visits the lion's den; A long, Strange trip to the AG's office ahead?; Kindergartners to restore dignity to Barton Academy?; Steeling up for ThyssenKrupp; Criminal appeals court jabs Tillman again; Holding court in Hillsdale Heights.

Bob Kerrey: Yes, indeed, democracy can be imposed by military force.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Tests are like kidney stones, as long as you pass them, everything will be okay.

Area airports to get grants exceeding $3.28 million.

May 20, 2007
The Jere Beasley Report: May.

May 19, 2007
Christian Coalition of Alabama sues former leader.

May 18, 2007
Eddie Smith: From hunter to hunted. Insurance company lawyers draw bead on jailed and notorious outdoorsman. High life in the Sonneborn home on Fowl River in the balance. A mess of keeper claims checks. Quick, to the Hooters boat!

Puncher's Chance: Ex-Sheriff Jack Tillman hopes haymaker can reverse convictions.

May 17, 2007
Steve Flowers: More Miss Mittie.

May 16, 2007
President George Bush scheduled to visit Mobile soon.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Lock down! Lock down! Lock down!

Hugh McInnish: Slavery apology a farce, a prelude to reparations.

iPod, smiPod, give me a good, old jukebox.

May 15, 2007
Trial date set for Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas.

Community leader J. Gary Cooper and University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton spar over the school's record on race.

Richard Shelby: Free choice is a secret ballot.

May 14, 2007
Baldwin County state senate race shaping up.

The Political Round-Up.

May 13, 2007
Danke und herzlichen gluckwunsch Alabama!

May 12, 2007
With 29,000 construction workers headed this way to build a $3.7 billion steel plant in north Mobile County, several questions loom. One is: Where will they stay?

Feminine Force: Five fascinating portraits of powerful women.
 
May 11, 2007
Alabama wins: ThyssenKrupp this morning chose a north Mobile County site for its $3.7 billion steel mill. The public is welcome at 3 p.m. here today when state, local and Thyssen Krupp officials gather at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center downtown.

Mobile County Commissioners Mike Dean and Stephen Nodine comment on ThyssenKrupp announcement. 

Disappointed Louisiana officials: "We did all we could do." Blanco sees the bright side, press conference set for mid-morning.

May 10, 2007
Eddie Smith living large ... just not at-large for now.

May 9, 2007
Keeping up with Sam Jones: The mayor on ThyssenKrupp, new I-10 Mobile River bridge, Water Street condo project at CSX site, downtown redevelopment, the city's future as a cruise port, local air fares, airport annexation and "the good old days."

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Folsom 'powerful and effective' but unsung in the crunch.

Steve Flowers: The amazing Miss Mittie.

May 8, 2007
Demography is Destiny: The realignment of America or native-born fleeing 'hip' cities for the heartland.

"The fact that I'm a lawyer that has a specialty in white-collar criminal defense doesn't mean just because somebody hires me that I'm providing white-collar criminal defense." -- James Sturdivant, a lawyer with Sirote & Permutt, hired with taxpayer money to represent interim chancellor Renee Culverhouse in criminal investigation of two-year college system.

May 7, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Thomas' trials deepen; Artur in the Azalea City; Dean challengers looming on the horizon; You can call me Al;
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy; The dog ate my paycheck?; Those red & rowdy Republican ladies.

Free news a dubious business plan.

May 6, 2007
Louisiana 'still very much in the running' for $2.9 billion steel plant.

Lassen sie die gute Zeitrolle: Louisiana touts its rich German heritage in bid for ThyssenKrupp.

May 5, 2007
Washington/Douglas Economic Forum today.

At Brazier Elementary, CEOs ride to the rescue.

Steve Flowers: 'Mr. Mac' a towering figure amid Senate acrimony.

May 4, 2007
Street Smarts' Marsha Anderson Bomar to headline I-10 bridge
meeting Monday.

Peggy Noonan: An incomplete field -- first impressions of the GOP's 2008 candidates.

An amateur ramble through city finances at the halfway point in fiscal year 2006-07.
 
May 3, 2007
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions touts sweeping change in retirement policy.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Slavery's legacy "so powerful we just cannot let it go."

May 2, 2007
The Raphael Semmes Bridge: An elegant, simple location for the new I-10 bridge over Mobile River or Mobile's Bridge Gargantua?

May 1, 2007
The stealth weapon in 2008 elections: Felons regaining the vote.

The Jere Beasley Report: April.

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