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Sept. 28, 2007
Judge rules against annexation opponents, but leaves door cracked for further challenge on grounds of gerrymandering.

Great moments in higher education.

Sept. 27, 2007
Mayer Mitchell 1933-2007, R.I.P. -- By any measure, whichever name -- Bubba, Mayer, Mr. Mitchell -- it added up to a big, influential life.

Keep Mobile Moving advances 'northern route' to relieve traffic congestion on I-10 at the Wallace Tunnels.

Steve Flowers: The very dirty business of Alabama politics.

Sept. 26, 2007
Gov. Bob Riley, state Sen. Ben Brooks set press conference to tout new insurance reform legislation for hurricane-ravaged coastal counties of Alabama.

The Political Round-Up: Political cat and mouse in Baldwin County;
a kung fu kickoff; Picked up pieces; downtown doings; Shooting The Bull; Just kidding, Mahmoud; Red & white aiming for green; Senior Center soiree.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'We read into symbols whatever we need, whatever we want.'

Sept. 25, 2007
Top 10 U.S. cities poised to bounce back. Who's that wearing #7?

Alabama tops nation in 4th grade reading gains.

Sept. 24, 2007
Some doubting Thomas surprised by inmate 'spanking' allegations.

Sept. 22, 2007
Five Best: Essential works about Judaism.    

Sept. 20, 2007
Prof delivers 'last lecture.'

Sept. 19, 2007
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby today announced a federal grant of $4.76 million for the Alabama State Docks Intermodel Facility Project.

Steve Flowers: State will miss three political icons from the 1960's.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: An extraordinary puzzle.

Ken Burns returns to war.

Retired policeman, fitness center executive plans county commission challenge.

Sept. 18, 2007
South Alabama judge calls Mobile judge's $1.2 million ruling against him illegal, potentially fraudulent.

Sept. 14, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Baldwin boots Riley; a MAC PAC attack;
Baykeeper birthday bash; Money to battle meth; Listen up; Tillman, PI; A wider Schillinger.

Alabama Under “Code Orange” Alert.

Sept. 13, 2007
City's pitch on annexation.

City facing possible $85 million tax refund whammy.

Steve Flowers: Going out on a limb: It'll be Hillary versus Fred.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Humbleness is the key to prayer.

32 second summary of the first Republican presidential debate. Update in Fun & Games.

Resettling New Orleans: The first full picture from the census.

Conservatives slip up, whacked with major rod. Update in Fun & Games.

Sept. 12, 2007
Democrats see politics in Siegelman's jailing. NY Times calls Siegelman affair "a strange case."

Brookings Institution tracks recovery of New Orleans two years after Hurricane Katrina.

Appalachian State is 'hot, hot, hot.' Eat your heart out, Michigan. 

Sept. 11, 2007
Gov. Bob Riley variously angered, pleased or puzzled area Republicans with his endorsement of Randy McKinney over Trip Pittman in the Republican runoff election to fill the Baldwin County District 32 State Senate seat.

Track the flights of 9/11/2001.

Sept. 10, 2007
Baldwin County State Senate District 32 GOP runoff election between Randy McKinny and Trip Pittman: One last look.

Sept. 7, 2007
Randy McKinney, Trip Pittman charge full throttle toward finish line in Baldwin state Senate District 32 GOP runoff.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: "Can Vivian Figures win the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama?"

Peggy Noonan: Off to the Races -- Surprisingly, the Republican presidential campaign comes into focus.

Steve Flowers: There's something about those small town boys.

Shelby calls on Associated Press to correct story on GO-Zone funding in Tuscaloosa.

Sept. 6, 2007
The Massacre of Innocence: A stunning new book shows how elite culture made the Duke lacrosse rape hoax possible.

The Thompson Effect: No dominant candidate gives Thompson a chance if he can seize it.

Sept. 5, 2007
Quin Hillyer has a kind word for Sen. Craig.

Harper's on "The Inside Track to Contracts in Alabama." Meanwhile, the magazine continues to pound Justice Department, past, present and projected future.

Sept. 4, 2007
Annexation opponents file lawsuit. City fires back.

Sept. 1, 2007
Mr. Rodgers Goes To Dartmouth: A cautionary tale about a businessman who ventured back into the Ivory Tower.

Presidential Leapfrog: The nominating process gets curiouser and curiouser.

Faith and State: Five literary works that excel in their depiction of religion and politics.

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