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The Political Round-Up: Ex-prez here and there for Hillary; Bay Keeper eyes muddy waters; Money, money, who gets the money?; Around downtown; Early birds & Eager beavers; Let's have a debate; Popping Palin.
At 11 a.m. today, Gov. Bob Riley and Mayor Sam Jones join with representatives from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition to help Ford’s Fuels celebrate the opening of the first two E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel stations in Mobile. The openings provide new locations for the 7,000 Mobile-area flexible-fuel vehicle owners to fill up their tanks with E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) and the many diesel owners to fill up with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum).
To help promote the opening, Ford’s Fuels is offering their E85 ethanol for 85 cents for an hour from 11 a.m.-12 noon, selling at $2.85 the rest of the day.
Taking on the Times: The hedge fund fortune that's threatening the newspaper of record comes from a most unlikely place. A look at the elusive Alabama family behind the shareholder assault on the New York Times Co.
Steve Flowers: McCain/Obama aside, a Democratic tsunami ahead in congressional and senate races.
Sept. 24, 2008
The Political Round-Up: A game is just a game, but a classic is gonna cost you; Blacksher Hall reception; Red Mass;
The short but eventful life of Ike. Photos tell it all about the huge storm which drove high water in Mobile Bay over the roadway, about 400 miles away from Ike's eye. Beau Rivage Casino in Mississippi had a foot of water inside despite being built more than 10-15 feet or more above sea level.
Sept. 18, 2008
Steve Flowers: Spencer Bachus would be Alabama's political strongman in a McCain administration.
Chevy Chase objects to Sarah Palin: 'I want this woman decimated. This woman is, I can't believe there hasn't been more about it. ... It's just unbelievable to me this woman is actually running for vice president.'
Sept. 15, 2008
Pete Riehm: Mainstream media perform disservice to Democrats.
The Political Round-Up: TK, Alabama Power BFF; Drawing the line; Dollars factor; Hilltop burglaries; School's out; Generation Obama Mobile; Bye bye Biden?
Jefferson County commissioners reject creditors' proposal to tap taxes for sewer debt.
Jonah Goldberg: Did Joe Biden fix Barack Obama's problem with Catholics? Did Sarah Palin, the lipsticked pit bull, peel off Hillaryites from the Democratic fold? And who is speaking for the indispensable left-handed Samoans living on fixed incomes in the increasingly gay suburbs around Cleveland?