Archive for July, 2004

July 28, 2004

Exxon-Mobil Corporation, the world’s largest oil conglomerate, could be the savior of our tragic state financial problems. The long running lawsuit that Alabama has against Exxon will probably finally be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court as the amount of money is the dispute is staggering.

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July 21, 2004

During the entire Regular Session of the Legislature, the general consensus was that the Governor intended to call the Legislators into a Special Session at the conclusion of the Session. Riley wisely changed his mind. He had been embarrassingly rebuked in his attempt to stop the Regular Session and intervene a Special Session inside the […]

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July 14, 2004

Bob Riley became Governor last January by being elected by the narrowest margin in Alabama gubernatorial history. Basically, it was a dead-even race between Riley the Republican and Don Siegleman the Democrat. This 2002 split decision in Alabama almost mirrored the 2000 national split decision between Bush and Gore. The Presidential Election this Fall may […]

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July 07, 2004

The most colorful Senator from Alabama may have been “Cotton Tom” Heflin who represented Alabama in the Senate in the 1920’s. Fifty years later his nephew, Howell Heflin, took that same seat in the Senate. Howell Heflin served 18 years with distinction. Unlike his uncle who was a renowned racist, Howell Heflin was considered a […]

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