HEY, BUDDY BUIE!
You need to at least try to listen to Tiger Jack tomorrow morning.
His show is on TBC from 9 until 12.
He'll also be interviewed on the show with you & Wally & Dave on Wednesday morning.
The computer feed is from al.com and you need RealOneplayer. Maybe it'll work. Please try!
Friday, March 10, 2006 3:25 PM
Re: Gloria Colita
Thanks for the reply.I'm trying to get info and pictures of what happened to the Gloria C. after she was found for a new maritime museum in Bequia where she was built.
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From: robert register
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:16 PM
Subject: RE: Gloria Colita
Sorry that I'm not gonna help you that much but I appreciate you finding my blog.
That post was in my early days of blogging when I studied the maritime history of Mobile each day. I did not paste the site address where I copied that stuff so I'm no help.
I believe it was located on a site that examined mysterious abandoned ships found on the high seas.
Hey, if you find out anything, let me know.
Robert Register http://myspace.com/robertoreg
From: "Carlton Schultz"
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 17:22:54 -0600
I am trying to get info and pictures on this vessel. I could not get the pictures to come up from your website.
Do you know what happened to her after she arrived there?
MOORE RALLIES FOES OF EMINENT DOMAIN!!!!
Council says it will revise plan and won’t sell land to private developers
By Stephanie Taylor http://tuscaloosanews.com
March 10. 2006
About 150 people stood in the shadow of Tuscaloosa City Hall as storms approached Thursday afternoon to hear gubernatorial candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speak out against government use of eminent domain.
The rally was held to oppose Tuscaloosa’s urban renewal plan that calls for the city to purchase private property and resell it to private developers.
But just hours later, the council passed a resolution saying the city will not do that, and that the plan will be revised.
“We want to make our position clear to the citizens of Tuscaloosa that the council won’t take private property for private development," Mayor Walt Maddox said.
Council members expect a state law to pass within the month that would prohibit the use of eminent domain for any purpose other than public use.
Organizers of the rally were aware of the city’s plans to take a stance against eminent domain, but decided to go forward with the rally anyway.
Several people either affected by eminent domain or who opposed it spoke, with Moore concluding the hour-long rally.
Moore said that the current state law addressing eminent domain is weak because it allows it when an area has been determined “blighted." He said the state needs a constitutional amendment that does not provide an exception for blighted properties, urban renewal projects and contains an explicit definition of “public use."
“The city’s plan should be condemned," he said. “It’s blighted. Government is not there to give you rights, government is there to secure those rights. As the Declaration of Independence says, any government that does not do that should be abolished."
Tuscaloosa’s $80 million downtown urban renewal plan calls for private development on about three blocks of current private property.
The city had plans to buy property on those blocks and resell it to developers who would build offices, retail stores and town homes. Though not as strong as an ordinance, the resolution establishes a policy for the council to follow.
Its good to get our intentions on the record, said Councilman Lee Garrison.
“There is about to be a state law, and there are other forces around the country that make us think this is the best route to go ourselves."
City Attorney Bob Ennis said that matters of internal policy, such as the one passed Thursday, are passed as resolutions. Matters such as speed limits or permanent laws are passed as ordinances.
Alliance For Citizens Rights, a property rights advocacy group, organized the rally.
People crowded on the sidewalk in front of Tuscaloosa Furniture, a business that has been family-owned since the late 1930s and sits on a block that the renewal plan had slated for private office and retail space. Cars and SUVs with out-of-county license tags and Moore bumper stickers surrounded the block.
Children held signs reading “Do You Want a Revolution?" and “No to Tuscaloosa’s Nobility" while adults nodded their heads and shouted, “Hear, hear!"
City attorneys and planners who have worked for years on the downtown urban renewal plan watched from the City Hall parking lot.
Lieutenant governor candidate Mo Brooks, a conservative Republican, said the state law allowing eminent domain in the case of blight is flawed to the point of being moot.
“The definition of blight is so large, it is a loophole that swallows the law," Brooks said.“This is a dog and pony show, where [government] acts like they’re doing the right thing, but they’re doing the wrong thing," he said.
“Our forefathers fought a war, and that war was over property rights."
Tuscaloosa resident Robert Register took off work Thursday to attend the rally. He said that he is a good friend of Andy Lavender, owner of A & L Garage, whose property will be used for a plaza as part of the federal courthouse project.
“They’ve been treated with complete disrespect," he said.
“I see a whole lot of arrogance in this little palace behind me," he said, gesturing at City Hall.
Organizers asked speakers who were political candidates to not use the speaking opportunity to campaign.Moore had planned to hold a press conference after the rally, but most members of the media had filtered out by then.
Reach Stephanie Taylor at email@example.com or (205) 722-0210.