My post today is intended to serve as a summary of my activities during the week concerning our local elections and to provide you with information both previously posted and unposted. This year all City Council positions are challenged as well as the Mayor’s Office. None of the candidates during the last election had anyone running against them – they were elected and appointed with no opposition.
David Baker Interview
July 22 2016
I asked Mayoral candidate, David Baker, to meet with me at a local eating joint for an interview. He accepted and we talked for twenty-five minutes about various topics of interest to me personally and to others I have talked to in the Semmes area. The bullets below are paraphrased and exist only to give you a general idea of what we talked about. I encourage you to listen to the interview online – a link is at the end of the article, or download to listen to at your convenience.
(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers. Even if you don’t have kids in school, the end of summer and the beginning of fall is a great time to reassess, realign, hit the restart button and make resolutions that will help carry your family smoothly through until next summer – or at least until the holidays. Here are some tips from parents about resolutions they’ve made for the coming school year:
Learn to love mornings
My Life and Kids blogger Anna Luther said she used to hate mornings.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 11:45 AM PDT
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On June 28, 2016, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office worked jointly with an Alabama Law Enforcement Agent-Alcohol Division in an attempt to locate businesses in Northern Mobile County that were selling alcoholic beverages to underage minors. In the operation a minor certified through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was sent into nineteen stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. During the detail the following store sold alcohol to the underage minor:
Clark Exxon, 6300 Lott Rd. Semmes, Al. The following eighteen stores complied with Alabama State Law in not selling alcohol to the underage minor:
Russian hackers are now being suspected of releasing the Democratic National Committee emails. Over the weekend, WikiLeaks published emails from the DNC, but did not identify its source. Now, a number of academic think tanks in Washington, D.C., are claiming it may be the work of Russian cyber criminals. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, believes the hackers are looking to help Donald Trump win the election. On Sunday, it was announced that Wasserman Schultz would act as an honorary chair of Clinton’s 50-state program to elect Democrats nationwide.
MOBILE, Ala., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kitchen on George is pleased to announce the recent hire of Executive Chef Bryan M. Cates. Most recently Cates served as executive chef at Bellini’s Ristorante and Bar in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to that, Cates was executive chef at Basico in Charleston, S.C. Additionally, Cates gleaned valuable experience at the nationally acclaimed Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham where he served as line cook under Executive Chef and founder Chris Hastings.
Ben Carson took the stage, opening by declaring that he hates “political correctness.” In a speech that was widely assumed to go off-prompter, Carson suggested that Clinton, “acknowledges Lucifer.” (The argument goes like this: When she was in college, Clinton considered socialist writer Saul Alinsky a mentor. Alinsky dedicated his book, “Rules for Radicals,” to Lucifer.)
Carson further made the case that Clinton, and other secular progressives, would “take God out of our lives,” and thus “the blessings of this nation.”
The Hollywood Reporter called the speech “bizarre,” as did Vanity Fair. Fox News pundit Dana Perino praised the speech, saying Carson “had some of the best lines, some of the best energy, a great tone,” though she did add that the Lucifer remarks were “maybe a little bit of a step too far.”
TAMPA, Fla., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Melting Pot(®) Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today the return of its Mobile, Alabama location at 840 Montlimar Drive. This new company-operated restaurant location will create 65 new jobs for the area. The restaurant opens its doors to the public on Monday, July 25 and will feature the new limited-time Fondue Across America menu for guests to enjoy through Labor Day.