Category Archives: Election ’07

Election ’07: Cooper drops Birmingham mayoral challenge

We figured you’d already heard, but here’s how The Birmingham News and NBC13 covered this morning’s press conference. Cooper had been planning to file an appeal of an earlier decision involving his challenge to the results of the October mayoral election.

Election ’07: The Cooper contest continues

From the “just when we thought we’d be able to retire the category” file: it appears that former mayoral candidate Patrick Cooper has not given up his challenge of the results of the 2007 mayoral election. The judge in the case has paved the way for a possible mid-January presentation of the case to the Alabama Supreme Court yesterday according to reports from The Birmingham News.

It appears that Mr. Cooper in Virginia will have to wait just a little bit longer to regain his #1 spot in Google searches.

The First 100: Cooper challenge dismissed

The final legal hurdle surrounding the 2007 mayoral election has been cleared as Judge Alvin Horn dismissed the election challenge filed by second place finisher Patrick Cooper to Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s October 9 victory.

The Birmingham News’ breaking news blog has linked to a copy of the judge’s decision.

Election ’07: It’s going to be a while

At least until Monday according to the Birmingham News breaking news blog. That will be the earliest that the judge hearing arguments about whether or not Larry Langford gets to serve his term or not will be able to make a decision. Check out the post for more information.

I figured it was high time to share my thoughts on yesterday’s inauguration and recent events. The first of what will become a more regularly scheduled posting over on my Birmingham. Today’s ramble stems from one simple gesture made at yesterday’s inauguration.

Sights (and sounds) from Inauguration Day

Just in case you missed the streaming video earlier today, here’s the view of the crowd:

Inauguration Day @ Boutwell Auditorium

Photo credit: André  Natta

And here’s the part that mattered most today:

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Video: The Birmingham News/

Election ’07: Watch the mayoral inauguration online

Larry LangfordThose of you that don’t want to fight the crowds at Boutwell Auditorium to see Larry Langford take the oath of office only need to queue up the video on or to watch. The fun starts at 12 p.m. local time.

Both television stations are planning to do a live stream of the ceremonies this morning. There will also be a community celebration for the new mayor beginning after the ceremonies are scheduled to end, approximately 1:30 p.m. also in the area around the Boutwell Auditorium (so at least try and come on out for that).

Those that want to know outgoing mayor Bernard Kincaid’s thoughts about his eight years in office and his plans for the future should just head on over to the Fox 6 site, where an interview conducted by Janice Rogers resides.

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8photo

Another four years for Miss. governor

This is only interesting due to the large border we share with Mississippi. Haley Barbour won re-election Tuesday. The Republican counts his Katrina recovery efforts and landing the state its second car manufacturer as reasons enough to leave him in office.

At least we’re not fighting this neighbor for water.