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2010 Montclair Run results are in

2010 Montclair Run logoThere were apparently many who enjoyed the warm weather on Thanksgiving Day morning and ventured over to Montclair Road to take part in the 34th annual Sam Lapidus Montclair Run. It’s a safe guess since it’s been one of the most searched for terms leading folks to the site in recent days. It only makes sense then to post the link to the official results as shared over on OnlineRaceResults.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Childhood Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Hospital and the fitness program at the Levite Jewish Community Center.

We’ve also taken the liberty of creating a PDF of the results so there’s a permanent record somewhere in town. By the way, we haven’t tested it yet, but we’re assuming that you can still “Sleep in for Sam” and make a donation to the research fund.


Election Night coverage galore (elsewhere)

election signIf you couldn’t tell, today’s Alabama’s statewide primary elections. Jefferson County is also holding a special election to fill the rest of Birmingham mayor William Bell’s Jefferson County Commission District 1 seat.

Politics is a pasttime in Alabama so of course there are plenty of outlets reporting on the returns.

NBC 13 is providing results using their graphics package they’ve created for tonight’s television broadcast while ABC 33/40Fox 6, and CBS 42 are providing results using periodic updates of dedicated pages for each race.

Wade on Birmingham is providing a one-stop (one-page) results page while Second Front and AL.com are providing opportunities for a live chat to take place while they report returns.

Bell wins Birmingham mayoral runoff, serves until 2011

With 99% of the precincts reporting, William A. Bell, Sr. has been elected to serve out the remainder of Larry Langford‘s term as mayor of Birmingham, AL. Unofficial results show that approximately 41% of registered voters took part in the election to choose the chief executive for the state’s largest city (compared to 23% in the general election in December).

Mr. Bell received 53.57% (25,354) while attorney Patrick Cooper received 46.4% (21,979) of the total vote.

The election is scheduled to be certified on January 26 at 12 p.m. with provisional ballots to be counted at that time.

Mayorpalooza ends tonight!

Bell vs. Cooper Bob Farley/f8PhotoMany people are rejoicing in the fact that the journey to the special election to serve out the remainder of former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford ends tonight – though the reasons for that relief vary depending on who you talk to.

There’s bound to be endless coverage of the election results across Birmingham virtual landscape but the City of Birmingham will be posting the election results on their website starting at 7:15 p.m. tonight. You could also check out the results from various sources, including Fox 6AL.com and Wade on Birmingham.

Of course, I have my own opinions about today’s vote, but I did vote this afternoon. I hope that you did too. We’ll post a photo of the winner after it’s been determined.

Birmingham drops down in “dangerous” list

While Birmingham still resides among the top ten most dangerous cities rankings compiled by CQ Press, it has moved down the list. After spending two years at #6, Alabama’s largest city dropped two spaces to #8. The annual list is quite controversial to the point where even the folks who provide the data on which the results are based, the FBI, don’t necessarily agree with it – take a look at how the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covers it for instance (they finished 4th BTW).

Thanks for showing your love for Birmingham’s hub

Most times you don’t get too excited when you place second in anything but …

This morning the results are out for this year’s Birmingham’s Best readers poll. We’re proud to say that we finished second in the best website category. We want to say thank you to everyone that took the time to vote for us last week!  Considering that we’re only 1½ years old and the competition we were facing was pretty stiff, we’re excited and humbled by the support that you showed us.

There’s still a lot more that we want to do this year. We hope that you’ll continue to support us and consider joining this motley crew of bloggers, photographers and casual onlookers as we do our best to serve you.

Thanks again!