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Davis hosts health care summit tonight

U.S. Representative Artur Davis

U.S. Representative (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Artur Davis is staying busy here in Birmingham today. At 2 p.m. he’ll be taking part in a press conference at HUD’s Birmingham Field Office in part to watch HUD Secretary Shaun present a grant award to the City of Birmingham and “…highlight the city’s innovative plans to create jobs and help low-income families with its Recovery Act funds.”

Congressman Davis will then host a health care summit at the Alys Stephens Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight. The folks over at Left in Alabama do a great job of describing the format and give you a glimpse of the opinions out there here in Alabama and nationwide while The Birmingham News gives us a look at Davis’ opinions about the issue.

Photo: Congressman Davis’ congressional website.

It’s official: we suck

At least, based on current area blog launches, we seem to suck at providing information about arts and culture and music. Two new sites have launched in the last week to fill the void that we’ve attempted to fill with Timetable since our inception – bham.fm is a new music blog that will cover local as well as not so local info while bhamsandwich.com will be covering the arts and culture scene. What about Timetable, or the new (but not yet fully functioning like we want it to) calendar, destinations (FYI – submit events here)?

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Follow-up: The Tory MEP “goof” aftermath

A few things have happened since we first posted about the error made by Tories representing Birmingham, England. The story for those not familiar with it is that representatives for England’s Second City launched a new website recently. The site included a skyline image… of Birmingham, AL.

We’ve learned that the site was up with the error for some time, at least since January 3 when this post first pointed out the error. UK bloggers have been enjoying pointing out the error, one that representatives are calling “a simple mistake”. What’s interesting to us is that it didn’t get fixed until about an hour after the British blogosphere exploded with posts about it (we luckily got ours up in that hour, just before the image was taken down).

Screenshot of Birmingham Sun articleThe Birmingham News’ account today covers most of the bases, but an interesting account comes from The Sun. We’ll let you comment on your thoughts…

Travelogue: So which Birmingham do the Tory MEPs really represent?

West Midlands Conservative Party website homepage

Screenshot of Tory MEPs website front page.

We do normally start our day out with John’s A Look Back column, (which will make an appearance around 8 a.m. today) but we figured we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to point out something from “across the pond.”

We can thank Tom Watson for pointing out this error on this regional site for the English conservative party.

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