Monday, December 01, 2008

Wow. Birmingham News Today

Birmingham mayor arrested.

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was arrested this morning on federal charges and is being held at the federal courthouse, the FBI and other federal officials confirm.

UPDATE:  This is national news.  Saw it on the Drudge Report.  Click picture to go to Drudge.

UAB probably will build steam plant . . . at 85 or 95 million.
UAB is still weighing options for building a new $85 million to $95 million steam system to replace one Alabama Power is closing, according to university officials.
The school is debating whether to construct its own steam plant internally or outsource the project, according to Brooks Baker, associate vice president for facilities for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He recently updated the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on the project, and said the school plans to come back to the board in February with a concrete proposal.
The exact budget has yet to be determined, he said, but estimates put the cost of building a new plant and constructing new underground lines around $90 million.
UAB depends on steam for heating, hot water and sterilization in its hospital buildings and laboratories.


Whitney said...

Ah, just in time for the holiday season...Merry Christmas, "Mayor" Langford.

Chris R. said...

He's still Mayor until he's convicted. $20 says he'll find some way out of it.

Anonymous said...

$20 more dollars says the same idiots that elected him will back him... hopefully he'll get convicted and someone with good sense will be able to get into office, and maybe start doing some good for Birmingham... hopefully