|For August 7, 2002 "This is the most corrupt administration in Alabama history." - Vol. III No. III published every other Wednesday|
Dubose To Pursue Career Placing Tiny Classified Ads
Dubose was asked several times to explain how he expected to receive money from this new plan, but he was non-committal. "I expect people to feel good reading these ads. That is the primary goal of this project. If people also feel inspired to send money then I will have done them a service." But according to Dubose's own admission, these are going be 'tiny classified ads' and it is unclear whether or not there is room enough for Dubose to include his mailing address with each inspirational saying.
Bill Byrd Kia To Offer Title Pawn
Before now, Kia buyers lined up for services at dozens of mostly disreputable 'title pawn kings' that flourish in certain areas of the city. Bill Byrd will offer customers the same service, but with a trusted name and the added convenience of one stop buying and pawning. Bill Byrd is even keeping the title pawn service department open 24 hours since many customers are used to late night activities. Currently Bill Byrd is the only dealer offering this comprehensive purchasing and pawning plan, but other area dealers are said to have shown interest in the convenience for customers and the proven market for creative financing.
Giant Corporation Sues Siegelman
The Giant Corporation, whose parent company (Royal Ahold) has several stores in north Alabama, was on the defensive even before the debate was over. "We began receiving calls at our 24hr call center from irate voters threatening all sorts of action against us for keeping Alabama down for so long," said Giant Corporation president Grady Potenka. "Our call center has orders to contact me directly in case of emergency, and that's exactly what this was. Our legal department reviewed Governor Siegelman's allegations and decided to file suit immediately."
The Giant Corporation suit challenges statements made by Siegelman as "baseless slander and outright lies about the integrity of our company." "We have always paid our fair share of state income taxes. We don't hide the fact that we do business in Alabama, and we don't have any lobbyists working for us in Montgomery," said Potenka. "Why doesn't Siegelman talk about the auto industry in this state? I don't think they have paid one dime in income taxes." The Siegelman camp did not respond to interview requests for this article. However, a public statement reiterates Siegelman's unwavering support for the state's giant automobile industry.