Creed - one's not an angel
WRAX Hasn't Played That Creed Song In Like Ten Minutes
Local teenager and Alternative music scenester Josh Parker has been waiting like ten minutes for
the X to play that Creed song. According to Parker, "they always play that Creed song around 3PM and if not they play
that other one." In fact research shows that it has never been more than ten minutes between Creed songs on WRAX
107.7 FM. "I can't believe I've been waiting like ten minutes for that song. I have to
be at work in like five minutes," said Parker. Parker works at the local Taco Bell where he gives his friends
'discounts' when they come through the drive-thru. If the X doesn't get around to playing
that Creed song like soon, it looks like Parker will be late for his job again.
Parker missed the first half of his shift last Monday while waiting for the X to play that Jars of Clay Song that he specifically requested.
This was apparently during an all request hour in which Jars of Clay was not already scheduled to play.
He waited like three hours before they finally played it in the normal rotation. Later when discussing it with co-workers he was
like "I can't believe they took three hours to play my freaking request." This kind of infrequent
Creed playing is unusual given the fact that the X is facing stiff competition from upstart Reality
radio 101.1 FM.
Former Mayor Arrington
Richard Arrington to Open Title Pawn Shop in North Birmingham
Construction work began today in North Birmingham as part of Former Mayor Richard Arrington's
plan to revitalize the North Birmingham community. Civic leaders plan to purchase and remodel
several abandoned buildings in the North Birmingham commercial district. The revitalization
effort is being funded by Richard Arrington Enterprises in conjunction with a generous grant
from the Creflo Dollar foundation. Speaking to reporters this morning outside the North
Birmingham Piggly Wiggly, Arrington read the following statement: "Due to white flight, many
businesses have left North Birmingham, forcing residents here to travel elsewhere in order to
purchase desperately needed goods and services. We want to remedy that situation by providing
this community with the same quality service which I provided as mayor to the to City of
Birmingham. People treat the poor as if they are incapable of making intelligent decisions. I
think that's an outrage. I for one am willing to stake a claim in this community."
of Arrington's urban renewal project is scheduled to open in November. King Richard's Quik Gun,
Gold, and Title Pawn with Payday Loan Center will be almost as large as a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
When asked whether he had any future plans for expansion Arrington replied, "Oh yes, we envision
a King Richard's Rental Furniture, King Richard's Check Cashing and perhaps even King Richard's
Plasma Center." When asked about gambling the mayor angrily replied, "Absolutely not. that would take
advantage of the weak and under-educated. Let me stress this, we're about caring. Our goal is to
have these businesses become the new focus of community life here. In the past a woman wouldn't
think twice about taking her children to a church, a library, or even the park. We want young mothers to
feel just as comfortable bringing their children to any of these fine new establishments. For
too long there has been a horrible lack of strong male role models in the black community,
that's why every one of our locations will be staffed by an off-season Steel Dog equipped with
When asked about a possible increase in domestic violence and alcoholism, Dr. Arrington
had this to say, "Those are tragic but inevitable consequences of the services
that we provide. That's why I will be forming my own private North Birmingham police force, to
protect the security of the residents of this community and to ensure that their loans are
repaid on time. But don't worry," said the former mayor with a smile, "I will be well protected."
Driver Encounters Three Other SUV's at Four Way Stop
Crestline resident David Fine found himself in a rare situation Monday as he was leaving
his home on Euclid Avenue. "As I drove my M-Class up to the intersection at Dunston Ave. I didn't notice
anything strange at first. When I reached the stop sign and began to stare down each driver
in turn is when I noticed the phenomenon." That previously undocumented phenomenon is the
simultaneous convergence of four sport utility vehicles at the same four way stop. The interns at the 'Hamster checked with both local and state authorities
and were unable to turn up documentation of any other occurrences of this kind. A routine check of FBI computers
did turn up a case involving two VW Buses and a VW Thing, but no other four SUV encounters.
When asked for an explanation as to why this may have happened in Mountain Brook, police chief
Mike Coppage could only speculate. "It could be the high number of stop signs we have in this
city. Or it could be that the car to SUV ratio has declined in recent years. It is more likely
a combination of factors that we are not yet totally familiar with."
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