Daily Archives: September 21, 2006

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Bush to stop in Hoover to discuss his energy policy

Hoover. As in “Bush sucks”. It’s a fundraiser, of course, for Riley. Unlike other politicians, Riley is willing to be seen in public with the President.

Welcome to 2006, Vestavia!

Vestavia Hills desegregation plan gets fierce response

Yes, desegregation. Fifty years after the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

There’s a desegregation court order in place that requires the Vestavia school system to offer enrollment to students who are zoned for Birmingham schools. They’re supposed to have 25 percent black enrollment; they’ve never gotten close and are currently at 7 percent. This has been such a rousing success that Vestavia now wants to be removed from the order. Shelia Smoot is not happy.