Richard Shelby http://apr.org en Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-opposed-syria-resolution <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.</p><p>The senator announced his position Tuesday after attending a Senate Republican Conference lunch with President Barack Obama.</p><p>Shelby says the president failed to articulate a compelling American interest in Syria's civil war. He also says the president failed to explain what he intends to achieve, or how he intends to achieve it.</p><p>Shelby said "I will vote against President Obama's plan because it appears that he does not really have one."</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:03:53 +0000 The Associated Press 37633 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution A Centennial Celebration of the Bright Star Restaurant http://apr.org/post/centennial-celebration-bright-star-restaurant <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535102d5cc040-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535102d5cc040-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535102d5cc040-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-637318.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Greeks are famous for choosing self-employment over working for others. That is a commonplace. There's more money and freedom in owning your own business, however humble, and being the boss. In any case, these Greeks took a look at the coal mines, where miners were killed in ceiling collapses and explosions, and at the foundries, where workers slaved away in the summer near furnaces in unimaginable heat, and "discovered they were better suited for the restaurant and food service industries."</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:56:00 +0000 Don Noble 1586 at http://apr.org A Centennial Celebration of the Bright Star Restaurant