I have recently read in the New York Times that the percentage of trade fiction purchased by males has dropped from thirty-three to about twenty percent. Gentlemen: if you are going to read one new novel in 2004, let it be this one. You won't be sorry.
Undated – The Memorial Day holiday is the traditional beginning of the summer vacation season. The beach, of course, is a popular summer destination. The Associated Press has compiled a list of pet peeves expressed by beach vacationers. Smoking, feeding seagulls and kicking sand onto other people have made the top of the list. Beachgoers say litter and left-over food also are among their primary annoyances. Large umbrellas, errant Frisbees and shaking sand out of towels also made the list of complaints.
Birmingham, AL – A former Alabama Governor is among three people who face an 8-count federal indictment on charges of fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors say Don Siegelman was part of a scheme to undermine the state's competitive bid process.
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, his former chief of staff Paul Hamrick and Tuscaloosa physician Phillip Bobo face an 8-count indictment after being accused of undermining the state's bid process for Alabama's Maternity Care Program.