The link yesterday to the story about the 4 suspects in the murderof the young woman whose body was found off of Morgan Road in Bessemer linked to the wrong story. Here is the correct link: Violent Suspects
As long as we are on the subject, there has been progress made in the murder investigation of the 14 year old boy who was attending a birthday party on Dartmouth a few nights ago. Rolando Williamson of Lipscomb has been arrested for the murder of Joshua Hughes. Arrest made
And the "body" I wrote about is still by the side of the road, I guess the police and/or street department are not too concerned.
Senator Chris Dodd, Democratic Presidential candidate spoke before a capacity crowd last night at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, in an event sponsored by Over the Mountain Democrats. Although a long shot to win the nomination, but a sure shot to win the presidency if he does get the nod (any Democrat should win, unless they really screw things up over the next few months), it was certainly refreshing to see and hear in person one of our nation's leaders who understands the war (that it is a civil war and we must disengage from the conflict over the next few months as there is no military solution.) "There has not been one from the beginning...There is not an army big enough or a treasury deep enough to do this," he said.
"I think we would all agree that the stakes for our country, at least in our lifetime, have never been higher" Dodd spoke about health care, the environment, energy, and education and offered suggestions and solutions to the numerous issues facing our country in those areas. He would be a good candidate to challenge the republican nominee, whoever that might be. (Ron Paul?) Check out Dodd's creds at:
Chris Dodd for President
Sometimes a small news item just really strikes me as really worthwhile, and this one did. Coca-Cola has announced that it is funding a $20 million river conservation project to protect seven major rivers worldwide including the Danube in Europe, the Yangtze and Mekong in Asia, coastal East African basins from Somolia to South Africa, the Mesoamerican Reef in Latin America, the Rio Grande/ Rio Brave in North America and the Cahaba River in Alabama!
The press releases actually say "the rivers and streams of the southeastern United States" but the Cahaba is mentioned on the sites of the organizations involved.
To have our little bio-diverse river garner such international recognition (the announcement came from Bejing, China) is exciting. This came about because last year the Cahaba River Socity took Coke executives on a canoe trip organized by the World Wildlife Foundation, and the announcment came at the WWF annual meeting in Bejing.
Coke uses 76 billion gallons of water each year to produce its drinks. They want to "return every, every drop we use back to nature," Coke CEO E. Neville Isdell said at the news conference.
I've always preferred coke over Pepsi, and this is just one more reason.
Cahaba River Society (Strange, there is nothing on their site about this as of this posting)
Coke Press Release