Tuesday, November 29, 2005

GMAC Bowl News


GMAC Bowl President Jerry Silverstein announced today that the University of Toledo Rockets have accepted an invitation to participate in the 7th Annual GMAC Bowl. The Rockets will play a yet to be named team from Conference USA on December 21, 2005 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

“We are excited to have Toledo coming to the GMAC Bowl for the first time. Toledo will bring an explosive offense to Mobile, which is something the fans here in Mobile have become accustomed to,” GMAC Bowl President Jerry Silverstein said. “Toledo has been very dominate in the MAC and we are lucky to have them.”

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Monday, November 28, 2005

No Plans for New Orleans krewe in Mobile

No plans for New Orleans krewes in Mobile
Crescent City will have a shortened season, but most societies have say they will be able to parade
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Staff Reporter
New Orleans' Mardi Gras season will likely be shortened to six days, but local Carnival organizers said there are no confirmed reports that Crescent City societies will bring their parades to Mobile.

Arthur Hardy, publisher of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Guide and a member of the Mayor's Mardi Gras Advisory Committee, said preliminary plans are to reduce the city's parade schedule from 12 days to six. A final decision, which will come from Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley, is scheduled to be made at a Nov. 21 meeting, Hardy said.

Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 28. Next year will mark New Orleans' 150th year of the celebration.

Come Home to Mama!!

Mobile - The "Mother of Mystics," may host some New Orleans

(MOBILE, Ala.) November 10 -- The Mardi Gras celebration you’ve known for years in Mobile could be a lot different in 2006. That’s because officials have announced New Orleans Mardi Gras season will be shortened considerably. The upcoming parade season will last only six days, as that city recovers from Hurricane Katrina.

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Christmas Tree Lighting

On Friday we had the official Christmas tree lighting downtown in Bienville Square. There were lots of booths selling things from food to hot spiced apple wine. There were many different acts that sang Christmas Carols Santa Claus was there and our new mayor Sam Jones light the tree for the first time. It was a lot of fun. I wish I could have taken more pictures but it was dark and I need a big flash for my camera. Maybe I will get one for Christmas.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Veteran's Day Parade

We had our annual Veteran's Day Parade yesterday. I work 1/2 block from the parade route so when I heard the beating of the drums I headed down the street to watch the parade.