It’s Wednesday, time to climb the proverbial hump again…
Weather: Dry, for the moment. For the first time in a long time, there’s no real chance of any showers or storms popping up today. Highs will reach 90, with the nighttime low near 68. Scattered storms return on Thursday, becoming more numerous Friday.
The alley stays. After receiving advice from the city attorney to maintain the status quo, the Kimberly City Council voted Tuesday night to deny a request by Kimberly Church of God to vacate a strip of grass between their current and proposed parking lots. The strip off Jefferson Street is officially an alley, though it hasn’t been used as such for many years. The move was just what Leslie and Tim Armstrong wanted to hear; they opposed the church’s request on the grounds that it would cut off access from Stouts Road to their house.
Commission meeting gets crazy. A meeting in which the Jefferson County Commission was to consider shutting down inpatient care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital was recessed after demonstrators disrupted the proceedings. Supporters of the indigent-care hospital shouted down the commission, and promised to return and continue until the decision is reconsidered. Three of the five commissioners want to close Cooper Green’s inpatient care to help cut the $10 million in annual funding from the bankrupt county.
Sports: Miles is mum. LSU football coach Les Miles met the media for the first time since Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was booted off his team. Miles would not speculate on the latest comments by “Honey Badger” that he might stay at the school as a student, and try to return to the team in 2013…. Baseball: Martin Pardo and Dan Uggla went long for the Braves, and Auburn grad Tim Hudson (12-4) gave up just two hits in 6⅓ innings as Atlanta shut out San Diego 6-0. The Braves are five games back of the Nationals in the National League East, but leading the wild-card standings.