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Beachgoers urged to stay out of Alabama coastal waters
The Associated Press ^ | June 04, 2010 | The Associated Press

Posted on 06/05/2010 6:32:15 AM PDT by SonnyBubba

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- State health officials warned beachgoers to stay out of Alabama's coastal waters Friday as reddish brown gobs of oil washed ashore for the first time, prompting a ban on fishing as well.

The announcement by State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson, along with the scent of oil hanging in the air along the shore, cast a pall over the summer tourist season.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: economy; oilspill
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1 posted on 06/05/2010 6:32:15 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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Keeping the people of Alabama informed!

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2 posted on 06/05/2010 6:35:17 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SonnyBubba

I belive that every bit of this could have been prevented from reaching the shore....and the blame lies with Obama and tying the hands of the states.


3 posted on 06/05/2010 6:37:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: SonnyBubba

comrade obozo’s fault.


4 posted on 06/05/2010 6:39:17 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: del4hope

globs of oil...


5 posted on 06/05/2010 6:40:47 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: SonnyBubba

Following Ixtoc, my children grew up thinking oil on the beach was normal, they survived, as will everyone else.


6 posted on 06/05/2010 6:42:41 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: LadyPilgrim

“Globs” is a term that would better describe grease than oil.


7 posted on 06/05/2010 6:43:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: SonnyBubba

Will oil water improve my surfing?


8 posted on 06/05/2010 6:48:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SonnyBubba
....cast a pall over the summer tourist season.

You mean killed the tourist season. Who would go there?

9 posted on 06/05/2010 6:55:40 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Prolly, at least that’s puttin’ a good spin on it!


10 posted on 06/05/2010 6:56:22 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: SouthTexas

I remember going to Port Aransas a couple of summers around that time and the tar balls on the beach. We survived.


11 posted on 06/05/2010 6:57:14 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Let this nightmare of Nov. 4, 2008 be over ASAP.)
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To: SonnyBubba

One of my daughters friends had to cancel her band trip, forfeited 600.00 bucks, to go to a dance competition . . . missed out on it, no refunds, due to flooding in Nashville that weekend since it was at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel . . . now they have reservations for a condo at Gulf Shores in early half of July. Three strikes, poor kid, family will be out money for all three events.


12 posted on 06/05/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Let this nightmare of Nov. 4, 2008 be over ASAP.)
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To: SonnyBubba

We fueled up on I-10 about six miles from Mobile Bay yesterday and the smell was that far inland.


13 posted on 06/05/2010 7:02:34 AM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Sacajaweau

Contrast this with Bush repeatedly call N.O. mayor and offering federal assistance and being denied. Obviously wanting to be a victim rather than let Bush mitigate the hardships of its citizens.


14 posted on 06/05/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: SouthTexas

Except the 11 men on the Rig. everyone seems to forget about them. Not me


15 posted on 06/05/2010 7:12:01 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: SonnyBubba

http://www.wimp.com/solutionoil/

Check out this link! These guys have figured out a way to clean up the oil spill! Just regular guys, not engineers. Any bets no one will try this?


16 posted on 06/05/2010 7:20:51 AM PDT by annelizly
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To: Qwackertoo

Lived in Corpus Christi at the time and the little marbles the one was laying with the other day are not the tar balls I remember.


17 posted on 06/05/2010 7:21:14 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: al baby

Nor I. Had to quit posting for a while with all the hype about the poor little birds.


18 posted on 06/05/2010 7:23:07 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: SonnyBubba

Guess Alabama beaches now resemble the University of Alabama’s football program and coach.


19 posted on 06/05/2010 7:25:55 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

:-) okay...I’ll take what you say...:-)

But when it’s mixed with sand, shells, and tiny bits of sea weed, it’s looks like a glob, just like grease.

Just so you’ll know...I wasn’t the first to use the word glob.....:-)

http://magblog.audubon.org/oil-spill-update-field-orange-globs-oil-wash-ashore-crown-jewel-audubon-sanctuary

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/warns-2067-syndication-fishing-ala.html

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Largest-Oil-Glob-Yet-Washes-up-in-Gulf-Shores/SHH6t0gpE0aFCFtWHXBVeA.cspx

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Idyllic+Alabama+beach+life+ruined/3106293/story.html


20 posted on 06/05/2010 7:31:59 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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