Alabama: George's Asphalt Jungle

George Wallace's third-party quest for the presidency has captured so many hearts and spleens that by last week he was already on the November ballot in 16 states. Yet a briar patch was growing in his own home state. His reputation is built not only on the sands of segregation but on a claim of bedrock honesty as well. "The books are always open," he liked to brag about his days as Alabama Governor. Now an angry Alabamian has opened the books in federal court.

The brush of scandal is tarring Wallace cronies with a charge that asphalt to patch Alabama...

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