REP. BEN CHANDLER'S FAMILY WAS IMPLICATED IN THE BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY
[See the September archive for background on the Bluegrass conspiracy.]
The first congressional hearing focusing on issues raised by last month's Comair crash is scheduled for this week. The House Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday....
Rep. JOHN MICA, R-Fla., is chairman of the subcommittee.... Rep. BEN CHANDLER, D-6th District, is on the panel and is expected to focus his questioning on air traffic controller staffing. He said last week that the crash raised serious questions about air safety.
Posted on Wed, Apr. 28, 2004:
'He knew all the high rollers'
By Jennifer Hewlett
HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER
Dan Chandler, described by friends as a great ambassador for Kentucky and a legend in the casino gambling industry, was found dead yesterday at his home in Versailles, apparently of complications from congestive heart failure. He was 70.... "He had a book full of telephone numbers to choke a horse," A.B. Chandler Jr. said. "He knew all the high rollers. That's one thing that kept him employed, because he knew all of them."
JOHN MICA, chairman of the subcommittee, and KATHERINE HARRIS
Mica, who was among those officials missing from Thursday's rally, called Harris "a dynamo" and a "great representative."
Not everyone backing Harris is so upbeat.
Rep. Mica has been a good friend to the oil companies. Astoundingly, Rep. Mica has even voted against cracking down on the oil and gas industries' price gouging. The GOP energy bill that Rep. Mica voted for gave billions to oil, gas and nuclear industries. The oil and gas industries have been good to Rep. Mica as well, putting $62,273 in Rep. Mica's campaign coffers. Rep. Mica has received $44,200 from the big drug interests.