Barbours to lead Jan. bash for Bush
Link - At least 500 Mississippians led by Gov. Haley Barbour and his wife, Marsha, plan to travel to Washington for President Bush's second inauguration Jan. 20 and related festivities, including eight evening balls. Republican Party leaders say the number, not including the bands, should top the 350 Mississippians who attended the Republican National Convention in New York City earlier this year and will exceed the number that attended Bush's first inauguration.
B.B. King, an Indianola native, will headline the Mississippi party at the Dream nightclub in Washington the evening of Jan. 18 . Tickets cost $200 each. Also, Mississippi will team with states like Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arkansas at the Constitution Ball at the Washington Hilton the evening of Jan. 20. For details, call Mississippi GOP headquarters at (601) 948-5191.